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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Bat Boy

October 30, 2014 – 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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Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias Exhibition

October 30, 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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Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 30, 2014

Doors, 6:00 pm. Showtime, 7:30 pm.
$5

Jefferson Theatre
345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-838-3435
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Dornith Doherty: Oasis Exhibition

October 30, 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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Finding Light: Works on Paper by Rob Clark in Café Arts

October 30, 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

October 30, 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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LU Art Faculty Exhibition

October 30, 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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Reflecting the Times: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco

October 30, 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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Storytelling Through the Mail

October 30, 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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Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

October 30, 2014 – January 03, 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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Organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University and SITES, Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Potter Enterprise is a traveling exhibition that highlights the extraordinary variety and quality of work that sprang from the simple guiding principles of Newcomb: beautiful, hand-made, utilitarian objects decorated with the indigenous flora and fauna of the Gulf South, easily recognizable as the products of a single enterprise. Drawing from public an dprivate collections, the Exhibition... more

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Woodcarvings by Former State Senator Carl Parker

October 30, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Texas Artists Museum
3501 Cultural Center Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77642
409-983-4881
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Woodcarvings by former State Sen. Carl Parker ranging from working families to really tall sports performers to circus clowns are on display through the end of October at the Texas Artists Museum. The museum is also featuring an exhibit by current and former art students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur entitled "LSC-PA Art Connections."

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BRA-Vo!: Bosom Buddies

October 30, 2014

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-833-3663
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The BRA-vo! Applause for the Cause exhibit is an awareness initiative by breast cancer survivors and others whose lives have been impacted by this devastating disease. Using bras as an artful form to illustrate their cancer journey, the project also heightens the importance of education and early detection. This year's project includes a regional involvement initiative called Bosom Buddies, which allows community organizations and individuals to generate awareness and funds for the Gift of Li... more

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Scarecrow Festival

October 30, 2014 – November 01, 2014

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
2111 W. Park Ave
Orange, TX 77631
409-670-9113
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See funny, wacky and weird scarecrows designed by local businesses, groups and families at the 6th Annual Scarecrow Festival at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. The event is the largest Scarecrow Festival in Texas with dozens of scarecrow designs, and this event provides an opportunity for families and people of all ages to celebrate the change of seasons and view scarecrows of all shapes and sizes. As in past years, the theme focuses on "environmentally-friendly" sc... more

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BPD Cops & Kids Trunk-or-Treat

October 31, 2014

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free admission.

Beaumont Civic Center
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-880-1092

A Trunk-or-Treat brought to you by the City of Beaumont Police Department. Free and open to the public!

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Elise's Family Fun Center Family Fun Halloween Party

October 31, 2014

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Elise's Family Fun Center
18291 Englin Rd
Winnie, TX 77665
409-296-2406
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Trick or treating & kids costume contest.

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