UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning June 8)
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Act4Murder presents "A Vacation to Die For" at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Price is $40/person. Make reservations at www.act4murder.com or call 862-2885.
• June 15: Bedlam in Cabin B
• June 22: Bebopped at the Sock Hop
• June 29: Murder by Merlot
• July 6: A Condo to Kill For
• July 13: Bedlam in Cabin B
• July 20: Bebopped at the Sock Hop
• July 27: Murder Without a Clue
• Aug. 3: Redneck Rivalry
• Aug. 10: Pirates, Lies, and Mail-Order Brides
• Aug. 17: Murder Without a Clue
• Aug. 24: A Vacation to Die For
• Aug. 31: A Condo to Kill For
• Sept. 2: Murder by Merlot
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Big Al and the Heavyweights from 7-9 p.m. June 8 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• June 15: Stephen Simmons
• June 22: Bucktown Allstars
• June 29: Boukou Groove
Red, White and Blue Celebration
The celebration at 7 p.m. June 9 at HarborWalk Village highlights the efforts of those who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment with The Village Belles, free kid's crafts, face painting, a vintage WWII flyover, a fireworks show over the harbor and fire dancing with Just Add Fire at 9 p.m. Held. every Thursday
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy the music of Faithfully: Journey Tribute Band at the 21st annual Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. June 9 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.
• June 16: The Joe Band
• June 23: The Maxx
• June 30: Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert
Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's show "Just Say It!,” the ADSO Members' Calendar Show, is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. June 10 at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. The show runs through July 1. Gallery hours are 12-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 pm, Saturday. Admission is free.
Concerts at The Landing
Bring a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy a free concert with Jones & Company at 6 p.m. June 10 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.
• June 17 Bouku Groove
• June 24 Three Bean Soup
• July 1 Shades of Blue
• July 8 3HG
• July 15 New Earth Army
LuLu's anniversary Bay Bash
LuLu’s in Destin's celebrates its First Anniversary Party Bay Bash from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 11. The family day will be filled with non-stop fun, food, kid’s activities, and back-to-back live music out on the sandy beach along the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Comedy Improv Show
The audience gives suggestions and the Emerald Coast Theatre Company makes up the plot, scenes, and characters at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays through Aug. 12 in the Bart Rockett Theater in HarborWalk Village. Adults/$20 and children/$15. Purchase tickets at www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org or 687-1637.
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with Kevin Sport from 7-9 p.m. June 11 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
• June 18: The Wide Open
• June 25: Dana Pointe Band
• July 9: Déjà vu
• July 16: Kickstand Jenny
• July 23: Heritage
• July 30: Flash Flood
• Aug. 6: Continuum
• Aug. 13: The Wide Open
• Aug. 20: The Rips
• Aug. 27: The Springs
Watch the free movie " Inside Out" at 8 p.m. June 12 under the stars on the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf.
• June 19: Minions
• June 26: Rango
• July 3: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
• July 10: Paddington
• July 17: Frozen
• July 24: Brave
• July 31: The Incredibles
• Aug. 7: Cars
• Aug. 14: Wall-E
Fat Tuesday Parade
Who wants some beads?! Join in Fat Tuesday as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy” on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. It’s one Pardi in Paradise where you can enjoy dazzling floats, beads and lots of swag during a free parade through HarborWalk Village.
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.
Say aloha at the Sandestin Luau from 6-8:30 p.m. June 28 and Tuesdays in July and August at the Baytowne Marina. Enjoy Hawaiian cuisine, live music, a bonfire, limbo, magic show, face painting, bounce house, parrot meet and greet, other kids activities and much more. Cap off the evening with a fireworks display over the Choctawhatchee Bay. For tickets and reservations, visit https://eventgrid.com/Events/19011/2016-sandestin-luau.
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.
Summer at Baytowne
In addition to free concerts and movies, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin also offers free events on three other nights in the Events Plaza.
• Hydro Flight Monday: Enjoy three shows over the lagoon by fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. through Aug. 13.
• Boomin' Tuesday: Enjoy lawn games, inflatables, and kids activities from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 11 with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
• Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 13.
Nighttime Educational Beach Walks
Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays through November. Limited to 20 people, ages 6 and older, per walk. The walks are free and include a 30-minute orientation. Reservations are required and may be made at 865-0868 or ECTurtleWatch@gmail.com.
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.
ADSO window display
During June, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of Robert “Reg” Moore, who will display acrylic paintings and graphite drawings, in the studio windows at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach.
The Fort Walton Beach Art Walk is held the 1st Friday of every month until 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.
Cruise local waters aboard the SOLARIS yacht, docked at Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and enjoy a Father's Day Lunch Cruise from 12-2:30 p.m. June 19. Cost $58/adults, $35/kids, $18/under 3. Visit www.SunQuestCruises.com for information and to make reservations or call 650-2519.
• Fourth of July Cruise, 6-9:30 p.m. July 4. Cost $90/adults, $45/kids, $25/under 3.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, "A Most Wanted Man," crime, drama, thriller, at 3 p.m. June 21 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Directed toward a mature audience.
Fourth Celebration/Bike Parade/Concert
The City of Destin will host its Annual Family Independence Day Celebration & Bike Parade from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. The event welcomes the entire family with fun activities for children of all ages. The Bike Parade will start the celebration at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under are asked to decorate their bike, scooter or wagon patriotically. Awards will be given for different categories and ages. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. next to the informational tent. Following the parade will be live music by local artist Chuck Lawson, games, moonwalks, face painting, and much more. Bring your chair, blanket and snacks. Sorry, no pets allowed. Call 650-1241 or email email@example.com.
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.