Entertainment

The good times will be rolling on Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 Cajun Heritage Fest held at the Carl A. Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College Port Arthur (1800 Lakeshore Drive) beginning at 11 a.m.

There will be plenty of good music and space to dance to the sounds of Donovan Bourque (noon); Wayne Toups & Royal BluGarou (1:30 p.m.); Travis Matte & The Kingpins (4:30 p.m.); and Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns, who will headline the show at 7:30 p.m.

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Loved by generations, the longest running game show in television history is coming to Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 15 as The Price is Right Live stage show takes over Ford Arena. This on-stage traveling version gives fans the chance to experience the same fun and winning excitement up close and in-person.

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It’s never too late for a last minute trip to Vegas. Gift of Life, who continues to fight prostate cancer, is bringing Vegas to Southeast Texas when it hosts its 13th annual Champagne & Ribs event themed “Viva, Las Vegas!” Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Event co-chairs Sheree and Vernon Pierce are helping to transform the Beaumont Civic Center into “Vegas” for the party of the year that features casino games including craps, poker, roulette, slot machines and blackjack provided by All Vegas Experience.

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Beaumont Civic Ballet wants to take you back to the time when music had meaning. Artists were not only creating music that has gone on to withstand the test of time, but each lyric and note was from the heart and soul. These artists went on to change the culture of music, which can still be felt today.

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Wow. Marvelous Marvel Studios has done it again. “Black Panther” broke all kinds of box office records over its first weekend — advance sales, sales per theater and more — with this highly anticipated movie. “Hype” is a dirty word for most movies because they fail to meet the high expectations, but “Black Panther” comes so close to accomplishing this save for some wobbly direction and a little superhero fatigue. And don’t let that take away from a great movie experience.

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The Magnolia Garden Club is offering free admission to Classic Movie Night at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Feb. 22, for the 2016 documentary Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. The film follows visionary scientist, conservationist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger on her journey to the most beautiful forests of the northern hemisphere.

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For the first time ever, two celebrity finalists will be joining Dancing with the Stars’ Winter Tour — Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night — on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, just southwest of Houston.

Season 25 Mirrorball Champion Jordan Fisher, the star of Hamilton and Grease: Live, along with actor/race car driver Frankie Muniz of Agent Cody Banks and Malcolm in the Middle fame will, reprise their incredible Season 25 performances alongside their professional partners Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson. 

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The Harbor Foundation will host its ninth annual Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 21, at the Ford Park Exhibit Hall from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. The entire community is invited with free admission to the event.

For the first time ever, this event will be hosted both inside and outside the Ford Park Exhibit Hall in Beaumont. All booths will be set up inside the Exhibit Hall, and the butterfly release will be held in the grassy area behind the Exhibit Hall at 1:45 p.m.

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The biggest appeal prior to seeing this was the fact that “Late Late Show” host James Corden was voicing the part of Peter Rabbit. I confess a major crush on the cuddly Mr. Corden, and it turns out he’s a pretty good rabbit, too.

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“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is the title of this year’s Anayat House fundraising gala to be held Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $125 and can be bought online at anayathouse.org. This year’s honorees are ther doctors of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. Providing musical entertainment will be local favorite cover band Champagne Room. Guests can also enjoy a Bourbon and Wine  Pull, Fabulous Fares by Bando’s, silent auction and open bar.

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