Chitlin Circuit Weekend - Craft Cocktail with Tarriq David

303 Union St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
(415) 336-9543
  • Presented By: 100 Men Hall
  • Dates: October 14, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $25
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October’s Chitlin Circuit Weekend will begin on Friday, October 14 with recognition of 100 Men Hall’s commitment to support Black-owned businesses with an early evening cocktail workshop, scheduled for 6-8 pm. Featuring celebrity mixologist Taariq David of Hospitality Bruhs, tickets of $25 will be offered to attendees aged 21 and over and will include three craft cocktails. David’s workshops have been very popular events at the Hall and due to limited tickets, this event is expected to sell out quickly. All of the revenue from ticket sales goes directly to Hospitality Bruhs to support the business’s growth and longevity.

Artist Adrienne Brown-David’s painting commemorating the Chitlin Circuit will be unveiled inside the Hall on Friday evening. Brown-David’s work captures Black childhood that is pure and uninterrupted by her focus on children and their real-life experiences as the subjects of her works. The need to capture the reality of their specific childhood and the freedom that comes with it is the inspiration that drives her, and it is essential that her work illuminates an often under-recognized narrative: that black childhood is as important and as beautiful as every other child's.

Bay Saint Louis’ iconic 100 Men Hall will continue its year-long Centennial Year Celebration with its second event, Chitlin’ Circuit Weekend, October 14-15, 2022. Founded in 1894 by 12 civic-minded African American Bay Saint Louis residents whose goal was to “assist its members when sick, bury its dead in a respectable manner, and knit friendship” the Hall grew to become a robust performance venue included on “the chitlin circuit”, an historic nationwide network of performance spaces, and a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail map.

October’s eclectic, three-day event will honor the Hall’s culturally rich history and uphold its current mission of educating Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and visitors about the venue’s significant contributions throughout its first hundred years. Activities include a craft cocktail workshop, dance party, the unveiling of an 80 x 58” painting commemorating the Chitlin Circuit by Adrienne Brown David, an HBCU [Historic Black College and University] Art Show curated by local artist and photographer Ann Madden, and a commemorative, letterpress poster created by Kennedy Prints.

Watch the video from the Ancestors Weekend

The year-long celebration is made possible by a grant from the MS Coast National Heritage Area. All programming updates, activity dates, times and ticket prices, sales and availability can be found on the 100 Men Hall’s website.

Photo Credit: Ann Dinwiddie Madden

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