Weekend whereabouts January 18-20 - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Weekend whereabouts January 18-20

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

There's something brewing at the coast coliseum. It's the 3rd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival. Four beer gardens will hold more than 150 world class craft beers. Beer drinkers get a commemorative sampling mug to hold their two once samples. And if you're interested in learning more than which flavored beer you like, head over to the brew university education area, where there's going to be beer seminars and food pairings.

3rd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival

Saturday, 5pm-9pm

MS Coast Coliseum, Biloxi 

First United Methodist Church features the all girl band Sweet Potato Pie. This band fuses bluegrass, country, gospel, spirituals and folk music to create their own unique musical style. They call it "sweet grass". The group plays a variety of instruments. They sing classics from The Judds, Curtis Mayfield and Patsy Cline along with their own originals. Listeners call this group classy, funny, warm and entertaining. 

Sweet Potato Pie performance

Friday, 7pm

First United Methodist Church, Gulfport

Call for tickets

228-229-6851 

Comedian Vicki Lawrence brings her hilarious self to the IP Casino on Friday. You may remember the Emmy award winner from her days on the Carol Burnett Show and the show "Mama's Family", where she played Thelma Harper aka Mama. She'll perform a two woman show with the first half as herself and the second half done as the smart mouthed Mama.

Vicki Lawrence and Mama

Friday, 8pm

IP Casino, Biloxi

Call for tickets

228-436-3000

 Put on your evening gown or tux and head over to the 46th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Ball. The 2013 royal court will be presented along with the Krewe's beautiful tableau. After the presentation enjoy dinner and dancing. There' no charge for viewing the tableau, however, you must call for an invitation. Tickets must be purchased for the dinner and dance. If you go, you may see a few WLOX faces so be sure to say hello.  

46th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Ball

Saturday, 9pm

MS Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Call for tickets

228-216-9911 

Do you enjoy gardening? Well the Grand Bay National Esturaine (Est-chew-reen) Research Reserve is making a morning of teaching you a little bit about it. They're offering a program, free of charge that tells you the benefits of including native plants in your gardening and landscaping designs. They say it helps the environment and saves you time and money. Once the presentation is over, you'll head outdoors to check out the grounds of the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

Gardening native

Saturday, 9:30am-11am

Grand Bay National Reserve,

Moss Point

Free

228-475-7047

That Championship Season is featured this weekend at the Bay St. Louis Little Theater. The play has recently been revived in Broadway and the plot revolves around a high school basketball coach, now retired, four members of the team he guided to the championship thirty years earlier. But as they gather with the coach, who they also looked up to for guidance, they are starting to suspect that he may not have been as great as they thought he was.

That Championship Season

Friday-Saturday, 8pm

Sunday, 2pm

Bay St. Louis Little Theater

Call for tickets

228-864-2882

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