Entertainment

Classic Movie Night continues Friday, Feb. 24, with the Academy Award winning 1997 drama Good Will Hunting at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Gus Van Zant and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the movie follows Will Hunting (Damon), a 20-year-old janitor at MIT who has a gift of mathematics. He meets Dr. Sean Maguire, played by the late Robin Williams, who helps him find his direction of life. The movie is 2 hours, 6 minutes long and Rated R. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Beaumont Community Players presents Xanadu — a story of love, Greek mythology and roller-skating. The performances will take place at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel Ave. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows March 3-4 and 9-11. The March 4 performance will be a matinee with a special start time of 2 p.m.

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Carlo Busceme III

It’s a Fat Tuesday celebration like no other. The long-standing tradition of Taste of the Triangle will celebrate 34 years on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Fat Tuesday is a day synonymous with food and festivity, and Southeast Texas’ premier foodie fest and fundraiser will have everything your belly desires. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office at 701 Main St. in downtown.

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Into the Woods

Already a Tony Award winner, and one of this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees for the feature film with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods has taken New York by storm this season in a celebrated new production on a national tour that will spend two nights in the Lutcher Theater on

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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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