Today, the Inaugural Kickoff Block Party for Jackson Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba is from 3-7 p.m. at Smith Park (Yazoo St.). Open to the public. Free; call 877-799-2773; email [email protected] The Jackson Bike Advocates sponsor the Community Bike Ride at 6 p.m., at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Free; find on Facebook. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, We Are the Cure Conference: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes is at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Scholar and clinical researcher Dr. Neal Barnard speaks. The reception with vendor booths is from 10-11 a.m., and the lecture and book signing is from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door (cash only); call 601-487-6894; pathway2wellness.org. Magnolia Roller Vixens Roller Derby: "Independence Slay" against the Hub City Derby Dames of Hattiesburg is at 7 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 children; call 601-960-2321; email [email protected]; magnoliarollervixens.com. Jason Turner's CD Release Party is from 6-10 p.m. at Pelican Cove Grill (3999A Harborwalk Drive, Ridgeland). Free; $10 CDs; call 601-605-1865; jasonturnerband.com. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Jerrod Partridge instructs the portrait drawing workshop from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Lisette's Photography and Gallery (107 N. Union St., Canton). Call 601-668-5408; email [email protected] 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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