Arts and Entertainment Dec. 7 - 14

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
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.

Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Family Fun Day/Open House

NationWide Tents N Events celebrates a new location with a Family Fun Day and Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at 726 NW Beal Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, such as popcorn, cotton candy and Helen Back Pizza, and inflatable bounce houses and slides will be available. Nationwide Tents N Events is showcasing their tent and event rentals free of charge.

Comedy competition

Crab Island Cantina presents “So You Think You’re Funny,” a comedy competition, at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Competition continues for 15 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.

Window display

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.

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.

American Legion

American Legion Post 296, 311 Main St. in Destin, will host smoke free bingo at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Jackpot is $250. Karaoke with Brandy takes place from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.

DCWAF’s Happy Hour

Join the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for its last Happy Hour of the year from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cuvee Bistro in Destin and learn about DCWAF’s mission, events and how to become involved. Enjoy complimentary wine and light apps courtesy of Cuvee Bistro. For reservations, email by Dec. 9.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. The 12 Nights of Lights, a festive light show set to holiday music, will be held at 7 p.m. Call 267-8186.

Americana Under The Stars

Buddy Mondlock performs at a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12 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.

Dinner and a Movie

A full length classic movie shown on the courtyard wall while a four-course prix fixe dinner, inspired by the movie Edward Scissorhands, is served from 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 11 at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, 66 Main St. in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $70+ tax. Call 231-0550 or email for tickets.

Ashley Rose

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

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