Entertainment

Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Oct. 2, with the 1984 release Purple Rain. Written and directed by Albert Magnoli, Purple Rain is a rock musical drama starring Prince, who is a young musician tormented by an abusive situation at home. He must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise.

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The 2015-16 season at Lutcher Theater begins Saturday, Oct. 3, with two showings of one of the most enduring shows of all time — Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Jerry Lee Lewis with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley in 1956.

“The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis turned 80 on Sept. 29, and he will be celebrating his birthday during a special live performance in Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100-$25 and can be purchased in advance at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Live Animal Show at Shangri La

Live Animal Show at Shangri La

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Join local artist Summer Lydick on Saturday, Sept 26, at the Gold Coast Art Guild for a three-hour workshop in mixed media techniques and meditative exercises to de-stress, delve into creative dreams, and awaken authentic artistic self. A modern twist on the classic self-portrait, this workshop will guide attendees in the creation of a unique selfie, using collage and the power of the subconscious to manifest artists’ highest and best self. The workshop, from 9 a.m.

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‘Black Mass’

Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

 

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Kevin Sorbo

The 2015 Hope Women’s Resource Clinic annual gala is set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3950 Walden Road, in Beaumont. Tickets start at $100. The gala features guest speaker Kevin Sorbo, as well as an auction, entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit Hope Women’s Resource Clinic in Beaumont.

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While another mediocre week at the cinema played out, the Toronto Independent Film Festival premiered the upcoming films that will debut in theaters this fall. Perhaps one of the most important film festivals in terms of which movies will get noticed, Toronto is where the big players come together to put together new movies deals and decide which undistributed ones will get a slot in theaters in order to compete for awards at the end of the year.

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