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It's the Weekend!

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On Saturday, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie perform at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall.

Today, the Royal Bleau Semi-Annual Fashion Show is at 7 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at Rose E. McCoy Auditorium and features Tahiry from VH1's "Love and Hip Hop." Benefits Girl Power Unlimited. $10, $20 VIP (after-party access at Dreamz Jxn); call 601-750-2872. The Metro Male Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol St.). Proceeds benefit DiverseCity Diner, an initiative of Working Together Jackson. $20, $5 students with ID; call 601-354-1535. Southern Songwriters Night with Lisa Mills, Grayson Capps and Cary Hudson is at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall. For ages 18 and up. $8 in advance, $10 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, the Have-A-Heart Pancake Breakfast and Blood Drive is from 8-11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive). Benefits local charities; donate blood to receive a free breakfast. $10, $5 ages 12 and under; find Rotary Club of North Jackson on Facebook. The Make A Difference 5K is at 8:30 a.m. at Woodlands Office Park (800 Woodlands Parkway, Ridgeland). Proceeds benefit Friends of Children's Hospital. $20 in advance, $25 race day; fun run: $10 in advance, $15 race day; call 601-984-5273. The Cupid Shuffle 5K is at 9 a.m. at Belhaven University (1500 Peachtree St.). Registration required. $25, $15 Belhaven employees, $10 Belhaven students; belhaven.edu. The Malaco Artist Retreat Showcase at Stronger Hope Baptist Church (223 Beasley Road) includes a seminar from 9 a.m.-noon and performances at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-982-4522, ext. 206; malacoshowcase.com. The Mississippi Pulp Con kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.); includes workshops, a costume contest and the MissiHIPPY Black Hearts Ball at 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; mspulpcon.com. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie perform at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. $15 and up; call 601-960-1565. AJC and the Envelope Pushers perform at 9 p.m. at Mediterranean Fish and Grill. $8. Alcorn and JSU compete at the SWAC Spoken Word Championship at 10 p.m. at Suite 106. $5; call 601-720-4640. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, the Jackson Irish Dancers' Mostly Monthly Ceili is from 2-5 p.m. at Fenian's. Free, donations welcome; call 601-592-9914; email [email protected] Sean Nos Dancing Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. ($15, $10 members; call 601-720-5034). Also, be sure to take some time to support a local restaurant such as Bon Ami, Two Sisters Kitchen, Julep, Cool Al's, or Cerami's. If you want more dining options, see JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide.

On Monday, the Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre presents "A Decent Proposal" at 6 p.m. at Anjou (361 Township Ave. Ridgeland). Seating limited; RSVP. $49; call 601-937-1752; more shows at thedetectives.biz.

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