H.C. Porter Blues@Home Event

H.C. Porter and blues musicians Bill Perry, Terry Bean, and Eden Brent will be on hand for this event. Porter will sign her latest book, Blues@Home: Mississippi's Living Blues Legends, followed by a panel discussion and concert.

$10 Members | $15 Non-members

November Mississippi Day at The MAX

It's time for another Mississippi Day at The MAX! Everyone gets in for less than half price: $5 for adults and seniors $1 for children 6–17 FREE for kids 5 and under We'll have FREE refreshments, a FREE photo booth, discounts in The MAX Store, and door prizes. Newton's Mr. Mike will have frozen yogurt …

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First Saturday: The Legacy of Charley Pride

2155 Front Street, Meridian

In the 1960s, Charley Pride became country music’s first Black superstar. His warm, strong baritone voice gave his performances a down-home sincerity that resonated with audiences throughout his remarkable career. Celebrate his legacy this month at The MAX. Schedule of Events: 10am–Noon Make + Take Workshops 10–11:45am Learn, Play + Perform “Kiss an Angel Good …

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Learn, Play + Perform: “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”

Two Sessions: Ages 14+, 10–10:45am  |  Ages 8–13, 11–11:45am Learn to play the Charley Pride classic “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” on guitar and join Daniel Houze live on stage to perform! Bring your own guitar. A limited number of guitars will be available for the class by reservation only. All participants will receive free …

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Live Music with Daniel Houze

Meridian’s own Daniel Houze is a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player who grew up loving southern gospel and country music. Join us for a musical tribute to Charley Pride, and catch the group performance of “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”. Free with museum admission.

Brown Bag Lunch: Irish Step Dancing

For a different Brown Bag Lunch experience, join Catherine Bishop on the second Thursday of the month for an educational talk about Irish dance with a demonstration by performers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Catherine is trained in Irish dance and certified to teach in Ireland, and earned a master's degree from the University of …

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SPRING BREAK at The MAX

50% Off Regular Admission March 16–31. Looking for something fun to do for your spring break staycation? Here's a list of what's on tap for Spring Break at The MAX. (Scroll down the Calendar of Events for details.) March 16–20  |  9am–5pm Discounts at The MAX Store, Themed Scavenger Hunts, Yard Games (weather permitting) March …

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SPRING BREAK Make + Take: Marvelous Music!

March 18 |  10am–Noon Youth Make + Take Activities As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with the themes of the museum's exhibits through creative workshops, designed and led by a licensed educator. Drop-in style between 10am–Noon. Registration required. Free with museum admission. Thursday, 3/18: Marvelous Music! Register Here    

SPRING BREAK Brown Bag Lunch: Charley Pride Documentary Screening

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Happy Birthday Charley Pride! The MAX continues to honor the legacy of Charley Pride with a special lunchtime screening of the film, “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me.” Pride’s life journey is a tribute to the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Bring your lunch and enjoy the film! SCREENING BEGINS AT NOON, …

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SPRING BREAK Make + Take: Creative Clay!

March 20 |  10am–Noon Youth Make + Take Activities As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with the themes of the museum's exhibits through creative workshops, designed and led by a licensed educator. Drop-in style between 10am–Noon. Registration required. Free with museum admission. Saturday, 3/20: Creative Clay! Register Here    

The Gestalt Gardener + Friends Live at The MAX

The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, thanks to Felder Rushing’s laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. Join Felder in the Governor’s Recording Studio for the live broadcast. The Gestalt Gardener airs Fridays at 9am and Saturdays at 10am. Limited seating. Registration required. $5 Admission. Register Here  

First Saturday: Spring Renewal

Celebrate Spring with your family and friends at The MAX. Felder Rushing will be on hand for an illustrated talk and plant swap, and kids of all ages can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt to win a grand prize! Schedule of Events: 9:30–11am    Felder Rushing Illustrated Talk 10am–Noon    Make + Take Workshops …

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Illustrated Talk: Maverick Gardeners with Felder Rushing

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Determined Independent Gardeners aren’t rebels, or nutty — they simply color outside the lines. In their off-kilter style, they preserve and share heirloom plants and garden practices in an otherwise over-streamlined mow-and-blow world. Join Felder as he highlights some of these gardeners and their plants, and show how they are crucial in keeping the Garden …

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Easter Egg Hunt

Join us in The MAX courtyard for an Easter Egg Hunt and you might win a prize! Children under 12 and their parents/caregivers are invited to participate. Free with museum admission.

WineDown: Merlot

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Put together a team of 2–3 wine lovers and bring three identical bottles of Merlot (two for tasting, one for “the pot”) to our Spring WineDown. If your wine wins the “best bottle” title, you’ll win the pot and stock your bar with a great selection of Merlot for your next party. Each participant will …

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Meet + Greet Reception: Wyatt Waters

You are cordially invited to a Meet + Greet Reception for watercolorist Wyatt Waters. His painting, “Under the Big Top,” will be unveiled upstairs in The MAX galleries and Waters will be available to sign the print gifted to members who purchased or renewed their memberships. Visitors can also purchase the print at a 20% …

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Sipp & Savor—Mississippi’s First Food + Drink Experience

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Join us at The MAX for the Sipp & Savor Experience! Cat Cora, celebrity chef and Mississippi native, will headline a group of award-winning chefs who will prepare a variety of foods with Mississippi-sourced ingredients. Savor these irresistible bites and sip on cocktails, beers, and wines from some of Mississippi's most popular brewers and distillers. …

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1st Saturday: Choctaw Expressions

This First Saturday the MAX plays host to The Mississippi Band of Choctaw. There will be basketweaving, sewing, beading, and stickball demonstrations, and dancers and chanters will perform. Choctaw crafts will be offered for sale. Schedule of Events: 9–5am  Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses Exhibit Opens 10am–Noon  Make + Take Workshops Noon–1pm  …

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1st Saturday: Sneaky Tree

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Mixing Native American themes with rock ‘n’ roll, Sneaky Tree is about lifitng up the human spirit and telling stories of the human condition. A mixed Native American, spACEy (Billy Lyons) has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist for Sneaky Tree since its inception. spACEy struggled with his identity and after moving to the Bok Cito community on …

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