‘I Saw the Light’

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson

Directed by: Marc Abraham

Rated: PG-13



The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host its annual barbecue cook-off on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the Elk’s Lodge (11431 Highway 90) in Beaumont. Cooks will compete in multiple categories like jackpot pinto beans, chicken, pork ribs and beef brisket. A dinner, dance and auction will be held Friday night as Twangsters Union takes the stage. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Lamar University’s Brass Quintet

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival, a three-day event celebrating brass instrumentalists, beginning Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, in the Simmons Music Building.

Adair Stephens painting

Ad Hoc Beaumont will bring the first mobile pop-up art show to Beaumont on Thursday, April 7. Inspired by the success of food trucks, Ad Hoc Beaumont is taking art out of the galleries and into the streets.

“We want to help people think about art in different ways and reach more communities of people, especially the young and old that may not have access to local art spaces,” said Michael Mason, founding member of Ad Hoc Beaumont.


The Museum of the Gulf Coast will host a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a day filled with arts, crafts, science experiments, hands-on demonstrations of Victorian and quilting crafts, plus learn how to spin, weave and knit through traditional art forms. The Museum of the Gulf Coast is at 700 Proctor in Port Arthur. For more information, call (409) 984-6453. The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region.