Entertainment

It’s been over 40 years since “Jaws” made us think a little harder about wading out into the ocean. And surfing was just out of the question. But if you’re up for a trip to the beach in the midst of this hot, dry movie season, then this is your ticket.

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The Houston Symphony presents Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 7, at the Jones Hall (615 Louisiana) in downtown Houston at 7:30 p.m. One of film’s greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever, so relive the magic with the amazing adventures of Raiders of the Lost Ark live on the big screen when the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ score in its entirety. Tickets are $22-$115 and can be purchased online at houstonfirsttheaters.com or by calling (713) 224-7575.

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Actor and comedian Aries Spears will perform this weekend at the Improv in Houston, beginning with two shows on Friday, July 1 (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), followed by two shows on Saturday, July 2 (7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and one Sunday, July 3 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $25 for ages 18 and older and can be purchased online at www.improvhouston.com.

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The Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont is set to host two big country music acts beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, with Clint Black, followed by Dwight Yoakam on Friday, Aug. 19.

Tickets for Clint Black are currently on sale for $43-$65 while tickets for Dwight Yoakam will go on sale Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m. for $44.50-$74.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and many will be hosting or attending backyard barbeques. While some of the grill masters will be working and preparing different meats, links and brisket, there are plenty of extras you can add to your patriotic party that will have your friends posting photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Jell-O Firecracker

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