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March 2015

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17th Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show

February 4-March 15

A six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event highlighting some the sport's finest equine athletes from across the nation! With approximately 1000 horses exhibiting and 12,000 spectators, this is the largest hunter/jumper show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Spectators attend free of charge Sunday of each week!

The horse show itself has three all-weather rings close to each other for exceptional viewing, a large beautiful grass field, and a covered arena with bleachers! Visitors are right in the middle of everything that is going on! Watching these graceful "beauties" compete is an experience!

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2010
Received special recognition from United States Hunter Jumper Assn (USHJA) with a Members Choice Award
USHJA Members Choice Award for 2014

  • Date(s): 02/04/2015 - 03/15/2015
  • Times: 2 pm Every Sunday
  • Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Janet McCarroll - Gulf Coast Winter Series Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 832-3691 or (843) 768-5503
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Gallery 782 Co-Art 6th Anniversary

March 6

Gallery 782 Co-Art will host a party to celebrate the sixth anniversary. The event theme is “Birds of a feather, six years together: Come visit our nest enjoy the rest.” The event will feature local artist’s paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery and stained glass from the Co-Art members, wine and refreshments will be served. The Gallery is a cooperative art association made up of local artisans from the MS Gulf Coast. An internationally acclaimed violinist/fiddle player will play the event.

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 782 Co-Art (Behind Mary Mahoney's), Biloxi
  • Contact: Brian Lamar
  • Phone: 831-241-1339
  • Admission: Free

Spring Fest and Garden Extravaganza

March 6-7

For over 15 years the Spring Event was held every year inside the Coliseum Convention Center in Biloxi but after Hurricane Katrina it went away. We are so excited to bring back this event AND we are combining Spring Fest with the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show. Offering arts and crafts, Easter gifts, home decor, plants, garden accessories, landscape pros, and more!

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 9am – 5pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ron Meyers - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (800) 476-9336 or (228) 831-3020
  • Admission: $8

Long Beach St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade

March 7

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival with live music, entertainment and vendors. Parade starts at 2 pm and runs down Jeff Davis Avenue. Vendors open from 10-4 at the Town Green. Great family entertainment! King David Reeves and Colleen Jenny Nicaud will rule the day. Fr. Cuddy of St. Thomas Parish will serve as parade marshall. Join us for a great day in Long Beach - the place to be!

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Long Beach Town Green
  • Contact: Lisa Hamel
  • Admission: Free

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Intermediate Calligraphy

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18

Intermediate Calligraphy is for those who have the basic knowledge and skill level to continue their growth in calligraphic art. Five 2.5 hour sessions are tailored to individual student's needs. New font styles, layout and presentation, illumination, and practical commercial uses of calligraphy are among the topics covered.

Instructor Mark Hartsfield will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00. 

  • Date(s): 02/18/2015 - 03/18/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Basic Calligraphy

February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19

Basic Calligraphy is an introduction to the techniques required to master beautiful writing. There is a brief discussion of the history / significance of calligraphy, but the course will concentrate on the practical side of the art. Five 2.5 hour sessions guide students through Chancery Cursive alphabet and basic layout. Two practical layout assignments and a frame worthy piece complete the course.

Instructor Mark Hartsfield will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00. 

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/19/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Fundamentals of Photography

February 19, 26 & March 5

In this class students will learn about technical and aesthetic fundamentals of photography. Topics to be covered include: camera operations, different lenses and how the lenses interact with the camera, filters, lighting (both natural and flash). Composition, rule of thirds, cropping, and framing, as well as the proper handling of your camera will be looked at during the course of this class.

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • 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: $120 members / $130 non-members

Poetry Roundtable

February 19 & March 5

It is the roundtable's job to see the masterpiece inside every piece of writing and to help the writer bring it out. A three hour workshop for writers off all levels. Beginners will learn fundamentals and advanced students will be challenged to elevate their craft. Each student will bring one poem to be workshopped. Students send their work out in advance so everyone participating has had a chance to read and comment upon the workshop poems.

