Pickett House dinner

When I think of my MawMaw, I think of fried chicken. I have lots of memories of her, but the best have always been of when I was young and Sunday dinner after church. She had seven children and every one of them, along with their families, came to Sunday dinner.

Ian McKellan in ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Southpaw’

‘Southpaw,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Jake Rowley as Elvis

Nederland native Jake Rowley will perform “Memories of Elvis” at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online at jnhillcountry.com for $35, $25 or $15.


National rock/reggae touring act 311 will play at L’Auberge du Lac’s Liquid Society poolside concert series Thursday, July 30, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the venue.

Christmas in July

The 15th annual Christmas in July presented by the Beaumont Chamber Foundation will take place Friday, July 31, at the Event Centre (700 Crockett) in downtown Beaumont at 6 p.m. Tickets to the “Spice of the Season” are $75, with all proceeds benefiting the BCF Youth Leadership Program.