Entertainment

Appetites for good food will convene on Friday, March 17 at the 15th annual Saint Joseph’s Day at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in downtown Beaumont at 700 Jefferson St.

A mouth-watering menu that includes traditional pasta Milanese, fried fish, plus traditional Italian vegetables like Mamie Fertitta’s famous Artichoke and Green Bean Casserole, and Lucille LeBlanc’s Cabbage Fritters, along with bread and dessert, will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. either dine-in or to-go.

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Witness the unimaginable, mind blowing spectacle that includes seven of the most incredible illusionists from around the world in The Illusionists — Live From Broadway for shows at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Lutcher Theater 

The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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An Evening in Tuscany is the theme for this year’s Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association on Saturday, March 11 at the MCM Eleganté beginning at 6 p.m. The Heart Ball is a black-tie event that attracts several hundred community leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy, and is the American Heart Association’s premiere fundraising event in the region to drive critical ongoing cardiovascular and stroke research.

It’s dinner, dancing and an exciting auction as the AHA celebrates local volunteers, supporters and honors individuals dedicated to serving the community

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Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo will perform at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Saturday, March 11, at 8:30 p.m. Caliendo was best known for his work on the FOX weekly comedy show MADtv then for two seasons on his own weekly comedy sketch show Frank TV, which aired on TBS. He also headlined in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo. Some of Caliendo’s most famous impersonations are of Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Morgan Freeman, William Shatner, Charles Barkley and Bill Clinton. Tickets are $45-$55 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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‘Logan’

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

Directed by: James Mangold

Rated: R

 

This franchise might be aging, but don’t count it out. At least, not with this installment that is equal parts brutal and poignant to the point that, hold on, tears might be shed. Fair warning, X-Men fans.

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Everything is bigger in Texas and to prove it there will be a triple threat of Guinness World Record attempts on Saturday, March 4 headlining the inaugural Spirit of Texas Festival in College Station. 

More than 5,000 pounds of the Texas State food cooked up in a custom 14-foot wide, 4-foot deep pot. It is the Brazos Valley’s attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest serving of chili, which is now held by North Dakota. Sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records, a Guinness Adjudicator will be onsite. 

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Montana Repertory Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with the play that put Neil Simon on the map over 50 years ago. Through comedy, Simon explores love, relationship, marriage and family — the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion.

Barefoot in the Park is headed to the Lutcher Theater in one performance on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$37 and can be purchased online at lutcher.com.

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Classic Movie Night continues on Friday, March 3 with the seven-time Oscar winning 1962 historical drama film Lawrence of Arabia at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by David Lean, the 3 hour and 36-minute film stars Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led Arab tribes during World War I to fight the Turks. The movie is considered by many as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. In 1991, selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress Film Registry.

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That’s a wrap, although not without an unprecedented bit of controversy when the wrong envelope was, well … if you don’t know by now. Then you probably don’t care. Let’s just say it was a moment that will live on in Oscar history for all the wrong reasons. To recap: Casey Affleck, despite some last minute scandals involving sexual harassment suits, held off Denzel Washington in the Best Actor category. The other big ones went as predicted, right up to “La La Land” being announced as Best Picture.

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