Photo courtesy of Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
See listing below about Butterfield's Dreamer's Dreams exhibition this month!
Things To Do In St Augustine FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Oct 3, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, $40-$80, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Oct 5, The Black Crowes, $33.50-$45, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 18, The Lumineers with Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Ratcliff, $27.50-$45, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:45 pm
Oct 19, Folio Weekly’s Oktoberfest 2013, $20-$35, VIP gates 5 pm / general admission 6 pm
Oct 26, John Fogerty, $39.50-$79.50, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Oct 4, City and Colour with The Paper Kites, $32/$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 25, Neko Case, $35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 29, Asleep at the Wheel, $37.50-$47.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “Check Please” in the upstairs dining room at 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com
Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007
Fridays/Saturdays Spooky Stories at “The Worth Mansion” (aka O.C. White’s Restaurant) Some say Ms. Worth still haunts the building to this day. Take a picture in front of our internationally photographed haunted stairs and try to catch an Orb like many ghost hunters have before. Enjoy a festive Halloween Cocktail or an after dinner dessert while listening to spooky stories about this haunted restaurant. Free admission, free parking (in OC White’s parking lot on Marine Street), 9:30 pm, 118 Avenida Menendez, 824.0808, www.ocwhitesrestaurant.com
Fridays/Saturdays AND HALLOWEEN NIGHT Zombieville – Terror Under the Big Top Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! invites you to the most terrifying show on Earth! The zombie apocalypse has hit the big top and each guest will contribute to saving the circus! This live action paintball shooting gallery will turn each guest into a zombie hunter (zombies will not be shooting back). $9.99 PP (includes 2 cartridges, additional cartridges $1 each), 8-10 pm, Old Sugar Mill Station, 254 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org
thru Oct 13 SpamALot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
Oct 2-29 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery presents “Dreamer’s Dreams” 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
Oct 4-6 President’s Cup Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2013 Presidents Cup with activities including a special scavenger hunt, a photo opportunity with the Hall’s President’s Cup trophy and more. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Oct 4 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com
Oct 5 Datil Pepper Cook-off Festival at Home & Garden Show The history of the datil pepper is steeped in mystery and legend. The Datil Pepper Festival is a celebration of culture, tradition, flavor, and heat. St. Augustine has long been the center of datil pepper cultivation and production. For hundreds of years, descendants of Minorcan immigrants have been using the Datil Pepper as flavoring and even medicine. The Festival invites you to experience the fire and the flavor of this unique species of Capsicum chinense for yourself and your family. Prizes to participating chefs. Admission is free, tasting tickets are available at the event. 11 am, St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, 209.0430, www.datilpepperfestival.com
Oct 5 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Showtime USA. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com
Oct 5 Emma Concert Series – Alexander Kobrin - Pianist and Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner "Van Cliburn of today,” putting him in the front row of musicians of his generation, Kobrin was born in 1980 in Moscow. The internationally acclaimed artist began playing the piano at the age of 5 and in the same year was enrolled in the famous Gnessin’s Special School of Music. After completing his studies there, he went on to further his skills at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since receiving the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2005, Mr. Kobrin has solidified his reputation with an outstanding tour of the United States. $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com
Oct 6 Middle Passage Commemoration Ceremony Meet on the north lawn of Castillo de San Marcos as part of a nationwide initiative to celebrate the Middle Passage project. This 90-minute event will feature dancers and drummers; a Native American site cleansing and blessing; ancestral libation; a youth-oriented flowers-into-the-water tribute; a historical statement; and remembrance prayers by various faith groups. Noon, 1 South Castillo Drive. Contact Ann Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.middlepassageproject.org
Oct 10 Flavors of the Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-off Sample a taste of the tantalizing creations offered by many area restaurants at this popular event. The year’s entertainment is an iron-chef style of cook-off among Flavors chefs before a panel of local celebrity judges who will select the Best of the Best. 6 to 9 pm. Admission $30 pp. Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com
Oct 11-13 Annual St Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek--food, dancing, music, heritage, outdoor marketplace, Kids Center with carnival rides and games and other children's activities. Francis Field at US 1 and West Castillo Drive (next to the parking garage) $3 adults, active-duty military and children 12 and under free. www.stauggreekfest.com
Oct 12-14 Fort Mose and Viva Florida 500 present The African Market at Fort Mose, featuring entertainment, food, and African goods for sale. West African drummers, dancers, and gospel concert. 9 am to 9 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose
Oct 12-31 Victorian Holiday at Villa Zorayda Museum Built in 1883, visitors will see period decorations from the late 1800s to early 1900s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations. See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura. All Treats no Tricks for this tour. Regular admission prices apply. State of the art audio guided tours are included with admission and are available in English, Spanish, and French. Monday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (last tour at 4:30 pm), Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. $10 adults, $4 kids. 83 King Street, 829.9887. www.villazorayda.com
Oct 13 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local artists Jim and Rachel Carrick. 4 to 6 pm. Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org
Oct 18 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 6:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org
Oct 18 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.