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • 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: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Artistic Method and Fun 101

February 24, March 3, 10, 17

Learn the ropes, or in this case brushes, colors, composition and balance. Follow along as Dustin Porta paints in acrylics, colorful expressive marine life and ocean scenes or strike out on your own and create your own image with the help and guidance of a professional artist. Learn, not just how to add different elements, but why? Also learn what makes for a well balanced image, and what gives a painting that finished, professional appearance. Along the way you'll learn the tips and tricks that Dustin has picked up in his travels, share stories and have a good time.

$170 members / $180 non-members (includes $25 supply fee and 4 lunches)
$130 members / $140 non-members (includes supply fee)

  • Date(s): 02/24/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm; 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878

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)

Anyone Can Create Great Art

February 25, March 4, 11, 18

Students will bring in examples of their favorite paintings and images. Working together, the class will plan our own painting that incorporates all the elements of these masterworks. We will talk about what makes a powerful image and how to best create it on canvas. We will identify which aspects of "great" paintings make them seem beyond our reach, and how easy it can be to bring these elements into our own work.

$170 members; $180 non-members (includes $25 supply fee and 4 lunches)
$130 members; $140 non-members (includes $25 supply fee)

 

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 03/18/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878

Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge

March 1-6 

The public is invited to come out and cheer on these brave veterans during 2015 Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge. More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will start set off cycling Sunday, March 1 at the Georgia State Capitol at 8:30AM on the fourth Annual Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge presented by UnitedHealthCare on a six-day, 470-miles cycling ride from Atlanta to New Orleans. They will be in the Gulf Coast area March 5 through March 6.

Sunday, 3/1 Atlanta to Columbus, GA
Monday, 3/2 Columbus to Montgomery, AL
Tuesday, 3/3 Montgomery to Pensacola, FL
Wednesday, 3/4 Pensacola to Mobile, AL
Thursday, 3/5 Mobile to Gulfport, MS
Friday, 3/6 Gulfport to New Orleans, LA

Saturday, 3/7 Community Service Event in New Orleans, LA

 Visit http://www.ride2recovery.com/gulf-coast-challenge.html for additional details about the Gulf Coast Challenge or Ride 2 Recovery. 

  • Date(s): 03/01/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Location: From Atlanta to New Orleans (along the Gulf Coast)
  • Contact: Sheri Goldberg
  • Phone: 818-742-7726
  • Admission: Free

Beginning/Intermediate Stained Glass Classes

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

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. 

$250 members / $260 non-Members (all supplies and lunch provided)
$200 members / $210 non-members (all supplies provided)

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • 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

Gumbo Cooking Night with Dennis Burke

March 3

Learn the family cooking secrets from Biloxi native Dennis Burke, as he passes along his Cajun French heritage from his dear grandmother to you. A retired banker and avid cook, Dennis enjoys cooking for friends and family and even treats his friends to fabulous lunch in his home once a week! Come and relax as Dennis entertains us with stories and recipes that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Menu: Cajun Spicy Shrimp Salad~fresh shrimp mixed with homemade remoulaude and fresh seasonings. Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo-learn the basics of making a roux as Dennis walks you through the steps of making his famous gumbo served with rice and Le Bakery French Bread. Crown Royal Maple Bread Pudding-Dennis' beloved recipe kicked up a notch with the newest Crown Royal flavor! This is the best bread pudding you will ever sink your teeth in.

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015 - 03/03/2015
  • Times: 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • General Admission Adult: $30-$35

Live Entertainment Eight75 - Beau Rivage

Enjoy live music at EIGHT75. Beau Rivage will feature live music from some the greatest local bands.

3/3 - Triggerproof
3/10 - Rochelle Harper Band
3/17 - Myles Sharp Band
3/24 - Red Room Arrangement

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015 - 03/24/2015
  • Times: 8pm-12am
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Free

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)

Inherit the Wind

March 5-15

Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. The play, which debuted in 1955, is a story that fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials.The debate over creationism versus evolution has contemporary resonance, as evidenced by the play's numerous revivals and screen adaptations decades after its initial theatrical run.

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/15/2015
  • Times: Call for times! (Dark Mon. & Tue nights)
  • Location: Center Stage, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi
  • Contact: Center Stage Theatre
  • Phone: 228-388-6258
  • General Admission Adult: $16
  • General Admission Senior: $13 Seniors/Students/Active Military

Aaron Lewis

March 6

American musician, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist performs live!

