If you are searching for things to do this weekend in South Mississippi, then look no further because we have you covered. And with so much to do and so little time to do it, let’s get to it.
Thank God It’s Friday
If you like getting funky and shaking your booty, and who doesn’t, then head on over to the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on Friday night and get down with The Commodores. Be prepared to dance a hole in your shoes to classics like “Too Hot Ta Trot” and “Brick House.” Tickets start at $35 and a few are still left at Ticketmaster.com. But remember, even if a show is sold out, any remaining tickets are released for sale at the Beau’s box office at 6 p.m. So if Mr. Big Spender from Boise isn’t able to use his tickets to the show, they could be yours.
Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will performing at the IP Casino Resort on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $65 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Smoky Mountain Rain
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap returns to the Coast with a Saturday show at the IP Casino Resort. Some say this may Milsap’s last tour, but Milsap said maybe not. Tickets for the show, which is almost sold out, start at $25. Check Ticketmaster.com to see what is available.
New Orleans musical masters Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and Amanda Shaw are playing a double bill Saturday night at the Island View Casino in Gulfport. Tickets are $15 and are available at Tickemaster.com.
If you’re looking for a family film to get away from the rain, the Disney reboot of “Pete’s Dragon” lands in theaters this weekend, including the Cinemark 16 in Gulfport and the Grand Theater in D’Iberville.
If you missed the Olympics on Thursday night, well, you missed history. But if you weren’t watching, here’s the new trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
President Barack Obama released a much-hyped playlist yesterday. Here’s how it sounds:
All Star-Luncheon Series: Steve DeSalvo
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Join others for the Sal & Mookie’s All Star-Luncheon Series with speaker Steve DeSalvo, general manager and director of the Mississippi Braves and vice president of the Southern League. $10 includes speech, lunch and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.
Parents’ Night Out
Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $25 first child; $10 each additional sibling. Parents, are you looking for a night out without the kids? Then bring them to the Kroc, where you will find a safe, fun and Christian environment for children ages 2 months to 12 years old. Dinner, arts and crafts, a movie and games will be provided for children. 228-207-1218.
5-9 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19
Isle of Caprice exhibit
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. You will learn more about the island that disappeared. 228-435-6320.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 12-13, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15-19
Sacred Heart Dedeaux Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. $65. There will be a four-player scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner will be served after play. Prizes for first, second and third places, longest drive and closest to pin. 228-255-2918.
Citizen Science Saturdays
Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Included in admission. This is a new Citizen Science Saturday series. It will kick off with an overview. Citizen Science projects use the passion, interest and skill of volunteers to collect data, make observations and contribute to the body of knowledge about our natural world. 228-475-0825.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Teen Minecraft Club
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Join others in the library meeting room and meet new friends. Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-noon Aug. 13 and 18
Family Fun Day
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free for children 12 and under with a paying adult. Come run the bases and hit in batting cages. Popcorn available for $1. 228-374-5547.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ceramics workshop with Charlie Mabry
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $140 nonmembers; $125 members. Artist Charlie Mabry will teach students how to make fantastic creations from thrown and hand-built components in a two-day workshop. Learn about using slabs, sprig molds and damp boxes to construct complicated and intricate pieces. Materials and firing costs included in workshop fee. 228-374-5547.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. This three-dimensional exhibit features artifacts, images, video, audio and hands-on interactives. 228-897-6039.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15-19
Pep Rally and Tailgating Grand Opening of Hometown Teams
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. Help others kick off the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America with a pep rally led by Gulfport High School marching band and a tailgate barbecue to celebrate our own Hometown Teams. Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite team apparel. 228-897-6039.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
American Girl Fashion Show auditions
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Seeking girls to model historical, contemporary and Bitty Baby fashions during six fashion shows Oct. 15-16. Models must be girls 6 or older by Aug. 10. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org