Events and Entertainment May 23 - 30

toe roasters

Toe Roasters — An original play-musical involving three normal guys, modern-day cowboys of sorts, laced with humor and music with Bryan Kennedy at 7:30 p.m. May 23-25 at the Seaside Rep Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $30 at

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Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

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Friday, May 23

Music at The Bay: The Bay restaurant, on the south side of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach, presents Continuum from 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 23; Cadillac Willy from 2-5 p.m. and Johnny Vidacovich Trio featuring Donnie Sundal and Derwin Big D Perkins, 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 24; Boukou Groove featuring Johnny Vidacovich, 2-5 p.m. and Hubba Hubba, 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 25.

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Monsters University,” at 8 p.m. under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Topsail tour: Learn the art of tracking from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Turning 10 Party: Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery, behind 723 Whiskey Bravo, is turning 10 and will celebrate with 10 percent off storewide, giveaways, food and drinks May 23-26. Opens at 10 a.m.

Pediatric Symposium: Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been chosen to give the opening keynote address at the 45th Annual Pediatric Symposium May 23-26 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Cost for physicians is $500 and $250 for other healthcare professionals. Register at or email


Saturday, May 24

Book signing: F. Diane Pickett will sign copies of her book, “Never Isn’t Long Enough,” from 6-8 p.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central square in Seaside.

BlazeFest 2014: Apex Broadcasting, comprised of Highway 98 Country, 103.1 The Blaze, 102.1 The Wave, and Q92, along with the City of Niceville, Eglin AFB, and all participating sponsors, will host BlazeFest 2014 at Twin Oaks Park in Niceville. General admission is $40/advance and $50/day. For ticket information and line up, visit


Sunday, May 25

Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.

The Market: Find your favorite farmers market goodies and handmade crafts at The Market at Gulf Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays on the amphitheater green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach


Monday, May 26

Stories in WaterColor: The REP Theatre actors present an interactive and one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 11:30 a.m. at the Koi Pond in Cerulean Park at WaterColor Inn & Resort.

Book signing: Liza Elliott and Nancy Dinsmore will sign copies of their book, “30-A Supper Club The Cook Book,” from 1-4 p.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Seaside. Enjoy complementary wine and taste treats from the cookbook.


Tuesday, May 27

ECPRO: The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. This month’s topic will be “4 Must Have Tools in Your Business Toolbox: Web Presence, Social Media Strategy, E-Marketing Strategy, and Online Advertising” presented by Sherry Smith, Visionary Technologies & Design. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members and $10/full-time students. Email

Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “Planes” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.

Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer's Family Services hosts a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements, call 866-478-7790.


Wednesday, May 28

Gregg Allman: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman brings his distinctive Southern Rock & Blues sound to the Green @ Gulf Place. Tickets are available at select local retail stores along 30A including Central Square Records in Seaside or at 

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert features Stephen Simmons Band from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Beach Mice from 7-9 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.


Thursday, May 29

Moonlight and Movies: Blankets and lawn chairs welcome for a fun movie night featuring “Teen Beach Movie (G)” under the stars at 8 p.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach.

Republican Women:The Walton Republican Women Federated will host a tea with Florida First Lady Ann Scott from 3-5 p.m. at the Cuvee Catering Center, 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite C, in Miramar Beach. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $5/members and $10/non-members. Make reservations at 837-5321 or email

Concerts in the Village: MKAF presents Ike Barkley, soul, blues & jazz, funky dance music, at 7 p.m. at the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a picnic and wine or beverage of choice, or purchase meal from local restaurant prepared on-site. Admission is $10/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Passerine at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.


Friday, May 30

Topsail tour: Learn about the area lizards from 2-3 p.m. May 30 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Women’s Symposium: The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Women’s Symposium May 30 at the Hilton Sandestin. There will also be a silent auction, vendors from chamber member restaurants, and wine tastings at the end of the day. Register at or call 267-0683.

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