Entertainment

Jerry Lee Lewis with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley in 1956.

“The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis turned 80 on Sept. 29, and he will be celebrating his birthday during a special live performance in Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100-$25 and can be purchased in advance at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Live Animal Show at Shangri La

Live Animal Show at Shangri La

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Join local artist Summer Lydick on Saturday, Sept 26, at the Gold Coast Art Guild for a three-hour workshop in mixed media techniques and meditative exercises to de-stress, delve into creative dreams, and awaken authentic artistic self. A modern twist on the classic self-portrait, this workshop will guide attendees in the creation of a unique selfie, using collage and the power of the subconscious to manifest artists’ highest and best self. The workshop, from 9 a.m.

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‘Black Mass’

Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

 

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Kevin Sorbo

The 2015 Hope Women’s Resource Clinic annual gala is set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3950 Walden Road, in Beaumont. Tickets start at $100. The gala features guest speaker Kevin Sorbo, as well as an auction, entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit Hope Women’s Resource Clinic in Beaumont.

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While another mediocre week at the cinema played out, the Toronto Independent Film Festival premiered the upcoming films that will debut in theaters this fall. Perhaps one of the most important film festivals in terms of which movies will get noticed, Toronto is where the big players come together to put together new movies deals and decide which undistributed ones will get a slot in theaters in order to compete for awards at the end of the year.

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The Beaumont Craft Beer Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, 700 Crockett St. Presented by the city of Beaumont, Giglio Distributing, and 2-Row Distributing (a new craft-beer-focused division of Del Papa Distributing), the festival will showcase more than 30 craft breweries and over 100 craft beers, both local and national. Tickets are $20 per person for ages 21 and older, and ticket price includes 24 two-ounce samples along with a souvenir cup.

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WWE Live featuring a match with WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and John Cena will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. inside Ford Arena. Tickets are $100, $95, $70, $50, $35, $25 or $15 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office (5115 Interstate 10 S.) or Ticketmaster outlets including H-E-B on Dowlen Road, ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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So how did I spend my summer vacation? I traveled to Switzerland, Poland and went on a fabulous skiing trip to the Alps — and I never left my couch. I was catching up on some foreign films and here are three worth a look.

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