Your guide to the top 10 things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals, and activities in Bay County.
FRIDAY, Jan. 7
Get rocked with Mind Plays
8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Jan. 7 at House Of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City. Mind Plays an intense Power Pop/Rock band that features hard edged rock and stainless power pop will perform live. No Cover Charge For additional information call 850-785-8706.
Ivy Hunter performs live at Splash Bar
8-10 p.m. Jan. 7, at Splash Bar Florida, 6520 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Ivy Hunter an international singing sensation will be on the main outside stage as she gives a huge variety of classic rock, pop and top forty. There will be drink specials and outdoor seating. Tickets available at www.slashbarflorida.com For more information call 850-236-3450.
SATURDAY, Jan. 8
Gun enthusiasts: Come see what’s new at the North Florida Gun & Knife Show
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laketown Wharf Resort & Convention Center, 9902 S Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Vendors and dealers will be showcasing and selling guns, accessories, ammo, knives, and other related items. Entry fee is $10. Parking is free. For additional information visit https://northfloridagunshows.com or call 407-275-7233.
Get ready to laugh at Comedy or Bust!
7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Buster’s Hangar 67 (at Buster’s Beer & Bait) 5910 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Come listen to your favorite regional comedians presented by Panama City Comedy. No cover charge For additional call 850- 234-9250 or visit panamcitycomedy.com.
Phil Nolin performs live at Little Village & Finns
1-4 p.m., Jan. 8, at Little Village & Finns, 2808 W. 12th Street, St. Andrews. Enjoy live music with Phil Nolin and relax under the oak tree. The show is free and family and pet friendly. Grab a drink from the bar, shop at the boutique or feast on some tacos from FINNS Island Style Grub. For more information call 850-215-8780.
Americana concerts in the lodge at Camp Helen State Park
6-8 p.m. Jan. 8, at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach. Enjoy harmony, musicianship, songwriting and extraordinary vocals with Passerine. This is the first concert in a series that will run every other Saturday from January 8-March 5. Park entrance is $4 per vehicle. Only guests with reserved tickets will be allowed inside. Tickets are free and are available at eventbrite.com. Limited seats are available only two reservations per email allowed. For more information, call 850-233-5059 or visit friendsofcamphelen.org.
SUNDAY, Jan. 9
Enjoy great food while supporting the Man in the Sea Museum
4-7 p.m. Jan. 9, at Dat Cajun Place, 2705 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Enjoy great food and oysters will supporting a good cause. 10% of sales will go to benefit the Man in the Sea museum, a unique Military Dive Museum which brings joy to all ages through it’s rich history. For more information call 850-588-5314 or visit datcajunplace.com
Gamers: Comic Emporium to host Board Game day
3-6 p.m., Jan. 9 at Comic Emporium, LLC, 635 N. Highway 231, Panama City. Panama City’s oldest comic and game shop. will have a board game event. Bring your family, friends and your favorite board games to play and meet new friends and start new traditions. For additional information call 850-769-2690 or visit www.comicemporium.net.
MONDAY, Jan. 10
Paint and sip with Paint Night 850 at House of Henry
6-9 p.m. Jan. 10, at House of Henry, 461 Harrison Avenue, Panama City. Paint night 850 is hosting an Irish themed paint and sip night at House of Henry. Event includes a step by step painting class instructed by local artist Jessica Pennington. Your first domestic draft or well cocktail is included with your ticket. Tickets are $42 and are available at eventbrite.com. For additional information, call 850-481-1602.
TUESDAY, Jan. 11
Shakespeare examines Lust and Pride program
2-3 p.m. Jan. 11, at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Gulf Coast State College Encore Instructor, Robert Lamphear, guides through examples of Shakespeare’s analysis of lust and pride using some of his plays. William Shakespeare examines innate human characteristics through his characters. Some of these traits can be classified as the seven deadly sins. The program will be held in the meeting room. Social distancing and masks encouraged for in-person library programming. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information call 850-522-2100.