Nov. 7+8: Lucky Town, Homework Town, and More Around Jacktown

by Liz Allen
Friday+Saturday editor

Event 1: Lucky Town Brewery Grand Opening
When: Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.- 3p.m.
Where: Lucky Town Brewing Company, 1710 N. Mill St.
Price: $10

Lucky Town is part of the recent Mississippi craft beer movement, and with this grand opening of its Midtown brewing location, is officially Jackson’s own (and only) brewery.The opening celebration includes tours at the top of each hour, beer tastings, live music, and Tito’s Tacos and Lurny D’s food trucks on site. The $10 admission fee will cover the tour, a complementary tasting glass and six samples. Lucky Town has a special connection with the Millsaps community, from a longstanding connection with ElseWorks  to stocking the on-campus beer garden.


Event 2: Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town Two-Year Anniversary Celebration
When:  Sat., 7:30 p.m.combined logos
Where: Offbeat, 151 Wesley Ave.
Price: $5

Local independent record labels Homework Town and Elegant Trainwork (headed by Jacksonians Garrad Lee and Cody Cox) merged two years ago to reflect Jackson’s eclectic music scene. So it’s fitting that Saturday night’s line-up includes many of Jackson’s prominent performers across genres from hip-hop, DJ’s, indie and alternative rock: Empty-Handed Painters, Jaxx City, Swamp Babies, DJ Sandpaper, Young Valley, Tira D, and Vibe Doctors performing with 5th Child. In addition, Offbeat is offering a number of specials, including a $5 “fire sale” on merchandise, raffles for gift cards, and more.  Final word is with eight performers for only $5 plus the proximity to campus, the celebration is the place to be.


Event 3: Mississippi International Film Festival
When: Saturday, Nov. 8; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Tinseltown Cinema, 411 Riverwind Dr,
Price: $6, one-time price
By Cali Longo

assistant Friday+Saturday editor

     The Mississippi International Film Festival is back for its fifth year of bringing independent films to Jackson. Opening with a film in the organization’s new category, “action films,” this year’s festival also includes short films, feature films and documentaries. The highlight of the festival is a screening of “Mississippi I Am” and a discussion with the film’s director Lance Bass (yes, ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass). If you have attended MIFF before, note the change in venue. In the past, the festival was held at the Planetarium, but this year’s shows will be screened at Tinseltown in Pearl. Tickets for the full day’s screenings are easily affordable on a college-student budget, so whether you’re a film buff or just a student looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, this is the place to be.

Around Town Round Up:

The Whigs at Duling Hall, Sat. 9 p.m., $10
Speakeasy at One Block East: A Burlesque Style Whiskey Tasting, Sat. 9 p.m., $10
Harvest Festival, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mistletoe Marketplace, Mississippi Trade Mart, 9 a.m-5 p.m.