Make the most of an evening out in southeast Texas. Here are just a few options.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
•Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition will be performing at Yesterday’s Night Club located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles. Doors open at 5 p.m. with no cover charge until 7 p.m. The band starts at 7 p.m. every Wednesday night until further notice.
For info., call 337-474-7333.
•Suga’s Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar presents Salsa Dance Classes every 4th Wednesday of the month on the patio. These classes will be from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and are given by Jacey and BJ from City Dance.
Cover charge is $5 and there will be drink specials all night. Suga’s is located at 461 Bowie St., Beaumont.
For info., call 409-813-1808.
Dylan’s on 9th Ave. will have Ladies Night & Karaoke with great drink specials until 11 p.m. Dylan’s is located at 8601 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
For info., call 409-722-1600.
•All ladies are invited to the Ladies Night at Yesterday’s Night Club is located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles. Ladies get in free until 10 p.m. and ladies aged 21 and up get their first two drinks for free. The band starts at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the club however, reservations are not available for special event nights.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
For info., call 337-474-7333 or visit www.yesterdayslc.com.
•Poetry Night has returned to Suga’s Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar. It is back by popular demand each 4th Wednesday.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will also be provided. There is a $10 cover charge.
Suga’s is located at 461 Bowie St. in Beaumont.
For info., call 409-813-1808.
•Lone Star Karaoke & DJ will be at Capistrano Lounge located at 1209 Green Ave. in Orange. Their music will begin at 9 p.m., last until 1 a.m each Wednesday night.
There is no cover charge.
For info., call 409-883-8175.

Thursday, Dec. 3
•The Texas Longhorn presents a Pool Tournament in the Legends Bar starting at 9 p.m. Winner will receive $100 cash.
Come play in pool tournaments every Thursday night – 9 p.m. – for your chance to win.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA. For info, call  337-589-4618.
•The City of Port Arthur’s Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade will be held on Procter Street. This is the third annual parade and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Christie Smith at the Mayor’s office by calling 409-983-8105.
•Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and The Mike Zito Band will perform at Dylan’s on 9th Ave. This event will be Southern Rock and R&B. Early table reservations are highly recommended. Dylan’s is located at 8601 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
For info., call 409-722-1600.
•Performing live in concert at Caribbean Cove inside Isle of Capri Casino located at 100 Westlake Ave. in Westlake, LA will be Kip Sonnier’s live variety band.
Show is 8 p.m. until 12 a. m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•Orange Community Players–It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos, but things are not looking too promising.
But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!
Performance is at 7:37 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 409-882-9137. The Orange Community Players theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave.
In observation of the holiday season, OCP invites all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the pantry of Orange Christian Services.
•The Bear Stage Players of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School will present their 2009 fall production, “Just Another High School Play” by Bryan Starchman, at 6:30 p.m in the LC-M auditorium. There will be a Saturday matinee.
This comical play shows how a particular group of theater students cope with one of the play’s most important elements nowhere to be found. Director is Melissa Johnson.
Tickets are $3.
For reservations, call 409-886-5821 ext. 1620.
•In a charming new musical Dee Dee, Jose and Annie accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life in Chasing George Washington. This unexpected adventure is recommended for children in grades 3 through 5 and is part of the Time Warner Road Runner Series. It will begin at The Lutcher Theater at 9:30 a.m and last until 11:30 a.m. The theater is located at 707 Main Ave. in Orange.
For info., call 409-745-5535 or go online to www.lutcher.org.
•Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 18 get lively for the holidays with Isle of Capri Casino’s $225,000 Under The Tree Giveaway. One participant will win up to $10,000 in cash. One in 20 of the first 1,000 guest to enter will win a prize valued at up to $300.
Entries are available at the IsleOne® player’s club between 2 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Drawings will be held every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit  lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•The Texas Longhorn presents  Karaoke in the Legends Bar starting at 9 p.m.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA. For info, call  337-589-4618.
•Eight students from the Commercial Music Department at Lamar State College-Port Arthur will demonstrate their songwriting skills in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the LSC-PA Music hall located at 1700 Lakeshore Drive. The students – Adam David, Hunter Tynan Davis, Courtney Lachausse, Taylor Busby, Pug Johnson, Daniel Howard and Lane Dudley – will perform songs they wrote or co-wrote that cover a variety of musical styles.
For more information, call department chair Michael Judy at 409-984-6520.
•Lone Star Karaoke & DJ will be at Capistrano Lounge located at 1209 Green Ave. in Orange. Their music will begin at 9 p.m., last until 1 a.m each Thursday night. There is no cover charge.
For info., call 409-883-8175.

