JXN Events

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.

This week’s events in JXNMS:

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, End of All Music JXN, will also feature Record Store Day deals.

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

See additional weekly events here

Ongoing:

Wild Weather mdwfp.com
(through December 31) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
A highly interactive exhibit, developed and produced by Science North in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre, illustrates severe weather as a powerful and unpredictable force. From thunderstorms to summer heat waves, hurricanes to blizzards, uncover the science behind the weather all around us and learn how exciting, new discoveries are unraveling many of weather’s mysteries.  

Upcoming:

Million Dollar Quarter Christmas jacksonbroadway.com
(December 6) Thalia Mara Hall
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous. Follow along with the gang’s usual antics as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future. 

Homestead for the Holidays msagmuseum.org
(December 9-10) Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
Enjoy breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus and a picture with Santa and Rudolph! Take a stroll through Small Town and see demonstra- tors, visit Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the late 1800s. Carousel and train rides will be available as well as hands on historic crafts and live music throughout the grounds.

Priced to Move fb.com
(December 10 & 11) Hal & Mal’s
Jackson’s premier pop-up art gallery & sale featuring original, handmade, local art, all priced $100 or less. Music (Friday): DJ Young Venom, DJ Stephan Urkel and DJ Daddy Bug and (Saturday): 5th Child and Newscast

Snow Much Fun mdwfp.com
(December 10 & 11) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Give your kids a snow day! Well, a snow NIGHT, actually. Play in scheduled “snowfalls”, take a frosty selfie with Santa, create winter woodland crafts, and see winter STEM experiments. Get tickets here.

Ballet Magnificat’s A Christmas Carol thaliamarahall.net
(December 18-19) Thalia Mara Hall
Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Ballet Magnificat brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s life-changing journey to stage.

An Officer and a Gentleman jacksonbroadway.com
(December 20) Thalia Mara Hall
Based on the Oscar-winning film, An Officer and a Gentleman is the timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. The new musical features an iconic score including the Grammy and Oscar-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), and your favorite 80’s hits including:  “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Venus” (Bananarama), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Overkill” (Men at Work).

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular jacksonbroadway.com
(December 22) Thalia Mara Hall
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular brings the joy and excitement of the holiday season to your theater like never before. This all-new production features some of the greatest holiday songs of all time performed with the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica. Experience the chills, thrills, and excitement of the best Cirque performers from around the world performing to your holiday favorites. 

Lindsey Stirling Christmas thaliamarahall.net
(December 23) Thalia Mara Hall
You can’t miss Lindsey Stirling’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party this year! Buy your VIP access to the party complete with interactive photo opportunities, activities, and Christmas cookies! Enjoy a holiday-themed Meet & Greet and listen to Lindsey share an uplifting motivational speech. All packages include a premium seat to watch the show and exclusive merchandise.

New Year’s Eve Glow Party mdwfp.com
(December 31) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Bring your family to ring in the New Year in an especially “Glow-tastic” way! Catch the Wild Weather exhibit before it blows away. The last day to see it is 12/31/21. Masks are recommended.

2022

A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration msmuseumart.org
(Opening April 2022) MS Museum of Art
Newly commissioned works by 13 of the most acclaimed African American artists working today examining the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States.