Finally Friday kicks off weekend

Main Street’s Christmas edition of “Finally Friday!” is now underway in the Rue Magnolia until 8 this evening.

The monthly first-Friday-of-the-month affair, which has a Christmas flavor this evening, is taking right place now in Margaret Tremmell Peresich Park, at the corner of corner of Jackson Street and Rue Magnolia.

Those stopping by the outdoor gathering will find plenty of entertainment, and can get their Finally Friday card stamped by three participating downtown merchantes to qualify for gift certificates and other prizes.

To see the complete weekend agenda of entertainment, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Christmas at Beauvoir: Singing and barking

This weekend’s Christmas at Beauvoir lineup will feature book-signings, performances by Ole South Dulcimer Group, St. Patrick drama students, Myles Sharp and TV’s Rebecca Powers, Lindsay Jones,
John Westley, the Lipscombe Sisters and on Sunday, the national landmark goes to the dogs, with family dog photos and Humane Society pet adoptions.

To see the Christmas at Beauvoir lineup and details, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: A host of holiday activities dot the calendar, and you can hear about them in this week’s City Desk webcast. The program, which was taped Thursday morning, also has the announcement about David Nichols being tabbed by Mayor A.J. Holloway as the city’s chief administrative officer. To listen, click here.

Council meeting: The Nichols appointment is one of the issues on the agenda for Tuesday’s City Council 1:30 p.m. meeting. Councilmembers also gather Tuesday morning at 10:30 to discuss funding for Coast Transit Authority. To see the complete agendas and available resolutions for both meetings,
click here.

Road work: To see the status of major road improvement projects throughout the city, click here.

Get your preview earlier: If you’d like your weekend preview earlier than this Friday Bmail, you can see the coming weekend’s entertainment listings anytime — 24/7 — on the front page of the city web site. Just go to and click on “Weekend preview” on the text crawling across the front page.