Evicted opens Monday, June 28 at JSU. Image: American Alliance of Museums

Don’t miss out on this week’s list, #JXNMS, from exhibitions and pop-ups to music, a 5k and more. As always, find additional events this week in the City With Soul at fb.com/mycityjxnms.

Evicted: An Exhibition – Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University – Opens Monday

Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the Evicted exhibition brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. The exhibition challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems, while providing context for the crisis and a call to action. On view through October 3.

Connecting With You: Community Engagement Update – New Horizon Church – Tuesday 6 pm

ConnectJXN Partners, along with the Jackson City Council and Planning Commission, will host a town hall to provide an update on the city’s new comprehensive plan with a summary of the first phase of engagement and a draft ConnectJXN Vision.

Sip: A Pop-Up Urban Tea Service – The Flamingo – Tuesday 6 pm

Featuring curated loose leaf teas selected by the Flamingo team. Enjoy five cups of any of the teas offered at the event, with pastries available for purchase. Tickets, $17, are limited.

Fondren Live – Summer Series – Fondren – 6 pm

First Thursdays though September, the Fondren Historic Business District comes alive with live music (including The Hustlers at Barrelhouse), food and drink specials and fun for families. Free.

Dear Silas Live In Concert – Martin’s Downtown – Friday 8:30 pm

On home turf, the Jackson native and RCA recording artist gives his first performance since early last year. Tickets, $20, are available.

The annual Watermelon Classic 5k is Saturday at the MS Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.

2021 Farm Bureau Watermelon Classic – Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum – Saturday 7:30 am

The annual sporting event returns! Race day events will include a competitive 5k run, 5k walk, and one mile run. Register here (before July 2 at 5 pm).

IndepeDANCE – Ecoshed – Saturday 11 am

Featuring two hour sets from Spacebar resident DJs from 11 am – 11 pm, plus special gourmet burgers, hot dogs, & drinks (menu TBA). DJs include Adrienne Domnick, Xee, Satchel Page, Melvin Priester, Spirtuals and Bryan Akil. Free.

Trap Chella – 4th Avenue Lounge – Saturday 4 pm

An outdoor concert event featuring Jeezy, Lil Kim, Trey Sonz, Dear Silas and more, plus food and vendors. Tickets are available.

Jackson Fireworks Extravaganza – Smith Wills Stadium – Saturday 7 pm

Join the City of Jackson Parks & Recreation Department for food vendors and fireworks! The event begins earlier, but fireworks will begin at nightfall. Masks are required. No coolers or grills, but lawn chairs are allowed outside the stadium.

The Bailey Bros – Rock N Roll BBQ – Fondren Guitars – Sunday 2 pm

Live music and BBQ for the 4th of July! BBQ plates will be available from Nonna’s Cafe and Deep Elem Sausage Co. Live music is scheduled from Johnny Rowland, Pine Sap, Southhand and headliners, The Bailey Brothers. Family-friendly, admission is free.

Additional events this week at fb.com/mycityjxnms.

We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). 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.