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March 2015

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Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champions Tour

March 26-29

The 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic field is ready to display some of the best golf in the world! With seven World Golf Hall of Famers and 17 major championship winners, the MGRC field will feature some of the greatest golfers in the world. The tournament played at the world-class facility of Fallen Oaks each spring . Come out and watch. You don't won't to miss a minute of this excitement.

  • Date(s): 03/26/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: Tournament throughout the day
  • Location: Fallen Oak Golf Club, 24400 Highway 15, Saucier
  • Contact: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
  • Phone: 228-896-6365
  • Admission: $15 (ages 15 and under free w/adult ticket)

27th Annual Barbecue Under the Oaks

March 28

Join us as we move our butts...and ribs and legs after 26 years to Centennial Plaza for Barbecue Under the Oaks, March 28, 2015″!!!   FUNdraising relaxed, family-friendly themed event, held in the shade of dozens of centuries-old oaks. The event features the friendly competitive spirit of about 30 cooking teams ("Ribmeisters") as they try to "out-do" each other to create the most succulent, smoky, fall-off-the bone barbecue delicacies to thrill the crowds, along with a wide array of traditional down home "fixins" and even gourmet accoutrements.

Guests sample the barbecue specialties until full...at this "all-you-can-eat" occasion! In addition to enjoying the barbecue meal, guests enjoy music and checking out the items up for bid in the silent auction tent. Children enjoy as well...as they head towards the play area to have their faces painted, take a ride on a "train", and have fun with the blow-up bouncy house and slide!  Don't miss this Fabulous, FUN, FOOD event!

BBQ Under the Oaks will also include a Drawdown with a GORGEOUS $5,000 piece of jewelry from Pav and Broome, a Large Green Egg from Blossman Gas and much much more. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Proceeds benefit The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Barbecue Under the Oaks received the "Awards of Excellence" by the League of American Symphonies Volunteer Council, as one of the best fundraising events in the nation!

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 11:30am-2pm
  • Location: Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • Contact: Gulf Coast Symphony
  • Phone: 228-896-4276
  • Admission: $40/advance; $45/door
  • General Admission Child: $10

3rd Annual Harbor Fest

March 28

A Celebration for Children and Family. Live Christian Concerts, Plenty of Food, Pets, and much more.

Harbor Fest features live music, over 100 Arts & Crafts booths and some Big Boy Toys! Tons of BBQ Vendors as well as other foods to choose from. A Kid's Village will be full of activities for children of all ages along with a petting zoo, jump houses, a ride-on train and more. The Humane Society of South Mississippi will sponsor a Pet Village featuring 10+ local and regional rescues with hundreds of pets available for adoption along with a Low-Cost Microchip and Rabies Vaccination Clinic. So parents can bring the whole family-INCLUDING the pets. The first 1,000 kids to arrive will each receive an Easter egg with a prize in every egg and the grand prize of an Xbox and cash awards.

Harbor Fest is brought to you by WLOX TV, Coast Radio Group, BBQ World, The Humane Society of South Mississippi and Ron Meyers Productions. For more information log onto http://www.ronmeyersproductions.com/.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 9am-8pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lisa Evans, Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-831-3020
  • Admission: $5

Keesler Air Show & Open House

March 28-29
 
You do not want to miss The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. Along with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army States Army Parachute Team, "The Golden Knights," will also perform at the Air Show/Open House. The team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, major league football and baseball games, and special events, connecting the Army with the American people. Please visit our facebook page for more information.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Location: Keesler AFB
  • Contact: Jerry Taranto or Susan Griggs
  • Phone: 228-377-7329; 228-377-1179

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Junior Tour

March 28

In conjunction with Chevron "Family Day" at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, we are excited to offer a Jr. Clinic at the Fallen Oak Driving Range. This free event, presented by the Bacot/McCarty Foundation and the IP Resort and Spa, is open to all juniors, ages 6 to 16. Instruction will be by both Champion Tour players and local PGA professionals.
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  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 4:30pm-6pm
  • Location: Fallen Oak Golf Club, 24400 Highway 15, Saucier
  • Contact: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Junior Clinic
  • Phone: 228-243-7021
  • Admission: Free

