Green is the theme for First Friday

In celebration of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, Biloxi Main Street is hosting a green-themed First Friday tonight.

The affair, taking place downtown throughout Rue Magnolia in the Biloxi Art District from 5 to 8 p.m., will feature a Downtown Shamrock Hunt where visitors can search throughout the area for specially-placed Shamrocks that can lead to gift certificates to downtown businesses.

Other attractions include live music by Amber Dawn, food from Pop Up Bob’s Burger and The Happy Hippie, an opening art reception for Don & Sandra Schiffner, “Art Through the Lens, A Unique Perspective” at Gallery 782, and a chance to win a $100 gift card to a downtown business.

The First Friday gatherings occur on the first Friday of every month in the Downtown Art District with activities and specials from local shops and businesses, which extend their hours for the event.

Elsewhere this weekend: Monster Jam trucks will be entertaining at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show continues at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, Village People & Sister Sledge will be at the Beau Rivage, and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be at the IP.
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News and notes: Council photos and preview, Citizen Bradley, podcast, Cuban visitor

Council images: The Biloxi City Council met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a number of agenda issues. During the meeting, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich proclaimed February as American Heart Month, and a facade grant was approved for the headquarters being constructed for Machado-Patano Engineering.  To see images from the meeting, click here.

Council meeting: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Outstanding citizen:  Errol Bradley was inducted as the 2017 Biloxi Outstanding Citizen of the Year on Wednesday afternoon during a Biloxi Lions Club luncheon.  The sold-out event featured a presentation to Bradley by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich.  To see images from the luncheon, click here.

City Desk: This week’s installment of the City Dest podcast features updates on the “happening now” projects in Biloxi.  To listen to the podcast, click here.

Diplomat visit: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich presented Miguel Fraga, the first secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., a proclamation this morning at City Hall.  Fraga is in Biloxi to discuss hopes for future trade and to continue discussions of the Cuban baseball team, the Industriales, to play an exhibition baseball game at MGM Park. To see images from the visit, click here.