ROYAL FAMILY TRANSFER
Feb. 8: The 2015 Royal Family will be presented to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 in Queen Isabella Gardens, corner of Saint George and Hypolita Streets in downtown St. Augustine, across from Columbia Restaurant. The new Royal Trio will be announced, tracing their family lineage back to Spain. The new trio: Kerrie Suzanne Alexander as Queen Mariana; Joseph Solano as King Juan Carlos; and Allison Courter as Princess Margarita Maria. The FREE event is hosted by the St. Augustine Easter Festival Committee. The public is invited.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Feb. 6: Art Galleries of St. Augustine, an organization of area galleries, sponsors the First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Galleries offer new exhibits and meet-the-artist receptions during this event. Start self-guided tours at any gallery and hop on the free trolleys to get to locations that are just a short ride away. Ripleyâ€™s Red trains and Old Town Trolleys provide complimentary transportation during the art walk. Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes on a continuous loop. See theÂ art walk mapÂ here. Admission is FREE. Call 1-832-779-2781 or go to www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.orgÂ for more details.
FIGURES & FACES EXHIBIT AT ART ASSOCIATION
Feb. 6-March 1: The St. Augustine Art Association presents it annual figurative exhibit, “Figures and Faces.”Â This juried show includes work in various styles from artists from across the region who will compete for cash prizes, including the prestigious Carl Steinsleck Award for Best Figure Drawing. Admission is FREE. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays.Â The Art Association is at 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-2310 or go toÂ www.staaa.org
HALL & HAMMER AT AMIRO ART AND FOUND
Feb. 6: Celebrate First Friday Art Walk FROM 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 with a complimentary glass of wine while visiting with artists Heather Hall and Lori Hammer at Amiro Art & Found. Hall brings her felted silk wearable art and Hammer shows her unique array of designer jewelry. The gallery is at 9C Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-8460 or go to www.amiroartandfound.com
LOVE MONTH AT PLUM GALLERY
Feb. 6: The newly expanded Plum Gallery, 10 Aviles St., celebrates Love Month with the opening of a new exhibit featuring Gary Borse, Eileen Corse and Lincolnville’s own Rosamond Parrish. The unveiling of the new exhibit is part of First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is FREE. Call 904-825-0069 or go to www.plumartgallery.com
THE WITNESS BY LEE WEAVER
Feb. 6-8: Lee Weaver portrayS “The Witness” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.Â General Admission is $20. Call 904-824-8874 or go to www.OldFloridaMuseum.com
ALMOST, MAINE AT NEASE HIGH SCHOOL
Feb. 6-8: Those looking for a perfect gift or a perfect pre-Valentineâ€™s day date night will fall in love with the Allen D. Nease High School production, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, on stage Feb. 5-8 at the Nease Performing Arts Center. Featuring a cast of 19 student performers, Almost, Maine explores a multi-faceted view of modern love. The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 8. Reserved seats are available for $15. Tickets are $10 at the door. For a catered Dinner and Show Package for $20 per person, contact Director Maria Helfrich at Nease High School at 904-547-8300.
SWEET BIRD OF YOUTHÂ AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Feb. 6-8: Sweet Bird of Youth is staged by local actors on Limelight Theatreâ€™s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Written by Tennessee Williams, the drama tells the story of gigolo Chance Wayne and faded Hollywood star Alexandra Del Lago. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is staged through Feb. 15. Tickets are $25 per person. Free parking is available. For reservations, call the box office at 904-825-1164 or purchase online atÂ limelight-theatre.org.
JUPITER ASCENDING ON IMAX
Feb. 6-11: The IMAX Theater at the World Golf Hall of Fame features Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies whirling through space working to alter the balance of the cosmos. For show times, call 904-940-4123 or go to WorldGolfIMAX.com
TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT
Feb. 6: An Evening with Travis Tritt will begin at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are still available. Go to pvconcerthall.com for more details.
DEAN QUIGLEY ART AT FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Feb. 7: A Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at noon on the north lawn of the Castillo de San Marcos, with the unveiling of a marker at the Mission Nombre de Dios at 3 p.m. This ceremonial event will feature a statement of local African American history, prayers by representatives of diverse faith groups, Native American representation, a traditional African ancestral libation, and live music. Admission is FREE.
