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Events // in like a lion

1-10 - “Always ... Patsy Cline,” at Vicksburg Theatre Guild/Parkside Playhouse (101 Iowa Blvd., Vicksburg). Musical based on the singer’s letters to fans. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, discounts available. Call 601.636.0471; tinyurl/ay2y6q.com.

2 - Jackson 2000 Friendship Ball, 7 p.m., at Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St.). The organization honors Dr. Helen Barnes, businessman Hibbett Neal and the Mississippi Learning Institute. $20, $10 students with ID; email bevelyn_branch@att. net; jackson2000.org.

4-16 - National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). Riders compete for cash prizes at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center. Catfish dinners March 6 and March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Free; call 601.961.4000 or 817.244.6188; nchacutting.com.

8 - “Chamber III: Baroque!” 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol St.). The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s performance features its new principal oboist, Julie Hudik. $16; call 601.960.1565; msorchestra.com.

16 - Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade, 1 p.m., in downtown Jackson. The annual Mardi Gras-style parade begins on the corner of State and Court streets. Free. Alabama Shakes perform at Hal & Mal’s postparade. $20; call 601.948.0888; halandmals.com.

21-23 - Zippity Doo Dah Parade Weekend, in Fondren. The Sweet Potato Queens headline a weekend including Arts, Eats & Beats March 21 at 5 p.m. (free), the Color Me Rad 5K March 23, 9 a.m., at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St., $45), the Street Carnival at Sal & Mookie’s (565 Taylor St., $2) and an evening parade March 23 (free). Benefits Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Call 601.981.9606; fondren. org/zdd.

5 - The Home Show March 8-10, at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) Includes exhibitions, a designers’ challenge and car show. $7; call 601.362.6501; tinyurl/the-HS.

23 - RPM Party, 9 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). DJ Young Venom, DJ Stephen Urquel and DJ Phingaprint play hits from Rick James, Prince and Michael Jackson. Cocktails at 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8 in advance, $10 at the door; call 601.292.7121 or 800.745.3000; ardenland.net.

21-24 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Fully Charged Gold Edition, at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). Enjoy performances from animal trainer Tabayara, daredevil duo the Fernandez Brothers, clowns and more. $15-$45; call 800.745.3000; ringling.com.

30 - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8 a.m.9:30 a.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Enjoy breakfast and a visit from the zoo’s bunny. $15, $11 children 12 and under, $5 members; call 601.352.2580; jacksonzoo.org.

30 - “Sweetness” Fight Against Obesity 5K, 8 a.m., at Jackson State University, Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center (32 Walter Payton Drive). Categories include all age groups and participants in wheelchairs. Fees vary; call 601.979.1558 or 601. 979.1557; active.com.

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8 - The Weeks, 7:30 p.m., at Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St.). The Jackson indierock band with Light Beam Rider and Junior Astronomers. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8 in advance, $10 at the door; call 601.292.7121 or 800.745.3000; ardenland.net.

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