Entertainment

The Greatest Show on Earth will take over NRG Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, for a 14-day, 27-show event as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Circus Xtreme” from Thursday, July 14, – Sunday, July 31.

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Multiple Country music award winner Chris Young will perform at Liquid Society Party by the Pool at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, July 7, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $35. Young, 31, is touring in support of his fifth release on RCA Nashville, I’m Comin’ Over. The title track became Young’s sixth No. 1 single.

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The Logon Café welcomes Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue on Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Golden Nugget in Lake Charles will host ’70s rock act America on Friday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $27.50-$37.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1986 action drama Top Gun on Friday, July 1, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lt.

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It’s been over 40 years since “Jaws” made us think a little harder about wading out into the ocean. And surfing was just out of the question. But if you’re up for a trip to the beach in the midst of this hot, dry movie season, then this is your ticket.

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The Houston Symphony presents Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 7, at the Jones Hall (615 Louisiana) in downtown Houston at 7:30 p.m. One of film’s greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever, so relive the magic with the amazing adventures of Raiders of the Lost Ark live on the big screen when the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ score in its entirety. Tickets are $22-$115 and can be purchased online at houstonfirsttheaters.com or by calling (713) 224-7575.

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Actor and comedian Aries Spears will perform this weekend at the Improv in Houston, beginning with two shows on Friday, July 1 (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), followed by two shows on Saturday, July 2 (7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and one Sunday, July 3 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $25 for ages 18 and older and can be purchased online at www.improvhouston.com.

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The Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont is set to host two big country music acts beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, with Clint Black, followed by Dwight Yoakam on Friday, Aug. 19.

Tickets for Clint Black are currently on sale for $43-$65 while tickets for Dwight Yoakam will go on sale Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m. for $44.50-$74.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and many will be hosting or attending backyard barbeques. While some of the grill masters will be working and preparing different meats, links and brisket, there are plenty of extras you can add to your patriotic party that will have your friends posting photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Jell-O Firecracker

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