9/11 exhibit opens at Ohr, Fire Museum
“True Colors: Meditations of the American Spirit,” an exhibition of the response of 68 artists to the tragedy of 9/11 and the events that followed, opens this evening tonight at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, with a reception from 6 to 8.
If you can’t make tonight’s opening, drop in at the West End Hose Company No 3 Museum on Saturday. Between 2 and 4 p.m., the museum, on Howard Avenue east of Porter, will showcase portions of the exhibition during a Beau Rivage-sponsored free family day.
For more on the exhibit, click here.
Council holds last meeting of term Monday
A host of zoning issues – a re-zoning at the Gulf Beach Resort Hotel, among them – dominates the agenda for Monday’s 1:30 p.m. City Council meeting, which is the last scheduled meeting of the sitting council’s four-year term.
Also among the nearly two dozen measures on the agenda are resolutions to fund business-interruption insurance ($92,261 for a $10 million policy), to advertise for a stand-by debris-removal contract, and requests for Tidelands funds for projects at Bayou Auguste and at the Biloxi Lighthouse Visitors Center.
To read the complete agenda, click here.
Curtain on new terms goes up Tuesday
Mayor A.J. Holloway and members of the Biloxi City Council will be sworn in for their new term of office during a public ceremony Tuesday at the Saenger Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Newcomers to the council are William “Bill” Stallworth of Ward 2 and Edward “Ed” Gemmill of Ward 6.
To see the program, click here.
Weekend of entertainment
Richard Marx, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell are among the entertainers on local stages this weekend. To find out about the shows and to see the complete entertainment lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.
News and notes
On the house: Biloxi picks up a new homeowner – a $325,000 home that will be raffled off for $100 tickets – this weekend. For details, click here.
On the web: Find out about issues du jour in this week’s “City Desk” webcast. To listen, click here.
On the road: The Cedar Lake Bridge will be open for traffic Monday morning; in fact, Todd Bradford of Yates Construction says the bridge should actually be opening to traffic Sunday evening, with intermittent lane closures for the next two weeks. You can get the latest word on traffic work throughout the city by clicking here.
On the field: Randy Jenkins and members of the Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department are getting the Biloxi Sports Complex and other city facilities ready for the upcoming Big League Southwest Regional Tournament, which will be in Biloxi in July. Seven states will be represented. To see more on the tournament, click here.