Entertainment

Zumba Jammer Mauricio Camargo

Come ready to sweat, and to “Set the Floor on Fiah” on Sunday, April 30 at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont for a high-energy Zumba fitness concert featuring Latin Urban recording artist Watatah Fiah Lion and Zumba Jammer Mauricio Camargo. Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Alberto “Beto” Perez in 1999 and involves aerobic and dance movements performed to high-energy music incorporating salsa, merengue, mambo, hip-hop and more. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. and tickets are $30.

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In case you haven’t learned at past Med Fests, local troupe Al-Juthoor Dabke wil
Larry the Camel and Georgia Vasilakis

The Mediterranean Sea is known for it’s beautiful waters, which connects nearly two-dozen countries and is home to countless islands. Labeled as the “cradle of world civilization,” it covers nearly a million square miles and unifies all those who surround its shoreline. 

For the past eight years, and some 5,000 miles away, the St. Michael Mediterranean Festival in Beaumont has given festivalgoers a taste of Mediterranean without having to leave Southeast Texas. 

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It’s time for the 2017 Follies presented by the Service League of Orange on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. This event features a salute to Hee Haw, which was a television variety show intertwined with Country music and humorous skits that ran for more than 25 years. There will be live music, corny jokes, the Hee Haw Honeys, special guests and all the favorite Hee Haw characters. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at 2017follies.com or at the door.

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Free Fire

Starring: Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Rated: R

 

This movie is a trip—back in time, that is, to the ‘80s. The premise is simple: two separate groups are meeting up at an abandoned warehouse under the cover of darkness to transact a weapons deal only it does not go as planned.

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Karbach Hopadillo

Karbach Brewing Company is hosting a pub crawl on Saturday, April 29 in Beaumont from 2-6 p.m. Pub crawl stops include Thirsty’s (229 Dowlen Rd), MacKenzie’s Pub (229 Dowlen Rd), Bar Local (6358 Phelan Blvd), The Grill (6680 Calder Ave) and The West (6445 Calder Ave). Make sure to visit the Karbach rep at each spot then pick up a commemorative glass at 6 p.m. at The West. Karbach Brewing Co. was founded in 2011 and located on Karbach Street in Houston.

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Pretty in Pink

Classic Movie Night returns on Friday, April 28 with the 1986 romantic comedy Pretty in Pink at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her high school in Chicago yet seems to have the eyes of all the boys including her best friend Duckie Dale (Jon Cryer) and rich pretty boy Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy) and it all comes down to prom in a pink dress.

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Nutrition and Services For Seniors is holding its Deliver the Difference Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, at the Event Center at 11:30 a.m. The annual event benefits the nonprofit’s Meals on Wheels program. Individual tickets are $50, and sponsorships start at $250. Food will be catered by Bando’s.

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with its annual Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a full day of family fun.

Enjoy releasing native pollinators during butterfly releases and visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally conscious services and see live animal shows. Local and regional organizations as well as businesses will have booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities.

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The documentary genre never gets its due unless one wins an Academy Award and garners a lot of attention. Rarely are they released to theaters, so filmmakers have to rely on other platforms for their work to be seen. Netflix and cable outlets have been haves for documentaries, widening viewership and bringing attention to subject matter that is as relevant as it is provocative.

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The 2017 Jefferson County Go Texan Cook-Off is set for April 21 and 22 at the Elk’s Lodge, 11431 Highway 90, Beaumont. The two-day event will raise funds for local youth.

“This is the last major event of the year for us (JCGT),” said Jay LeBlanc, Jefferson County Go Texan ambassador. “We want everyone to come out, grab a great meal and help us in giving our stand-out local youth scholarships.”

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