SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - If you throw in a few plays, a disability awareness run and walk, a magic show, a Black History Month program and a gun show then you've got a wide variety of events just about anyone will love.
Magician Arthur Trace performs at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center on Saturday. He's the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians "Gold Medal International Award of Excellence." His show begins at 3 p.m. with a second at 7 p.m. His performance calls for an interactive abstract painting where two-dimensional designs become three-dimensional objects. His audiences can also visualize a playing card effect where the room you're sitting in supposedly turns upside down.
Arthur Trace Magician
Saturday, 3pm and 7pm
Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs
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Bring your gun and trade it for the gun you've always wanted at the Biloxi Gun and Knife Show. You'll see hundreds of displays showcasing new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, knife sharpening, coins, camouflage and other items at discount prices.
Biloxi Gun and Knife Show
MS Coast Coliseum, Biloxi
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The Gulfport Little Theatre features the play 1776. The play centers around our founding fathers John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
Gulfport Little Theatre
Raise disability awareness by joining in the 25th Arbor Day Run/Walk and Roll. This fun run and walk starts Friday with a Celebration of Health at Hiller Park. Participants can get in a one mile to one fourth mile walk, take part in games, accessible sports and dine on a healthy choice lunch. There's also going to be vendors, who will focus on health and wellness. The second part to this event is a race on Saturday at the Biloxi Town Green registration starts at 8 a.m.
25th Arbor Day Run/Walk and Roll
Music and food, 9am-1pm
5k race starts, 9am
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center's WINGS performing arts program puts on the play Footloose. It's similar to the movie that some of you may remember in 2011 or in 1984. The musical drama is about a Chicago teen named Ren, who moves to the small town of Bomont, TX to live with his aunt and uncle. He's in for a surprise when he finds out the town has banned dancing and rock music. But that all changes thanks to Ren.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport
228-897-6039 or visit LMDC.org
MGCCC's JD campus will be sponsoring a Black History Month program and you're invited from 10:00am to noon on Friday. There we will be a showing of the documentary, Neshoba which tells the story of the Philadelphia Coalition. The Coalition was formed in 2004 to decide on a memorial to honor the 40th anniversary of the murders of civil rights workers. The documentary features interviews with the victims' families. After the documentary, Leroy Clemons, the President of the Philadelphia Coalition will speak in the auditorium. Come early parking is limited.