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Weekend Whereabouts February 8-10

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This weekend offers Mardi Gras parade hopping, relaxing to the sounds at a Blues festival and a laugh out loud hypnotist show.

Listen to the cool sounds of the Blues. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum will host a roundup of Blues singers during the Biloxi Blues Festival. Blues singers include Jimmie Ja, Tucka, OB Buchana and Lacee. The festival is Friday at 8 p.m. Seating is 10 people to a table.

Biloxi Blues Festival

Friday, 8pm

MS Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

(228) 594-3700 or (800) 726-2781

Tickets in advance $25

At the door $30

Mardi Pardi lets the good times roll with a 5k and 10k run in Bay St. Louis this Saturday. The two day event starts at the Mockingbird Cafe on Friday with a race registration party and performances by the band Star and Micey. Registrant's receive a burger and beer meal for just five dollars. On Saturday the Irene Sage band performs. Everyone is invited to second line down Second Street while cheering on the runners. The course goes through Old Town Bay St. Louis along Beach Boulevard ending at the Mockingbird Cafe on 2nd Street.

Mardi Pardi 2013 5k/10k

Friday, 6pm

Saturday run, 9am

Old Town Bay St. Louis

Registration fees vary

228-342-5660

Get your hands ready for the bead action. The Krewe of Gemini wants you to have the best parade experience possible as their floats roll down the streets of Gulfport this Saturday. The family friendly parade features elaborate floats and cool throws. The parade starts at 19th Street and travels throughout downtown Gulfport.

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras parade

Saturday, 2pm

Downtown Gulfport

Starts at 19th Street

The Jackson County Carnival Association rolls 63 floats deep this year. They've also got a new addition--The Purina Cat Food Float. The pet food company is coming down with an awesome float built especially for the parade. In addition, the Pascagoula High School Band will be setting the mood with great music. Cross your fingers organizers tell me for the past two years they've had to postpone the parade because of rain. Come out early to tailgate along the two mile route, but please be mindful: don't liter, no animals and stay behind the barricades.

Jackson County Carnival Association parade

Saturday, 1pm

Downtown Pascagoula

There's around 30 units lined up for the Krewe of Diamondhead Mardi Gras parade. Most of them come in the form of a uniquely decorated golf carts. While golf carts may seem smaller than the average size floats the people on them pack a lot of energy with great music, candy and of course beads. This parade begins at the community center, moving towards the Diamondhead Country Club.

Krewe of Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, noon

Diamondhead

He headlines a show at Paris Casino in Las Vegas. Now he's bringing his hypnotist act back to South Mississippi. The King of Socialability is the one, the only Anthony Cools. He comes to the IP Casino on Friday. He's world famous and known for his raw and uninhibited attitude. This show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $20.

Anthony Cools

Friday, 8pm

IP Casino, Biloxi

(888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000

Tickets at Ticketmaster or IP Casino Box Office.

If you're impressed enough to go to any of these event...grab a picture with your smart phone and email it to me at pics@wlox.com.

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