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August 2015

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Hurricane Katrina in Black and White

July 27-August 31

A collection of astounding photographs from behind the lens of Bay St. Louis Native LaChina Tillman Ozment on display. 

  • Date(s): 07/27/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Location: Bay St. Louis & Waveland libraries
  • Phone: 228-467-5282

D'Iberville Katrina Remembrance & Recovery Celebration

August 28-30

August 28-29 - Katrina Exhibit, D'Iberville Civic Center, Automall Parkway, D'Iberville, 9am to 5pm

August 29 - 7pm - Ella Kliger's documentary Katrina: Kindness of Strangers followed by Dessert Reception, D'Iberville Recreation Center, Kajja Dr

August 29 - Celebration Dinner D'Iberville Civic Center, Automall Parkway, D'Iberville, 6pm,

August 30 - Continental breakfast and time for sharing stories and memories, D'Iberville Recreation Center, Kajja Dr, D'Iberville, 10am

  • Date(s): 08/28/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Location: D'Iberville Recreation Center, Kaija Dr, D'Iberville
  • Phone: 228-326-5468

Taste of Culture - HK-10 Families of the Storm

August 29-30

Commemorates the 10- anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, through a festival which will celebrate South Mississippi's spirit of recovery, resiliency, courage and the strength of communities as they have worked to rebuild a stronger MS Gulf Coast. The celebration will be shared with people of diverse culture and ethnicities and will serve as a catalyst to move the MS Gulf Coast into a bright future for all.

  • Date(s): 08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Call for schedule.
  • Location: 1621 30th Avenue, Gulfport
  • Phone: 228-357-5633
  • Admission: Free

Dave Jones Jazz Saxophonist

August 30

Sunday brunch 12pm-2pm

Jazz saxophonist, Dave Jones brings life to any party or occasion. Jazz livens things up and makes everyone feel good! Dave Jones plays almost every style of jazz: warm Stan Getz style Bossa Novas; American Songbook standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and others; "Gypsy Jazz" hits, such as After You've Gone and Sheik Of Araby; Count Basie and other big band swing and blues tunes like Route 66 and Cute; jazz standards made famous by Miles Davis and others; and Classic New Orleans Jazz favorites such as When The Saints Go Marching In and St. Louis Blues. Whether as a solo sax performer or with groups he leads, Dave adds romance, sophistication and fun.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: 12pm-2pm
  • Location: Lookout Downtown, 1301 26th Ave., Gulfport
  • Contact: Dave Jones or Lookout Downtown
  • Phone: 228-234-1610/228-248-0555

Katrina 10 Year Anniversary - Faith Based Events

August 30

Various churches throughout the county will hold events and special services.

St. Rosa De Lima- 9am Mass Dedication with brunch to fellow. 

  • Date(s): 08/30/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Location: Hancock County

St. Rose De Lima Church Event

August 30

9am Mass dedicated to Katrina volunteers and brunch to follow in the Holy Spirit Center.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Location: St. Rose De Lima Church, 301 Necaise, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: 228-467-7347

The Katrina Anniversary Chef's Jazz Brunch

August 30

Celebrating the Revival of our Museum, our Community and our People.

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum invites you to join us for a very special event. She destroyed our Museum, our homes, our churches, our schools, our neighborhoods and lives as we once knew them. But the spirit, grit and determination of our community to rebuild was never affected. We have built back bigger, stronger and better.

Hosted by Biloxi's own Walter Blessey of Chateau Blessey. Special Guest speaker Ward 1 Councilman George Lawrence. Special presentation of Hurricane Katrina video, memento gift and tour of the Museum.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: 11am-1pm
  • Location: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 1st Street, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-435-6320
  • Admission: $40 Per Person Limited seating, call today to make your reservations.