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Beaded Jewelry Making Workshop

During this 4 - hour session, students will learn different techniques to design and create a variety of beautiful jewelry using crystals, glass beads, sterling silver charms, etc. Select your colors and designs from a huge selection of high quality beads, charms, and findings. You will learn how to attach the clasps for a professional finish and show off your one-of-a-kind pieces.
We will use sturdy nylon-coated stainless steel wire. During the first two hours, we will be creating jewelry for the Mary C. Gift Shop. During the second part of the workshop, you will create a set of necklace and earrings to take home and wear. Swarovski, Czech crystals, cultured pearls, and natural stones will be available for your designs. Jewelry supplies include sterling silver charms and spacers. All supplies and tools are provided and included in the fee. Lunch is included in this workshop.

  • Date(s): 02/24/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $35 members/$45 non-members (supplies & lunch included)

Intermediate/Advanced Stained Glass Classes

March 4, 11, 18, 24 & April 1

Come and learn the basics of glass cutting and stained glass window construction in this five part introduction to stained glass fabrication class. Each student will learn how to cut basic shapes out of glass, soldering techniques and window assembly while creating their own piece. 

  • Date(s): 03/04/2015 - 04/01/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $200 members / $210 non-members (all supplies provided)

DJ Spisee

March 5-28

DJ SpiSee is a Gulf Coast local. He started spinning at the age of 17 for Clear Channel Radio's V104.9 FM. Following Hurricane Katrina, he would travel as a DJ for the radio station. He also threw down records at the Bourbon View in New Orleans, LA. DJ SpiSee also played after parties for varying artist such as Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne, and Staquo. In 2009, he was the house DJ for Guitars & Cadillacs, where he was nominated "Best Club DJ." SpiSee spins everything from EDM to hip-hop, top 40 to disco, and even classic rock.

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 10pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Allison & Warren

March 6-28

Allison and Warren are a duo featuring Marianne Allison (vocals, guitar) and Steve Warren (vocals, electric guitar). Don't miss this unique duo as they bring their own style to every song they play. With a broad variety of music genres, they are sure to bring sweet harmonies to everyone's ears!

A two-time international songwriting contest winner, Marianne's music has been featured on international television and has signed multiple publishing deals with Sony and Telepictures Time Warner. Born and raised in South Mississippi, Steve has played guitar professionally since he was a young child. A natural blues player, Steve invigorates the genre with fresh, raw talent. He has developed his own rockin' blues style riffs that display a unique sound and energy that transcend all types of music.

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 6pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, 32 Lounge, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Free

Introduction to DLSR

March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

Have you got a DSLR camera and want to take your photography to the next level, but can't seem to get out of "automatic" mode? Then join Elizabeth Gray as she explores the features of your camera and learn the basics of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. In this hands on four-week course you will learn about: lens choice, camera modes, workflow - what to do after you take all those photos, aperture and how to control depth of field, shutter speed and when to freeze action and how to imply motion, ISO and how it relates to exposure, aperture and shutter speed, white balance and colour temperature, exposure compensation and bracketing, and when to use them, focus settings and how to control what your camera is focusing on, composition and how to make artistic images.

Laptop, camera, manual and a tripod (if you have one).

  • Date(s): 03/12/2015 - 04/02/2015
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $130 members / $140 non-members

Gulf Coast Symphony Concerts

The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 season "Building Bridges" includes several concerts at the Saenger Theatre. Performances will be conducted by Dr. Peter Rubardt, Leif Bjaland and Andrew Sewell. The concerts includes classic favorites by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Bernstein, Williams and more.

