Make plans to attend the inaugural Gulf Coast Beer and Bacon Festival on March 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a VIP entrance from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the Hollywood Warehouse in Gulfport. There will be more than 20 breweries and restaurants on-site with a People’s Choice Award for the best brew and best bacon dish. Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. A portion of proceeds will be given to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.