Entertainment

Golden Nugget in Lake Charles will host ’70s rock act America on Friday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $27.50-$37.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1986 action drama Top Gun on Friday, July 1, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lt.

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It’s been over 40 years since “Jaws” made us think a little harder about wading out into the ocean. And surfing was just out of the question. But if you’re up for a trip to the beach in the midst of this hot, dry movie season, then this is your ticket.

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The Houston Symphony presents Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 7, at the Jones Hall (615 Louisiana) in downtown Houston at 7:30 p.m. One of film’s greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever, so relive the magic with the amazing adventures of Raiders of the Lost Ark live on the big screen when the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ score in its entirety. Tickets are $22-$115 and can be purchased online at houstonfirsttheaters.com or by calling (713) 224-7575.

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Actor and comedian Aries Spears will perform this weekend at the Improv in Houston, beginning with two shows on Friday, July 1 (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), followed by two shows on Saturday, July 2 (7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and one Sunday, July 3 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $25 for ages 18 and older and can be purchased online at www.improvhouston.com.

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The Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont is set to host two big country music acts beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, with Clint Black, followed by Dwight Yoakam on Friday, Aug. 19.

Tickets for Clint Black are currently on sale for $43-$65 while tickets for Dwight Yoakam will go on sale Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m. for $44.50-$74.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and many will be hosting or attending backyard barbeques. While some of the grill masters will be working and preparing different meats, links and brisket, there are plenty of extras you can add to your patriotic party that will have your friends posting photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Jell-O Firecracker

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The Ruxpins

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual “Celebrate Independence Day” on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. with a live concert from the local Americana rock act The Ruxpins at the Riverfront Pavilion.

At 9 p.m. an unbelievable fireworks show will light up the Orange sky. The event is free and there will be plenty of kids events, snow cones, drinks and more. No pets are allowed.

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New Mexico based acoustic trio Honeyhouse will perform at the Sunset Grove Country Club (2900 W. Sunset Drive) in Orange on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and there will be a cash bar.

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Platinum recording rock band Third Eye Blind will perform at the Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, June 30, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $25 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. They will be $35 at the gate. From San Francisco, the band formed in 1993 and the lineup still consists of original vocalist Stephan Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves.

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