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The annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park (166 South St.) in Vidor from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Offering great family fun including Mac’s Carnival & Attractions, vendors and plenty of food, there will also be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, horseshoe and washer tournament, plus a diaper derby.

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Jefferson Theatre

Comedian, actor, musician Rodney Carrington returns to Beaumont to perform at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.75 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. The country singer-songwriter has recorded nine major label comedy albums, which have sold more than 2 million copies, and two have been certified Gold, selling more than 500,000 units.

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‘The Boss’

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

Directed by: Ben Falcone

Rated: R

 

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sean chen

The 63rd season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas comes to a close Saturday, April 16, with a jaunt around the Russian countryside in “Russian Nights” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $18-$45 and can be purchased online at sost.org or (409) 892-2257.

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Orange Community Players presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, a musical directed by Codie Vasquez with music direction from Theresa Cronin assisted by Michael Hudnall, on April 14-16, 21-23 at 7:37 p.m. and two matinees on April 17 and April 24 at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students.

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The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music presents a Guest Artist Piano Recital at the Rothwell Recital Hall on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. The guest pianist is Richard Fountain, associate professor of collaborative piano at Wayland Baptist University and teacher of applied piano and accompanying.

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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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