From pro boxing to a bourbon distillery tour, here are 10 things to do in Bay County

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 28

Take your palate on a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery at House of Bourbon

Barrels of bourbon aged for several years at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky.
Barrels of bourbon aged for several years at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky.

6-8 p.m. Jan. 28, at the House Of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City. During this tasting you will get to sample a tour through Buffalo Trace Distillery, displaying Benchmark 6, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, EH Taylor Small Batch and Blanton's with a food pairing. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at eventbrite.com. For additional information call 850-785-8706

Get the last look at NYC Rockette exhibition, Center for the Arts

"Life as a Rockette" exhibit on display at the Panama City Center for the Arts through Feb. 4
"Life as a Rockette" exhibit on display at the Panama City Center for the Arts through Feb. 4

5-7 p.m., Jan. 28, at the Center for the Arts, 19E 4th Street, Panama City (Corner of Harrison Avenue and 4th Street). In the main gallery is the celebration of one of America’s favorite dance companies through the experience of local artist Sonya Livingston. Get a taste of “Life as a Rockette” with this fun and festive exhibition. The exhibition will be on display until Feb. 4th. 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 Coastal Wilderness Exhibit Opening Night

Coast Wilderness Exhibit on display in the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College beginning Jan. 28.
Coast Wilderness Exhibit on display in the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College beginning Jan. 28.

5-7 p.m., Jan. 28, in the Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City. The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents Coastal Wilderness, drawings by Steve Shepard.

Colorful, dynamic, complex, rich in texture and content are just some of the words to describe Steve’s work. A native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Steve has spent most of his life out on the water, or surrounded by woods. It where he feels most at home, and it is what drives his art. The exhibit will run from through Feb.25. Admission is free. For more information, contact Pavel Amromin at pamromin@gulfcoast.edu, or call 850-872-3886.

SATURDAY, Jan. 29

Ready to rumble? Pro boxing match title fight to pack punches

Rumble at the Wharf, Baytown Warf Professional Boxing event to be held on Jan. 29.
Rumble at the Wharf, Baytown Warf Professional Boxing event to be held on Jan. 29.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at 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 areas first professional boxing event is sure to entertain with not only the WWB World Title fight, a special bout featuring Panama City native Tim Cilbrith in the main fight, as well as other undercard bouts. Multiple levels of VIP tables, some of which will include dinner as well as general admission seating, are available. General admission seating with discount pricing for first responders, military, and senior citizens. Tickets range from $15 to $1,200. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. For additional information, call 850-234-2002.

SUNDAY, Jan. 30

Pour love at a brewery pajama party

History Class Brewing Company  to host Pouring Love Pajama to support  Rooms With A Purpose on Jan. 30.
History Class Brewing Company to host Pouring Love Pajama to support Rooms With A Purpose on Jan. 30.

1-3 p.m. Jan. 30, at History Class Brewing Company, 6 East Fourth Street, Panama City. Wear your best jammies and come out to support Rooms With A Purpose. This organization pours love into our community by building dream-rooms for kids in our community with life-challenging illnesses. Enjoy a fresh local beer & snacks from your downtown brewery, and play a game to decorate your own version of a bedroom. The event is free to attend, donations to Rooms With A Purpose encouraged. For additional information, call 850-801-2337.

MONDAY, Jan. 31

Wind down with Blues in the Drews featuring Kelly Hundley

Kelly Hundley preforms live at Finns at Little Village on Jan. 31.
Kelly Hundley preforms live at Finns at Little Village on Jan. 31.

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 Brews under the heated palapa over looking Lake Ware. Finn's will have a Monday night dinner special for $12. For additional information call 850-215-9273.

TUESDAY, Feb. 1

Kick off Black History Month with city-lead proclamation

Annual Black History Month Proclamation  to be held Feb. 1 at the City of Panama City City Hall
Annual Black History Month Proclamation to be held Feb. 1 at the City of Panama City City Hall

4-6 p.m., Feb. 1, at City Hall, 501 Harrison Avenue, Panama City. The public is invited to attend the annual Black History Month proclamation 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 additional information, call 850-630-1113 or visit the Bay County Branch NAACP's Facebook page.

Visit the publishing museum for an oral history of Panama City's founder

George Mortimer West History Program, Feb. 1, at the  Bay County Public Library
George Mortimer West History Program, Feb. 1, at the Bay County Public Library

2-3 p.m., Feb. 1, at the meeting room of the Bay County Public Library, 898 W 11th Street, Panama City. Local historian and author of George Mortimer West, His Path in History, Nancy Hudson will present a program on the founding father of Panama City, George Mortimer West. Social distancing and masks encouraged for in-person library programming. The program is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 850-522-2100.

THURSDAY, Feb. 3

Grab another round at Taproom, Matt Siegel performs live

Matt Siegel performs live  at the Taproom on Feb. 3.
Matt Siegel performs live at the Taproom on Feb. 3.

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 originals songs that tell a story as well as songs by other artists he enjoys or feels on a personal level from revered classic singer and songwriters like Ray Wylie Hubbard or Snoop Dogg. For additional information, call 850-481-0421

Get some comic relief

John Heddon Comedy
John Heddon Comedy

7 p.m., Feb. 3 at Newby's Brew & Booze House, 7800 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Jason Hedden Comedy along with Panama City Comedy presents a stand up comedy show featuring Cliff Cash and regional comedians. No cover. For additional information call 850-230-5549 or visit: www.msnewbys.com.

This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Bay County Florida's top 10 things to do this week

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