Here’s to the Week Ahead: Aug. 30 – Sep. 5
We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Mississippi State Department of Health and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the national level, too. Mask up and vax up, Jxn.
Don’t miss out on this week’s list, #JXNMS. Additional events for this week are listed at fb.com/mycityjxnms.
Author Event with Peter Heller + James McLaughlin – Virtual – Thursday Noon
Join Lemuria for a virtual event with authors Peter Heller and James McLaughlin as they discuss Heller’s newest novel, “The Guide.” The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who, escaping his own grief, is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests he uncovers a plot of shocking menace. Pre-order the book here.
History Is Lunch: James R. Crockett, “Rulers of the SEC: Ole Miss and Mississippi State, 1959-66” – Virtual – Wednesday Noon
James R. Crockett will discuss his new book “Rulers of the SEC: Ole Miss and Mississippi State, 1959-1966” as part of the History Is Lunch series. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, History Is Lunch has temporarily shifted to a virtual-only format. The weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state’s past.
Pub Quiz – Fenian’s – Wednesday 7 pm
Win cash and prizes from some of Fenian’s favorite local suppliers. Arrive early to reserve your spot. Teams limited to six or less. Enjoy a full menu and bar offerings during the event.
Furry Fun Run 5K – The District at Eastover – Thursday 6 pm
Fleet Feet and Chipper & Coco Pet Shop are teaming up to bring you The District’s FIRST ever dog-friendly 5k fun run! Join us for live music by “JC and the Family Band” and food & drinks outside on The District central green area from 6-8pm. This fun run race is not timed and it’s free to participate. Registration is requested so that participants can sign a waiver in advance.
Lester Bibbs Live – Chuckles Comedy House – Friday-Sunday
Comedian, actor and philanthropist Lester Bibbs – aka Memphis Redd – comes to the City With Soul for a weekend of shows. There’s a two item minimum purchase, casual dress, and masks required. Multiple shows with tickets available here.
The Terry Miller Project at Martin’s Downtown – Martin’s Downtown – Friday 9 pm
Terry Miller has been a member of The Vamps and Southern Komfort Brass Band for years. It’s an evening of funk, soul, and jazz from elite musicians Terry Miller, Jarid Smith, Rhamarcus Lee, James Weary and Tyler Kemp. Tickets are $10.
Steel Panther: Heavy Metal Rules Tour – Hal & Mal’s – Sunday 8 pm POSTPONED
The Heavy Metal Rules Tour featuring hair metal cover band Steel Panther with The Ballard Journeay Show come to Jackson. Tickets are available.