Think about it: Soup in your freezer is a down payment on dinner peace of mind.

By Sherry Lucas

Get goosed by the latest cold snap? There’s a soup for that. Really, just about any good soup will do when it comes to warming your bones and cozying up your outlook. There will be plenty to choose from at Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association’s annual Soup’s On! fundraiser Saturday.

Neighbors in the “Top of Fondren” are hauling out the stock pots and putting things on a slow simmer in preparation for the orders and expected sellout. Think about it: Soup in your freezer is a down payment on dinner peace of mind.

It’s also a timesaver, clearing the way for more fun around town. Excuse me, I’ve gotta go chop some vegetables for my Soup’s On. But I’ll be wrapping all that up in plenty of time for some of these promising picks.

The 2019 Jewish Film Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday at Malco Grandview in Madison with a screening of “Bye Bye Germany” and continues with “The Last Suit” at 7 p.m. Saturday and GI Jews” at 2 p.m. Sunday and “Quiet Heart at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Watch trailers and find more info at Tickets are $10, $35 for a season pass. Veterans and active military with ID are invited to see the documentary “GI Jews” free on Sunday.

Thursday’s “Hot Stove” Hall of Fame Evening, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, features some of the best in baseball from Mississippi, with Paul Maholm, Roy Oswalt, Chris Maloney, Jay Powell and Hunter Renfroe scheduled to appear. Tickets, $50, include beer, beverages and a Q&A with baseball standouts.

Fiddle around with a violinist who finds a ton of joy in all aspects of her music, with “An Evening with Temperance Babcock,” 8 p.m. Friday at Duling Hall. Ron Etheridge opens. Tickets are $12 advance ( and $15 day of the show.

Temperance Babcock plays Duling Hall Friday night. Image: ardenland

Friday night at Hal & Mal’s, let Barry Leach’s fantastic guitar work mellow out your evening. It’s 7-10 p.m., free in the dining room.

The 12th annual Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half Marathon race to the finish line Saturday with some live soulful music cheering runners along the course and at the finish. The race starts at 7 a.m. at The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Find out more at

Soup’s On and it’s time to stock up! The Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association’s biggest annual fundraiser is on the front burner again with a variety of homemade soups, packaged and frozen in 1-quart containers. Most soups are $10 a quart; pre-order here or buy onsite Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church.

Choctaw singer-songwriter Samantha Crain performs Saturday on the C Spire Stage in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art, commemorating the final weekend of the exhibition “Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer” at the museum. The concert is noon to 1:30 p.m.; it’s free and open to the public.

Samantha Crain performs live in The Art Garden Saturday at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Image: Mississippi Museum of Art

Van Cliburn gold-winning pianist Vadym Koholdenko is the guest artist for Saturday’s “Russian Flair” concert by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Kholodenko will be featured on Prokofiev’s riveting “Piano Concerto No. 3” in a program that also includes Rimsky-Korsako’s “Russian Easter Overture” and Tchaikovsky’s “Mozartiana.” Don’t miss a pre-concert lecture by Timothy Coker, 6:45 p.m. on the mezzanine. Tickets start at $21; visit or call 601-960-1565.

“Vino, Vittles & Vinyl,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Hal & Mal’s, rolls out drink and dinner specials while DJ Sandpaper spins vinyl, free in the dining room.

“Jujutsu: Lupin the 3rd edition,” 8 p.m. Saturday at Offbeat is back, with producers Just Legendary, $tacks and The Late Years, as well as giveaways and video games to play. Cosplay is encouraged. There’s a $5 cover.

Learn more about the capital city’s nickname at a noon Tuesday talk at the Manship House, “Chimneyville: The Destruction of Jackson during the Civil War.” Historian and author Grady Howell examines the four Union occupations of Jackson during the Civil War.

New Stage Theatre’s production of “Hell in High Water” starts its two-week run on Tuesday. The Mississippi play by Marcus Gardley, set in Greenville, relives the account of the Great Flood of 1927 in a story of power, poverty and survival. The play, with music, features blues artist Vasti Jackson and stars Yohance Myles, Jordan Williams, John Maxwell, Kimberly Morgan Myles and more. For tickets, $30 adults and $25 seniors and students, visit the box office or, or call 601-948-3531.

Blues artist Vasti Jackson is featured in New Stage Theatre’s “Hell in High Water.” Image: New Stage Theatre

Portland, Oregon-based band Fruition brings sharp songwriting and folk-rooted, soulful sonics to the Duling Hall stage, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Daniel Rodriguez (of Elephant Revival) opens. It’s $12 advance ( and $15 day of show.

Fruition plays Duling Hall Tuesday night. Image: Jason Charme

“Connections: The social world of a child,” 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in LeFleur East, is part of a free family learning series geared to parents, caretakers, educators and more. Dinner will be provided (first come, first served), with childcare for ages 3 to 10 while parents attend the program.

Sherry Lucas, a features writer in Jackson for the last 35 years, is here on Wednesdays with “The Mix,” highlighting a curated sampling of creativity and culture from across the metro area. For additional Fondren events, see our online calendar here. Reach Sherry at

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