ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 20 - 27
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Saints Markella & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host a Greek Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the church, Hwy. 98 and Bryn Mawr Boulevard. Cost is $9; dine or carry out. Call 244-0822. Pastries will be for sale at additional cost. Event continues until March 31.
Six area chefs will create delectable desserts and compete for the title of Destin Desserts Champion at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. All attending the event have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dessert. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.gscfp.org, Shear Twist in Niceville, The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Destin, and Frillseekers in Destin. Proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts’ Camp Kolomoki.
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.
Dukes of Dixieland
In a special event concert of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 29th season, the world-famous Dukes of Dixieland from New Orleans will present a Mardi Gras extravaganza of jazz and brass at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 on the Mainstage at Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets are $37 each and available from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box office.
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.
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.
OAA Wine and food tasting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-499-8335. All proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance.
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Sally Spring at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 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.
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 Destin Community Center on Stahlman Avenue. 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. Advanced tickets are available at the Museum for $12 per adult. Admission will be $15 at the door. To enter your gumbo in the contest, call 837-6611 or email email@example.com.