MAXEats: Supper with Elic Purvis

Take a seat at The MAX’s chefs’ table! Enjoy a cooking demonstration, dinner, and  cocktails curated and created by local Meridian chef Elic Purvis of the updated Meridian staple, Jean’s Restaurant. Elic specializes in local produce, Mississippi-sourced ingredients, and promises an innovative take on traditional Southern cuisine. Limited seating. Registration required. $40 Members  |  $45 …

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First Saturday: “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”

This First Saturday is a celebration of George H. Ohr, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi.” Learn more about Ohr and his groundbreaking work in Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George H. Ohr currently on display in The MAX Changing Gallery. Schedule of events: 9am–5pm  George Ohr Exhibition Open 10–11am  Illustrated Talk, David Houston, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum …

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Illustrated Talk on George Ohr

David Houston, Executive Director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, will present an illustrated talk on George Ohr in conjunction with the exhibition Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George H. Ohr. Registration required. Event will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Registration required.  Register Here

Ceramic Demo on George Ohr

Join us for a ceramic demonstration in the style of George E. Ohr by Charlie Mabry, Director of Ceramics at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum. Mabry will discuss Ohr’s various techniques and his mastery skill level as well as the pieces that are currently on display at The MAX in the exhibition, Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of …

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Louis Ball + Friends

Close out November’s First Saturday with live entertainment by keyboardist Louis Ball. Friends and visitors from the audience will join Louis on stage for a variety of music styles. Registration required. Free with museum admission.

After Hours: The MAX Open House

Guests are welcome to come tour The MAX after hours. We’ll have light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music in the Hall of Fame, as well as special offers in The MAX Store. Tours will be provided throughout the exhibits, the Governor’s Recording Studio, the art studios, and special tours of the unique …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Justin Gray

Meridian guitarist Justin Gray joins us in the Courtyard for November’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert. Limited seating. Registration required. Free admission. Event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Register Here

Meridian High School Drama Performance

In No Child, we follow a teacher as she attempts to put on a student play at one of New York’s toughest inner-city schools. Her battles with budget constraints, metal detectors, teacher burnout, off-stage student drama and the principal’s race to meet standardized testing benchmarks consistently put the production in jeopardy. No Child is a …

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Holiday Shopping + 25% Off Admission

Stop by The MAX Store for unique gifts to please everyone on your list! We have McCarty Pottery, Capri Blue and Thymes candles, Walter Anderson and Wyatt Waters prints, Wolfe Birds, Musee Bath Products, Earth Grace Jewelry, Grumpy Man salsas and jellies, books, and much more. Register to win a gift basket valued at $100 …

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First Saturday: Christmas in Paradise

Think Jimmy Buffett. With a margarita. And a cheeseburger. We'll have Karaoke in the Courtyard, Make + Take workshops, a Tiki Bar with burgers, chips, margaritas, sodas, and more. The first 100 visitors will receive a ticket for a free cheeseburger and a bag of chips. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade all day, and take …

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Karaoke at The MAX

Stop by The MAX and perform your best Jimmy Buffett classic or your favorite Christmas song at our first karaoke experience.

POSTPONED Illustrated Talk + Book Signing with William Dunlap

Join us for a presentation on The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, an exhibit currently on display at The MAX. Illustrated by folk artist O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens and written by author and painter William Dunlap (both Mississippians), copies of Red Eye are available for purchase in The MAX Store. Registration required.

SOLD OUT Blues Series: Aa’Keela and The Beats

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Following the latest state guidelines limiting indoor seating, The MAX has sold out the Aa'Keela and The Beats performance. The show will be LIVESTREAMED for your enjoyment. Just click the link below at 6pm on Friday and join us from home! Join Maxie from Maxie's Juke Joint for a night of music with Aa’Keela and …

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Illustrated Talk + Book Signing: Ted Jackson

You Ought To Do a Story About Me is a heartbreaking and redemptive story of a fallen-from-grace NFL player, discovered by Ted Jackson on the streets of New Orleans, and the transformative friendship that binds them. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jackson has spent over three decades exploring the human condition while covering news, sports, and …

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LIVESTREAM: Home for the Holidays Showcase

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Given the recent sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and new health advisories, the Home for the Holidays Showcase will not be open to the general public. The Showcase will be livestreamed for everyone to enjoy.  

Audio Engineering Class

Participants ages 14–18 will receive a hands-on experience in the Governor’s Recording Studio working with a sound engineer in this eight-week course. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techniques, tracking, recording software, recording hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and more! Class meets every Tuesday from 2/2 through 3/30. Registration required by 1/26/21. $100 …

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SOLD OUT! MAXStudio: Beginner’s Wheel Thrown Ceramics

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Learn and practice techniques of throwing and glazing one-of-a-kind pottery with Dillan Ladner in this eight-week beginner’s ceramics course. All materials, firing, and open studio time included in the course fee. Class size limited to six students ages 16+. Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. $150 Members | $180 Non-members | $160 Seniors 65+ Registration required. Register Here

MAXStudio: Beginner’s Handbuilt Ceramics

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Learn the basics of building functional ceramic pieces by hand with MAX Adult Educator Elizabeth Williams in this eight-week progressive course. All materials, firing, and open studio time included in the course fee. Class size limited to six students ages 16+. Thursdays, 1pm–3pm. $150 Members | $180 Non-Members | $160 Seniors 65+ Registration required. Register …

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Member Preview: Tennessee Williams: The Playwright & the Painter

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The MAX invites its members to Sip+View, the opening reception for  the exhibition, Tennessee Williams: The Playwright & the Painter. Choose a time between 2pm and 6pm that is convenient for you, and view the exhibition while enjoying a complementary beverage. Free for members. Please RSVP by Noon on February 4. Online: msarts.org  |  Email: …

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