In a year when gay issues have been at the forefront, coincidentally there were at least four movies released in 2015 dealing with issues relating to gay rights. “Freeheld,” with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page playing a real life lesbian couple who fought for partner benefits, never achieved much buzz. “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich movie about the eponymous riot that sparked the gay rights movement, barely made it into theaters.
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will mark the 115th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop with a day packed with re-enactments, activities, craft demonstrations and entertainment.
Classic Movie Night continues with the 2004 comedy Mean Girls on Friday, Jan. 8, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Written by Tina Fey, Mean Girls stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, who attends public school for the first time and joins a clique headed by Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend, and out come the mean games. The film is 97 minutes and rated PG13.
The Legends at the Jefferson Series continues Thursday, Jan. 14, with Liverpool Legends — Beatles Tribute Band. Tickets are $45-$20 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com. Experience a journey throughout the entire career of the Beatles from four talented musicians and actors were handpicked by Louise Harrison, the sister of the late George Harrison.
Jerry Nelson’s Hill County welcomes country music singer Mark Chesnutt to the Backyard Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets are $37.50 (reserved) or $25 (general admission) and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.
It’s been an interesting year in movies, often wildly uneven with some huge hits, lots of misses, and some yet to be seen. Those stingy movie studios are just now delivering some of the most anticipated movies into theaters, a frustrating marketing maneuver that saves money and builds interest — supposedly.
A new, locally produced war documentary will afford viewers a first-hand look inside the Army’s legendary 101st Airborne Division during its 2010 deployment to Pech River Valley, Afghanistan — a Taliban stronghold in the Kunar province, often referred to as the most dangerous place on Earth.
Jerry McMillian’s second annual New Years Eve Broadway Soiree is a red carpet fundraising event featuring the talent of the Beaumont Community Players in Encore, a stunning musical revue, at the Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts,
Mike Zito, along with fellow Southeast Texas musicians Scott McGill, Tod Stark and Carl Richardson, will play Bayou Café 2 (8460 Central Mall Drive) in Port Arthur on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (409) 724-0402.
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