Entertainment

Highest bidder … The Art Museum of Southeast Texas recently hosted its bi-annual Treasure Auction. This year’s theme was Pop Art, and almost 30 local artists did their best to channel Andy Warhol.

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Texans no longer have to drive across the Louisiana border to get their gambling fix. Now, in the heart of The Big Thicket, just 17 miles east of Livingston, is a 15,000-square-foot gaming facility operated by Naskila Entertainment on the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation. A soft opening was held Tuesday, May 17, and a grand opening is set for Thursday, June 2.

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Ron Perlman in Hellboy

When asked about planning for Memorial Day Weekend, some say the beach, the lake or barbeque cookouts. All good options, but what about something a little different this year?

Houston’s homegrown Space City Comic Con returns this weekend beginning Friday, May 27, and running through Sunday, May 29, at the NRG Center. It includes gaming, exhibitors plus a plethora of writers, cosplayers, comic writers, voice actors, pro wrestlers and, of course, plenty of famous folk. It’s a pop-culture expo for fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.

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Registration continues for the 2016 Calder Twilight 5K through Friday, May 27, for $20, which guarantees a T-shirt for the event Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. After May 27, registration is $25. To register online, visit beaumonttexas.gov/events/calder-twilight-5k. Runners/walkers will also be able to walk up and register up until 6 p.m. on race night and fees are $25.

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The Lutcher Theater in Orange recently announced its 2016-17 season, which includes 12 events for their 37th season that begins in the fall with a festive outdoor concert plus a diverse lineup that has something special for everyone.

Season tickets will go on sale at a later date, but to be added to the Lutcher mailing lists for ticket updates, call (409) 886-5535 or e-mail boxoffice [at] lutcher [dot] org.

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Mystery dinner theater

A “Mystery Dinner Theater” will be held Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Orange at St. Mary Parish Hall (912 W. Cherry). See Zoe Bread and her kids, the Rev.

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Money Monster

‘Money Monster’

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Rated: R

 

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The Goonies

Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1985 adventure comedy The Goonies on Friday, May 20 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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The Big Texas Beer Fest will come to Houston for the first time Saturday, May 21, at NRG Center (located next to NRG Stadium, south 610 Loop between Fannin and Kirby) from 1-6:30 p.m.

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Port Arthur Little Theater presents The Foreigner May 20-22 and May 27-28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. each night except for a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors (62 and older), military and teachers, and $6 for students (through college). They can be purchased online at palt.org.

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