Entertainment

For those who want to bring in 2017 in the friendly confines of their own home or set sail to a house party, there are plenty of drink options available at your local liquor store. And of course, we recommend any of the Messina brothers’ stores, with five great locations throughout Southeast Texas including three in Beaumont (2525 College; 6666 Phelan; 1412 Magnolia) and two in Port Arthur (3748 Gulfway and 2606 Memorial).

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Over at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Las Vegas entertainer Frankie Moreno

Still undecided about what to do on New Year’s Eve? Concerts? Casino? Stay at home and watch the ball drop? Well, you have plenty of options.

If you like to go out, every nightclub throughout Southeast Texas will be open and have some sort of event, whether it’s a band, balloon drop, DJ, champagne toast at midnight or all of the above.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Gabriel Sellers on Friday, Dec. 30, from 7-10 p.m. The gallery is located in the Victoria House at 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont. The title of the exhibition is “Street Violence is Always Love.”

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Temptations and the Four Tops

Need a quick cure to the New Year’s Eve hangovers? How about a Motown concert on Sunday, Jan. 1, inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, with the Temptations and the Four Tops? Doors open at 7 p.m. for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or the venue. Both groups are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Temptations features original member Otis Williams while the 2016 version of the Four Tops includes original member “Duke” Fakir.

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If I want to indulge in some Christmas treats, I’d prefer the real thing over this treacle. It’s like having high fructose corn syrup via an IV. Unpleasant, and, definitely not good for you. This movie shamelessly tugs at your heart, something it has no business doing, even if Will Smith is trying for an Oscar nomination — again. So, fair warning: I’m about to go all Ebenezer Scrooge on this one.

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