Events Calendar for Feb. 13-19

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Friday, Feb. 13

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting: Amistad, a fair-trade store and fine wine shop at 4255 A1A South, Suite 10. will hold a romantic Valentine’s Day wine tasting paired with fair-trade chocolates and live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. An international wine expert will discuss five featured wine selections. Fair-trade chocolate pairings from around the world will include dark, milk, gluten-free and vegan selections. The cost is $12 for one and $20 per couple. Reservations are recommended. For information, call 547-2446 or email [email protected]

‘Venus in Fur’: Before “Fifty Shades of Grey,” there was Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic novel, “Venus in Fur.“ In this Tony Award nominated adaptation, the tables are turned as a young actress tangles with a director increasingly intrigued by her. The City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast, will present its production at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. For information, go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Figures and Faces Exhibit: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., presents its annual figurative exhibit, “Figures and Faces.” The juried show includes work in various styles from artists from across the region who will compete for cash prizes, including the prestigious Carl Steinsleck Award for Best Figure Drawing. Admission is free. The exhibit will be on display through March 1. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 824-2310 or go to staaa.org.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Concert: The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, will host The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ Salute to the Music of the Rat Pack. This eight-piece band does justice to the huge, orchestrated arrangements that energized America at the dawn of the 1960s. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission, standing-room-only tickets are $30. For information, call 209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.

Art Exhibition: Cutter and Cutter Fine Art will host a major art exhibition at its Brilliance In Color Gallery, 25 King St. More than 30 new original paintings from the Spanish master of landscape painting, Ramon Vilanova, will be on display in the gallery. Vilanova creates his works en plein air (in the open air) throughout northern Spain.

Tim Rippey at VFW: Tim Rippey will perform a special Valentine’s Day performance from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post #2391, 6184 U.S. 1 South. Rippey is a highly acclaimed vocalist that entertains audiences with country, easy listening, patriotic and rock ‘n’ roll music. There is a cover charge of $3 per person for non-members, plus the price of the dinner. For reservations, call Sue at 797-5267.

Dueling Divas: Sopranos Jane Shivick and Sarah Callinan will compete against each other, combine their talents and test the audience as they present “Dueling Divas!” at 7 p.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South. The “divas” will be accompanied on piano by Timothy Steele and will perform an evening of high octane arias, duets and solos from opera and art song repertoire. The concert is open to the public and is free. For information, call 471-5364.

Friday the 13th Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour: A special Friday the 13th edition of the Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour is an after dark tour on one of the most “active” days of the year for spirited encounters. Guides will discuss the legends associated with Friday the 13th while exploring the hauntings in the ancient city. Many of the bars and taverns of St. Augustine have actually had numerous paranormal occurrences. Tickets are $17. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Reservations are required. For information, call 825-0087 or go to staugcitywalks.com.

Artist Peter Max: Meet artist legend Peter Max and view a newly curated collection of his work at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. Max will meet the public from 4 to 7 p.m. The weekend presentation also showcases the “Love” suites, a tribute to Max’s image of love and romance for Valentine’s Day. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For information, call 280-0614 or go to ccpvb.org.

Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay: The Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay exhibition and symposium gives a voice to a Native American story not often told. The exhibition will run through Feb. 27 at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College in partnership with St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration. The exhibition features 72 powerful works by renowned artists from all over the country.

‘Sweet Bird of Youth’: Limelight Theatre presents “Sweet Bird of Youth” at 7:30 p.m. The Tennessee Williams play tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his hometown as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. His homecoming is not well-received by the locals as longtime secrets are revealed. The play runs through Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage. Tickets are $25 per person. The play has adult content; not intended for children. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Live Music at Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host live bands from North Florida from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

El Galeón: Visitors can tour a full-sized replica of a 16th-century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Aart Exhibit: The Georgia Nick Gallery, 11A Aviles St., is celebrating Valentine’s Day by hosting an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening will showcase artist Rick Petersen’s “For the Love of Florida” collection. Over the past 40 years, Petersen has grown to love the broad, open vistas of Florida with their ever-changing colors and patterns. The wonder and beauty that abounds here on the First Coast is the subject of his art. For information, call Georgia Nick at 342-2186 or email [email protected]

Album Release Party: Local musician Kensley Stewart will celebrate the release of her debut double album, “Woolgathering,” at 7:30 p.m. at Planet Sarbez. Admission is $5.

