Weekend entertainment: Cruisin’ and much more

Cruisin’ the Coast continues its run through the weekend in Biloxi and along the Gulf Coast. To see the schedule of events, click here.

Meantime, you’ll find a diverse lot of entertainment at Biloxi casino resorts. This weekend, you’ll find shows by Wayne Newton and Alice Cooper at the Beau Rivage, Larry the Cable Guy and Babyface Edmonds at IP, and Styx at the Hard Rock. To see the details on these and more events, click here.

Historic properties update: City awards White House fountain project

The City of Biloxi will soon begin a $113,000 project to restore the White House fountain, a Katrina-ravaged landmark on Beach Boulevard at White Avenue.

To see video of the pre-Katrina fountain and to read an update on the status of restoration work at a half-dozen other Biloxi landmarks, click here.

Council to move meetings

The City Council will move its next three meetings to the Biloxi Community Center because of the pending renovations at City Hall.

The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3 at the community center, which is on Howard Avenue at Bellman Street.

After the Nov. 3 meeting, council meetings will be at the Community Development auditorium in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building on MLK Boulevard, where storm renovations are nearly complete.

The City Hall renovations, which may begin in several weeks, are expected to be completed in about nine months. Most staff — including the Human Resources Division and the clerks of council — have already re-located to other city facilities for the renovations, and the mayor’s office and accompanying staff are expected to leave City Hall for temporary trailers behind the building in a couple of weeks.