November Events in St. Augustine

NOVEMBER 2013

Remember:  Nights of Lights 2013 festivities commence on November 23 with the lighting of the tree.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Nov 2, Bare Naked Ladies, $39.50-$9.50, gate 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Nov 8, Passion Pit, $33-$42.50, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 9, Justin Moore, $24.50-$50, gate 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 15, The Avett Brothers, $37-$47, gate 6:45 pm / show 8 pm
Nov 16, O.A.R. with Crisis Cab, $32.50-$35, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm

Wednesdays:  Farmers Market at St. Augustine 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/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

Saturdays Improv Sketch Comedy
The Picolata Players take the stage under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter’s outdoor theatre. $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 15, 33 St. George Street, 599.2113, www.colonialquarter.com

Nov 1 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

Nov 2 Ancient City Auto Club 29th Annual Auto Show
Registration 8 to 11 am; awards at 3 pm. Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 N San Marco Ave, www.local.aaca.org/ancientcity/

Nov 2 Sunset Celebration
Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club, DJ music, and more! 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Nov 3 Great Chowder Debate
Local 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 ad/or seafood categories. Good Food, Good Fun for a Great Cause! Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Avenue, 12:30 – 4 pm, 829.8646, www.conch-house.com

Nov 7 Wine Tasting & Casino Night
This fundraiser at San Sebastian Winery will benefit the nonprofit organization Healing the Children. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, Black Jack, Texas Hold’em and more. 6-9 pm, 157 King Street, www.htcflorida.org

Nov 8-10 5th Annual Pirate Gathering
Historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade, a pirate land battle, Drop Anchor Tavern, Historic Pub Crawl, a Buccaneer Bash Ball on Saturday from 5-11 pm, and the Thieves Market! Sounds like fun? It is! Francis Field on West Castillo Drive. For details, visit www.PirateGathering.com

November 9-11 / Veterans Appreciation Weekend – Castillo de San Marcos – free admission for veterans, 1 South Castillo Drive – World Golf Village Hall of Fame – Free Admission for Veterans and Scavenger Hunt for All – Veterans Council of St. Johns County and Florida Guard Ceremony at Francis Field 11 am – Memorial/Observance at Lakeside Park Veterans’ Memorial 2200 A1A South, 3 to 5 pm

Nov 9 Emma Concert Series – New Directions Veterans Choir with Director George Hill The New Directions Veterans Choir is an award winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the United States Military. Another element they have in common: following their service to our country, they became homeless. The New Directions facility gave them new hope and direction. The choir recently performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and has been featured on the NBC Nightly News and E! Entertainment TV. “Through singing,” says director George Hill, “we let veterans who are suffering know that there is hope.” In honor of their service to our country, we have special pricing for veterans for this concert — $5 each (veterans only); nonveterans $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Nov 10 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden
Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local band Lonesome Bert and The Skinny Lizards, 4 to 6 pm, Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Nov 10 Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale Opera
First Coast Opera presents this piece by 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on “Hansel and Gretel”. After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera. 4 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 417.5555, www.firstcoastopera.com

Nov 10 2nd Annual Old City Music Fest
Morgan Frazier, Angie Johnson, Bush Hawg, John Anderson, Uncle Kracker, and Kansas! Parking and flea market open 8 am; festival gates open 1:30 pm; music at 3 pm. Tickets $25 general admission (bring your own chair or blanket); $77.99 VIP tickets (seating, specialty concessions, covered bar area); $10 military (active and veterans, show ID at gate), www.facebook.com/oldcitymusicfest

Nov 15 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.

Nov 16 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

Nov 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival
Live music, great food. Admission is free. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. St Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 352.344.0657.

Nov 17 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, 5 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Nov 21 The Hunger Games at IMAX
Catch the original 2012 at 5 pm, followed by the premiere of Catching Fire at 8 pm and 11 pm. Visit worldgolfimax.com for ticket prices or call 940.4133. World Golf Hall of Fame 3D IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place.

Nov 23 Colonial Autumn in Spanish Florida
Fort Mose Historic State Park will sponsor this wonderful event that will depict Fall harvest time. The families living at Fort Mose grew vegetables (pumpkins, squash, gourdes, beans, lentils, corn). They planted fruit trees like sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs, and persimmons. Florida Living History’s Los Companeros de la Cocina demonstrates in the chosa how some of these local products were prepared and cooked in 18th century Spanish Florida. At 11am (and 1 pm), Annie Francis, independent scholar, will present her research findings from original sources in the Archives of the Indies on foods commonly consumed in Colonial Spanish Florida along with original recipes. She will take visitors on a walking tour through the farmers market and the chosa, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about these traditional products and their preparations. Visitors will have a chance to sample some of these traditional foods, receive recipes, and purchase vegetables and fruits for the celebration of their own Thanksgiving the following week. 11 to 3 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose

Nov 30 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!

Nov 30 & Dec 1 48th Annual St. Augustine Fine Art & Craft Festival
A Thanksgiving tradition in the nation’s oldest city, this popular outdoor art fair draws the finest artists and craftsmen from across the region. Live music, children’s activities, art demos, food trucks and libations combine to create a memorable start to the holiday shopping season. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm, Francis Field on West Castillo Drive, 824.2310, www.staugustineartfestival.com