ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 24
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Bubbly Baytowne includes free champagne and shopping from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 25 at Baytowne Wharf. Sip and shop through the village streets. Stop in various retail mer-chants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes. Event for 21 and up only.
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 Sin-foniaGulfCoast.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.
Winter Concerts at Market Shops
The Market Shops at Sandestin presents the Winter Concert Series on the lawn with The Graytones from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 27. Bring chairs and blankets. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops.
• Feb. 3: Donnie Sundal
• Feb. 10: Ron Adams
• Feb. 17: Chuck Lawson
• Feb. 24: Chris Alvarado
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. 28 with Flash Flood.
• Feb. 4: The Village Belles
• Feb. 11: David Hall Due
• Feb. 18: Bobby D Duo
Sinfornia Gulf Coast Recruitment
Sinfonia Gulf Coast will hold a volunteer recruitment for its new annual fundraising event, Crescendo! (formerly Wine Women and Shoes), from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30 at its office, 36468 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 11102 in Destin. The sign-up sheets for a range of volunteer duties will be completed for all volunteer roles “front of house” and “behind the scenes” including set up/break down, check-in, greeting, soliciting silent and live auction items, fashion show models, assisting vendors and more. Light bites and wine will be served. Call 460-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 Uni-versity 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 Repre-sentational 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 email@example.com.
ADSO window display
During February, The Arts and Design Society presents the work of the students of award-winning clay artist and instructor Marcy Eady. The display includes examples from students in her Mon-day Evening Adult Clay Class and her Children’s Art Class. 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.
Rosemary Beach Foundation hosts the 13th Annual Rosemary Beach Girls Getaway on Super Bowl Weekend, Feb. 1-4. Festivities include songwriters’ concert, art class, interior designer’s talk, Rosemary Bingo, dinner/dance at La Cocina and more. Tickets are $195 and $205 after Jan. 21. Art supply fee is $50. Visit www.rbfgirlsgetaway.com for additional information.
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. The gallery is at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.
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 contemporary 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 Centaur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed. Fletcher’s repertoire runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.
• April 17: Jazz Artist Cheryl Jones at noon
Dr. Cheryl Jones is Destin's "Music Diva.” Her many talents include musician, 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 upcoming “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. 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.
The Arts and Design Society hosts “Something Human” show featuring works, in any medium, depicting anything about the human figure, from Feb. 6-16 at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. Call 244-1271.
Birds of Paradise
The Krewe De Lu Roux presents the Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8 at LuLu’s in Destin. Buffet and open bar with music by Hotwire. Attire is Island Elegance. Purchase tickets at www.lulubuffett.com. LuLu’s is at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina.
Beaux Arts Exhibition
The 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by the Meridian at Westwood and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 10; and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 11 at 1001 Mar Walt Drive in Fort Walton Beach. A reception and silent art auction will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sun-day. Call 582-1329.
Mardi Gras Masquerade
Enjoy a family evening at the Eighth Annual 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 mas-querade masks. Parade begins at 7 p.m. with more than 30 floats. Treasures, trinkets and beads will be thrown. To enter the pa-rade, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 337-8700.
Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Join in a pub crawl at HarborWalk Village and the Destin harbor be-ginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Wear your best Mardi Gras outfit and prepare for the weekend’s events. Enjoy drink specials at each stop and Let the Good Times Roll. Cost is $10 benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Mardi Gras Parade
Beads, beads and more beads on the Destin harbor during the 10th annual Mardi Gras Parade at HarborWalk Village from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 10. The Good Times Roll with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street perform-ers, and live music. Event is free.
Mardi Gras Dog Parade
The theme for the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Baytowne Wharf is Bone Appetit and begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Register at http://www.baytownewharf.com/files/pdfs/2018dogparaderegistrationform.pdf.
Fat Tuesday Celebration/Mardi PAWS
Celebrate Mardi Gras and revel in the fun at HarborWalk Village from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 13. Enjoy free red beans and rice and watch the Second Annual Mardi PAWS Costume Contest where you can show off your pets decked out in purple, green and gold on the main stage. Judges will award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Contest entry is $10 donation for Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Fat Tuesday Parade
Let your hair down and laissez les bon temps rouler at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Baytowne Wharf with the 16th annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade. Unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets. Dress in your Mardi Gras best and shower parade goers with a barrage of beads, moon-pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, "throws" tossed from balconies and parties at various village merchants.
Valentine’s Dinner Cruise
Cruise in the moonlight on sparkling waters from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 aboard the Solaris yacht, docked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Evening includes special dinner and dancing to live entertainment. Reservations required at www.SunQuestCruises.com or 650-2519.
The 29th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival begins with the Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Baytowne Wharf. The main event sampling begins at noon Feb. 17 where you vote for the “People’s Choice.” Celebrity judges will name the "Area's Best." Gulf Coast Restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children's activities. Event is rain or shine. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.sandestingumbofestival.com/.
An Evening with Ehren Jordan
The 2018 30A Wine Festival kicks off with an intimate dinner from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21 in Fonville Park in Alys Beach and features Winemaker Ehren Jordan of Failla Wines and Day Zinfandel. The four-course meal will be prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak with select wine pairings from Failla Wines. Tickets are $265 per person and available at https://www.30awinefestival.com/
Pins & Pancakes
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Destin Chamber of Commerce 2018 Destin Forward Class will host Pins & Pancakes, a morning full of bowling, pancakes and fundraising, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Destin Commons. Corporate Lane Sponsorships are $250 and include a breakfast buffet for six people, bowling for two hours and shoe rental. There will also be a silent auction so bring cash or credit cards. Email email@example.com, for a lane today. Only 16 available. Money raised will assist the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation with the beautification effort of the Cultural Arts Village.
Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off
The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off will delight taste buds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at HarborWalk Village. A day of spiced and spirited competition as chefs from near and far don their aprons for the title of Best Chili, plus fun and live music. Proceeds benefit ARC of the Emerald Coast.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• March 14: Boukou Groove
• March 21: Luke Langford & The 331 Band
• March 28: Forrest Williams Band
Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local sea-food, 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 Sea-scape 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.