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Caliza Restaurant Announces Happy Hour!

Please join us in the bar/lounge at Caliza from 5:30-6:30pm for Happy Hour, featuring half price beer, $6 wines by the glass, and half off appetizers and small plates.

Caliza Restaurant is currently open Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm.  Please call 850-213-5517 for reservations.

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Digital Graffiti returns to Alys Beach on June 11

On Saturday, June 11, the coastal community  of Alys Beach will lend its iconic white walls to be the screen on which works of digital art will be projected for the fourth-annual Digital Graffiti Festival.

Digital artists from across the globe will gather for one night to showcase their talents on various sites around Alys Beach and congregate at the Caliza Poolside party afterwards.

Prior to the event, guests are encouraged to gather at the Quality Imports BMW Red Carpet and Social Photo Station at Fonville Press from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine, beer, tapas, and champagne will be available for purchase.

Once darkness falls, the town will be set aglow as artists compete for over $10,000 worth of combined prize money. Works will be judged in five categories including Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, Most Innovative/Experimental Submission, Best Local Submission, and Best Animated Submission.

Following the displays, the Caliza Pool in Alys beach will be the site of the after-party. World-class DJs, DJ Metro and DJ Speed will duel. Sketch projection artist, Shantell Martin, and digital light painter, Mateo M, will illuminate the after party while the DJs battle back and forth – all while their works of digital art are projected onto the pool and its surrounding walls.

One wall will feature an interactive exhibit to let festival patrons try their hand at making their own digital graffiti, complete with “digital” spray paint and tools.

Food and drink kiosks will be set up throughout the event.

Get Tickets!

Digital Graffiti tickets are still available online while quantities last at www.digitalgraffiti.com.

Adult tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Children’s tickets (12 and under) may be purchased for $5 in advance or $10 the day of the event.

For more information, please email Kelli Arnold at events@alysbeach.com, call  (toll-free) 1-866-481-8390 or visit www.digitalgraffiti.com

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Sinfonia- POPS at Alys Beach – Memorial Day Weekend!

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (April 28, 2011) –The Alys Foundation is proud to welcome back Sinfonia Gulf Coast for a concert under the palms in the Amphitheatre on Sunday evening, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Singer Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band will join the orchestra with their “Celebrating Elvis” show which takes you on a musical journey highlighting the songs of one of the world’s musical legends.

Round up the family and enjoy your favorite patriotic melodies, movie soundtracks, light classics and the music of Elvis in a free community performance featuring Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. The concert ends with a bang with a fireworks finale.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Sinfonia to Alys Beach and look forward to another wonderful musical experience for our community,” said Kelli Arnold, Events Coordinator for Alys Beach.

Food vendors and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Patrons are encouraged to bring low back chairs for comfortable seating.

For more information on the concert, email events@alysbeach.com. For more Sinfonia information, please call (850) 269-7129, or visit online at www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org Sinfonia Gulf Coast…your symphony experience redefined.

ABOUT SINFONIA GULF COAST

Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of Music Director and Founder Demetrius Fuller, 34, and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra has offered five seasons of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the Emerald Coast community. Notable guest artists have included Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, Grammy Award-winner Roberta Flack, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, the Sao Paulo String Quartet, Manhattan Piano Trio, Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding, and iconic big band Pink Martini. Since it’s founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 150 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 25,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program and music education outreach initiatives. For more information on Sinfonia Gulf Coast, please visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org, call (850) 269-7229 or e-mail info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

ABOUT ALYS BEACH

One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

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Digital Graffiti calls for your entries!

Yet again, we’ve been amazed at the talent that has landed in our inbox for the 2011 Digital Graffiti Festival.  And, we’re hungry for more!

Digital works of art are being accepted for consideration for this year’s event through April 18.  Finalists’ works will be projected throughout Alys Beach on the cool white exterior walls of the town on June 11.  Free to enter, send your works to events@alysbeach.com. Visit the official Call For Entries for additional information.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/digitalgraffitifestival

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So, You Think You Can Cook?

WHAT? 3rd Annual Cook-off competition featuring entries from local amateur and professional chefs. Three categories will be judged: starters, main dishes, desserts. Guests will taste all entries and vote for their favorites! One culinary grand prize, a runner up prize and a People’s Choice award for each category will be given.

Dance to the tunes of favorite band Cadillac Willy!
Cash bar

Prizes include a GREEN EGG donated by Florida Bath and Surfaces and a 3-night stay in Rosemary Beach!

