, Port Arthur, Texas

Things to do

February 25, 2011

Wrestling, blues rounds out weekend

— • Dylan’s — A blues legend in the making, Hamilton Loomis, returns to the Golden Triangle and performs Friday at Dylan’s in Port Arthur. On Saturday, regional act Greenlight Caravan performs. Admission is charged at the door every Friday and Saturday for ages 21 and older. On Tuesday, it’s acoustic music from local singer and songwriter Jimmy Kaiser. It’s quality music and it’s free of charge. Call 409-722-1600 for info.

• Jake’s Place — Located on Spurlock Road in Nederland, this Saturday, the venue features live music from The Alley Cats for ages 21 and older. Admission is free. Call 409-721-5852 for information.

• The Boudain Hut — At The Boudain Hut on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, live music is featured from Creole Cookin’ tonight and Saturday, while Ridin’ High is the featured artist on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also, karaoke is now featured from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., every Tuesday. 409-962-5079.

• Porky’s — Located on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, Porky’s invites ages 21 and older to stop in and enjoy karaoke tonight and Saturday. 409-548-4881.

• The Place — It’s live music from Jack Edery and Ultra Suede, one of the area’s best kept secrets. Admission is always free and ages 21 and older are always welcome. Call 409-736-2650 for details.

• Larry’s French Market — Dance your weekend away at Larry’s French Market in Groves with Roger Ray and Storm, tonight, and Chris Miller and Bayou Roots on Saturday. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.

• National Guard Armory — The Gulf Coast Power Pro Wrestling is back for another Saturday night of high flying action at the National Guard Armory at 511 Grigsby in Port Neches. Tickets for this fabulous night of family entertainment are just $10 for adults and $7 for children and are available at Ace Glass and Mirror and online at Matches on tap for Saturday include the Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship between Zen Zen and the Champion Max Muscles. Also on the card is the Cruiserweight Championship in a triple threat match with Hector Montoya vs. Jen Alise vs. the champion Avarice. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, and the wrestling begins at 8 p.m.

• Lutcher Theater — One of the most popular Broadway shows of all time comes to the Lutcher Theater in Orange this weekend. Tickets for “Mamma Mia!” are on sale now for $65-$35 each for performances at 7:30 p.m., tonight, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. You know the movie and you know the songs, now make it a night you will never forget. Visit for more info or tickets.

• Big Nasty’s — Loads of fun are in store for guests at Big Nasty’s in Bridge City this weekend. Tonight’s entertainment features karaoke with hostess Joyce Rainey, while Saturday’s entertainment is performed by the Crossroads band, arguably one of the most talented bands in Southeast Texas. Admission is free and ages 21 and older are invited. Call 409-697-3053 for details.

• Starvin’ Marvin’s — Blues rock and classic rock is on tap at Starvin’ Marvin’s Bar and Grill on 11th Street in Beaumont. It begins tonight with a performance from Kenny Wiebusch and the Outstanding Warrants, while Saturday’s concert is from area classic rock band Section 8. Admission is free each night and the shows are from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open mic night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday. 409-347-0058.

• Beaumont Civic Center — The Coastwind Cat Club will hold its Annual Cat Fancier’s Association Pedigreed and Household Pet Cat Show from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The 20th anniversary show will benefit the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Animal Services and Boy Scout Troop 194. 409-727-3828. Discount admission coupons at

• The Gig — It’s Club Salsa featuring live music for ages 18 and older. A dress code is enforced and admission is $10 at the door. On Saturday, it’s a street party featuring 80 Degrees and features a quartet of tribute performers. The gates open at 7 p.m., Saturday, and the music begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate for ages 21 and older, and $15 for ages 18 to 20. On Thursday night, arguably the biggest rock concert of the year takes place at The Gig as rock bands 10 Years and Saving Abel return to Beaumont. Both groups have loyal followings, and the pairing of these two well known music groups has tickets moving swiftly. Tickets are $20.50 in advance for ages 21 and older and go on sale at all Florida Tans locations, Guitar and Banjo Studio in Beaumont, and

• Ford Park — Sesame Street comes to Southeast Texas once again as Ford Park welcomes “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” for four performances today through Sunday. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Ford Park box office, for $11-$26 each. Performances are at 10:30 a.m., today; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday.

• Thirsty’s — Acoustic music is featured every weekend at Thirsty’s, located at 229 Dowlen Road in Beaumont, and artists scheduled include 3 Way Sandwich tonight and the Coastliners on Saturday. Ages 21 and older are welcome to attend. Call 409-866-6066 for more information.

• Honky Tonk Texas — Local country music group Old Trick travels to Hardin County for a concert at Honky Tonk Texas in Silsbee tonight. The venue is now a full bar and requires a $5 per year membership. Patrons must be ages 21 and older to enter. Admission for the concert is $5 at the door. Call 409-386-1995 or visit for more details.

• Texas Longhorn — He’s been a country music rebel all of his life, and he isn’t going to slow down now. David Allan Coe is back for a showcase at the Texas Longhorn Club in Vinton, La. tonight for ages 18 and older. Admission is $25 at the door. Visit or call 337-589-5647 for information.

Send all entertainment listings to or call 409-721-2819.

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