Entertainment

Jazz at the Lake returns on Thursday, June 16, at the downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free concert from Dean James. James, a jazz sensation, literally calls Beaumont his home away from home. “I have a very huge fan base in the tri-city area of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange,” said James, who was born in California and now resides in Houston.

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Stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main Ave.) in Orange on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$90 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org. Chenoweth brings her Broadway hit voice to Orange to dazzle you with stories and song.

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Imagine laying out by the pool, drinking a cool adult beverage while listening to live music. Sound too good to be true?

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It’s not even officially summer yet and already superhero fatigue has set in. Why must the world always be at risk? So filmmakers can spend hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects and our super friends can save us. My cape and mask to the next writer who can script one of these storylines so that some other planet has a crisis.

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Have you ever wondered what people did for fun in 1901? What sports and games did they play? Did they actually have potato sack races and three-legged races at the picnics? What is the Game of Graces? Find out Saturday, June 4, as Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum holds the first Gladys City Games from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster will play Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane) in Beaumont on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811 or at the door.

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Dylan’s in Port Arthur (8601 Ninth Ave.) welcomes Bri Bagwell & The Banned on Thursday, June 2, at 8 p.m. New Mexico born, Bagwell, 29, moved to Austin at the age of 18, and the rest is history.

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Already hit with, “I can’t find anything to watch on TV?” Tired of Netflix? Can’t find anything at Redbox? Well, have no fear, Classic Movie Night is here.

Every Friday night beginning June 3, you can watch some of the iconic movies of the last 30 years inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and movies will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. There will be beer, wine and other concessions available.

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Tickets are on sale now for Discover the Dinosaurs happening Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at the Ford Exhibit Hall (5115 IH-10 South) in Beaumont from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days. Prices are $22 for children, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $15 each for groups of 10 or more people. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketweb.com. This walk-through exhibit is designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.

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The dismal sequel to the hit comedy “Neighbors,” which premiered this past weekend is indicative of what passes for entertainment these days. Take a modest box office winner from a couple of summers ago and use it to launch another one.

It’s easier than coming up with more original material.

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