Broadway returns to Jackson with Anastasia Monday at Thalia Mara Hall. Image: Matthew Murphy

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. 

“We know that success at controlling the spread of this virus depends upon all of us adhering to recommended social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

It’s a mixed list this week, with theater, a beer dinner, author event, holiday celebrations, shopping and football. Live it up! Additional events for this week are listed at

Crosstown Brewing Co Beer Dinner – Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint – Monday – 6 pm
Sal & Mookie’s is kicking off the holiday season with a beer dinner with five courses, and five amazing Crosstown Brewing Co. (Memphis) beers. You’ll be tasting Crosstown Brewing Co.’s all-time favorite brews – including their seasonal Crosstoberfest – and enjoying Chef Dan’s always creative and tasty menus. Seats are $85 a person which includes a souvenir gift ($55 for dinner only). Email for tickets.

Anastasia – Thalia Mara Hall – Monday – 7:30 pm
“Broadway in Jackson” brings the best of touring Broadway direct from New York. Opening the season is Anastasia from the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. 

Author Event: Chris McLaughlin + Pat Hall – Lemuria Bookstore – Tuesday – 5 pm
Join Lemuria for an IN-PERSON signing and reading with author Chris McLaughlin and Pat Hall! Pre-order SIGNED copies here.

Handworks Holiday Market – MS Trademart – Friday & Saturday
40th anniversary of Handworks Holiday Market; arts, crafts, home decor, gourmet foods, clothing, and much more.

Magnolia Sunset Markets | Capital City Classic Edition – Arts Center of Mississippi – Friday – 6:30 pm
Magnolia Sunset Markets is an urban marketplace filled with a curated mix of artisans, creative entrepreneurs, food, music, and good times. This market will feature over 20+ vendors with music from DJ Java! It’s $5 to enter, kids under 13 enter free. MASKS RECOMMENDED.

12Ks for the Holidays – The Cedars – Saturday – 7:30 am
The merriest race in town is back at The Cedars this year in person. A fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Center, 12k’s for the Holidays Charity Run is a 12k run, 5k run and 5k walk that winds through the beautiful historic residential areas of Fondren. Race proceeds support Good Samaritan Center’s 2021 Christmas Assistance program. Register here.

Holiday Open House – Two Mississippi Museums – Saturday – 11 am
Join the Two MS Museums for book signings, food and beverage samplings, artist and maker meet-and-greet opportunities, and shop holiday specials at the Mississippi Museum Store–including a 10% discount on all merchandise. Museum members will receive a 20% discount on store items. This event is free and open to the public. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.

SWAC Classic – MS Veteran’s Memorial Stadium – Saturday – 1 pm
It’s senior day at the Vet as JSU Tigers takes on the Braves of Alcorn State University in a game presented by GM and Pepsi. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Tickets are available on

Boosie’s Birthday Bash – Mississippi Coliseum – Saturday – 7 pm
Performing in his second home at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson this Saturday, Boosie Badazz is joined by Yung Bleu, Lil Duval, Coi Leray, Nocap, Rae Sremmurd, Webbie, Lil Ron and Mohead Mike. Tickets are available.