Texas with a Little Something Extra
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Beaumont Events

There's always something big happening in Beaumont, Texas! With our well-known fairs and festivals, each change of season offers another must-see event. And when it comes to food & shopping, we get serious. We don't like to brag or anything, but our food is worth planning an event around - which is why we have food festivals for all of our favorite dishes in southeast Texas. Beaumont also has an eclectic mix of museums that celebrate everything from art to energy. Our quirky-ness is portrayed throughout these museums that offer a variety of arts & culture exhibits and events. Parents, the kids will love Free Family Arts Day offered quarterly by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Plenty of other events just for kids can be found happening year 'round as well.

In Beaumont, we tend to do things a little bigger than other places in Texas. That's especially true of the performing arts you'll find here. Spread throughout the city are world-class concert halls, theaters and arenas that bring the best in performing arts to Beaumont. These same great facilities, along with nightlife hotspots, also support a host of live entertainment acts that can be enjoyed regularly.

Fan-friendly Beaumont has a true love for the game. From watching the Lamar University Cardinals football team bring home a win, to experiencing the hard-hitting action of the Spindletop Roller Girls roller derby team, there are plenty of sporting events to be found in Beaumont. Beaumont may owe its prosperity to oil, but it's not the only natural resources we're blessed to have. With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor activities. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Beaumont, and experience Texas with a little something extra! 

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2014 Lamar University Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

November 01, 2014

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Registration, $7.

Lamar University Montagne Center
4400 S M L King Jr Pkwy
Beaumont, TX 77710
409-880-8921

Lamar University's Homecoming activities on November 1, 2014 will once again include an opportunity for LU Alumni to gather for a pre-game tailgate party and prepare to cheer on the Cardinals! The Alumni Homecoming tailgate will take place from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on the porches of the Montagne Center. Registration fee of $7 per person covers gumbo, chili and frito pies plus two beverages. Children 5 years of age or younger may attend the tailgate free. Advance registration and payment is... more

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Bat Boy

November 01, 2014

Evening Performances, 7:30 pm. Matinee, 2:00 pm.

Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, TX 77707
409-833-4664
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A musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave. The local sheriff brings him to the home of the local vet where he is taught to act like a "normal" boy. When Bat Boy tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of his city they turn on him and he runs away into the woods only to return with a story. Show dates: October 24, 25*, 25, 30, 31, November 1*,1, 2014.

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Beaumont Farmers Market

November 01, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Every Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Beaumont Athletic Complex
950 Langham Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
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The Beaumont Farmers Market is a place for the community to meet and to support local farmers. Visitors can expect locally grown produce, goat milk body products, grass-fed beef, coffee, locally baked breads, goat's milk cheese, entertainment and more. Vendors are all within a 150 mile radius of Beaumont, Texas and are located on the basketball court of the Beaumont Athletic Complex. Please bring small bills to buy from local vendors & follow the Beaumont Farmers Market on Facebook fo... more

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Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias Exhibition

November 01, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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In the Garden of Ozymandias, includes a selection of Celia Eberle's surreal mixed media sculpture of diverse and mesmerizing materials highlighting the basic nature of the human experience. Her media, which include animal bones, wire, marble, jasper, agate, wood, coral, brass, newsprint, cardboard and other found objects communicate the artist's quirky imagination with technical proficiency in a myriad of materials. For over two decades, she has drawn on an expanded concept of explanatory... more

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Dornith Doherty: Oasis Exhibition

November 01, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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This exhibition documents two international seed banks with microscopic precision and ethereal beauty. Focusing on x-rays at seed bank facilities where research is conducted and routinely used for viability assessments of accessioned seeds, Doherty documents and subsequently collages the seeds and tissue samples that are maintained in these research collections. The amazing visual power of magnified x-ray images, which springs from the technology's ability to record what is invisible to... more

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Fall Rose Show

November 01, 2014 – November 02, 2014


Beaumont Botanical Gardens
6088 Babe Zaharias Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-842-3135
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Sponsored by the Golden Triangle Rose Society, the Fall Rose Show features a variety of roses and will be held inside the The Bert & Jack Binks Horticultural Center located inside Tyrrell Park.

