Entertainment

Shen Yun Imperial Archers

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops.

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Both: The Story of the Nativity

Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts will host Both: The Story of the Nativity on Thursday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. Both is described as the greatest love story ever, told with 19 Beatles songs. Admission is free, but call ahead for reservations at (409) 833-4664. The Betty Greenberg Center is at 4155 Laurel St.

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Chris Hemsworth

Little Opie has directed a whale of a tale in this new movie, but oddly it never gets its sea legs.

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Blue Man Group

Have yourself a “Blue” Christmas when the award-winning Blue Man Group comes to the Lutcher Theater in Orange for two shows — Tuesday, Dec. 22 (7:30 p.m.), and Wednesday, Dec. 23 (6:30 p.m.) — with tickets available online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535 for $65-$45.

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Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician James Taylor will headline the Christus Southeast Texas Foundation 36th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 16 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual seats are $375, $625 and $1,250. Reservations can be made online at christushealthfoundationsetx.org or by calling (409) 899-7555.

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Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. For some, it’s an old black and white like “The Bishop’s Wife” (1948) with David Niven as a beleaguered minister and his wife played by the luminous Loretta Young who are visited by a handsome Cary Grant playing the angel that brings a Christmas miracle.

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The Mid County Performing Arts Company is celebrating its 15th season of bringing “A Whimsical Christmas” to the stage. Under the director of founder Keely Jardell, “A Whimsical Christmas” has become a holiday tradition since 2001, and families from all over Southeast Texas mark this event as one of the official starts to their holiday season.

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The senior living community invites its friends and neighbors to get into the holiday spirit by participating in its free annual Christmas tradition Tour of Lights to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome to come and go from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7080 Calder Ave. Between those times, the senior living community will offer holiday-themed displays and.” 

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Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular, dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees and a life-size nativity at the sixth annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m.

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Classic Movie Night will get into the Holiday spirit with the showing of the 1990 Christmas comedy Home Alone on Friday, Dec. 11 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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