There are so many things happening this weekend that people will be talking about on Monday. Seriously. We’re not kidding. For this is the weekend that brings the return of both Potter and Axl and Boy George comes back to Biloxi.
For rock fans, this is your weekend. 80s hair metal bands Skid Row and Stryper will co-headline a night of rock at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi on Friday. And on Sunday, Guns n Roses return to the Mercedes Benz Supderome in New Orleans. It’s the first time Axl Rose has been joined by original members Slash and Duff McKagan in more than 20 years. You don’t want to miss this show.
The new Netflix series “Last Chance U” debuts on Friday. The series is a documentary about coach Buddy Stephens and the East Mississippi Community College Lions football team. The team has won several national championships and yielded players such as Ole Miss quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Chad Kelly. It also received a ban from post-season play last season after a stadium-clearing fight between EMCC and Mississippi Delta Community College.
Also on Friday, the documentary “Gleason” opens in selected theaters, including The Theaters at Canal Place in New Orleans. The film follows former Saints player Steve Gleason who was diagnosed with ALS at the height of career and life.
Sunday is the day for which Harry Potter fans have been longing as “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” lands in book stores. It is a script for the play of the same name. With 450 million books already pre-ordered, this will surely be something to Snap about. If you have gotten your copy, some local bookstores including Barnes and Noble in Gulfport will have them for sale at midnight.
Put down the Pokemon Go and enjoy some of the things this weekend has to offer. But if you must Pokey, her’s your playlist for the weekend featuring Prophets of Rage, Tegan and Sara and Hillary Scott and The Scott Family.
Mobile BayBears at Biloxi Shuckers
MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. Minor league baseball. 228-233-3465.
7:10 p.m. July 29-30
Skid Row and Stryper
Hard Rock Live, 777 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi. Tickets start at $10 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Shrek: The Musical
Saenger Theater, 170 Reynoir Street in Biloxi. Tickets are $20 and are available here.
7 p.m. July 29-30; 2 p.m. July 31
Center Stage Theatre Summer Musical
Center Stage Theatre, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. $19.50-$22.50. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a joyous Tony Award-winning romp through Rome with dopey-eyed lovers, scheming neighbors and a showgirl or two. This fast-paced and witty musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine. 228-388-6258. www.CenterStageBiloxi.org
7:30 p.m. July 29-30, 2 p.m. July 31
IP Resort Casino, 850, Bayview Blvd. Tickets start at $59 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
5th annual Pink Paddle Kayak Race
Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd. $40 advance; $50 day of race. Paddle race to benefit Pink Heart Funds in Long Beach. Race starts at Ocean Springs Yacht Club and finishes at Biloxi Yacht Club. Pool party at BYC with lots of fun and great prizes.
Oyster Gardening in Mississippi
Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Included in admission. Oyster gardeners are volunteers who care for a garden of oysters for a season, helping them to grow. P.J. Waters, coordinator of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening program and a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium extension specialist, will be sharing the successes of the Alabama program and explaining how it will work in Mississippi. 228-475-0825.
Teen Minecraft Club
Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Join others in the library meeting room and meet new friends. 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 at the front desk and receive a schedule. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org
10 a.m.-noon July 30 and Aug. 4
Play (Doh) Day for Kids
Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Parents are invited to join the fun with their children. Plenty of Play-Doh for children will be available. 228-769-3060.