UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning Nov. 9)
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
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Walkabout fundraiser to support MKAF
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its fourth annual Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s cultural arts and arts education initiatives from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the East Bar and Courtyard. Michael J Thomas and Jones and Company will perform. Patrons can enter a charity raffle to win vacation packages around the country. Tickets are $50/person or $40/MKAF members and available at www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org. All proceeds will fund MKAF’s dual mission of presenting cultural events and arts education outreach initiatives serving populations of children and families, including those with special needs and local wounded warriors.
Lip Sync Battle
The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents the second annual Lip Sync Battle, a non-singing competition that invites everyone to be a star, Nov. 10 at the new ECTC theater space, 560 Grand Boulevard. Local celebrity judges, Steve Barber, Cory Davis, Zandra Wolfgram and Chelsea Nightly, will pick the best of the best. The evening will be complete with a cash bar, music, dance and fun. Those performers who bring the biggest crew will rack up audience participation points by voting with dollars. Participant rules and registration can be found at ecbattle.com and general admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. More information can be found at emeraldcoasttheatre.org or call 684-0323.
ADSO window display
During November, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of award-winning artist Marcy Eady, who turns out remarkable works in clay, in acrylic, and in portraits, all usually impressionistic. See the art in the studio windows at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach.
9 to 5 the Musical
Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents its final show of the season Nov. 11-13 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium on Miracle Strip Parkway. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For information on productions and ticket sales, call 243-1101 or visit www.stagecraftersfwb.com/.
Jerry Seinfield on stage
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will perform his signature stand-up routine at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org or at 729-6000. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
The first ever Symphony Sunday concert will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC in Niceville. The “Music, Movement & the Royal Instrument” matinee concert premieres a new original composition by music professor and composer Dr. Jeremy Ribando, commissioned to celebrate the NFSO’s 30th anniversary.
The new ballet will feature dancers from the college’s dance program accompanied by the orchestra. The concert also includes Saint Saëns Organ Symphony played by music professor Lois Henry.
Arts and Crafts Christmas Market
The Arts & Design Society's members host their annual Arts and Crafts Christmas Market from Nov. 14 through Dec. 17 at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. An assortment of gifts, including jewelry, paintings, clay works, decorations, photographs, and note cards, are all created by the members. Visit http://artsdesignsociety.org. or call 244-1271.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie drama, "One True Thing," at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Directed toward a mature audience.
Pastel Society Exhibition
The Pastel Society of North Florida will have their National Juried Exhibition through Nov. 18 at the Mattie Kelly Fine Art Galleries at NWFSC.
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents the 37th annual production of The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. This season's production also includes the debut of the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott. Box office priced tickets are $38/adults and $18/children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at http://nfballet.org/
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.
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.