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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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The Beach Boys are the most iconic American band ever to take any stage with more than 80 songs that hit the music charts, with 36 reaching the Top 40.

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Four-time Grammy Award winner Jewel will perform at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday, March 4, with the show beginning at 8:30 p.m. as opening act JD & The Straight Shot take the Grand Event Center stage. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for $25-$40. The 41-year-old singer/songwriter is touring in support of her 12th album titled Picking Up the Pieces.

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Ubi Caritas will host a first ever St. Patrick’s Festival on Saturday, March 5, at the St. Mark’s Park Garden at 680 Calder Ave. in Beaumont from 4-8 p.m. In year’s past, Ubi Caritas has organized a Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance fundraiser, but this year is switching directions and bringing new light to the organization.

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