October 29, 2013

Tuesday – Sunday : October 29 – November 3

“Gravity” at the IMAX Theater – “Gravity” is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space on the biggest screen in Northeast Florida at the IMAX Theater, World Golf Hall of Fame.  www.worldgolfimax.com 
 
Corn Maze at Skyes and Cooper Farms – A 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, “live” entertainment including Jack, the loudest hee-hawing donkey around and some more good ole family fun will be at the Sykes and Cooper Farms.  The hours are Friday 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission (cash only) is $9 general admission, children 2 and under FREE. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton. 904-692-1370 www.sycofarms.com 
 
Art Dorks Rise’ Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery – ‘Art Dorks Rise’ is a group show of 30 internationally-acclaimed artists exhibiting 30 pieces of original work. The show runs through November 30. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com  

Monday – Thursday: October 28 – 31

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast – More than 20 outstanding restaurants offer “Chef’s Choice” prix fixe (fixed price) three-course dining showcasing their chef’s talents and the rich culinary heritage of Florida’s Historic Coast. Varied lodging options and enticing cultural events combined with this special dining program make October an exciting and flavorful time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com
 
A Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda Museum – Enjoy period decorations from the late 1800’s – early 1900’s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations at Villa Zorayda Museum.  See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura.  The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Admission including audio tour is $10 adults, $4 Children 7 – 12, Seniors and Military receive $1 discount.  83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com

Tuesday – Sunday:  October 29 – November 3

New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit –  This intriguing exhibit of images of the New World and its indigenous peoples and animals provide a fascinating look at the first encounter between the peoples of the Old World and the New World -an epic event that changed the world forever.  The exhibit is located in the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.StAugustine-450.com

Tuesday:  October 29 

Fall Women’s Exchange Luncheon – Enjoy a special luncheon in the gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House. Doors to the gift shop open at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon is served at noon. Tickets are $25 and include $5 fun money for shopping. Reservations are required in advance. 143 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-829-5064  www.PenaPeckHouse.com 

Salt Air Farmer’s Market – Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com 
 
Music Masters Lecture and Performance – EMMA and Flagler College host a Music Masters lecture featuring Louis Bremer, trombonist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.  Bremer will explore the intricacies of performing symphonic music with upwards of 100 people on stage.  The discussion will include chamber and solo performances by Louis of musical selections Sarabande from Cello Suite No 5 – J.S. Bach and Sonata in F minor – Georg Philippe Telemann (accompanied by piano) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College. The cost is $6 at the door; Free to students with ID.  74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800  www.emmaconcerts.com
 

Wednesday:  October 30 

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market  – Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 

Thursday – Sunday: October 31- November 3

Lighthouse Paranormal Ghost 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 glowstick to find your way. Forget trick-or-treating, this is a Halloween event to remember. Reservations are required and costs $25 per person ($20 for members) except for Halloween night the cost is $35 ($30 for members.)  81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Thursday: October 31 – Halloween! 

Eco-friendly Halloween – Experience a different Halloween! Grab a friend or the whole family and hop in a stable tandem kayak to enjoy the natural environment.  Visit the salt marsh habitat and learn why these productive waters are so important to local wildlife. Great trip for beginners or experienced kayakers. The 10 a.m.-12 p.m. tour is just $35 per person.   Reservations Required.  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com 
 
Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm – A great time and special treats await young ghosts and goblins at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.  Hours are 5:30-7 p.m.  Admission is $9 adults, $7 children ($8 and $6 for Annual Pass holders).  999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337 www.alligatorfarm.com

Friday – Sunday: November 1 – 3

‘Sweet Charity’ – Flagler College Department of Theatre Arts presents the musical “Sweet Charity,” the story of a “dance for hire” girl who looks for love in all the wrong places. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating.  Show times at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8600 www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/theatre.html

 

Limelight Theatre Presents “Bad Seed” – Written by Maxwell Anderson, “Bad Seed” is set in a small southern town where a penmanship contest and a child’s drowning combine to create a memorable mystery thriller. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org 

 

Viva Florida Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association – Florida’s 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrating the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m.  Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

Friday: November 1

Magic at Colonial Quarter – Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com

The Chess Project Exhibition Opening – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host artist Lee Walton’s “The Chess Project.” This exhibition is the tangible manifestation of the artist’s pursuit to master his hobby.  Admission is free. The museum is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The museum will be closed when classes are not in session (Thanksgiving weekend). 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert 

From the Earth Art Exhibit Opening – From the Earth, an exhibit featuring the handcrafted ceramic art of six artists (Maya De Ceano, Toni Dewitt, Bob Heim, Donna Jensen, Ken Jensen, and Estella Fransbergen) on display at Amiro Art & Found Gallery.  Stop by during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 – 9 p.m.  9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 904-824-8460 www.amiroartandfound.com 
 
Treasure Appraisal –  From 6 – 8 p.m., The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum hosts renowned treasure diver Carol Fismer  who will discuss the museum’s latest addition, a cluster of coins from the acclaimed Taj Mahal Treasures, and appraise coins or similar artifacts brought to the event by local residents.  To have an item appraised, send a photo of it along with a brief description in advance to tracy@thepiratementmuseum.com.  The event is free.  12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 877-467-5863 www.thepiratemuseum.com

Saturday: November 2
Old City Farmers Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.

 
29th Annual Ancient City Auto Club Car Show – See the best in stock and modified autos from throughout the years at this popular annual show that takes place beneath the shady oaks of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  Registration 8 – 11 a.m. with a 3 p.m. awards presentation for first thru third in 35 classes.  209 N San Marco Blvd., St. Augustine.
 
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad 17th century reenactors will demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that once guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Fort Matanzas National Monument admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. 
8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. www.nps.gov/foma 904-471-0116
 
Marine Ecology Fun – Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour’s research vessel to explore brilliant green marshes with productivity that rivals even the most intact rainforest. Sightings of osprey, manatees and dolphins are all possibilities on this journey through the estuary! This is a one-of-a-kind family adventure offered several times per day. Trips reserved for 2 to 6 guests. $35 adults/$30 kids 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the Municipal Marina at 10 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m. (111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine).  
 
Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration – A celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway.   Activities are from 3 p.m. – dusk.  Admission is free. 
260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com 
 
Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park – Park rangers or volunteers present programs on various topics ranging from sea turtles to star gazing.  The program takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the open-air pavilion with one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops in northeast Florida. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia 
 
Barenaked Ladies Concert – With album sales exceeding 14 million and multiple Grammy nominations, Barenaked Ladies will perform at 7:30 p.m at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets range from $39.50 – $49.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com 
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour – St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 
Comedy at Colonial Quarter – The Picolata Players perform a comedy hi-jinks. The show begins at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.             904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com 

Sunday: November 3

Lincolnville Farmer’s Market  – Eddie Vickers Park hosts the farmers market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Every Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.com 
 
29th Annual Great St. Augustine Chowder Debate – More than 30 area restaurants compete for top honors in this tasty fundraiser for Shriners Children’s Hospitals.  Tastes are $1 each and winners will be selected in New England, Minorcan, conch and/or seafood categories. Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort from 12:30 – 4 p.m.  57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646 www.conch-house.com 
 

“Check, Please” at the Raintree Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please”, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com