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Finding Light: Works on Paper by Rob Clark in Café Arts

November 01, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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Much of Rob Clark's work from the years has been derived by exploring paper as the light source with a carving away process to permit the light to define the work. This includes works in ink, pencil and water color which are included in this show. Most of the work is figurative and consistently part a story connection: mentor, family, friend, and ten second interactions on the street......sometimes the story is obvious while others are private. Clark's grandfather was a pastor and story telle... more

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Flowering Pages: Illuminated Books of Hours

November 01, 2014 – January 10, 2015

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Last tour, 4:00 pm.
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Students (w/ID) & Youth (10-17), $5. Children (4-9), $2. Members, Free.

Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Ave
Orange, TX 77630
409-886-2787
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Guests will have the rare opportunity to see an exhibition of imagery contained in hand-crafted prayer books from the 15th and 16th centuries. This exhibit will be on view October 7, 2014 through January 10, 2015, and will highlight the significant ways in which flowers were used as symbols, decoration or part of a story.   Also on View: Women, Art & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. The Newcomb Potter Enterprise is a traveling exhibition that highlights the extraor... more

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Group Bike Ride

November 01, 2014

Every Saturday
8:00 am

Colonade Shopping Center
6410 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77706
409-656-3372

Three levels of ride, fast-greater than 20 mph; medium, generally a no drop ride 17-20mph; no drop 10-15 mph. Rides generally last 3-4 hours through the countryside around Beaumont and surrounding communities. The no drop group meets closest to Elena's restaurant at the Colonade Shopping center, the others in front of Goodwill. Rides may start later when weather is colder. Helmets required.

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LU Art Faculty Exhibition

November 01, 2014 – November 23, 2014

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Free admission and parking.

Dishman Art Museum
1030 E. Lavaca
Beaumont, TX 77710
409-880-8959
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This exhibition highlights new and experimental work created by the faculty of the Lamar University Department of Art. Featuring work by Keith Carter, Kurt Dyrhaug, Xenia Fedorchenko, Rose Matthis, Donna M. Meeks, Sherry Saunders, Prince V. Thomas, Christopher Troutman and Linnis Blanton.

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Neches River Adventures Boat Tours

November 01, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Every Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adults, $15. Children (12 & Under) & Seniors (60+), $10. Children (3 & Under), Free.

Beaumont Riverfront Park
801 Main
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-651-5326
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Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. Reservations required. Private charters available. Owned and operated by the Big Thicket Association.

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Reflecting the Times: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco

November 01, 2014 – March 07, 2015

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Last tour, 4:00 pm.
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Youth (10-17), & Students, $5. Members, Free.

W.H. Stark House, Carriage House
610 Main Street
Orange, TX 77630
409-883-0871
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Visit The W.H. Stark House Carriage House for a new, special exhibition Reflecting the Times, which highlights the key components of three important art movements of the early 20th century - Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. These art movements are reflected in architecture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and graphic design and the collection of Miriam Lutcher Stark represents these movements and the blending of these styles.

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Shop Til U Drop Extravaganza

November 01, 2014

Doors open, 9:00 am.

Ford Park
5115 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-951-5400
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This is holiday shopping at its best! You'll find all you need from home decor and crafts, to the latest in fashion and designs!

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Storytelling Through the Mail

November 01, 2014 – November 16, 2014

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Adults, $4. Seniors (62+), $3. College Students w/valid ID, $3. Children (4-18), $2.

Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Procter
Port Arthur, TX 77640
409-982-7000
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Storytelling Through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards features more than 80 examples of "tall tale" postcards from around the United States, demonstrating a unique form of humor dating back to the early 20th Century. Exhibit from Michigan State University Museum.

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Untitled Exhibition

November 01, 2014 – November 29, 2014

Tuesday - Saturday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Art Studio, Inc.
720 Franklin
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-838-5393
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With the rise of digital photography, it seems everyone can lay claim to being a photographer. But a dedicated minority has gathered to explore a process that is more hands on. The Art Studio, Inc. Darkroom Friends is a group who have joined together to develop and print photographs the old fashioned way, using film and chemistry in a real darkroom. The group will present the fruits of their labors in the exhibition "Untitled," opening November 1, and on display through Novembe... more

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