Red River Band
Aug. 22-23: The Red River Band will perform atÂ 8:30 p.m. inÂ Tradewinds Tropical Lounge, 124 Charlotte St., in downtown St. Augustine. Also at Tradewinds, Elizabeth Roth will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23; andÂ Keith Godwin & The Rio Grande Band will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
Pollard Hall Open HouseÂ
Aug. 22:Â Flagler College willÂ opening its doors to unveil the latest addition to its campusÂ â€”Â Pollard Hall,Â 31 Cordova St., downtown St. Augustine.Â Guests are welcome to check out the new academic building from 4:30Â toÂ 6 p.m. In addition to Pollard Hall, visitors can also tour the studios of the Flagler College radio station, WFCF, and meet on-air personalities and even record their ownÂ voices for audio broadcast. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 904-819-6205.Â
Fresh Beat Band
Aug. 22:Â Nickelodeon’s popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series, The Fresh Beat Band, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the The St. Augustine Amphitheatre,Â 1340 A1A South, in St. Augustine. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $29.50 toÂ $46.50. Call 904-209-0367 or go toÂ www.staugamphitheatre.com Â
Guinness World Records attempt (ALS Ice Bucket Challenge)
Aug. 23:Â Guinness World RecordsÂ® has confirmed that theÂ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to be held by Ripleyâ€™s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium and Ripleyâ€™s Red Trains on Saturday, Aug. 23, will be aÂ Guinness World Records Official Attempt. The event starts atÂ 8:30 a.m.Â in the Ripleyâ€™s Believe It or Not! parking lot, located at 19 San Marco Ave. Parking will be available in the nearby parking garageÂ or lots. The event should be over byÂ 9:15 a.m. Cost is $5 to participate (FREE to watch). Sign up here:Â www.ripleys.com/staugustine/
Nutcracker ballet auditions
Aug. 23:Â Saint Augustine Ballet will holdÂ open auditions for the sixth annual production ofÂ The NutcrackerÂ onÂ Saturday, August 23Â at Abellaâ€™s School of Dance,Â 1711 Lakeside Avenue Unit 9, in Saint Augustine.Â Registration for dancers between the ages ofÂ 8Â and 10Â years old will start atÂ 8:30 a.m.Â Auditions begin promptly atÂ 9 a.m.Â and will end at approximatelyÂ 11 a.m.Â Dancers must be eight years oldÂ byÂ Sept.Â 1Â in order to audition.Â Registration for ages eleven and up will begin atÂ 12:30 p.m.Â Auditions will begin promptly atÂ 1 p.m.Â and end at approximatelyÂ 3 p.m.Â Audition registration forms are available atÂ www.saintaugustineballet.com.Â If you have additional questions emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live music by Jesse Cruce
Aug. 23-24:Â Local musician Jesse Cruce will perform with his Electric Trio (includesÂ Kenny Hamilton on sax) at 9:30 p.m. at Cellar Six, 6 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. On Sunday, Aug. 24, Cruce plays solo beginning at 5 p.m. at Salt Life Food Shack at St. Augustine Beach.
Seminole Indian Wars living history event
Aug. 23: AÂ living history event willÂ be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Â Saturday, Aug.Â 23Â at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 AvilesÂ St., in historic St. Augustine.Â TheÂ FREEÂ event is open to the public.Â The event will featureÂ the impact of the Seminole Indian Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, to be portrayed byÂ professional and volunteer re-enactors with an emphasis on the Second War period from 1835 untilÂ 1842.Â For more information, contact Julia Vaill GatlinÂ at 904-829-3575 or emailÂ email@example.com. Visit the website atÂ www.ximenezfatiohouse.org, Twitter atÂ twitter.com/XFHouseÂ and the Facebook page atÂ www.facebook.com/pages/
Sam Pacetti at DOS
Aug. 23: Local musician Sam Pacetti will perform at 7 p.m. at DOS Coffee & Wine, 300 San Marco Ave. Admission is FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.Â Go toÂ www.dosbar.comÂ or follow on facebook:Â www.facebook.com/DosCoffeeWine
Journey to the South Pacific at IMAXÂ
Aug.Â 22-24: Filmed amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, â€œJourney to the South Pacificâ€ opens at The IMAX Theater at World Golf Village. This film transports audiences to an underwater Eden of exotic marine life. Audiences join a 12-year old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures that thrive in the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem on earth. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. CallÂ 904-940-4123Â or go toÂ www.WorldGolfIMAX.com
Ann Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s Live Music
Aug. 22-24: The band Drinking WaterÂ will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Aug. 22Â at Ann Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., in downtown St. Augustine. On Aug. 23, Scuttered the BruceÂ will play Â live Irish music from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Aug. 24, Todd & MollyÂ will play from 4 to 7 p.m. and Beef on Weck will be served (every Sunday). CallÂ 904.825.4040 or go toÂ annomalleys.com/calendarÂ to view the entire August entertainment calendar.
