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If you have not posed for a picture with the Big Bugs, it’s not too late. By popular demand, David Rogers’ Big Bugs has been extended through Saturday, June 25, at Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (601 Green Ave) in Orange.

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The Gig on Crockett Street welcomes Scott Stapp, the voice of the rock band Creed, on Thursday, Aug. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets for the 18-and-older show are $20 and can be purchased online at outhousetickets.com. Stapp, 42, has released two solo records and has had a few tracks hit the Billboard rock chart including “The Great Divide” and “Slow Suicide.” Creed disbanded in 2004 before returning for a few reunion tours that fizzled out by 2012.

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Local act Good Grief will perform at Thirsty’s on Friday, June 10, with special guests Boxing Dei Dei. Thirsty’s is at 229 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Good Grief, who formed in 2014, consists of Melody Boyd (vocals), Michelle Blackwell (vocals, guitar, bass), Stevo Romero (bass, guitar) and Haley Hardin (drums), who describe themselves as having an eclectic sound and taste in music, which shows in their craft and delivery.

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As an alternative to the usual summer fare, this will do nicely. It’s a tragic love story based on the best seller by JoJo Moyes, who also scripted the movie, so book fans can rejoice – it sticks pretty close to the prose. Sappy where it needs to be, “Me Before You” mixes the humor with the gravitas to balance the sad undercurrent and benefits greatly from the leading performance of Emilia Clarke.

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In collaboration with the Beaumont Public Library System, Beaumont native Katie Cokinos will premiere her award-winning film "I Dream Too Much" at the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be for sale.

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