Entertainment

Shooter Jennings

The Great Americana Music Fest is music, market, food and beer, all wrapped into one. This is a first for the city of Beaumont, as it brings an incredible lineup of national and local Americana musicians, a market featuring unique goods from local vendors, the ultimate craft beer experience, pro wrestling, food and fun for the entire family. 

The festival will take place outside at the Great Lawn near the Event Centre in downtown in Beaumont (700 Crockett St.) beginning at high noon.

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Two movie events will take place at the historic Jefferson Theatre beginning with Purple Rain during Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 9, and the Foreign Cinema Series showing of La Dolce Vita on Monday, June 12. 

Directed by Albert Magnoli, the 1984 rock musical drama Purple Rain stars the late Prince as “The Kid,” who reveals an abusive situation at home, then rivals with a singer and finds love. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The film is Rated R and is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

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Discover the Dinosaurs

Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at the all-new Discover the Dinosaurs — Unleashed. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike stegosaurus, velociraptor and the king T-rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby dinosaur, take a spin in the Jurassic Jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more.

This unique hands-on exhibit roars into the Ford Park Entertainment Complex on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Beaumont Community Players presents Spamalot the Musical — the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail — on Friday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 20 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) plus three more performances from Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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There is still time to purchase tickets to the Centennial Masquerade Gala celebrating the American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas’ 100 year anniversary on Saturday, May 20, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

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