Here are some Labor Day weekend events on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31. For the live music list THIS WEEKEND, click here.
The Funny Diva Show
Saturday, Aug. 30: Three female comedians will be on stage at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at Gypsyâ€™s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., over the Bridge of Lions. Susan Saiger and Miss Hope will open the show, with Aniria as the headliner. The Funny Diva Show is an all-female comedy show presented by Vixen Comedy. The show celebrates the diversity in humor by showcasing comediennes of different cultural backgrounds and different comedy styles that range from g-rated material to adult content.Â Tickets for Fridayâ€™s show are $10 per person. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843.
Uptown Saturday Night
Saturday, Aug. 30:Â From 5 toÂ 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shop on St. Augustineâ€™s San Marco Avenue between Ripleyâ€™s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Free parking street side and in the MissionÂ parking lot. Admission is free.
The Downtown Bazaar
Saturday, Aug. 30:Â The Downtown Bazaar is held on the last Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter,Â 33 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine.Â Artisans, vendors and live entertainment will be part of the FREE event. CallÂ 904-315-7454Â or go toÂ www.thedowntownbazaar.comÂ Â
Motherhood Out Loud at Limelight Theatre
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31: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
Local Honey musicians at Narrow Magazine party
Saturday, Aug. 30:Â Amy Hendrickson and 14 other local musician will perform from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine during the Narrow Magazine opening party. The performers includeÂ Lucio Rubino,Â Jon Bailey,Â Joe Schauer,Â Sam Pacetti,Â Hunter Miller,Â Colton Mckenna,Â Jim Johnston,Â Chelsea Saddler,Â Micah Gilliam,Â Lauren Gilliam,Â Micheal Jordan,Â Scott Sweet,Â Bob Patterso,Â Amy Hendrickson andÂ Shea Birney. The 15 musician will be collaborating on an album called Local Honey which will be recorded in October. Admission is free.
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. 31: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. 31: The Pili PiliÂ Band 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
Afternoon ofÂ PoetryÂ
Sunday,Â Aug. 31:Â Plant-A-Poem with the Ancient City Poets at The Gallery CafÃ© of St. Augustine,Â 1974 US-1 South, in the old Staples Plaza. Flagler Beach author Becky Meyer Pourchot will lead this workshop. The focus will be on using the magic of poetry to create good prose. Please come prepared to write. Resister at the door atÂ 1:45 pm. There is a small $10 charge to cover the cost of endless coffee and sweet treats. The hour long workshop begins atÂ 2 p.m.Â Â Haiku Enthusiast Michael Henry Lee will turn on the microphone atÂ 3Â p.m. atÂ City Coffee Company,Â 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.Â All who are willing canÂ step up and share a poem or two. AtÂ 4Â p.m.Â local writers who are featured inÂ FM 10 Summer 2014Â will present their work. An author meet-and-greet and a book signing will be held directly after.Â CallÂ 904-501-0043 or go toÂ www.bodor.org
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 Â
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.