DESTIN EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - May 20
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run
The run is open to all boats. The Captains Party is 6 p.m. May 20 at the Legendary Yacht Club, and the run is 10 a.m. May 21 at Legendary Marine, 4601 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin. Get tickets at tinyurl.com/bowlegspokerrun22
Xanadu: The Musical
The final performances of Xanadu: The Musical are scheduled at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, 560 Grand Blvd. Suite 200, Miramar Beach. Remaining dates are May 20, 21 and 22 at the theatre. Described as a hilarious roller-skating musical adventure filled with ‘80s pop rock music," the Tony-Award winning musical is based on a movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelley. The theme is following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Tickets start at $29. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3PkYqqw.
"My Sweet Blues" Music Festival
This concert, provided by Birds Eye View Ent. & DaWayMaker Group, starts at noon May 21 at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 201 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview. Early bird tickets on EventBrite start at $27, and cost $40 at the gate the day of the event. Performers include The Legendary Willymac, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell, Newz Williams, Mz. Aretta, Mz. Brown Suga, T-Marvin, Du Right Man, and More. VIP packages are listed on Eventbrite.com, https://bit.ly/3FKL02y.
Emerald Coast Community Theatre's Jr. Thespian/Company Showcase is May 21, 2:30 p.m. — featuring group and solo works by ECTC teens. The evening will include classic and contemporary musical theatre pieces, improv, and comedic and dramatic selections.
Oregon Wine Tasting Month
Does a May growing season mean Oregon has the best wine? Find out by sampling wines and accompanying foods at the Oregon Wine Tasting Month Event 2-4 p.m. May 21 at Wine World Destin, 4424 Commons Drive E., Suite E3, Destin. Get tickets ($25) on Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/3lrZc7r.
Emerald Coast Mud Run
Emerald Coast Mud Run For Orphans is 8 a.m. May 21 at Northwest Florida State College, 100 E. College Blvd., Niceville. Race categories include 10K Elite Warrior, 5K Fun Run, 5K Competitor, 1-Mile Kids Fun Run, and the Zero Dark Dirty night-time 5K fun run, described as follows: "This race is a blast. Sun goes down, music goes up, glow sticks are glowing and the atmosphere is a party." Details at emeraldcoastmudrun.com.
NWF Ballet Concert
Dancing Through Time, the Northwest Florida Ballet's Community School student concert, starts 10 a.m. May 21 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Northwest Florida State College, 100 E. College Blvd., Niceville. Act I is at 10 a.m., Act II is at 1 p.m. and Act III is at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $6-$12 at mpv.tickets.com, https://bit.ly/38th5j1.
Pet CPR and First Aid Class
Do you know what you would do if your dog choked on a toy that was too small for them to play with? Or if your dog suddenly had a seizure…what would you do? Learn what to do from certified Pet Tech instructor Melanie at the Neighborhood Dog Gym located inside Pet Supplies Plus at 3 p.m., May 21 at Pet Supplies Plus, 4424 Commons Drive East, Destin. Cost is $79 per person in advance at PSP. For questions about booking or payment call or text Lakelei Brinegar at 678-478-1254.
Tab Benoit concert
Tab Benoit, Louisiana-based blues guitarist-vocalist and storyteller extraordinaire will have a concert 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Downtown Music Hall, 212 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets cost $30 each. Purchase by calling 850-226-8307 or on Eventbrite.com at https://bit.ly/3MZoohk.Bokou Groove
The band will be performing 5-9 p.m. May 22 at LuLu's Destin, 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin.
The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street Program allows local families, businesses and community groups to perform a valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to keep clear of litter and debris. Groups who participate in this program will have their name listed on the City’s website and signage installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.
Taylor Dayne concert
An open air concert featuring pop icon Taylor Dayne is 7 p.m. May 26 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, 4323 Commons Drive W, Destin. Dayne became an international star overnight with the single, Tell It To My Heart in 1987. She is also known for her number one singles Love Will Lead You Back, Prove Your Love and I’ll Always Love You. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks, and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $30 per adult, and free to foundation members and kids under age 12. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3N8FtVU.
MKAF Spring Concerts in the Village
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) 2022 Spring Concerts in the Village series continues. Gates open at 6 p.m. with concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at MKAF.org/events.
• June 2: Alter Eagles
•June 9: Sister Hazel
• June 16: Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing the music of Led Zeppelin
• June 23: Boogie Wonder Band
Ezra Duo concert
Area ensemble The Ezra Duo, with musicians Jacob Clewell (viola) and Sasha Bult-Ito (piano), will perform in Showcase Concert No. 2. The duo "presents relatable classical works by composers you didn't know you love." The event is 7-9 p.m. May 24 at the Tyler Recital Hall, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 E. College Blvd., Niceville. Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/3wskGWD, as at-the-door tickets will not be available.
Corey Mack comedy night
Suggested for ages 18 and up, Corey Mack's Unfiltered Stand-Up Comedy Night is 8:30 p.m. May 25 at Lucille's Music Hall, 60 Seascape Drive, Destin. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come early and enjoy dinner before the show. "All tables will be seated to capacity (you might sit next to fellow ticket buyers, so make new friends)," organizers stated. Tickets are $15 to $20 on Eventbrite.com, https://bit.ly/3wqrxA2.
Wag the Flag
Wag the Flag, a patriotic-themed dog social hosted by Dog-Harmony, starts at 5:30 p.m. May 26 at Grand Park in Sandestin, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach. Complete with beer, wine, light bites from JC's Gourmet, music and raffle prizes, this event will feature a dog costume contest. For a $15 donation, attendees may enter to win a first or second place prize, and compete to have their dogs named the "Most Patriotic Pup." There will also be professional photographs sponsored by Mills Photo Design. Organizers request that no prong, shock or choke collars be used at the event.