March 2-4 Weekend Events in St. Augustine – Art, Wine and Fun Fun
First Friday Art Walk
Worley Faver Pottery Demonstration
See the master at work beginning at 7 p.m. at the Worley Faver Gallery on Aviles Street in St. Augustine. This special demonstration by Worley is a First Friday Art Walk “must see”. For more details, call the gallery at 904-860-1098 or visit Worley Faver on Facebook. Cellar Six is a partner for this event – for pre-demo dinner reservations, call 904-827 9055
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: March 2-4
Food For Thought Art Exhibit
Stop in the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery to see this tasteful juried exhibit.This exhibit combines both the literal images of food, such as still life, with imaginative thought-provoking interpretations of any subject that offers “food for thought.” A food drive underscores the exhibit. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.staaa.org or call 904-824-2310.
House of Blue Leaves at Limelight Theatre
Come see this dark comedy set in Sunnyside Queens in 1965. As a zookeeper who dreams of making it big as a songwriter contemplates pursuing his dreams, committing his wife and helping his AWOL son, the only thing for sure is that the world around him will never be the same.Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org
Kiss Me Kate
Don’t miss this special production of Kiss Me Kate presented by Flagler College’s Department of Theatre Arts. This sophisticated musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Flagler College Auditorium in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 and available from noon to 5 p.m. at the auditorium box office (cash or check only). For more information, call 904-826-8600.
Saturday and Sunday: March 3 & 4
Eco Education Sail! Your Captain will not only provide a safe 2-hour journey into the Matanzas River, he will also offer a fascinating natural history discussion about dolphins and more! The 1:45 p.m. sail allows time to enjoy an early dinner in historic downtown St. Augustine. Special price – $45/adult, $35/kids or $250 for the whole boat (up to six passengers). Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at (904) 377-7245 to make reservations.
Saturday: March 3
3rd Annual Ponte Vedra Home & Art Tour
Come tour outstanding creativity in architecture and interior design at the Ponte Vedra Beach Home and Art Tour. The self-driving tour includes at least five exquisite homes located in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach neighborhoods (including the home of golf legend, Fred Funk!). Featured on the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour will be the works of local artists that will be on sale at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach following the tour. Tickets for the tour are $30 and can be purchased online at www.ccpvb.org or by calling 904-280-0614, x205
Searle’s Sack of St. Augustine
Relive history as the Historic Florida Militia re-enact Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine. Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public can visit the raiders’ encampment at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park. Beginning at 5 p.m., the raiders will attack the city’s Spanish soldiers and colonial citizens. Townspeople and soldiers will flee up St. George Street to the City’s historic gate at Orange and Cordova Streets where the skirmish continues. For more information, call 904.534.6168, visit www.searlesbucs.com
Hank Williams in Concert
Are you ready for some Hank Williams Jr? Originally, he copied and played his father’s music, but as he grew older, he began to carve out his own niche and it was one that owed as much to country-rock as it did to honky-tonk. Williams retooled his image to appeal both to outlaw country fans and rowdy Southern, resulting in a string of Top Ten singles including the number one hits “Texas Women,” “Dixie on My Mind,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” “Honky Tonkin’,” and “Born to Boogie.” Hank Williams Jr. will be performing live at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.50, $49.50, $62.50 and $100. For more information, visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Government House Museum, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).
NEW: St. Johns County residents who purchase full-price admisssion to the St. Augustine Lighthouse ($9.50 adults; $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under; free for children under 44 inches in height) can now receive a pass good for free admission for an entire year! The Lighthouse is now open until 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.. Also, on the first Monday of each month, St. Johns County residents are admitted free to the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, 246 St. George Street, St. Augustine.
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1.800.653.2489.