UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning April 13)
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ADSO window display
During April, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of artist and teacher Helen Harris, who will display her works in encaustic, acrylic, and oil. Display will be in the studio windows at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach.
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 Return from 7-9 p.m. April 13 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• April 20: Folsom Prison Gang
• April 27: Satisfaction
• May 4: JP Soars & The Red Hots
• May 11: Josh Garrett
• May 18: Forrest Williams
Exhibit at Destin Library
The Destin Library will showcase the work of local artist Kristina Montvidas Kutkus through May 13. The exhibit, A Retrospective of Art, will highlight the artist’s range of work from oil on canvas to photo-linen paintings.
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Larry Mangum at 7 p.m. April 14 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.
• April 21: Lis & Lon Williamson
• April 28: Lucky Mud
• May 5: Frank Lindamood
• May 12: Brian Smalley
• May 19: Lucky Mud
• May 26: Elaine Mahon
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.
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.
• May 17: Locke, drama
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 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.
Piano Duo Recital
Choctaw Bay Music Clubs' 25th Annual Stars and Stripes Piano Duo Recital wilil be held from 3-4 p.m. April 24 in the Tyler Recital Hall at the NWFSC Performing Arts Center in Niceville. This year's focus is on American Music and Composers. Performers include Carolyn Schalatter, Loretta Hake, Annie Roper, Dr. Theresa McRee, Ingrid Roberts, Sarah Dieterich, Tiffany Kostelny and Melissa Kibler. Free and open to all ages. Call 231-3199 or visit www.ChoctawBayMusicClub.org for more information.
Anna Moo concert
The Destin Library will present a free concert with Anna Moo at 3 p.m. June 14 in the library’s Calhoun Room. The concert is in conjunction with this summers’ Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set … READ! Pre-registrations are required and will be available beginning May 27. Call at 837-8572.
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.