Entertainment

Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The show is a part of its final farewell tour.

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Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Foodies are in for a ‘delight’ at the 28th annual Chef’s Delight on Tuesday, Oct. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté in Beaumont.

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The Russian Grand Ballet returns to Beaumont with the world’s favorite fairy tale — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” — on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl). Doors for the performance open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

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Add “bounty hunter” — or, as he seems to prefer, “warrant officer” — to the long list of characters that Denzel Washington can call his own. This one’s name is Chisolm, and he is the centerpiece to this remake of a remake with a tale as old as time.

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Shake off dust out of your bellbottoms and head over to the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 1, for a concert featuring Jefferson Starship and Foghat. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20-$50 for ages 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Dionne Fontenot
Sharon Montgomery

The Beaumont Community Players will open its concert season Friday, Sept. 30, in the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel St) with a performance by the Jimmy Simmons Orchestra with special guest vocalists and BCP alumni Dionne Fontenot and Sharon Montgomery. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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The Texas Rice Festival started as a one-day affair in Winnie in 1969 and has since grown into a eight-day harvest celebration, now in its 47th year. The renowned Texas Rice Festival recognizes the significance off rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in the Winnie area. The festival includes a carnival, livestock show, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls. The final weekend of the event is upon us with gates opening at 5 p.m.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby - imdb.com photo

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Rated: R

 

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Although Georgie herself isn’t on the menu, Peggy’s does serve alligator, both f
Catfish and Shrimp Combo with fries, onion rings and hush puppies.

If you’re in the mood for some good Cajun food and bayou scenery to boot, we know just the place for you.

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Chalkline Empire

Rock bands from the surrounding areas are coming together for a cause at Jam Fest Against Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Gig in downtown Beaumont on Crockett Street. Tickets are $8, and all proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Program. Doors open at 2 p.m.

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