Entertainment

Comedian and television host Bert Kreischer will perform five shows this weekend at The Improv in Houston beginning Thursday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. Kreischer has co-hosted television programs such as The X-Show on FX and is currently hosting his own show on the Travel Channel called Bert the Conqueror. One of Kreischer’s most famous stories states that he once went on a college field trip to Russian and accidentally joined a Russian mob and participated in a robbery while intoxicated. Showtimes are Friday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and two shows on Saturday, Aug.

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Rolling Stone magazine called Texas act the Drugstore Gypsies one of “10 New Country Acts You Need to Know.” Duke Ryan, Dillan Dostal, Korey Davis and Reynaldo Chapa bring their Southern honkytonk drawl to The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Aug. 11. Think Led Zeppelin meets Conway Twitty as a way to describe their sound.

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Record-setting rapper Flo Rida will hip hop his way to the H20 Pool Concert Series at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Aug. 11, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. Born Tramar Dillard, the 37-year-old Flo Rida debut song “Low” spent No. 1 on the Billboard chart for 10 consecutive weeks and set a record for most downloads at 6 million.

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The less fortunate in Beaumont rely heavily on the many programs Some Other Place has to offer. Founded in 1968 by the local religious community to address the unmet emergency needs of local residents, Some Other Place was created to give people looking for assistance somewhere to turn when they were told by other entities to go to “some other place” for relief.

Now, Some Other Place will turn to the community for help at the 15th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m.

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Smart phones and home gaming consoles seem to have all but killed off the old arcades that Gen Xers fondly remember as favorite hangouts after school. And while you still have a few big mega arcades in Houston like Dave & Buster’s and Main Event that cater as much if not more to adults than kids, and the chain arcade Tilt in Beaumont, the mom-and-pop style arcades that you used to see on almost every street corner in the ’80s and ’90s seem to have faded away.

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