ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Aug. 3 - 10
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Act4Murder presents “Redneck Rivalry” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and Pirates, Lies, and Mail-Order Brides Aug. 10 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.
Smooth Jazz and Jingle Bells
Tickets are on sale for “A Peter White Christmas,” the annual smooth jazz holiday show set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC in Niceville. All seats are reserved, with front section seating at $80 and general admission $40. Order online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org, Seabreeze.fm or call 729-6000.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Raquel Lily from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
LuLu’s Bay Bash Concerts
Come by boat, float, paddle or car and enjoy LuLu’s Bay Bash Weekend Concert Series featuring live entertainment from atop the Bay Bar. Lively music will spill out over LuLu’s white sandy beach and the Choctawhatchee Bay from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 5-7.
Red, White and Blue Celebration
The celebration at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 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.
Movies at the Landing
Grab your blankets and chairs and enjoy a fun night under the stars at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park for fun trivia and prizes. Movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starts at dark with concessions available for purchase. This is a free family event — bring the kids and your furry friends.
Public sky viewing
Henderson Beach State Park will host a public sky viewing from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Attendees must enter the park prior to 7:30 in order to attend. Volunteers from the NWF Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for safe viewing of the sun and stars for all ages.
Stage Crafters presents the wacky and hilarious Southern fried farce Lakebottom Proper Aug. 5-7 and 12-14 at Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway SW. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at PS Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, Bayou Books in Niceville, or www.stagecrafterstickets.com. Students pay $10 at the door.
Shades of Blue
Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society’s “Shades of Blue” will be from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition features works that are in shades of blue — no other color. The show runs through Aug. 26. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, call 244-1271 or visit artsdesignsociety.
The Fort Walton Beach Art Walk will be held Aug. 5 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.
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with Continuum from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 6 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
Dive-In Movie — New Location
Have a boat, Jet Ski, kayak, paddle board or pontoon? Then don’t miss the dive-in movie at sundown Aug. 6 on the water behind Legendary and LuLu's. The movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” will be shown on a big floating blow-up screen. For more information, call Legendary Marine at 337-8300.
Family Movie Night
Watch “Inside Out” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in Central Park in Uptown station in Fort Walton Beach. Feel free to bring blankets, chairs and cuddle up for a family friendly flick. Movies are always dependent on weather Check the Uptown Station Facebook page for the most current updates.
Watch the free movie “Cars” at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 under the stars on the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf.