Today, the Al Jefferson Benefit Week All-white Party is at 7 p.m. at Jackson State University, Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center (32 Walter Payton Drive). Enjoy music from 112 and DJ Mannie Fresh and an appearance from a surprise guest. Wear white attire. After-party at Freelon's (440 N. Mill St.). Free; call 979-1368; find Al Jefferson's Benefit Week on Facebook. Farm to Table Dinner is from 7-8:30 p.m. at High Noon Cafe (2807 Old Canton Road). Chef Troy Woodson prepares vegetarian and vegan three-course organic meals with locally grown ingredients. Open seating; BYOB. Tickets can be bought online or at the customer service desk through July 24. $35 in advance; call 601-366-1602; rainbowcoop.org. James Gregory, a.k.a. the "Funniest Man in America," performs at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $32.50 in advance, $38 at the door, $175 table of four; call 601-292-7121; ardenland.net. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Power of the Mic Comedy Show is at 10 a.m. at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road). Comedians include Q, Danny Dauphin, Marvin "IceDog" Galloway and Childish Corbino. Enjoy music from No Script featuring Kerry Thomas, DJ Sean Mac and JesMove2. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. $10; call 646-801-1275; like Power of the Mic on Facebook. Back to School Jamboree is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Church of Deliverance (1504 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton). The event includes giveaways of backpacks, school supplies and child ID kits. Enjoy food games and music from Twiceborn, The Messenger and the Wayside Youth Department. Free; call 601-573-4422; email [email protected] Top of the Hops Beer Festival is from 4-8 p.m. at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The annual event includes seminars, games, live music and more than 150 beer samples. For ages 21 and up. VIP ticket includes entry at 3 p.m., a souvenir mug and food. $33, $73 VIP, designated driver: $13, $23 VIP; call 800-745-3000; topofthehopsbeerfest.com/jackson. Also see jfpchickball.com. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, The Jackson Music Awards are at 6 p.m. at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). Hip-hop and soul artists receive awards in several categories. $20, $30 reserved; call 601-981-4035; jmaainc.com. "Iron-Jawed Angels" Film Screening is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road) in the plaza. The film is about the women's suffrage movement in the United States during the 1910s. The League of Women Voters is a co-sponsor. BYOB. Free; call 601-366-1602; rainbowcoop.org. 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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