Nov. 14-16: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

St. Augustine singer-songwriters will be on stage beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. The concert is free. See details below.
St. Augustine singer-songwriters will be on stage beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. The concert is free. See details below.

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.  The “Local Honey” 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.  This showcase is very unique not only its lineup but in progressive performance nature.  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 Belly’s), will screen two movies each night at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Tickets are $8 for movies; with $7 tickets for students, military and seniors. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

COMEDY SHOWS

Nov. 14-15: A night of comedy and magic with Dennis Aloia will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 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. On Saturday, Nov. 15, comedian Tanyalee Davis will headline, with Rolan Whitt opening the show. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, call 904-461-8843 or go to thegypsycomedyclub.com

ANN O’MALLEY’S LIVE MUSIC & KILT NIGHT

Nov. 14-16: Tony Paul Neal will play from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. The band Strum Stick will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 during Kilt Night (one free beer to each person wearing a kilt). On Sunday, Beef on Weck will be served (beginning at noon every Sunday) and NFL will be on screen. Go to annomalleys.com 

CLYBOURNE PARK AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Nov. 14-30: “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.

O.A.R. CONCERT

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: 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 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

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.

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. 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

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH CHEROKEE DAY

Nov. 15: 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.  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 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.

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.  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: 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. 16, the St. Augustine Songwriters will perform. Other theme weeks include: Week 7 – Nov 23, songs from 2014; 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.

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 golf’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

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

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 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 to www.2ghouls.com

VITTLES & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS

Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28: 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. 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 to staugustinefleamarket.com

THE HIDDEN LIGHTNER PHOTO EXHIBIT

Oct. 3-Jan. 2: For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says Segal. This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museum’s hidden, stored collections. Admission is FREE for St. Johns County residents with ID. Go to 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 10 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  

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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