CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 1

Pam Griffin
Walton Sun
List
Sun entertainment

Please send your events, meetings, etc., to PGriffin1@gannett.com at least 2 weeks in advance.  

Coastal White Christmas Holiday Lights 

Enjoy thousands of white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the holiday season, through Jan. 2 at Town Center in Grand Boulevard. Free to the public.  

Classical Connections Concert  

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections concert Jan.8, 2022, defies convention and boundaries with the return of Chris Brubeck and Time For Three (TF3). This performance will be held at Village Church in Destin and tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.   

• The second Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series will be March 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at Destin High School and features Sinfonia’s Assistant Conductor, Aaron King Vaughn. This concert includes Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier's Tale,” complete with theatrical narration and W.A. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A Major.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.  

ECTC Storyteller Series 

The Fall of April (Stalin and Churchill), written and performed by Bruce Collier, about World War II’s “Big Three,” Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt, begins the series at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Purchase tickets online at emeraldcoastheatre.org/tickets or call 850-684-0323. 

• Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. — Give ‘em Helll Harry! performed by Alan Tuttle. A faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency from his childhood to his  momentous two terms as President.   

 • March 1, 7:30 p.m. — Katharine Hepburn by Shirley Simpson. An unforgettable one-time event, Simpson embodies wit, charm, and fierce grit as Katherine Hepburn.   

 • April 1, 7:30 p.m. — Comedy on the Boulevard hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden and featuring headliner Jenn Weeks.   

Heritage Museum Banquet: A Night To Remember 

The Heritage Museum Banquet: A Night to Remember will be held Jan. 15 at Rocky Bayou Country Club. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed with music on the hammered dulcimer by Ellen Sheppard and then the mini-musical "Valparaiso." Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Tickets are $80/each. Preferred Seating Sponsor Tables available. Platinum $600, Gold $500.To register, call the Heritage Museum at 850-678-2615.  

ECTC Productions 

ECTC’s 2021-2022 Professional production “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Cabaret Stage: Musical Revue is Jan. 21-23, Feb. 10-13, March 3-6 at ECTC’s space upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard. 

•: Jan. 28-Feb. 6: “Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage”   

Rock N' Roll Dream Concert  

The Mulligans will have a benefit concert for the United Way of the Emerald Coast at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium, 107 Highway 98, Miracle Strip Parkway.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Let the Mulligans take you back to the greatest legends and songs in Rock ‘N Roll history as they perform the greatest hits of groups and individuals such as The Beatles, Elvis, Tom Petty, the Eagles, Neal Diamond, Billy Joel and more. Tickets are $40. Call Call 850-651-5604, 850-585-1112 or 850-585-4988  

ECTC 

Upcoming productions include Comedy on the Boulevard hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden and featuring headliner Jenn Weeks at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at ECTC’s space upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard.     

• April 12/14, 7:30 p.m. — Spring Cabaret on the Boulevard with local and regional actors performing   

• May 21, 2:30 p.m. — Jr. Thespian/Company Showcase featuring group and solo works by ECTC teens. Evening will include classic and contemporary musical theatre pieces, improv, and comedic and dramatic selections.   

Sinfonia Concert  

The main season will come to a cinematic finale April 30, 2022, at Destin Fort Walton Beach Convention Center as you relive the magic on the silver screen with the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are $29.50 - $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.  

Bluegrass Wednesday @ Grayton Seafood Co.  

Grayton Seafood Co. invites you to join them from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for live music and outdoor dining under the stars featuring Longleaf Drive. The Santa Rosa Beach boys play acoustic folk, rock, and bluegrass.  

Live Music @ 30Avenue  

Take a break and head to 30Avenue for lunch and live music Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an array of talented local musicians and the laid back atmosphere on the 30Avenue Green.   

Hump Day Market  

Hump Day Market @ Monet Monet, 100 E. County Hwy. 30A in Grayton Beach, will be held each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop with local vendors, everything from fresh local produce, fine art, funky art, handmade jewelry, coastal clothing, arts and craft for the kids, as well as PoBoys and specialty foods by Grayton Beach Catering.  

Redd's Fueling Station  

Redd The Singing Bartender is back on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a live band Fridays at Redds Restaurant on 30-A. It is located in Blue Mountain Beach behind Sallys By The Sea Store gas station convenience store, 2320 W County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Dinner table reservations suggested. Call or text 850-325-0252. Check out the menu at www.reddsbar.com.  

Fitness Field Day  

Get a workout for mind and body at WaterColor Inn’s Fitness Field Day at 8 a.m. first Friday of each month at Marina Park, 238 Watercolor Blvd. W. in Santa Rosa Beach. This one-hour program offers a High Intensity Training workout, followed by a cooldown with Yoga. Open to the public for ages 9 and up. $15++ per person. Register by emailing wc.workout@stjoeclub.com or call 534-5950.25Grand Boulevard Farmers Market  

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.   

Rosemary Beach Farmers Market  

Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.