Your guide to the top 10 things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Bay County.
FRIDAY June 10
Enjoy a screening of Disney’s “Encanto” under the stars
7:30 p.m. at the Callaway Recreation Complex, 500 Callaway Park Way (on Callaway Soccer Field #8). Bring the family and enjoy a free screening of the Disney movie “Encanto” in the park presented by the Bay County Library. Popcorn and water will be provided. Bring your own blankets or chairs.
The movie may start after 7:30 p.m. depending on the sunset. For more information, call 850-522-2100 or 850-874-0031.
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SATURDAY June 11
See in Black and White opens at The Light Room
4-6 p.m. at The Light Room, 306 Harrison Ave., Panama City. The Light Room will host an opening night for a new exhibition, “Seeing in Black and White”. Come admire the photographs and meet the photographers. Seeing in Black and White explores the medium of black and white photography through the eyes of 14 local photographers. The photographers in this group use both traditional and digital film techniques.
The show will be presented until July 30. For more information, visit: www.thelightroompc.com or call Bonnie Tate-Woodby at 850-818-0475.
Dress to impress at a Summer White party
6-9pm at El Rodeo Tequila Bar & Grill at 1136 Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach. Stroll Grand Lagoon will host a Summer White party with Latin-inspired hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, a full cash bar with the best margaritas and cold cervezas. Live Latin music from Victor Payano and his band, so get ready to dance.
This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to wear your Summer White. For more information, call 850-238-8500 or visit El Rodeo Tequila Bar & Grill on Facebook.
Have a glass of wine and paint your pet
1-4 p.m. at Mother’s Wine Market, 228 Harrison Ave. in Panama City. Artist Sara Gramlich will provide step-by-step instructions for painting your pet. No experience necessary. Beginner painters are always welcome.
Once you’ve signed up, an email will be sent to you with further instructions on submitting photos of your pet (this is essential, so a sketch can be pre-drawn on your canvas before the event). All painting materials are provided and beginner painters are always welcome. Perfect for a date or a girls’ night out. Food and beverages will be sold separately.
Tickets are $54 and available at eventbrite.com. For more information, call 850-276-0706 or visit: mothers-wine.com.
Enjoy double fun at Oceans of Possibilities
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bay County Library, 898 W. 11th St. in Panama City. Friends of the Bay County Public Libraries will sponsor Oceans of Possibilities, a family double feature of “Dolphin Tale” (PG, 2011) at 10 a.m. followed by “Dolphin Tale 2” (PG, 2014) at 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Films will be screened in the meeting room with popcorn provided.
For more information, call 850-522-2100 or visit: www.nwrls.com.
SUNDAY June 12
Get Your Grove With Funky Lampshades Live
8 p.m. to midnight at the Salty Goat Saloon, 13006 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach. Have a drink and listen to the Funky Lampshades play their mix of funk, reggae, country, blues and soul.
For more information, call 850-249-6010 or visit the Salty Goat Saloon on Facebook.
Relax under the palapa with Jessie James and Patrick Thorne live
1-4 p.m. June 12 at Little Village & Finns, 2808 W. 12th St. in St. Andrews. Jessie James & Patrick Thorne will perform under the palapa. The show is free and suitable for families and pets. Grab a drink from the bar, shop at the boutique, or tuck into Finns Island Style Grub tacos.
For more information, call 850-215-8780 or visit: www.finnsislandstylegrub.com.
TUESDAY June 14
Enjoy a kayaking ecotour on beautiful Lake Powell
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach. Join Camp Helen State Park staff for a leisurely 90-minute ride on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this exceptional Florida water unique and important. A guided kayak tour is enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. Must be 12 years or older and able to navigate independently with their own kayak.
Cash-only fee is $30 and includes park admission, watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, and donation to Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the park at 850-233-5059.
Boats and gear from outside the park are not permitted. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring sun protection and drinking water. The program depends on the weather. If there is a chance of bad weather on the day of the program, call the park for more information.
For more information, call 850-233-5059 or email: [email protected]
Bring your pet and enjoy a concert in the park
7-9 p.m. at Aaron Bessant Park, 500 W. Park Drive in Panama City Beach (next to Pier Park). Visit Panama City Beach will host a summer concert series with Wildermiss performing in the amphitheater. This is a free concert open to the public
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of summer music. Coolers, food and pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times and picked up afterwards. Food and beverages are available for purchase from local food vendors.
For more information, call 850-233-5070.
THURSDAY June 16
Paint a palm tree sunset at Paint and Pours
6-8 p.m. at Salty Oak Brewing Co. at 2337 St. Andrews Blvd. in Panama City. Enjoy a fun night painting while artist Sara Gramlich provides step-by-step instructions for painting a sunset over palm trees. No experience necessary. Beginner painters are always welcome. All painting materials are provided. Food and beverages will be available for purchase separately.
Tickets are $27 per person and are available at eventbrite.com. For more information, call 740-405-8415 or visit: www.saragramlich.com.