Area codes are 850 unless noted.
Spencers Art of Illusion
A return engagement of magic, illusion and more by one of the world’s best illusionist teams, Spencers Art of Illusion appears at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/youth age 18 and younger. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Crab Island Cantina presents “So You Think You’re Funny,” a comedy competition, at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Competition continues for 16 weeks. Comedians from all over the south will compete. First prize is a round trip for two to Los Angeles to perform at the Comedy Store on Sunset Strip. Call 424-7417.
The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the works of artist Anne Johnston, specializing in bold acrylic flowers and landscapes, in the studio windows facing First Street for easy viewing during December.
Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester Tuesdays at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove, Miramar Beach.
Michael J Thomas
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.
Jam with the music of Ashley Rose at 9 p.m. Fridays at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.
American Legion Post 296, 311 Main St. in Destin, will host the following events. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.
• Dec 15: Music by Hank in ballroom, 4-7 p.m.
• Dec. 16: Smoke Free Bingo, 6 p.m. Jackpot $250
• Dec 20: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
• Dec. 20: Auxiliary Cornish Hen Dinner, 5:30-7:30 pm., $10
• Dec. 21: Sons of the American Legion Fish Fry, 2-5 p.m.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
Americana Under The Stars
Charlotte and Harry perform at a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.