This Weekend in St. Augustine

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday: March 14

Discover First America Series "Revolt in Revolutionary War St. Augustine" - A colorful and exciting look at life in loyalist Florida.  Sponsored by the Colonial Quarter, this program is part of the 500th Commemoration of Ponce de Leon's discovery of La Florida and takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. Admission is free.  www.StAugustine-450.com


Sunset Sail - The Schooner Freedom hosts a sunset sail with local musician Scott Sweet of Grampa's Music playing an acoustic set live on board. The 2-hour sail will depart at 6:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $45 per adult. It will include complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine. 904-810-1010

Friday: March 15   

Music Walk on the Boulevard - From 5-9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, local businesses on St. Augustine's Anastasia Boulevard host a special event featuring live music and drink specials at restaurants along the boulevard which begins at the east end of the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini and Gas restaurants (9, 108, 113 and 200 Anastasia Blvd.) along with local boutiques host the event. 904-201-6300


Friday & Saturday: March 15 & 16  

Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail - Explore one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine, The Old Jail, wiht 2Ghouls Events. Hear sinister accounts of life inside the Victorian prison. Conduct your own investigation with professional equipment. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Old Jail, 167 San Marcos Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $80 per person. 904-671-5010


St. Patrick's Day Weekend Pub Tour - Informative and interactive guided St. Patty's Pub Crawl of St. Augustine. The two-hour walking tour stops at 4 or 5 venues for tastings and a stop at an award-winning micro-brewery where the master brewer will share fun facts about brewing beer, The tour, including beer samples, is $49 per person. ww.thetastingtours.com
 904-386-5482

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company - This world-class flamenco troupe performs at 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors/military; and $10 students. www.StAugAmphitheatre.com 904-471-1965 

Friday & Sunday: March 15 & 17  
Nobody In My Family Ever Wore A Kilt - A comedy everyone will enjoy.....Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more.    www.fortmenendez.com  904-824-8874

Saturday: March 16


Pet Friendly Savory Faire Food Tour - Join St. Augustine City Walks on this unique 'pet friendly' version of thier original, award-winning food tour! Your furry friends can join in on all the fun as you taste your way through St. Augustine's rich history and culinary influences. Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. at Tour Saint Augustine, 4 Granada St, and lasts approximately 2.5hrs. Tickets are $49 pp and space is limited. www.StAugustineCityWalks.com 904.825.0087.


R.I.P - Ripley's Investigates the Paranormal Join Ripley's Investigators of the Paranormal and  between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm as Ripley's St. Augustine kicks off its new paranormal tours.  Ripley's will hold free tutorials on how to utilize paranormal investigative equipment - including laser grids, infrared ID digital thermometers, EMF meters and e-smog scouts, which detect electromagnetic fields and produce sound equivalents.  There will be lots of music, fun, ticket giveaways and an appearance by Mr. X, a mysterious guest wiht a hauniting past at Ripley's Castle Warden. Ripley's is located at 19 San Marco Avenue. www.findmrX.com. 904-824-1606.
 
Celtic Pub Crawl Beat the rush and start the celebrations early! Join St. Augustine City Walks for a fun Celtic themed version of the original, world-famous St. Augustine Pub Crawl. You'll explore all the hot-spots and drink with new friends, while learning about Celtic history and its heritage right here in St. Augustine. Tour begins at 2 p.m. $39 pp all-inclusive. Space is limited. ww.StAugustineCityWalks.com    904-825-0087

Castillo By Candlelight - Night tours by candlelight will be from 6 -9 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive. Revisit the events of the Second Seminole War from the eyes of a United States Army Sergeant. Admission is $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 - 15; and free for children 4 and younger.  www.nps.gov/casa 

AWOLNATION Concert - Electronic and Indie rock group AWOLNATION will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Reserved seats are $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. www.pvconcerthall.com 904-209-0399

St. Patrick's Day Kayak Adventure - Guided 2-hour eco tour provides an opportunity to paddle into the estuary, one of the earth's most productive habitats. Learn about fascinating creatures big and small - from the great egret to the eastern oyster. No experience necessary. Stable tandem kayaks make the paddle enjoyable for all. The tour departs from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $40/adult paddler and $30/kids ages 6 -12. For time and reservations call 904-377-7245; www.staugustineecotours.com

Saturday & Sunday: March 16 & 17
Historic Plaza Stroll  -  Guided historic walking tour of St. Augustine's downtown features little-known secrets, legends and informative stories that are fun and entertaining. The 60-90 minute tour begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and space is limited. For reservations and information: 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.com

Sunday: March 17

Matchbox Twenty Concert - Five-time Grammy Award nominee Matchbox Twenty performs at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. This tour celebrates the group's blockbuster album NORTH. Tickets range from $39.50 to $75. Info: www.StAugAmphitheatre.com  904-471-1965


Murder in The Old City
A murder mystery in the nation's oldest city combined with great dining creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95. Dinner served at 6 p.m., show begins 7 p.m. Raintree Restuarant is located at 102 San Marco Ave. 904-824-7211   

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