Tonight, attend the grand opening of Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St.) at 5 p.m.; South Bound Traffic performs at 7 p.m. Call 601-405-0499. Swing de Paris performs at Hal & Mal's. Drivin' and Cryin' performs at Club Magoo's at 9 p.m. Admission is $15; call 800-745-3000. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, buy, sell or trade records at the "4 the Record" Swap Meet at 10 a.m. at North Midtown Arts Center. Regular admission is $4, free for children under 12, and $20 for vendors; call 601-376-9404. The Fossil Road Show kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). Admission is $4-6, children under 3 and museum members free; call 601-576-6000. The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet presents "Cinderella" at 2 p.m. (tea party follows) and 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center (4908 Ridgewood Road). Regular admission is $18-$22 and $16-$20 for seniors; call 601-853-4508. See the play "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" at 2 p.m. at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.); encore shows March 4 and March 11. Tickets are $10, $7 for children 12 and under, and $5 for the Friends of Narnia party (March 3 only); call 601-948-3533. The Sickle Cell Awareness Gospel Benefit Concert is at 6 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (1245 Tunica St.). Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation. The event is free, donations welcome; call 601-366-5874. Jackson 2000's Friendship Ball is at 7 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. These Days with Jewel Bass performs. Admission is $20 or $10 with student ID; call 601-366-6121, ext. 17. Scarlette is the featured poet during Nameless Open-mic at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5 admission, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" at Actor's Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl) ends its run with a 2 p.m. show. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students; call 601-664-0930. The American Boychoir performs at 4 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church (4000 Ridgewood Road). Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, seniors and active military; call 601-665-7374 or 601-981-7236, ext. 231. Eddie Cotton and King Edward perform at 6 p.m. at The Med Grill. The King Taylor Duo is at Pelican Cove.
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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