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The Symphony of Southeast Texas

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) invites you to get to know some of your orchestra musicians at “SOST On the Town” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Edison Plaza Lobby. This second annual concert experience takes the musicians out of the concert hall for an evening of great music, tasty treats from Green Light Kitchen and an added Mexican flair for a festive evening.

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31st Annual Texas Crab Fest

With an exciting music lineup, fun contests and events all weekend long, get ready to get down and get crabby Gulf Coast style in Crystal Beach as the 31st annual Texas Crab Fest kicks off with big flavor, big entertainment and big fun this Mother’s Day weekend, running Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, at Gregory Park (2292 Highway 87). Costs is $10 per person on Friday and Saturday, and free on Sunday.

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The City of Beaumont is hosting a multi-day Hispanic heritage celebration on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Viva Fest will kick off the festivities May 13 with live music by Sandy G y los Gavilanes followed by the movie Frida. Ticket are $5 for May 13.

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Kafta

The St. Michael Mediterranean Festival has become one of the most popular events of the spring and the eighth annual event, which takes place on Saturday, May 7, will continue to share Greek and Mediterranean cultures with everyone in Southeast Texas.

From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church at 690 N. 15th St. in Beaumont will be the center of all activities with traditional cuisine from Greece and other Mediterranean countries along with a variety of unique ethnic goods on sale at the bazaar and diverse entertainment. Plus, admittance is free.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of drawings by Sheila Busceme on Friday, April 29, from 7-10 p.m. at the Victoria Houston, 2110 Victoria St., Beaumont.

“If I were to describe it, the closest descriptive word I could come up with would be ‘eclectic,’” said Busceme, a self-taught artist from Beaumont. “I love to explore different media. Some methods stay with me; some do not. As of now, I work in colored pencil, wax pastel, oil pastel, acrylics and sometimes watercolor.”

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