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Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist will host “Painting with a Purpose” charity event Friday, Aug. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $35 per person, and it’s open to ages 14 and older. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit more than 700 local Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. Register online at or calling (409) 866-0399. No painting experience is required. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from local artist Jamie Gonzalez.

Mad Science logo

The Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main St) will host the Cumulus Baby & Family Expo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thousands of expecting parents, friends and family members, and children flock to the Civic Center every year to shop the vendors, enjoy educational seminars, and have some fun at this free community event.

Features include bounce houses and amusements, a diaper derby, maternity and kids fashion show, face painting, games, prize giveaways and a performance by Mad Science of Houston.

Molly and the Ringwalds

And suddenly, it’s 1985 all over again. Break out the parachute pants and buy some extra hairspray because you’re going to want to head back in style to the days of neon colors and MTV music as Lamar State College Port Arthur celebrates an “Endless Summer” with a concert featuring ’80s tribute band Molly and the Ringwalds on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.



Two of the biggest names in the metal rock world have joined together for a co-headlining Return of the Dreads summer tour with legendary acts Korn and Rob Zombie, along with special guest In This Moment. The show plays the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavil­ion on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

the Motley Que Sandwich

Las Vegas is know as the entertainment capital of the world. From world-class casinos, sophisticated shows, exotic pool parties, shopping, sights, sounds and some of the best food on the planet.

Of course there are the $1,000 steak rooms on each property like the ones you see on “Life Styles of the Rich and Famous,” yet there are plenty of options to choose from that are affordable yet make for the most incredible tasting experience you have ever had.