Area codes are 850 unless noted.
PENSACOLA BEACH - The 2013 Pensacola Beach Air Show will be held from 1-3 p.m. July 13 with some of the best aviation performers in the country. A free concert featuring The Tams follows the show at 7 p.m. at Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion.
Harbor Docks Entertainment
DESTIN - Harbor Docks' Ladies Night, held on Thursdays with drink and sushi specials for ladies, begins with an opening band at 6:30 p.m., followed by a second band at 9 p.m. All other evenings, entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m., unless noted. Harbor Docks restaurant is at 538 Harbor Blvd. Call 837-2506.
• July 13: Mojo Rising
• July 18: Opener TBA and Heritage
• July 19: Cadillac Willy
• July 20: New Earth Army
• July 25: Opener TBA and Heritage
• July 26, 27: Lava Lamp
• Aug. 1: Kyle Lamonica
• Aug. 3: Free Monica
Rock the Docks LIVE
DESTIN - Rock the Docks LIVE with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays at HarborWalk Village. Audience members can join house band Déjà Vu and sing with full lights and sound show.
DESTIN - American Legion Post 296 hosts Bush Wacker Saturday with pulled pork sandwiches and sides and live music from 1-4 p.m. July 13 at 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.
DESTIN - Come to HarborWalk Village at 6 p.m. July 21, and 28 to see "Pirate Pete and the Case of the Missing Fisherman," an interactive children's show that searches the area for Fisherman Fred. Be prepared to sing, dance, and be silly. You might even get picked to be part of the crew of Pirate Pete's ship.
DESTIN – Every Tuesday during the summer from 6-10 p.m. HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" with floats, beads, the Village Brass Band, stilt walkers, jugglers and lots of excitement during the parade through the Village.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Rusty Yates Band from 7-9 p.m. July 17 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• July 24: Fuzion Band
• July 31: TBD
Americana Under the Stars
SANTA ROSA BEACH - Lucky Mud hosts concert July 18 at Topsail Hill Preserve State. Each program will offer an open mic showcase of local musicians from 5-6:30 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per vehicle will go to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Bring a chair and beverage. This is family/pet friendly.
Red, White and Blue Celebration
DESTIN – The Red, White, and Blue Celebration honoring a local hero who goes above and beyond to better their community will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor. Call 424-0600.
FORT WALTON BEACH - The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE, presents the works of Ann Forrester in the studio windows facing First Street for easy viewing during July.
FORT WALTON BEACH -The Arts and Design Society's "Beyond the Flat Plane; 3-D" show will be held through Aug. 2 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street. Call 244-1271 or visit http://artsdesignsociety.
Michael J Thomas
DESTIN - Michael J Thomas performs a blend of smooth jazz saxophone music and R&B vocals Tuesday through Saturday "upon availability" at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway. Call 337-5108.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company
SANDESTIN - Andy and Clyde have been long time partners until their friendship is tested with the competition for the title of "The Best Fisherman of the Emerald Coast" at 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays at Baytowne Wharf. They recruit their crew from the audience and challenge each other at different spots around the Village.
NICEVILLE - Northwest Florida State College presents Les Misérables July 17-20 and 25-27 at the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center featuring a cast of talented regional actors. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/youth ages 18 and younger and may be purchased in-person, by phone at 729-6000 or at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
NICEVILLE - Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series and New Work from Denise Choppin will be on exhibit through July 19 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at NWFSC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to most performances. Call 729-6044.
FORT WALTON BEACH - Helen Harris, president of the Arts and Design Society, presents a program on Civil War painter Mort Kunstler at 11:30 a.m. July 24 at the Gallery, 17 First Street. Cost is $12. Reservations must be made before July 22; cost after that date is $15. Email email@example.com or call 585-4967.
Star Gazing by the Shore
DESTIN - Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer questions about the night sky from 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Henderson Beach State Park. Also, prior to sunset, the telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The park will close at sunset. All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Program Include In park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
DESTIN - HendersonBeach State Parkhosts the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and animal ambassadors from 11:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15, weather permitting. Bring a camera for photo opportunities. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
Call to artists/photographers
FORT WALTOLN BEACH - The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street SE, is calling all photographers to participate in its upcoming competition, "The 14th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show." Turn in work Sept. 7 or 9. Copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/. Call 244-1271.