Entertainment

Gulf Coast style food, fun and entertainment have long been associated with the Texas Crab Festival, and in its 29th year, the festival continues to offer a myriad of exciting attractions including wiener dog races, a two-step dance contest, a crab gumbo cook off, washers tournament, crab races, carnival rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and much more.

Tickets for the festival, set for May 9-11 at Gregory Park in Crystal Beach, are $10 each on Friday and Saturday with free admission on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

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One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books, such as Fatherhood andI Didn’t Ask to be Born (But I’m Glad I Was). His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers and he's coming to the Lutcher Theater for a very special evening on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Hardin County MusicFest is bringing in some heavy hitters this weekend as Joe Diffie will headline on Friday, May 2 and John Anderson will do the same on Saturday, May 3. Tickets for each day are $20 per person and children 6 and under are free. This year’s event is located at the Big Thicket Trade Days on Highway 69 in Kountze.

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Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex welcomes Grammy Award winning Christian artist MercyMe on Saturday, April 26 with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets to this all ages show are $75 (VIP front chairs), $50 (VIP front table seats), $40 (bleachers) and can be purchased at the venue, online at nuttyjerrys.com or by phone at (877) 643-7508.

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Skylar Thomp­son and Cam­eron Ballantyne

The American Red Cross is holding its 26th annual Hurricane Party on Saturday, May 3, at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual tickets are $125 each. Sponsorships start at $1,500 for a table of eight.

This year’s “Cocktails & Camo” party will begin at 6 p.m. and feature music by Casey Chesnutt and The Fla­va Band.

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