Entertainment

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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Summer is here and kids are out of school, leaving many parents faced with the often daunting task of providing summer entertainment. Southeast Texas families need not worry; Elise’s Family Fun Center in Winnie is here to relieve summer boredom.

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Before it hit the screen, it hit the stage, and now Les Misérables is coming to Southeast Texas. Orange Community Players presents the musical for eight performances: May 1-3, 8-10 at 7:37 p.m. and matinees on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11, at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for stu­dents. Reservations are required; call (409) 882-9137 or go online at orangecommunityplayers.org for details.

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The international hit show Meno­pause The Musical returns to the Lutcher Theater for two performanc­es on May 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $42-$39 via the venue’s box office, online at lutcher. org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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Gulf Coast style food, fun and entertainment have long been associated with the Texas Crab Festival, and in its 29th year, the festival continues to offer a myriad of exciting attractions including wiener dog races, a two-step dance contest, a crab gumbo cook off, washers tournament, crab races, carnival rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and much more.

Tickets for the festival, set for May 9-11 at Gregory Park in Crystal Beach, are $10 each on Friday and Saturday with free admission on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

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Skylar Thomp­son and Cam­eron Ballantyne

The American Red Cross is holding its 26th annual Hurricane Party on Saturday, May 3, at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual tickets are $125 each. Sponsorships start at $1,500 for a table of eight.

This year’s “Cocktails & Camo” party will begin at 6 p.m. and feature music by Casey Chesnutt and The Fla­va Band.

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St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church is hosting it’s sixth annual Mediterra­nean Festival in Beaumont on the church grounds, and festi­valgoers have much to look forward to on the big day, Saturday, May 3.

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The LamarAlive! Student Activities Board, a division of Student Activities and Civic Engagement, will host the first Cardinal Nation Fusion Fest on April 29 from 2-10 p.m. in front of Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall.

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