UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT * SATURDAY 2/26/11
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 shops 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. For more information, call 904.823.9263.
MILITARY HISTORY TIMELINE/PATRIOTS WEEKEND * SATURDAY 2/26/11 & SUNDAY 2/27/11
Learn the history of militia in St. Augustine when soldiers, veterans and re-enactors present a military salute complete with a living history from 1513 to the present featuring military uniforms, weapons and equipment. This interactive living history presentation takes place each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archeological Park. For more information, call 904.829.3168 or email FOYexplorer@gmail.com.
CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL * FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2/25/11 - 2/27/11Catch the Winter Thrill at this 26th annual festival that brings mid-way rides, food & art vendors and lots of entertainment to the fair grounds of the Mission of de Dios on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. This year's event, "Catch the Winter Thrill," will feature winter time games and themed rides, as well as plenty of chowder, chili and hot chocolate. For more information, visit http://www.thecathedralfestival.com
President's Weekend is almost here and, along with the Daytona 500 on Sunday (just 45 minutes south of St. Augustine), there are lots of events here in town and nearby. Stay with us! We still have a few rooms available!
BALD EAGLE BIRD WATCHING TOUR * SAT & SUN 2/19 & 2/20
Experience something like never before...this boat tour will leave from the St. Augustine City Marina to observe wild dolphins, a variety of birds and many other marine organisms. Then, the boat make a special stop beneath an endangered Bald Eagle's nest. This stop will provide a chance to see two eagles that have recently returned to the area. Cameras are encouraged whether you're a novice or experienced photographer. Binoculars are provided on board as well as all the information you could ask for about the creatures and environment you see. Tours are limited to 2-6 guests, $35 for adults / $30 for kids 12 & under. Saturday and Sunday 10:00am. Call Zach for reservations and details 904-377-7245.
EMMA CONCERT: Capetown Philharmonic Orchestra * SAT 2/19
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa's "orchestra for all seasons", featuring violinist Philippe Quint will perform at 2 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $35 for adults and $ 5 for students. For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.
GYPSY AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE * FRI & SAT & SUN 2/19 2/20 2/21
Performances through March 6 are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for active military and students. The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For reservations, or more information, visit www.limelight-theatre.org.
RUSSIAN ARTISTS IN ST. AUGUSTINE * FRI & SAT 2/19 2/20
Meet Michael and Inessa Garmash at the Galeria del Mar, 9 King Street in St. Augustine. Two of the greatest Romantic Impressionists of our day, they will exhibit a large body of new and impressive work. For details, call the gallery at 904.829.2120.
FIRST COAST PLAYWRIGHT'S FESTIVAL * SAT 2/19
Enjoy staged readings at Flagler College's Gamache-Koger Theatre in the Ringhaver Student Center, 44 Sevilla Street in St. Augustine. First Coast Playwright's Festival is produced by This Veddy Theatre Group to present new plays with a focus on St. Augustine history. Tom Rahner and Roger Rueff will be the two guest speakers. A native of St. Augustine, Tom Rahner is Professor Emeritus of Flagler College, founder and chair of the Theatre Dept. for 31 years, director, designer, playwright, actor and technician for 60 years with 35 years teaching experience. He currently performs his one-man show,Henry Flagler Remembers, throughout Florida. For nearly a decade, he was the director of Florida's official State play, Cross and Sword, and served as the General Manager for St. Augustine's 400th Anniversary. Roger Rueff is an award-winning writer whose produced dramatic works include stage plays, teleplays, and screenplays. His stage play Hospitality Suite premiered in 1992 and has been subsequently produced internationally. His works for the screen include the teleplay God Lives produced by the Magic Door Children's Theater in Chicago and The Big Kahuna, his screen adaptation of Hospitality Suite, starring Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito. In 2000, The Big Kahuna was one of three films nominated for the 2000 Humanitas Award for independent film. Winning plays submitted to the festival will be considered for full production during the city's 2013-2015 historic celebrations. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call 904.806.2423 or visit www.VeddyTheatre.org.
WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS PLANT SALE & CITRUS SHOWCASE
Join the Friends of Washington Oaks for their 2nd Saturday Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from citrus plants for the patio/lanai, Valentine's plants for your sweetheart and many other varieties. A portion of the plants for sale were propagated and grown right there in the park by volunteers. All proceeds benefit the park for enhancement of current and new facilities. Admission is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, call 386.446.6783, or emailWashington.Oaks.Gardens@dep.state.fl.us.
HOT AND SPICY FOOD & MUSICAL FESTIVAL
Head over to the Florida Agricultural Museum for an afternoon of scorching hot Florida Blues and spicy foods. Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss, cooks his famous gumbo on stage accompanied by his spicy original music, Florida Slide Guitar Blues. There will be lots of spicy flavors, craft beers and other tasty beverages available too! The Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum's Caldwell Dairy Barn, located at 7900 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. Admission to the festival is $5 per person and admission to the Florida Agricultural Museum is $6 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, call 386.446.7630 or visit www.MyAgMuseum.com.
ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Enjoy this EMMA concert featuring the principal players of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This Chamber Ensemble tour showcases a string octet, string sextet and other configurations. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 904.7947.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.
FIGURE & PORTRAIT SHOW * FRIDAY FEB 4
Be the first to see the latestSt. AugustineArt Association Juried art exhibit featuringworks with a primary subject of the human figure or face, including figure studies, formal portraits, busts or people in groups. On display through February 27, the opening for this exhibit is from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Also, a compelling photography exhibition called Incursions: Man-Made America opens. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 904.824.2310 or visitwww.staaa.org.
FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC AT THE BASILICA * FRIDAY FEB 4
Stop by the St. Augustine Cathedra Basilica for a First Friday Concert with Philip Borter on the violin. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free. The Cathedral Basilica is located at on Cathedral Place along St. Augustine's Plaza de La Constitucion. For more information, call 904.824.2896.
GYPSY AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE * FRIDAY FEB 4
Don't miss the premier of the Limelight Theatre's production of Gypsy. Based on the memoirs of famous burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, "Mama" Rose is determined to break into show business by pushing the vaudeville act of her younger daughter, Baby June. But it's shy elder daughter Louise who will one day play to packed houses. Performances through March 6 are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for active military and students. The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For reservations, or more information, visit www.limelight-theatre.org.
ST. PHOTIOS PILGRIMAGE WEEKEND * FRI, SAT, SUN FEB 4-6
Join the annual pilgrimage celebrating of the feast of the patron of the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine. The dedication begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with a Trisagion at the Tolomato Cemetery on Cordova Street followed by a reception at the St. Photios Chapel, 41 St. George Street. Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Great Vespers and a Blessing of the Loaves take place at the Chapel. Then, on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Orthos and Divine Liturgy take place at the Shrine Chapel and the National Shrine Day Feast takes place at the Casa Monica Hotel at 12:30 p.m. Tickets to the feast are $50 per person. For more information, please call 904.829.8205 or e-mail info@StPhotios.com.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF * FRI, SAT, SUN FEB 4-6
Actors with a Cause will present Tennessee Williams' classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by award-winning playwright Lorraine Portman in the Flagler Room at the former Ponce de Leon Hotel (Flagler College). The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Each performance will be in celebration and to benefit the retirement of Rabbi Samuel Cywiak, 91, who has served the Congregation Sons of Israel in St Augustine since 1992. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets and reservations, call 386-313-1792.
BALD EAGLE BIRD WATCHING TOUR * SAT & SUN FEB 5-6
Experience something like never before...this boat tour will leave from the St. Augustine City Marina to observe wild dolphins, a variety of birds and many other marine organisms. Then, the boat make a special stop beneath an endangered Bald Eagle's nest. This stop will provide a chance to see two eagles that have recently returned to the area. Cameras are encouraged whether you're a novice or experienced photographer. Binoculars are provided on board as well as all the information you could ask for about the creatures and environment you see. Tours are limited to 2-6 guests, $35 for adults / $30 for kids 12& under. Saturday and Sunday 10:00am. Call Zach for reservations and details 904-377-7245.