Laffs for Less finals & stand-up comedians
Aug. 22-23: Finals night for Laffs forÂ LessÂ will begin at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22Â at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at Gypsyâ€™s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., over the Bridge of Lions. Hosted by comedian Brian Thomas, eight regional comedians will compete for the top prize â€” performing in several area comedy clubs. Tickets for Fridayâ€™s show are $10 per person. On Aug. 23,Â James Yon will headline,Â with Catherine Maloney LarsonÂ opening the show. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843.
Motherhood Out Loud at Limelight Theatre
Aug. 22-31:Â A joyous, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play that shatters traditional notions about parenthood. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday â€“ Saturday and 2 p.m. on SundayÂ in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, an intimate space with about 70 seats.Â Tickets are $20Â per person, with two for $25 on Terrific Tuesdays (Aug. 19 and Aug. 26). Limelight Theatre is atÂ 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Call 904-825-1164Â or go toÂ www.limelight-theatre.org
Live music by Dennis Fermin
Aug. 22-23:Â Local musician Dennis Fermin will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday at Taberna del Caballo, 37 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. He also will play from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday at O.C. Whiteâ€™s, 118 Avenida Menendez. In addition, Fermin plays from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday at Pizzalley’s Chianti Room, 60 Charlotte St.
Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops
Aug. 23: Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.,the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain ginâ€™s history, itâ€™s various categories, how the distilleryâ€™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 theÂ event here.Â 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 toÂ www.staugustinedistillery.com
Family Seining at The GTM Research Reserve
Aug. 23:Â Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a family seining activity. Pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Necessary gear including waders and boots will be provided. The program takes place at the Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, in South Ponte Vedra Beach. RSVP online atÂ gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com or call 904-823-4500.
Sea Your History Weekend at Lighthouse
Aug. 23-24:Â Discover the Spanish and Menorcan influences on St. Augustine’s maritime history with traditional boatbuilding, shipwreck artifacts and guest presenters at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. Attend a workshop, climb the tower, explore the keepers’ house, walk the nature trails and experience history. Call 904-829-0745 or go toÂ www.staugustinelighthouse.org
An Evening On the Matanzas COA Gala
Aug. 24: The St. Johns County Council on Aging will feature a gala that includes a buffet by Chief’s Garden, live entertainment by the Frank Staffi Band, cocktails, and a silent auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the River House, 179 Marine St., in St. Augustine. Go toÂ www.coasjc.com
Through the Keyhole
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28: 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 toÂ www.2ghouls.com
Vittles and Vino VIP Carriage Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28:Â 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. CallÂ 904-325-3911Â or go toÂ www.thetastingtours.comÂ Â
Sunday Acoustic Open Mic
Sunday, Aug. 24:Â Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Johnnyâ€™s, 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. Call 904-829-8333.
Sunday, Aug. 24: De Lions of Jah will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. during Reggae Sundays at the Conch House Marina, 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. The event continues each Sunday through Sept. 28. For the full schedule, go toÂ www.conch-house.com/reggae.html
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 1740â€²s. 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 toÂ www.nps.gov/casa
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 lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go toÂ staugustinefm.com
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. The flea market is the site of the Old City Music Fest, with headliner Joan Jett and other big bands on stage Nov. 7-8. 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 toÂ staugustinefleamarket.com
Historic Tours of Flagler College
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 10Â a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours
Nao Victoria Tour
Daily: Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship, docked at the St. Augustine City Marina,Â 111 Avenida Menendez.The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours from 10:30 a.m. â€“ 6:30 p.m. daily.Â Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Call 904-824-1606 or go toÂ www.elgaleon.org
Schooner Freedom Sailing Excursions
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 thereâ€™s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. CallÂ 904-810-1010 or go toÂ 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.Â Daily tours aboard aÂ special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters â€” listen for dolphin conversations using the vesselâ€™s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go toÂ www.staugustineecotours.com
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Daily: The Victory III sets sail Â 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 1900â€²s 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 $16.75Â for adults;Â $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75Â for ages 60 and older.Â Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go toÂ www.scenic-cruise.comÂ or call 904-824-1806.