Concert Dates:
March 14, 2015 Let's Dance!
April 25, 2015

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Saenger Theatre, Biloxi
  • Contact: Gulf Coast Symphony
  • Phone: 228-896-4276
  • Admission: Tickets start at $25
  • General Admission Child: $12 student & military

Mississippi Rollersgirls Live

See the Mississippi Rollergirls - Mississippi's first -- women's flat track derby league, in this action packed, safe, & family-friendly sport - live! Come out, cheer on the "girls" in this full contact sport for women, and see why roller derby is the fastest growing sport in America! Don't miss the FUN!  Tickets can be purchased online at www.msrg.brownpapertickets.com.
 
2015 Bout Home Schedule:

March 14 - Magnolia Roller Vixens
April 11 - Dixie Derby Girls
May 23 - Tragic City Rollers
June 6 - Big Easy Crescent Wenches
July 25 - Cajun Rollergirls
September 12 - Tallahassee RollerGirls
October 10 - Red Stick Roller Derby

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 10/10/2015
  • Times: Doors open @ 6:30pm; Action starts @ 7pm
  • Location: Duo Dance Event Center, 3100 Ladnier Rd, Gautier
  • Admission: $12
  • General Admission Child: 10 & under FREE

Shades of Green

March 17, 24, 31
 
Shades of Green is an acoustic project that has taken the South by storm! Elise Thornton, Sam Donald and Meagan May make up this awesome acoustic jam band, performing a set list that is jam packed with the best 70's, 80's and 90's covers and a rapidly growing set list of originals.

  • Date(s): 03/17/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Frankie & Johnny at the Clair de Lune

March 20-28

The setting is a walk-up apartment on Manhattan's West Side where, as the curtain rises, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart, so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream. But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas. He is convinced that he loves Frankie, a notion that she, at first, considers to be ridiculous. She has had more disappointments than delights in life, and he is the veteran of one broken marriage already. And neither of them is in the bloom of youth. Yet out of their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious interplay the promise of a relationship beyond a "one-night stand" does begin to emerge and, as the lights dim, the two are back in bed again, but this time side-by-side, holding hands before the glowing television screen.

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: Thurs, Fri, Sat. 8pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Location: Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Little Theatre
  • Phone: 228-432-8543
  • Admission: $15
  • General Admission Senior: $12 Seniors, Students, Military

Summer and Smoke

March 20-30

SUMMER AND SMOKE was first performed in 1948. It portrays the love story between a reserved Southern girl and the unreserved young doctor who lives next door. Each is attracted to the other but they are driven away from each other by their vastly different approaches to life. Ultimately, the doctor realizes that her idealism was right but it is too late for them to come together. The play takes place in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, in 1916.

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 03/30/2015
  • Times: Call for schedule.
  • Location: Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Cheryl Grace
  • Phone: 228-467-9024 or 504-453-4888

Easter - Mississippi Gulf Coast Style

Celebrate Easter - Mississippi Gulf Coast Style!
The Gulf Coast offers many Easter activities for the entire family!
Call for event dates, locations, & times
!

• Biloxi Easter Egg Hunt - Hosted by the City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department! (228) 388-7170
• Diamondhead Easter Egg Hunt - Hosted by Diamondhead! (228) 255-1900 ext 127
• Harrison County Wide Easter Egg Hunt - Hosted by Harrison County! (228) 832-8620, (228) 832-0080
• Ocean Springs Children's Easter Egg Hunt - Hosted by the City of Ocean Springs Parks & Recreation Department! (228) 875-8665
• Moss Point Riverfront Center Easter Egg Hunt - Hosted by the City of Moss Point Parks & Recreation Department! (228) 475-7887
• Pascagoula Daytime Easter Parade & Flashlight Egg Hunt - Hosted by City of Pascagoula Parks & Recreation! (228) 938-2356

Easter 2015 - April 5
 Easter 2016 March 27 

  • Date(s): 03/21/2015 - 04/05/2015
  • Location: Throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast

How to Use Lightroom 5

March 24, 31 & April 7

In this three-week hands-on course, Elizabeth will show you how to use Lightroom 5 to import, catalogue and develop your photos. In this course you will: learn to import photos from your computer, memory cards and phone; add copyright information to all your photos; add keywords to your photos; use collections and smart collections to organize your photos; use the develop module to adjust exposure, crop, remove dust spots, correct slanting horizons and convert images to black and white; learn how to export your photos for e-mails, web, and printing; explore the slideshow, book and print modules.

