Entertainment

Classic Movie Night will get into the Holiday spirit with the showing of the 1990 Christmas comedy Home Alone on Friday, Dec. 11 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is to meat aficionados what Jazz Fest is to music lovers. It was a cool Sunday morning in Austin and smoke was in the air — as was the anticipation of eating some of the best barbecue on the planet. Those lucky enough to get VIP passes were let in an hour early to sample from their choice of the 24 joints that were serving up small portions of their award winning que.

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With about half of the Oscar contending movies already in theaters, it’s not a far stretch to begin compiling a short list of nominations for the major awards. If you’ve seen “The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Creed” and “Inside Out” then you have been keeping up. All of these features could produce nominations in directing and acting categories, not to mention best picture.

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Girl sings in front of Christmas tree

The Groves Beautification and Old Fashioned Christmas in Groves committees are inviting the public to a two-fold festive event that begins with the lighting of the City Christmas Tree presented by the Groves Beautification Committee in Celebration Park, located at Lincoln and Coolidge. The park will be decked out for the holidays with the ceremony to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

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One of the busiest shopping weekends of the year is upon us. So instead of waiting in long lines for sweaters, socks and gift cards, why not enlighten your bestie with tickets to one, or many, of the great shows coming to the Lutcher Theater in Orange?

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