Entertainment

Summer is here and kids are out of school, leaving many parents faced with the often daunting task of providing summer entertainment. Southeast Texas families need not worry; Elise’s Family Fun Center in Winnie is here to relieve summer boredom.

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Before it hit the screen, it hit the stage, and now Les Misérables is coming to Southeast Texas. Orange Community Players presents the musical for eight performances: May 1-3, 8-10 at 7:37 p.m. and matinees on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11, at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for stu­dents. Reservations are required; call (409) 882-9137 or go online at orangecommunityplayers.org for details.

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The international hit show Meno­pause The Musical returns to the Lutcher Theater for two performanc­es on May 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $42-$39 via the venue’s box office, online at lutcher. org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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Gulf Coast style food, fun and entertainment have long been associated with the Texas Crab Festival, and in its 29th year, the festival continues to offer a myriad of exciting attractions including wiener dog races, a two-step dance contest, a crab gumbo cook off, washers tournament, crab races, carnival rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and much more.

Tickets for the festival, set for May 9-11 at Gregory Park in Crystal Beach, are $10 each on Friday and Saturday with free admission on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

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Skylar Thomp­son and Cam­eron Ballantyne

The American Red Cross is holding its 26th annual Hurricane Party on Saturday, May 3, at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual tickets are $125 each. Sponsorships start at $1,500 for a table of eight.

This year’s “Cocktails & Camo” party will begin at 6 p.m. and feature music by Casey Chesnutt and The Fla­va Band.

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St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church is hosting it’s sixth annual Mediterra­nean Festival in Beaumont on the church grounds, and festi­valgoers have much to look forward to on the big day, Saturday, May 3.

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The LamarAlive! Student Activities Board, a division of Student Activities and Civic Engagement, will host the first Cardinal Nation Fusion Fest on April 29 from 2-10 p.m. in front of Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall.

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Roses at the Beaumont Rose Gardens

The Golden Triangle Rose Society annual Spring Rose Show will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Tyrell Park Garden Center at Tyrell Park. The show is Free to the public and invitations are heareby issued to those who would like to exhibit their home garden grown roses in our show, regardless of membership in GTRS.

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Reba McEntire

The Christus Health Foun­dation of Southeast Texas’s Gala is upon us as Reba will headline the 34th annual black tie event on Saturday, April 26, at the Beaumont Civic Center as festivities get underway at 7 p.m. A gourmet meal will be served at 8 p.m.

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The Port Arthur Histori­cal Society, in collabora­tion with Tegge Circus Archives, is presenting Step Right Up! an exhibit featuring a conglomera­tion of approximately 60 pieces of circus history, at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur.

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