Beach Boys, The Platters and much more on Cruisin’s last weekend

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, aka Cheech and Chong, will be at the IP Casino Resort on Friday at 8 p.m.
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, aka Cheech and Chong, will be at the IP Casino Resort on Friday at 8 p.m. TNS

It’s the weekend, so let’s get back at it.

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for and if you can’t find something amazing to do, well you’re just not trying hard enough.

The Boys are back in town as the prolific Beach Boys return to Biloxi for two shows at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Shows start Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44 and a few are still available at Ticketmaster.com.

Cheech and Chong will be lighting up the stage at the IP Casino Resort with a show at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets start at $34 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.

The Lowrider Band pulls into the Island View Casino in Gulfport on Friday at 8 p.m. Featuring four of the five surviving members of the LA funk band War, expect all of the hits including “Cisco Kid” and “Slippin’ Into Darkness.”

The Gulf Coast will say goodbye to Kenny Rogers when “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” Rogers’ final world tour lands at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.

Grab your poodle skirt and throw some grease in your hair and head down to Rosetti Park in Downtown Ocean Springs on Friday. Ocean Springs Live is hosting a free sock hop/street party with the doo wop sounds of The Platters. The show starts at 5 p.m.

Cap off Cruisin’ The Coast with a free show by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Great Lawn at Harrah’s Casino. The show starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m.

CPR Fest featuring Korn and Breaking Benjamin kicks off at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, do it in style with your weekend playlist featuring new joints from the Stones, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon, John Legend and Brad Paisley.


Get the most out of Pinterest

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. Ready to find the best holiday decorating ideas for your home? Pinterest is a great tool for finding and saving your favorite ideas in one creative online site. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Registration required. Call 228-467-5282 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. 228-467-5282.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $16; $15 members. Chef Cheri, as well as other local celebrity chefs and cooks, will be leading cooking demonstrations, followed by exciting meals. Check out the website for weekly Lunch and Learn Menus as well as special classes and events. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/lunch-learn/

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Learn

Jubilee Center, 4322 Popp’s Ferry Road, D’Iberville. $10 per person. Chad Riemann, president of Riemann Family Funeral Homes, will speak on “Life is Short, Tell Them Now,” and offer an overview of his company’s services. Riemann also will discuss how funerals are changing, legal issues and veterans benefits. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations should be made by Oct. 6 at 228-392-4288 or email jubileecenterdiberville@gmail.com.

Noon-1 p.m.


Citizen Science Saturdays

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Included in admission. We’re kicking off our new Citizen Science Saturday series with an overview of citizen science and will be touching on many projects and ways you can participate. Perfect for families, kids, Scouts, retirees and anyone with an interest in the natural world. 228-475-0825 or pascagoulariver.audubon.org/programs

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

St. James Fall Festival

St. James Church, 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Great food, kids games and rides; $5,000 and $10,000 raffle; silent auction, white elephant sale, live entertainment. benefit/fundraiser, children’s arts/crafts, fair/festival, food/tasting, flea market for the family.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 9

First Fall Festival

Williams Family Farms, 98 B&W Rd., Wiggins. $9; free for children 2 and under. Pumpkin patch, maze, live music, and lots of family friendly activities. 601-528-0459.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 8, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9

Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th Birthday: Foraging Event

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Members: $20 and Non-members: $25. The Mary C. will be celebrating Winnie the Pooh’s 90th birthday! A foraging event at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center will kick off the celebration. Spend the morning snacking on fresh granola while foraging for tasty treasures guided by Audubon Center experts. Afterward, Chef Cheri will demonstrate what to do with our hidden treasures and offer samplings. The cost for this educational and fun day is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Details: 228-818-2878 or themaryc.org.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Artwalk

Old Town Bay St. Louis, Historic District. Free. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials. The pace picks up at 4 p.m. when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity. Each month, one or two Old Town businesses take the spotlight as “Hot Spots.” www.baystlouisoldtown.com/2nd-saturday-artwalk.html

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Downstage ‘Idol’

Cafe Climb, 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. $20 per act. Must be at least 12 to participate. Only the first 30 acts will be accepted. Winner receives a trophy, cash prize and will be asked to perform at opening night of Downstage Production’s Rock of Ages. First and second runners-up will also receive a trophy and prize package. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Contestants will need to register at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night. Please bring cash for your entry fee and an extra copy of your CD. Instruments will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Details: 228-239-2307 or downstagetheatre.com.

5:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery Tours

Historic Griffin Cemetery Tours, West End of Dantzler Street, Moss Point. Free admission and parking. Join us for a historical journey back in time! Local family members dressed in period costumes bring life to early ancestry buried in the oldest section of Griffin Cemetery. Donations are welcome. Please check in with a greeter upon arrival. Golf carts are available with drivers if assistance is needed. Red bows designate the families recognized on the 2015 tour. The oldest marked graves are Burissa 11-and Benjamin 3-who died in 1848 - children of Lyman and Cynthia Davis Bradford - designated with navy blue bows. We are sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Genealogical Society. Local craftspeople will be selling their creations while you wait for your tour to begin.

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Indie Author Day

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. Attendees can meet local and regional authors of various genres, and learn about and buy their books. 228-467-5282.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

3D printer demonstration

Pearlington Public Library, 6096 First Ave. Drop in to see the new 3D printer and learn about the digital resources we are offering. The digital media tutor will be on hand to show you our Adobe subscription, Lynda.com, TinkerCAD.com and all the incredible possibilities. Details: hdungey@hancock.lib.ms.us or 228-533-0755.

9 a.m.-noon

Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Club meeting

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Unless stated otherwise, workshops are held the Second Saturday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. Pot luck lunch is at noon. Business meeting starts at 1 p.m. The workshop then continues until 4:30 p.m. 228-875-1193 or mgcgms.org

9:30 a.m.


Cruise to Isle of Caprice

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. $50 per adult. Cruise aboard the Capt. Pete to the Isle of Caprice, between Horn and Ship Islands, learn about its history with Susan Hunt and Louis Skrmetta. Food, cocktails and music. Boarding at Pt. Cadet Marina 1:30 p.m.; trip is 2-5 p.m. 228-435-6320 or maritimemuseum.org.