WHEN? Saturday, April 9th from 7-10pm (awards presented at 9pm)

WHERE? Alys Beach Amphitheater on 30A

WHY? Funds from this event help St. Rita Preschool maintain its ability to provide a superior educational program for children ages 2-5. The school offers children small classes, exceptional teachers, a computer lab, guided art projects, music, a highly regarded handwriting program and an educational curriculum unmatched in the area.

HOW? Purchase tickets online by clicking the link to the right. Bring your printed ticket or receipt on your smartphone to the event. You may also email stritacookoff@yahoo.com or call 687-0768. 

Reminders 
Must have ticket or receipt on smartphone for entrance.
No pets.
Cash bars.
Event scheduled rain or shine.
No refunds.

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Jason D. Williams to Spring Concert Series

Alys Beach Welcomes Jason D. Williams to Spring Concert Series

Alys Beach, FL – (March 15, 2011) – Presented by The Alys Foundation:  Please join Alys Beach for a Spring Concert Series featuring the unforgettable Jason D. Williams on April 6, and other outstanding local musicians.

Straight from Memphis, TN and the birthplace of Rock and Roll, Jason D. Williams is an unbelievable talent.  His Rockabilly style in the tradition of Jerry Lee Lewis will leave you not fully understanding or believing, but is not soon forgotten.  A wild man onstage, he has been compared to Jerry Lee Lewis so often that rumors started in Memphis that he was the Killer’s son.  The influence of Lewis comes through in his high-energy performances, Williams says, but his songs get him to a different place. As he says, “It’s Jerry Lee Lewis meets Jackson Pollock and Jerry Lee Lewis meets Joe Namath.” Traveling together for more than 23 years, touring the world over, this group has entertained & amazed crowds young and old, famous and infamous, and will be in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Wednesday, April 6 from 6-9pm.

In addition to Jason D. Williams, The Alys Foundation will host The Forrest Williams Band on March 16, Boukou Groove on March 23, Tennessee Firearms on April 13, and Bill Garrett & Friends on April 27 from 6-8pm in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  For additional information, please visit www.alysbeach.com

ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

ABOUT THE ALYS FOUNDATION

The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of Alys Beach. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community.

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Movies Under the Stars at Alys Beach!

Bring low back chairs or your favorite blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre throughout March and April.  Bay Elementary PTO will be selling popcorn, candy, bottled water, and glow toys.

Here is the line-up!  Spring movies begin at 7:30pm.

  • MARCH
    • 15: Despicable me
    • 22: The Muppet Movie
    • 29: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • APRIL
    • 5: Toy Story 3
    • 12: Meet the Robinsons
    • 19: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    • 26: Wall-E

See you at the movies!

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Showcase of Homes at Alys Beach

Join us for a self-guided walking tour of the many beautiful courtyard homes and pedestrian paths of Alys Beach on Wednesday, March 16 from 2-5pm.  View current listings by clicking here or call the Sales Office at 866-732-1760 for additional information.

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Caliza Restaurant to Reopen on March 9

Caliza Restaurant reopens for dinner on Wednesday, March 9 and will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm.  Offering fresh local seafood, grilled steaks, pasta, soups, and a variety of salads prepared by executive chef Ed Reese. Try one of our signature cocktails while watching the sunset on the roof-top terrace overlooking Alys Beach.  Call 850-213-5700 for reservations.  Visitwww.calizarestaurant.com for more information.

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Enter 4th Annual Digital Graffiti

The 4th annual “Digital Graffiti” festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Digital Graffiti is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original video art onto the resort town’s iconic white walls and rooftops.

“No where else does the architecture of an entire community become a canvas for digital art,” said former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. “Digital Graffiti embodies the innovation and originality that Florida prides itself on supporting.”

Each year, the Digital Graffiti festival attracts thousands of curious spectators and has showcased innovative and mesmerizing digital works from artists from all over the world, including France, Thailand, Belgium, India, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, England, Austria, Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, China, and the United States.

“Digital Graffiti is a world-class event that allows civilians like myself to readily appreciate global artists at their creative and visual peak,” said author, fashion model and TV celebrity India Hicks, who hosted the 2009 Digital Graffiti festival.

Festival organizers are now calling for submissions from artists around the globe for inclusion in the 2011 competition.

For complete submission guidelines, please visit www.digitalgraffiti.com and follow the festival on facebook at www.facebook.com/digitalgraffitifestival

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