You’re probably going to have consult your Magic 8-Ball this weekend to help you decide what you want to do in South Mississippi because your options are plentiful.
Let’s get to it.
Comedian Kevin Hart, who seems to be in a new movie about every two weeks, will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $66.50 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
But know this going into the show: According to the Coliseum’s website, the funny man doesn’t like any funny business when it comes to cell phones. Use of phones, tablets, etc. is prohibited during Hart’s show. This means no selfies, no Tweeting, no Snapchats and no video. You will literally just have to enjoy what’s sure to be one of the funniest shows to hit the Coast this year.
The classic rock band Boston celebrates a career spanning 40 years with a show Friday at the Beau Rivage Casino & Resort at 8 p.m. Tickets are just about gone, but all hope is not lost.
Mary Cracchiolo Spain, the Beau’s marketing director, said that any additional tickets are released at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. This means there’s always a chance to get a ticket.
If you’re a honky-tonk man, head on down to the IP Casino Resort on Friday to catch country legend Dwight Yoakam. His show starts at 8 p.m,
The show is a sell-out but some resale tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. You can always check with the box office at the venue to see if any tickets have been released.
And after much speculation and anticipation, the DC film “Suicide Squad” finally opens in theaters this weekend. There are several shows from which to choose at the Grand Theater in D’Iberville and the Cinemark 16 in Gulfport.
But whatever you plan to do this weekend, here is your playlist featuring new jamz from Britney Spears, The Band Perry, Shaggy and The Struts.
Annual Carl Legett Memorial Fishing Tournament
Point Cadet Marina, 119 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $80 to participate; free to spectators. Family-oriented tournament invites anglers to cast their lines in hopes of snagging the “Big One” and winning a $26,500 payout. Daily prizes. 228-436-9312.
Benefit Shrimp Boil
St. Joseph Hospice, 1240 Broad Ave., Gulfport. $5 per plate. Enjoy eating at this shrimp boil for a cause. 228-865-7897.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All-Star Luncheon Series: Steve Smith
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for the Sal & Mookie’s All-Star Luncheon Series with speaker Steve Smith, former Gulfport High athlete, Baylor baseball coach and minor league pitcher in the San Francisco Giants system. Includes speech, lunch and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.
Jesmyn Ward Signs ‘The Fire This Time’
Pass Books & Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward signs “The Fire This Time.” 228-222-4827. www.passbooksonline.com
Frank ‘Yankie’ Barhanovich Sr. Tribute
Slavonian Lodge, 159 Maple St., Biloxi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited so attendees are encouraged to get tickets at the Biloxi Visitors Center or call 228-374-3105 for reservations. The 50th anniversary of the 1966 James Brown Revue show at Biloxi Municipal Stadium, which would later be renamed Yankie Stadium. The Slavonian Lodge also will spotlight another 1966 show at the stadium — Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is.” The multimedia program will center on Biloxi’s musical heritage and Barhanovich’s role in shaping that heritage. It will feature presentations by historian and Sun Herald columnist Kat Bergeron and musicologist and publisher Jim O’Neil, research director of the Mississippi Blues Trail and founding co-editor of Living Blues Magazine.
5:30 p.m. Aug. 5
Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Biloxi Shuckers
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. Minor league baseball. 228-233-3465. Events can be found here.
7:10 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 5:10 p.m. Aug. 7, 6:40 p.m. Aug. 8-9
Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $69.50-$125.50. The former shoe salesman has become a successful standup comedian who has played clubs from Caroline’s to The Laugh Factory and others nationwide. He’s also risen to fame in movies, starring in such hits as “Ride Along” and “Get Hard.” 228-594-3700.
Teen Minecraft Club
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Join others in the library meeting room. Bring your friends, create and build and bring your own computer, laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events the library should have and get to know others with like interests. The library is also looking for parent volunteers to help with meetings. Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 and 11
Clay Babies: Garden Fairies
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12 per child per project. Children will make and paint clay garden fairies that can last outside year-round. Students can make multiple fairies — just let the museum know at enrollment how many you would like. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. 228-374-5547.
LEAD (Law Enforcement Appreciation Day)
Jackson County Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Free. The event begins at 3 p.m. for law enforcement officers and their families. Free food, door prizes and free kids’ entertainment. The doors open at 6 p.m. to the public for a free concert by Derek Norsworthy and Cole Jones. Come show your appreciation for law enforcement officers.
West Coast Swing Workshops
Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for eight lessons. The Amour Danzar is looking for dancers who want to learn more West Coast Swing dance steps. Interested dancers must call Barbra at 228-324-3730 for reservations.
City of Gulfport Back to School Health and Wellness Fair
Jones Park’s Barksdale Pavilion, Gulfport. Free. More than 50 local health, wellness, safety and educational vendors. There will be an array of free activities for the children such as train rides, imagination playground, tennis demonstrations, fitness demonstrations, live musical performance, and knocker ball. Children will receive a free drawstring backpack and school supplies.