Your guide to the top 10 things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Bay County.
FRIDAY January 28
Take your palate on a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery at House of Bourbon
6-8 p.m. on January 28, at the House Of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City. During this tasting, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Buffalo Trace distillery, displaying Benchmark 6, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, EH Taylor Small Batch, and Blanton’s with wine pairing. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at eventbrite.com. For more information call 850-785-8706
Discover the exhibition NYC Rockette, Center for the Arts
5-7 p.m., January 28, at the Center for the Arts, 19E 4th Street, Panama City (corner of Harrison Avenue and 4th Street). In the main gallery is a celebration of one of America’s favorite dance companies through the experience of local artist Sonya Livingston. Get a taste of “Rockette’s life” with this playful and festive exhibition. The exhibition will be on view until February 4. Admission to the Center is always free to the public. For more information, call 850-640-3670 or visit: www.pccenterforthearts.com
Art lovers alert the opening night of the Coastal Wilderness exhibition
5-7 p.m., January 28, at Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City. Gulf Coast State College’s Visual and Performing Arts Division presents Coastal Wilderness, designs by Steve Shepard.
Colourful, dynamic, complex, rich in texture and content are just some of the words to describe Steve’s work. Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Steve has spent most of his life on the water or surrounded by woods. It’s where he feels most at home, and it’s what drives his art. The exhibition will run from February 25 to February 25. Free entry. For more information, contact Pavel Amromin at [email protected], or call 850-872-3886.
SATURDAY 29 January
Ready to rumble? Professional boxing match title fight to pack punches
7:30 p.m., January 29 at the Laketown Wharf Events Center, 9902 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Rumble At The Wharf, a professional boxing event, featuring World Title Fight WWB World Title. The region’s premier professional boxing event is sure to entertain with not only the WWB world title fight, a special fight featuring Panama City native Tim Cilbrith in the main event, as well as other fights undercard. Several tiers of VIP tables, some of which will include dinner as well as general admission seating, are available. General admission seating with discounted prices for first responders, military, and seniors. Tickets range from $15 to $1,200. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. For more information, call 850-234-2002.
SUNDAY January 30
Pouring the love out at a brewery slumber party
1-3 p.m. Jan. 30, at History Class Brewing Company, 6 East Fourth Street, Panama City. Wear your best pajamas and come support Rooms With A Purpose. This organization pours love into our community by building dream bedrooms for children in our community with life-threatening illnesses. Enjoy a cold local beer and snacks from your downtown brewery and play a game to decorate your own version of a room. The event is free, donations to Rooms With A Purpose are encouraged. For more information, call 850-801-2337.
MONDAY January 31
Relax with Blues in the Drews with Kelly Hundley
6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Finns at Little Village, 2808 W. 12th Street, Panama City. Doors open at 5 p.m. Enjoy blues and beer under the heated palapa overlooking Lake Ware. Finn’s will have a special dinner on Monday night for $12. For more information, call 850-215-9273.
TUESDAY February 1
Kick off Black History Month with a city-led proclamation
4-6 p.m., Feb. 1, at City Hall, 501 Harrison Avenue, Panama City. The public is invited to attend the annual proclamation of Black History Month sponsored, in part, by the Bay County branch NAACP. The program will include music, spoken word, speeches and recognitions, as well as the signing of the proclamation. For more information, call 850-630-1113 or visit the Bay County Branch NAACP Facebook page.
Visit the Publishing Museum for an oral history of Panama City’s founder
2-3 p.m., Feb. 1, in the Bay County Public Library Meeting Room, 898 W 11th Street, Panama City. Local historian and author of George Mortimer West, His Path in History, Nancy Hudson will host a show about Panama City’s founding father, George Mortimer West. Social distancing and masks encouraged for in-person library programming. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 850-522-2100.
THURSDAY February 3
Take another round at the Taproom, Matt Siegel performs live
6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Taproom, 1010 Beck Avenue, Panama City. Matt will perform his first solo show in a few years, singing his original songs that tell a story as well as songs by other artists he appreciates or feels on a personal level from revered classical singers and songwriters like Ray Wylie Hubbard or Snoop Dogg. For more information call 850-481-0421
Get comic relief
7 p.m., Feb. 3 at Newby’s Brew & Booze House, 7800 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Jason Hedden Comedy and Panama City Comedy present a comedy show featuring Cliff Cash and regional comedians. No cover. For more information, call 850-230-5549 or visit: www.msnewbys.com.
This article originally appeared on The News Herald: The 10 Best Things To Do This Week In Bay County, Florida