Ballroom Dancing: Dance in elegant style to the music of the Ray Mezo band at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, in St. Augustine Shores. There will be a dance exhibition during the first break and hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee during the second break. Guests are asked to wear appropriate attire — a dark business suit with tie for men and a cocktail dress for women. Members can wear formal attire. The cost is $10 for first-time guests and $15 for repeat guests. For an invitation, call St. Augustine Ballroom Dance Association president Hal Sommer at 823-0719.

Romance in the Gardens: The Friends of Washington Oaks will host a Valentine’s Day plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Gardener Judy Sulser will be conducting “All About Citrus” Garden Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery of Jacksonville will be selling cold-hardy citrus trees in 2- to 5-gallon containers. Visitors wishing to pre-order trees, including larger trees, should call 333-0188. The Friends will sell “homemade” baked goods featuring citrus, as well as hot and cold beverages.

Art Exhibition: Cutter and Cutter Fine Art will host a major art exhibition at its Brilliance In Color Gallery, 25 King St. More than 30 new original paintings from the Spanish master of landscape painting, Ramon Vilanova, will be on display in the gallery. Vilanova creates his works en plein air (in the open air) throughout northern Spain.

‘Venus in Fur’: Before “Fifty Shades of Grey,” there was Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic novel, “Venus in Fur.“ In this Tony Award-nominated adaptation, the tables are turned as a young actress tangles with a director increasingly intrigued by her. The City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast, will present its production at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. For information, go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Artist Peter Max: Meet artist legend Peter Max and view a newly curated collection of his work at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. Max will meet the public from 1 to 4 p.m. The weekend presentation also showcases the “Love” suites, a tribute to Max’s image of love and romance for Valentine’s Day. Admission is free but reservations are required. For information, call 280-0614 or go to ccpvb.org.

GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike: GTM Research Reserve volunteers will host a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There is a $3 parking fee. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerr.org.

Flight to Freedom: Every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to Fort Mose, 15 Fort Mose Trail, will be taken on a guided walk along the freedom trail to experience what it was like for the hundreds of slaves who traveled to Fort Mose in search of freedom from the British. The event is free and will feature food, cooking demonstrations and historical weapons demonstrations. There is a $2 charge to view the museum. For information, call 823-2232 or go to floridastateparks.org/fortmose.

City Walks Pet Friendly Tours: City Walks will host a free Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District at 10 a.m. Pets must be leashed and reservations are required. Tours depart from Tour St. Augustine’s office, 4 Granada St. For information, call 825-0087 or go to staugustinecitywalks.com.

Arts and Crafts Festival: A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and great food takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free. For information, call 352-344-0657 or go to tnteventsinc.com.

Air Table Tennis Classic: Visitors can enjoy competitive table tennis, cocktails, dinner and dancing at the charitable event benefitting Habitat for Humanity and Home Again St. Johns. The competition is from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and cocktails, dinner and dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. at the River House, 179 Marine St. Guests should dress in classic cocktail attire. Tickets are $125. For information, call 881-1167 or go to aaacharitablefoundation.org.

Old City Farmers Market: The Old City Farmers Market, located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and plants. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 471-3733.

Tango Classes: Dancing with Victoria Studio will host Argentine Tango Classes at 2600 U.S. 1 South. Beginner’s level class is from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a Practica from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced level class is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per student. For information, call 808-7210 or go to chachavictoria.com.

