Arts and Entertainment March 25 - April 1
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Listen to a free concert with the music of Boukou Groove from 7-9 p.m. March 25 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.
Act4Murder presents “Gangsters on the Gangplank” at 7 p.m. March 27 at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults, $24.95/kids 12 and under. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.
Stage Crafters Community Theatre, Inc. presents the musical “Mary Poppins” at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $20 and are available at P.S. Gifts, Bayou Book Co., by phone at 243-1101 and at the door. Students pay $10 at the door only.
Spring Break Concert
HarborWalk Village presents its annual spring break concerts at 7 p.m. March 28 with the Gable Bradley Band. Concerts are free. Call 424-0600.
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.
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.
The Second Annual BoJamz to be held from 1-10 p.m. March 29 at Boshamps Oyster House, 414 Harbor Blvd. in Destin, is a music festival and silent auction aimed at bringing the community together to raise money for Planting Peace, a NPO that was founded by Destin native, Aaron Jackson in 2004. There will be a $10 (suggested donation) entry fee. Line-up includes Kyle LaMonica, Theodore Von of Von Brain, Dismal Creek, Hotel Oscar, Continuum and Moon Hooch.
Visitors and animals alike are in for a musical treat beginning at 9:30 a.m. March 30 at Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island. Five student ensembles ranging from brass to strings will take turns playing the classics alongside the animal habitats. Regular admission rates apply. The park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit www.gulfarium.com or call 243-9046.
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.
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.