Stoney LaRue

Texas native Stoney LaRue is no stranger to Southeast Texas and the “Red Dirt” country music singer returns to Beaumont to play at the Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 17, with doors opening at 8 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Advance tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the venue or online at ticketfly.com.

Dean James

It’s never too early to make plans to bring in the new year, and now those wanting something different to do can attend Jazz Resolution — A New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31, inside the ballroom at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Beaumont Plaza (3950 I-10 South and Walden Road).


‘Nocturnal Animals’

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal

Directed by: Tom Ford

Rated: R



Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees, and a life-size Nativity at the seventh annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-9 p.m.


Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event allowing visitors to celebrate the season as people did more than a century ago.

Through Dec. 10, every visitor who brings three or more non-perishable food items to donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank will receive free admission.