Jan. 23-25: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

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Pembroke Circle is on screen during this weekend’s St. Augustine Film Festival. Contributed image

ST. AUGUSTINE FILM FESTIVAL

Jan. 23-25: The 5thAnnual Saint Augustine Film Festival will run January 23-25 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College and on two screens at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe, both in downtown St. Augustine. Two films also will be show at the Fountain of Youth. During this three-day event, 26 films from 11 countries will be shown. See the full story and the film schedule here.

MATANZAS 5K

Jan. 24: This annual 5K will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at 29 W. Castillo Drive, between the parking garage and Francis Field. The races runs along the Matanzas River (bay front), winds through the historic city, and finishes on Castillo Drive. For more information, go to www.matanzas5k.com

LIVE MUSIC BY JEREMY ROGERS

Jan. 24: Local musician Jeremy Rogers will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at DOS Coffee & Wine, 300 San Marco Ave. Admission is FREE. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

THE CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

Jan. 23-25: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will screen movies throughout the weekend as part of the St. Augustine Film Festival. See the full story and the film schedule here. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Regular show times will return next week. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

COMEDY SHOWS

Jan. 23-24: A comedy showcase will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for the Friday show. The Saturday, Jan. 24 show, featuring comedian Michael Mack, is sold out. For reservations, call 904-461-8843. Go to thegypsycomedyclub.com to view the upcoming schedule.

ANN O’MALLEY’S ENTERTAINMENT

Jan. 23-25: Live music will be from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. On Sunday, Beef on Weck will be served (beginning at noon every Sunday) and NFL will be on screen. Go to annomalleys.com 

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Jan. 23-Feb. 15: Sweet Bird of Youth plays Jan. 23-Feb. 15 in Limelight Theatre’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. 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.

THE SNOW QUEEN

Jan. 24: Students in the St. Augustine Youth Theatre will perform The Snow Queen at 2 p.m. at King’s Bistro, off West King Street, in West Augustine. Another performance will begin 6 p.m. in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE to the Plaza show, and cost is $20 for the event at King’s Bistro, which includes the show, a meal and dessert. For reservations, call 904-377-2524.

EMMA CONCERT: EUGENIA ZUCKERMAN & AMIGOS

Jan. 25: Flutist, TV personality and journalist Eugenia Zuckerman and her amigos will help the EMMA Concert Association celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at  Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $30. Call 904-797-2800 or go to www.emmaconcerts.com

FANTASTIC FLORIDA ART EXHIBIT

Jan. 23-Feb. 1: Fantastic Florida! is on view at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. The show runs through Feb. 1 and celebrates the sights and structures, beaches, and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org

EL GALEON TOURS

Through Feb. 1: 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. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $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 to www.elgaleon.org

SUNDAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

Jan. 26: 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. On Nov 23, songs from 2014 will be featured; Week 8 – Nov 30, Woodstock 1969; Dec. 7 is just for fun; with awards given on Dec. 14. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 to staugustinefm.com

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS

Nightly through Feb. 1: More than 3 million sparkling lights decorate the historic buildings and the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine. Nights of Lights runs through Feb. 1. Go to www.NightsOfLights.com.

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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