Arts and Entertainment April 12 - 19
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance and Act4Murder will hold a fund raiser beginning with a social/cash bar at 6:15 p.m. April 12 at the Wyndham Garden Inn on Okaloosa Island. Dinner and show, On Stage for Murder, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50/person, and can be purchased at 850-499-8335 or www.okaloosaarts.org.
Sandestin Wine Festival
The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 12-13 at Baytowne Wharf. Unique events include wine tastings and champagne brunch.
Harbor Docks concerts
Cadillac Willy performs at 6:30 p.m. April 12; Drew Tillman and Boukou Groove April 17; Dread Clampitt April 18; and Continuum April 19 on the Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. in Destin.
American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin, sells pizza and hotdogs from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Play smoke free bingo for a $250 jackpot at 6 p.m. April 14 and enjoy Karaoke with Brandy from 7:30-11:30 p.m. April 18. Call 837-3818.
During April, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the works of Vonnie Peters, who works in clay and watercolors, in the studio windows facing First Street.
The Soundsations Showchoir and Jazz Ensemble of Northwest Florida State College join together for a concert a 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. The variety show includes song, dance, and jazz favorites, plus the music of Adele, Fun, Elvis and Sly and the Family Stone. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/youth age 18 and younger at 729-6000 or www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org.
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Jackson Creek at 7 p.m. April 17 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, hosted by Lucky Mud. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.
Act4Murder will perform “Killer in the Kitchen” at 7 p.m. April 18 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Seating at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, all inclusive. Call 796-0260 or 862-2885.
Rock Destin/Club LA
Monster Truck performs at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at rockdestin.com.
Crossings of Kelly Plantation will host its annual spring open house and party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 on Filly Lane in Kelly Plantation. Burgers, hotdogs, drinks and raffle prizes from Boshamps, Mimmos and more highlight the event. Call 259-9236, 259-4094 or 867-6710 for information.