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Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring his hilarious comedic act to Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21. Epps grew to fame in the mid 90s through his appearances on the Def Comedy Jam series then got his movie break in 1999 co-starring with Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next. He went on to star in such movies like The Hangover, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hangover III, Next Day Air and next year will return to the big screen as Day-Day Jones in Last Friday. Tickets are $69-$44.50 and go on sale Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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Texas country music stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen will share the stage at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Dance Hall for a special show Sunday, July 23, with doors opening at 7 p.m. in a tour titled “Hold My Beer & Watch This.” Both are lead singers of their respective bands, but as long time friends, they’ve decided to record a live album together.

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The city of Beaumont is hosting its highly anticipated third annual Beaumont Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the downtown Event Centre from 2-6 p.m. Presented by the city, Giglio Distributing, and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, the festival will showcase Texas and national craft breweries and is anticipated to sell-out quickly. Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. General tickets are $20, which includes event entry, a souvenir cup and a tasting card.

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If you attended The Godfather on Classic Movie Night on July 14, then don’t miss the Friday, July 21 showing of The Godfather Part II. The 1974 film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola is both the sequel and prequel to The Godfather and keeps most of the same cast including Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro. Many critics proclaimed the sequel was better than the first movie.

The movie depicts the early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York. And later, his son Michael expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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Elizabeth Bunch as Pamela and Todd Waite as Richard Hannay

The cast and creative team are ready for the summer chills production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at the Alley Theatre, located at 615 Texas Ave. in downtown Houston.

Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 – Aug. 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets start at $26 and are available now at alleytheatre.org.

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