UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning May 4)
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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with JP Soars & The Red Hots from 7-9 p.m. May 4 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• May 11: Josh Garrett
• May 18: Forrest Williams
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Frank Lindamood at 7 p.m. May 5 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.
• May 12: Brian Smalley
• May 19: Lucky Mud
• May 26: Elaine Mahon
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy the music of The House Rockers at the 21st annual Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site. Admission is $12/adults; children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.
• May 12: Moos Bros.
ە May 19: Emerald Gold
• May 26: Supernatural
• June 2: Lava Lamp
• June 9: Faithfully: Journey Tribute Band
• June 16: The Joe Band
• June 23: The Maxx
• June 30: Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert
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.
Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
Grab your friends for the annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 5-6 on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. With a pub crawl pass enjoy exclusive drink specials all night long at all the festive stops.
The Fort Walton Beach Art Walk is held the 1st Friday of every month beginning in March and ending in November. It features local arts in all sorts of mediums. There is something for everyone from an array of local art, jewelry and many other handmade creations.
Act4Murder ill perform the World Premier of "Murder Without a Club" at 7 p.m. May 6 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Seating is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a 3-course meal, show, tax and gratuity. Make reservations at www.act4murder.com where V.I.P. packages and gift certificates are also available. For more information call 862-2885.
• May 12: Peace, Love ... and Murder at 6:30 p.m. at Twisted Grape, 1193 Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. Seating at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45.
• May 26: Redneck Rivalry at 7 p.m. at The Dinner Table, 385 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Seating 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.
Kids Eat Free
Come any night or every night to IHOP from 4-10 p.m. through May 6 and get any kids’ meal free with the purchase of any adult entrée.
Chris Janson Concert
The evening begins with Beer and BBQ at 4 p.m. May 12 in Bayview Plaza at Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=eccc.
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.
Starving Artists Sale
The Arts and Design Society’s Second Annual Starving Artists Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. ADSO artists will sell their art and/or new or gently-used artists materials or books that they no longer need.
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.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, "Locke," a drama, at 3 p.m. May 17 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Directed toward a mature audience.
• June 21: A Most Wanted Man, crime, drama, thriller
Little Black Dress Party
The Seventh Annual Little Black Dress Party, A Night at the Opera, will be May 21 at the Sandestin Beach Resort. The event will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and live entertainment. Tickets and sponsorships are available.
Sinfonia Goes Pops
The Alys Foundation welcomes back Sinfonia Gulf Coast for the sixth annual concert under the palms at 7:30 p.m. May 29 in the Amphitheatre. The concert is family friendly and free to the community and will feature patriotic medleys, movie soundtracks, light classics, and more. The concert ends with a “Stars & Stripes” fireworks finale. Food vendors and cash bar will be available. Bring low back chairs for comfortable seating.
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.
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.