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January 2019

Salvador Dali: Surreal Visions of Eternity

January 17 - March 1
McIlroy Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Part of MKAC Galleries permanent collection, these pieces are prime examples of why Dalí has become one of the world’s most recognizable Surrealist artists. The 100 pieces displayed here were made by Dalí to illustrate each of the 100 scenes in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy through Dalí’s recognizable style of dreamlike images, distortion, and use of the absurd. The Salvador Dalí Collection at NWF State College was generously donated by Dotty Blacker.

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Len Davis’ A Thousand Words Series

January 22 - March 1
Holzhauer Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Len Davis’ A Thousand Words series explores the complicated interplay between the figurative and the literal. The series consists of 100 8”x5” collages combining drawings of faces, text, and newsprint pages. With this series, Davis is illustrating the differences in understanding we derive from reading facial expressions and reading text. In each collage is a face, which we interpret to understand how the person is feeling, while the text or images clearly explain the person’s feelings. The text and the…

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

January 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $15
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe still live today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. This prehistoric event will have two showings. The first performance will be at 10 a.m., followed…

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February 2019

Rosie Revere

February 1 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Rosie Revere

With a spotlight upon STEM curriculum, this fun new musical is based upon Andrea Beaty’s book series (Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist). There will be two showings of this event. The first performance will start at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second show time at 11:30 a.m. Shows are approximately one hour in length. Study guides are available upon request. Tickets for this show are $6 and can be purchase by contacting Suzanne Flood at (850) 729-6065, or…

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Jim Witter – Experience the Timeless Hits of Barry Manilow

February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$37
JIm Witter - I Write the Songs

Barry Manilow’s songs have the power to make you smile, make you laugh and even shed a tear. You’ll hear these songs come alive like you never have before when Jim Witter and his band take the stage.

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NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Recital

February 8 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on February 8, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on February 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on March 8, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on April 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 30, 2018 at 3:00pm

Free
Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts

Join the Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts in the Tyler Recital Hall for their biweekly recital. Admission is free!

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Wizard of Oz

February 11 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Wizard of Oz

This production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. Whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, THE WIZARD OF OZ.

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NFSO Piano Recital Series Featuring Dzmitry Ulasiuk

February 16 @ 7:30 pm
$10 – $20
NFSO Piano Recital Series Welcomes Dzmitry Ulasiuk

Join us for an evening with talented pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk, in the NFSO Piano Recital Series.

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Snowbird Concert

February 17 @ 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10
2019 Snowbird Concert

Join the Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts for their Snowbird Concert on February 17, 2019, featuring the NWF State College Jazz Ensemble and Soundsations. Tickets can be purchased at a Snowbird Meeting, by calling Brenda at (989) 860-8741 or on-site the day of the event.

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Peter Versus the Wolf

February 19 @ 10:00 am
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
NFSO Peter Versus the Wolf

For 30 years, the NFSO has provided a free annual concert for Okaloosa & Walton fifth-grade students with specialized youth oriented programming & teacher’s curriculum. In addition, the NWF State College Fine Arts Division sponsors a popular “Picture the Music” art contest in conjunction with the annual theme of the NFSO 5th Graders concerts. Cash prizes are awarded to winners and all artwork is displayed in the lobby of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Theater. This event is free…

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A Symphony of Taste

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$40 – $45
2019 NFSO Symphony of Taste Advertisement

Enjoy food samples from area restaurants, fine wines, craft beers, a silent auction and jazz music entertainment. The event is hosted by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Guild with proceeds benefiting the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and its youth music education endeavors. Tickets: $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

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March 2019

Hammer of the Gods, The Led Zeppelin Experience

March 9 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$37
Led Zeppelin - Hammer of the Gods

Hammer of the Gods, The Led Zeppelin Experience is an international touring act recreating the excitement of Led Zeppelin’s legendary live concerts of the early 1970’s. Hammer of the Gods has entertained tens of thousands since 2000 with their professionally produced theatrical performance featuring period costumes, authentic equipment, staging and spectacular light and sound systems. It’s a multimedia extravaganza.

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NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Presents: Uptown 1.0

March 13 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until March 16, 2019

Sprint Theater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
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$10
Northwest Florida State College Division of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts

Part psychological thriller and part revenge tragedy, this play is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and takes place sometime in the near future of New York City in the headquarters of the corporation, CyberCom, International.

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Annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition

March 29 - April 26
McIlroy Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Annual Arts Faculty Exhibition

March 29 - April 26
Holzhauer Gallery 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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NFSO Piano Recital Series Featuring Yi-Nuo Wang

March 30 @ 7:30 pm
$10 – $20
Featured Pianist Yi-Nuo Wang Will Perform at the NFSO Piano Recital Series

Join us for an evening with talented pianist Yi-Nuo Wang, in the NFSO Piano Recital Series.

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April 2019

Money Expert Rachel Cruze

April 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free
Rachel Cruze 2019

There’s so much more to life than fighting to pay the bills. Take the first step to ditch the stress and headaches that debt brings. This biblically based solution to your money problems has a proven track record of helping people just like you experience the freedom that the right plan can offer. It’s time.

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Mozart’s Requiem and Stars of Tomorrow

April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$25
NFSO Stars of Tomorrow

Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor Join the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra for a farewell letter from the greatest composer of all time featuring Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale. The mystery surrounding Mozart’s death remains an enigmatic puzzle to this day. Answers can only be found in his Requiem Mass, which he left for us as an inspirational message of hope and spiritual fulfillment. This season finale concert spotlights the amazing talents of the youth Concerto Competition winners of the NFSO Guild-sponsored competition.…

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Million Dollar Quartet

April 17 @ 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$47
Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, four young musicians -Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins -gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever. The Tony® Award-winning smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring timeless and enduring hits. Don’t miss your chance to experience this red-hot moment in rock ‘n’ roll history!

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Northwest Fest

April 25 @ 6:00 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Free - Donations Accepted
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Join us for a concert under the stars at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater featuring Forrest Williams and I'MAGENE.

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Dance Facets

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Dance Facets is an annual dance program concert. Many styles of dance are featured, from ballet to jazz, and contemporary to tap. Each year is very different and exciting! Please join us for an extraordinary evening of dance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under.

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Orchestra Rocks: Link Up! with Carnegie Hall

April 29 @ 10:30 am
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One event on April 30, 2019 at 10:30am

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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NFSO Orchestra Rocks

Orchestra Rocks is the end-of-the-year performance for local students who participate in the region’s first Carnegie Hall Link Up! program. The program features a year-long music curriculum & fun classroom activities that culminate in this interactive concert with the NFSO at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Contact Lynne Fehrenbach, NFSO Education Director at fehrenbl@nwfsc.edu for Link Up!

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May 2019

27th Emerald Coast National Juried Exhibition with Isaac McCaslin, 2018 Best in Show Winner

May 18 - June 21
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries 100 College Blvd East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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Memorial Day Concert

May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater 100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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TBD
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

In honor of America's veterans and first responders, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Florida State College present a stirring concert of patriotic tunes for the whole family. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars!

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July 2019

NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division Presents: Footloose

July 10 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until July 13, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 2:00pm

Mainstage Theater 100 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578 United States
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$10 – $25
Coming Soon to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College will present Footloose: The Musical as the 2019 summer musical production at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center nightly July 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. along with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on July 13. Based on the hit 1980s movie (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow), Footloose has become a stage musical phenomenon. With music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean…

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