Today, Amos Brewer performs Fridays at The Penguin from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The exhibit "Dinosaurs: Big, Bad, Bold and Back" is up through Jan. 6 at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The exhibit has more than 20 robotic dinosaurs, a rubbing station and a fossil dig site. $6, $5 seniors, $4 ages 3-18, children under 3 and members free; call 601-576-6000; msnaturalscience.org. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi's annual Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half Marathon kicks off at 7 a.m. in downtown Jackson. Registrations are sold out for the marathon, but children can still register for the kids' race for $10, and spectators can watch for free. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Mississippi Blues Commission. Visit msbluesmarathon.com. The BankPlus Racing Vehicle Extravaganza is from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). See more than 160 racing, custom and performance vehicles including the "Casper" monster truck and the "Split Personality" 1963 Corvette. Meet NASCAR champion Bobby Allison and Spongebob Squarepants. Continues Jan. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, $8 tickets sold at O'Reilly Auto Parts stores, free children's tickets at BankPlus locations; email [email protected]; mrve.webs.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi's Blues Crawl starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy blues music all evening at Burgers & Blues, Hal & Mal's, Ole Tavern, F. Jones Corner, Martin's, The Penguin, Sneaky Beans and Underground 119. Fondren Trolley service available to all locations except Burgers & Blues. $10 wristband (buy from any participating venue). Nameless Open Mic is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5 admission, $3 to perform. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the exhibit "Choctaw Gardens: Photographs by Hilda Stuart" at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) closes today. Includes images of her son Marty Stuart. Free; call 601-960-1515. Leon Russell and Shannon McNally perform at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall. Cocktails at 6 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000; ardenland.net. 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.
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