Things you’ll want to do this weekend (Aug. 19-21)

Rockers Def Leppard will be at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday.
Rockers Def Leppard will be at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday.

The weekend’s back at it again. And if you like to laugh, rock, watch football, chill or hit the town in your black-tie/dress best, this could be your weekend.

Why not be the person who Snapchats the best story or the one who goes to work Monday morning and says, “Did you hear about what happened over the weekend? Well, it was epic, so pull up a chair.” This could be you — living your dreams.

Here’s what you need to know:

Funnyman Ralphie May hits the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi to deliver his one-man show. May’s latest special, “Unruly,” landed on Netflix in June. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

The ninth annual Moonlight and Magnolias gala fundraiser kicks off Friday at 7 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. More information can be found here.

Country star Billy Currington brings hits like “Let Me Down Easy” to the IP Casino on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $70 and are avaialble at Ticketmaster.com. Waveland native Michael Grimm will be at the IP on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can and are available at Ticketmaster.com.

You can always count on really great package tours in the summer months and the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans delivers one of the hottest shows with Tesla, REO Speedwagon and Taylor Swift’s favorite band, Def Leppard. Tickets start at the low-low price of $25 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

“Friday Night Lights” gets under way Friday in South Mississippi. Things kick off at 5 p.m. when Gulfport and Long Beach square off, followed by St. Stanislaus and Biloxi High School at 8 p.m. in the Shrimp Bowl. A complete schedule of all the games can be found here.

The stop-motion animated film “Kubo and The Two Strings’ lands in South Mississippi theaters Friday, including shows at the Grand Theater in D’Iberville and the Cinemark 16 in Gulfport.

North Mississippi Allstar Luther Dickinson will perform music inspired by the works of artist Walter Anderson on Sunday at the “Sunset Serenade” in Ocean Springs. More information can be found here.

Whatever you decide to do, here is your playlist featuring new songs from Green Day, Dolly Parton and Banks to get your weekend started.


Pop-Up Art Show

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. On Friday night, there will be a Pop Up Burger reception from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-20

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 and audio, and hands-on interactives. 228-897-6039.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-20, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22-26

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.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Aug. 25-26

All-Star Luncheon Series: Scott Berry

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for the Sal & Mookie’s All-Star Luncheon series with Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry. Includes lunch and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.

Noon-1 p.m.

Third Fridays

Downtown Pascagoula, Delmas Avenue. Free. Third Fridays features live music, artists, activities and community partner booths. Downtown stores and restaurants are open with sales and specials. cityofpascagoula.com/third-fridays

5-8 p.m.

Date Night with Julia Child and the Art of French Cooking

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $46; $36 members. Join Chef Cheri as she takes you into the mind of one of America’s beloved chefs. Menu: Quiche Lorraine, Beef Bourguignon, garlic mashed potatoes, Provencal Tomatoes and Crepes Suzette. 228-818-2878.

6-8 p.m.

‘Calendar Girls’

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. $15; $12 seniors and military; $10 students and children. The award-winning comedy makes its Coast debut. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

8 p.m. Aug. 19-20, 2 p.m. Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Aug. 26

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. 19-20, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 22-26


Film Screening of ‘Mississippi Grid Iron Gold’ With Football Legends John Bond and Reggie Collier

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. Football legends John Bond and Reggie Collier will be at LMDC with a film screening of “Mississippi Grid Iron Gold: Small towns, Big football.” This event is part of the programming from the “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibit. 228-897-6039.

1 p.m.

Outdoor Cooking Seminar

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Free. Two-part lecture —The History of Barbecue and The Basics of Outdoor Cooking. Followed by a book signing for “Barbecue with Benefits: A Guide to Healthier Grilling and Smoking “ by Jim Matthews of Pass Christian.

1-3 p.m.

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Come throw pots on the pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from the class date. 228-374-5547.

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

Fifth annual Picnic for the Homeless

Shepherd of the Gulf’s Picnic for the Homeless, Switzer Road, Gulfport. Shepherd of the Gulf will be hosting the fifth annual Picnic for the Homeless at Handsboro Park. 228-229-8980. shepherdofthegulf.org

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Davashi Shabazz Book Release and Author Signing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Join others for the release of “Crying Out To God: Searching For His Hand” by Davashi Shabazz and a book signing with the author. 228-374-5547.

2 p.m.

Family Movie Day

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. The movie is a popular real-life military service dog story. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org/

2 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Family Clay Play

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12. Spend a fun afternoon in the clay studio building small plates and platters. Using custom wooden molds, students will work with slabs of clay, impress texture and designs, and finish work by using ceramic glazes. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and be ready to pick up work in two weeks. If you live out of town, let the museum know and they can ship your work to you for a fee. 228-374-5547.

2-4 p.m.

Knife Skills 101 — How to Save the Fingers: A Hands-on Adventure

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $55; $45 members. Experienced Jr. Chef Campers are welcome. Join Chef Cheri Hiers as she teaches you how to prepare the perfect stir fry and spring rolls. After all the slicing and dicing you will be doing, you can sit down and enjoy the tasty dish you helped prepare. Adults are welcome to BYOB. 228-818-2878.

3-6 p.m.

Dinner and Dance Night Featuring Ralph Knowles

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. $5; free for members. $18 for ribeye and $20 for T-bone. Menu has more to offer.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

St. Martin Lions Club, 15900 LeMoyne Blvd. $4 per plate. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and drinks. Your donations help support the Lions’ activities. All are welcome.

7-10 a.m.

Mr. Sipp

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25; $20 members. Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child,” is an award-winning guitarist from Jackson. 228-818-2878.

7 p.m.

MSU Alumni Association Gulf Coast Chapter 4th Annual Scholarship Drawdown

Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd. $50 per ticket, admits two and includes food and drink, including beer and wine. The grand prize in the Mississippi State alumni scholarship drawdown is $2,000. Special guests will be Vic Schaefer, the MSU women’s basketball coach, and Jeff Davis, national alumni director.

7-10 p.m.

Open Car Show

VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi. $20 vehicle registration. This first-time show features food, drinks and drawings. In addition, there will be top 25 awards as well as best in show and commanders award. 228-374-4112.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Waylon Thibodeaux

100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. $10. Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s rockin’ fiddler.” 228-342-5770. www.100menhall.org

Noon-4 p.m.

Luther Dickinson’s Music Inspired by Walter Anderson’s Seven Climates of Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave. $20; $50 VIP. Join others for an evening of music and drink with Mississippi’s music ambassador, five-time Grammy-nominated Luther Dickinson. A VIP reception will be held at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art at 5 p.m. and will include cocktails provided by Cathead Distillery, craft beers selections by Chandeleur Island Brewing Company and hors d’oeuvres. 228-875-4236.

6-9 p.m.

6:40 p.m. Aug. 22-25, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 26