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Smash Mouth

Take a trip back to the ’90s with Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. Smash Mouth, from San Jose, consists of original lead singer Steve Harwell. Their debut record Fush Yu Mang in 1997 sold more than 2 million copies thanks to the hits “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” which was a remake of War.

Houston Astros logo

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is upon us and the Houston Astros will begin the season on the road in Arlington for a three-game series at Texas from Thursday, March 29 –Saturday, March 31.

Bag of Donuts

It’s never too late for a last minute trip to Vegas. Gift of Life, who continues to fight prostate cancer, is bringing Vegas to Southeast Texas when it hosts its 13th annual Champagne & Ribs event themed “Viva, Las Vegas!” Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Event co-chairs Sheree and Vernon Pierce are helping to transform the Beaumont Civic Center into “Vegas” for the party of the year that features casino games including craps, poker, roulette, slot machines and blackjack provided by All Vegas Experience.


The Stark Museum of Art will honor 108 local student artists on Wednesday, April 4, from 5–6:30 p.m. The student artists are featured in this year’s juried student art exhibition, This Land Was Made for You and Me. The reception will include light refreshments, a special performance by the LC-M Jazz Band, and an award ceremony. Family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to join the museum in celebrating the student artists’ achievements.

2018 Le Grand Bal honoree Albert Nolen

It’s a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment at Lamar University’s 42nd annual Le Grand Bal on Saturday, March 24, titled “We ART LU.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in black tie or Asian inspired attire. Activities include an art gallery auction at the Dishman Art Museum, as well as cocktails, appetizers and dinner in the beautifully renovated Setzer Student Center, followed by an after party with entertainment by Doppelganger, one of Houston’s premier party bands.