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Annual Wine Walkabout
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Destin will hold its Fifth Annual Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Founda-tion's cultural arts and arts education initiatives from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the East Bar and Courtyard. Multiple culinary stations with heavy hors d'oeuvres will be paired with select wines. Cheryl Jones and Company provide live music. Tickets at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org are $40/MKAF members ($41.50 by credit card) and $50/general admission ($51.50 by credit card.
Sequins & Suits
The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce’s Sequins & Suits Auction and Wine Tasting will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Emerald Grande in Destin to benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast. The night will feature silent and live auctions, wine tasting, small plates, a wine pull, and a cash bar. There are sponsorships available at three different levels and individual tickets are available for purchase. Business or individuals can purchase tickets at www.nicevillechamber.com.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, the mys-tery/drama "Get Low" at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the pub-lic; directed toward a mature audience.
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party ... while he was still alive.
ADSO window display
During November, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of Home Tweet Home, a duo composed of Eric Harris and Thalia Newton, who bring their combined talents of construction and design to the creation of some very fancy birdhouses. The window art is available for viewing 24/7 at The Art Center Gal-lery, 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.
Baytowne on Ice
Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice through Feb. 3 in the Events Plaza. For details, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 267-8184.
Sounds of the Season
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and co-presenters Destin As-sembly of God, Destin United Methodist Church, St. Peter Catholic Church and Village Baptist Church will present the 22nd Annual Sounds of the Season at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. Admission is a new un-wrapped child’s toy to be distributed among the participating church’s outreach ministries. A love offering at intermission will benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives. This year’s concert will feature guest artist, Sarah Simmons Langston, and accompanying her on stage will be her husband Greg. In 2013, She wowed her way onto the NBC The Voice resulting in all four chairs turning and advancing her to the Final Eight.
A Wrinkle in Time
Emerald Coast Theatre Company will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays Dec.7-22 at 560 Grand Blvd. Upstairs. Purchase tickets at https://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/tickets.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, the adventure/comedy/drama "The Grand Budapest Hotel," at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Destin Library. The program is free, open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka be-tween the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival takes place Jan. 12-15 along scenic Highway 30A. Main stage performancesby Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack will be held in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center. Event will feature 175 songwriters and more than 225 performances at more than 25 venues in south Walton County. Weekend passes can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office in Santa Rosa Beach, the Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard and at Central Square Records in Seaside.
Country music star Travis Tritt will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Saenger Theatre in Pen-sacola. Tickets are $59.95, $49.95 and $39.95 plus applicable service charge and are on sale at the Saenger Theatre box office, at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmas-ter.com.
Classical Connections Concerts
The Classical Connections series presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast features SYBARITE5 string quintet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person. To purchase tickets, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 460-8800.
• March 3: Violinist Corinne Stillwell
Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local sea-food, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; home-made pita, hummus, salsa’s, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pas-tas and sauces, and artisan breads and des-serts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Sea-scape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.