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

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

A center for arts with a beautiful lobby area which houses the spectacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

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

  • Aug 24, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect salad.

Menu:

  • Steak Salad with Tomatillo Dressing
  • Fresh Tortilla
  • Tres Leches Cake

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

  • Aug 25, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to cook crispy catfish.

Menu:

Fried Catfish

  • Hushpuppies
  • German Potato Salad
  • Peach Muffins

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

  • Aug 31, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.

Menu:

  • Garlic Basil Chicken
  • Fresh Lemon Pepper Pasta
  • Spinach
  • Orange Chiffon Cake with Brandy Drizzle

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

  • Sep 1, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.

Menu:

  • California Roll Sushi Bowl
  • Roasted Bok Choy
  • Sponge Cake with Fruit Compote

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

  • Sep 7, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.

Menu:

  • Sausage and Corn Maque Choux
  • Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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

  • Sep 8, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.

Menu:

  • Baked Tomato Tuna Melt
  • Spinach Salad
  • Fresh Baked Bread
  • Chocolate Rosemary Shortbread

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

  • Sep 13, 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

  • Sep 14, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.

Menu:

  • Broccoli Cheddar Chicken
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Sock-it-to-me Cake

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

  • Sep 15, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.

Menu:

  • Curried Chicken Salad over mixed Greens
  • Lemon Lavender Cake

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

  • Sep 16, 2017

At 24 years old, fiddle player and singer, Amanda Shaw is part of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians (i.e., Lumineers, Mumford, Ed Sharp, Old Crow Medicine Show, Alabama Shakes) who have embraced both traditional sounds and pop sounds of the mainstream. Her roots lie in Louisiana, mixing her classically trained violin playing with Cajun dancehall melodies and vocals that drip sweet cherry pie and southern girl grit.  Amanda counts Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Chrissie Hynde, and Bonnie Raitt as her primary influences. Not only for their strong vocals and powerful styles, but also because they broke new ground with their crossover success and successfully integrating the sound of their roots to the mainstream and this reflects in her own girl-powered sexy, sassiness of her live performances, her sharp witty lyrics and her fashion statements. Amanda has spent her youth implementing the same mission as her role models, becoming one of the leading Cajun fiddlers today. Her deep talent led to becoming one of the youngest headliners at music festivals not only throughout the world.

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

  • Sep 21, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.

Menu:

  • Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
  • House made Ranch Salad
  • Chocolate Ice Box Pie

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

  • Sep 22, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.

Menu:

  • Country Captain Chicken
  • Wild Rice
  • Carrot Cake

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

  • Sep 22, 2017

Observe, Eat, Drink and just share a fun evening with friends while you learn to prepare a delicious unique meal.

Menu:

Bitterballen (Deep fried Beef & Gravy)
Witlofsalade (Endive Salad)
Slavinken (Ground Meat Wrapped in Bacon)
Boerenkool (Potatoes & Kale)
Chocoladevla (Chocolate Custard)
(Wine and beer will be available by the glass at an additional cost for all Friday night demo classes.)

Instructor: Chef Cheri

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

  • Sep 23, 2017

Join Guest Chef Jo as she starts her International Culinary Series with a trip to Mexico in this hand on class you will learn the secrets to making the perfect Mexican meal.

Menu

Jicama Salad
Guacamole
Homemade Tortillas
Pico de Gallo
Authentic Chicken Tacos
Churros

Instructor: Chef Jo

Ages: 11&up

Registration Deadline: September 16th

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

  • Sep 28, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.

Menu:

  • Black and Blue Burger Bombs on a Bed of Caramelized Onions
  • Tomato Pie
  • Peanut Butter Cookies

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

  • Sep 29, 2017

Join Chef Cheri in Becky’s Kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.

Menu:

  • Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Baby Swiss Kolache
  • Stewed Potatoes
  • Roasted Beets
  • Apple Pie