Live Music at Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host live bands from North Florida from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15

Painting Demonstration: The Georgia Nick Gallery, 11A Aviles St., is celebrating Valentine’s Day by hosting a painting demonstration with Rick Petersen from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call Georgia Nick at 342-2186 or email [email protected]

Arts and Crafts Festival: A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and great food takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free. For information, call 352-344-0657 or go to tnteventsinc.com.

‘Venus in Fur’: Before “Fifty Shades of Grey,” there was Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic novel, “Venus in Fur.“ In this Tony Award nominated adaptation, the tables are turned as a young actress tangles with a director increasingly intrigued by her. The City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast, will present their production at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. For information, go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Guided Bird Walk: Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, will host a guided bird walk from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Led by a park volunteer, the fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Walkers will meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. Regular park entry fees apply at $4 for a single-occupant vehicle, $8 per vehicle with 2 to 8 occupants, or $2 per bicyclist. For information, go to floridastateparks.org/anastasia.

‘Sweet Bird of Youth’: Limelight Theatre presents “Sweet Bird of Youth” at 2 p.m. The Tennessee Williams play tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his hometown as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. His homecoming is not well-received by the locals as longtime secrets are revealed. The play runs through Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage. Tickets are $25 per person. The play has adult content; not intended for children. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Rhythms of Life: Spirit Breath Community Dance will host free-form dancing each Sunday. Attendees can stomp, rock, sashay and twirl to varied play lists. Warm up is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and dance is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cultural Arts Studio near the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The cost is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. For information, call Gayle at 471-1585.

Play Petanque: Under the shady oaks at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Road, all are welcome to learn the game of Petanque from noon to 5 p.m. Loaner balls and lessons are provided by the Boules de Leon Petanque Club. For information, call 537-1999.

Salt Air Farmers Market: Marineland Marina will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An array of produce, seafood, sauces, jams and cheese art will be available. For information, go to saltairfarmersmarket.com.

Funday Sunday: Funday Sunday at Mardi Gras Sports Bar will feature live music on the porch, cornhole boards in the parking lot. antique car and bike shows, the famous “Bikini Babes Bike & Car Wash” plus food and drink specials.

Monday, Feb. 16

Free Day at Castillo de San Marcos: Members of the local African American community will present an artistically creative tribute to several of the area’s most prominent African American men and women who have contributed greatly to the ongoing struggle for dignity, respect and racial equality. The prideful presentation will incorporate music, dance and spoken word to pay homage to these great unsung heroes. The events take place at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr. There will be a special recitation of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” by Janiya Jackson of West Augustine’s Kids Safe Zone at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is free. For information, go to nps.gov/casa.

Coin Club Meeting: The Ancient City Coin Club of St. Augustine will meet at 7 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2455 State Road 16. The discussion will center on final preparation for the Coin and Currency Show on March 14 and upcoming educational events. Non-members are welcome.

Line Dancing Lessons: The Riverview Club, 790 Cristina Drive, will host line dancing lessons every Monday (excluding holidays). Beginner lessons are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and dancing continues until 9 p.m. The fee is $35 for a six-week session or $6 per night. For information, call 794-2000 or Renie Roach at 436-5799.

El Galeón: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Yoga Monday: The Friends of Ravine Gardens will host Yoga Mondays 5 to 6 p.m. at 1600 Twigg St. Reservations are required. The cost is $5. For information, go to ravinegardensyoga.eventbrite.com.

Mash Lab Mondays: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Mash Lab Mondays with DJ Thor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature live musicians, singers and guest DJs, plus Happy Hour drink specials all night.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Historical Society Program: Beth Rogero Bowen will speak on “St. Augustine Hotels in 1915” for the not-so-rich visitors at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of Flagler College, 74 Kings St. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Historical Society at 824-2872.

Tuesday Bluesday: The Tempo Bar & Restaurant will host Tuesday Bluesday every Tuesday from 7 to 1 p.m. The event features live blues with The Bluez Dudez and Friends.

Stand Up Paddleboard: Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

Open Mic: Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange St., will host Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe from 7 to 10 p.m.

