UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning March 30)
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Alys Beach Spring Concerts
Bring a blanket or your favorite chair and enjoy a free concert with Continuum from 6-8 p.m. March 30 at the Alys Beach Amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
• April 6: The Courtyard
Bart Rockett Magic Show
Appearing (and disappearing) at HarborWalk Village, Bart Rockett has world class magic, illusions, comedy and more in a state-of-the art theater in the heart of the Emerald Grande. Visit DestinMagic.com for tickets and show times.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with The Rips from 7-9 p.m. March 30 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• April 6: Heart/Little Queen
• April 13: The Return
• April 20: Folsom Prison Gang
• April 27: Satisfaction
• May 4: JP Soars & The Red Hots
• May 11: Josh Garrett
• May 18: Forrest Williams
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy music with Well Worn Soles at 7 p.m. March 31 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.
Pirate Dinner & Movie
Have a swashbucklin' evening of fun beginning at 6 p.m. Fridays at the Sandestin Pirate Dinner at Baytowne Marina. Enjoy pirate inspired cuisine, a pirate show, live music, a bonfire and much more for the little buccaneers. After enjoying the music, food and fun, enjoy a family friendly showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the big screen under the stars. For tickets and reservations, visit https://eventgrid.com/Events/19167.
Act4Murder presents " Murder by Merlo" (formerly Good Grape Hunting) at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at The Dinner Table, 385 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Seating begins at 6 p.m. Tickets $45. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.
Ring in Spring at Kitty Hawk Kites annual free Fly Into Spring Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 and 3 at The Boardwalk at Okaloosa Island. Experience 25- to 100-foot larger-than-life show kites as they fly high above the shoreline. Also features professional stunt kite flying, demonstrations and lessons, and a family fun fly that is perfect for kite enthusiasts of all ages. Bring a kite and join the fun. At 2 p.m. both days, there will be a Candy Drop for kids of all ages.
Gem and Mineral Show
ADSO will host The Playground Gem and Mineral Society's Gem and Mineral Show from April 5-15. The reception will be from 6-8 p.m. April 8 at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. The show will highlight the activities of the club, as well as some of the wonders of nature. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public.
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's kick off concert for the 21st annual Concerts in the Village is at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Dugas Pvilions in the Mattie kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. ABBAFAB, a tribute to ABBA, will have you dancing and singing along to the sensational sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s. tickets are $25/adult; $20 MKAF members; free for children (12 and under). Purchase tickets at the gate or www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a drama/fantasy, at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Directed toward a mature audience.
Photography/Digital Arts Exhibition
Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's 17th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show will be from 6-8 p.m. April 22, from 6 pm to 8 pm. at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. The show begins April 19 and runs through May 20. Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public.
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.