Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Oct. 29)
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy a free concert with Grady Champion from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186. No concerts in November.
Karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 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.
The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its 12th Biennial National All Pastel Juried Exhibition through 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 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.
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.
Savor The Season
The Taylor Haugen Foundation will hold its fifth annual Savor The Season fundraiser Nov. 6 around the Caliza Pool at Alys Beach. Twelve local chefs will showcase their culinary talents with signature dishes, while recording artist Michael J Thomas provides entertainment. There will also be a live and silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased at www.thfsavortheseason.org.
Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present a new show, “Top O’ the Murder To You,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 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. 21: Podunk pandemonium
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.”
Vettes at the Village
Area corvette clubs bring “America's Sports Car” to the Village Events Plaza from 9-5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
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. Music will be provided by Jones and Company and Michael J Thomas. Tickets are $40/MKAF members and $50/not-yet members. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or call 650-2226.
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.
Dr. Dennis Lichorwic will host a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at 4635 Gulfstarr Drive in Destin to celebrate The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s 15th anniversary, as well as benefit local charity, Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Attendees will enjoy a brunch buffet with live music, libations and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 each or VIP $75 each and are available at The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry and Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Call 654-8665 or visit www.destindentist.com.
Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights
Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, sip champagne and sample featured menu items from various Village restaurants at the Third Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Tickets are $40 and available at www.baytownesparklingwinefest.com/tickets.
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.
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.