Beaumont Botanical Gardens presents Hot Tropic Nights on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the gardens at 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive in Tyrrell Park. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvers in the conservatory, with soothing music from local musician Rob Copeland.

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Lamar University culinary students with Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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In commemoration of Black History Month, the Beaumont Art League is asking artists to participate in an exhibit of unity and expression, crossing cultural barriers through art. The concept behind “United We Stand: The Artists Perspective” is to create a powerful community exhibit of artwork by our diverse network of talented artists that celebrates the contributions of African-Americans in art, history, and culture. Participating artist entry fees are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

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Jessica Taylor

The Stephen F. Austin University campus is now smoke-free, thanks to a student and faculty-led joint resolution under Beaumont native Jessica Taylor's leadership. Taylor is the current SFA Student Government Association president.

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Local act The Ruxpins will perform at the Neches Brewing Company on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m.

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