It’s the first official weekend of fall, y’all, and this weekend is about way more than pumpkin spice lattes and sugar cookies.
The Queen Bey is coming to the Gulf Coast on Saturday, there’s red-carpet movie premiere, a night of 90s country and the original Urban Cowboy. So leave the flip-flops in the closet, put on some long pants — at least until Sunday Mass — and hit the town.
Here’s what you need to know.
If you are a fan of 90s country music, which is really just as awesome as 90s rock and 90s R&B, get out your shiny quarter and give it a flip. If it comes up heads, you’re going to Vince Gill’s second of two shows at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55 and are available at Ticketsmaster.com. And remember, the Beau releases any additional tickets, even to sold-out shows, at the box office at 6 p.m. on the day of shows.
If you enjoy a good marching band, why not enjoy several? The Gulf Coast Invitational Marching Festival gets under way Saturday at noon at Biloxi High School’s Indian Stadium. Tickets start at $10 and the gates open at 11 a.m.
Beyoncé makes a Gulf Coast appearance on Saturday when The Formation World Tour hits the Mercedes- Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets starts at $45 and are available here. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Mickey Gilley, the original Urban Cowboy, stops by the IP Casino Resort on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree a couple of months early when Brenda Lee performs at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are available here.
Do you like movies? Then over to the Beacon Theater in Waveland on Saturday to see the South Mississippi premiere of the Jeremy London-directed short film “Monsters Anonymous.” The red carpet event starts at 5. Tickets are available at the Beacon for $5.
“Da Long Jump Beast” is back with a clinic at Gulfport High School. Join Olympic medalist and Gulfport native Brittney Reese at the high school on Saturday for her Youth Speed and Agility Clinic. The clinic starts at 11 a.m. Registration is $40 on the day of the clinic. It is open to children ages 8 and up.
Whatever you do, do it in style with your new weekend playlist.
Center Stage Theatre, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. $15 - $18. LUV is a four-letter word. Oops! Not in this riotous, offbeat comedy. Murray Schisgal’s Tony Award-winning play ran 1 1/2 years on Broadway. 228-388-6258. www.CenterStageBiloxi.org
7:30 p.m. Sept. 23-24, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30
‘Twelve Angry Men’
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. $15; $10 seniors, veterans, military and students; $8 children under 12. This play, written by Reginald Rose, is set in a New York City Court of Law jury room in 1957 and focuses on their deliberations in a capital murder case. 228-467-9024.
8 p.m. Sept. 23-24, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 8 p.m. Sept. 30
Improvisation for Teens
Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $40 for four sessions. Would you like to build skills in improvisation that you can help you onstage and in everyday life? If so, then this class is for you. Join members of Longshot Theatre Company as they lead teens through improvisation games and activities. This is a class for those new to improv as well as advanced students. There will be something for everyone. 228-818-2878.
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Baseball Techniques with D’Iberville Baseball Team
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. This event is part of the programming from “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibit. 228-897-6039.
Chess Club and lessons
Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Chess lessons from library volunteer John Hoch for all skill levels. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy. Details: 228-826-5857.
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
National Estuaries Week
Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. $8 Adults; $5 Children 12 and under. Learn more about estuaries. Exploration stations will teach center visitors about estuaries. Learn more about water, plants and soils, benthic (bottom dwelling) organisms and birds, reptiles and fish. Expert volunteers will answer questions. Center admission applies for the day. 228-475-0825.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walk for the Poor
Biloxi Bay Bridge, 100 Front Beach Drive. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Sacred Heart Parish in D’Iberville’s annual Walk for the Poor. We will be set up on the Biloxi side of the bridge. Please come make a donation and walk the bridge. If you are unable to walk please donate for someone who is walking. All proceeds will go to the poor in our community.
7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Indoor Rummage Sale
Donal M. Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. $25 Booth Space. Biloxi will host an indoor rummage sale to benefit the 2016 Heart Walk. Booth Space fee is $25. The booth fee proceeds will go to the Heart Association and sales proceeds are yours to keep. For an application call 228-435-6339, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flea Market & Bake Sale
Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. The Friends of the Library will host this one-day-only flea market in the meeting room. Also, find tasty bake sale items for the family. Details: 228-826-5857.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
One Book One Pass — Tea Time on the Lusitania
Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pass Christian Library. Hats are encouraged (think early “Downton Abbey”) and there will be a gentlemen’s area. Tea and refreshments will be served at 541 East Scenic Drive. Free and open to all. If you have not already read the book, copies are available for checkout at the Pass Christian Library or for purchase at Pass Christian Books. Please call the library or email email@example.com if you have any questions or need further information. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Donation suggested: $10. Mix, mingle and dance the night away. No partner necessary. Free lessons, first hour (5 p.m-6 p.m.) 228-374-5547.
5 p.m.-9 p.m.