Aug. 28-30: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

Mean Mary will perform on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lohman Auditorium as part of the Gamble Rogers Musical Festival series. Contributed image

Mean Mary will perform on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lohman Auditorium as part of the Gamble Rogers Musical Festival series. Contributed image

Gamble Rogers Concert Series — Mean Mary & Charlie Robertson

Aug. 29: Florida icon Charlie Robertson will be opening for Nashville recording star Mean Mary (James) on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lohman Auditorium at Whitney Lab, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show at the door. Tickets are available in St. Augustine at Music Matters (196 SR 312), Simple Gestures (4 White Street), The Bead Chick (78 San Marco Ave,), online at www.gamblerogersfest.org or by calling Paul at 904-794-4163.

Artist Joe Rocco at Coldwell Banker Premier Properties

Aug. 29: St. Augustine artist Joe Rocco will exhibit his paintings from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Coldwell Banker Premiere Properties, 128 San Marco Ave. The free event will coincide with Uptown Saturday Night, a night of art, music, and extended shopping along San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. Rocco owns The St. Augustine Family Barber and grew up in New York City and Washington, D.C., where he found his passion for art, sketching and painting. Free admission parking. Call 904-501-3215.
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Live music by Dennis Fermin

Aug. 28-31: Local Spanish guitarist Dennis Fermin will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Taberna Del Caballo (Colonial Quarter), 37 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. On Aug. 29, he will play from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at O.C. White’s, 118 Avenida Menendez, downtown St. Augustine. On Monday, Aug. 31, Dennis performs from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chianti Room behind Pizzalleys, 60 Charlotte St., downtown St. Augustine. For more about his music, go to www.ferminspanishguitar.com

Nature & Wildlife Exhibit

Aug. 28-30: The annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit is on view at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. Sculptures, paintings, photography, mixed media and more of animals, landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, and plant life. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is FREE. Call  904-824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org

Live music at Ann O’Malley’s

Aug. 28-29: Chace Rains will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. On Saturday, Aug. 29, live music by Doug Arrington will begin at 8 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 23, beef on weck is served all day. Admission is FREE.

Stand-up comedians at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club

Aug. 28-29: 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.

Beyond Therapy at Limelight Theatre

Aug. 28-30: Set in the 1980s, Beyond Therapy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests they place a personal ad. Their first meeting is disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists – who are clearly more troubled than their patients! The comedy runs Aug. 7-30 in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, a 75-seat black box space at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. This play contains adult language and content. For reservations, call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org

Uptown Saturday Night

Aug. 29: From 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, extended shopping, live music, refreshments and new art exhibits are featured in galleries, antique stores and boutiques along San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine, between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Free admission and free parking (street side and at the Mission Nombre de Dios parking lot).

Give the Kids the World Fundraiser

Aug. 29: From 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort will host the 18th annual Give Kids The World fundraiser.  There will be a variety of poolside activities including a live auction, silent auctions, raffle drawings, entertainment, BBQ lunch and refreshments available. The resort is located at 860 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Call 904-471-2555 or go to www.holidayisleoceanfront.com

Sam Pacetti at DOS

Aug. 29: St. Augustine musician Sam Pacetti will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at DOS Coffee and Wine, 300 San Marco Ave., north of uptown St. Augustine. DOS offers beer, wine, coffee drinks, smoothies, sandwiches and salads, and desserts from Creme de la Cocoa. Admission is FREE.

Changing of the Guard

Aug. 29: The Florida Historic Militia will present a traditional Changing of the Guard where visitors can witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine. The Changing of the Guard will be from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Government House, across fromthe Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE.

Nutcracker Angels auditions

Aug. 29: Calling all angels! St. Augustine Ballet is in need of a few good angels. All female and male students of dance who are five to seven years old are invited to Saint Augustine Ballet’s open audition for the part of an angel in their seventh annual production of The Nutcracker. Auditions are open to all dance students regardless of dance studio affiliations. Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Abella’s School of Dance. Abella’s is located at 1711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine. Registration will start at 9 a.m. Dancers must be five to seven years old by September 1, 2015. Auditions begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A non-refundable $25 fee audition will be charged at the time of registration. Please bring cash or checks made out to Saint Augustine Ballet. All dancers must bring a 4” x 6” head shot photo to the audition. Proper ballet attire is required: black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun for girls, white t-shirt and black dance shorts/pants for boys. Once cast, there is an additional non-refundable performance fee of $175 that covers costume rental with fittings, and cast t-shirt. Audition registration forms are available at www.saintaugustineballet.com. If you have additional questions please contact info@saintaugustineballet.com . Audition registration forms are available at www.saintaugustineballet.com. If you have additional questions, please contact info@saintaugustineballet.com

Jazz Group at Limelight Theatre

Aug. 30: The Gary Starling Jazz Group featuring Russell George will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, a 75-seat black box space at Limelight Theatre. Admission is $5, which goes to the musicians. Beer, wine, soda, water and snacks are available for a donation in the lobby. Limelight is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. FREE parking. Go to limelight-theatre.org

BAND MEMBERS

Gary Starling – guitar
Russell George – violin
Mike Perez – upright bass
Steve Clark – drums

Rick Springfield, Loverboy, and The Romantics

Aug. 28-30

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the iconic tripleheader concert event featuring Rick Springfield, Loverboy and The Romantics on Sunday, Aug. 30. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $ 79.50 for Seated Pit; $ 59.50 for Level 100; $ 49.50 for Level 200; $ 39.50 for Level 300; and $ 35 for Obstructed View seats. Tickets are available at the box office at 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine, and at ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details.

Movies at The Corazon Cinema & Cafe

Aug. 28-30: 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

Aug. 30: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through Oct. 25, 2015 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.

Sunday Acoustic Open Mic

Aug. 30: 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.

ONGOING EVENTS

TAPESTRY: THE CULTURAL THREADS OF FIRST AMERICA

Daily through Sept. 20: This signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition shares the story of how three intertwining cultures — Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans — came together to form the foundation of American culture  and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine.  This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents and interactive elements.  The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students with important historical sites and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Dr., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Call 904-825-1000 or go to www.staugustine-450.com/tapestry

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

FIRST COLONY: OUR SPANISH ORIGINS EXHIBIT

Daily: This bilingual exhibit uses interactive displays and artifacts to explore the daily lives of the Spaniards who established St. Augustine in 1565 as the nation’s first permanent European colony. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7.99 for adults; $5.99 for ages 6-15 and 62+; and free for ages 5 and younger. Admission for St. Johns County residents is $5.99 for adults and $3.99 for children. The exhibit is on view at the Government House, 48 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-823-2212 or go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/firstcolony

COCKTAIL WORKSHOPS AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY

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

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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