UPCOMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (beginning Oct. 21)
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Listen to a free concert with the music of Continuum from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.
• Oct. 28: Brandon Santini
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Lis and Lon Williamson at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
• Nov. 5: Too Many Smiths
• Nov. 12: Michael Jordan
• Nov. 19: Lucky Mud
Act4Murder presents "Pirates, Lies, and Mail-Order Brides Oct. 22 at The Dinner Table, 385 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $45/person. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.
• Oct. 30: La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. $45 - Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Northwest Florida Ballet will host a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Vintij Wine Boutique to benefit its Live Music Fund. Wines available for purchase at a discount at the end of the evening. Tickets are $100. Purchase at http://nfballet.org/product/dinner-tickets/.
Best of the Emerald Coast
EC Magazine will host its 16th annual Best of the Emerald Coast from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Grand Boulevard Sandestin. Benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, this celebration honors top restaurants, services and businesses. Tickets may be purchased in advance at emeraldcoastmagazine.com/Best-of-the-Emerald-Coast for $30. General admission will be $40 at the door. For $75, guests may upgrade to a true VIP experience with a private lounge, additional food and drink and a gift bag filled with deals from around the region.
Festival of the Arts
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts the 20th annual Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. The festival showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists and features a live music lineup, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine and beer garden as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available. Tickets are $5/adults and children under 12 are free. Call 650-2226.
ADSO window display
During October, The Arts and Design Society presents in studio windows that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach the works of Lucy Foote, who works in oils, acrylic, and digital art.
Play Rock'n Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Landshark's Pizza or from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mama Sherry's Pizza & Wings.
Watch a favorite classic, "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 on the Events Plaza lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
Lip Sync Battle
Emerald Coast Theatre Company will host the first ever Emerald Coast Lip Sync Battle at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. An evening of music, dance and fun offers the perfect opportunity for local stars to enjoy their “15 minutes of fame” in the spotlight. Prizes will awarded for Best Costume, Best Dance Move, Best Solo, Best Duet, Best Trio and Overall Lip Sync Battle Winner 2015. Find the official guidelines, pay fees and select songs online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 687-1637 or email email@example.com.
Northwest Florida Ballet
The season begins with Dracula, based on Bram Stoker's classic tale, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC. Tickets are $32/adults and $15/children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at http://nfballet.org/product-category/tickets/.
ArtWalk on the Harbor
HarborWalk Village becomes a mini art district as dozens of artists showcase their creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings, handcrafted items and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at HarborWalk Village. Also, music on main stage. Held third Sunday of each month.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, "Words & Pictures," a witty romantic drama, at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public. Films are unrated and directed toward mature audiences.
Bourbon at the Bay
Kick off the holiday season with the Third Annual Bourbon at the Bay sponsored by Coastal Bank and Trust. Sample bourbon, scotch, champagne, and bourbon-infused fudge, try your luck in the wine pull, and bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more in the silent auction from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club. Tickets are $35/person, which includes a commemorative tasting glass for the first 140 people. Visit www.DestinChamber.com or follow www.Facebook.com/BourbonAtTheBay for updates.
Nighttime Educational Beach Walks
Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays through November. Limited to 20 people (ages 6 and older) per walk. The walks are free and include a 30-minute orientation. Reservations are required and may be made at 865-0868 or ECTurtleWatch@gmail.com.
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.