April 22-24: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

Taste of St. Augustine

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

April 22: Earth Day at Anastasia State Park — Celebrate earth day at Anastasia State Park and find out about the great ways to give back and get involved. Enjoy free s’mores and hot dogs while learning fun facts about the ecosystem and local environment. Join a ranger for a guided hike through the nature trail or make fun crafts with park volunteers. This event is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine (off Anastasia Blvd., on the island over the Bridge of Lions). Meet at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near Island Beach Grill in the beach parking lot. Park admission is $8 per vehicle (2-8 people); $4 single-occupant vehicle; $2 per pedestrian, bicyclist or extra passenger. Go to www.floridastateparks.org/park/anastasia

THE TASTE OF ST. AUGUSTINE

April 23: A Taste of St. Augustine — The annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Taste samples from more than 20 St. Augustine restaurants and vote for “People’s Choice.” Live music and the annual Race to the Taste 5K are part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine or www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine

FEEL THE WHEELS

April 23: Feel the Wheels — Hands-on fun for all ages during a static display of service vehicles of all kinds — helicopters, firetrucks, boats, tractors and so much more — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, off State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Hosted by Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine (www.tagmuseum.org and www.facebook.com/tagmuseum)

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

April 23: Uptown Saturday Night — Enjoy extended shopping, art exhibits, live music and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in shops along San Marco Avenue in Uptown St. Augustine. FREE parking street-side and at the Mission Nombre de Dios. Free admission.

SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLET

April 23: Sleeping Beauty by Canada’s Ballet Jorgen — EMMA Concert Association presents the Canada’s Ballet Jorgen in a performance of the beloved Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humor and beauty, Canada’s Ballet Jorgen was formed in 1987 by Bengt Jorgen and Susan Bodie, is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire comprised exclusively of original works. Tickets are $40 ($5 for students) and may be purchased in advance at www.emmaconcerts.com or by calling 904-797-2800.

FREE ADMISSION TO THE FORT

April 16-24: Free Admission to Castillo de San Marcos — In recognition of the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, the Castillo de San Marcos offers free admission throughout the week. Built 1672-1695, the massive fortress provided protection for Spanish Florida, Spain’s famous treasure fleets and the people of St. Augustine. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. daily with the last ticket issued at 5 p.m. 1 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Call 904-829-6506 or go to www.nps.gov/casa

FIND YOUR PARK PLEIN AIR ART

April 16-24:Artists, regardless of residency, who love parks, history and The Great Outdoors are invited to participate in Find Your Park Plein Air. Find Your Park Plein Air, coordinated by the National Park Service and St. Johns Cultural Council, features the actual creation of art in plein air, which is a French term meaning “in the open air.” This art form is when an artist creates outside with the subject in view. Therefore, the program, during National Park Week, offers two places of inspiration and beauty for artists to create masterpieces in the fresh air of historic St. Johns County – the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. For those wishing to participate in Find Your Park Plein Air, the cost is free. For artists wanting to submit artwork created during Find Your Park Plein Air into the juried show, the cost is $30 to submit up to two works. Go to www.findyourparkpleinair.com

THE 39 STEPS AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

April 15-May8: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and add a dash of Monty Python — this whodunit will keep you on your toes and roaring in your seat!  The 39 Steps is on stage April 13-May 8 on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre in uptown St. Augustine. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. Tickets are $26 for adults; $24 for seniors; $20 for military and students; $10 student rush (30 minutes prior to show); and a FREE child ticket is available with full paid adult ticket. Patrons can choose their seats online at limelight-theatre.org or by calling 904-825-1164.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AT ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH

April 15-23: A cast of forty talented performing arts students at St. Augustine High School will take the stage for a seven-day run of this family-friendly musical comedy about a window-washer turned business mogul and the captivating secretary who catches his eye. Directed by Jeff Dodd. Show times are below. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. St. Augustine High School is located at 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
• Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm
• Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
• Saturday, April 16, 7:00 pm
• Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm
• Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
• Friday, April 22, 7:00 pm
• Saturday, April 23, 7:00 pm

PETER PAN AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH

April 15-24: From writer/director Jason Woods comes a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan.  Follow beloved characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook in this timeless story newly adapted for the stage, featuring hilarious new songs, captivating music, new choreography by Ashley Yarham, and one very large crocodile… get #readyforneverland! Performances are April 13-April 24 at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.

TICKETS: www.readyforneverland.ticketleap.com

WEBSITE: www.readyforneverland.com

APRIL 14 – 24
Evening performance times: 7:30pm
Matinee performance times: 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 13th: Preview Night
Thursday, April 14th, Premiere Party

TILLY THE TRICKSTER AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

April 23 and April 30: A scene from Tilly the Trickster, on stage at Limelight Thaetre. From left, Flagler College student Rylee Kuberra as Tilly; Flagler College student Alison Zador as Mom; Morgan Kelly, with Teddy the puppet; and Craig Wickless as Dad. A family-friendly show is featured on Saturdays at Limelight Theatre, written by Molly Shannon. The musical Tilly the Trickster is on stage 11 a.m. April 16, April 23, and April 30. Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, TILLY THE TRICKSTER. TICKETS —$26 for adult with FREE child ticket (use code jrpatron when ordering the tickets online); $10 for additional child ticket. Go to limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB

April 22-23: Comedians are on stage every Friday and Saturday night at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant in St. Augustine. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, and cost is $10 per person. Saturday shows begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12. For reservations, call 904-461-8843. Go to thegypsycomedyclub.com to view the upcoming schedule.

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

April 22-24: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. Movies begin at 7 and 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays.  Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com  

REGGAE SUNDAY

 April 24: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through October at The Conch House, 57 Comares Ave., on the island over the Bridge of Lions. Go to conch-house.com/lounge/reggae-sunday to view the entire schedule.

MUSIC IN THE BOX AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Spartina Band with Jesse Cruce will be performing swampy blues and funk originals from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24 during Music in the Box at Limelight Theatre. The group will have a new CD available for purchase at this Limelight performance. For the April 24 Music in the Box, Jesse Cruce plans to perform a kid-friendly warm up solo set, including some original children’s songs he has written, as well as some covers for sing-alongs. Music in the Box at Limelight Theatre is held in the 75-seat Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, an intimate black box space. Admission is $5 at the door, which goes to the musicians. Beer, wine, soda, water and snacks are available in the lobby. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking is available onsite and street-side. Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org

ONGOING EVENTS

OLD CITY FARMERS MARKET

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 St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE

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

VITTLES & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS

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 

HISTORIC WEAPONS DEMONSTRATIONS

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

ST. AUGUSTINE FLEA MARKET

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

FLAGLER COLLEGE TOURS

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  

SCHOONER FREEDOM SAILING

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

ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS

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

ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE

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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