Art Exhibits, St. Patrick’s Day & Matchbox Twenty!

Monday through Sunday: March 11-17

Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – www.picassoartandarena.com   904-825-1000

Hotel Ponce De Leon Carrere & Hastings Blueprint Exhibit – http://www.ponce125.com 

904-829-6481

Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum –  904-824-2874

Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far –  http://www.staaa.org  904-824-2310

Monday – Friday: March 11 – 15
What Could Be Exhibition – Artist Anna von Mertens’ What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Tuesday: March 12
Hotel Ponce de Leon Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Alan Woolfolk presents a lecture titled “The Rise of the Wasp Establishment.” 
Reservations call 904-819-6282  www.ponce125.com 
Wednesday: March 13
Ecology Boat Tour – Board an exquisitely stable explorer boat for a front row seat to see historic sites and amazing animals that call this area home. Learn about dolphin behavior and get a the chance to listen to their underwater communication.   The tour departs at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com 
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
www.schoonerfreedom.com

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, with 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. www.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
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 with a haunting 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. www.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 
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