Entertainment

Fans of pro wrestling are in for a treat as Clutch City Productions presents Coastal Mania — convention and wrestling event — on Saturday, July 12, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is currently showing two exhibitions through Aug. 31 — Beili Liu: Chine and Karin Broker: wired, pressed, nailed.

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Southern Summer Night is an event that Southeast Texans have become accustomed to each year — enjoying delicious food, hearing fabulous music and just having a great time. The event, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur, is formerly known as Cayman Night and is in its third year with its new name and theme. Proceeds benefit the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center.

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Louis McNeeley

Kountze Trade Days has been a fixture of the “The Big Light in The Big Thicket” since 2010, offering a wide array of unique vendors and some of the best festival-style food Southeast Texas has to offer.

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The vision for Independence Day celebrations can be traced back to a letter from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, in which Adams speaks of dreams of “pomp and parade, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” Although Adams originally thought America’s independence would be celebrated July 2, Congress delayed the signing of the Declaration of Independence by two days. What would transpire thereafter would change the world and shape a nation.

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photo from goodwillmudrun.org

We’ve all heard of good clean fun, but what about good dirty fun? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will transform into a 23-obstacle mud run on June 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the museum’s second annual Great Outdoors Day.

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Rico Vasquez

Your favorite songs, dance numbers, and scenes from popular, classic animated films will come to life on stage June 12-14 as Orange Community Players (OCP) presents its 10th annual Fun for Funds: An Animated Musical Review. Audience members can expect to see nearly 30 songs performed from Shrek, The Prince of Egypt, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast and more.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Ivan Vargas of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, a real-life superhero. He’ll soon soar into Beaumont and wants Southeast Texans to come out to the show to learn how they too can become superheroes and to watch the fearless feats of circus performers who astound and amaze Children of All Ages in the newest Greatest Show on Earth, Super Circus Heroes.

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Direct from Jinan, China, one of the world’s most awarded acrobatic troupes — The China Circus featuring FenMo Acrobatic Troupe — will be perform two shows at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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What does it feel like to experience a mine cave-in? Trapped in total darkness, with a dwindling supply of oxygen, food and water and perhaps a diminishing stock of trust, patience, and sanity as well, five struggle to survive in a 1973 West Virginia coal mine in Butcher Holler Here We Come.

The production is available to Southeast Texas audiences thanks to a unique collaboration between Brooklyn-based theater group Aztec Economy, local independent theater group Ad Hoc Beaumont and Beaumont Community Players.

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