Entertainment

Cast of Justice League (2017)

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us, and with that comes a fast and furious slate of movies jostling for awards to be given out in 2018. I hope the upcoming lineup is better than what’s out there now. Nothing recently has caught fire with audiences and disappointing or even risible movies like “Mother!” are playing to empty theaters.

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Parade marshal Dr Richard Price speaks with students at Gladys City

Perfect weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “We Are LU” Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a day full of activities beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. when the Cardinal football team hosts Central Arkansas at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

“We are especially excited about Lamar University Homecoming this year as we see it as day of free family fun for our community that is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey,” said Homecoming Committee Chairman Courtney Horton.

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Morris Day of Morris Day & The Time

Fans of Purple Rain will want to purchase tickets to see Morris Day & The Time featuring a performance by Sheila E on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Grand Event Center inside Golden Nugget in Lake Charles.

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Fun in a nutshell at Groves Pecan Festival 2017

It’s time to celebrate the lovely pecan as the 48th annual Groves Pecan Festival is now four full days beginning Thursday, Oct. 26, and running through Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lions Park (6200 Jackson). If you are looking for “fun,” you can find it in a “nutshell.”

Families are welcome to attend and eat your way through the food area with ice cream, funnel cakes, pecan pie, curly fries, gumbo, hamburgers, barbecue, pork-a-bobs, boudain balls, nachos, pistolettes, breakfast food then you can wash it down with freshly squeezed homemade lemonade.

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Bayou Games Zombie Hunt

It’s your last chance to brave Louisiana’s annual outdoor Zombie Hunt hosted by Bayou Games in Sulphur. Recognized as Halloween’s “must-do” family-friendly attraction, the seasonal paintball and laser tag event is set to kick off the premiere of the newly expanded Bayou Games Paintball Complex, a national-caliber outdoor arena at 681 Kim St. in Sulphur.

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Michael Fassbender in The Snowman

'The Snowman'

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Rated: R

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Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion, Orange

Break out the hoodies, gloves and snowcaps … well, it may not be that cold, but it is perfect weather for savory gumbo, and just in time for the second annual Gumbo Cook-Off hosted by the Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Riverfront Pavilion (803 Green Ave).

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The City of Beaumont’s annual Rocktoberfest will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at the Jefferson Theatre with both inside and outside events. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and feature food, beer and musical entertainment from the John Evans Band along with Cranford Hollow. There will also be a screening of the 1975 iconic musical screwball comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9 p.m.

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The Commodores, the United States Navy Band’s premiere jazz band from Washington, D.C., will perform a free concert open to the public Sunday, Oct. 29, in downtown Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre with doors opening at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be picked up at the Beaumont Civic Center box office (701 Main St), limit four per request.

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Head to downtown Orange for the biggest day of fall fun this year at Stark Cultural Venues’ Community “Fun Day” at the Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 21. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy loads of activities throughout the museum, and on the porch and in the newly opened Walter G. Riedel III Education Center.

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