Entertainment

The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Kempner Park (2704 Avenue O). Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston. This year’s event will also include a Sacred Places Tour that will feature five historic Galveston churches.

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Watch out, Waitr! You may have just gained some new competition.

Monday, Aug. 1, Gofer Delivery Enterprises announced the official expansion of its time-saving personal assistant app “Gofer” to Southeast Texas. Residents of the area may now place restaurant and eventually grocery, liquor and dry cleaning orders from their smart phones or computers and have them delivered to their doorstep.

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A quick polling of my pals outside the theater at the conclusion of this latest Star Trek installment revealed that the winner and still champion is the 1982 “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.” It’s hard to beat Ricardo Montalban spewing, “… I spit my last breath at thee.” But that was then and this is now, and one of the best things this franchise has going for it is the reboot that gave Trekkes a whole new — and yes, younger — cast to enjoy.

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Lauren Froderman

What’s Happening Orange County and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the third annual National Dance Day event on Saturday, July 30, at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion, 601 Division Ave. in downtown Orange.

Headlining will be Season 7 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Lauren Froderman.

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Cristine Couron

The cast is set and rehearsals are finished for Lamar State College Port Arthur’s summer musical Mary Poppins, which begins July 29-31, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-13 at the main theater located inside the Dr. Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center (1500 Procter St.). Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinee curtain going up at 2:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available by calling (409) 984-6111.

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Classic Movie Night continues with Pixar’s first feature computer-animated film, Toy Story, on Friday, July 29, at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont. The 1995 film earned more than $362 million at the box office and features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure replaces him as the 6-year-old boy’s favorite toy. The film is 1 hours and 21 minutes and rated G.

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The season finale of Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’auberge Casino in Lake Charles is Thursday, July 28, with national touring alternative rock acts American Authors and Sister Hazel. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and older. From Brooklyn, the foursome has released two albums and had three radio hits including “Believer,” “Go Big or Go Home” and the 2013 No.

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Ezra Charles presents the “Story of Boogie Woogie” at Courville’s on Thursday, Aug. 4, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, which includes Courville’s famous buffet, and can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811.

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Four-time Grammy nominated rock act The Fray will perform at Liquid Society Party by the Pool at L’auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, July 21, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $35 and are purchased at the gate. From Colorado, four-piece The Fray has been compared to the likes of Coldplay and has released four studio albums, with two reaching platinum status.

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The Gig on Crockett Street just recently announced that ’80s rockers Great White will perform on Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $20. There are two versions of the ’80s rock act Great White touring, and this one includes 55-year-old vocalist Jack Russell.

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