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The fourth annual National Dance Day not only has a new date, but new location as well. What’s Happening Orange County? and The Hub will present National Dance Day in Southeast Texas on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. – noon at the downtown Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main), and it’s free to attend.

“We are moving indoors,” said Penny LeLeux, organizer of the local event. “The last two years, the July heat has been brutal.”

The goal has always been to draw dance enthusiasts from all around Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana

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Many who enjoyed dining in downtown Beaumont at the Quality Café were more than sad when it officially closed for the last time in 2014. Some went every day to 730 Liberty St., and those who still talk about the tasty meals always mention the Thursday special — spaghetti and meatballs.

Get those taste buds ready because on Tuesday, July 25, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at J. Wilson’s will be the return of the Café’s spaghetti and meatballs cooked by Cheri Parigi herself, who last owned the restaurant in 2014.

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Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring his hilarious comedic act to Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21. Epps grew to fame in the mid 90s through his appearances on the Def Comedy Jam series then got his movie break in 1999 co-starring with Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next. He went on to star in such movies like The Hangover, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hangover III, Next Day Air and next year will return to the big screen as Day-Day Jones in Last Friday. Tickets are $69-$44.50 and go on sale Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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If you attended The Godfather on Classic Movie Night on July 14, then don’t miss the Friday, July 21 showing of The Godfather Part II. The 1974 film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola is both the sequel and prequel to The Godfather and keeps most of the same cast including Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro. Many critics proclaimed the sequel was better than the first movie.

The movie depicts the early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York. And later, his son Michael expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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It’s a perfect night out with the kids as Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity troupe presents Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Based on an 18th century classic French tale then turned into an award winning movie by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991 as well as in 2017, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been transformed into a “beast” due to his selfish ways and has to find true love to revert back to a human.

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