Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Oct. 14)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Listen to a free concert with the music of Kristin Diable from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

• Oct. 21: Continuum

• Oct. 28: Brandon Santini

Americana Under The Stars

Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Lucky Mud at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

• Oct. 22: Lis and Lon Williamson

• Nov. 5: Too Many Smiths

• Nov. 12: Michael Jordan

• Nov. 19: Lucky Mud

Beer Fest

The Eighth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival takes place from 5-9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 with Beer Bingo and 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 17 with a VIP event and 2-6 p.m. craft tasting.

Mullet Festival

The annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville with country music, fine art and home hand-crafts, numerous exhibits, and a staggering array of food concessions. Tickets are $15/Friday and Saturday and $10/Sunday. Advance tickets $10 each and children 11 and under are free.

Zombie Walk

The Seventh Annual Fort Walton Beach Zombie Walk and Can Food Drive begins by delivering your food at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the corner of Ferry Road and U.S. 98 or The Landing. To play the games, zombies must register by 5:30 p.m. Make-up artists will be on hand to zombify for an additional donation of canned goods. Also games, prizes, music for all ages, and trick or treating for the kids. Zombie Walk will conclude with a meandering of Zombies through downtown to the destination for Thriller Dance.

ADSO window display

During October, The Arts and Design Society presents in studio windows that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach the works of Lucy Foote, who works in oils, acrylic, and digital art.

Rock'n Bingo

Play Rock'n Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Landshark's Pizza or from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mama Sherry's Pizza & Wings.

Art exhibition/reception

The Pastel Society of North Florida will have their Members' Exhibition Award Ceremony and Reception from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the lobby of Goetsch Gallery inside of the Costa Leadership Institute on the third floor of the Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. A $500 framed pastel by nationally known artist, Marilyn Simpson, PSA will be given as a door prize. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view Oct. 18-Dec. 4. Cameron Hampton, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Recipient, will be the juror and judge of awards.

Act4Murder

Act4Murder presents "Pirates, Lies, and Mail-Order Brides Oct. 22 at The Dinner Table, 385 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $45/person. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.

• Oct. 30: La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. $45 - Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wine Dinner

The Northwest Florida Ballet will host a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Vintij Wine Boutique to benefit its Live Music Fund. Wines available for purchase at a discount at the end of the evening. Tickets are $100. Purchase at http://nfballet.org/product/dinner-tickets/.

Best of the Emerald Coast

EC Magazine will host its 16th annual Best of the Emerald Coast from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Grand Boulevard Sandestin. Benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, this celebration honors top restaurants, services and businesses. Tickets may be purchased in advance at emeraldcoastmagazine.com/Best-of-the-Emerald-Coast for $30. General admission will be $40 at the door. For $75, guests may upgrade to a true VIP experience with a private lounge, additional food and drink and a gift bag filled with deals from around the region.

Festival of the Arts

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts the 20th annual Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. The festival showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists and features a live music lineup, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine and beer garden as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available. Tickets are $5/adults and children under 12 are free. Call 650-2226.

Throwback Cinema

Watch a favorite classic, "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 on the Events Plaza lawn at Baytowne Wharf.

Lip Sync Battle

Emerald Coast Theatre Company will host the first ever Emerald Coast Lip Sync Battle at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. An evening of music, dance and fun offers the perfect opportunity for local stars to enjoy their “15 minutes of fame” in the spotlight. Prizes will awarded for Best Costume, Best Dance Move, Best Solo, Best Duet, Best Trio and Overall Lip Sync Battle Winner 2015. Find the official guidelines, pay fees and select songs online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 687-1637 or email info@emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

Northwest Florida Ballet

The season begins with Dracula, based on Bram Stoker's classic tale, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC. Tickets are $32/adults and $15/children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at http://nfballet.org/product-category/tickets/.

Nighttime Educational Beach Walks

Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays through November. Limited to 20 people (ages 6 and older) per walk. The walks are free and include a 30-minute orientation. Reservations are required and may be made at 865-0868 or ECTurtleWatch@gmail.com.

Locals Night Out

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Destin presents Locals Night Out with the music of Jones & Company from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Courtyard Bar.