Here's to the Week Ahead

There's music in our week ahead - the live band and theatrical musical kind (hey Dolly!) - and more.

Three women from the musical 9 to 5 clink coffee mugs
"9 to 5: The Musical" opens Tuesday at New Stage Theatre
Credit: New Stage Theatre

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
Begins Tuesday through June 5
New Stage Theatre

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring show—9 to 5 the Musical! Inspired by the cult film, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is about teaming up, standing up, and taking care of business! Recommended for ages 12+ for sexual references, light drug use, and occasional curse word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing in this production. Tickets are available.

YOGA IN THE WELTY GARDEN
Tuesday 7 am
Eudora Welty House & Garden
Bring your mats for Yoga in the Welty Garden Tuesdays in May from 7–7:30 a.m. These free, adult classes are led by certified yoga instructor Jennifer Rose.

SIGNING & READING EVENT WITH STEVE YARBROUGH
Tuesday 5 pm
Lemuria

Steve Yarbrough is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the California Book Award, the Richard Wright Award and the Robert Penn Warren Award. His novels include "The Unmade World," "The Realm of Last Chances," and "Safe from the Neighbors," among others. Only books purchased at Lemuria will be signed.

LIVE AT THE FAIRVIEW
Tuesday 7 pm
The Fairview Inn
An open mic night for local artists to display their musical talent. The Fairview encourages our locals to sign up and perform covers or their own original songs.

SHAWN WILLIAMS ALBUM RELEASE
Thursday 8 pm
Barrelhouse

Shawn Williams and her band will be returning to Barrelhouse as part of her "Wallowin' in the Night" Tour to support her 4th album.

MEMORIAL DAY MUSIC IN THE CITY
Friday and Saturday
Hal & Mal's, The Flamingo and Fondren Guitars
Eighteen Jackson-based bands are set to play at three Jackson venues. Bands scheduled to play include Newscast, Kenny Pahina, 5th Child, Yung Jewelz, DevMaccc, Empty Atlas, Kicking and more.

JXN FLEA
Saturday 11 am
The Flamingo at Ecoshed
The coolest monthly market in town is run full swing for market season. Bring friends and family, including the pet kids, and get ready to have a great time while supporting local small businesses and vendors

SPACE: A JOURNEY TO OUR FUTURE
Opens Saturday through December 31
MS Museum of Natural Science

Examine amazing discoveries and explorations from the past of human space flight and meet today’s explorers who are shaping our future destiny in the universe. This child-friendly exhibit features the most advanced interactives, immersive environments, and artifacts to bring this epic story to life.

2ND ANNUAL LAUGHTER AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Sunday
Hank Aaron Sports Academy/Smith Wills Stadium
Featuring J Wonn, LJ Echols, Omar Cunningham, Tre Williams, Jaye Hammer, Jetter Jones, Big Yayo, Emerson Hill, Coco, Bridgett Shields and Coota B. Small Coolers, chairs and limited number of tents are welcome. Gate open at 3pm. Tickets are $30 for bleachers and $50 for field. Children 13 years old and under free.

ONGOING


This blog post is typically updated weekly no later than Monday morning at 9 am reflecting the upcoming week's events. This blog is not all-encompassing of the week's events. Additional events can often be found on our events calendar or listing of annual events. Event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Visit Jackson nor its associated brands are responsible for presenting any event unless otherwise noted. Always check with individual event promoters, entities and locations to confirm the event is still scheduled.

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