Ballet Magnificat! Presents: “Return of the Snow Queen”

Event by: Ballet Magnificat!
Where: Thalia Mara Hall – 255, 4115, E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201


Date: December 15, 2018 & December 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: http://www.balletmagnificat.com/snow-queen

Featuring Kathy Thibodeaux as the Snow Queen, and inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen classic, The Return of Snow Queen fantastically dips into the beauty of storytelling through the art of dance. The audience is taken on a journey with a young girl who fearlessly faces the fury of the Snow Queen with boldness, bravery and love.

This fast moving production stands strong on the cast of 75 professional dancers, enhanced by powerful choreography, creative costuming and bigger-than-life sets and scenery.

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The Nutcracker

Event by: Ballet Mississippi
Where: Thalia Mara Hall


Ballet Mississippi brings E.T.A Hoffman’s classic holiday story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816) to life this December 7th (7:30 p.m.), 8t (3:00 p.m.), and 9 (3:00 p.m.) with its annual holiday performance of The Nutcracker. Dazzling young and old alike with spectacular sets, costumes, music, & dancing, this performance has become a Mississippi tradition. Special guest artists include USA IBC medalists, Joseph Philips and Katherine Barkman.

The Friday, December 7th, 7:30 p.m. performance is “Ballet, Blue Jeans, and Beer” night! It might seem like an unlikely combination – ballet, blue jeans, and beer, but on Friday, December 7th, Ballet Mississippi invites patrons to dress in casual attire to attend The Nutcracker. This “casual night at the ballet” will include a little jazz music pre-performance and a cash bar. Come as you are and kick-off the holiday season with Ballet Mississippi!

Ticket prices range from $13.00 – $35.00.

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PhUn Day

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


PhUn Day
Saturday, November 10
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Experience all the “PhUn” at MCM for PhUn Day on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm with special guest, Dr. Michael Ryan, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and Director of Graduate Studies in Physiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), along with other physiology students. This program is included with general admission or museum membership.

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Visiting Artist: Chuck Galey

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Visiting Artist: Chuck Galey
Saturday, November 10 & 24
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Join returning Visiting Artist Chuck Galey for a watercolor workshop Saturdays, November 10 & 24 with workshops at 11 am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm.. Celebrate the winter season by creating your own holiday-themed greeting cards. This program is included in general admission and museum membership, and is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, with funding, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Journey to the North Pole Members Only Preview Party

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Journey to the North Pole Members Only Preview Party
Monday, November 19
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Drawing inspiration from lessons in navigation and geography, along with traditional holiday literature, Journey to the North Pole will 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 the Snowflake Slide, a 45-foot tall slide down our center staircase.
Please note that children must be 36″ or taller to ride the Snowflake Slide, but children who do not meet the height requirement can play MCM’s fantastic Bingo to earn a special prize.

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Millsaps Forums: Reproductive Health in Mississippi

Event by: Millsaps College
Where: Millsaps College, Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215


Millsaps Forums: Reproductive Health in Mississippi
featuring Felicia Brown-Williams, MS State Director for Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates
Friday Nov 16 – Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
1-2:30 pm

The Millsaps Lean in Circle is sponsoring this forum in anticipation of the Women in Leadership Summit in the spring of 2019. The theme of this year’s Summit is community engagement, with a focus on reproductive rights. The goal of the Summit is to provide community engagement tools that women of all ages can utilize, and this forum aims to start initiate a campus conversation regarding the social impact of the reproductive health debate.

Free and open to the public.

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Park After Dark

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Park After Dark
Friday, October 26
6:00 pm-8:30pm
Enjoy spooky science and family fun at the annual Park after Dark event. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) has partnered with MCM and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park to host Park after Dark. At this spook-tacular event, you can create creepy crawly crafts, go trick-or-treating through both museums, and enjoy the evening’s activities while wearing your costumes. One night, one $10 ticket, two museums! MCM, MMNS and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park seek to provide families with a safe and fun environment to celebrate fall festivities. Ticket pre-sales will be available on the MCM website in early October. (Those with pre-sale tickets receive a discount.)

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Visiting Artist: Roz Roy

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Visiting Artist: Roz Roy
Saturday, October 13 & 27
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Make your own mixed media with Visiting Artist, Roz Roy on Saturdays, October 13 & 27 with workshops at 11 am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Layer the textures, colors and designs to your heart’s desire! This program is included in general admission and museum membership, and is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, with funding, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Very Eric Carle – Visiting Exhibit

Event by: MS Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Very Eric Carle – Visiting Exhibit
Saturday, September 22- Friday, January 11
Step into the pages of your favorite books by Eric Carle in this play-and-learn exhibit: Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit. Carle’s classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination. Visitors will:
• Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as they follow his path
• Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider
• Find their light with the Very Lonely Firefly
• Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump
• Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket
• Create artwork using many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques
• Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle’s “Very” book series

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More Than a Tourist’s Belhaven Neighborhood Walking Tour

Event by: More Than a Tourist, llc
Where: Starting/Finishing Laurel Park


Welcome to the Belhaven Neighborhood! Come Walk & Learn about this Historic Neighborhood – How did Belhaven get it’s name? What did Laurel Park first look like? What is Shady Nook? & Who all lived in the popular Pink Apartments?… Find out about this & MORE!

Start & Finish at Laurel Park, about a 2 hour Tour at a very medium pace with stops. Refreshments will be served half way through.
$27 per person. Paypal: mtattravel@gmail.com or email me for other payment options.

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