ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 10
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Winter Concerts at Market Shops
The Market Shops at Sandestin presents the Winter Concert Series on the lawn with Michael J Thomas from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 13. Bring chairs and blan-kets. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the cov-ered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops.
• Jan. 20: David Seering
• Jan. 27: The Graytones
• Feb. 3: Donnie Sundal
• Feb. 10: Ron Adams
• Feb. 17: Chuck Lawson
• Feb. 24: Chris Alvarado
The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival takes place Jan. 12-15 along scenic Highway 30A. Main stage performances by Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack will be held in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center. Event will feature 175 song-writers and more than 225 performances at more than 25 venues in south Walton County. Weekend passes can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office in Santa Rosa Beach, the Foster Gallery in Grand Boule-vard and at Central Square Records in Seaside.
ADSO Members' Art Show
Through Feb. 2, the Arts and Design Society hosts an exhibition of its members' work, including all media and all subjects, a chance for members to show off their favorite works. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The gallery is at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.
Winter Guest Concert Series
All guests and locals are invited to shake off the winter chills with free live music on HarborWalk Vil-lage’s main stage from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14 with The Good Lookings.
• Jan. 21: Boukou Groove
• Jan. 28: Flash Flood
• Feb. 4: TBD
• Feb. 11: David Hall Due
• Feb. 18: Bobby D Duo
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” biography/drama/history, at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public; directed toward a mature audience.
Movie is an extraordinary true story of terror and heroism about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo that helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Friday Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus Emerald Coast Council will have a fish fry dinner from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Corpus Christi Church, 307 Beach Drive in Destin. Plates will include fish, cheese grits, French fries, baked beans, coleslaw and desserts. Cost is $10/adults and $4.50/children. All proceeds will go to local charities and community service programs in the Destin area. For more information, call 598-5655.
Journey and Foreigner Tributes
Departure: A Tribute to Journey plus special guest Head Games: A Tribute to Foreigner will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Club L.A. Destin, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. Ages 16+ welcome with ID. Reserved seats and general admission tickets are available at RockDes-tin.com.
Country music star Travis Tritt will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola. Tickets are $59.95, $49.95 and $39.95 plus applicable service charge and are on sale at the Saenger Theatre box office, at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmas-ter.com.
A Wine Tasting to benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance will be held from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Twisted Grape, 1193 B Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. This annual event offers wine and food by The Twisted Grape, live entertainment and drawings for chances to win tickets to upcoming events. Live enter-tainment will include Fort Walton Beach High School Drama Club, Emerald Coast Barbershop Singers and Emerald Coast Pipes and Drums. Drawings will include tickets to upcoming events at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Emerald Coast Theatre Company and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are $25/one or $45/two and includes five wine tastings and food. Tickets can be purchased at www.okaloosaarts.org, email email@example.com or call 499-8335.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida will host its annual Kabuki Celebrity Chef Cook-Off presented by Arby’s Jan. 25 at Osaka Japanese Steak House in Destin.
Kabuki is a Japanese word meaning theater. Guests can expect a night of theatrics featuring local celebrities who will be cooking for guests, cocktails, and a silent auction. Each chef will dress in a theme of choice for the evening and show off their skills at hibachi tables while entertaining guests.
It will be a night filled with fun, food, friends, Japanese noodles, and theatrics, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. Individual tickets are not currently for sale.
Classical Connections Concerts
The Classical Connections series presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast features SYBARITE5 string quintet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person. To purchase tickets, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 460-8800.
• March 3: Violinist Corinne Stillwell
Gumbo Contest/Silent Auction
The 12th annual Destin Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction to benefit the Destin History and Fishing Museum will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Destin Community Center. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
ADSO window display
During Jan., The Arts and Design Society pre-sents the work of award-winning Wally Ratcliffe who works in acrylic, watercolor, and collage. Additional information about these works is avail-able in the Art Center office. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m.Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.
The Destin Library will showcase the work of local artist Charlotte Parrish during the month of February. Her exhibit will feature a variety of work including paintings and small table sculptures.
Charlotte Caudill Parrish has been an artist nearly all her life. Born and raised in Frankfort, Ky., she studied at the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, the London School of Fine Art and Florida State University where she received a master’s de-gree.
Parrish’s artistic style can be described as Contemporary Representational Expressionism. She works in wood, mixed media, oil, acrylic and crystal. Her subject matter includes landscapes, flowers, equine art, abstracts and Christian themed pieces.
The artist’s work may be viewed by appointment in her studio/gallery in Hammock Bay. The artist may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Cultural Series
Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown, will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Destin Library. Program is free and open to the public.
• Feb. 13: Harpist Katie Ott at 2 p.m.
Harpist Katie Ott will provide an enchanting afternoon of discussion about the history of the harp and its evolution from the Egyptian lyre into the modern instrument. Ott’s program will include demonstrations of special techniques and a mini recital of French and con-temporary music.
• March 21: Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher at 2 p.m.
Peter Fletcher is a classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs more than 100 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Cen-taur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed. Fletcher’s repertoire runs the gamut from the Renaissance Pe-riod through the 20th Century.
• April 17: Jazz Artist Cheryl Jones at noon
Dr. Cheryl Jones is Destin's "Music Diva.” Her many talents include mu-sician, pianist, vocalist, entertainer, composer, songwriter, music director and much more. She has led her award winning music group, Jones and Company, for more than 20 years. This program is an open air “Jazz on the Lawn” concert in conjunction with National Library Week and Jazz Appreciation month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the concert.
Call to Artists: Something Human Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their up-coming “Something Human” Show in which artwork, in any medium, will depict anything about the human figure. Cash awards. Turn in work from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 3 or 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5. Entry fee is $25/members, 2 pieces, and $35/non-members, 2 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/. The gallery is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.
Call to Artists: Beaux Arts Exhibition
The Arts and Design Society is inviting all artists to submit works for the 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by The Meridian at Westwood and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society. Registration is in the Atrium of The Meridian at Westwood, 1001 Mar Walt Drive in Fort Walton Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $25/members; $35/non-members, with a limit of two entries. Cash awards. The exhibition runs from Feb. 9-11 with a reception and silent auction on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Call 582-1329.
Mardi Gras Masquerade
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Enjoy a family evening at the Eighth An-nual Mardi Gras at Destin Commons from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9 with entertainment by Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters and an authentic Mardi Gras street brass band playing throughout the Center. Kids can cre-ate Mardi Gras accessories and face painting will give masquerade masks. Parade begins at 7 p.m. with more than 30 floats. Treasures, trinkets and beads will be thrown. To enter the parade, email email@example.com or call 337-8700.
Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local seafood, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; home-made pita, hummus, salsa’s, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.