Journey to the Northpole opens Monday at the Mississippi CHildren’s Museum. Image: MCM

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). Vaccines are now available for children 5 and up and boosters are available for all adults.

“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.

Happy Thanksgiving! As we head toward dinners with friends and family, keep these City With Soul outings in mind to enrich your holiday week. Additional events for this week are listed at

Journey to the Northpole – Mississippi Children’s Museum – Through January 2
Drawing inspiration from lessons in navigation and geography along with traditional holiday literature, Journey to the North Pole is set to transform the Gertrude C. Ford Exhibition Hall into a magical winter village of twinkling lights and train cars. Only a few feet from the entrance into the exhibit will also be a 45-foot slide down the center staircase of the museum called the Snowflake Slide. Special Santa visits will be available Nov. 22, December 4 & 5, 18 and 23. See MCM website for hours. The exhibit is included with regular Museum admission.

Wild About Gobblers – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Tuesday – 10 am
Find big feathery fun and special activities for all ages at the MS Science Natural Museum where you’ll meet turkeys from Freedom Ranch Outreach Education. Take the chance to examine turkey feathers under a microscope, investigate “egg-cellent” anatomy, make turkey crafts and learn about turkey conservation. This event is included with museum admission ($6 adults, $4 youth ages 3 and up, free for under age 3) or with Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation Membership. Masks are recommended. 

Tuesday Trivia – Cultivation Food Hall – Tuesday – 6 pm
Get a group together and put your minds to the test in the Living Room at Cultivation. Playing as a team or single, this event is free and open to the public. Grab a drink from Gold Coast Bar & order food from vendors (tacos are 3 for $10 at Yo Mama’s).

Black Friday at Offbeat – Offbeat – Friday 8 am
Offering extended hours this Friday (8 am – 7 pm), Midtown’s alternative culture, comic and record shop will have special Record Store Day Black Friday releases as well as sales on records, comics, and toys. Fondren record shop, The End of All Music JXN, will also feature Record Store Day deals.

In-Person Signing | Robert St. John + Anthony Thaxton – Lemuria Bookstore – Friday – 11 am
Normally “restauranteur” (and now, developer) Robert St. John plays the Executive Producer role in a new documentary, produced by MPB’s Anthony Thaxton. Join the pair for a signing of the film’s accompanying book, Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander (pre-order today) Friday at Lemuria. Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive book presents the amazing world of Walter Inglis Anderson in a thoughtful progression of his art and through poignant stories and observations by his wife, Sissy, and their four children: Mary, Billy, Leif, and John (who also wrote the foreword). It’s the extraordinary story of a man called “America’s Van Gogh.” 

Small Business Saturday – Citywide – Saturday
Shop small and shop locally this Saturday. A host of local shops will participate. Taking part in the “Shop Small” celebration is the JXN Flea November Market, hosted by The Flamingo at The Ecoshed, Saturday at 11 am.

The Molly Ringwalds – Duling Hall – Saturday 9 pm
The jolly lads from across the pond bring a buffet of the 80s best music to your table for a post-Thanksgiving musical feast! This is an 18 and up show ($5 upcharge for ticket holders under 21 at door) and tickets are available. This show is affected by Duling Hall’s COVID-19 policy.