Cruisin’ full throttle into the weekend

Cruisin’ the Coast enters the home stretch this weekend, with stages of entertainment at several venues and cruisers traveling Beach Boulevard and city streets.

The 10-day event, which has attracted thousands of auto owners and enthusiasts to the area, wraps on Sunday. Throughout the 10 days, cruisers have traveled the Coast, visiting various Cruisin’ entertainment venues.

In Biloxi, Na Na Sha entertains this afternoon until 4:30 at the outdoor stage at Edgewater Mall, and Island of Rhythm, Ghost Town and Hot Sauce play Saturday at the mall from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To see the entire Cruisin’ schedule, click here.

Lilly, George, Beatlemania among the headliners

Among the headliners in town this weekend: Lilly Tomlin performs at Beau Rivage, George Jones is at IP; and Beatlemania has center stage at Hard Rock. Meantime, BLT raises the curtain on “The Laramie Project,” and Disney’s Cheetah Girls appear in concert at the Coast Coliseum. For more information on these events and to see the weekend’s entertainment lineup, click here.

News and notes

No scheduled meeting: The Biloxi City Council is not scheduled to meet next week. In fact, the council’s next scheduled meeting is not until Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Traffic update: Biloxi Police Chief Bruce Dunagan reminds motorists to expect traffic delays and drive defensively this weekend, particularly with a larger-than-usual volume of traffic on Biloxi roadways. To see the Public Works Department’s Traffic Update, click here.

Dates of note

Mayor speaking engagements: Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway provides an update on city projects and initiatives Tuesday at 8 a.m. for the Biloxi Chamber’s Breakfast With the Mayor. The event, free and open to the public, will be at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. On Wednesday, the mayor addresses a Harrison County Republican Club Luncheon.

Wind Down Wednesdays: The next installment of Wind Down Wednesdays will be held Oct. 22 on the Biloxi Town Green. To print a flier about the event, click here. For background on the Wind Down Wednesdays lineup, click here.

Nativity carnival: The 50th Annual Nativity Elementary Halloween Carnival will mark its 50th anniversary on Oct 18. The event, held from 4 to 10 p.m. on the elementary school grounds, is a family-oriented event that includes a cakewalk, duck pond, golf, photo booth, costume and pumpkin-carving contests, pony rides and food. Details: 432-2269.

More events: To see the city’s monthly calendar of events,
click here.