LOCAL HONEY SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE
Nov. 14: In a celebration of the many talented musicians that reside in St. Augustine, the St. Johns Cultural Events Division and St. Johns Cultural Council partnered with the Local Honey music project, founded by Amy Hendrickson, to present an evening of free performances by eight local singer-songwriters.Â The â€œLocal Honeyâ€ Free Local Artist Showcase at the Colonial Quarter on Friday, November 14 will feature performances by Lucio Rubino, Chelsea Saddler, Colton McKenna, The Willowwacks, Joe Schauer, Jon Bailey and Amy Hendrickson.Â This showcase is very unique not only its lineup but in progressive performance nature.Â As one artist ends their performance, the next artist will join them on stage in a continuation and collaboration of music. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE.
THE CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE
Nov. 14-16: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Bellyâ€™s), will screen two movies each night at 7 and 7:30 p.m.Â Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily.Â Tickets are $8 for movies;Â with $7 tickets for students, military and seniors. Go toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Nov. 14-15: A night of comedy and magic with Dennis Aloia will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for the Friday show. On Saturday, Nov. 15, comedian Tanyalee Davis will headline, with Rolan Whitt opening the show.Â Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843 or go toÂ thegypsycomedyclub.com
ANN Oâ€™MALLEYâ€™S LIVE MUSIC & KILT NIGHT
CLYBOURNE PARK AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Nov. 14-30: â€œClybourne Parkâ€ will be stagedâ€¨ Nov. 6-30 in Limelight Theatreâ€™s Koger-Gamache Studio space, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine.Â Produced in conjunction with â€œLift Up Lincolnville,â€ Clybourne Park (2010) is a play by Bruce Norris written in response to Lorraine Hansberryâ€™s play, A Raisin in the Sun.Â 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.Â 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.
ITâ€™S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Nov. 14-16: A Classic Theatre announces the cast of their first production of the 2014-15 Season, â€œItâ€™s A Wonderful Lifeâ€ a live radio play by Joe Landry.Â Directed by Jean Rahner, the three performances will be at 7 p.m.Â Nov. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 atÂ the Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased atÂ www.aclassictheatre.org.
Nov. 14: The band O.A.R. returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Andy Grammar will open the show. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 for all seat in advance; $35 day-of-show. Go to www.staugamphitheatre.com
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED
Nov. 14: Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will remember their father’s music in a show called Ricky Nelson Remembered, on stage in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48 for the first six rows, $38 for all other rows. Go to pvconcerthall.com
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:Â https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dashing-through-the-store-tickets-13854594465
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 Flaglerâ€™s Ponce de Leon Hotel from 1886 to 1887 and was the hotelâ€™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
FIESTA EN LA PLAYA – LIVE MUSIC, BELLY DANCING AND MORE
Nov. 15:Â The Fermin Spanish Guitar Trio, SaintÂ Augustineâ€™s premier Flamenco-Latin Fusion artist, will be producing Fiesta en La Playa, aÂ cultural concert experience at 8 p.m.Â Saturday, Nov.15 atÂ The Art Studio, next to the pier atÂ St. Augustine Beach.Â TicketsÂ are $15 in advance andÂ $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online atÂ www.ferminspanishguitar.com.Â Complimentary wine will be available for guests.Â Fermin Spanish Guitar, also known as Dennis Fermin and his Trio group, have been captivatingÂ audiences in the city of St. Augustine for the past four years with an alluring blend ofÂ Flamencoâ€™s Passion and Romance with the joy and life of Latin music.Â Fiesta en La Playa will be anÂ interactive cultural concert experience, with Flamenco andÂ belly dancers along with special guest musicians participating in the event.Â For further information,Â contact Dennis Fermin atÂ 770-704-8194 orÂ email@example.com. Go toÂ www.ferminspanishguitar.comÂ to learn more.
ST. AUGUSTINE HALF MARATHON
Nov. 15: The St. Augustine Half Marathon, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday mornings, Nov. 15-16, will necessitate traffic detours and road closures. The event features a 10K and a 5K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Some detours begin as early as 5 a.m., with all areas open to traffic by approximately 10:30am. For complete schedule and race course maps, go to www.StAugustineMarathon.com.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE & CORY BRANAN CONCERT
Nov. 15: The St. Johns Cultural Events Division and St. Johns Cultural Council willy present Justin Townes Earle with Cory Branan live at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., in downtown St. Augustine on Saturday, Nov. 15. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 for the standing-room only concert. Go to www.staugamphitheatre.com
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.Â 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.Â 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 Americaâ€™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
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH CHEROKEE DAY
Nov. 15:Â Demonstrations and lectures by Cherokee Native Historians will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Listen and learn about how the Southeastern Cherokee nation interacted with the Timucua tribes in the area for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. The lectures and demonstrations will take place in the living history village of Seloy. Normal admission rates apply, with half off admission for St. Johns County resident with ID. Call 904-829-3168 or go to www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
SHORES METHODIST FARMERS MARKET
Nov. 15: Shores Methodist Church will hold a farmers market from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.Â Local Fare Farm Bag will offer fresh local produce. The church is located at 724 Shores Blvd., St. Augustine. All are welcome.
ANCIENT CITY OYSTER ROAST
Nov. 15: The Cathedral Parish School PTO will hold their Annual Ancient CityÂ Oyster Roast from noon to 4 p.m.Â Saturday, Nov.Â 15 at Cathedral Parish School,Â 259 St. George St., downtownÂ St. Augustine. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment and familyÂ friendly fun while enjoying buckets of steamed oysters. Only 500 tickets will be available for the All-U-Can-Eat oysters.Â Additional food will includeÂ chowder, shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers,Â wings, fries, beer, wine, soda and water. Advance All-U-Can-Eat oyster tickets can be purchased for $35 withÂ beverage, and $15 for children 12 and underÂ in advance. Tickets will be sold atÂ the gate the day of the event for $40 per ticket. Advance tickets can beÂ purchased at four locations: The Cathedral Parish SchoolÂ (259 Saint George Street);Â The Bailey Group (1200 Plantation Island Drive,Â Ste 210) Carmeloâ€™s Restaurant (146 King Street) and Saltwater PropertyÂ Group (81 King St). Admission for those without an All-U-Can-Eat oyster ticket is $5 forÂ adults, $2 per child under 16; and free for children 3 and under. Bring yourÂ own oyster knife or buy one at the event. We are asking that no coolers orÂ other food items be allowed on site. All proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Parish School improvementÂ programs. For more information, go to www.cpspto.com or call 824-2861.
TOLOMATO CEMETERY TOURS
Nov. 15: The Historic Tolomato Cemetery on Cordova Street, between Orange and Saragossa streets, will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15. Â Visitors may choose free self-guided tours or free docent-led visits to learn more about this fascinating site. The event is sponsored by the Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association, an organization dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the cemetery.
SUNDAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC
Nov. 16: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. On Nov. 16, the St. Augustine Songwriters will perform. Other theme weeks include: Week 7 â€“ Nov 23, songs from 2014;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.
VETERANS MONTH AT WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME
November: Through Nov. 30, all active duty military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission. Special scavenger hunts and exhibits highlighting golfâ€™s relationship with the military. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. Call 904-940-4123 or go to www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
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
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 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 & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS
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
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. 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
THE HIDDEN LIGHTNER PHOTO EXHIBIT
Oct. 3-Jan. 2: For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museumâ€™s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up â€œthe best attic in the world,â€ says Segal. This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museumâ€™s hidden, stored collections. Admission is FREE for St. Johns County residents with ID. Go toÂ www.lightnermuseum.org
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 $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours 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.