Entertainment

Anayat House

Lions and tigers, oh my! The theme for the fifth annual Anayat House Gala is “It’s a Jungle Out There,” and though it’s not a requirement, partygoers are encouraged to wear jungle prints, safari suits or come as Tarzan or Jane.

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It’s time for the 23rd annual Girls’ Haven Gumbo Festival scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkdale Mall in Beaumont.

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With appearances on the Grammy Awards, 60 Minutes, and performances at several famed jazz festivals all around the world, Joey Alexander will make his Houston debut Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.

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Lyle Lovett with John Hiatt

Enjoy a rare and intimate acoustic concert featuring four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett with John Hiatt at the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Lovett, born in Houston, was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Texas A&M in 2015.

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This has to be a record: There are four Oscar-nominated movies playing in local theaters right now. Right here in town. “La La Land” has been here long enough for Oscar fans to see it. Recently, “Manchester by the Sea” arrived, and “Fences” is doing a second tour after earning some solid nominations. But the surprise among these is “Moonlight.”

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