Weekend preview: Music and mirth; other news and notes

“Fata Morgana,” the Cirque-style show at the Beau Rivage, continues its run this weekend, but you’ll also find Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joan Rivers, and cage fights on tap at the IP; former Eagles guitarist Ron Felder presents “An Evening at the Hotel California” at the Hard Rock, where you’ll also find “Hynaughty,” with hypnotist Thom Kaz at the Hard Rock, plus a performance by heavy metal icons Cinderella.

For details on each of these shows, plus more from listings by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau,
click here.

Photos, we’ve got your photos: The Davises in Biloxi and pictures of progress

Welcome: Dozens of well-wishers turned out Thursday night at the Biloxi Visitors Center to join Mayor A.J. Holloway in welcoming Bertram and Carol Hayes-Davis to Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bertram has been named the new director of Beauvoir. To see photos from the Larry Albert-sponsored soiree, which also tipped a hat to Beauvoir interim director Rick Forte, click here.

Progress, Part II: Today’s offering – more than 180 pictures in all – is photographic proof of progress at public works in neighborhoods west of Keesler and north of Pass Road, boat ramps at Kuhn Street and Forrest Avenue, the new Point Cadet fishing bridge, and the commercial harbor south of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. To see the images, captured this morning,
click here.

City Desk: Catching up from hiatus, plus background on ‘The Last Ride’

The “City Desk” webcast, returning from a three-week break, is back this week, with a review of recent issues, a look at on-going projects, plus the inside story on how “The Last Ride” found its way to the Saenger Theater. To listen to the 12-minute program,
click here.

News and notes

Council preview: Councilmembers face an agenda of nearly 20 measures when they meet Tuesday at 1:30 at City Hall. Among the issues: a proposal to construct 12 townhomes on a three-lot subdivision on Moran Alley on Back Bay, first reading of a measure to allow horses on properties zoned Residential Estate, and a mayoral nomination of Felix Gines as the Ward 2 representative on the Planning Commission. To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Volunteers: Those who want to help clean up fireworks remnants and other litter can join a cleanup of Biloxi on Saturday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Biloxi Town Green, where they will be provided with garbage bags, gloves and water.