Supplies: For this class, you will need to bring a laptop computer with a copy of Lightroom 5 on it. It is recommended that you come to the Lightroom 5 Demonstration before signing up for this class. You can download a 30 day free trial of the program at: https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom.

  • Date(s): 03/24/2015 - 04/07/2015
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $25 members / $35 non-members

Semi-Annual Twice As Nice Kids Resale Event

March 25-28

Plan now to vacation on the MS Gulf Coast & SAVE big on all your children's shopping needs! Biggest consignment event featuring over 500 consignors, which means you will find great deals on infant equipment, such as furniture, swings, highchairs, bassinets, bouncy seats, feeding equipment, clothes, toys, hair bows, movies, books, shoes, uniforms, outside toys and much more.

  • Date(s): 03/25/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-2:30pm
  • Location: D'Iberville Civic Center, Automall Parkway, D'Iberville
  • Contact: Becky Barron
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Deacon John and The Ivories

March 27-28
 
Deacon John and The Ivories perform live! Relive the Glamour! We're transforming our View Showroom into Gus Stevens' legendary Supper Club. Enjoy a three-course meal from the club's original menu and dance to the music of Deacon John and The Ivories.

  • Date(s): 03/27/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 10pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach Blvd, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Free

DJ Roop

March 27-28

Come check out new local favorite DJ, Roop, the hottest new young DJ on the coast. Roop, a native of Biloxi, is fresh to the scene. You may have seen him at some of the local venues around town, as Roop is making his way to the top quick. Roop has performed at Mezo's Juke Joint, Zeppelins Bar and Pizzeria, Mosaics Tapas Bar, The E.O's Club II, and many more. If you can't find him around town, look right here in Biloxi at IP Casino. Roop will be spinning the hottest new beats to keep you grooving all night long. He creates, performs, and produces his own music, including top 40 hits, electronic dance music, remixes of your favorite club and hip hop charts, and so much more you just have to see it for yourself.

  • Date(s): 03/27/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 10pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

The Redfield

March 27-29
 
The Redfield is a four piece alternative/modern rock band formed in early 2011 with the idea of creating their own sounds from the members influences from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, to Queen, Sly and the family stone, A Perfect Circle.

  • Date(s): 03/27/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Free

The Snow Queen

March 27-28

WINGS Performing Arts presents The Snow Queen. An original adaptation of the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, a beautiful princess is trapped in an ice palace in the mountains of snow. Join us on the journey to the land of northern lights and magical snowflakes. Help us solve the mystery of melting the snow queen's icy heart. What can restore her to those she loves? With original songs and a heartwarming tale The Snow Queen takes the stage in an all new adaption.

  • Date(s): 03/27/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • Admission: $13
  • General Admission Child: $7 students
  • General Admission Senior: $10 Seniors/Military

6th Annual Battle on the Bayou

March 28  

Calling all paddlers for the largest paddling event in the entire state of MS! Battle on the Bayou is for both the experienced and novice; kayaks, canoes & stand-up paddle boards; If you enjoy the outdoors, then come and compete in a challenge that includes both SPEED & FUN for various skill and age levels! Enjoy paddling your vessel through a 9.5-mile nature lover's paradise - Old Fort Bayou Blueway with fun as the primary focus. Admission includes a SWAG bag of goodies, lunch/drink, the opportunity to win funky trophies/prizes, trash talk at the starting line and good time! Sponsored in part by South Coast Paddling Company, Gulf Hills Hotel, The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint and Everything Kayak.  Sponsored in part by South Coast Paddling Company, Gulf Hills Hotel, The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint and Everything Kayak.

