HUGE November St. Augustine EVENTS list

These goodies will be found in a swag bag offered to shoppers on Friday, Nov. 14 as part of Dashing Through the Stores, a fundraiser for the St. Johns County Schools ASSIST program. See details below. Contributed image

These goodies will be found in a swag bag offered to shoppers on Friday, Nov. 14 as part of Dashing Through the Stores, a fundraiser for the St. Johns County Schools ASSIST program. See details below. Contributed image

Compiled by Renee Unsworth

November is a BUSY month, with fall and holiday events — and the opening of Nights of Lights! See the huge events list below … and make sure to scroll all the way down. The live music list and the schedule for A December to Remember, which begins Nov. 28, completes the month! More events will be added in the coming weeks. To submit an event, please email totallystaugustine@gmail.com

CANCELED — ST. JOHNS COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

The St. Johns County Festival of Trees, normally scheduled in late November and early December at the St. Johns County Convention Center and Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, is CANCELED this year.

CLYBOURNE PARK AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Nov. 6-30: “Clybourne Park” will be staged
 Nov. 6-30 in Limelight Theatre’s Koger-Gamache Studio space, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Produced in conjunction with “Lift Up Lincolnville,” Clybourne Park (2010) is a play by Bruce Norris written in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. It portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. Free parking is available. For reservations, call the box office at 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Nov. 14-16: A Classic Theatre announces the cast of their first production of the 2014-15 Season, “It’s A Wonderful Life” a live radio play by Joe Landry. Directed by Jean Rahner, the three performances will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.aclassictheatre.org.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING FUNDRAISER

Nov. 14: “Dashing Through the Store” a fundraiser hosted by Declaration Boutique and Hello B., will benefit the St. Johns County School District ASSIST (Aid & Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program. Tickets are $20 per person and include a swag bag with merchandise valued at $50. Shopping will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Declaration Boutique, Hello B. and Anchor Boutique on San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. Each will offer refreshments and holiday deals. Tickets are limited! Make online reservations at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dashing-through-the-store-tickets-13854594465

FIESTA EN LA PLAYA – LIVE MUSIC, BELLY DANCING AND MORE

Nov. 15: The Fermin Spanish Guitar Trio, Saint Augustine’s premier Flamenco-Latin Fusion artist, will be producing Fiesta en La Playa, a cultural concert experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.15 at The Art Studio, next to the pier at St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ferminspanishguitar.com. Complimentary wine will be available for guests. Fermin Spanish Guitar, also known as Dennis Fermin and his Trio group, have been captivating audiences in the city of St. Augustine for the past four years with an alluring blend of Flamenco’s Passion and Romance with the joy and life of Latin music. Fiesta en La Playa will be an interactive cultural concert experience, with Flamenco and belly dancers along with special guest musicians participating in the event. For further information, contact Dennis Fermin at 770-704-8194 or ferminspanishguitar@ymail.com. Go to www.ferminspanishguitar.com to learn more.

HARVEST TIME AT FORT MOSE

Nov. 15: In the fall of 1738, the 100 free Blacks of the newly established Pueblo de Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose celebrated their first harvest and feast of Thanksgiving. The families living at Fort Mose in 1738 had planted vegetables such as pumpkins, squashes, gourdes, beans, lentils and corn. They had also planted fruit trees such as sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs and persimmons. Many of these crops remain stables of family farms in Saint Johns, Putnam, Clay and Flagler counties even to this day. Harvest Time at Fort Mose will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, from U.S. 1 North, in St. Augustine. This event celebrates the emergence of America’s unique culture and traditions from its African, Native American and European roots as Americans in 2014 prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 27. Admission is free. Go to floridastateparks.org/fortmose

ANCIENT CITY OYSTER ROAST

Nov. 15: The Cathedral Parish School PTO will hold their Annual Ancient City Oyster Roast from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Cathedral Parish School, 259 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment and family friendly fun while enjoying buckets of steamed oysters. Only 500 tickets will be available for the All-U-Can-Eat oysters. Additional food will include chowder, shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, fries, beer, wine, soda and water. Advance All-U-Can-Eat oyster tickets can be purchased for $35 with beverage, and $15 for children 12 and under in advance. Tickets will be sold at the gate the day of the event for $40 per ticket. Advance tickets can be purchased at four locations: The Cathedral Parish School (259 Saint George Street); The Bailey Group (1200 Plantation Island Drive, Ste 210) Carmelo’s Restaurant (146 King Street) and Saltwater Property Group (81 King St). Admission for those without an All-U-Can-Eat oyster ticket is $5 for adults, $2 per child under 16; and free for children 3 and under. Bring your own oyster knife or buy one at the event. We are asking that no coolers or other food items be allowed on site. All proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Parish School improvement programs. For more information, go to www.cpspto.com or call 824-2861.