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $39.99

Dave Jones

March 6

Come for the fun and enjoy dinner and the music. 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): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 5:30am-8:30pm
  • Location: Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead
  • Contact: Dave Jones or Diamonhead Country Club
  • Phone: 228-234-1610 or 228-255-2918
  • Admission: Free

DIEGO FIGUEIREDO

March 6

Called by jazz guitar master George Benson "one of the greatest guitarists I've ever seen in my life," thirty-four-year old Brazilian Diego Figueiredo is considered one of the most exciting guitar players today. He is winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition (twice) and the VISA Prize. Diego's touring is intense and international in scope; he has already played in more than fifty countries. His music is a fusion of jazz, classical, bossa nova and other Brazilian musical styles. He has released twenty albums to date. Diego's unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, have created an explosion of fans and concertgoers around the world.  Presented by Arts Under the Dome!

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Arts Under The Dome, First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th Street, Gulfport - (corner of 24th Avenue)
  • Contact: Catherine Barnes - Publicity
  • Phone: 228-229-6851 or 228-863-0047
  • Admission: $15 ($10 students) at door or on website

Downtown Biloxi After 5

March 6

Join us for this 4-hour, lively, fun event that will include uniquely themed activites in downtown Biloxi restaurants and shops throughout Rue Magnolia and the Biloxi Art District. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in a Downtown Biloxi Poker Run and win cash and prizes. 

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 5pm-8pm
  • Location: Rue Magnolia and Jackson Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Miller-Carter
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Free

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Cooking Class

March  6

Menu includes Lorax trees, One Fish, Two Fish sandwiches, Sam I Am's Green eggs and ham bites, and Thing One and Thing Two Blue dipped strawberries.

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • General Admission Adult: $25 (1 parent & child) $5 each additional person

Lazy Magnolia Brewery Anniversary Celebration

March 6

C'mon out y'all and help us celebrate. Cheers for ten years! Popular Coast musicians "The Rochelle Harper Band" will provide entertainment. Cajun Gourmet Catering, which has over 50 years of restaurant and cooking experience, will prepare the menu for the event. There will also be three cask beers available for this night only. Every First Friday, Lazy Magnolia supports a charity through a portion of entry sales. A highlight of the evening is the debut of the Lazy Magnolia 10th Anniversary Ale named simply "10". The ale's flavor characteristics are a soft and sweet maltiness with a nutty caramel aroma. It's part of the Debutante series, blending inspiration from Southern Pecan and the delectable Trappist Ales of Belgium.

The 10-year anniversary will benefit Mississippi Public Broadcasting, which provides educational and instructional professional growth and public service programs for the students and citizens of Mississippi.

Directions: From I-10: Take exit 13 onto MS Hwy. 603 North. Approximately ½ mile at the first red light turn left onto Stennis Airport Road. Follow Stennis Airport Road to the end then you will turn right onto Fred and Al Key Road. Turn right into the first driveway on your right. The brewery is located at the back of the building.

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 5pm-8pm
  • Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Road, Kiln
  • Contact: Lazy Magnolia Brewing
  • Phone: 228-467-2727
  • Admission: $15

Rodney Carrington

March 6-7

An American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on Mercury Records and Capitol Records. His comedy act typically combines stand-up comedy and original songs. Carrington has also starred in the sitcom Rodney and in the 2008 film Beer for My Horses.

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $29.95

The Best of the Oxford Film Festival Winning Films

March 6-7

The Best of the Oxford Film Festival Winning films, as determined by the Oxford Film Festival judges, will be presented in The Mary C theatre. Film selections will include shorts, experimental, animation, dramatic and documentary features. 

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: Friday 6pm-11pm; Saturday 12noon-11pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Friday $7; Saturday $15 (combo ticket $20)

Willie Nelson

March 6-7

Six decades after his start in the music business, Willie Nelson has earned the title "living legend." After writing early classics such as "Hello Walls" and the much-recorded "Crazy," Nelson found his own solid footing as a performer in the 1970s. The 1975 album Red Headed Stranger established him as a musician of the first rank. Nelson's long list of awards includes two special Grammys (the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Legend award) and the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award from The Academy of Country Music for "unprecedented and genre-defying contributions to popular music."

