Entertainment

Tomoko Kanamaru

The Symphony of Southeast Texas kicks off 2018 in grand style as they present their third concert in the Classic Series, The Elegance of Elgar, on Saturday, Feb. 10, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont at 7:30 p.m.

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main character Monty Navarro in 'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'

Four-time Tony Award winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder comes to the Lutcher Theater in downtown Orange for one performance only on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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mini rubber ducky

Join the Shorkey Center for a Ducky Derby Luncheon at the Event Centre on Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. honoring Bob and Karen Wortham. Duck raffle tickets are $10 each, and the winning duck will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card. All proceeds benefit the Shorkey Center, a United Way Agency that provides comprehensive services, including physical and occupational rehabilitation, behavioral services, speech services, diagnostic evaluations, direct educational services and parent education, for children with special needs and disabilities.

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Children participating in a previous Family Arts Day at AMSET

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is set to host “Miniature Magic” Free Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 500 Main St. Beaumont.

Children and their families will participate in art activities including Shrinky Art, Mardi Gras Masks, Clay Trees of Life, President’s Beards, and Mini Paintings.

Professional storyteller Dru Woods will tell stories of Mexican folklore at 11:30 a.m. and noon. Complimentary cookies and punch will also be served. Throughout the day, AMSET will draw winners for art supply baskets and gift cards.

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Participants celebrating Mardi Gras

The 26th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is Thursday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 11, in downtown Port Arthur, with plenty of food from more than 40 vendors.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music on the main stage from Longneck Road at 6 p.m. followed by the Boogie Kings. Over on the Green Stage, local act Sage Elmore and Lamar’s Section 51 will entertain.

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