‘I Saw the Light’

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson

Directed by: Marc Abraham

Rated: PG-13


Patillo’s owner Robert Patillo (right) visits with customer Glenn Parsley, who h
Link plate with beans, rice and potato salad. Don’t forget the pickles and onion

When thinking about the best barbecue in Beaumont, Patillo’s definitely comes to mind. It’s also the fourth oldest barbecue joint in Texas, so it’s always garnering statewide attention.


The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host its annual barbecue cook-off on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the Elk’s Lodge (11431 Highway 90) in Beaumont. Cooks will compete in multiple categories like jackpot pinto beans, chicken, pork ribs and beef brisket. A dinner, dance and auction will be held Friday night as Twangsters Union takes the stage. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Lamar University’s Brass Quintet

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival, a three-day event celebrating brass instrumentalists, beginning Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, in the Simmons Music Building.

Adair Stephens painting

Ad Hoc Beaumont will bring the first mobile pop-up art show to Beaumont on Thursday, April 7. Inspired by the success of food trucks, Ad Hoc Beaumont is taking art out of the galleries and into the streets.

“We want to help people think about art in different ways and reach more communities of people, especially the young and old that may not have access to local art spaces,” said Michael Mason, founding member of Ad Hoc Beaumont.