Here’s the Week Ahead: Nov. 16-22
It never gets old, keeping you in the loop of all the excitement happening in JXN!
This week, essential workers get a museum thank you, we eat well, and the holidays are at the forefront – from gift shopping to a chance for you to give a gift for someone in need. You’ll find it all detailed here.
Essential Workers Day – Two Mississippi Museums – Tuesday
In appreciation of all frontline and essential workers who have saved lives and given their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, November 17. These individuals include health care workers, teachers, law-enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others. Guests will not be required to provide identification to receive free admission.
Takeover Tuesday, Lumberjack Style – Saltine – Tuesday
Break out the flannels & all things burly! Enjoy lumberjack-inspired specials, like the burly brisket bbq sandwich served with onion rings, cornbread waffle served with chili, lumberjack breakfast skillet, beef stroganoff, DIY s’mores station and apple crostata. Specials will be available for dine-in and takeout from 4pm-close.
Handworks Holiday Market – MS Trademart – Friday-Sunday
This semiannual event features fine crafts and art by nearly 100 Mississippi and regional artisans, and includes Christmas decorations and other home décor, clothing, gifts, jewelry and favorite items for children.
Masks will be required and COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place. Admission is $8 and kids 12 and under are free. This is a stroller-friendly show.
Community Driven Car Show – The District at Eastover – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Driven is a monthly car show in the central Mississippi area designed to support local businesses. The event is FREE to attend and open to not only car enthusiasts, but also the general public. While you’re here, bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and enjoy music from Cole Hill. Cultivation Food Hall is open for drinks and dining.
Belhaven Foodie Tour – Belhaven Neighborhood – Saturday 2 p.m.
More Than a Tourist takes you on a tasting of six different spots while learning a little bit about this romantic neighborhood nestled in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi. Bring your appetite, stretchy pants and comfortable shoes. The Manship Woodfired Kitchen, Keifer’s Restaurant, Campbell’s Craft Donuts, Elvie’s Restaurant, Lou’s Full-Serv and Fenians Irish Pub are featured. Tickets are $90 each.
Ramen Night – Fairview Inn – Saturday 6 p.m.
Themed pop-up dinners are back at 1908 Provisions! Join Executive Chef Connor Mize for a behind-the-scenes peek of how to craft the perfect bowl of ramen while you enjoy a delicious three-course meal complete with specialty cocktail pairings from the Library Lounge. Reservations are required to ensure social distancing; reserve your spot at the ticket link and write “Ramen Night” in the notes. Tickets are $39 per person. Groups are limited to six people total due to City of Jackson executive orders.
Events are noted by location or, in the case of an online-only presentation, we’ll use “Virtual” as the venue.
We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the City of Jackson (despite the lapse of a statewide mask mandate, facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson along with social distancing and crowd size limits). Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level and in Jackson to minimize risk to themselves and others.
We cover a curated selection of events in this weekly post and don’t claim this is all that is going on in town, far from it. We welcome your suggestions for additional future events. Events are linked to Facebook events, organizer websites or ticket links. All events are presented by their respective organizers and not My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson, unless otherwise noted.