Entertainment

Carl Topilow

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) takes guests back to the good ole’ days “When Swing was King” on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre.

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Enjoy dinner, a gift and a performance by Under the Streetlamp inside the Event Center at L’Auberge du Lac on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for ages 21 and older and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Loomis

“If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it,” says Guitar Player magazine. Hamilton Loomis returns to Madison’s on Dowlen on Friday, Feb. 11, with a performance time of 9:30 p.m. for ages 21 and older. Loomis is touring in support of a new record, Give it Back, which is full of funk and soul, rock, and a satisfying dose of the blues.

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Jamie Barclay’s exhibition “Pearl” will be on display at High Street Gallery on Friday, Feb. 12, and a reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery inside the Victoria House at 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The artwork will be for sale by the artist.

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The Orange Rotary Club and Lutcher Theater are presenting a performance by Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli from Italy on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. Tickets are $25 or $15 (students) and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University will present a guest artist concert featuring the jazz duo of pianist Joe LoCascio and saxophonist Woody Witt on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Rothwell Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Classic Movie Night continues with the 1952 musical comedy Singin’ in the Rain on Friday, Feb. 12, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain is ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest musical movie of all time, and it was among the first 25 films chosen for preservation by the National Film Registry.

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An obvious fan letter to the golden age of Hollywood — or pretty close to it — this won’t go down as one of the best Coen Brothers movies, but it is a lot of silly fun. Set in the ’50s at the fictitious Capitol Pictures, all of the genres popular to the big studios during that era are represented in grand style with tongue firmly pressed against cheek.

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Two prominent fiction writers will read from their works at the Lamar Literary Festival this month on the Lamar University campus in room 108 of the Maes Building.

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You can’t ask for better gumbo weather. It’s the perfect time for the 22nd annual Girls’ Haven Gumbo Festival, set for Saturday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., once again held in the Parkdale Mall parking lot.

There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including a special performance by the one and only Sonny “The Bird Man,” an expanded kids area including carnival games, bounce houses and much more.

Did we mention gumbo?

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