Entertainment

She Kills Monsters

Monsters, swordfights and blood-thirsty, bullying cheerleaders capture the stage this October in a comedic, action-packed production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, presented by Beaumont Community Players in collaboration with Ad Hoc Beaumont.

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The Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country welcomes the hometown record release concert of Kree Harrison on Friday, Oct. 14, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Harrison, 26, is celebrating the release of her first full-length album titled This Old Thing. From Woodville, Harrison was the runner-up on Season 12 of American Idol in 2013.

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Cody Schaeffer

The City of Beaumont will host Oktoberfest at Rogers Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3-8 p.m., a free event for all agents. There will be a beer garden, food and plenty of entertainment from performances by local acts Cody Schaeffer, Barelands and a polka performance from the Royal Klobasneks. Schaeffer is an Americana folk performer from Beaumont.

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New Orleans folk singer Andrew Duhon will perform at Courville’s on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811. As always, Courville’s famous buffet dinner is included. Duhon, a teller of stories, has released three records, and his last, The Moorings, was nominated for a Grammy.

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The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! coming to the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28-$35 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or the Beaumont Civic Center box office.

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The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, and Patrick Williams.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Unlike a nice wine that can only grow more lush over time, a movie that sits on the shelf for a few years cannot boast the same. This dud from SNL producer Lorne Michaels has inexplicably lingered in distribution limbo for years after missing several release dates. Time has not been kind to this comedy, based on a real armored car company theft in 1997 that happened in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong met in Vancouver during the late ’60s and moved to Los Angeles and released their first self-titled comedy album in 1971; they went on to release 10 more.

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Beaumont Main Street presents the ninth annual DOG-toberfest on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in downtown Beaumont (765 Pearl). It will be a PAW-licious day to celebrate your favorite pooch. The event is free to attend, but bring a few bucks for games and shopping at Neiman “Barkus” Booth.

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Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The show is a part of its final farewell tour.

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