ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT March 11
Alys Beach Spring Reels
Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy the film " Inside Out" under the stars at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Henry’s Pizza Truck will be available for food and beverage. Free and open to the public.
• March 18: Finding Dory
• March 25: The Lorax
• April 1: Moana
• April 8: Alice in Wonderland
Northwest Florida State College will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. March 11-14 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s Sprint Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 850-729-6000 or online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Boukou Groove at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.
March 18: The Shakedown
March 25: Forrest Williams Band
April 1: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
April 8: TBA
April 15: Tusk
April 22: TBA
April 29: Satisfaction
May 6: The Good Lookings
May 13: Casey Kearney
May 20: The Blenders
May 27: Chris Alvarado
Enjoy an evening full of free champagne and shopping as you Sip and Shop through the Village of Baytowne streets from 5-6 p.m. March 12. This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public.
Alys Beach Spring Concerts
Bring a blanket or chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheater and enjoy the night with The Pickled Peppers from 6-8 p.m. March 12. Food and beverage available for purchase at Henry’s Pizza Truck.
• March 19: Lucky Strike Retros
• March 26: The Scratchtones
• April 2: Luke Langford Band
A songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, Andrew Duhon performs at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at The REP. Tickets are $30 and $24 for REP Members at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ltr.
• My One And Only:: Kassie and Benjamin meld old-school country, singer-songwriter, and alternative folk-rock into a sound that can only be described as “Southern-Soul and Curious-Grit” at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at The REP. Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members.
Sofia Talvik: A rare artist with a voice comparable to giants like Joni Mitchell performs at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at The REP. Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Stage Crafters presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” March 13-15 and 20-22 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 109 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Fridays and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and only available online at www.StageCraftersFWB.com
or in the lobby before the show (students pay $15 at the door only).
President’s Speaker Series
Dale Berra, the son of Yogi Berra, is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1977 to 1987. However, cocaine slowly took Dale’s promising career away, and it could have taken his life if it wasn’t for his father’s love. He will share his story of overcoming adversity to reach his personal goals at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. March 13. The speaker’s series are free, but seating is limited.
St. Patty’s Day Bash
Corpus Christi Catholic Church is again planning an evening to celebrate St. Patty's Day with good food, great entertainment, fun music, and a sing-along from 5:30-9 p.m. March 14 at the church, 307 Beach Drive in Destin.
Part of the proceeds will assist the church’s support of the homeless in Destin, as well as other community projects. A traditional Irish dinner of corn beef, cabbage, potatoes, vegetables, salad and dessert will be the fare for the evening. Beverages, including wine and beer, are covered in the price of the dinner, which is $15/person. The Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance will provide entertainment. Tickets are required. Call 654-5422 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays to purchase tickets.
St. Paddy's Day Family Party
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at HarborWalk Village from 12-3 p.m. March 15 featuring a live performance from the Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance, kid’s crafts and a leprechaun treasure hunt. Register for a Pup of the Irish pet costume contest at 2 p.m. Cost of registration is $5 toward a featured charity or a bag of dry dog food. On-site parking is $10.
Silent Disco Party
Dance to your own beat during your spring break vacation with a silent disco experience at 7 p.m. every Monday from March 16 through April 6 in front of the Main Stage at HarborWalk Village. Featuring DJ Chubby & DJ/VJ Doc Roc with headphones provided, this is a family event. On-site parking is $10.
St. Patty’s Day Delight – Paint the Village Green
Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 6-9 p.m. March 17 with Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance and live music from The Blenders.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library continues their Independent Film Series with "The Public" at 2 p.m. March 17. These movies are free to the public and you are welcome to bring light refreshments.
In “The Public” (2019), written and directed by Emilio Estevez, an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Estevez also stars in the movie along with Alec Baldwin and Taylor Schilling.
Women in Wine Dinner
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Beach Walk Café will host a Women in Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. March 18, featuring the wineries’ female vintners. Guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to start the evening then move to a five-course dinner. To see the full menu, visit www.beachwalkcafe.com. Reservations are required at 650-7100.
DIY Kids with Art Bus
Enjoy a free art experience during vacation with the Uniquelyclever mobile Art Bus, The Imagination Machine, at 4 p.m. March 18 and April 1. On-site parking is $10.
Art in the Park
Welcome to the 15th annual Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 at WaterColor Cerulean Park and Town Center. The open-air art festival lets visitors and locals spend the day exploring a wide spectrum of art, enjoying live music, socializing over a fun beverage and bite to eat, or just relaxing in the park.
Princesses & Pirates
Come dressed in your fairytale best to meet your favorite princesses and pirates at 4 p..m. March 25 and April 8 at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy free crafts, a pirate band and activities throughout the Village. On-site parking is $10.
