It’s going to be a great week in St. Augustine FL!
Historic Ships Tours - The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. staugustine-450.com/naogaleon JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE!
Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition - This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America. The first leg or “thread” of this exhibition is a retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. The purpose of the exhibit is to elevate awareness of the important role African-Americans played in the cultural and historical development of St. Augustine and thus, America. 9 am – 5 pm daily, $5 pp (ages to 7 to 12 $3), Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com/journey/
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, PVConcertHall.com
Feb 9 – Florida Chamber Music Project Presents “Schubert”, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm
Mondays/Fridays Lost Ships Tour Multimedia presentation presented by marine archaeologists. Visit areas of the historic light station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. See recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. 10 am and 3 pm, $24 pp, advance reservations required, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, staugustinelighthouse.org
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday C.B. Smith Show The Smith Family has been entertaining crowds for years with their amazing talent in a variety show steeped in Southern culture and music. Charlie Bob Smith will perform his high-energy act in St. Augustine through April! $25 pp ($20 pp for groups of 20 or more), 7 pm, National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, 877.284.8457, smithfamilytheater.com
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, nps.gov/casa
Saturday St. Augustine’s Original Chocolate Tour Check out this therapeutic fieldtrip for the chocaholic!
thru Jul 10 Historic Ships Tours The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. www.staugustine-450.com/naogaleon
Feb 7 – 28 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery’s 15th Anniversary With common purpose, three artists have come together for the opportunity to share their individual feelings, ideas, perceptions and 'Dreamer's Dreams' toward giving a better understanding as to why they do what they do. Artists: Peter Cerreta, Painter & Sculptor; Marilyn Leverton, Sculptor; and Fay Samimi, Sculptor. Opening Reception Friday Oct 4, 5-9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com
Feb 15-16 St Augustine Beach Pier Art and Craft Festival Jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps, and much more. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, 352.344.0657
Feb 17 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.
Feb 21 & 23 Flagler College Theatre Arts Presents Dancing at Lughnasa Winner of the 1992 Tony for Best Play, the play is set in a small Irish village in 1936, during the festival of Lughnasa (celebrating the pagan god of harvest). The play reveals the lives of five unmarried sisters, told as a nostalgic memory by Michael, son of one of the women. Dancing at Lughnasa, considered Brian Friel’s masterpiece, is a haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of Ireland’s past. 7:30 pm on Feb 21, 2 pm on Feb 23; $15 general admission, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 826.8600, www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/theatre.html
Feb 22 Herbal Medicine Chest Learn what natural health solutions can replace the items commonly found in your medicine cabinet. Learn to make your own herbal pain killers, antibiotics, antifungals, stomach aids, and more! 10 am – 2 pm (bring a sack lunch), $40 pp (includes all materials), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13 North, 829.0722, www.maggiesherbfarm.com
Feb 22 Chocolate & Beyond Enjoy chocolate and other culinary delights, silent auction, raffle, and a treasure hunt. Participating artisans include Whetstone Chocolates, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Savannah Sweets, Cold C ow Ice Cream, and many more. $10 pp (includes 8 tasting tickets, additional tastings $1 each), First Coast Technical College Bldg C, 2980 Collins Avenue. For ticket purchase, visit www.rsvpstjohns.com.
Feb 22 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios), 823.9263.
Feb 22 Noche de Gala (Night of the Ball) Be a part of this 16th century ball celebrating the 495th birthday of St. Augustine’s founder, Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. A black tie affair or period attire (16th century Spanish), cocktail reception, and elegant dining experience with an evening of dancing. Sponsored by the Casa Monica Hotel. $195 per person, 6:30 pm-11pm, Lighter Museum, Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, 6:30 pm-11 pm. Contact Joni Dooley Barkley at 819.6004 for reservations and additional details.
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