ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT July 24
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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Geoff McBride at 7 p.m. July 24 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.
July 31: Donovan Keith
Aug. 7: Boukou Groove
Aug. 14: Big Al & The Heavyweights
Aug. 21: Rust & Gold
Aug. 28: Chris Alvarado
Act4Mystery, a local professional comedy troupe performing together since 2003, has their killer performances scheduled in July. They perform "A Medley for Murder" July 25 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Cost is $34.95 for a full fajita bar, fresh chips and salsa, the dinner and show. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Make reservations online at www.act4mystery.com. Call 862-2885 for more information.
Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village kicking off with a Vintage Flyover at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the music of Modern Eldorados as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7 p.m. July 25. After the concert, watch fireworks at 9 p.m. followed by Firespinning.
Aug. 1: Girls Rock
Aug. 8: Modern Eldorados
Aug. 15: All That and a Bag of Chips (90's Music)
Bring your own chair or blanket and join the Emerald Coast Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1 in Grand Park for a free family-friendly theatre performance. A themed kid’s craft pre-show will be held from 7-8 p.m. In the event of rain, event will move upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard.
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.
The Side Splitters Improv Comedy Show at HarborWalk Theater in HarborWalk Village is at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 and the Side Splitters Stand-Up Comedy Shows are at 9 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3. Both shows are recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and situations.
Rock the Docks
Make this summer a hit with a free concert at HarborWalk Village at 7 p.m. July 27 with Ben Loftin and the Family. On-site parking is $10.
Aug. 3: Tyler Mac Band
Aug. 10: Horseshoe Kitty
Aug. 17: The Shakedown
Summer Movies in the Glen
The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host a free screening of “Despicable Me” at 8 p.m. July 27 at the museum, 115 Westview Avenue, in Valparaiso. The 2010 film tells the story of Gru, a moderately successful villain, who winds up fostering three sisters as he’s planning to steal the moon. The girls melt his heart and help him see his softer side with the assistance of his many Minions. Admission is free, and all attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, bug spray, food, and drinks (no alcohol).
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf for the free film “Inside Out” at 8 p.m. July 28.
Aug. 4: Beauty and the Beast .
Monday Movie Nights
Bring the family to HarborWalk Village at 8 p.m. July 29 to enjoy the free movie " The Princess and the Frog" on the Main Stage. On-site parking is $10.
Aug. 5: Open Season
Aug. 12: Big Hero 6
Fat Tuesday Parade
Every Tuesday during the summer HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy" with floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade. Parade rolls at 8:30. On-site parking is $10. Purchase tickets to ride in a Summer Fat Tuesday Parade at https://www.eventliveus.com/community/harborwalk-village.
ADSO’s “Still Life as It Happens” Show
Through Aug. 2, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “Still Life as It Happens” Show, featuring art, in any medium, that captures a moment frozen in time, including people or animals caught in action. A reception is scheduled for Friday, July 12, from 6-8 pm. 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. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm, and is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit http://www.artsdesignsociety.org.
Concert Warehouse 360
A show for the benefit of Renew Of NW Florida and their continuing Hurricane Michael relief efforts will feature Erin Enderlin and Kayla Ray from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at Warehouse 360 Music Hall, 360 WRM Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20 and available at eventbrite.com. BYOB. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sea Hunt Owners Summer Bash
The Sea Hunt Owners Summer Bash 2019 heads to Lulu's and Legendary Marine Aug. 2-3. Event includes Pre Bash Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at The Henderson and a Raft Up party on the beach at Lulu's Destin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 includes music, food, drinks, games and prizes. Held rain or shine. Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eggwmmdfdff8ebda&llr=gse4dtvab.
The second show of the season is Neil Simon's "Rumors." Performances are Aug. 2-4 and 9-11 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 109 Miracle Strip Parkway. Tickets are $20 and available online only at www.stagecraftersfwb.com/buy-tickets.
Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach will host a unique and exclusive wine tasting featuring one of only 112 Master Sommeliers in the world, Craig Collins, from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 8. Tasters will enjoy complimentary wine as well as cheese and charcuterie. The walk around event will be open to 80 guests only. Wines tasted during the event can be purchased by the bottle. Make reservations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-4600.
Call to Artists: Fine Arts Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 36th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show Sept. 24-28, open to all artists, in any medium. Cash awards. Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. Entry fee for adults is $30/up to five pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to five pieces. C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org. Call 582-1329.
Stake and Burger Dinner
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will host Sixth Annual Stake & Burger at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Hilton Sandestin. One of the best linebackers in NFL history, Derrick Brooks, will be keynote speaker. Purchase tickets at https://850tix.com/events/6th-annual-stake-and-burger-dinner. All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.
Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds
A new event at Destin Commons from 12-4 p.m. Sept. 7, Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds will highlight local eateries and their take on a bacon themed food item. There will be live music by the Hollard Band, an auction with repurposed headboards painted by local artists, craft vendors and a People’s Choice winner. In addition, participants will have a chance to win $10, 000 sponsored by Certainty Home Loans. Samples are only $1, so come out and support a great cause and try them all. All proceeds will benefit A Bed 4 Me Foundation, a local non profit providing beds for children in Okaloosa county who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor or in other inadequate spaces.
Concerts in the Village
Rust & Gold, the most authentic sounding tribute band to Neil Young and Crazy Horse capturing the essence of Neil Young's vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and electric sound, performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some snacks and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the door with general admission $15 per adult and free to MKAF members and kids under 12.
• Sept. 19: Casey Kearney is a fresh take on the country music scene with low heart-felt ballads to upbeat crowd favorites and playful melodies.
• Sept. 26: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers enjoy making people smile and having a good time and will arrive in their movie authentic Bluesmobile.
• Oct. 3: Déjà vu delivers a wide range of music from Motown, R&B and classic rock though today's best hits with finesse and energy that leave audiences wanting more.
• Oct. 10: Forrest Williams Band will cover a variety of music, blending an acoustic guitar and harmonica as they take the stage for the concert series finale.
Blood is thicker than water and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues and pop with honest storytelling. They will appear at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the REP Theater in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $30 and REP Members receive a 20 percent discount. Purchase at http://lovetherep.com/tickets/
Local company Wine World will once again team up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host an exclusive craft beer and bourbon tasting event raising funds for Children in Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 on the scenic pool deck and lawn at The Henderson. Featured will be hundreds of samples from over 40 renowned small-production breweries and distilleries alongside food from Destin’s favorite eateries with live music entertainment and more. Guests will also have the option to enter a raffle for a grand prize, raising additional funds for the charity. For details and tickets, visit destincrafted.com and follow @ChansWineWorld on Facebook.
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.