$10 off your registration from Jan 1 - Jan 31
$5 off your registration from Feb 1 - Feb 28.
Regular registration prices from Mar 1 - Mar 28

More information at http://www.battleonthebayou.com  
Don't miss out on this exciting event!
Kayaks available for rent: http://www.southcoastpaddling.com

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  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 8am-1pm
  • Location: Fun starts @ Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, 13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Michael Pornovets
  • Phone: 228-865-1000

Mississippi Delta Bridal Show Gulf Coast Edition

March 28 (CANCELLED)

Meet wedding professional ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Bridal Show where brides and groom can hire their dream vendors for their special day. Wedding planners, photographers, caterers, bands, florists, wedding decorators and more. Venue owners will come to together to showcase their products and services. 

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 1pm-5pm
  • Location: Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Janice Lucas
  • Phone: 901-461-1136
  • Admission: $10

Ocean Springs Easter Egg Hunt

March 28 (April 3 rain date)

The City of Ocean Springs will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Little Children's Park at 400 Washington Avenue. Children 10 and under will be able to enjoy the excitement. There will be four 30-minute hunts, with different age groups. Families will enjoy treats, music, prizes and a chance to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 9am - 12pm
  • Location: Little Children's Park, Calhoun St. & Washington Ave., Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ravin Floyd
  • Phone: 228-875-6722
  • Admission: Free

Snow Queen Princess Tea and Performance

March 28-29

Snow Queen Princess Tea Menu includes dainty sandwiches, baked sweet treats and special surprises. This special tea includes the performance of The Snow Queen. Join us on this amazing journey of the Hans Christian Anderson classic that Frozen was loosely based on.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: 3pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • Admission: $15

The Magic Flute

March 28

William Carey University and The Mary C present The Magic Flute. A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. 

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • General Admission Adult: $20 (military $10; Students $5)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (age 10 and under)

On-Going Events

Art Exhibits @ Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Two new art exhibits are now on display at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The art exhibits feature the work of Suzy Templin and Betty Magee.

Suzy was born and raised in Minnesota where she earned two bachelor degrees in Fine Art from the Minnesota State University graduating in 1996. She relocated to South Mississippi's Keesler Air Force Base in 1989 where she was hired as a Military Fine Artist. She has been doing coastal artwork for 25 years where her true love for the Gulf Coast is portrayed. She has won the Biloxi Seafood Festival Poster Contest five times. Suzy recently won Chefs to the Coast event's poster contest and the Blue Moon Art Project that was held during The Peter Anderson festival in downtown Ocean Springs.

Betty Magee began seriously painting over 40 years ago. Betty was born in McComb, MS where her father was a very prolific graphic artist, and her roots were really in New Orleans, LA where she began her art career. She won awards in her first four shows she entered which was an endorsement for her to go forward. Betty is accomplished in all mediums oils, pastels, ceramics, watercolor, acrylics and more. Art is her identity. Betty loves to paint nature. The native flora and fauna of the coast, especially the bogs with pitcher plants are represented in her exhibit in the airport. Betty also is one of the founders of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education.

Both exhibits occupy the display cases located near the airline gates on the second floor of the terminal building.  

  • Date(s): 11/12/2014 - 05/31/2015
  • Location: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, 1100 Hangar Street, Gulfport
  • Contact: Ashley Duke
  • Phone: (228) 863-5951 x 3036

Sit! Stay! Read! Read to the Dogs!

A program for reluctant readers to practice their reading skills with dogs. This is a program where a group of trained dogs will sit and listen to a story read by the child. *You do not bring your dog.* Please call and sign your child to participate in this FREE program. The sessions will held on the 4th Saturday of each month at BILOXI PUBLIC LIBRARY! Dates for this program JANUARY 24, 2015 FEBRUARY 28, 2015 MARCH 28, 2015 APRIL 25, 2015.

