Arts and Entertainment May 3 - 10

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
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 the Veterans Tribute Tower Memorial Fund in Fort Walton Beach. Dinner music features Michael J Thomas. Tickets are $50 donation/person. Call 240-2735

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.

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.


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.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Dress in your fiesta attire for the Pub Crawl through the Village venues May 3. On May 4, there will be children’s activities, crafts and a fireworks show over the Destin harbor.

Other events on May 4 include Radio Latina 94.3 FM, noon; Gypsy Rhythm Dancers, 12:30 p.m.; Amid Montelongo, 1 p.m.; Panamanian Folkloric Dance, 1:30 p.m.; Running of the Bulls, 2 p.m.; Zumba and Fitness with Gloria O., 3 p.m.; Running of the Bulls awards, 3:30 p.m.; Macho Nacho contest, 4 p.m.; the Most Interesting Man in the World contest, 5 p.m.; and Crudos Tribal, 6 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a free block party from 2-7 p.m. May 4 in the courtyard at La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar, 10343 East County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest Beach. Events include a DJ, face painting, family friendly games, drink specials and specialty plates. Specials will be offered in-restaurant from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. May 5.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

A free concert features Blue Ribbon Healers from 7-9 p.m. May 7 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

Concerts in the Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 19th Annual Concerts in the Village presents The Molly Ringwalds, 80’s Experience Band, at 7 p.m. May 8 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 “Red Leg the Dreaded Pirate of the Gulf” at 7 p.m. May 9 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.

Dancing in the Courtyard

Ruth’s Chris in Destin will host Concert Dancing in the Courtyard from 7-10 p.m. May 9.  Live music with Jones & Company.