Entertainment

Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland with President Ronald Regan

Orange native and former Lamar tennis player Brady Mazzola will host a first event of its kind on Friday, Nov. 11, at Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m. The Honoring Our Heroes “Skills on Wheels” Tennis Expo will feature a cocktail reception, auction, a Lamar men’s tennis exhibition plus wheelchair tennis singles, and end with a tennis exhibition match featuring a tennis pro pairing with a wheelchair athlete competing against another tennis pro and wheelchair athlete.

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Tina’s Waffles & Chicken is named after the owner of the restaurant.
Bettina Williams-Evans, owner of Bettie Jean’s Homestyle Cooking, prepares liver

Bettina Williams-Evans grew up in a home with good food.

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Courville’s, tickets are still available for Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros on Friday, Dec. 23, and Zac Wilkerson and Midnight River Choir on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner. Wilkins is no stranger to Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont).

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The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival of a play, on Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for Nov. 3-5 and 2 p.m. for Nov. 6 at University Theatre (4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway).

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Champagne Room

Experience 1950s steamy Havana Nights with rum, rumba and romance during Harbor Foundation’s seventh annual Dinner for Life Gala honoring hospice spiritual counselors on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m. This gala fundraiser will include Cuban cuisine, Latin entertainment, live music from Champagne Room, and a silent auction. Individual tickets are $150, and a table for eight is $2,500.

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