Arts and Culture

David Aylsworth

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) has announced two winter exhibitions — David Aylsworth: Either/And and Steve Murphy: It’s All Come Down to This. Both are currently on view now through Feb. 26 in the main galleries, and an opening reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

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Teresa Baker

Visual artist Teresa Baker will host a soft opening/fundraiser for her new downtown Beaumont project space, 215 Orleans, on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7-10 p.m.

The opening will feature works on paper donated by more than 35 national and local artists, all priced at $50 each. Half of each sale will go to the contributing artist.

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Tasting on the Terrace

L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles will host its annual “Tasting on the Terrace: An Evening in Support of the Children’s Advocacy Center” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the lush Event Center Terrace. Sample more than 100 unique wines and Louisiana beers and spirits while enjoying delicious food and fun interaction with vendors knowledgeable in their field.

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Summer Lydick
Dean Conwell

Jack Brooks Regional Airport unveiled three new paintings Thursday, Oct. 27, that feature Janis Joplin, George Jones, Bubba Smith, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Tex Ritter and Bum Phillips — what the city of Beaumont has called “homegrown luminaries.”

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Southern Pacific Train Depot

Friends of the Orange Depot (FOOD) have been working diligently for years to raise funds for the restoration of the historic Southern Pacific Train Depot in Orange and could soon see their efforts come to fruition as planners project an open house likely in the first quarter of 2017.

During this year’s fundraising gala, Denim and Diamonds, FOOD is raising funds for exhibits to display in the new museum at the depot.

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Artwork by Lacie Grant

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Lacie Grant on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7-10 p.m. inside the Victoria House (2110 Victoria St.) in Beaumont.

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Elf the Musical

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lutcher Theater in Orange as Elf the Musical takes the stage for two shows on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or at the Lutcher box office at 707 Main Ave.

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The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival of a play, on Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for Nov. 3-5 and 2 p.m. for Nov. 6 at University Theatre (4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway).

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The Texas Energy Museum will host its annual Dinosaur Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lamar University Earth Science faculty and students plan to help attendees unearth actual fossils by washing excavated dirt through screens, and analyze fossils through microscopes, as well as exhibit other fossils. Presentations from paleontologists and other hands-on activities, such as cleaning dinosaur bones and practicing field techniques to unearth fossils are also scheduled.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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