Arts and Culture

The Stark Museum of Art will sponsor forensic artist Lois Gibson for a presentation “The Art of Catching Criminals”, on Thursday, Aug. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gibson’s presentation will take place at Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main Avenue in Orange. This event is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception and book signing at the Museum, along with an exhibition celebration of Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed.

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Fast food! Buy local! Meals under 30 minutes! Meals under $10! Food, the act of eating and cooking have, together, become almost a national obsession. We no longer eat to nourish ourselves. We may eat for comfort, to encourage family time or to make a statement (think vegan). We want fast food, homemade food, inexpensive food and hormone-free food. The choices are enough to make a person queasy.

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ASK at Summer in the City

The city of Nederland is hosting Summer in the City at Doornbos Park on Saturday, June 9, with vendors, games, music, food and more.

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When the fifth annual Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival electrifies the Procter Street Pavilion in downtown Port Arthur on June 8 and 9, there will be no induction ceremony for the late jazz guitar genius at the nearby Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame. That’s because the Port Arthur legend was enshrined there years ago, alongside fellow musical prodigies Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter and others who caused the name of Port Arthur to be writ large in the pantheon of stars.

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Southeast Texans have so much to choose from to see, do and participate in during any given year. Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., residents have an opportunity to visit the Mediterranean in a way that is both easy and fun. St. Michael’s Christian Orthodox Church in Beaumont is inviting members and guests to come and take part in a cultural exchange, including food, entertainment, teaching, tours and wonderful fellowship.

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Artist Charles Stagg lived for art. In fact, he lived “inside” his artwork. Since the early 1980s, Stagg worked and lived in a house-sized sculpture in Southeast Texas. Over the course of 30 years, he built a unique home out of cement, wood, cans and bottles on his family’s land off Main Street in the woods of Vidor.

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Beaumont, Texas – Habitat for Humanity will host its annual fundraiser, Mr. Habitat, Saturday, February 25 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza on Walden Road beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seven male contestants are vying for the Mr. Habitat title through a series of fun competitions. 

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Lace up to save lives. The Julie Rogers’ “Gift of Life” will host an inaugural 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Beaumont to increase awareness of two cancers that affect hundreds of Southeast Texans each year and to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For 17 years the “Gift of Life” has been the leading proponent of breast cancer awareness in Southeast Texas, providing free diagnostic tests and access to treatment for those medically underserved in the area.

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Some of the biggest entertainment this summer in Southeast Texas comes from the smallest of characters – Southeast Texas kids.

Community theaters, like The Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Port Arthur Little Theatre and Orange Community Players, offer constructive summertime fun for children, culminating in stage performances for all audiences, and the curtain is about to go up.

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