Entertainment

Florida Southern rock act 38 Special

Florida Southern rock act 38 Special with original co-leader singer Don Barnes will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Dec. 29, at 8:30 p.m. The band formed in 1974 and began selling millions of albums shortly thereafter.

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the Houston Symphony are set to perform selections from Harry Potter

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. CineConcerts invites you to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter on Dec. 29-30 at Jones Hall (615 Louisiana St.) in downtown Houston. Enjoy your favorite moments from the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which grossed more than $800 million at the box office.

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Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy will co-host live coverage from Time Square

Those wishing to stay home New Year’s Eve can still watch the ball drop as most of the major networks provide live coverage of Time Square in the heart of New York City on Sunday night, Dec. 31.

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Sea Rim Striders logo

Those who really want to make good on their annual New Year’s resolutions of getting healthy can start by participating in the free Resolution Run/Walk 5K on Monday, Jan. 1, 9:30 a.m. hosted by the Sea Rim Striders at the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail near West Brook High School in Beaumont. No registration is required, so bring your friends and start 2018 out with the Sea Rim Striders. The goal of the Sea Rim Striders is to promote running and walking at all levels, from top-flight marathoners to those just beginning.

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Elaborate gingerbread project at L'Auberge

L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles celebrates the holiday season with an elaborate gingerbread house designed by its award winning pastry team. Pastry Chef Bill Foltz and his team of elves designed and constructed the sugary sculpture after months of planning and sevens days of preparation and assembly. It is now on display at the casino entrance in front of Ember Grille & Wine Bar.

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