Arts and Entertainment April 26 - May 3

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Cajun Crawfish Bash — The Rotary Club of Destin will present a “Cajun Crawfish Bash” at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Event proceeds will benefit Food For Thought, Harvest House and the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Tickets are $25/person, $10/children under 12, and $30/day of event. Call 837-1071 for tickets or purchase from any Destin Rotarian.

Harbor Docks concerts

Continuum performs at 6:30 p.m. April 26 on the Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. in Destin.

American Legion

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. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches and Karaoke from 1-8 p.m. April 26. Call 837-3818.

Window display

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.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Last Waltz Ensemble, a Band Tribute, perform a free concert from 7-9 p.m. April 30 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

The 16th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns April 26-27 at the Pier Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach. Tickets are $80/single day and $200/Four Day Pass. See schedule of performers or purchase tickets at or call 800-595-4849. Tickets may also be purchased at Vacuum Center on U.S. 98 for cash only.

AmericanaUnder The Stars

Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Carly Bak at 7 p.m. May 1 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. 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.

Dance Facets

The Northwest Florida State College dance students and faculty showcase their talents in jazz, ballet, modern and classical dance during Dance Facets at &:30 p.m. April 26 in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and program support. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/youth at 729-6000 or

Rock Destin/Club LA

Rehab performs at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and Hell Yeah on April 29 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at

Concerts in the Village cancelled

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 19th Annual Concerts in the Village presents local band Déjà Vu, performing classic and modern rock as well as 70’s, 80’s, 90’s dance music, at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a picnic and wine or beverage of choice, or purchase meal from local restaurant prepared on-site. Bottled water and soft drinks available with proceeds to benefit the MKAF's cultural and education mission. Admission is $10/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

Dinner theater

Act4Murder will perform “Horsin’ Around with Murder” at 7 p.m. May 2 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.

Resurrecting van Gogh

Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents “Resurrecting van Gogh,” a new solo performance piece based on the life, work and writings of Andy Martin, at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Tickets are $15/adults and $8/students. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine Program. Call 231-0733.

Cinco de Meow-Yo

SOCKS will host Cinco de Meow-Yo from 6-8:30 p.m. May 3 at SOCKS Thrift Store, 498 Carmel Drive in Fort Walton Beach. There will be Mexican-themed food and drinks as well as store specials. Tickets are $5 per person, available at the door or in advance, which give you a raffle ticket and two drink tickets. Silent auction items will also be available.

Cinco de Mayo

Cantina Laredo Food presents its sixth annual celebration from 5-11 p.m. May 3 at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, door prizes and displays by various Grand Boulevard stores. Event is free.


Relay for Life's Team Century 21, Wilson Minger Agency, and Act4Murder, will host a fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 3 at Dockside Oyster Bar & Grill, 821 Bayshore Drive in Niceville. Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased at 974-2951.

Italian fundraiser

Guglielmo’s Tuscany Italian Bistro, 36178 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin, will sponsor an Italian buffet at 6 p.m. May 4 with all proceeds to benefit Veterans Tribute Tower Memorial Fund in Fort Walton Beach. Dinner music features Michael J Thomas. Tickets are $50 donation/person. Call 240-2735.