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: $65

13th Annual George Ohr Gala - BOHRdeaux

March 7

Raise a toast with Beau Rivage to the Mad Potter of Biloxi. This fund-raiser for the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Arts celebrates George Ohr's extraordinary cultural legacy and his groundbreaking influence on 20th century pottery. Event includes wine tasting around the Beau Rivage pool, silent and live auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing and live music by Glenn Parker Band, complimentary wine and cash bar. (Black Tie event.)

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beau Rivage or Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Phone: (888) 567-6667 or 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $75

Altered Vessels: Form and Surface

March 7-8

This participation workshop is geared toward the beginning and intermediate level student with some prior throwing experience or, at least, able to throw a basic 7" cylinder.

It is perfect for someone who seeks to expand their vocabulary of ceramics forms and techniques, break out of a rut, or inject some new energy into an uninspired studio practice. We will explore such techniques as stretching, altering and darting to create unique pieces based on traditional pottery forms, and the use of carved stamps to apply texture. We will also incorporate some hand-building techniques using bisque molds in combination with wheel thrown components to create unique altered vessels. In addition, John Oles will demonstrate the techniques he uses to create his own work and provide a 30-45 minute Power Point/Artist Talk.

John Oles is the recipient of the 2010 Ceramic Arts Emerging Artist Award from the National Council on Education. He studied ceramics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and received a BFA in ceramics in 1998. In 2004, he moved to North Carolina and entered the Penland School of Crafts. Oles described that time period in his life as heaven. He returned to his current home of New Orleans to finish his MFA in ceramics at Tulane University. His professional experience includes being on the adjunct faculty at both Loyola and Tulane Universities.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Times: 9am -4pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $150 non-members/$135 members (includes lunch both days) + $20 non-discountable materials fee* payable on first day of workshop.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

March 7

Join teachers, staff, and volunteers of The Mary C, in partnership with Target, to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Celebrate with readings, cupcakes, games, and even a sneak peak of Triple Threat Academy and The Mary C.'s upcoming production of Seussical the Musical.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 1pm-3pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free

First Fridays @ Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

March 7

Enjoy great local beer, food and music. Lazy Magnolia's brewery tour and tasting experience is even more fun on the First Friday of each month. Sip your samples while enjoying some local live music. Try some beer pairings with locally produced treats available for purchase from our featured food vendor. They will unveil a new pint glass design each First Friday, and you can be one of the first to sample a new brew not yet released for sale. Lazy Magnolia will also donate $1 to a local charity for each guest who joins us for the First Friday tour and tasting experience. No RSVP necessary, just show up. Now that's a great way to spend a Lazy afternoon.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 5pm-8pm
  • Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Road, Kiln
  • Contact: Michelle Robinson
  • Phone: 228-467-2727
  • Admission: No Cover.

Gulf Coast Chili Cook Off

March 7

Mark your calendars for this Gulf Coast Chili Cook-Off featuring a large variety of chili prepared by local businesses, restaurants and members of the Gulf Coast community. You can also shop at the Arts & Crafts booths that will be set up throughout the event. Proceeds from the Gulf Coast Chili Cook-Off will benefit Back Bay Mission and the JD Campus scholarship fund.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 12pm-3pm
  • Location: MGCCC-JD, Hospitality Resort Management Center, 420 Debuys Rd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Christen Duhe
  • Phone: 228-897-3971
  • Admission: $10
  • General Admission Child: $5

Mannie Fresh and Rude Jude Celebrity Birthday

March 7 

Mannie Fresh is known to fans and throughout the music industry as an amazing producer, artist, and entertainer, but he started out as one of the best DJs in New Orleans and he is now returning to his musical roots. The multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated producer responsible for creating hits (for UGK, Trina, Gucci Man, The Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, Cash Money) is now back to spinning full time, moving the crowd and DJing in clubs across the country. In between his DJing duties he is still making it happen in studios with Kanye, Bun B. Drake and the iconic Dr. Dre.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: Doors open at 9pm
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Christina Taylor
  • Phone: 228-365-0400
  • Admission: Tickets start @ $15

