Entertainment

The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, and Patrick Williams.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong met in Vancouver during the late ’60s and moved to Los Angeles and released their first self-titled comedy album in 1971; they went on to release 10 more.

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The average American spends about $1,200 a year on fast food visiting these “restaurants” at least twice a week, spending, on average, $12.50 per meal. Seventy percent of Americans consume fast food up to three times a week, while 7 percent consume it on a daily basis. With that said, it’s time to head back to the drive-thru to see what fast food joints have added to their menus.

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Beaumont Main Street presents the ninth annual DOG-toberfest on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in downtown Beaumont (765 Pearl). It will be a PAW-licious day to celebrate your favorite pooch. The event is free to attend, but bring a few bucks for games and shopping at Neiman “Barkus” Booth.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) is taking the magic of music to the next level by performing three very different concerts at three different locations within the next two weeks, giving everyone in Southeast Texas the opportunity to experience live orchestra music at its best.

“Our theme this season is ‘SOST Fantastique’ and we want to perform great and memorable music that everyone can enjoy at the Julie Rogers Theater and around the community,” said SOST Music Director Chelsea Tipton II.

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