Beaumont Civic Center

The Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala has become one of the most anticipated events each year and has drawn some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Chicago and Keith Urban. 

And this year will be no different.

The No. 1 selling duo in music history — Daryl Hall & John Oates — will take the stage at the 38th annual Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala on Saturday, April 21, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

 

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On Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m., the Beaumont Civic Center will be filled with the smell of good food and the sound of vendors describing a wide assortment of products designed especially for school cafeterias.

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Beaumont Children’s Museum will host its seventh annual Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. This is a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types — public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery — all in one place. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and how the machines help the community.

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The less fortunate in Beaumont rely heavily on the many programs Some Other Place has to offer. Founded in 1968 by the local religious community to address the unmet emergency needs of local residents, Some Other Place was created to give people looking for assistance somewhere to turn when they were told by other entities to go to “some other place” for relief.

Now, Some Other Place will turn to the community for help at the 15th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m.

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The annual Cops & Kids Carnival is coming back to Beaumont on Aug. 26. Drawing in thousands each year, the fun and free fair features games, rides, food and other attractions while offering youth and law enforcement officers an opportunity to get to know one another in a safe, festive environment.

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The fourth annual National Dance Day not only has a new date, but new location as well. What’s Happening Orange County? and The Hub will present National Dance Day in Southeast Texas on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. – noon at the downtown Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main), and it’s free to attend.

“We are moving indoors,” said Penny LeLeux, organizer of the local event. “The last two years, the July heat has been brutal.”

The goal has always been to draw dance enthusiasts from all around Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana

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“Notorious” Shane Taylor

Hurricane Pro Wrestling will slam into the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, July 15, for a show titled “Riot” featuring Ring of Honor star “Notorious” Shane Taylor. Taylor, from Cleveland, Ohio, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 350 pounds. He officially signed with ROH late last year and had a big feud with War Machine. Taylor also recently competed on ROH’s pay-per-view “Best in the World” on June 23 when he teamed with Rhett Titus against Kenny King and Caprice Coleman and the Motor City Machine Guns.

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Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Headlining the show will be Hurricane Pro’s longest reigning heavyweight champion, “Sexy” Steve DeMarco, against one of the biggest and baddest indy wrestlers in the sport, “Ruthless” Ryan Davidson.

Hambone and “Bulldog” Justin Walker are the current HPW tag team champions and face challengers Avarice and Germany’s own Heinz Emmerich for the titles.

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Children crowd around Freddie Harland, programs specialist at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, asking him to help them build boats out of tin foil and launch Lego rocket cars on their engineers’ day, “Beyond the Brick” on Feb. 25.

115 people came just for this special event, according to admissions staff. 

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Eight-time Grammy Award winning Gospel singer Kirk Franklin will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. From Fort Worth, Franklin has released eight solo albums with his latest, Losing My Religion, which just won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album. No. 1 songs include “Looking for You,” “Declaration,” “I Smile,” “Wanna Be Happy” and “123 Victory.” Also performing is James Fortune & FIYA.

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