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Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Chris Alvarado from 7-9 p.m. March 22 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• March 29: Forrest Williams

• April 5: Blues Brothers

• April 12: Departure, A Journey Tribute

• April 19: Satisfaction, A Rolling Stones Tribute

•April 26: Shadow of the King, Elvis Tribute

Fine Arts Recitals

The Fine and Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College presents a series of free vocal and instrumental recitals featuring NWFSC students who are selected to perform by college faculty. Spring Recitals are scheduled at 3 p.m. March 24, April 7 and April 21, with an Honors Recital April 28, in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Free seating is on a first come basis with no ticket required. For information, call 729-5362.

Paint and Sip

Award winning artist Pat Roberts will teach her “Beach Buildings” from 7-9 p.m. March 24 at HH Arts, 100 Beal Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $35, with all supplies in-cluded. Bring your choice of sip. Reservations and payment will be due by Feb. 22 at 218-2155.

Bugs Bunny and Sinfonia

“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs their original Carl Stalling scores live. The concert will be performed at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Tickets are $45 for preferred (floor) seating and $29.50 for balcony. Students (up to age 18) are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 460-8800.

Art and Yard Sale

The Arts and Design Society’s Anything Goes Art and Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. ADSO artists will be sell-ing not only their art but also typical yard sale items, to support the development of their newly-expanded courtyard into a venue suitable for classes and other func-tions.

Sunday Cinema

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “A Bug's Life” at 7:15 p.m. March 26 on the Events Plaza Lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

• April 2: Up

Spring Concerts at Market Shops

Chuck Lawson will perform from 1-3 p.m. March 26 at The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Bring a chair and blanket. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux.

• April 2: Fuzion

• April 9: Luke Langford & 331 South Band

• April 16: Donnie Sundal

• April 23: Chris Alvarado

• April 30: The Wildlife Special

Baytowne LIVE/Spring Break

Enjoy the musical stylings of local artists from 7-10 p.m. on the Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa. Concerts are free and open to the public.

• Stevie Hall: March 25, 28, April 1, 4, 8, 11, 15

• Bryan Bludworth: March 24, 31, April 7, 14


The REP presents a free updated, fast paced version of the classic tale that follows the little puppet Pinocchio on his adventures to becoming a real boy. Shows are at 6 p.m. Mondays through April 17 at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Children’s Theatre

Join Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, and Lancelot in The Tales of King Arthur at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through April 12 in North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome.

Teen Night 2017

Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill in Destin holds Teen Night for ages 14-17 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday and Friday through April 14. Teens can dance the night away in a fully supervised environment. Parents are welcome to view the fun from the lounge overlooking the deck. Cost is $15/general admission and $10 additional for VIP Package which includes special VIP area, non-alcoholic champagne, free 32 oz. Fud Bucket, Unlimited Coca Cola products, glow jewelry and more. Call 654-4200.

Baytowne Wharf

In addition to free concerts and movies, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin also offers free events on other nights in the Events Plaza.

‒ Hydro Flight Monday: Enjoy three shows over the lagoon by fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. through April 3.

‒ Boomin' Tuesday: Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 6-8:30 p.m. March 21 through April 15 with fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

‒ Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs at 7 and 8 p.m. March 23 through April 6 on the Events Plaza Stage.

Schola Cantorum in concert

“Forever Music," a free concert featuring the NWFSC vocal ensembl, Schola Cantorum, will be presented at 7 p.m. March 27 at Christ the King Epis-copal Church in Santa Rosa Beach; 7 p.m. March 29 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shali-mar; 7 p.m. April 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Crestview; and 6:45 p.m. April 5 at St. Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach.

The Stoked Show

Hypnotic comedy, hilarious impersonations and toe-tapping sing-along hits with audience participation can be seen at 2 and 8 p.m. through May 28, Wednesdays through Saturdays, at the Bart Rockett Theater at HarborWalk Village. Show is free.


Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several tele-scopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies, as well as answer questions about the night sky, from 4-9:30 p.m. March 31 at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. In addition, the club will set up their solar telescopes for safe viewing of the sun starting at 4 p.m. All ages are invited. The park gates will close at sunset, and attendees must arrive at the park prior to sunset. If bringing a flashlight, it is recommended that it is covered with a red lens. This event is weather permitting.

Retro Time Warp

The Arts and Design Society will host its “Retro Time Warp” Show, featuring works in any medium reflective of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, through March 31 at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. March 10. For more information, call 244-1271 or visit http://www.artsdesignsociety.org.

HH Arts Artist of the Month

During March HH Arts will highlight the works of Janette Thomas who works in acrylic and collage. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 17 at 100 Beal Parkway SW in Fort Walton Beach.

Library art exhibit

The Destin Library will showcase the work of local artists Pat Roberts and Dorothy Eden during the month of March. Their works span acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. For further information, call 837-8572.

