Entertainment

Alex Reymundo

In times of illegal wiretaps, repeal and replace, sexual equality, Russia, building walls, immigration, division and fake news, what’s the answer? Comedy.

Presented by Number Juan Tequila, the Fine Tex-Mex Comedy tour starring “Cowboy Bill” William Lee Martin and Alex Reymundo will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m.

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Wonder Woman

‘Wonder Woman’

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Rated: PG-13

 

As superheroes go, I was never very fond of Wonder Woman. As imagined in the old TV show starring Lynda Carter, the costume was a skimpy, satin, patriotic, sexist invention. And her superpowers were a couple of cuffs, a shield and a lasso? What’s so special about that?

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Hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, the massive weekend coming up full of fishing, fun and live music during the Orange County River Festival will feature the two-day Bassmaster Central Open Tournament as well two days of live music, food vendors, and plenty of activities for children beginning Thursday, June 15, and running through Saturday, June 17, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp (1000 Simmons Drive). The big event is free to attend.

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Shooter Jennings

The Great Americana Music Fest is music, market, food and beer, all wrapped into one. This is a first for the city of Beaumont, as it brings an incredible lineup of national and local Americana musicians, a market featuring unique goods from local vendors, the ultimate craft beer experience, pro wrestling, food and fun for the entire family. 

The festival will take place outside at the Great Lawn near the Event Centre in downtown in Beaumont (700 Crockett St.) beginning at high noon.

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Two movie events will take place at the historic Jefferson Theatre beginning with Purple Rain during Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 9, and the Foreign Cinema Series showing of La Dolce Vita on Monday, June 12. 

Directed by Albert Magnoli, the 1984 rock musical drama Purple Rain stars the late Prince as “The Kid,” who reveals an abusive situation at home, then rivals with a singer and finds love. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The film is Rated R and is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

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Discover the Dinosaurs

Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at the all-new Discover the Dinosaurs — Unleashed. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike stegosaurus, velociraptor and the king T-rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby dinosaur, take a spin in the Jurassic Jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more.

This unique hands-on exhibit roars into the Ford Park Entertainment Complex on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Beaumont Community Players presents Spamalot the Musical — the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail — on Friday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 20 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) plus three more performances from Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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There is still time to purchase tickets to the Centennial Masquerade Gala celebrating the American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas’ 100 year anniversary on Saturday, May 20, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

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Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, plus a special concert with one of the South’s best Cajun acts — Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2

If you’re in the movie business, summer starts way before the official date. The sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slaying it at the box office right now, and there will soon be others vying for the top prize of highest grossing movie of the summer. Among the big blockbusters yet to come are the usual fare of superheroes—”Wonder Woman” (June 2) and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7).

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