Entertainment

mini rubber ducky

Join the Shorkey Center for a Ducky Derby Luncheon at the Event Centre on Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. honoring Bob and Karen Wortham. Duck raffle tickets are $10 each, and the winning duck will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card. All proceeds benefit the Shorkey Center, a United Way Agency that provides comprehensive services, including physical and occupational rehabilitation, behavioral services, speech services, diagnostic evaluations, direct educational services and parent education, for children with special needs and disabilities.

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Participants celebrating Mardi Gras

The 26th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is Thursday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 11, in downtown Port Arthur, with plenty of food from more than 40 vendors.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music on the main stage from Longneck Road at 6 p.m. followed by the Boogie Kings. Over on the Green Stage, local act Sage Elmore and Lamar’s Section 51 will entertain.

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Wes Studi in Scott Cooper film Hostiles

‘Hostiles’

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

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Budweiser Clydesdale

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in Beaumont and Port Arthur throughout the week of the Southeast Texas Mardi Gras from Feb. 5-11.

Del Papa Distributing in collaboration with the City of Beaumont will host “Budweiser Clydesdale Experience at the Lake” at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3-7 p.m.

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Garden Bros Circus Logo

America’s largest circus is set to host three exciting shows at Ford Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3. The all-new Garden Bros. Circus will have performances in three rings with breathtaking special effects featuring motorcycle daredevils in the sky, elephants, Crazy Cossack Horse Riders, six riders in the Globe of Death, Chinese acrobats, death defying trapeze, world famous human pyramid, tumblers, contortionists, the funniest clowns, aerial artists, jugglers seen on America’s Got Talent and much more.

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Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

Wait, What?

Ikea has taken advertising in a whole new direction with its recent print ad for a crib. The ad, which appears in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invites women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the ad reads at the top of the page. “If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad.” Adweek reported that the agency behind the gimmick adapted pregnancy test technology to work on a magazine page.

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Margo Robbie in I, Tonya

All these years later, Tonya Harding is but a small smear on the revered sport of ice-skating. While one of the most talented skaters of her generation — the only one to land a triple axle — it seemed fairly obvious she didn’t have the grace and style of other dancers like Nancy Kerrigan. Well, and then there was that infamous incident involving Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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Acura NSX 2018

The 2018 Houston Auto Show is shifting into high gear with over 700,000 square feet of the latest vehicles from the world’s top automakers. This year’s show will feature 800 of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles, concept cars and even classics, along with extreme dirt road kings, modified vehicles and ultra-luxuries on display for you to experience up-close and personal.

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Poster for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane

Classic Movie Night is back at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Jan 19, with the 1941 classic Citizen Kane.

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Spielberg's The Post

‘The Post’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rated: PG-13

Watching this made me wonder what venerable journalist and editor Ben Bradlee would make of the current climate for his profession. Terms like “fake news” would be an anathema to a man like Bradley, who based his reputation and that of the Washington Post on telling the truth — or in many cases, speaking truth to power. Few did it better than Bradley, who passed away in 2014.

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