This weekend: Cowpokes, Abba tribute, Kenny G and more

There’s a rodeo in town – a real one, with horses – this weekend at the Coast Coliseum, and you’ll find Kenny G at the Beau Rivage, the Music of Abba at the Hard Rock, and Craig Ferguson at the IP.

For details on these events and others, click here.

News and notes: The Biloxi Visitors Center edition

Visitors Center webcasting: The City Desk webcast goes on location this week for a tour of the Biloxi Visitors Center. To hear from the frontline greeters at the center – Butch Henley, Darlene Fore and Amber Krebs — click here.

Visitors Center images: To see a gallery of photos showing the interior and exterior of the beachfront facility, click here.

Visitors Center authors: Mark your calendars for Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. That’s when three authors will have a book signing and reading at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The authors and their works: Betty Oswald, “Friends Along the Bayou”; Philip L. Levin, “Inheritance,” “Sweet Tea and Afternoon Tales,” “Magnolia Blossoms and Afternoon Tea” and “Teacakes and Afternoon Tales”; and Marlin Miller, “Katrina sculptures.” Miller also plans to exhibit a handful of sculptures during the event. Details: (228) 374-3105 or

Visitors Center background: To see hours and background on the Biloxi Visitors Center, click here.

News and notes

City Council: The Biloxi City Council next meets on Tuesday, Jan. 31. On tap for that day for will be a morning meeting – at 10:30 a.m. – to discuss re-drawing of ward lines for the 2013 municipal elections and an afternoon meeting at 1:30. Complete agendas will be posted online on Friday, Jan. 27.

Road work: To see the status of road work throughout the city, as compiled each weekday by the Public Works Department, click here.