Gerald Duff

Gerald Duff, novelist and Lamar University alumnus, will visit the LU campus April 18 to read excerpts from his literary works and discuss his education and memories from the university. The program begins at 7 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

Duff will also talk about creative writing to the department’s fiction writing seminar students at 1 p.m. in the Maes Building, Room 101.

LU Alumni Wine & Sushi Tasting flyer

Join local Lamar University alumni 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at WineStyles, 4008 Dowlen Rd. in Beaumont, for a wine and sushi tasting.

Pin and Tonic

One of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the U.S. will be holding preliminary competitions at MaxBowl’s Pin & Tonic Bar and Grill in Port Arthur starting March 22 and concluding June 7.  Weekly sing-off contest will be held each Friday night (except Good Friday) at 9 p.m.


Cowboy Church on the Rock will host Christian Country duo Branded during Sunday morning services on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. 

Triumphant Quartet

The Master’s Men Annual Winter Celebration, which brings the best artists in Southern Gospel to Southeast Texas every February is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Silsbee High School Auditorium, located  at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m.

This year’s guests include Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter and 11th hour.


Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's Discovery Theater will host two S.O.A.R., Inc. (Saving Our American Raptors) bird programs about American raptors. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., visitors will get an up-close look at several types of raptors and learn about their habitats. This program will be led by Doris Mager of S.O.A.R., Inc. and a $1 donation is requested from each attendee. All donation proceeds go directly to S.O.A.R. Inc.


The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents its annual Youth Education Concerts on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More than 3,500 local students are expected to attend the free concerts and gain exposure to a live performance of a symphony orchestra.


Why stick with the tired cliché of candy and flowers on Valentine's Day when you and your loved one could enjoy an evening of food, wine, music and theater in an elegant 1930s setting.

Valentine's Day Dinner Theater” offers couples a unique opportunity to spend a romantic evening out on Feb. 14.

Judit Varga, Empty Pod, ca. 2011, semi-porcelain, 9 x 9 x 19 inches

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) announced its winter exhibitions showcasing artwork by an extraordinary group of contemporary artists. Sarah Williams: Remote America, Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson and San Angelo Ceramics will be on view through April 7, 2013.

Sarah Williams: Remote America