Entertainment

Fans of Panda Express can now rejoice. The Chinese-American quick-serve chain restaurant opened in Beaumont on June 3 and is already seeing long lines of customers.For those who are familiar with Panda, everything should be business as usual, but many Southeast Texans are new to the restaurant, said Fufu Abdelsamad, general manager of the Beaumont Panda Express location.

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While the producers of this probably weren’t planning on a sequel, the 2013 movie featuring the Four Horsemen was so well received it begged for more story. Again, you must suspend any disbelief to enjoy this second serving of cotton candy. It’s as fluffy as that confection and just as enjoyable.

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Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1972 crime drama The Godfather on Friday, June 17, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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The public is invited to come meet Miss Dallas Ashlea Gutierrez at a meet-and-greet Saturday, June 18, at Casa Tapatia Mexican Restaurant & Bar from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gutierrez, a 2009 graduate of West Brook High School in Beaumont and a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University, will be signing autographs for the public. Portraits of Gutierrez will be available at the event to have signed by the Miss Dallas 2016 winner.

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Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and again will offer the best multi-format pop culture con including J-Fashion, cosplay, film festival, literary conference, a code fest, maker space, Mars Rover rides, video and tabletop gaming, BMX stunt show, professional wrestling, roller derby bouts and so much more.

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