Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Sept. 10)
A free concert with Delta Reign from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
• Sept. 17: Donnie Sundal
• Sept. 24: Maggie Chapman
During September, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the art of multi-faceted Helen Blair in the studio windows facing First Street.
Tuesday Night Movies
The Lighthouse Amphitheater at Shoreline Village in Destin hosts free family movies on Tuesday nights. Bring blankets and chairs. Food, drinks and snacks, even hamburgers wine and beer, can be bought before and during the movie just like any other theater. No outside food or drink allowed. For movie information and showtimes call 275-9609.
An Auxiliary Dinner will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Karaoke by Marquette from 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 12 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.
• Sept. 19, 26: Karaoke from 7:30-11 p.m.
• Sept. 20: POW/MIA Recognition Day Fish Fry by Cajun Ray from 2-5 p.m.
Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Red Leg The Dreaded Pirate of the Gulf” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at 2 Harbor Blvd. #100. Seating at 7 p.m. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/kids 10 and under, all inclusive. Call 862-2885 for reservations.
• Sept. 19: A Condo to Kill For
• Sept. 26: Horsin’ Around with Murder
Play That Funky Music
An opening reception for the Arts and Design Society’s “Play That Funky Music” Show will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition features works in any medium, reflecting the influence of the artists’ favorite music. The show begins Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 3. Call 244-1271.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
A festival of all things pirate includes live entertainment, kids’ interactive pirate shows and games plus fireworks over the harbor from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 19 at HarborWalk Village.
Healing with Art
A local art show and sale begins Sept. 19 in the second floor atrium at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for three months.
The band will appear Sept. 20 at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House in Destin for the first Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival to benefit the health and sustainability of local waterways. All proceeds from the sale of wristbands, $20 each, will be donated to CBA to carry out the mission and objectives of our organization.
ArtWalk on the Harbor
Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at ArtWalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and Oct.19 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.
Hispanic Fest, a family-oriented, cultural and educational festival, will showcase Hispanic music, folkloric dances, arts and crafts, exhibits, and the flavors and aromas of the cuisine from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Special appearances by non-Hispanic performers and dance groups will also take place. Proceeds from the event will benefit United for a Good Cause Inc.
Celebrity Server Luncheon
Be a champion of children’s art education and support the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art” children’s programming Sept. 24 at Bonefish Grill during the Celebrity Server Luncheon.
The 20th annual Oktoberfest takes place from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Highway 20 in Bluewater Bay. Enjoy live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. All proceeds go to local charities. Admission is free.
Festival of the Arts
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 19th Annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 25-26 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. The event showcases the original artwork of more than 100 juried artists from across the U.S. who will compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes. Festival features include live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine bar and beer garden as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available. Admission is $3/adult; children 12 and under are free.
Circus of the Stars
Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will appear at Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Advance tickets start at $16/adult and free for children nder 13 at gotothecircus.com or call 800-796-5672.
Wine tastings, gourmet appetizers, live music, a charity raffle and more highlight the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Wine Walkabout Nov. 6 in the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Christ Steak House in Destin.
Bourbon at the Bay
Sip on bourbon and scotch, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and start holiday shopping early during the second Bourbon at the Bay from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, 465 Regatta Bay Blvd. in Destin. A champagne tasting and silent auction complete the evening. This event is open to the public.
Sounds of the Season
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th annual holiday music spectacular will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Village Baptist Church in Destin.