Arts and Entertainment Dec. 3

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Holiday Tasting — McGuire’s Irish Pub will host its inaugural Holiday Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Entry fee is $5/person. Receive $5 off first bottle of featured wine.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Enjoy a free holiday concert from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

American Legion

A Community Christmas Celebration Brunch with food, entertainment and fun for all begins at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 and Karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Call 837-3818 or visit americanlegiondestin.com. Events are open to the public.

• Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28: Breakfast made to order, 8:15-11:15 a.m., $6. Children under 12 free.

• Dec. 7: Cajun Ray’s Famous Fish Fry will be held from 2-5 p.m., $7.

• Dec. 8: Auxiliary Bingo, 6-8 p.m.

• Dec. 12: Sal’s Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Karaoke, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

• Dec. 15: Sal’s Bingo, 6-8 p.m.

• Dec. 19: Auxiliary Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30-11:30 p.m.

• Dec. 22, 29: Post Bingo, 6-8 p.m.

• Dec. 24: Egg Nog Party, a time for Christmas greetings and exchanges between members and all friends of Post 296, begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 2014

• Dec. 31: Gala New Year’s Eve party, 8 p.m. to midnight with entertainment by Bone Dry. Breakfast served from 12-1 a.m. Tickets are $25/person or $45/couple.

ADSO window display

The Arts and Design Society presents the art of Corina Zalace for viewing during December in the studio windows at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach.

Cigar and Whisky Tasting

Leslie and Bob Bulgarella of Bijoux and Marvin Holthouser of Harbor Cigars will host a Cigar & Whiskey Tasting fundraiser to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the newly renovated Market Shops of Sandestin. Patrons can enter a Grand Raffle to win prizes each valued at $1,000 or more. Tickets are $50/person or $40/MKAF preferred member rate and available to purchase at www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org.  All proceeds will benefit MKAF’s mission in bringing cultural experiences and children’s education programs to children and families in Northwest Florida. 

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Murder Under the Mistletoe” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Honors Recital

The Fine and Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College will hold its Fall Honors Recital at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the college’s Niceville campus. The recital is free of charge and open to the public. 

Pastel Society

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.

Winter Concert

The Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a free winter concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Niceville campus. The concert is free and open to the public, with donations to support the youth program welcomed.

Jazz Concert

The Jazz Ensemble of Northwest Florida State College will present a free Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville Campus. A wide selection of seasonal and jazz favorites as well as new works will be featured.  The concert is free of charge, with no ticket required.

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.