Today, the Cinco de Mayo Celebration is from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at Sombra Mexican Kitchen (1037 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 100, Ridgeland) and runs through May 5. Jason Turner performs May 4 from 5-9 p.m., and John Mora performs May 5 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; call 601-707-7950. Enjoy a four-course dinner with Chef Keith Kornfield at 5 p.m. at Pan-Asia (720 Harbour Pointe Crossing, Ridgeland). Another dinner May 4. RSVP. $45 per person; call 601-956-2958. Arthouse Cinema at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) features the films "Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock" and "The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68" at 8:30 p.m. Runs through May 5. $10 per film; msfilm.org. James McMurtry and Jonny Burke perform at 9 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. For ages 18 and up. $12 advance, $15 at door; call 601-292-7121. The Disco Dance Contest Launch Party is at 8 p.m. at Salsa Mississippi (605 Duling Ave.). Call 601-213-6355 for details. Nameless Open Mic is 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5 admission, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, get a free comic book during Free Comic Book Day at 11 a.m. at Comic Commander (579 Highway 51, Suite D, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-856-1789. Derby Day is at 11 a.m. at Nick's Restaurant (3000 Old Canton Road). Enjoy a four-course meal paired with Maker's Mark cocktails. RSVP. $85, $4 mint juleps; call 601-981-8017. The Cinco de Mayo Mississippi Festival is from noon-11 p.m. in downtown Jackson between Capitol and Congress streets, including Smith Park (Yazoo Street). The 5K run at 8 a.m. benefits Batson Children's Hospital. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 ages 6-11, ages 5 and under free, fees apply for race; cincodemayomississippi.com. Day at the Derby is from 4-10 p.m. at The Cotton Market Venue (South Pearson Road, Richland). Benefits the University Transplant Guild. Adults only. $75-$250; call 601-906-5499. The Wishmaker's Ball is at 7 p.m. at the Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). Benefits Make-A-Wish Mississippi. $100, $150 couples; call 601-366-9474, ext. 1305. The burlesque show "La Luna! The Magic of the Moon" is at 8 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. $10-$25; fanfueled.com. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert is at 3 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) at the F.D. Hall Music Center. Free; call 708-250-1999. The Mississippi Opera presents "The Telephone" during the Being Belhaven Arts Series at 6 p.m. at Belhaven Park (Poplar Boulevard). Free; call 601-352-8850. The Band Perry performs at 6:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Benefit UMMC's Mind Center. $25-$42; call 800-745-3000. 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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