Beaumont Civic Center

Pro wrestling fans are in a frenzy as two events will be held in the area beginning with Hurricane Pro Wrestling returning to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 7 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or a family four-pack for $30 and can be purchased online at hurricanepro.info or at the door.

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The calendar now reads “2017,” and while many having already given up on resolutions while dreading the post holiday blues, we are here to tell you to cheer up. Put a little live music on your agenda.

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Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns to the Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main) on Saturday, Dec. 17, for its biggest event of the year — Glory & Pain XI. All the HPW championship titles will be up for grabs, including the tag team titles, as champions the Southern Rednecks (Hambone Lee & “Bulldog” Justin Walker) take on Death Bear.

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The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most successful rock bands of the last three decades, and for the first time, they’ll perform inside the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Tickets for the Sunday, Dec. 4, show start at $49 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the Beaumont Civic Center box office.

From Buffalo, New York, singer John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac got together in 1986 and have gone on to sell more than 12 million albums and secure many Grammy nominations.

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Southeast Texans can take a journey down the Silk Road from India to Istanbul at the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s eighth annual La Soirée on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, inside the Beaumont Civic Center.

The theme is Arabian Nights, and guests will be transported to Royal Sultan’s palace for the party of the year. A profusion of light, color, sights, sounds and dances from around the world will transport those in attendance to another place in time

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Native American Cultural Events will host its first Inter-Tribal Powwow inside the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under are in free. “More than 50 different Indian dancers from around the country will be there,” said Henry Pipps, event organizer.

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“Do the right thing – on time, every time.” That’s been the driving principal behind Classic Southeast Texas since the beginning. It’s this firm commitment to earning trust in all areas of the marketplace that has helped make Classic Beaumont’s oldest automobile dealership – they’ve been in business for more than 80 years.

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will recognize Classic’s integrity and business practices with the distinguished Spindletop Award this week.

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Smashing Satellites

Want to go to a free rock concert? Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont will host Rockfest 2016 on Friday, Sept. 23, for an all-ages show with doors opening at 7 p.m. Schedule to perform is national touring act Smashing Satellites and local act The Ruxpins. To pick up free tickets, go by the Beaumont Civic Center box office or call (409) 838-3435.

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Your taste buds will rejoice at the 14th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10. Ticketholders also get to feel great about doing their part to provide funds for Some Other Place, whose mission is to help those in need who have nowhere else to turn.

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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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