Entertainment

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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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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It’s a perfect night out with the kids as Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity troupe presents Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Based on an 18th century classic French tale then turned into an award winning movie by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991 as well as in 2017, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been transformed into a “beast” due to his selfish ways and has to find true love to revert back to a human.

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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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Experience the magic of film with a live orchestra for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in the downtown Houston theatre district at 615 Louisiana St. The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Houston Symphony performing every note from the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time with $974.8 million sold at the box office.

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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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Newsboys

Premier Productions presents the Big Church Night Out Tour at Ford Arena featuring a headlining concert by Grammy nominated group Newsboys on Sept. 30. Each night will include a time of worship, ministry and unity along with performances from Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee from Audio Adrenaline, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain, and Jeremy Willet.

From Australia, Newsboys have been performing since 1985; the group currently features the vocals of Michael Tait, formerly of the Grammy winning band DC Talk.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

Directed by: Jon Watts

Rated: PG-13

 

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Marvel Studios has revamped “Spider-Man” for the third time. Tobey Maguire didn’t quite get it done and Andrew Garfield was just too morose to capture the character. But now, finally, I think Marvel has finally found what makes this character tick and it turns out just to let Peter Parker be himself — a nerdy teenager.

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The highly successful Video Games Live multimedia concert experience will return to the Houston Symphony for the fifth time at Jones Hall on Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. A brand-new show from years past, the entertaining spectacle will be led by guest conductor Emmanuel Fratianni.

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“Notorious” Shane Taylor

Hurricane Pro Wrestling will slam into the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, July 15, for a show titled “Riot” featuring Ring of Honor star “Notorious” Shane Taylor. Taylor, from Cleveland, Ohio, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 350 pounds. He officially signed with ROH late last year and had a big feud with War Machine. Taylor also recently competed on ROH’s pay-per-view “Best in the World” on June 23 when he teamed with Rhett Titus against Kenny King and Caprice Coleman and the Motor City Machine Guns.

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