Arts and Entertainment Feb. 10 - 17

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Snowbird Sunday Concert Series

The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort presents the free Snowbird Sunday Concert Series with Ron Adams “Shadow of the King” & The Memphis Echoes from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 14 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.

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Greek Luncheon

Saints Markella & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host a Greek Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11 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.

Americana Under The Stars

Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy music by Wyatt Espalin at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 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.

Crawfish Boil

Get ready for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival at the official kickoff from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fat Tuesday’s at Baytowne Wharf. Cost is $5/plate.

Almost, Maine

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company will perform the popular romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” Feb. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 at The Market Shops, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway on the corner of Sandestin Boulevard. Friday and Saturday show times are 7:30 p.m. and Sundays are at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $23 per adult, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. ECTC also offers a 10 percent military discount. To buy tickets visit EmeraldCoastTheatre.org or call 687-1637.

Gumbo Festival

The 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival will be held from 12-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Cost is $20/advance and $30/day of. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote for your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner. Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Gulf Coast's restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities. Dikki Du and the Zydecko Krewe perform from 12-4 p.m. on the Events Plaza Stage and Stevie Hall from 1-4 p.m. on the Baytowne LIVE Stage. Purchase tickets at www.sandestingumbofestival.com.

Island Dance Party

Those 21 and older are invited to dance and party to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation from 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 13 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. DJ, live band, music videos, video games and free food samples from 6-8 p.m. Box office opens at 5 p.m. The cost is $10/person now or buy 4 and get 1 free and night of event tickets are $20/person.

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 a mature audience.