Weekend preview, webcasting, and more

The annual lineup of Mardi Gras parades begins rolling this weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with parades in Orange Grove and Ocean Springs.

You’ll also find concerts by Rodney Carrington, Travis Tritt, and others, along with professional hockey and public ice skating.

For details on these events and others, click here. For a look at the overall lineup of Mardi Gras parades this year,
click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Beth Carriere, the executive director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, discusses the new programs and campaigns in the offing to help promote and grow tourism in south Mississippi. To listen to the program, click here.

City Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss a proposed ordinance — as yet unpublished — that would prohibit smoking “in certain locations and under certain circumstances.” The council also will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon. To see the complete agendas and supporting documents for each meeting, click here.