Entertainment

A quick polling of my pals outside the theater at the conclusion of this latest Star Trek installment revealed that the winner and still champion is the 1982 “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.” It’s hard to beat Ricardo Montalban spewing, “… I spit my last breath at thee.” But that was then and this is now, and one of the best things this franchise has going for it is the reboot that gave Trekkes a whole new — and yes, younger — cast to enjoy.

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Lauren Froderman

What’s Happening Orange County and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the third annual National Dance Day event on Saturday, July 30, at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion, 601 Division Ave. in downtown Orange.

Headlining will be Season 7 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Lauren Froderman.

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Cristine Couron

The cast is set and rehearsals are finished for Lamar State College Port Arthur’s summer musical Mary Poppins, which begins July 29-31, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-13 at the main theater located inside the Dr. Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center (1500 Procter St.). Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinee curtain going up at 2:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available by calling (409) 984-6111.

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Classic Movie Night continues with Pixar’s first feature computer-animated film, Toy Story, on Friday, July 29, at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont. The 1995 film earned more than $362 million at the box office and features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure replaces him as the 6-year-old boy’s favorite toy. The film is 1 hours and 21 minutes and rated G.

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The season finale of Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’auberge Casino in Lake Charles is Thursday, July 28, with national touring alternative rock acts American Authors and Sister Hazel. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and older. From Brooklyn, the foursome has released two albums and had three radio hits including “Believer,” “Go Big or Go Home” and the 2013 No.

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