Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Oct. 22)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Enjoy a free concert with the Pensacola Children’s Opera from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

• Oct. 29: Grady Champion

Club LA

Denver hard rockers Red Tide Rising will hit Club LA Oct. 23 along with Drowning Pool, Like A Storm and A Breach of Silence in support of their debut album, The Rising,

American Legion

Karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31 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.

Window display

During October, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the art of students in Sherry Cooler’s Story Box classes. Each clay box has its creator’s story carved into the side, as well as embellishments to enhance the story.

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present a new show, “Redneck Rivalry,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 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.

• Nov. 7: Top O’ the Murder To You

• Nov. 21: Podunk pandemonium

Hog Rally Concert

A free concert with the Bobby Friss Band will be held from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 at HarborWalk Village. Keep the night rockin’ with an After Party at Coyote Ugly at 10 p.m.

Pastel demonstration

The Pastel Society of North Florida will have a free pastel demonstration by Frank Federico 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Cultural Arts Alliance Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Federico is a Pastel Society of America master pastelist, PSA Hall of Fame Honoree 2012 and nationally renowned instructor. Call 334-400-2771.

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.

Pastel Society

The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its 12th Biennial National All Pastel Juried Exhibition from Oct. 26 to Dec. 6 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's Mcllroy and Holzhauer Galleries at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Many of the artists’ works will be available for purchase. The opening awards reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26 in the galleries. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Call 729-6044.

A+ Art show/sale

The A+ Art “One Size Fits All” show and sale at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Center, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach, runs through Dec. 8. This second annual show is comprised of more than a hundred 10-inch by 10-inch wood panels, featuring the fine and funky work of more than 50 local artists.

Art display

Local Color Artists Club will display their art during November at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. Expect to see a variety of techniques and mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, batik, possibly encaustics and crash glass. Call 678-4813.

Blue Angels

Naval Air Station Pensacola will host the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 7-9 with the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performing on Saturday and Sunday, along with aerobatics by performers. Friday night’s show features a Fire & Lights night pyro show. Admission and parking is free. Food and memorabilia will be available. Pets and coolers are not permitted.

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Local restaurants fire up the grills for a fun BBQ competition and a good cause from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at HarborWalk Village. Try samples of creative BBQ styles and signature coastal food. Prizes will be awarded including “Best Traditional BBQ,” “Best Seafood BBQ,” and “Most Original BBQ.”

Wine Walkabout

Wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, a charity raffle and more highlight the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Wine Walkabout at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 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.

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. Nov. 16 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.

Act4 Murder

Enjoy the murder mystery “Redneck Rivalry” and dinner at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Price is $50/person, $25/kids 10 and under, and includes the show, dinner, tax and tip. Make reservations at 796-0260 or www.act4murder.com.

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.