Beaumont Community Players will host six productions of Rent: The Musical on the McFaddin-Ward Auditorium stage inside the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel Ave.) on May 13-14 and May 19-21. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night with a matinee May 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 (cabaret seats), $25 (adults) or $23 (65 years and older, students 21 and younger).

Dr. Paul and Connie Suzch

A dinner recognizing Connie and Dr. Paul J. Szuch, president of Lamar Institute of Technology, on the occasion of his retirement, and the 10th anniversary of his dedication to Lamar Institute of Technology students and the community, will be held Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Courville’s, 1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont.

AMSET – Treasure auction

It has been two years since the last unveiling of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ (AMSET) Treasure Auction. Thursday, May 12, AMSET will reveal a spectacular collection of decorative fine art created by some of the area’s most talented artists at AMSET Treasure Auction 2016: POP!

Grilled Dogs are made with 100 percent beef and flame-grilled on the same grill

This is the real world, and dining out isn’t always about white table cloths and candlelight. For some of us, the bulk of our food budget is spent in the drive-through lane. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste good. Here are some new offerings at area fast-food joints that have drawn our attention.



Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Directed by: Peter Atencio

Rated: R