Entertainment

Local act Good Grief will perform at Thirsty’s on Friday, June 10, with special guests Boxing Dei Dei. Thirsty’s is at 229 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Good Grief, who formed in 2014, consists of Melody Boyd (vocals), Michelle Blackwell (vocals, guitar, bass), Stevo Romero (bass, guitar) and Haley Hardin (drums), who describe themselves as having an eclectic sound and taste in music, which shows in their craft and delivery.

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As an alternative to the usual summer fare, this will do nicely. It’s a tragic love story based on the best seller by JoJo Moyes, who also scripted the movie, so book fans can rejoice – it sticks pretty close to the prose. Sappy where it needs to be, “Me Before You” mixes the humor with the gravitas to balance the sad undercurrent and benefits greatly from the leading performance of Emilia Clarke.

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In collaboration with the Beaumont Public Library System, Beaumont native Katie Cokinos will premiere her award-winning film "I Dream Too Much" at the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be for sale.

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Southeast Texans can now order food from some their favorite area restaurants and have it delivered to their home or office, all by accessing an app from their smart phone device.

Food delivery service Waitr, which was founded in Lake Charles and operates in Baton Rouge, Houston, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Brazosport, and The Woodlands, is now available in the Southeast Texas area.

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Jazz at the Lake returns on Thursday, June 16, at the downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free concert from Dean James. James, a jazz sensation, literally calls Beaumont his home away from home. “I have a very huge fan base in the tri-city area of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange,” said James, who was born in California and now resides in Houston.

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Stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave.) in Orange on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$90 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org. Chenoweth brings her Broadway hit voice to Orange to dazzle you with stories and song.

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Imagine laying out by the pool, drinking a cool adult beverage while listening to live music. Sound too good to be true?

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It’s not even officially summer yet and already superhero fatigue has set in. Why must the world always be at risk? So filmmakers can spend hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects and our super friends can save us. My cape and mask to the next writer who can script one of these storylines so that some other planet has a crisis.

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Have you ever wondered what people did for fun in 1901? What sports and games did they play? Did they actually have potato sack races and three-legged races at the picnics? What is the Game of Graces? Find out Saturday, June 4, as Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum holds the first Gladys City Games from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster will play Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane) in Beaumont on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811 or at the door.

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