Entertainment

Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, plus a special concert with American Idol fan favorite Kree Harrison.

Admission to the event is free, and there will be food and adult beverage vendors onsite. No pets or coolers allowed.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth was scheduled to perform at the Lutcher Theater in March, but with the Sabine River rising, the theater was forced to reschedule her date. She graciously agreed to reschedule for June 14, tweeting, “Keeping everyone down in Orange, TX in my prayers. @lutchertheater hope everyone stays safe with family and friends. See y’all soon!”

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Curse & The Cure

Brentwood Entertainment Complex at Brentwood Country Club (4201 S. Major Drive) in Beaumont will host its first Brentwood Barkin’ Bash featuring a car show along with a ATV, boat and bike exhibit Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Pups In Peril, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Groves dedicated to saving dogs of all ages and breeds by rescuing, rehabilitating and placing them into loving forever homes.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr.

Directed by: Joe and Anthony Russo

Rated: PG-13

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Viva Fest

The City of Beaumont is hosting a multi-day Hispanic heritage celebration on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Viva Fest will kickoff the festivities on May 13 with live music by Sandy G y los Gavilanes followed by the movie Frida. Ticket are $5 for May 13.

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Beaumont Community Players will host six productions of Rent: The Musical on the McFaddin-Ward Auditorium stage inside the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel Ave.) on May 13-14 and May 19-21. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night with a matinee May 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 (cabaret seats), $25 (adults) or $23 (65 years and older, students 21 and younger).

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Dr. Paul and Connie Suzch

A dinner recognizing Connie and Dr. Paul J. Szuch, president of Lamar Institute of Technology, on the occasion of his retirement, and the 10th anniversary of his dedication to Lamar Institute of Technology students and the community, will be held Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Courville’s, 1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont.

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AMSET – Treasure auction

It has been two years since the last unveiling of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ (AMSET) Treasure Auction. Thursday, May 12, AMSET will reveal a spectacular collection of decorative fine art created by some of the area’s most talented artists at AMSET Treasure Auction 2016: POP!

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‘Keanu’

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Directed by: Peter Atencio

Rated: R

 

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Classic Movie Night

Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1999 documentary film Buena Vista Social Club on Tuesday, May 10 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. The Jefferson Theatre is located at 345 Fannin.

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