Entertainment

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The senior living community invites its friends and neighbors to get into the holiday spirit by participating in its free annual Christmas tradition Tour of Lights to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome to come and go from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7080 Calder Ave. Between those times, the senior living community will offer holiday-themed displays and.” 

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Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular, dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees and a life-size nativity at the sixth annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m.

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Classic Movie Night will get into the Holiday spirit with the showing of the 1990 Christmas comedy Home Alone on Friday, Dec. 11 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is to meat aficionados what Jazz Fest is to music lovers. It was a cool Sunday morning in Austin and smoke was in the air — as was the anticipation of eating some of the best barbecue on the planet. Those lucky enough to get VIP passes were let in an hour early to sample from their choice of the 24 joints that were serving up small portions of their award winning que.

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With about half of the Oscar contending movies already in theaters, it’s not a far stretch to begin compiling a short list of nominations for the major awards. If you’ve seen “The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Creed” and “Inside Out” then you have been keeping up. All of these features could produce nominations in directing and acting categories, not to mention best picture.

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