Lightwire: The Show
From the creators of Corbian the Dinosaur and The Ugly Duckling comes Lightwire: The Show at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28/adults and $14/children, 12 and under. Purchase tickets at nfballet.org.
Celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Escape to Margaritaville Scratch-Off game from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 5 at Margaritaville in Destin. Enjoy live entertainment with The Ayers all day long with hourly giveaways. Players who purchase $10 or more in Lottery products will get the chance to play the Spin-to-Win wheel to win Margaritaville prizes and will be entered into a drawing to win a Florida Lottery prize pack.
Cultural Arts Fest
The second annual Bluewater Bay Marina Cultural Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex in Niceville. The Arts features local and regional artists covering a large spectrum of art mediums including watercolors, glass art, custom skim boards and long boards, folk art, one of a kind jewelry, photography, classical guitar and more.
Choctaw Bay Music Club will present the 23rd Annual Duo-Piano Recital at 3 p.m. April 6 at Tyler Recital Hall, NWF State College in Niceville. The program will include a piano quartet and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. A reception will follow the program. A donation at the door is requested to help cover the cost of the facility rental.
The Destin Woman’s Club will host an evening of wine, dinner, dancing and a silent auction on the Solaris, docked at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, from 7-9 p.m. April 9. Boarding time is 6:15 p.m.; dress is resort attire. Net proceeds will benefit Shelter House in Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $75/person and available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Today’s Boutique in Destin or Sun Dog Books in Seaside.
Rock Destin/Club LA
Soil plus Tantric perform at 7:30 p.m. April 9 and Fuel April 11 at Rock Destin at Club La, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. All tickets are general admission and age 18 plus. Purchase tickets at rockdestin.com.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Return, a Beatles Tribute, performs a free concert from 7-9 p.m. April 9 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Larry Mangum at 7 p.m. April 10 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, hosted by Lucky Mud. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.
American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin, sells pizza and hotdogs from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.
• April 7: Smoke Free Bingo, 6 p.m. Jackpot $250
• April 11: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Sandestin Wine Festival
The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 10-13 at Baytowne Wharf. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.
Act4Murder, a local professional performance troupe that began on the Emerald Coast in 2003, will perform “Revenge at the Reunion” at 7 p.m. April 11 at Angler's Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Seating at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, all inclusive. Call 796-0260 or 862-2885.
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance and Act4Murder will hold a fund raiser beginning with a social/cash bar at 6:15 p.m. April 12 at the Wyndham Garden Inn on Okaloosa Island. Dinner and show, On Stage for Murder, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50/person, and can be purchased at 850-499-8335 or www.okaloosaarts.org.