Entertainment

Lion

Oscar nominees continue to come and go from local theaters, and the latest one, “Lion,” is a great film.

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Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider sings, plays the guitar as well as the keyboard, trumpet and harmonica and here’s your chance to see Schneider at Courville’s on Wednesday, Feb. 22, or Thursday, Feb. 23, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at courvillescatering.com or by calling (409) 860-1344.

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Vinny Montalbano

Friends don’t let friends fight cancer alone, especially if you are a friend to Vinny Montalbano. His friends and colleagues will hold a fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Elks Lodge 311 at 11431 US 90 in Beaumont from 1-8 p.m.

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Anayat House

Lions and tigers, oh my! The theme for the fifth annual Anayat House Gala is “It’s a Jungle Out There,” and though it’s not a requirement, partygoers are encouraged to wear jungle prints, safari suits or come as Tarzan or Jane.

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It’s time for the 23rd annual Girls’ Haven Gumbo Festival scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkdale Mall in Beaumont.

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With appearances on the Grammy Awards, 60 Minutes, and performances at several famed jazz festivals all around the world, Joey Alexander will make his Houston debut Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.

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Lyle Lovett with John Hiatt

Enjoy a rare and intimate acoustic concert featuring four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett with John Hiatt at the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Lovett, born in Houston, was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Texas A&M in 2015.

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This has to be a record: There are four Oscar-nominated movies playing in local theaters right now. Right here in town. “La La Land” has been here long enough for Oscar fans to see it. Recently, “Manchester by the Sea” arrived, and “Fences” is doing a second tour after earning some solid nominations. But the surprise among these is “Moonlight.”

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Classic Movie Night continues Friday, Feb. 10, with the 1993 romantic comedy drama Sleepless in Seattle at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Nora Ephron, the movie stars Tom Hanks as “Sam Baldwin” who loses his wife to cancer. His son calls in to a radio talk show to tell the story, and one of the listeners, Annie (played by Meg Ryan), wants to meet him. The film grossed over $220 million at the box office.

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The Mardi Gras season is officially underway, so let the good times roll at the third annual Pardi Gras on Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Dance the night away with local party band Champagne Room, who will be playing the best of old school Motown, R&B and funk. Beans and sausage will be served, and the cash bars will be stocked with the drinks of your choice. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online at tickemaster.com or at the door.

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