Take a look at the week ahead, with opportunities for virtual enrichment and the in-person kind, an opportunity to pitch in and help community, live music and soup for a good cause.
May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College – Virtual – Thursday 6 p.m.
The Margaret Walker Center presents Dr. Doris Derby in a virtual photography exhibition and gallery talk on the center’s Facebook page. Dr. Derby is a civil rights veteran and renowned photographer. Her photographs depict the lives of struggling Americans who defied the post-emancipation status quo brought about by political, economic, social, and cultural domination and exploitation. For more information, contact the Margaret Walker Center at 601-979-3935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Weekend – Two Mississippi Museums – Saturdays in February 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nissan is sponsoring free weekends to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in February starting Saturday, February 6. The free admission to the museums will also include the special exhibits I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs of the American South, 1960–1970 and Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics. Sundays, 1-4 p.m., are always free. You are encouraged to purchase their tickets online at tickets.mdah.ms.gov
Clean Up Day – Buddy Butts Park – Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon
The monthly event offers opportunities for all ages. If you have lawn equipment (Mowers, lopers, chainsaws, weed eaters, and brooms), bring it. Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model will provide gloves and water in continuing efforts to cut down and trim trees, remove mesh, spray invasive plants and mowing.
Tab Benoit – Martin’s Downtown – Saturday 8 p.m.
Louisiana guitarist Tab Benoit’s style can be described as “bayou meets the blues.” His guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. Tickets are $25 each.
SOUPer Bowl XXIV – 2021 – Salvation Army (570 E. Beasley Rd.) – Sunday 11 a.m.
SOUPer Bowl, which takes place on Super Bowl Sunday, features soups and desserts donated by local restaurants and served by volunteer local celebrity servers.
Due to COVID regulations, this year’s event will look a little different to keep our staff, volunteers, and guests safe. Soups and desserts will be available in pre-packaged single-serving containers which can then be taken to-go or eaten in designated dining areas with socially distanced tables. Each adult ticket purchased also includes a handmade, collectible bowl from The Mustard Seed. Supply is limited.
We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE required in the city of Jackson along with social distancing and crowd size limits). See City guidelines here. Stay 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.