Here's to the Week Ahead: December 13-19

Music gets top billing in this week's lineup. Find theatre and holiday celebrations, too! Let's rock, City With Soul!

The Weeks come home for a two-night stand at Martin's Friday and Saturday. Image: The Weeks

A Christmas Carol
New Stage Theatre – Through December 19
The Charles Dickens Classic, adapted by Ivan Rider and directed by Sharon Miles brings the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge to the Jackson stage. Performances, recommended for ages 5+ for darkness and frightening images, run through December 19 with special matinees and ticket prices. Masks are required to attend each performance. Tickets are available.

Dinner, Drinks, & Jazz! Raphael Semmes Quartet
Hal and Mal's - Tuesday - 6:30 pm
Stalwart Jackson musician and Governor's Arts Awards recipient Raphael Semmes leads a band of merry musicians in a regular Tuesday night set in the dining room at Hal & Mal's. Take advantage of the menu and bar while enjoying the variety set list, which, this time of year, surely includes some festive music. It's free.

In-Store Signing | Kal Penn
Lemuria Bookstore - Wednesday - 3 pm
Author, director, and actor Kal Penn will be signing copies of his new memoir, "You Can't Be Serious." If you cannot make it to the signing, but you would still like to pre-order a signed or personalized copy, call at 601-366-7619 or shop online.

Grits & Greens
Fondren Guitars - Thursday - 6 pm
Starting out in 2017 as a husband and wife acoustic duo, front woman Ryann and guitar player Jesse have spent the last few years fine tuning their on-stage chemistry. On stage you can expect to see Ryann’s powerful, gritty voice that is both sweet enough for the gospel and rough enough for the blues. Accompanying her is Jesse’s soulful slide guitar work characterized by unusual tunings.

Tacky Christmas Party

Hal and Mal's - Friday 7 pm
In what has become the most popular holiday party in town, Jackson's largest and tackiest Christmas party, presented by The Phoenix Club and Hal & Mal's returns for a 16th rendition. The legendary DJ Mario will once again be taking the main stage to keep the party going. Advance tickets are only $30.

The Weeks

Martin's Downtown- Friday and Saturday 9 pm
Raucous Mississippi rock combo The Weeks got their start in 2006 while all four members where still in high school. Staffed by twin brothers Cyle (lead vocals) and Cain Barnes (drums), Samuel Williams (guitar, vocals), and Damien Bone (bass). The Weeks most recent album, Twisted Rivers, released in the fall of 2020 and includes features from The Watson Twins and John McCauley as the compilation of an 8 track project. The Weeks followed Twisted Rivers with an acoustic album “Inside Voices” November of 2020 and a covers album, “Inside the Covers” in February of 2021. Tickets are available.

A Christmas Carol: Ballet Magnificat
Thalia Mara Hall - Saturday 2 pm
Ballet Magnificat! is proud to present A Christmas Carol! Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Ballet Magnificat brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s life-changing journey to the stage. Tickets are available.

Winter Wonderland Adult Prom

Hal and Mal's - Saturday - 7 pm
Find a picture booth, Ice King and Queen contest, VIP tables and much more. Come dance the night away and get lost in a Winter Wonderland. Tickets are available.

Don Quixote's Horse EP Release Show

Fondren Guitars - Sunday 6 pm
Fondren Guitars presents the release show for "Danger," the new EP from Southeast alternative project Don Quixote's Horse with special guestsMS melodic indie rockers, Empty Atlas and Mississippi singer-songwriter, Bethany Jones. It's $10 at the door.

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 anyone 5 and up and boosters are available for all adults.