Entertainment

Artist Avril Falgout

Artist Avril Falgout will present an exhibition of her paper maché sculptures at The Art Studio, Inc. beginning Saturday, May 7, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. The show, which runs through May 27, is her reward for winning TASIMJAE 2015, The Studio’s membership show.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) invites you to get to know some of your orchestra musicians at “SOST On the Town” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Edison Plaza Lobby. This second annual concert experience takes the musicians out of the concert hall for an evening of great music, tasty treats from Green Light Kitchen and an added Mexican flair for a festive evening.

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31st Annual Texas Crab Fest

With an exciting music lineup, fun contests and events all weekend long, get ready to get down and get crabby Gulf Coast style in Crystal Beach as the 31st annual Texas Crab Fest kicks off with big flavor, big entertainment and big fun this Mother’s Day weekend, running Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, at Gregory Park (2292 Highway 87). Costs is $10 per person on Friday and Saturday, and free on Sunday.

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The City of Beaumont is hosting a multi-day Hispanic heritage celebration on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Viva Fest will kick off the festivities May 13 with live music by Sandy G y los Gavilanes followed by the movie Frida. Ticket are $5 for May 13.

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Kafta

The St. Michael Mediterranean Festival has become one of the most popular events of the spring and the eighth annual event, which takes place on Saturday, May 7, will continue to share Greek and Mediterranean cultures with everyone in Southeast Texas.

From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church at 690 N. 15th St. in Beaumont will be the center of all activities with traditional cuisine from Greece and other Mediterranean countries along with a variety of unique ethnic goods on sale at the bazaar and diverse entertainment. Plus, admittance is free.

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Summer is coming. The superhero and big action movies featuring the X Men, The Avengers, the Star Trek gang, and even the resurrection of the alien fighting force from “Independence Day,” based on a 20-year old summer hit, are the big tent poles the studios are counting on to bring in big box office. But what about the comedies, animated features and dramas that will fill out the rest of the cinemas this summer? Here’s a look at some of them:

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Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series Tournament invites the public to attend the weigh-in on Saturday, April 30. From noon to 5 p.m., the public can watch the Super 7 finalists weigh their fish on Pleasure Island. And then there’s the Sea Rim State Park-sponsored youth fishing rodeo, music, activities and food vendors. Gator Country will bring gators and other critters. You just bring your lawn chair.

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A special Classic Movie Night will be held Thursday, April 28, with the showing of the 1984 rock musical drama Purple Rain, which stars the late Prince, who passed away April 21. Inspired by Prince’s album by the same title, Prince plays “The Kid,” a young musician tormented by an abusive situation at home who must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise. The film is 1 hour and 51 minutes and Rated R.

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Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Singers will perform Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University. The free concert will feature a variety of contemporary jazz selections from aartists such as Bobby McFerrin and Kerry Marsh, and new music composed by faculty member Rebecca Windham, all performed a cappella or with a live rhythm section.

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Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will perform at the 13th annual Gulf Coast Gala on Saturday, April 30, at the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College – Port Arthur beginning at 7 p.m.

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