Ready to unwind… to celebrate… to laugh… to learn? This weekend in Jackson promises a bit of it all. From an opening to comedy, a panel and a week’s-worth of music, here’s what’s happening.
JXN Welcome Center Opening at The Electric Building – Friday, 3 p.m
Yes, Jackson has a new welcome center, the first in 25 years. Help Visit Jackson celebrate the opening with a Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership ribbon cutting and open house. There will be music, food and the chance to purchase JXN merchandise (shirts, hoodies, throws, mugs, caps and more are stocked at the welcome center store). Activities take place on the first floor at the corner of West and Pearl Streets.
Jon Lovitz at Chuckles Comedy House – Friday & Saturday
Saturday Night Live alum, comedian and actor Jon Lovitz brought the funny to Jackson on Thursday night and continues with two more shows, both at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.
People, Politics and the Press at the Mississippi Museum of Art – Saturday, 9 a.m.
Independent news and information provider Mississippi Today welcomes nationally recognized names in media, the region’s best reporters, big thinkers and civic leaders for panel discussions, lectures and open format conversations on a variety of topics ranging from politics and policy to art and equity. Tickets are still available.
Bravo III at Thalia Mara Hall – Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Soprano Erin Wall fronts the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra with the beautiful & introspective appeal of Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” to the deeply moving lure of Mahler’s 4th symphony. Craig Young, Professor of Music at Mississippi College, will give a free pre-concert lecture on the mezzanine level of Thalia Mara from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Tickets
JXN Indie Music Week – Sunday, January 12 – Sunday January 19
Kick-off a musical celebration of the indie music scene in the City With Soul! JIMWeek is a week-long series of concerts, showcases, panels and parties, spotlighting creatives from all genres including Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, Blues, Singer-Songwriter and Independent film & video. Notable highlights include Sunday’s kickoff party at Cathead Distillery, Wednesday’s Blender series at Hal & Mal’s and Martin’s, Thursday’s ICON Awards and R&B Showcase at Duling Hall and Saturday’s film showcase at MPB. The “all event pass” is available for $35.
More Jackson events can be found at visitjackson.com/events.