ADSO window display

During March, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of Carolyn Williams, who works in watercolors and acrylics, and creative things with shells and wine glasses. The window art is available for viewing 24/7 at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

Vettes at the Village

Vroom, vroom Vettes at the Village returns to the Village of Baytowne Wharf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 in the Events Plaza. Be a part of the show and vote for your favorite style and model.

Call to photographers

The Arts and Design Society is calling all photographers to participate in their upcom-ing competition, "The 18th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show," open to all interested photogra-phers. Turn in work Saturday, April 1 or Monday, April 3. Entry fee: ADSO Members, $25/2 pieces; non-members, $35/2 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/. The gallery is at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.

Northwest Florida Ballet

The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) presents From Russia With Love: A Celebration of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2:30 p.m. April 2 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The production pays tribute to the iconic Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo company and features live musical ac-companiment by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra, led by David Ott. Tickets are $38/adults and $18/children 12 and under. NFB's Education and Out-reach services will perform for area school children and special needs groups on March 31 at 10 a.m. Visit http://nfballet.org/product-category/tickets/ for tickets.

Cooking with the Chef

Enjoy an afternoon of interactive cooking and lunch with Chef Jimmy McManus at noon April 4 in the HarborView Room at Emerald Grande. Learn the secret behind cooking Blackened Cobia Corn Maque Choux. Cost is $25/person with a complimentary glass of wine. For reservations, call 424-0622.

• May 2: Grilled Chicken Pesto, Creamy Mushroom Risotto

MKAF concert

Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic and wine or purchase dinner prepared fresh onsite when Jersey performs a live tribute concert to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at 7 p.m. April 8 in the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Bottled water and soft drinks are available to purchase on-site. Tickets are $25/general admission and $20/MKAF members. Children 12 and under are free. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Purchase tickets online at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org.

‘80s Rewind Dance Party

Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is throwing a big-haired dance party, ‘80s style, at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in ECTC’s performing space, Upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Scrunchies and bolo ties are optional, but best dressed will win for the “Most Choice” outfit. Shenanigans Show Band will perform. Tickets are $25/advance and $30/door. Proceeds from ticket sales, cash bar and silent auction will benefit Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s educational and professional programs. Purchase tickets at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

Easter Explosion

Bounce on over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an Easter Explosion from 12-3 p.m. April 15. Enjoy a day filled with free family friendly enter-tainment, lawn games, face-painting, and an inflatable obstacle course. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Brunch/Visit

Enjoy an Easter Brunch overlooking the Destin harbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the HarborView Room. Call 424-0622 for reservations. Then hop on down to HarborWalk Village and visit with the Easter Bunny from 2-4 p.m. on the main stage.

Pop & Shop Concert Serie

Sip, shop and shimmy to the tunes of local musicians during the new concert series from 5-7 p.m. throughout the center at The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Continuum performs April 18.

May 2: Casey Kearney

May 9: Hugh Mitchell & The High Tide

May 16: Boukou Groove

May 23: Continuum

May 30: Kyle LaMonica

June 6: Casey Kearney

June 13: Kyle LaMonica

June 20: Hugh Mitchell & The High Tide

June 27: Luke Langford

July 4: The Graytones

July 11: Hugh Mitchell & The High Tide

July 18: Boukou Groove

July 25: Casey Kearney

Aug. 15: Boukou Groove

Musical Echoes

Musical Echoes Flute Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 21-23 at The Landing, 139 Brooks St. in Fort Walton Beach. Celebrate Native American culture, art, and music. Admission is free. This is a non-alcoholic event for the entire family.

Spring Concert

The Madrigal Singers and Belle Voci vocal ensembles of Northwest Florida State College will present their Spring Con-cert at 2 p.m. April 23 in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the college's Niceville Campus. The event is free.

Bubbly Baytowne

An evening of champagne, live music from Kyle Lamonica, and shopping begins at 5 p.m. April 27 at the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza. The event is free and for 21 and up only. The Village will be open to the public during this event. Other evening May 18 with music of Scott Rockwood.

Digital Graffiti Festival 2017

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, a projection art festival on Scenic Highway 30A, will be held from May 19-21. Twenty finalists along with three artist-in-residence participants from four countries will gather to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000. Purchase tickets at http://www.digitalgraffiti.com/tickets/

Art presentation

“The Art of George Rodrigue” presentation by Mrs. George (Wendy) Rodrigue will be at 6 p.m. May 25 in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wendy Rodrigue will also sign copies of her book, The Other Side of the Painting. Books will be available for purchase at the free event. A cash bar will be provided by Edward’s Fine Food And Wine until 6:15 p.m.

Sculpture Exhibition

Opening, Wine Reception and Unveiling takes place at 4 p.m. May 26 in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall Courtyard. Reception provided by Restaurant Paradis. Meet some of the artists and enjoy a self-guided tour of the exhibition.

Sinfonia Goes Pops

Enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. May 28. Food and bev-erage available for purchase. Free and open to the public.

Paddle at the Porch

The 6th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 19, in the Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Packet Pick Up Party at The Back Porch Aug. 18. Register at pad-dleguru.com/races/6thAnnualPaddleatthePorch.

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.