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The Southeast Texas Arts Council and Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce to present The Example, a short film produced by CGL Studios, LLC & G Sharp Productions, which will premiere Saturday, March 26, inside the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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The City of Beaumont’s Jazz at the Lake series kicks off this month with the Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and the Jimmy Simmons Quintet. The free concert takes place Thursday, March 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett).

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Catfish Cabin's seafood gumbo

Each week in the Weekly Dish, we try to introduce you to restaurants and their menu offerings. Anything from burgers to catfish and barbeque in Southeast Texas — we try to give the reader different options, but we sometimes find that a dish is so good that we tend to find ourselves going back for seconds, sometimes thirds.

Great China

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Labeled “Too Big To Miss,” Orange will be buzzing this weekend with events featuring Broadway, art, and bugs. Yes, bugs.

Stark Cultural Venues will be right in the thick of things beginning Saturday, March 5, with David Rogers’ Big Bugs grand opening at Shangri La Gardens from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Anayat House will host its fourth annual Fundraising Gala on Friday, April 1, at the Event Centre (700 Crockett Street) in downtown Beaumont beginning at 7 p.m.

While dress is casual fun, this year’s gala promises to be special as those who attend can dance the night away with Southeast Texas’ favorite party band, Champagne Room.

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