Entertainment

Director Denis Villeneuve heads for the stars after the drug-fueled border wars of “Sicario” early this year. Even that movie, filled with violence and an unrelenting tension, was in its own way understated, a hallmark of this director’s style. So, too, is “Arrival,” a thoughtful, almost meditative movie that is as much about the limitations of the heart as it is about the outer limits.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) continues its Classics Series at the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 19, with “Triumphant Tchaikovsky,” featuring wonderful triumphs from one of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Bizet’s Symphony in C and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto make for an international program of time-honored classics. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Singer, songwriter and master guitarist Hamilton Loomis returns to Madison’s on Dowlen this Friday, Nov. 18, for ages 21 and older. “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it,” says Guitar Player magazine.

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The Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont is rolling out the red carpet on Friday, Nov. 18, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the release of the film It’s a Wonderful Life. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for live entertainment, craft beer and cocktails, and fun for the entire family, with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased Civic Center box office. Attendees are encouraged to wear 40s fashion and walk the red carpet.

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Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight-piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music will play the Lutcher Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 pm. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5534.

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