Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center offers space throughout the historic building for special events, meetings, reunions and more. The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theater offers 383 seats and can accommodate concerts, plays, musicals, recitals, and meetings. The Scharr-Ello Studio provides professional audio/video recording, mastering/editing services, and is available for individuals, groups, choirs, school groups, bands and chamber ensembles by the hour or session. The Duckett Gallery, HOSA Room, Paper Mache Room, Performing Arts Room, Pottery Studio, Visual Arts Room, Woodcarving Room, IP Culinary Arts Café, and the grounds of the Mary C offer space for meetings, workshops, special events, and more.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!
  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 11, 2017

A from scratch cooking class, using locally sourced foods. The theme will be Southern, Gulf Coast with an emphasis on teaching cooking skills with specific recipes. We turn the ovens on when the guests arrive.

Menu

  1. Crusty French bread and butter (w/ herbs and salt) - Bread from Henry’s Cafe and Bakery, butter from country Girls Creamery
  2. Sous vide thick cut pork chops, collard greens made with ham and beer (local craft beer), and homemade tomato chutney (chow-chow). Pork from Sandridge Farms, free range, heritage breed of hogs (not available in any grocery store). Chow-chow a old family recipe.
  3.  Bread pudding with chocolate and dried cherries. Made from Henry’s bread.

Maisano’s to pair wines

Registration Deadline: March 4th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 11, 2017

Join Chef Cheri for this fun hands on class that will not only help save your fingers when you’re chopping and dicing at home, but you will leave as an omelet pro.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Age 12 & up

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 25, 2017

Join Chef Cheri for this fun hands on class and make a classic lasagna for lunch and for desert you will make a chocolate lasagna!

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 31, 2017

Join Chef Cheri and learn how to whip up this delicious lunch.

Menu:

  • Classic Patty Melt
  • German Potato Salad
  • Succotash
  • Shoo Fly Pie

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 6, 2017

Does your child show an interest in cooking? If so, the first steps to becoming a great cook is to learn proper knife skills. Join Chef Cheri Hiers as she teaches the basic skills required in the kitchen.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Age: 8-13

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 8, 2017

Have you ever attempted to make pastry from scratch and it ended up undercooked, or burnt. Take this hands on class and learn the secrets to making the perfect pastry.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Age: 12 & up

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017

Join us for White Rabbit/ Red Rabbit. Tickets must be purchased by calling 228-818-2878, or by purchasing at the Mary C.

Ticket prices are in 4 price ranges.

For the first performance on April 21st, only 50 tickets will be sold. These 50 ticket holders will sit on stage surrounding the actor.

After the April 21st performance, you will sit on the stage only if it is your first performance that you are watching, all other ticket buyers will sit in the audience.

Performance Schedule

Day/Date: Friday, April 21st – Vanessa Pierce Rodriguez

Day/Date: Saturday, April 22nd – David Delk

Day/Date: Friday, April 28th – Felice Kelly Gillum

Day/Date: Saturday, April 29th – Ryan Pierini