  • Date(s): 01/24/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 10am-12pm
  • Location: Biloxi Library, Howard Avenue
  • Contact: Liz Catalano
  • Phone: 228-436-3095
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Children

Performing & Visual Arts Conservatory

The Salvation Army Kroc Center's Performing & Visual Arts Conservatory will allow students, ages 8-15, to gain an all-encompassing, one of a kind, music & art experience. Students will choose their elective from art/set design, brass, drama, drums, guitar, or keyboard. Each student will be placed in the appropriate level, as well as take part in Chorus and Music Theory Classes. Students do not have to own their own instrument to participate. Instructors will also give performances for students to top off this experience! At the end of the semester, students will have their chance to perform in a Recital on May 16th!

  • Date(s): 01/27/2015 - 05/12/2015
  • Times: 5pm-7pm
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Contact: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: $12

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.

 BAY ST. LOUIS MARKET (Depot Produce & Country Market)
Location: Historic Train Depot Grounds, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Thursdays 2pm-6pm; Saturdays 9am -2pm

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

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

GULFPORT THE HARBOR MARKET
Location: Jones Park Pavilion, Highway 90
Open: Wednesday
Times: 9am-1pm

HANCOCK COUNTY MARKET
Location: 3068 Longfellow Drive, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Wednesdays
Times: 9am-1pm

JACKSON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
Open: (April-September) Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

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

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

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

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

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

 

  • Date(s): 02/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

UNRIVALED - The 6th Annual High School Art Competition

February 24-May 23

UNRIVALED!!! is the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's popular high school art competition for students in grades 9-12 will be on display for three months. This year's juror is Ocean Springs Artist Carole Marie, who specializes in multiple types of media, including ceramics, photography, sculpture and painting. Three-dimensional works of art created in various media by high school students will be on display. Cash prizes are awarded to Best in Show and First, Second and Third Place. A must see show! 

February 27  - Reception (Free)
Enjoy refreshments and see the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's popular high school art competition.

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm daily; Reception 5pm-7pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Reception is FREE
  • General Admission Adult: Adults (18+): $10; AAA & Military (with ID): $8
  • General Admission Child: Student (with ID): $5; Children (Under 5): Free
  • General Admission Senior: Seniors (60+): $8

Hard Rock - Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights brings in the top area DJ's to play all the greatest hits from the 70's and 80's from rock to pop to disco; new wave and beyond. Get transported back to a time where afros were fly and valley girl's were, like, totally awesome. The club features a brand new light up dance floor, decked out furniture and plenty of disco balls to get your groove on.

March 6 - DJ Mig
March 7 - DJ D-Funk
March 13 - 14 DJ San-D
March 20 - DJ Mig
March 21 - DJ Slave Puppy
March 27 - DJ Mig
March 28 - DJ D-Funk

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625

Hard Rock Live

Performing Live!

March 6    Aaron Lewis. Tickets begin at $39.99
March 13  Kansas. Tickets begin at $9.99
March 20  The Guess Who. Tickets begin at $14.99
March 27  Twelve against Nature; an Authentic Tribute to Steely Dan; Tickets begin at $9.99
April 3      Get the LED out. Tickets begin at $9.99
April 10    Gary Allen. Tickets begin at $49.99
April 17    Bible Bingo presented by Late Night Catechism. Tickets begin at $9.99
April 24    B Street Band-A tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Party packages begin at $14.99
May 1      Boz Scaggs. Tickets begin at $19.99
May 2      Biloxi Sweet Science 3 Professional Boxing. Tickets begin at $20.00
May 15    Satisfaction; the international Rolling Stones Tribute. Party packages begin at $14.99
May 22    Weird Al Yankovic-The Mandatory World Tour. Tickets begin at $29.99

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 05/22/2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625

Hard Rock Live - Center Bar

Performing Live!

