Staff Writer
The Destin Log


Act4Murder presents "A Condo to Kill For" at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Price is $45/person and includes dinner, show, tax and tip. Snowbird Special is $35/person. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.

Snowbird Sunday Concert Series

The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort presents the free Snowbird Sunday Concert Series with Donnie Sundal of Boukou Groove from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 24 on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops.

• Jan. 31: Rusty Hammerstrom

• Feb. 7: Michael J Thomas

• Feb. 14: Ron Adams “Shadow of the King” & The Memphis Echoes

• Feb. 21: Chuck Lawson

• Feb. 28: Austin Jennings

Winter Guest Concert Series

Shake off the chills of winter with free live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage with The Village Belles and David Seering from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24.

• Jan. 31: Coconut Radio

ADSO window display

During January, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of Helen Blair, artist and teacher whose talents cover a wide range of media, in its studio windows that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach.

Wine tasting at Twisted Grape

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m. for a Wine Tasting at The Twisted Grape, 1193 B Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. Annual event offers wine, food by The Twisted Grape, live entertainment and drawings for chances to win tickets to upcoming events. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance will also be presenting grants to local non-profits at this event. Reservations can be made at www.okaloosaarts.org, at amybaty1@gmail.com or 850-499-8335. All proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance.

Gumbo contest

Destin History and Fishing Museum hosts its annual gumbo contest and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Museum, 108 Stahlman Ave. Local restaurants and individuals compete in two categories, and after judging the gumbo will be sold to the public. Admission to the museum will be free all day.

ADSO's Open House

The Art and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach hosts its Fifth Annual Open House from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Members will share their work with the public through a members' art exhibit and demonstrations throughout the open house, including painting, pottery, and photography. Refreshment will be served and members will be available to introduce visitors to ADSO and its activities and classes. Call 244-1271 or visit http://www.artsdesignsociety.org/ for information.

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

Kick-off the Mardi Gras festivities with a pub crawl through the Destin Harbor Boardwalk Feb. 5 and 6 at HarborWalk Village. Wear your best green, purple and gold Mardi Gras outfit for a carnival of fun and great drink specials at every stop. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-mardi-gras-pub-crawl-tickets-20061606806 for your pub crawl pass and more information.

8th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

Roll, float, pedal or push your Krewe, business, family and friends to experience Destin’s biggest Mardi Gras parade on the Destin harbor at 2 p.m. Feb. 6. See dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, live entertainment and more as the parade rolls through HarborWalk Village. Proceeds from entry fees and donations will benefit Food For Thought.

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Celebrate Mardi Gras at one of the many HarborWalk Village restaurants and bars from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9. Enjoy free red beans and rice compliments of Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi while it lasts.

Opera Brunch fundraiser

The Choctaw Bay Music Club will host its annual Opera Brunch Fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Drive. The Pensacola Opera's Artists in Residence will provide excerpts of Franz Lehar's opera "The Merry Widow." Celebrate Valentines Day weekend with a fun filled afternoon, a brunch, entertainment, and a raffle for those who support efforts to raise student college scholarship money and summer music camp awards. Tickets are $25/adults and $15/students at Bayou Books, 1118 E John Sims Parkway in Niceville, and P.S. Gifts, 29 Walter Martin Road NE in Fort Walton Beach. Purchase online for $27.50 at www.ChoctawBayMusicClub.org. Ticket sales end Feb. 8. Call 231-3199 or email cbmc1977@gmail.com.

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, "Far from the Madding Crowd," a drama/romance, at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Directed toward mature audience.

Art show/reception

The Arts and Design Society will host the annual Van Porter Student Art Show Feb. 23-March 4. The exhibit showcases outstanding 8th grade and 12th grade art work. A reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Admission to the reception and Gallery is free. For further information, visit www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271.

Annual Chili Cook-Off

More than 20 restaurants cook-up their secret Chili recipes for the 11th annual Chili Cook- Off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at HarborWalk Village. Hot, spicy chili and live entertainment on the Destin harbor. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerald-coast-parrot-heads-chili-cookoff-tickets-20474862866.

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.

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.