THE FIRST CITY THROUGH THE EYES OF MASTERS

Nov. 15-Jan. 12: The First City through the Eyes of Masters exhibition features St. Augustine-themed works from perhaps the best collection of Florida painters in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This includes the work of Frank Henry Shapleigh, who wintered at Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel from 1886 to 1887 and was the hotel’s resident artist from 1889 to 1892. The exhibit will be on view Nov. 15-Jan. 12 at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (7 days each week). Admission is FREE. Go to staugustine-450.com/first-city-hands-masters/

HOLLY JOLLY SHOPPING SPREE

Nov. 22: Shop in uptown St. Augustine along San Marco Avenue during the Holly Jolly Shopping Spree, a benefit event set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ticket includes cocktails at the Bloody Mary Kickoff party hosted by Spice and Tea Exchange, swag from Spanish Dutch Convoy, lunch at Raintree Restaurant, and sales and gifts from participating merchants exclusive to Holly Jolly Shoppers. Proceeds from the event support causes of Colonial St. Augustine, including their partnership with the St. Johns County Education Foundation to assist with K-5 camp scholarships for Ancient City Explorers held by the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Tickets are $45 each, available online at www.colonialstaugustine.org

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS LIGHT-UP! NIGHT

Nov. 22: Entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. with a spirited performance by Showtime USA, a high energy fun filled singing and dancing group of children and teens that deliver a wide variety of holiday musical favorites. Showtime’s performance will be in front of the St. Augustine’s City Hall, 75 King St. At 5:30 p.m., the All Star Orchestra will take the stage filling the city’s historic Plaza de la Constitución with great swing and big band sounds all in grand holiday style. At 6:30 p.m., the lighting ceremony begins that culminates at 6:45 p.m. when with the turning of a switch every corner of the city fills with brilliant, magical holiday sparkle. Entertainment continues in the Plaza until 8 p.m. and traditionally the thousands gathered there linger in the downtown area for dinner, some shopping and to simply enjoy the beauty of the city and the company of good friends. Nights of Lights runs from Nov. 22 through Feb. 1. Go to www.NightsOfLights.com.

THE DOWNTOWN BAZAAR

Nov. 22: (**This event has been changed to the THIRD Saturday of each month, instead of the last Saturday of each month). Imagine an evening filled with fine art, unique artisan crafts, live entertainment and more. The Downtown Bazaar is held from 6 to 10 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE.

ANCIENT CITY AUTO CLUB CAR SHOW

Nov. 22: The 30th annual antique car show sponsored by Ancient City Auto Club is Nov. 22 on the campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 N. San Marco Ave. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m.  Trophies, for first through third places will be awarded at 3 p.m. In addition to a display of cars ranging in age from the early 1900s to 25 years old, entertainment includes line dancing, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Vehicle registration is $15 in advance by Nov. 7; $20 the day of the show. The show is open to the public at no charge. For information, including registration, call 904-794-1941. For information on the various vehicle classes go to local.aaca.org/ancientcity/

CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER

Nov. 23: Christmas on the River will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the River House, 179 Marine St., downtown St. Augstine. Featuring the Festival of Wreaths and wine tasting, the event also includes hearty hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included in the ticket price. Cost is $45 per person. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Council on Aging and Care Connection. To RSVP, call 904-209-3687 or email jfaybik@stjohnscoa.com

CANCELED – WINTER WONDERLAND AT COLONIAL QUARTER

**This event has been canceled.** Nov. 28-Jan. 3 The Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., will host Winter Wonderland at the 2.5-acre outdoor museum. From Thanksgiving weekend through New Years, the the living history park will be created to look like a magical Winter Wonderland — featuring an 18th Century British Winter Walk, special offerings from the Taberna del Caballo, a spectacular view from Santa’s 35-foot control tower, an interactive toy shop and much more — including pictures with Santa Claus himself. Hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 through Jan. 3; closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Go to www.colonialquarter.com or call 904-342-2857.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

Nov. 29: From 5 to 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. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. Admission is FREE.

