Ron Perlman in Hellboy

When asked about planning for Memorial Day Weekend, some say the beach, the lake or barbeque cookouts. All good options, but what about something a little different this year?

Houston’s homegrown Space City Comic Con returns this weekend beginning Friday, May 27, and running through Sunday, May 29, at the NRG Center. It includes gaming, exhibitors plus a plethora of writers, cosplayers, comic writers, voice actors, pro wrestlers and, of course, plenty of famous folk. It’s a pop-culture expo for fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.


Registration continues for the 2016 Calder Twilight 5K through Friday, May 27, for $20, which guarantees a T-shirt for the event Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. After May 27, registration is $25. To register online, visit beaumonttexas.gov/events/calder-twilight-5k. Runners/walkers will also be able to walk up and register up until 6 p.m. on race night and fees are $25.


The Lutcher Theater in Orange recently announced its 2016-17 season, which includes 12 events for their 37th season that begins in the fall with a festive outdoor concert plus a diverse lineup that has something special for everyone.

Season tickets will go on sale at a later date, but to be added to the Lutcher mailing lists for ticket updates, call (409) 886-5535 or e-mail boxoffice [at] lutcher [dot] org.

Mystery dinner theater

A “Mystery Dinner Theater” will be held Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Orange at St. Mary Parish Hall (912 W. Cherry). See Zoe Bread and her kids, the Rev.

The Boudain Hut
Boudain Balls

After enduring 31 years of hurricanes, economic boom-and-bust cycles, and most recently an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces, The Boudain Hut in Port Arthur is still the place to catch live music five nights a week and continues to serve the best boudain around.