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The Destin Log

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Act4Murder presents "Murder by Merlot" at 7:30 p.m. June 29 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.

• 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 Boukou Groove from 7-9 p.m. June 29 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• July 6: Betty Fox Band

• July 13: Continuum

• July 20: Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

• July 27: Logan Brill

• Aug. 3: Raquel Lily

• Aug. 10: Forrest Williams

• Aug. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet

• Aug. 24: Boukou Grrove

• Aug. 31: Chris Alvarado

Red, White and Blue Celebration

The celebration at 7 p.m. June 30 at HarborWalk Village highlights the efforts of those who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment with The Deja Vu Band, face painting, WWII vintage North American T-6 Texan airshow, free kid's crafts 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 Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert at the last Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. June 30 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.

Calendar Show

The Arts and Design Society's show "Just Say It!,” the ADSO Members' Calendar Show, runs through July 1 at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Gallery hours are 12-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 pm, Saturday. Admission is free.

Art Walk

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.

Concerts at The Landing

Bring a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy a free concert with Shades of Blue at 6 p.m. July 1 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.

• July 8 3HG

• July 15 New Earth Army

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 Déjà vu from 7-9 p.m. July 9 on the HarborWalk Village stage.

• 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

Sunday Cinema

Watch the free movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at 8 p.m. July 3 under the stars on the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf.

• July 10: Paddington

• July 17: Frozen

• July 24: Brave

• July 31: The Incredibles

• Aug. 7: Cars

• Aug. 14: Wall-E

Sandestin Luau

Say aloha at the Sandestin Luau from 6-8:30 p.m. 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.

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 beginning at 8:30 p.m.

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.

SunQuest Cruises

Cruise local waters aboard the SOLARIS yacht, docked at Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and enjoy a Fourth of July Cruise from 6-9:30 p.m. July 4. Cost $90/adults, $45/kids. Visit www.SunQuestCruises.com for information and to make reservations or call 650-2519.

Small Show

Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's "Small Show" will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 15 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street in fort Walton Beach. The show begins July 7 and runs through July 29. Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free.

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.