Thursday, March 12, 2015

This Weekend

There is never an excuse for boredom in the Jackson Metro area.

Fondren's First Thursday is tonight.  Previously called Fondren After Five, and billed by everyone's favorite pothole Robin Hood as a "critical mass of dreamers and doers", local vendors and artisans open their doors, many taking to the sidewalks, for a night of shopping and entertainment. According to this website, up to 5,000 will be in attendance. Pack your slicker because the festivities take place, rain or shine.

Saturday morning is the Legal Beagle 5K, in the NE Jackson area.  This long-existing race is organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Capital Area Bar Association, features plenty of out-of-shape lawyers huffing and puffing in their legal briefs.  It benefits the Mississippi Volunteers Lawyers Project, which is an immensely worthy cause. Large group of runners, fast, flat course, a lot of fun.

Don't feel like donning your lawsuit and embarrassing legal counsel, then go support the Diamond Dawgs Baseball Team down in Florence.  This one is only $15.  I haven't seen a $15 5K race in six years.

Go watch the raising of the 110-foot cross in Florence by Berry's Seafood Barn. CBS Sunday Morning will be there filming, so be sure to wear your finest duds. Those in charge will use a 275 foot crane to hoist the symbol of Jesus' love for us into the sky along Highway 49. Estimated cross raising time is 10 a.m., though it may change due to weather.

Here's something you don't get to see everyday; ancient music.  Corina Marti will perform music from the Renaissance period on flute and clavisimbalum, and similar medieval instruments.  Per the Clarion Ledger, "Marti has extensively performed, recorded and taught late medieval and early Renaissance repertoires internationally, earning praise as "strikingly and expressive" for her live performance." This concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

The Home Show is taking place all weekend at the Trademart in Jackson.  Homebuilders show off designs, home improvement products, and more.

Tired of the Jackson scene, drive up to Memphis for Santana.

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