Guy Torry performs this weekend at Chuckles Comedy House in North Jackson. Image: Guy Torry

With an acting workshop, live music, comedy and a Civil Rights photo exhibition on the agenda, take a break from your routine to enjoy the cultural offerings this week in JXNMS!

Art of the Audition Workshop – Virtual – Monday 6:30 p.m.
The Art of Audition Free Introductory Workshop offers participants an opportunity to check out how an acting class via Zoom works and will present tips on how to nail the next audition.

This introductory workshop will touch on cold reading, text analysis, and how to prepare for a variety of auditions. Participants should come prepared with a 60 second memorized monologue for the workshop. All skill levels encouraged (ages 15 and up). For more information, please visit To register, email or call 601-948-3533, ext. 245.

John Ford Trio – Iron Horse Grill – Thursday 6 p.m.
The Ohio-based roots musician plays in a free show while diners enjoy charcoal-grilled favorites at this downtown restaurant.

Guy Torry Live with Ms. Pretty Ricki – Chuckles Comedy House – Friday – Sunday
Comedian, actor, writer and radio personality Guy Torry brings LOL comedy to North Jackson this weekend. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced, seating is limited and a two item minimum purchase and casual dress is required. Tickets are available here.

I AM A MAN Civil Rights Photo Exhibit – Two Mississippi Museums – Opens Saturday
I AM A MAN features a wide range of images that captured key events of the Civil Rights Movement across the South and takes its name from a slogan featured on protest signs carried by sanitation workers on strike in Memphis.

The exhibition’s Mississippi focus will include photographs of James Meredith’s integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, events surrounding the murder of Vernon Dahmer in 1966, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. 

A discussion of the I AM A MAN exhibit featuring Ferris and Two Mississippi Museums director Pamela D.C. Junior will be held virtually at 11 a.m. on January 30. The program will stream live from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. The I AM A MAN exhibit will run through August 21, 2021. 

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.