“The Year Is …” Show
The Arts and Design Society is hosting its “The Year Is …” Show, featuring art, in any medium, that will depict a world or personal event from a certain year or date through March 27. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. March 13. A special feature of the reception will be a Battle of the Brushes, a fun competition in which those who enter must turn out a painting of the same subject in 45 minutes, based on a photo they have not previously seen. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public.
Sand & Starlight Supper Club
Join the Seaside School Foundation for the Second Annual Sand & Starlight Supper Club from 5:30 to 10 p.m. March 27 at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant. The evening begins with cocktail hour in the sand, followed by a multi-course meal and special musical entertainment curated by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The musical experience and ambiance will be like no other, featuring the charming and unpredictable Amy LaVere, and American country music legend, Wynonna Judd.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network is hosting their first event in Okaloosa County, “Totally Awesome 80s Prom,” at 7 p.m. March 27 at Shoreline Church in Destin. Tickets for the adult-themed party include beer, wine and tasty desserts from local eateries and contests like best dressed and best dance moves. A Quinn Erwin Pop-Up band will close out the night with all the best tunes from the 80s. Tickets are $50/person or $75/couple and available through Eventbrite.
Cocktails & Canvases
Grab your apron, invite your friends and join The Gathering Spot in WaterColor for a fun night of painting and sipping from 7-9 p.m. March 27. Hone your artistic skills with an instructor-led class and your very own masterpiece on canvas. Open to the public. Cost $65 per person includes art instruction and supplies, one complimentary welcome champagne and one additional alcoholic beverage, plus light fare. Reservations required at 534-5028.
The Sacred Heart Foundation’s Second Annual Emerald Ball is March 28 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie gala, presented by Howard Group, will benefit the expansion of the cardiac and spine programs at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast. Guests are encouraged to wear shades of emerald for the elegant event. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing and entertainment by Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters, a wine and bourbon pull and a photo booth. Individual tickets are available for $150 and include reserved seating, dinner and two drink tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sacredheartemeraldball.com.
Dine & Wine
Help kick off the 14th annual Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Weekend with a wine dinner at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Bijoux Restaurant in Miramar Beach. Featured will be the wines of Amizetta. Event benefits Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are $225 at http://www.chichimiguel.com/wine-dine.
Lincoln/Trump Annual Gala
The Okaloosa County Republican Party Lincoln/Trump Annual Gala will be held at 6 p.m. April 3 at The Henderson in Destin. Dr. Alveda King will be the keynote speaker. Dr. King is the director of Alveda King Ministries, executive director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, and niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will also be a live and silent auction. Tickets are $150 and are available for purchase at okaloosagop.com. For further information, call 850-897-2592
Arts & Draft
Celebrate the arrival of spring with live music, seasonal draft samplings, and unique art crafted by local artisans from 6-9 p.m. April 10 at HarborWalk Village. Token and draft packages available soon at EventLiveUS.com. On-site parking is $10
Visit the Easter Bunny
Hop to the harbor from 2-4 p.m. April 12 for free kid’s crafts, a golden egg hunt, and visits with the Easter Bunny on the Main Stage at Harborwalk Village. Snaps Photo Booth will provide each family with one free 4 x 6 print. On-site parking is $10.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast Season
The Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series presents “Jurassic Park in Concert” at the Emerald Coast Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. May 16. Experience it projected in HD with Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.
May 24: The season comes to an official close with Sinfonia Goes Pops!, presented al fresco on the amphitheater lawn at Alys Beach at 7:30 p.m. This patriotic, family-friendly concert is free and open to the public and concludes with a festive firework display.
Sunday Cinema: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf for “Moana” at 7:15 p.m. March 22.
March 29: Toy Story 4
April 5: Ralph Breaks the Internet
May 17: Monsters University
May 31: Frozen 2
Broadway Shows at MKAC
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents The Choir of Man March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37 at https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography.
The SpongeBob Musical: May 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets $49. Broadway’s best creative minds re-imagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears.” (Daily Beast).
Vettes at the Village
Vroom, vroom Vettes at the Village returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 to the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Area corvette clubs bring "America's Sports Car" to the Events Plaza. Event is free.
Good Friday Sunset Concert
Bring blankets and low-back chairs for the Good Friday Concert featuring the Gulf Coast Gospel Choir from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Wizard of Oz
Enjoy a special performance of the Wizard of Oz by the Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance from 5:30-7 p.m. April 26 at HarborWalk Village. On-site parking is $10.
Shard & Chardonnay
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Chardonnay while you create a ShardWorx masterpiece at 4:30 p.m. every Friday at The Shard Shop, 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway #114 in Destin and at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Fridays in Grayton Beach at 26 Logan Lane. You are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.
Family Fun Fest
Join in the free fun Friday nights for Family Fun Fest from 6-10 p.m. at Seascape Towne Centre, located near Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Event features live music performances, food and drink specials and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a live magic show.
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 Memorial Day through Labor Day.
30A Farmers’ Market
Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.