Biloxi Shuckers vs. Tennessee

September 3-7

Come out and cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers, a minor league baseball team at their home field in Downtown Biloxi. Tickets can be purchased online at

  • Date(s): 09/03/2015 - 09/07/2015
  • Times: Thu 6:40pm, Fri-Sat 7:10pm, Sun 5:10pm, Mon 1:10pm
  • Location: MGM Park, 105 Caillavet Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Shuckers
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $11

Hank Williams

September 4

So you think you know ol' Bocephus? Well, get ready for the most outspoken, controversial, flat-out rowdy Hank Williams, Jr. album in years with "Old School, New Rules." A clearly energized Hank tackles 11 new songs-10 of them self-penned- with a vigor and sense of purpose that makes ample use of his remarkable musicality, instantly recognizable vocals, and always-present charisma.

  • Date(s): 09/04/2015 - 09/04/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $70

Nostalgia Jewelry Class

September 4 

Using art nouveau pendants and emblems of bronze and brass, students will create one of a kind necklaces. Natural and semi-precious stones, findings, and other embellishments are also included in your class fee. You will leave with one beautiful, finished necklace ready to wear! Additional materials may also be purchased in class. This is a wonderful way to spend mother/ daughter time on a Friday afternoon. Ages 14 and up. Cost: $35 per person and includes all materials for one necklace. Register online at or call 228-374-5547.

  • Date(s): 09/04/2015 - 09/04/2015
  • Times: 1pm-4pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $35.

Arts and Crafts Under the Oaks

September 5

Come to Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, to sell and buy handmade beautiful items have fun and enjoy the beauty of Beauvoir. 

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Location: Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
  • Contact: Kitsaa Stevens
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: Free

Biloxi Elks BPOE 606 Arts & Crafts Festival

September 5 

Arts & Crafts Festival Open to the Public. Vendors with various arts & crafts, food and games open to the public

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Times: 8am to 4pm
  • Location: Biloxi Elks Lodge, 1178 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
  • Contact: Eva Stockstill
  • Phone: 228-697-5906
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Ocean Springs Artwalk 2015

September 5

Watch artists in action, shop for local art, eat and drink at local restaurants and mingle among the small, local boutique shops and galleries. Art Walk features a mixture of potters, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, and more. Bring the family, shop til you drop, while having fun.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Times: 10am–4pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-447-4249
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Saturday Afternoon Family Clay Play

September 5

Children and adults are invited to play in our beautiful clay studio and make fantastic, sculptural wall fish. You can bring your own design to class, or draw one once you arrive. Our artsy staff will help you create something beautiful- no experience required! You will paint your creations and leave them with us to be fired and picked up in two weeks. This is a great way for families to spend time together! Ages 10 and up. Cost: $15 per person. Register online at or call 228-374-5547.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Times: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $15. per person
  • General Admission Child: Ages 10 and up

Saturday Morning Art Class

September 5 

Children ages 3-7 are encouraged to get their little hands dirty making fun clay projects! In September we will make sculptural fish out of clay. Children will trace an original fish pattern onto clay and then decorate and paint it. Work will be ready to pick up in two weeks. Children need to wear an oversized shirt they can get dirty. Ages 3 - 7, $15 per fish. Advanced registration required. Register online at or call 228-374-5547.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Times: 10:30am
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $15. per fish
  • General Admission Child: ages 3-7

On-Going Events

Katrina + 10

Through September 7

This daily exhibition is an examination of the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, shared experience and progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking South Mississippi. Moving multimedia exhibitions tell the story of the Katrina experience from those on the front lines: The Sun Herald, WLOX, and Mississippi Power Company. Two static environments, in the iconic pods will represent the inspirational volunteer effort from individuals and groups from around the world (coordinated by Hands on Mississippi), and the rebuilding of roads and bridges by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. 

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 09/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm daily
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Museum admission

Farmers Markets Throughout The Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast farmers markets regularly offer fresh seasonal produce; old-world handmade artisan breads; meats and sausage; artisan cheeses, butter, and cream-top milk; jams, jellies, and pickles made from local foods; cookies and other baked goods; gumbo, tamales, and other prepared foods; plus plants and handmade milk soaps and lotions. Some feature cooking demonstrations, live music, and more!  NOTE:  Locations & Times may change.

