This year’s Bright Lights Belhaven Nights featured headliner, Perpetual Groove, has been one of the most sought-after bands on the Jam/roots circuit. Image: Ellison White

Don’t miss out on this week’s list, #JXNMS. Additional events for this week are listed at

Murder Mystery Dinner – Char Restaurant – Monday 6 pm

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu while solving the mystery in an interactive dinner theater performance presented by the masked performers of the Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre. Seating begins at 6 pm; dinner and the show begins at 7 pm in Char’s private dining banquet space. Reservations are available by emailing The price is $62 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Blue Monday – Hal and Mal’s – Monday 7 pm

Join the Central Mississippi Blues Society – in person – as they present Blue Monday, a regular gathering of musicians, with special guest performers. This week’s lineup includes Lonn’e George on guitar, Ben Sterling on bass, Dwight Ross on drums, Malcolm Shepherd on percussion & Toni Blair on keys. Dennis Fountain will emcee. Masks are required. Admission is $5.

Take a Breath with Beth – Meditation – Jax-Zen Healing Arts Center – Wednesday 6 pm

Group meditation session, open to beginners and advanced practitioners. Donations are welcomed.

Pour Decisions – Ecoshed – Thursday 5:30 pm

A sweet libations experience presented by Sugar Ray’s Sweet Shop in partnership with Nola D Platters, Thimblepress, Somm from the Sip, Sweet Stuff by CC and Chef Rashanna Newsome featuring live music, sweet stations, zero mocktails, craft cocktails, a wine demonstration, and small bites. Tickets are $45 each and this is a 21 and up event. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Reggae Yoga – Ecoshed – Thursday 5:30 pm

Breathe and stretch to some Rastafarian rhythms with gentle yoga. Instructor and guide Niketa shares her Jamaican heritage with Mississippi by teaching a fusion of yoga breath, postures and reggae music. Tickets are $20.

LIVE Music in the AC – Summer Series – Cultivation Food Hall – Thursday 6pm

Live music on the green returns in September, but until, then, enjoy the cool air inside! Victoria Lynn performs this week with dining and drinks available from one of nine Cultivation vendors. Free and family-friendly.

Many Stories Series: Sharecropping in Mississippi – Virtual – Thursday 6 pm

A peel discussion presented by the Two Mississippi Museums featuring Michael Coleman of the Piney Woods Country Life School and guest panelists Hilliard Lackey and Cassie Sade Turnipseed of Jackson State University. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. The event will stream live from the Museum of Mississippi History Facebook page. Free.

Live Jazz Brunch – Ecoshed – Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

Original live jazz by creative musicians from New Orleans performing in the Atrium meets a brunch option changed weekly through the three-Saturday run (August 7, 14 and 21). This weekend, hear Extended Trio with food from Michael Cordell Eats (Brunch + unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas – $50; Brunch + non-alcoholic drinks – $35; performance-only – $15). Tickets are limited and available here.

2021 Mississippi Invitational – MS Museum of Art – Saturday through November 7

The 2021 Mississippi Invitational exhibition, a survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working in the state, opens Saturday at 10 am. A conversation with Invitational artist, also at 10 am, will be virtual on the Museum’s Facebook. As part of a statewide, collaborative effort to welcome visitors back to art museums and sculpture gardens, Museum admission is free in August. Crowd size is limited to 40 in the exhibit at one time and masks are required.

Second Saturday – Highland Village – Saturday 2 pm

Kick back in The Courtyard with libations and live entertainment. Stroll the ambling walkways and pop into local boutiques to discover new favorites. And be sure to enjoy delicious local fare from HV eateries and resident mixologists.

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights – Belhaven Neighborhood – Saturday 5 pm CANCELED

Featuring live music on two stages and local, handmade craft vendors and the most delicious food and beverages from Mississippi’s restaurants and breweries, Bright Lights’s featured headliner is Perpetual Groove, one of the most sought-after bands on the jam/roots circuit. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the festival footprint and masks will be available on site for those who may not have brought one but decide they want one.

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.

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