Entertainment

The Comedy Get Down Tour features a star-studded lineup whose credentials include numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up specials, a talk show, three radio shows and two books. Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, April 15 for $50.75, $66.75, $90.75 at 10 a.m.

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The 36th annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival will take place April 15-17 located at 7441 Cohenour Road, which is located on Hwy 62 between I-10 and Hwy 12. Festival times are 5-11:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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‘I Saw the Light’

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson

Directed by: Marc Abraham

Rated: PG-13

 

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The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host its annual barbecue cook-off on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the Elk’s Lodge (11431 Highway 90) in Beaumont. Cooks will compete in multiple categories like jackpot pinto beans, chicken, pork ribs and beef brisket. A dinner, dance and auction will be held Friday night as Twangsters Union takes the stage. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

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Lamar University’s Brass Quintet

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival, a three-day event celebrating brass instrumentalists, beginning Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, in the Simmons Music Building.

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Adair Stephens painting

Ad Hoc Beaumont will bring the first mobile pop-up art show to Beaumont on Thursday, April 7. Inspired by the success of food trucks, Ad Hoc Beaumont is taking art out of the galleries and into the streets.

“We want to help people think about art in different ways and reach more communities of people, especially the young and old that may not have access to local art spaces,” said Michael Mason, founding member of Ad Hoc Beaumont.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast will host a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a day filled with arts, crafts, science experiments, hands-on demonstrations of Victorian and quilting crafts, plus learn how to spin, weave and knit through traditional art forms. The Museum of the Gulf Coast is at 700 Proctor in Port Arthur. For more information, call (409) 984-6453. The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region.

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Like a car limping along on under-inflated tires, this gets to where it’s going, but the ride is pretty bumpy. Revisiting the Portokalos family was probably a better idea on paper than it actually is on screen. Back in 2002, the original movie written by its star, Nia Vardalos, was a phenomenal hit with its fish-out-of-water cross culture story.

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Classic Movie Night continues with two movies over the next six days, beginning with the 1992 comedy Wayne’s World on Friday, April 1, followed by the 1970 documentary Woodstock on Tuesday, April 5, both inside the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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One of New York City’s hottest jazz groups, The Hot Sardines, will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave) in Orange on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$37 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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