Friday, Dec. 4
•Brad Brinkley and Comfort Zone will hold a live performance at Dylan’s on 9th Ave. This event begins at 9:30 p.m. Dylan’s is located at 8601 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
For more information, call 409-722-1600.
•Hip Boot Joe will be performing at Yesterday’s Night Club located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles.
Doors open at 6 p.m. on Fridays.
For info., call 337-474-7333.
•The Texas Longhorn and Legends Bar present Ladies Night every Friday night . Ladies get in free and there are $1 beer and bar specials for everyone in attendance.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA.
For more info, call  337-589-4618.
•Performing live in concert at Caribbean Cove inside Isle of Capri Casino located at 100 Westlake Ave. in Westlake, LA will be Ridin’ High’s live tribute band.
Show begins at 9 p.m.; ends at 1 a.m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•“Toyland” will be the theme of the Jaycee’s 61st Annual Christmas Parade that will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. It will begin at the old Sears parking lot on MacArthur Dr. and travel east on Green Ave. then pass City Hall to 5th St. to disassemble.
For more info., call Hank VanSlyke at 886-4505 or Jimmy Grimes at 779-9199.
•The Texas Longhorn presents “Raise UR Voice” Karaoke in the Legends Bar starting at 1 a.m.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA.
For more info, call  337-589-4618.
•Yesterday’s Night Club is located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles. Reservations can be made by calling the club however, reservations are not available for special event nights.
Doors will open 8 p.m. on Fridays.
For more info., call 337-474-7333 or visit www.yesterdayslc.com.
•Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel is the place to be for the award winning Lady Antebellum live in concert. Lady Antebellum is the County Music Association’s 2008 New Artist of the Year and received two nominations for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year in 2009. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at 2717 Delta Downs Dr. in Vinton.
Tickets are $30, $40 and $50.
For more information, call 1-800-589-7441 or go online to deltadowns.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the website.
•Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be hot with the Isle of Capri Casino’s Buckwild Black Jack Bucks contest.
Guests playing blackjack can earn Buckwild Black Jack Bucks to redeem for great gifts – every two card, natural blackjack earns one ‘Buck’. For bets of $25 or more, guests earn two ‘Bucks’.
Gifts range from five ‘Bucks’ to 5,000 ‘Bucks’ and can be redeemed at the IsleOne® player’s club from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 21.
For more information, call 337-430-0711 or visit  visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•The Texas Longhorn presents Open Bull Riding in the Longhorn Indoor Rodeo Arena every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA.
For more info, call  337-589-4618.
•Local musician Mike Zito will give a command performance at Rock, Wine and Blue in Humble. Show begins at 9 p.m. and is located at 18321 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 140, Humble.
For more info., call 281-812-5228.
•Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 18 get lively for the holidays with Isle of Capri Casino’s $225,000 Under The Tree Giveaway. One participant will win up to $10,000 in cash. One in 20 of the first 1,000 guest to enter will win a prize valued at up to $300. Entries available at the IsleOne® player’s club between 2 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.
Drawings will be held every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•Lone Star Karaoke & DJ will be at Brewsky’s  Bar located at 1195 Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Their music will begin at 8 p.m. each Friday night and people aged 18 and up are welcomed.
There is no cover charge.
For more info., call 409-697-3053.

Saturday, Dec. 5
•Fabulous live karaoke comes every Saturday night to The Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. This is behind Payne Motor Co. on MacArthur Dr. Karaoke starts at 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.; features Patty Ferguson of American Dream Karaoke.
For more info., call 409-886-7381.
•Dustin Sonnier and 6 Pack will be performing at Yesterday’s Night Club located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles.
For info., call 337-474-7333.
•Come to Dylan’s on 9th Ave. to enjoy the classic and current rock ‘n’ roll stylings of Todd Howard & Tightrope. Dylan’s is located at 8601 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
For more info., call 409-722-1600.
•Orange Community Players will present a play about feuding sisters that find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world! Performance will be held at 7:37 p.m. (Other performances to follow  –  check future dates below and the entertainment section of upcoming editions.)
Tickets – $12 for adults, $5 for students.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 409-882-9137. The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave.
In observation of the holiday season, OCP invites all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the pantry of Orange Christian Services.
•Yesterday’s Night Club is located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles. Reservations can be made by calling the club however, reservations are not available for special event nights.
Doors open 8 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, call 337-474-7333 or visit Yesterday’s Night Club website at www.yesterdayslc.com.
•Performing live in concert at Caribbean Cove inside Isle of Capri Casino located at 100 Westlake Ave. in Westlake, LA will be Keith McCoy & CEO’s live tribute band. Show begins 9 p.m.; ends 1 a.m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•Lone Star Karaoke & DJ will be at Brewsky’s  Bar located at 1195 Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Their music will begin at 8 p.m. each Saturday night and people aged 18 and up are welcomed.
There is no cover charge.
For more info., call 409-697-3053.
•The Bear Stage Players of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School will present their 2009 fall production, “Just Another High School Play” by Bryan Starchman, at 3 p.m in the LC-M auditorium. This comical play shows how a particular group of theater students cope with one of the play’s most important elements nowhere to be found. Director is Melissa Johnson.
Tickets are $3.
For reservations, call the LC-M Theater Department at 409-886-5821 ext. 1620.

