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Magic Dinner Theater
Pittman Magic, Juggling, & Comedy presents a dinner theater show of stage illusions, juggling, balancing, audience interaction, and light-hearted comedy at 7 p.m. July 11 and 25 at La Paz Restaurant in Destin. Tickets, $34.95, include appetizer, fajita bar dinner, dessert, beverage, tax, and tip Purchase tick-ets at http://destinmagicdinnertheater.com/tickets
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Forrest Williams at 7 p.m. July 11 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• July 18: The Rib Bones
• July 25: Geoff McBride
• Aug. 1: Big Al & The Heavy Weights
• Aug. 8: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 15: Gold & Motion
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Northwest Florida State College’s Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts will pre-sent The Hunchback of Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. July 11-14 and 2 p.m. July 14 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.
The cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is made up of local community members. Tickets are $25/adults and $10/youth 18 and under. NWF State College students can enter for free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or call 729-6000.
From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored re-telling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, accep-tance and what it means to be a hero. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Act4Mystery will perform “Murder Without a Clue” at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at La Paz Destin, 950 Gulf Shore Drive. Seating be-gins at 7 p.m. La Paz serves a full Fajita Bar for $34.95 for the dinner and show. Reservations can be made at www.act4mystery.com.
• July 19: Horsin' Around with Murder
• July 26: Knock 'em Dead
• Aug. 2: A Condo to Kill For
• Aug. 9: Murder Without a Clue
• Aug. 16: Knock 'em Dead
• Aug. 23: Revenge at the Reunion
• Aug. 30: Foul Play on the Speedway
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with the music of The Graytones at 7:30 p.m. July 14 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
• July 21: Grape Drink
• July 28: Kane & the Saints
Aug. 4: Ben Loftin
• Aug. 11: Good Lookings
• Aug. 18: Flash Flood
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “Finding Dory” at 8 p.m. July 15 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
• July 22: Inside Out
• July 29: Brave
• Aug. 5: Cars 3
Poetry, Music & Wine
Friends and art supporters will gather from 2-4 p.m. July 15 at The Twisted Grape, 1193 B Eglin Parkway in Shalimar, for food, wine and an open mic for poets and musicians to read, improvise and perform together. Tickets are $25/each or $45/two at www.okaloosaarts.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 499-8335. Tickets cover food and five wine tastings. All proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alli-ance.
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Jam Kings from 7-9 p.m. July 16 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
• July 23: Legacy
• July 30: Seminole Wind
• Aug. 6: Latitude 29
• Aug. 13: Nitefire
• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
Join in Fat Tuesday as HarborWalk Village transforms into the Big Easy on Tuesdays through Aug. 14. Enjoy floats, color-ful costumes, street performers and float riders plus live music beginning at 7 p.m. The parade rolls at 8:30 p.m. Book a ride on one of six floats for $25 at visit event-brite.com.
Celebrate summer with the 2018 Okaloosa Island Fireworks at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Labor Day. Grab a beach chair in front of the Okaloosa Is-land Pier or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents a fun-for-all-ages adaptation of a William Shakespeare play from 8-9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 2, in Grand Park in San-destin. Abrakadoodle offers pre-show children’s activities at 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Let Freedom Ring/All-American Tribute
Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin harbor all summer long beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday night through Aug. 16. The all-American celebration in-cludes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, live on-stage entertainment at 7 p.m. with the Modern Eldo-rados, and fireworks over the Destin harbor at 9 p.m., followed by Just Add Fire, a unique fire spinning performance. There will be Americana music videos on the Main Stage until midnight.
ADSO window display
During July, The Arts and Design Society presents the work of award-winning artist Chique Brooks, who specializes in portraits and florals, aiming to express elegance, warmth wonder, whimsy, and serenity in her work. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.
In addition to free concerts and movies, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin offers free events on other nights in the Events Plaza. Hydro Flight Monday features fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Boomin’ Tuesday has lawn games and inflatables from 7-9:15 p.m. followed by fireworks over the Lagoon. Magical Thursday with pirate Cap-tain Davy begins at 7 and 8 p.m.
Stoked Hypnotic Comedy Show
The interactive, audience participation show where you can be a hypnotic subject or participate in ESP and mentalism experiments is at 8 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays at the Rockett Theatre at Har-borWalk Village. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Call 833-stoked-1 or 386-262-6810 for tickets.
Movies in the Park
Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach will show “Cars 3” in an old-time drive in movie setting at 7:30 p.m. July 21 in Central Park. All attendees are encouraged to bring blan-kets and chairs for seating.
• Aug. 4: Coco
Family Fun Friday
Enjoy a day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 at Heritage Museum in Valparaiso that features fun for the whole family, including a performance by Wayne Potash and the Music Fun Band, outdoor games, and family challenges. Free with museum admission.
• Aug. 3: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys and Wendell Minor, noted author, illustrator, and subject of the 2018’s special exhibition, Wendell Minor’s America, will “in residence” in his replica studio inside the exhibit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Aug. 10: Karen K. and the Jitterbugs
• Aug. 17: Josh and the Jamtones
Save the Earth/Organic Show
The Arts and Design Society will host its Save the Earth/Organic Show, featuring works in any medium, inspired by saving the environment and/or the destruction of the environment through July 27. Call 244-1271.
Call to Artists: “Movie Re-Do” Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming “Movie Re-Do” Show, open to all interested artists. Artists will create a poster for a real or made-up movie, in any medium. Cash awards. Turn in work from 1-4 p.m. July 28 and 9 a.m. to noon July 30 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/
The Little Mermaid
Join Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian when the Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid Aug. 3-12 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets at https://www.stagecraftersfwb.com/buy-tickets.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable features irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival
The inaugural event will be held from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 3 at Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach and includes more than 60 craft beers, ciders, Florida distilled craft spirits, and rosé wine and mimosas. Beer and spirit experts will be on-site and food samplings will be provided. Tickets are available at Shades30a.com or directly at www.xorbia.com/e/shades30a/shades-fest.
Summer Movie Nights
Village Baptist Church in Destin will host a family movie night showing “Inside Out” Aug. 4. Food trucks will be serving food for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. with movie on the lawn beginning at dusk. Be sure to bring a lawn chair, blankets, and snacks. If inclement weather we will move inside to Bldg. 9 and enjoy the movie there. For more information contact the church office at 837-8107 or visit villagebaptist.org.
Sip and Paint Class
The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Sharon James from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $35/members and $40/non-members with all supplies included. The theme is “Giraffe of the Painter’s Choice.” Stu-dents may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. Call 850-244-1271.
United for a Good Cause Inc. will host Hispanic Fest 2018 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. It is a family-oriented, cultural and educational event showcasing the best of Hispanic folklore, live and DJ music, food, and culture. Proceeds benefit the 14th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy a night under the stars with Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band deliver-ing music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern coun-try.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
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 pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts 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 Memorial Day through Labor Day.
30A Farmers’ Market
Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cob-blestone walkways and visit friendly farmers, makers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays year round at 12805 US Hwy. 98 E in Inlet Beach. Find fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, sauces, beef, chicken, ready-to-eat-foods and more at the new location. The new market is at Sea-scape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 5.