February 6, 2023
This week is full of celebrations of art, music, history and more at venues and locations through the destinations. Here are this week’s events taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast.
Please check to make sure events are on schedule and the attractions you plan to visit are open and tickets are available before traveling long distances.
Daily Events, February 6-12
Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine at Lightner Museum
Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine explores the urban fabric of St. Augustine through large-format photographs, hand drawn maps, and interactive photographic flip books. The project seeks to define St. Augustine through the residential streets and neighborhoods that have long been inhabited by the people that help support the city as a premier tourist destination. Through interactive sequential images, visitors to the exhibition will uncover the overlooked aspects of everyday life in America’s oldest city. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson at Lightner Museum
In the decades following the Civil War, the photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) played a major role in shaping public perception of the American landscape. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the-century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of Gilded Age St. Augustine. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
75 for 75: Diamond Anniversary Exhibition
The Lightner has been an important part of the St. Augustine community since it was first built as the Hotel Alcazar in 1888. The building opened as a museum in January 1948. In celebration of our 75th diamond anniversary in 2023, 75 for 75 presents a compelling selection of artwork and objects from the museum’s permanent collection and celebrates the incredible legacy that Otto Lightner left to the people of St. Augustine. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Ride On! Historic Bicycles At Lightner Museum
In the 1890s the bicycle took over the hearts and minds of Americans. Swept up in the craze for cycling, our historic building, the Hotel Alcazar, offered its own bicycle academy, allowing its guests to tour Gilded Age St. Augustine on two wheels. Drawn from the collection of St. Augustine bicycle aficionado Keith Pariani, this exhibition will feature bicycles chosen by Pariani as examples of pivotal moments in late 19th and early 20th century bicycle design. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Monday, February 6
Dave Mason Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Dave Mason will take the stage at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $54.50- $99.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Monday-Friday, February 6-10
Art in Public Spaces Exhibition: From River to Ocean Plein Air
The St. Johns Cultural Council presents an Art in Public Spaces exhibition featuring the beauty of St. Johns County through the eyes of twenty-eight artists painting en plein air. Free and appropriate for all ages. The Rotunda Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on public holidays. St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. 904-808-7330 www.historiccoastculture.com
Monday-Saturday, February 6-11
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Presents Timothy Stanley: Ursula
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum welcomes multidisciplinary artist Timothy Stanley with the exhibition Ursula, featuring the ongoing body of sculpture by the same name, in addition to a site-specific and interactive installation. Stanley uses a combination of mediums including sculpture, prose, and video game development in order to explore the boundaries of literary narrative, with the aim of uncovering new techniques in storytelling. Admission is free. This exhibit will be on display through February 23. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/arts–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum
Tuesday, February 7
Ancient City Brunch Bar Cooking Experience with Chef Barry Honan
Enjoy a three course dinner and cooking demonstration by Chef Barry Honan, Lotus Noodle Bar. Chef Barry will demonstrate a simply elegant presentation of Salmon Tartare at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Each demonstration includes a three course meal with a wine pairing. Tickets are $100 per person with limited seating. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ancient City Brunch Bar by 2 p.m., or call 904-826-6655 to purchase by phone. Ancient City Brunch Bar, 210 St. George St., Suite C3, St. Augustine. www.ancientcitycooking.com
Archeological Lecture Series
The Coontie Island Collection: Exchange Networks and Social Landscapes During the Late Archaic-In this presentation, Dr. Jon Endonino will share the history of the collection, its contents, and the far-flung origins for many, revealing the interconnections among prehistoric Native Americans and the social networks that brought them to St. Augustine during the Late Archaic period 5600-4700 years ago. The talk is from 7-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public at Flagler College’s Markland House, 102 King St., St. Augustine. 301-221-2610
Neko Case Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.50-$75.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Tuesday – Sunday, February 8-12
Faces and Figures Exhibition at St. Augustine Art Association
Expressions of the human form bring personality to this exhibit. Be invigorated by the human visage in the form of various drawing studies, formal portraits, daily life and other figurative works. Each work of art is rendered and presented in 2D and 3D media and done by local and regional artists. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org.
