Author Beth Ann Fennelly is part of the Visiting Writer Series from Millsaps College. Image:

A retro evening at The District, along with literature, music, shopping, football, plants and a family outing all dot this week’s calendar in #JXNMS.

50’s Night – The District at Eastover – Tuesday 6 pm

Join the dapper District for a night of live music, BINGO, costumes, raffle prizes, swing dancing, food, drinks & fundraising for Ballet Magnificat, plus a celebrity appearance by “I Love Lucy’s” “Little Rickey,” Keith Thibodeaux.

Writer Beth Ann Fennelly in the Welty GardenEudora Welty House – Thursday 6 pm

The Visiting Writer Series at Millsaps College welcomes Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, to the Welty Garden for a reading and book signing. Fennelly’s books will be available for purchase on-site and Coffee Prose will offer refreshments for sale, including book-themed pops. The event will be entirely outdoors (masks and social distancing are required). Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or purchase one from the gift shop.

Griffin House – Duling Hall – Thursday 7:30 pm

American Songwriter says, “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House.” Hear House in a COVID-conscious show presented in part by Southern Beverage Company, Cathead Vodka, A2Z Printing, Saltine & Liquid Creative. Tickets are available here.

Vintage Market Days – MS Trademart – Friday-Sunday

The Market is an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor event featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, foods, seasonal plantings and a little more. Friday’s early buying event is 10 am – 5 pm. Saturday’s General Admission is 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Get tickets $15; 12 and under are free).

Metro Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale – Mynelle Gardens – Saturday 8 am

The Master Gardeners have propagated a wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs and trees that are perfectly suited to our southern soils and climate. Shoppers will find a wide variety of plants at unbeatable prices. After finalizing plant purchases, shoppers are invited to a free stroll through Mynelle Gardens. In accordance with CDC coronavirus guidelines, all shoppers are asked to wear facemasks and observe social distancing (minimum 6 feet). Cash or checks are welcome (no credit cards).

JSU FootballMississippi Veteran’s Memorial Stadium – Saturday 3 pm – Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols

The Tigers take on Prairie View A&M in this Saturday afternoon game. General admission tickets are available at ($23 before fees).

Soul City Blues Fest – MS Coliseum – Saturday 7 pm

The 2021 Soul City Blues Fest, starring TK Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Omar Cunningham, Ms. Jody, Jay Morris Group and a special performance by Isaac Lindsey, is Saturday, hosted by comedian Nardo Blackmon. Tickets are limited for social distancing seating. and CDC precautions will be enforced. Tickets, at, start at $47 (before fees).

I Am a Man “chalk the walk” family event – Two Mississippi Museums – Sunday 1 pm

Design your own outdoor sketches inspired by the protest artwork of civil rights activists featured in the special exhibit “I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970.” Enjoy music, fun activities and sweet treats as you create your own canvas on the Entergy Plaza. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free every Sunday from 1–5 p.m. and includes the I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, and Mississippi Distilled and this special chalk event.

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We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing and crowd size limits). See City guidelines hereStay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level, too.

All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.