Arts and Culture

Ryu Goto

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a master class with internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to observe the free master class in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

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The Stark Museum of Art is welcoming families to make art after dark during Third Thursdays Art Night on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free for all Orange County public, private or home school students, grades pre-K-12, wearing school colors or spirit wear. Admission for adults (18-64) is $6; seniors, (65 or over) $5; and children 3 and under are admitted free. Stark Cultural Venues members will also receive free admission.

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Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., Avril Falgout will unveil new work at the Museum of the Gulf Coast she has created in honor of Janis Joplin, whose birthday would have been Jan. 19. Birthday cake and refreshments will follow. Guests are encouraged to dress like rock stars, and a prize will be given for the best party attire.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Port Arthur Little Theater (PALT) will present special showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show from Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at palt.org.

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Oct. 16, with the 1991 horror film and five-time Academy Award winner Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI cadet (Jodie Foster) must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer named Dr.

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Act I Scene I Theatre Company will present Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap beginning Friday, Oct. 16, at the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, located at 5856 Ninth Ave. Show dates are Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25. Show times are 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for Friday/Saturday shows are $25, which includes dinner, and Sunday tickets are $15 and include dessert.

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Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting large-scale photographs by Eliot Dudik from two recent series, “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.” “Broken Land” offers a series of color landscape photographs of Civil War battlefields in various seasons, while “Still Lives” is a collection of portraits of modern Civil War re-enactors. The exhibition will run through Nov. 6.

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Muttnation Foundation logo

Thursday, Oct. 22, at Golden Triangle Power Sports, beginning at 6 p.m., Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation will be special guests at “Paw-ty For a Purr-pose” And that “purr-pose” is to raise funds for a new animal shelter facility for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.

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The second annual Montage Arts Festival will include the “Festillusion Theatrical Costume Competition,” and three new judges have been selected to lend their talent and expertise to the event Oct. 9-10 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel Ave) in Beaumont.

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LU students Tracie Van Law, Sydney Haygood, Nathan Crump and Eyenkebi Itima rehe

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.

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