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Guardians of the Galaxy 2

If you’re in the movie business, summer starts way before the official date. The sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slaying it at the box office right now, and there will soon be others vying for the top prize of highest grossing movie of the summer. Among the big blockbusters yet to come are the usual fare of superheroes—”Wonder Woman” (June 2) and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7).

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Have you wanted to start a new hobby? Are you tired of doing the same old thing on Saturday? This is your chance to learn a new skill or perfect an old skill by attending a class at Spindletop Gladys City Museum. Because of the success of our blacksmith and bladesmith classes, we added basic photography and leather working classes taught by professionals in each trade.

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It’s time to dive into those delicious mudbugs at the 32nd annual Boys’ Haven Crawfish Festival, which takes place Saturday, May 13, at Parkdale Mall near Brightwood College in Beaumont.

The festival features great live music from zydeco, country, Texas rock and oldies, plus a free kids area along with a petting zoo. There will also be a classic car show with street rods, rat rods, motorcycles and choppers.

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Get your crab on at the 32nd annual Texas Crab Festival happening this Mother’s Day weekend from Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, at Gregory Park (2292 Highway 87) in Crystal Beach. Admission is $10 on Friday and Saturday (children 12 and under free) and free on Sunday, which is Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a variety of fresh, unique crab and seafood dishes along with traditional festival favorites. Sit down to a table full of flavor with barbecue crabs, a big bowl of gumbo and a bucket of crawfish while you jam to music from the main stage.

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Viva Fest returns as the City of Beaumont hosts the two-day Hispanic heritage celebration this weekend on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, in downtown Beaumont.

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Friday, May 12 - 8:30 p.m.

Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, La.

$20-$45 – ticketmaster.com

 

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Canadian singer/songwrighter/producer The Weeknd is currently the hottest entertainer in the music industry and it showed May 6 when his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 Tour took over the Toyota Center in Houston. The show was sold out, but that didn't stop fans from gathering around the venue hours before the show asking to purchase tickets from those who may have had a extra ticket. Some succeeded while others hung around just to hear some of loud music from inside. 

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Maybe I like to grow tomatoes because they are so quirky. Maybe its because I can grow whatever weird kind of tomato I’d like to eat rather than pick from those limited options at the grocery store. I pulled some delicious red ones off the vine this morning and sliced them to go onto toast. Life can’t get much better than that.

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With the anticipated release of the superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

After what seems to be the final cool spell before the hot, humid months bear down on us, some new cool treats from some of our favorite fast food joints have joined the menu for us to enjoy, if only for a limited time. And some supermarket powerhouses have introduced new products for you to try.

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Travis Walthall

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Travis Walthall on Saturday, May 6, at Victoria House (2110 Victoria St.) in Beaumont from 8-11 p.m.

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