ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT May 4 - 11
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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.
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.
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 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 first Friday of every month and 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 will 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 three-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.
ADSO window display
During May, The Arts and Design Society presents the works Art Orr, who will display oil and acrylic paintings, colored pencil drawings and birdhouse sculptures, the latter including mixed media involving wood, sand and oil paint. Display will be in the studio windows at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach.
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.
Whole Foods celebrates mothers
Whole Foods Market is celebrating Mother’s Day one day early with an in-store celebration for the whole family, but especially for the special ladies of the weekend, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7. Shoppers can decorate a heart-shaped cookie cake ($11) and create hand-drawn Mother’s Day cards. Activities recommended for children ages 5 and up. Ladies will also be treated to complimentary mimosas and the store is also offering complimentary floral wrapping.
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.