Your guide to the 10 best things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Bay County.

FRIDAY January 7

Let yourself be rocked by Mind Plays

January 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at House Of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City. Mind Plays, an intense Power Pop / Rock band made up of hard-edged rock and stainless power pop, will perform live. No Coverage Fee For more information, call 850-785-8706.

Ivy Hunter performs live at Splash Bar

Ivy hunter

January 7, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Splash Bar Florida, 6520 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Ivy Hunter, an international song sensation, will be on the main outdoor stage as she performs a wide 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 January 8

Gun enthusiasts: check out what’s new at the North Florida Gun & Knife Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 8 and Sunday January 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 showcase and sell guns, accessories, ammunition, knives and other related items. The registration fee is $ 10. Parking is free. For more information visit https://northfloridagunshows.com or call 407-275-7233.

Prepare to laugh at the comedy or the bust!

Buster's Beer and Bait

7 p.m. January 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 Coverage Fees For more information, call 850-234-9250 or visit panamcitycomedy.com.

Phil Nolin performs live at Little Village & Finns

Phil nolin

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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 suitable for families and animals. Have a drink at the bar, shop at the boutique or feast on tacos from FINNS Island Style Grub. For more information, call 850-215-8780.

Americana Concerts at Camp Helen State Park Lodge

The Americana concerts at the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park begin January 8.

6-8 p.m. January 8, Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway

Panama City Beach. Enjoy harmony, musicality, songwriting and an extraordinary voice with Passerine. This is the first concert in a series that will take place every other Saturday from January 8 to March 5. Entrance to the park costs $ 4 per vehicle. Only guests with reserved tickets will be allowed inside. Tickets are free and available at eventbrite.com. Limited places are available only two authorized email reservations. For more information, call 850-233-5059 or visit friendsofcamphelen.org.

SUNDAY January 9

Savor great food while supporting the Man in the Sea Museum

Dat Cajun Place to host Man in the Sea Museum on January 9

4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 9, at Dat Cajun Place, 2705 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Enjoy the great food and oysters will support a great cause. 10% of sales will be donated to the Man in the Sea Museum, a unique military diving museum that brings joy to all ages through its rich history. For more information call 850-588-5314 or visit datcajunplace.com

Gamers: Comic Emporium to organize board games day

Comic Emporium, LLC will be hosting a board game event on January 9.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at Comic Emporium, LLC, 635 N. Highway 231, Panama City. Panama City’s oldest comic book and game store. will have a board game event. Bring your family, friends and your favorite board games to play, meet new friends and create new traditions. For more information, call 850-769-2690 or visit www.comicemporium.net.

MONDAY Jan. 10

Paint and Sip with Paint Night 850 at House of Henry

Henri's house

6-9 p.m. Jan. 10, at House of Henry, 461 Harrison Avenue, Panama City. Paint night 850 hosts an Irish themed painting and tasting evening at House of Henry. The event includes a step-by-step painting class led by local artist Jessica Pennington. Your first domestic cocktail or your first cocktail is included with your ticket. Tickets cost $ 42 and are available at eventbrite.com. For more information, call 850-481-1602.

TUESDAY January 11

Shakespeare examines the Lust and Pride program

Shakespeare examines lust and pride at the Bay County Public Library on January 11.

Jan. 11, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 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 lust and pride analysis using some of his plays. William Shakespeare examines the innate human characteristics through his characters. Some of these traits can be classified as the Seven Deadly Sins. The program will take place in the meeting room. Social distancing and masks encouraged for in-person library programming. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 850-522-2100.