Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Funky Blues Shack

New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of The Radiators, The Neville Bros. and James Brown Band, will be at The Funky Blues Shack in Destin on Nov. 30.

Comedy competition

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.

Chronic Jester

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.

Ashley Rose

Jam with the music of Ashley Rose at 9 p.m. Fridays at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.


The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries present the final show of 2013, Sideshow! an exhibition of sideshow, freak show, and circus posters from the golden age of traveling entertainment. The show will be on view through Dec. 4.

Americana Under The Stars

Matt Prater performs at a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 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.

Honors recital

The Fine and Performing Arts Division of NWFSC will hold its Fall Honors Recital at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. The recital is free of charge and open to the public. 

Papusas with a Purpose

The Kitchenique Cooking School at Cuvee Catering Center, 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite C, in Miramar Beach will serve Papusas, a traditional Salvadoran dish, and a glass of wine any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. All money raised will go to Sus Hijos/His Children, a 501 C-3 non-profit foundation in El Salvador, serving orphaned and abandoned children.  Call837-0432.