Entertainment

Loverboy

Canadian pop-rock act Loverboy will play at the Grand Event Center insider the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com for $25-$30.

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Recalling that J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series became darker and darker as the sequels wore on, don’t be surprised if you find that same element in this latest, promising new world created by the famed author. Directed by David Yates (who directed the last four “Potter” movies), this is Rowling’s first screenplay, and its flaws can’t override that these “Beasts” and their collector, Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) will have a lengthy run as at least three or four more films are in the works.

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It’s your final chance to see Port Arthur Little Theatre adaptation of A Christmas Story from Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12 and can be purchased online at palt.org or at the box office at 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur.

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Director Denis Villeneuve heads for the stars after the drug-fueled border wars of “Sicario” early this year. Even that movie, filled with violence and an unrelenting tension, was in its own way understated, a hallmark of this director’s style. So, too, is “Arrival,” a thoughtful, almost meditative movie that is as much about the limitations of the heart as it is about the outer limits.

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The Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont is rolling out the red carpet on Friday, Nov. 18, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the release of the film It’s a Wonderful Life. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for live entertainment, craft beer and cocktails, and fun for the entire family, with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased Civic Center box office. Attendees are encouraged to wear 40s fashion and walk the red carpet.

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Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight-piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music will play the Lutcher Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 pm. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5534.

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Southeast Texans can take a journey down the Silk Road from India to Istanbul at the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s eighth annual La Soirée on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2017, inside the Beaumont Civic Center.

The theme is Arabian Nights, and guests will be transported to Royal Sultan’s palace for the party of the year. A profusion of light, color, sights, sounds and dances from around the world will transport those in attendance to another place in time

Tickets start at $250 each, and table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000.

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Ryan Pelton

Ryan Pelton is more than just an award winning Elvis tribute artist.

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Steven Curtis Chapman

Hope Women’s Resource Clinic presents its annual gala Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Holiday Inn & Suites (3950 IH-10 S. at Walden Road) in Beaumont. This year’s guest speaker will be five-time Grammy award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Single tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at hope-clinic.com.

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Dr. Strange

‘Dr. Strange’

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Rated: PG-13

 

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