Entertainment

Viva Fest returns as the City of Beaumont hosts the two-day Hispanic heritage celebration this weekend on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, in downtown Beaumont.

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Friday, May 12 - 8:30 p.m.

Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, La.

$20-$45 – ticketmaster.com

 

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Travis Walthall

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Travis Walthall on Saturday, May 6, at Victoria House (2110 Victoria St.) in Beaumont from 8-11 p.m.

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‘The Circle’

Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma

Watson, Patton Oswalt

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

Rated: PG-13

 

Intended as a cautionary tale about the intrusion of social media technology in our personal lives, this is nothing more than a clumsy melodrama that would have fit better into the Lifetime schedule than a theater release.

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The 16th annual Port Neches RiverFest: Thunder on the Neches is officially underway at Riverfront Park in Port Neches and continues through Sunday, May 7. Sponsored by Neches Federal Credit Union, RiverFest features fantastic food, great music, vendors, the Mighty Thomas Carnival midway, plus the thrills, chills and spills of the tunnel power boat races on the Neches River.

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CJ Johnson

An unforgettable night of magic will be on display in Orange on Thursday, May 4 at Community Church (3400 MLK Dr) as the Kiwanis Club of Orange presents magician CJ Johnson at 7 p.m. Johnson is sure to make the skeptics think twice as he’s been performing for more than 25 years. His performance is engaging for children and entertaining for adults so be sure to arrive early before all the seats disappear. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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In case you haven’t learned at past Med Fests, local troupe Al-Juthoor Dabke wil
Larry the Camel and Georgia Vasilakis

The Mediterranean Sea is known for it’s beautiful waters, which connects nearly two-dozen countries and is home to countless islands. Labeled as the “cradle of world civilization,” it covers nearly a million square miles and unifies all those who surround its shoreline. 

For the past eight years, and some 5,000 miles away, the St. Michael Mediterranean Festival in Beaumont has given festivalgoers a taste of Mediterranean without having to leave Southeast Texas. 

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Zumba Jammer Mauricio Camargo

Come ready to sweat, and to “Set the Floor on Fiah” on Sunday, April 30 at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont for a high-energy Zumba fitness concert featuring Latin Urban recording artist Watatah Fiah Lion and Zumba Jammer Mauricio Camargo. Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Alberto “Beto” Perez in 1999 and involves aerobic and dance movements performed to high-energy music incorporating salsa, merengue, mambo, hip-hop and more. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. and tickets are $30.

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It’s time for the 2017 Follies presented by the Service League of Orange on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. This event features a salute to Hee Haw, which was a television variety show intertwined with Country music and humorous skits that ran for more than 25 years. There will be live music, corny jokes, the Hee Haw Honeys, special guests and all the favorite Hee Haw characters. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at 2017follies.com or at the door.

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Free Fire

Starring: Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Rated: R

 

This movie is a trip—back in time, that is, to the ‘80s. The premise is simple: two separate groups are meeting up at an abandoned warehouse under the cover of darkness to transact a weapons deal only it does not go as planned.

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