49TH ANNUAL ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL

Nov. 29-30: The nation’s oldest city will celebrate the 49th Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival on Thanksgiving weekend at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. This popular juried art fair showcases more than 125 top national and regional artists exhibiting original paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass, photography, fiber arts and other fine crafts. With a $1 gate donation, festival visitors receive a prize drawing ticket for a variety of area attractions, restaurants and specialty gifts as well as the chance to win two tickets on a Viking River Cruise. Festival proceeds benefit art education programs and exhibitions for the local community. All-day discount parking is available in the Historic Parking Garage with a PARK NOW Card. For information, call (904) 824-2310 or go to www.staugustineartfestival.com.

MUSIC IN THE BOX AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Nov. 30: Live music by three singer-songwriters will be featured from 6 to 9 p.m. in Limelight Theatre’s Koger-Gamache Studio, a 75-seat black box space. This intimate venue is the perfect place to see an up-close concert. Admission is $5 per person, which goes to the musicians. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave, in uptown St. Augustine. Ample FREE parking is available.

LIVE MUSIC IN AREA VENUES

Nov. 14: O.A.R.

Dec. 6: Daryl Hall & John Oates

Feb. 27: The Doobie Brothers & The Marshall Tucker Band

RESCHEDULED —May 9, 2015: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL (www.pvconcerthall.com)

Nov. 12: Tab Benoit with the Devon Allman Band

Nov. 16: The Florida Chamber Music Project — Delius & Schumann (FREE event)

Nov. 24: Ricky Nelson Remembered with Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

Dec. 12: Trampled by Turtles

Jan. 14: Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger)

Jan. 16, 2015: The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)

Jan. 20: Shovels & Rope (special guest Caroline Rose)

Jan. 21: Gaelic Storm

Jan. 23: Iris Dement

Feb. 6: An Evening with Travis Tritt

Feb. 8: Florida Chamber Music Project – Mozart & Verdi

Feb. 13: Cherry Poppin Daddies (Rat Pack music tribute)

Feb. 20: John Hammond

March 8: Florida Chamber Music Project – Haydn & Ravel

April 9: Janis Ian & Tom Paxton

May 17: Florida Chamber Music Project – Shostakovich & Mendelssohn

LEWIS AUDITORIUM AT FLAGLER COLLEGE, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine

Nov. 9: Randy Newman — Tickets available at Amphitheatre box office or ticketmaster.com

COLONIAL QUARTER, 33 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine

— Tickets available at Amphitheatre box office or ticketmaster.com

Nov. 7: The Black Lillies (with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line)

Nov. 14: Local Honey (local musician showcase)

Nov. 15: Justin Townes Earle & Cory Branan

A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER EVENTS

Most events are FREE. **Denotes events that ticketed (not free) event

Friday, November 28 – “It’s A Wonderful Life” 

  • Doors Open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Movie Feature at 6pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Saturday, November 29 – Holiday Storytime Reading & Elf Workshop 

  • Doors Open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting, Bounce House & Elf Workshop
  • Children’s Storytime Reading at 6pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

**Saturday, December 6 – Daryl Hall & John Oates** This is NOT a free show

  • Doors open at 7pm / Show at 8pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South

Wednesday, December 10 – Rockapella Holiday Revue 

  • Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Thursday, December 11 – Manhattan Transfer 

  • Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Friday, December 12 – Murray Middle School presents “Yes, Virginia” 

  • Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Friday, December 12 – Trampled By Turtles** This is NOT a free show

  • Doors open at 8pm / Show at 9pm
  • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach

Saturday, December 13 – Food Trucks & A Movie featuring “Home Alone” 

  • Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Movie Feature at 6pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South
  • Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Wednesday, December 17 – Pecha Kucha Vol. 6 

  • Pecha Kucha Vol. 6 at 6pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South

Friday, December 19 – Drive-In Movie featuring “A Christmas Story” 

  • Bounce House open at 5:30pm
  • Movie Feature at 7pm
  • Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine

Saturday, December 20 – Drive-In Movie featuring “Miracle On 34th Street” 

  • Movie Feature at 7pm
  • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North
  • Presented by Precision Turf

Saturday, December 20 – The St. Augustine Fire Department Chili Cook Off & A Double Feature Movie Night featuring “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Elf” 

  • Gates to Plaza open at 12:30pm with Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
  • Chili Cook Off and Santa at 2pm / “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at 6pm / “Elf” at 8pm
  • The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South

Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

 

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