Entertainment

So how did I spend my summer vacation? I traveled to Switzerland, Poland and went on a fabulous skiing trip to the Alps — and I never left my couch. I was catching up on some foreign films and here are three worth a look.

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Whether you’re after a bottle of Budweiser or a $150 shot of single-malt scotch, Tradewinds is the perfect low-key hideaway for an after-work cocktail or a quiet dinner.

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Sept. 11, with the 1966 Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Written by Sergio Leone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and final film of the Dollars Trilogy, which follows A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

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Possum Festival, which will feature performances by Clay Walker and the Charlie Daniels Band, will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, at Ford Arena with doors opening at 4 p.m. and concert beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $53 or $38 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office, H-E-B on Dowlen Road, or Ticketmaster locations including ticketmaster.com.

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Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest on Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of Fort Anahuac Park at 1704 S. Main St. It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (11 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6 p.m.

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