Entertainment

Dean James

It’s never too early to make plans to bring in the new year, and now those wanting something different to do can attend Jazz Resolution — A New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31, inside the ballroom at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Beaumont Plaza (3950 I-10 South and Walden Road).

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‘Nocturnal Animals’

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal

Directed by: Tom Ford

Rated: R

 

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Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees, and a life-size Nativity at the seventh annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-9 p.m.

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Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event allowing visitors to celebrate the season as people did more than a century ago.

Through Dec. 10, every visitor who brings three or more non-perishable food items to donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank will receive free admission.

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This weekend, the production “A Whimsical Christmas” is coming to the stage for the sixteenth time. Performances will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Nederland Performing Arts Center on the Nederland High School campus.

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Classic Movie Night returns Friday, Dec. 9, with the 2003 comedy “Elf” at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont.

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Sweeten up the holiday season with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), by creating a mini winter wonderland at the Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children and their families are invited to design and decorate these sweet holiday gingerbread houses.

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The Beaumont Civic Ballet’s landmark performance of The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition for the last 44 years, and the 45th year will be even more spectacular as those in attendance experience breathtaking dance and see young Clara’s fascinating adventure unfold through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets in two separate performances, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m.

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‘Allied’

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Rated: R

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Symphony of Southeast Texas

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents a great way to kick off the yuletide season with family and friends at “Home for the Holidays” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont.

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