April 17-19: St. Augustine WEEKEND events!

It's going to be a FUN weekend in St. Augustine! Photo shows Reggae Sunday at the Conch House. See more details in the list below. Contributed photo

It’s going to be a FUN weekend in St. Augustine! Photo shows Reggae Sunday at the Conch House. See more details in the list below. Contributed photo

Hairspray musical at Ponte Vedra High School

April 17-19: The Ponte Vedra High School Theatre Department will present the Broadway Musical, Hairspray, on stage at 7 p.m. April 16-17, and 2 and 7 p.m. April 18  in the school’s auditorium, 460 Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Directed by Joe Kemper, the musical will feature over 40 students from the school.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door.

No Sex Please, We’re British at Limelight Theatre

April 17-May 10: Limelight Theatre brings British comedy to the stage in No Sex Please, We’re British! This British farce is  on stage April 17 through May 10 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. The fast paced plot revolves around an assistant bank manager who lives above his bank with his new bride Frances. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography. They must decide what to do with the floods of photos, books, films and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org. Free parking is available streetside and in the theatre’s parking lot.

EPIC Flower & Garden Expo

April 18-19: EPIC Flower & Garden Expo — A popular event in northeast Florida, the Flower and Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be — held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Use your Expo pass to receive free admission to the Taste of St. Augustine on April 25! Go to epicbh.org/flowerandgardenexpo

Earth Day event at Anastasia State Park

April 18: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine — Celebrate your love of the Earth by participating in environmental education activities at the park. This day is sure to provide fun for the whole family. Enjoy displays from local organizations, park interpretive programs, games, crafts and other activities. Free with regular park admission. Go to www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Anastasia

St. Gerard Garage Sale

April 18: St. Gerard Campus will host a garage sale at the campus at 1405 US Hwy 1, across from Target and next to Destiny church, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 to raise funds for the pregnant teens and new teen mothers attending high school. Many items at very low prices will be available ranging from furniture to baby necessities and clothing.

St. Augustine Art Association Member Show

Through April 26: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., will host its Bi-Annual Spring Members Show through April 26, featuring works in varied styles and materials created by members of the Association. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 824-2310  or go to staaa.org.

Booking signing and tours at Tolomato Cemetery

April 18: The Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association announces that Tolomato Cemetery will host an event April 18 when St. Augustine architectural historian Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon will be at the cemetery all day to introduce and sign her new book, Walking St. Augustine, just published by the University Press of Florida.  Gordon will present her book at 1 p.m., and she’ll be at the cemetery throughout the normal cemetery Third Saturday hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ready to sign books and talk with visitors. Tolomato Cemetery is located on Cordova Street just south of Orange Street, the VIC Parking Garage and the start of the historic district. For more information, email board@tolomatocemetery.com or visit the Tolomato blog at http://tolomatocemetery.blogspot.com.

Datil pepper cooking and eating contest

April 18: Sherry Stoppelbein’s line of Datil B Good hot sauces, jams, jellies, pickles, relish, salsa and BBQ glaze usually make the coveted lists of “Ultimate Southern Food Guides’ with their fresh sweet heat zing. The hot little datil pepper is a great inspiration for recipe contest aficionados to enter a favorite Apple recipe in the “I Love Apples + Datil Peppers” recipe contest. Top 10 Finalists will bring their ready to sample dish to Hot Shot Bakery on April 18 at 12 p.m. for tasting competition. In addition, a chocolate-cover datil eating competition will be held during the event. Hot Shot Bakery & Cafe is at 8 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-824-7898 or go to www.hotshotbakery.com.

Canterbury Cathedral Choir

April 18: The Canterbury Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sam Pacetti at DOS Coffee & Wine

April 18: St. Augustine musician Sam Pacetti will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at DOS Coffee & Wine, 300 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. For more info about this location, go to www.dosbar.com

Bob Dylan at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

April 18: Music legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return on Saturday, April 18 to the  St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 5, 2013. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Go to www.staugamphitheatre.com for more details.