Wednesday, February 8
Wednesday Pier Farmers Market
The Wednesday Pier Farmers Market offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park from 8 a.m.-noon. Approximately 60-80 vendors sell locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-315-0952 www.wednesdaypierfarmersmarket.com
Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Please note that all participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License. These St. Johns County Parks led sessions take place each Wednesday through March 15 at Usina Boat Ramp or Surfside Park at 9 a.m. This week’s session is about buying the right rod and reel. Each session is $12 per person. Register for one or all of the classes here. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-209-0335.
Patty Griffin Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Patty Griffin takes the stage at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on February 8. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 – $65.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www,pvconcerthall.com
Improv Night at Colonial Oak Music Park
A fun night at St. Augustine’s most unique venue The Colonial Oak Music Park. First Coast Comedy veteran professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. This family friendly show is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and improvisers play smart to ensure the show is always clean and never mean! Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine.
Wednesday & Sunday, February 8 & 12
Yoga on the Lawn at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
Enjoy yoga on the lawn at the historic Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. This one-hour vinyasa flow is perfect for all levels. Bring a beach towel or mat and water. Free parking behind the museum is available, but limited. Access the parking lot from Cadiz Street. Instructor will contact you by phone if class is canceled due to weather. Practice gets underway at 8 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Cost is $15 and registration is required. 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. www.pilatesyogaloft.com
Thursday, February 9
Six Pack Sam at Colonial Oak Music Park
Catch Six Pack Sam at the Oak from 7-10 p.m. Free admission and family friendly. Food and drink available for purchase. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com
Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11
I Lived Here, As Well – Together
The museum’s latest installment of the series combines the 2022 and 2021 programs into a single performance entitled: “I Lived Here, As Well – Together”. In the past two years, the series has presented, individually, the perspective of a male enslaved person and a female enslaved person, but never together. In the 2023 edition, guests will be joined by two actors portraying each viewpoint to witness the harsh conditions of slavery, and life after. The program will include stories and accounts not heard during the traditional museum tour, along with full access to the house museum’s three floors of exhibition space.
“I Lived Here, As Well – Together” will run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. The tour is open to the public, led by costumed historical actors, and lasts approximately 60 minutes. Admission is $22.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-829-3575 www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/ILHAW
Frederick Douglass: Anna Murray Douglass
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LLMC) and the Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine invite you to celebrate African American history in St. Augustine. Enjoy a week of interactive, educational, social, and fun activities to remember Anna Murray Douglass, wife of Fredrick Douglass, at the Cultural Center and at the historic Peña-Peck House.
There will be a collaborative exhibit located at both the LMCC and the Pena-Peck House featuring a rendition of Anna Murray’s wedding dress, designed by New York’s Cassandra Bromfield.
The week will culminate with a celebration of Fredrick Douglass’s birthday on the 14th and a commemoration of St. Augustine’s many great thinkers and historic moments that helped shape history as we know it. Lincolnville Museum is located at 102 M.L. King Ave., and The Peńa-Peck House is located at 143 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-824-1191 www.Lincolnvillemuseum.org
Friday, February 10
Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series: Mavis Staples Live from Fort Mose Historic State Park
Mavis Staples performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 10. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92. Fort Most Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. www.discoverfortmose.com
Bad Dog Mama at The Colonial Oak Music Park
Catch Bad Dog Mama at the Oak from 7-10 p.m. Free admission and family friendly. Food and drink available for purchase. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com
Friday – Sunday, February 10-12
Valentine’s Day Weekend Food & Wine Tours
Choose rolling or strolling! Indulge in great local cuisine paired with delicious wine and great views. Starts with a Champaign social with a view of the Bayfront, and includes four hosted dining spots wiht food and wine pairing and an etched wine glass. Tours are $145-$155 per person. Private Prosecco and Carriage Ride Tours are $225 and the Vino for Valentines Wine Tastings are $50 per person. The Tasting Tours. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 505, St. Augustine.