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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Boukou Groove at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 15: Gold & Motion
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
Act4Mystery will perform “Murder Without a Clue” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 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.
• Aug. 16: Knock 'em Dead
• Aug. 23: Revenge at the Reunion
• Aug. 30: Foul Play on the Speedway
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.” Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. Call 850-244-1271.
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with the music o Good Lookings at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
• Aug. 18: Flash Flood
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Nitefire from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 13 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
ADSO window display
During August, The Arts and Design Society present the work of Anne Johnston, who is showing her “Just a Little Blue and White” series of oil paintings. Her paintings are displayed in several local venues.. 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.
The Little Mermaid
Join Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian when the Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid through Aug. 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."
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “Wonder,” a drama, family movie, at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, at-tending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
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 deliv-ering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• 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 cov-ering 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.
Call to Artists: 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show Sept. 25-29, open to all artists, in any medium. Cash awards. Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22. Entry fee for adults is $30/up to 5 pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to 5 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org. For more informa-tion, call 582-1329.
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, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.