Record Store Day at Tonevendor and The Corazon

April 18: Record Store Day with live music, a film, and an after party will be held at Tonevendor, 81 D King St., and The Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St. At 3 and 5 p.m., The Corazon Cinema and Cafe will host a screening of the film “Records Collecting Dust,” along with live music by the Sandfleas and Willowwacks. Admission to the screenings is $6. An after party will be from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Planet Sarbez, 115 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. For more details, see the facebook event listing: www.facebook.com/events

Farm Stroll

April 19: First Coast Fresh, a Family Farm Group, will host Farm Stroll 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Farm Stroll 2015 is for anyone who wants to learn about local food production, where the food comes from, and the people who produce it. Attend educational forum workshops, meet great chefs, taste produce right from the field, take a walking tour of the farms and more. Admission is FREE! Go to http://tinyurl.com/n5w8bs3 to register so that the farms know how many people to expect on the tour. Participating farms include Blue Sky Farms, Wesley Wells Farm, KYV Farms, Ruffled Feathers Farm, Rype & Readi Farm Market, UF IFAS Hastings — all in St. Johns County; and County Line Produce, Blueberry Hill Farm, Log Cabin Winery, St Johns Oaks Vineyard & Farms, Produce Barn & Grove — in Putnam County.

The Corazon Cinema & Cafe

April 17-19: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and matinees at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Comedy shows

April 17-18: Comedian Dwight York will headline, and Adam Hartley will open the show on Saturday, April 18 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. On Friday, April 17, a comedy showcase begins at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $10. For reservations, call 904-461-8843. Go to thegypsycomedyclub.com to view the upcoming schedule.

Ann O’Malley’s Live Music

April 18-19: Smokin’ Joe will perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. On Sunday, April 19, The Skinny will perform at 4 p.m., and beef on weck will be served from 12 p.m. to close (or until it runs out!). Go to annomalleys.com for more details.

Reggae Sunday

April 19: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning March 1 through Oct. 25 at The Conch House, 57 Comares Ave., on the island over the Bridge of Lions. Chillakaya 1 will perform on March 29. Go to conch-house.com/lounge/reggae-sunday to view the entire schedule.

Acoustic open mic

April 19: Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scarlett O’Hara’s, 70 Hypolita St. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.


Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America

Daily through September 2015: Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America is a signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition that shares the story of how three intertwining cultures – Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans – came together to form the foundation of the American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. The exhibition debuts during St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Go to staugustine-450.com/tapestry for more details.


Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com


Through Feb. 1: The full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish ship, El Galeon is open for tours at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Named Andalucia, it is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The ship is available for tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket. The replica is docked at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Call 904-824-1606 or go to www.elgaleon.org 


Saturday: Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin’s history, it’s various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and show participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event here. Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily. The St. Augustine Distillery is at 112 Riberia St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-4962 or go to  www.staugustinedistillery.com


Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Victorian spiritualism immersion. Learn to read tea leaves, master pendulum dowsing with angel cards and talking spirit board. Afternoon sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday are $35 per person. Keyhole After Dark is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is priced at $40 per person. Sessions take place above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 904-671-5010 or go to www.2ghouls.com


Friday, Saturday and Sunday: VIP tours featuring more than 3 hours of carriage travel in St. Augustine with 4-5 food tasting stops, stops at 3-4 wine sampling venues and a bottle of wine to enjoy on the ride. The tours are presented by The Tasting Tours. The Vittles and Vino tour is $109. Call 904-325-3911 or go to www.thetastingtours.com 


Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740′s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go to www.nps.gov/casa


Saturdays and Sundays: The St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 State Road 207, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of items including fresh produce, datil pepper sauce, prepared foods, antiques and collectibles, instruments, cell phones, jewelry, art and everything in between. Free admission and parking. On the third Sunday of each month, a motorcycle swap meet is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 904-824-4210 or go to staugustinefleamarket.com


Daily: Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREE to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours  


Daily: The Schooner Freedom sets sail daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The tour provides guests with an unforgettable two-hour sailing adventure. Daytime sails are $35 for adults, $25 for kids ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Sunset sails are $45 per person and once each month there’s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. Call 904-810-1010 or go to www.schoonerfreedom.com


Daily: St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee. Daily tours aboard a special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters — listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to www.staugustineecotours.com


Daily: The Victory III sets sail  at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Since the 1900′s St. Augustine Scenic Cruise family have been giving visitors to St. Augustine a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy historic landmarks and natural beauty by water. Cost is $16.75 for adults; $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75 for ages 60 and older. Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go to www.scenic-cruise.com or call 904-824-1806.

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