Location: Under the I-110 Bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, Biloxi
Open: (April - September) - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6am-4pm

Location: 10383 Automall Parkway (in front of Civic Center)
Open: Year Round - Monday-Saturdays
Times: 7am-4pm

Location: Jones Park Pavilion, Highway 90
Open: Wednesdays 9am-1pm
Saturdays 2pm-5pm

Location: 125 Jeff Davis Avenue - Downtown Long Beach
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-12pm

Location: L&N Depot, 1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-1pm

Location: Victory Parking Lot, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula
Open: (April - October) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 8am-Noon

Location: Interstate 10 at 8095 Menge Ave, Pass Christian
Open: Fridays
Times: 3pm-7pm

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Rhythms of Jazz Exhibit

The new exhibit by renowned artist, author and educator, Ted Rose, is called Rhythms of Jazz for a reason - it is a translation of movement onto canvas. However, it goes beyond painting to music and moves into the realm of relocation in space. Coming from a gymnastics background, Rose sees the movement of paint as a gymnast thinks through a movement from one location to a relocation of the body. Interpreting the movement in space is similar to what happens with the multiple rhythms and linear transformation of a melody in jazz. One rhythm begins, disappears underneath, reappears slightly altered, becoming more intense and complex - not your usual 4/4 time. And the same happens to the melody.

Acrylic on glass is layered so that movement happens inside out, and the final transfer to canvas leaves the earliest placement on top - showing the movement in retrospect. It uses space memory like a musician uses tonal memory or a gymnast traces his movement through space. Space becomes the active component and rhythm is key.

His opening talk will explore this philosophy and method through demonstration and dialogue with a jazz musician. 

  • Date(s): 06/18/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Reception: June 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Opening Talk and Dialogue: 6:15 pm.
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Albert Duckett Gallery, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free

Live Entertainment - Beach Blvd Steamer

Come enjoy live music on the patio at the Island View.

Aug. 1, Eddie McDaniel
Aug. 2, Cheri & Tony
Aug. 8, Gillies & Gronkowski
Aug. 9, Ian Taylor
Aug. 15, Kelsey Moran
Aug. 16, Hank Berumen
Aug. 22 (TBA)
Aug. 23, Cheri & Tony
Aug. 29, Hank Berumen
Aug. 30, Gillies & Gronkowski

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: 4pm-8pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

Live Entertainment - Sunset Bar

Come enjoy this sleek & sexy new venue with an indoor bar and lounge area with easy access to our poplar outdoor deck. Sunset Bar has an open feel, complemented by its magnificent view of the Gulf.

Sept. 4    Eddie McDaniel
Sept. 5    Ian Taylor
Sept. 11  Razzoo
Sept. 12  Lisa Lee Albritton
Sept. 18  Scott Hinson Trio
Sept. 19  Kelsey Moran
Sept. 25  Gary 'Redd' Necaise
Sept. 26  David Gibson, Andy Lee
                & Tia Black

  • Date(s): 09/04/2015 - 09/26/2015
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

Live Entertainment - Beach Blvd Steamer

Come enjoy live music on the patio at the Island View.

Sept. 5    Gillies & Gronkowski
Sept. 6    Ian Taylor
Sept. 12  Hank Berumen
Sept. 13  Kelsey Moran
Sept. 19  Cary Laine
Sept. 20  Cheri & Justin
Sept. 26  Brandon White
Sept. 27  Eddie McDaniel




  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/27/2015
  • Times: 4pm-8pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

Saturday Night Dance

September 5

Saturday Night Dance! 50's and 60's style music featuring Nick Mattina and the Checkmates Playing the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015- (No End Date)
  • Times: 8pm - Until
  • Location: Biloxi French Club 182 Howard Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-436-6472
  • General Admission Adult: $10 Single, $18 for couple
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible