Arts and Entertainment Jan. 14 - 21
Winter Guest Fest
The area’s largest seasonal guest expo will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 16 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Admission is $1 and includes coupons, giveaways and other surprises. The event will have a Mardi Gras theme and many new vendors will be present. Call 244-1931.
A local professional comedy troupe, Act4 Murder performs Redneck Rivalry at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Crab Island Cantina at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/children 10 and under. Call862-2885 or visit www.act4murder.com to make reservations.
Pyramid Art Show
The Arts and Design Society will host a Pyramid Art Show through Jan. 16 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.
ADSO window display
The Arts and Design Society presents the art of Carolyn Williams who works in watercolors and acrylics in their studio windows facing First Street in Fort Walton Beach during January.
Enjoy Karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Call 837-3818.
• Breakfast Made to Order from 8:15-11:15 a.m. Jan. 18. $6/adults, children 12 and under free. Jabbo & Friends, 4-7 p.m.
• Sal’s Fish Fry, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 17. Cost $7
• Sal’s Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19
• Cajun Ray’s Fish Fry, 3-7 p.m. Jan. 25 Cost $7
• Post Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26
Mardi Gras on the Island
The 10th anniversary of the Mardi Gras parade begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 and runs from the western end of Santa Rosa Boulevard eastward toward U.S. 98. A Helen Back Block Party follows on Amberjack Drive. Call 244-8191.
Rock For A Cure 2015
The Seventh Annual Rock for a Cure will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Block in Fort Walton Beach. Local bands will unite for a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society. Minimum donation at the door is $10 with door prizes and food provided by local vendors. Bands include Ray Scott, Cowboy Troy, Heritage, The Helvetica Effect, Something to Yield, and The Owsley Brothers.
Winter Guest Concert Series
All winter guests and locals are invited to enjoy a free inspirational concert with Living Faith Church from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 18 on HarborWalk Village’s main stage.
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Okaloosa Island will offer $5 park admission for visitors age 62+ every Wednesday through March 4. Enjoy marine animal shows and exhibits for a fraction of the regular park admission, $18.95 for seniors.
Fine Arts Exhibitions
The Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Inc., presents its annual juried regional fine arts exhibition through Feb. 13 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. This exhibition showcases the best in all media from throughout the Southeastern United States. Also on view in the Holzhauer Gallery will be a solo exhibition of the works of Rick Otoupalik, whose sculpture, Balance, won 2014 ADSO Best-in-Show award. Call 729-6044 or email ArtGalleries@nwfsc.edu for information or to schedule group tours.