Sunday, Dec. 6
•Yesterday’s Night Club is located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles. Reservations can be made by calling the club however, reservations are not available for special event nights.
Doors open at 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, call 337-474-7333 or visit Yesterday’s Night Club website at www.yesterdayslc.com.
•Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be hot with the Isle of Capri Casino’s Buckwild Black Jack Bucks contest.
Guests playing blackjack can earn Buckwild Black Jack Bucks to redeem for great gifts – every two card, natural blackjack earns one ‘Buck’. For bets of $25 or more, guests earn two ‘Bucks’.
Gifts range from five ‘Bucks’ to 5,000 ‘Bucks’ and can be redeemed at the IsleOne® player’s club from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 21.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit  lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
•Fat Boy South featuring Parker James will be performing at Yesterday’s Night Club located at 5313 Common St. in Lake Charles.
Doors open at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For info., call 337-474-7333.
•Orange Community Players will present a play about feuding sisters that find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget.
A matinee performance will be held at 2:37 p.m. (Other performances to follow  –  check the entertainment section of upcoming editions.)
Tickets – $12 for adults, $5 for students.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 409-882-9137. The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave.
In observation of the holiday season, OCP invites all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the pantry of Orange Christian Services.

Monday, Dec. 7
•Yesterday’s Night Club will present musical legend Percy Sledge on Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are now on sale for $12. They will be $15 the night of the show. Tickets can be purchased at Yesterday’s Night Club – 5313 Common St., Lake Charles or at Meaux’s Western Wear – 3911 Common St., Lake Charles. Reservations are not available for this special event.
Doors will open at 8 p.m.
For info., call 337-474-7333 or 337-477-7901 or visit www.yesterdayslc.com.
Players at Isle of Capri Casino are in luck on Mondays. Each Monday through Dec. 28, choose from a $150 cashe prize or draw for a prize valued up to $500 in the Stuff and Stash contest.
Qualify to enter by earning at least 500 slot points or 1,000 video poker points between now and Dec. 23. Qualifying players will receive an entry into the drawing, plus the first 500 guests get a free gift at the IsleOne® player’s club from 12 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Drawings will be held nightly 7-9 p.m.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit  lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
The Texas Longhorn and The Lucky Longhorn Casino invite you to watch all the Monday Night Football games. Specials will be a free football buffet in The Lucky Longhorn Casino and $3 pitchers.
The Texas Longhorn is located off IH-10, Toomey Starks Exit, in Vinton, LA.
For more info, call  337-589-4618.

Tuesday, Dec. 8
•Chow down on a scrumptious prime rib special while checking out Mike Zito live on stage at Dylan’s on 9th Ave. Dylan’s is located at 8601 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
For more info., call 409-722-1600.
•Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be hot with the Isle of Capri Casino’s Buckwild Black Jack Bucks contest.
Guests playing blackjack can earn Buckwild Black Jack Bucks to redeem for great gifts – every two card, natural blackjack earns one ‘Buck’. For bets of $25 or more, guests earn two ‘Bucks’.
Gifts range from five ‘Bucks’ to 5,000 ‘Bucks’ and can be redeemed at the IsleOne® player’s club from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 21.
For more info., call 337-430-0711 or visit lake-charles.isleofcapricasinos.com.
Join the crew and your neighbors at Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center each Tuesday through December for Christmas Caroling. Local high school and other choirs will be singing Christmas songs around a Christmas tree at the Garden entrance each night from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Orange Christian Services. Refreshments after the presentation will be at the Star and Crescent Moon Cafe and the Garden Store will be open for guests.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange.
For more info., call 409-670-9113.