Entertainment

Owners Chuck and Debra Lafayette with son Aaron. Chuck and Aaron cook in the kit
The Reuben is loaded with corned beef topped with sauerkraut and served on grill

When Chuck Lafayette, a former offshore boat captain from Jacksonville, Florida, opened his sandwich shop nearly 30 years ago, he knew it wouldn’t be easy for his restaurant to survive in downtown Beaumont. He needed a plan and a vision to keep his business thriving in an area where customers would not be plentiful after their work shifts ended at 5 o’clock.

The restaurant opens early enough (6 a.m.) to attract breakfast customers on their way to work, but closes early as well (2 p.m.).

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‘Eye in the Sky’

Starring: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Rated: R

 

A compelling take on modern day covert warfare, this offers a close up look at the combined forces that work together to rein in terrorism and the controversy that arises from these tactics.

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Jefferson Theatre

Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1973 Hong Kong martial arts film Enter the Dragon on Friday, April 22 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. The Jefferson Theatre is located at 345 Fannin. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435.

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La Roxx

The annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park (166 South St.) in Vidor from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Offering great family fun including Mac’s Carnival & Attractions, vendors and plenty of food, there will also be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, horseshoe and washer tournament, plus a diaper derby.

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Jefferson Theatre

Comedian, actor, musician Rodney Carrington returns to Beaumont to perform at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.75 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. The country singer-songwriter has recorded nine major label comedy albums, which have sold more than 2 million copies, and two have been certified Gold, selling more than 500,000 units.

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