Sterling Silver Workshop

October 4

Gallery 782 presents Wire Wrap Workshop. Participants will meet and work with artist Sue West who will host the workshop and assist everyone in making a Sterling Silver Prong Wrapped Kennedy Half Dollar. All materials and tools are included. Call to make reservations.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am - 1pm
  • Location: Gallery 782 Co-Art, 782 Water Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Gallery 782
  • Phone: 228-831-2294/228-860-0448
  • Admission: $30

The Ivy and Pearl Affair

March 7

The Ivy and Pearl Affair will be held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in our chartering city, Biloxi, MS. The theme for this year’s event is “Legends and Leaders in Bloom” as we celebrate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the chapter. Our chapter has provided “Service to All Mankind” for over 50 years on the MS Gulf Coast.  A sit-down dinner will be served at 7:00 pm, so please plan to be present by then. The Golden Court Presentation will begin at 7:30 pm. The attire is formal (tuxedo or dark suit for men, floor-length gowns for women). There is no outside food and beverages. There will be a cash bar. We will have fun dancing the night away for a great cause.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum
  • Contact: Sade Reese
  • Phone: 251-753-0975
  • Admission: $45

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

The African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes

Margaret Rose Vendryes in an artist, lecturer, historian, author and curator with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and master's and doctorate degrees in Art History. She began The African Diva Project in 2005 and has expanded the project into an outstanding exhibition that questions the role of race and gender identification in contemporary African and African American communities. Each canvas features a full-figure portrait of a popular black female soloist. Each wears an African mask, chosen for its character and/or aesthetic compatibility to her image, either an actual mask or a mask painted on paper, and applied to the canvas in the place of her face. Songs ... messages that once rose out of vinyl channels, like black magic, are inscribed in the space that surrounds them. The exhibition will be accompanied by the music of each artist.

Jan. 17 is FREE admission to view the exhibit @ 2pm.

  • Date(s): 12/09/2014 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: FREE Admission (January 17 only)
  • General Admission Adult: $10 (18+)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (with id) Children (under 5) Free
  • General Admission Senior: $8 (60+ & Military & AAA)

Sarah Qarqish + Morgan Welch: Art as Form Art as Function

Forms ranging from organic to ornate patterns exemplify the creative spirit of the Sarah Qarqish / Morgan Welch team from Jackson, Mississippi. Sarah Qarqish studied drawing and graphic design at Mississippi State University. Her passion is working in multiple media on projects that communicate her love of expression and creativity. Morgan Welch is a furniture maker who received a BFA in sculpture and minor in architectural studies from Mississippi State University. Together, Qarqish and Welch create fine art that functions as contemporary furniture, among other artistic explorations in their newly formed HannaBerry Workshop. The focus of the exhibition is form and function. It will feature two and three-dimensional wooden shape configurations that guide the eye of the viewer throughout the large scale floor and hanging installations. The artists collaborate to force different art media to have "relationships" with each other to create an exciting visual experience.

  • Date(s): 12/16/2014 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

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

Learn to Draw

March 3-24

Learn To Draw! Beginners and continuing students. Register now (class size is limited to 10). All supplies are included. Taught by veteran art teacher Dave Jones. Please call to register and for more information. 

  • Date(s): 03/03/2015 - 03/24/2015
  • Times: 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave, Long Beach
  • Contact: Dave Jones
  • Phone: 228-234-1610
  • Admission: $75 (4 sessions)

Learn to Paint

March 4-25

Learn To Paint! Beginners and continuing students. Register now (class size is limited to 10). $80 for 4 sessions, supplies NOT included (supply list provided). Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Avenue, Long Beach, MS. Taught by veteran art teacher Dave Jones.

  • Date(s): 03/04/2015 - 03/25/2015
  • Times: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Coast Episcopal School, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave, Long Beach
  • Contact: Dave Jones
  • Phone: 228-234-1610
  • Admission: $80 (4 sessions)

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

Live Entertainment - View Showroom

Come and enjoy these dynmaic artists live in the Island View Showroom.  

Performing live.

Mar. 6 David St. Romain
Mar. 7 Lisa Lee Albritton Band
Mar. 13 Tommy Morse Band
Mar. 14 Starz
Mar. 20 Funhouse
Mar. 21 West Story Road

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/21/2015
  • 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