March 6-7     Contraflow
March 13-14 Goldy Locks
March 20-21 Voodoo Gumbo
March 27-28 Super Charger

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm-12noon (Mon-Thur); 8pm-1am (Fri-Sat)
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Call for tickets prices.

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.

Performing live.

Mar. 6 Eddie McDaniel
Mar. 7 Cheri & Tony
Mar. 13 Sista Sera Trio
Mar. 14 Brennan Roybal
Mar. 20 Gram Rea & Ty Taylor
Mar. 21 Lisa Lee Albritton
Mar. 27 Gary "Redd" Necaise
Mar. 28 Scott Hinson Trio

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • 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

Alex North Photography Exhibit & Workshop

March 9 - May 1

Back by popular demand, a photography exhibit by Coast native Alex North, featuring new, never-seen-before works along with some of his iconic images. "Color Blind Eyes" Alex North Photography Exhibit. The public is invited to the "Meet-The-Artist Reception", March 15 from 2-4 p.m. 

Sign up for the Photography Workshop, "Get off Auto" with Alex North and Jason Taylor, Saturday, April 18. This class is designed to help budding photographers learn how to get the most from their camera and all those settings. Workshop fee $125. Space is limited. 

  • Date(s): 03/09/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 8am-5pm daily (Reception 2-4pm March 15)
  • Location: Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Bill Raymond or Biloxi Visitor Center
  • Phone: 228-374-3105
  • Admission: Free Exhibit & Reception ($125 workshop)

Katrina + 10

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 - 09/12/2015
  • 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

Katrina Cafe

Katrina +10 will host a weekly series of "Katrina Cafe" presentations where well-known community leaders will discuss the challenges of Katrina in their respective fields and how they have overcame those challenges.  Admissions to luncheons, which will be held a the Ohr-O-O'Keefe, is $10 per person which includes lunch. Reservation required in advance.  For more information visit the Katrina +10 website, http://katrinaplus10.com
 
March 20 - The Birth of Katrina; WLOX Meteorologist Carrie Duncan
March 27 - Katrina with Class; School superintendents Beth John, Pass Christian and Paul Tisdale of Biloxi
April 3 - Historically  Speaking; Lolly Barnes, executive director of the MS Heritage Trust
April 10 - Katrina: You Can Bank on It; George Schloegel with Hancock Bank
April 17- Our Changing Coastline; MS Department of Marine Resources
April 24- Technologically Speaking; A Hancock Bank representative
May 1 - 10-8: Officers on Duty; Biloxi Police Chief John Miller
May 8 - Paying it Forward; Biloxi Fire Department
May 15 - Rooms With a View; Linda Hornsby, MS Lodging Association
May 22- A Helping Hand; Holly Gibbs, Hands On Mississippi
May 29 - Eddie Favre: The Long and Short of It
June 5 - Congressman Gene Taylor 
June 12 - Promise and Possibility; Habitat for Humanity
June 19 - D'iberville: The Little City That Could and Did; Bobby Eleuterius, city manager
June 26 - The Cellular Storm; C-Spire
July 3 - A Visiting Chief; Steve Gerard of New Sharon, Iowa
July 10 - Working Through the Storm
July 17 - Keesler: Rebuilt and Renewed
July 24 - Katrina RIP; Gary Hargrove, Harrison County Coroner
July 31 - Dealing With Disaster; Rupert Lacy, Harrison County Emergency Management Agency
Aug. 7 - Finding Salvation; Salvation Army
Aug. 14 - And Justice For All; Reilly Morse
Aug. 21 - Housing and Economic Recovery; Gerald Blessey
Aug. 28 - Lessons Learned; Mike Womack, MS Emergency Management Agency

 

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 08/28/2015
  • Times: 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $10 (includes lunch)