Blues Series: Mark “Muleman” Massey

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Mark “Muleman” Massey learned the hard way how to play blues… in Parchman (Mississippi State Penitentiary). It was there he met David Kimbrough, son of legendary Mississippi blues icon, Junior Kimbrough, who taught him the basics of the blues and got him a spot in the Parchman Prison Band.  After leaving Parchman, he got the …

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MAXStudio: Jewelry Making

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join artist Casey Jennings of Ponderosa Drive Designs for a jewelry-making workshop. Create your own customized earrings—each participant will leave with two pairs of handmade earrings! All supplies and instruction included in the course fee. Class size limited to 25. $60 Members | $85 Non-members  There will be two sessions of the workshop, register for …

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First Saturday: The Legacy of Charley Pride

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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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MAXStudio: Wheel Thrown Ceramics Intensive

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join Ceramist Allen Chen for an intensive in Wheel Thrown Ceramics. Allen will work one-on-one with students to troubleshoot and improve their work on the wheel in this two-part workshop, March 6 and March 613, 9am–3pm. Instruction, glazing, firing, and lunch included in the course fee. Ages 16+. Class size limited to six students. $175 …

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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 SPECIAL at The MAX Store

Stop by The MAX Store for 15% off select merchandise during Spring Break: Capri Blue Candles, handcrafted baskets, select McCarty Pottery, Syndicate Home + Garden, Earth Grace Jewelry, Faber-Castell Art Supplies, and much more! Museum admission not required to shop at The MAX Store.

SPRING BREAK Make + Take: Wonderful Watercolor!

March 16  |  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. Tuesday, 3/16: Wonderful Watercolor! Register Here

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, MS

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  

Lunch + A Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starred Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives. Nominated for six Academy Awards, the film may have been too controversial for the Academy voters, and did not garner any wins. Williams was reportedly unhappy with the toned-down screenplay adaption, …

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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, MS

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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First Saturday: Make + Take Workshop

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 as part of The MAX First Saturday Event. Free with museum admission. Registration required. Register Here

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.

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