Oct 19 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com
Oct 19 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html
Oct 19 Halla Galla: Neo-Victorian Reverie Festivities will begin with cocktail hour at 6:30 pm on the third floor of the Lightner Museum. Ticket price includes open bar, gourmet dinner by Black Molly and desserts by Luli’s, silent and live auctions, charitable gambling, and live music. $150 pp, 75 King Street, www.hallagalla.com
Oct 21-26 St. Augustine Spanish Wine & Food Festival Celebrate authentic Spanish food, fun, and incredible bargains. Special week-long events will include a Fresh Starts in Culinary Arts luncheon; Blessing of the Wines and Batalla at the Cathedral Basilica and Marina Green; Restaurant tastings at Raintree, The Tasting Room, Rhett’s Piano Bar, and Black Fly; Cava Reception and Dinner at River House; and the Grand Tasting at the Visitors Center. Some events are free, some are not. Visit www.StAugustineSpanishWineFestival.com event details, times, locations, and prices!
Oct 24 Artbreaker’s Annual BraTini Fundraiser This event features a live auction of creatively decorated bras modeled by local male community leaders which are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Combined with signature martinis, hors d'oeuvres and good friends, it's a night you won't soon forget! 8-9 pm, Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd. www.artbreakers.org
Oct 25-27 Maritime Heritage Festival The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosts this Viva Florida 500 festival including live entertainment, the quick and dirty boat building competition, book signings, kid zone, old city maritime bar tending challenge, beer and wine tent, and more. 8 am to 5 pm. Adults $12; seniors (60+) $11; children 6-12 $8, 5 and under and St. John's County residents free. VIP Reception Friday night $45. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, 829.3168, www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
Oct 25 & 27 St. Augustine Orchestra Presents “It’s About Time” Under the direction of William McNeiland the Orchestra will present movements of Haydn’s “Clock Symphony” and the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony (dedicated to Johann Maetzel, inventor of the metronome). The concert will conclude with music by John Williams from the film “Star Wars”. Friday Oct 25, 8 pm, $15 Lightner Museum, 25 Granada; Sunday Oct 27, 3 pm, $10, Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive Ponte Vedra, www.staugustineorchestra.org
Oct 25-31 Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm Candy, creepy creature experience, animal trading cards and a great time are just some of the special treats awaiting young ghosts and goblins at this popular annual event. Plus, there will be an alligator feeding show, a drawing for annual passes, costumed animal keepers, and a chance to wander the wild walkways! Daily 5:30 to 7 pm. Adults $9 / children $7, 999 Anastasia Boulevard, 824.3337, www.alligatorfarm.com
Oct 26 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 of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics!
Oct 26 Oddtoberfest Kickoff Party Entertainment, prizes, contests. Ghost Train Adventure tours, Ripley’s Haunted Castle tours, free showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 11:30 PM for anyone who purchases a Ghost Train ticket for that night. Encourage guests to bring a chair or blanket for the movie. 8 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, ripleys.com/staugustine
Oct 27 Oddtoberfest Ripley’s presents this family-friendly festival. “Beebs and Her Money Makers,” just back from the Warped Tour will perform. Photos with Trina the Mermaid, a Potions bar, the Trick or Treat Train; bounce house, costume contest, howl-at-the-moon contest, pumpkin painting, lots of games, prizes, and much, much more! Free admission, tickets for activities $1 each or wristband for unlimited play and activities $12 per person. 2 pm - 6 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, ripleys.com/staugustine
Oct 26-27 Fiesta de Aviles Its time again for everyone’s favorite annual St. Augustine street festival on Aviles Street, to include live music, costumes, art exhibits, and our own very special version of the Running of the Bulls down Aviles Street (Saturday at 3 pm). Saturday 11 am to 8 pm; Sangria Sunday noon to 5 (Sangria to begin flowing at 2 pm). Admission is free! Stay tuned to Facebook ThingsToDoInStAug for event details!
Oct 31 Frankly My Dear, I DO Give a Damn! Scarlett O’Hara’s will once again host its annual Halloween Bash. Live music and drink specials throughout the night. Prize give-aways at 8 pm, 10 pm, and midnight! 70 Hypolita Street, www.scarlettoharas.net
Oct 31 - Nov 3 Lighthouse Haunted History Tour Listen to the all-ghosts-no gimmicks true stories of paranormal experiences on the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse before your guide releases you into the night with only a glow-stick to guide your way. Reservations required, $25 ($20 for members). 81 Lighthouse Ave., 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!