Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning March 18)
Listen to a free concert with the music of Continuum from 7-9 p.m. March 18 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.
• March 25: Boukou Groove
A local professional comedy troupe, Act4 Murder performs “Bebopped at the Sock Hop” March 20 at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/children 12 and under. Call862-2885 or visit www.act4murder.com to make reservations.
Breakfast is served from 8:15-11:15 a.m. every Sunday at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Bingo is held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays. All events are open to the public. Call 837-3818.
• March 20: Auxiliary Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Karaoke from 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Spring Break Concerts
HarborWalk village presents its annual spring break concerts beginning at 7 p.m. March 21 with The Rips. Concerts are free. Call 424-0600.
• March 28: Gable Bradley Band
Tickets are on sale for the Third Annual Okaloosa REVfest Art & Music Festival from 12-2 p.m. March 21 at KC’s Sandbar, 190 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Fourteen bands perform on two stages throughout the day, as well as multiple vendors have original artwork on display and available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the 7th Special Forces Association. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $5 at www.okaloosarevfest.com. General admission tickets are $10 day of event.
ADSO window display
The Arts and Design Society presents the clay works of the students in Marcy Eady’s classes for children and adults during March in the studio windows. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach.
Finest on the Emerald Coast
Winners of the Finest on the Emerald Coast will be honored from 6-9:30 p.m. April 9 at the Emerald Grande, HarborWalk Village. Evening includes food, entertainment and recognition of the Finest winners. Fireworks end the evening. Purchase tickets now at www.finestontheemeraldcoast.com/tickets.php and receive a discounted rate through April 8. Tickets are $30/individual and $50/VIP. Day of event $35.
Laura Destin and Tony Akers, co-owners of A Ceramic Studio and Hobby Shop in Valparaiso, will be the speakers at the ADSO Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 25 at the Art Center Gallery 17 First St. in Fort Walton Beach. The couple works in their shop with adults and children, creating fun and practical works of art with poured clay and paint. They also conduct Fused Glass workshops and hold after school classes for children. Cost of the luncheon, open to the public, is $12. Reservations must be made by March 23 at email@example.com or call 376-3901.
Starving Artists Sale
The Arts and Design Society hosts its first Starving Artists Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at The Art Center, 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. Artists will sell their art and/or new or gently-used artist’s materials or books that they no longer need, and may include jewelry, ceramics, paintings, or whatever art the multi-talented group produces.
Wine World’s Second Annual Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival benefitting the Special Forces Association, Chapter 7, will be held from 1-4 p.m. March 28 in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. The event will include 90+ unique craft beers, live music from Continuum and culinary stations from Buffalo Wild Wings, Burrito Del Sol, Mary’s Kitchen, Wine World and Winn Dixie. A silent auction and raffle will be held. Tickets can be purchased now for $5 each or five tickets for $20 at Wine World in Uptown Station. Admission is $30/advance and $45/day of at any Wine World location or chanswineworld.com.
Student Art Show
The Arts and Design Society will host the annual Van Porter Student Art Show March 31-April 10 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. The exhibit showcases outstanding 8th grade and 12th grade art work. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Admission to the reception and Gallery is free. Call 244-1271 or visit http://artsdesignsociety.
Visit Easter Bunny
Hop down to HarborWalk Village from 2-4 p.m. April 5 for a festive afternoon complete with free kid’s activities photos with the Easter Bunny.
Finest on the Emerald Coast
Celebrate with more than 90 local businesses as they showcase why they were voted “Finest” from 6-9:30 p.m. April 9 at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy food, entertainment, and fireworks over the harbor at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/advance, $35/door or $50/VIP.
December ’63, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, celebrates the sounds of the ‘60s at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Dugas Pavilion in the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Tickets are $25/adult; $20/MKAF members; and free for children under 12. Purchase tickets at www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 650-2226.
Star Gazing by the Shore’
Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing the sun and star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer questions about the night sky from 4:15-10 p.m. April 17 at Henderson Beach State Park.The park will close at sunset which is 7:14 p.m. Come early and bring a picnic dinner to enjoy the sunset. If bringing a flashlight it is recommended that it is covered with a red lens.Program included in the park admission fee.Call837-7550.
ArtWalk on the Harbor
HarborWalk Village becomes a mini art district as dozens of artists showcase their creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings, handcrafted items and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at HarborWalk Village. Also, music on main stage. Held third Sunday of each month.
The Merchants of Seaside will host the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group for a debut performance at 6:30 p.m. May 2 in the Seaside Amphitheater. There is no admission to attend the performance.
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 24 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
•June 1: Latitude 29
•June 8: Ebb Tyed
•June 15: Legacy
•June 22nd Civilized Natives
•June 29: The Jeff Carter Group
•July 4: Sonic Boom
•July 6: Jones & Company
•July 13: In Tune
•July 20: The Mighty Hurricanes
•July 27: Reasonable Doubt
•Aug. 3: Confederate Smoke
•Aug. 10: Luke Pinegar & Friends
•Aug. 17: Civilized Natives
•Aug. 24: Sonic Boom
•Aug. 30: The Rowdies