EMMA CONCERT: ANGELE DUBEAU & LA PIETA
Feb. 7: Angele Dubeau and La Pieta make the music of the Baroque come alive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 in Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $35; $5 for students with ID. Call 904-797-2800 or go to www.emmaconcerts.com
HOT FOODS & SPICY BLUES FESTIVAL
Feb. 7: The 5th Annual Hot Foods & Spicy Blues Festival begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast â€” with live music, trolley rides, farm tours, food and fun zone. Headliner is famous Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton â€” playing the Florida slide guitar blues while cooking a pot of his Cajun gumbo. Go to www.myagmuseum.com
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Feb. 7: Anastasia State Park hosts Music in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m.at the Island Beach Grill inside the park, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This is an open jam session anyone can join â€” bring an instrument, voice or just an interest in listening to local musicians.Â The event is included in regular admission of $8/vehicle with 2 to 8 occupants, $4/single-occupant vehicle, and $2/bicyclist or walker. Call 904-461-2035 or go to www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
MUSKET FIRING DEMOS AT FORT MATANZAS
Feb. 7: Re-enactors fire flintlock muskets at Fort Matanzas National Monument on tours fromÂ 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Weather and staff permitting. Admission is FREE, including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. Go toÂ www.nps.gov/foma or callÂ 904-471-0116.
SAM PACETTI PERFORMANCE
Feb. 7: Local musician Sam Pacetti will perform beginning at 7 p.m. at DOS Coffee & Wine, 300 San Marco Ave. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Admission is FREE.
DEAN QUIGLEY ART AT FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Feb. 7: Preview a masterpiece painting by St. Augustine Historical Artist Dean Quigley on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. “Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America” is the name of the artwork. This event is an official St. Augustine Celebrate 450 event. Go to fountainofyouthflorida.com
THE CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE
Feb. 6-8: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Bellyâ€™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 toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Feb. 6-7: A comedy showcase will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant.Â Tickets are $10 for the Friday show. The Saturday, Feb. 7 show will feature headliner Frankie Paul. Comedian KP Burke will open the show. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843. Go toÂ thegypsycomedyclub.comÂ to view the upcoming schedule.
ANN Oâ€™MALLEYâ€™SÂ ENTERTAINMENT
RE-RIDING HISTORY ART EXHIBIT
Daily through Feb. 28: Curated by artists Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock, this exhibition at Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum metaphorically retraces the history of 72 American Indians who were forcibly taken from their homes in Oklahoma and imprisoned in St. Augustine. Held at the Castillo (then known as Fort Marion) from 1875 to 1878, Indian oral history and art have preserved the cultural memory of this incidentÂ In addition to these prisoners, an additional 530 Chiricahua Apache men, women and children were imprisoned in Fort Marion. The artwork in this exhibition was created by 72 invited artists who are Native American, non-Native and descendants of the prisoners. On Feb. 12, an exhibition symposium will take place next door at the Ringhaver Student Center. Admission is FREE to both the exhibition and symposium. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is on the Flagler College campus, 48 Sevilla St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-826-8530, go to www.flagler.edu/crispellert or www.reridinghistory.org
ANNE KRAFT: A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
Feb. 8: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., presents “The Year of Magical Thinking” featuring local actress Anne Kraft. Written by Joan Didion, the acclaimed one-woman play is an evocative monologue exploring the universal emotions the author experienced when her tranquil life is turned upside down by family hardships. Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are $20 each. Call 904-824-2310 for reservations.
FLORIDA CHAMBER MUSIC: MOZART & VERDI
Feb. 8: A classical music concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Selections include Mozart – String Quartet K. 465 in C, “Dissonance” and Giuseppe Verdi – String Quartet in e minor. Tickets are $25 each. Go to pvconcerthall.com for more details.
SUNDAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC
Feb. 8:Â Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scarlett Oâ€™Haraâ€™s,Â 70 Hypolita St.Â Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. OnÂ Nov 23, songs from 2014 will be featured;Â Week 8 â€“ Nov 30,Â Woodstock 1969; Dec. 7 is just for fun; with awards given on Dec. 14. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.
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
EL GALEON TOURS
Through Feb. 1:Â 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. toÂ 6 p.m. daily. Tickets areÂ $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 toÂ www.elgaleon.orgÂ
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 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 Â 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 toÂ www.2ghouls.com
VITTLES & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: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
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
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 toÂ 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 10Â a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREEÂ to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go toÂ legacy.flagler.edu/Tours Â
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 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.