Entertainment

What a throwback in time—literally as one of filmdom’s most awesome monsters is resurrected for what is a fresh take on a timeworn genre. King Kong, or just Kong here, has been around since the silent films, but just when you think you’ve seen it all, the fog bank enshrouding Skull Island parts and the fun begins.

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Classic Movie Night continues on Friday, March 17 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont  with the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time — Space Jam. The 1996 live-action animated sports comedy stars Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters. The movie tells the story of a fictional story of the time in which Jordan spent during his brief years of retirement. Bugs Bunny and crew recruit Jordan to their team in order to win a basketball game against the Nerdlucks The movie is 1 hour, 28 minutes and is Rated PG.

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Lt. Joe Torrillo

The public is invited to attend Duty Calls: Honoring Our First Responders at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. This event will recognize first responders from Beaumont Police and Fires Departments, and Beaumont EMS. 

The committee, which includes Anna J. Brian, Carol Gary, Elaine Henderson, Barbara Marshall, Barbara Otto, and Robin Troy have joined forces with Mayor Becky Ames and the City of Beaumont to help show support to first responders and provide each one of them a copy of the devotional book, Strength for Service to God and Community. 

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The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET takes the stage at the Lutcher Theater for two shows on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. 

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Now in their 31st season, The Kirby-Hill House presents their semi-annual Murder Mystery Dinner Drama — 11 Million Dollar Murder. Dates for the show are March 17-18 and 24-25 at 8 p.m. 

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Appetites for good food will convene on Friday, March 17 at the 15th annual Saint Joseph’s Day at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in downtown Beaumont at 700 Jefferson St.

A mouth-watering menu that includes traditional pasta Milanese, fried fish, plus traditional Italian vegetables like Mamie Fertitta’s famous Artichoke and Green Bean Casserole, and Lucille LeBlanc’s Cabbage Fritters, along with bread and dessert, will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. either dine-in or to-go.

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Witness the unimaginable, mind blowing spectacle that includes seven of the most incredible illusionists from around the world in The Illusionists — Live From Broadway for shows at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Lutcher Theater 

The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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An Evening in Tuscany is the theme for this year’s Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association on Saturday, March 11 at the MCM Eleganté beginning at 6 p.m. The Heart Ball is a black-tie event that attracts several hundred community leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy, and is the American Heart Association’s premiere fundraising event in the region to drive critical ongoing cardiovascular and stroke research.

It’s dinner, dancing and an exciting auction as the AHA celebrates local volunteers, supporters and honors individuals dedicated to serving the community

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Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo will perform at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Saturday, March 11, at 8:30 p.m. Caliendo was best known for his work on the FOX weekly comedy show MADtv then for two seasons on his own weekly comedy sketch show Frank TV, which aired on TBS. He also headlined in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo. Some of Caliendo’s most famous impersonations are of Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Morgan Freeman, William Shatner, Charles Barkley and Bill Clinton. Tickets are $45-$55 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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