Trivia Tuesday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Trivia Tuesday with Trivia Nation from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The weekly event will feature trivia from the 1980s and 1990s. There will be prizes for the winners, plus food and drink specials all night.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Brown Bag Lunch: Dr. Thomas Graham, professor emeritus at Flagler College, will bring the fascinating details of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine to life at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library’s February Brown Bag Lunch Program. Graham will discuss his latest book, “Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine.” Patrons are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Beverages and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Seating is limited. For information, call 827-6940.

Crypto-Jewish Behaviors: Author Gabe Galambos will report on “Crypto-Jewish Behaviors” that might have been found in Colonial St. Augustine from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flagler College Solarium, 74 King St. The event is open to the public. For information, call 804-914-4460.

Wednesday Market: The Wednesday Market at St. Johns Pier Park runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market features a large selection of produce, baked foods, jewelry and other handmade gifts. For information, call 347-8007.

Comedyoke: Burger Buckets, 3 Cordova St., will host Comedyoke, an open mic comedy and karaoke night. The kitchen will be open until 10 p.m. Comedyoke starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 342-5295.

Hump Day: Tempo Restaurant & Bar, 16 Cathedral Place, will host an open mic night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For information, call 342-0286.

Speakeasy Wednesday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Speakeasy Wednesday with Chase Rideman from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The evening will be be filled with dancing, themed music from the era and classic cocktails. Guests can dress up for the evening and recreate an infatuation with the good old days of Prohibition.

Open Mic: Americana blues artist Denny Blue will host Open Mic Night at Paula’s Beach Side Grill on A1A in Cresent Beach from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

‘Fiddler on the Roof’: Florida School of the Arts will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. Based on “Tevye the Dairyman and His Daughters” and other tales by Sholem Aleichem, the musical tells the story of the poor Jewish dairyman’s struggle to maintain long-held Jewish customs while helping his daughters achieve the happiness they seek. Set in 1905 in a Jewish settlement in Russia, the overwhelming air of change hangs over the characters, forcing them to adapt or be left behind. Under the direction of Patricia Crotty, Florida School of the Arts students will bring the classic musical to life in the Florida School of the Arts Main Stage Theatre located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. Admission is $5. For information, call 386-312-4300 or go to floarts.org.

Palatka Bluegrass Festival: The Palatka Bluegrass Festival will kick off at The Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday’s line-up features Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers, The Spinney Brothers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (Queen of Bluegrass) with a special one hour reunion show beginning at 9 p.m. with Doyle Lawson, Jamie Dailey, Barry Scott & Dale Perry, former members of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Ticket prices are $90 for an adult three-day pass and $45 for a child’s three-day pass. Daily tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for children ages 7 to 13, and free for children under 7. For information, go to adamsbluegrass.com or email [email protected]

Couples Improv: Actor, writer and director Scott Abrams will lead a three-week couples-centric workshop that explores the use of improv comedy techniques as a means to heighten communication, celebrate love and laugh together. Classes will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 5 in the St. Augustine Youth Theatre Studio, 233 West King St. Tuition is $100 per couple. For information, email [email protected]

‘Sweet Bird of Youth’: Limelight Theatre presents “Sweet Bird of Youth” at 7:30 p.m. The Tennessee Williams play tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. His homecoming is not well received by the locals as longtime secrets are revealed. The play runs through Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage. Tickets are $25 per person. This play has adult content; not intended for children. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Open Mic: Tradewinds, 124 Charlotte St., will hold an open mic night from 5 to 9 p.m.

Live Jazz and Swing: Panama Hatties, 361 A1A Beach Blvd., will host live jazz and swing at 4:30 p.m. featuring E.T. Swings the Thing Band alternating with The Boston Connection every week. For information, call 471-2192.

Open Mic: Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange St., will host Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe from 7 to 10 p.m.

Stand Up Paddleboard: Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

Karaoke Thursday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host karaoke with DJ Rob St. John from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a weekly karaoke contest through March 26. The finals will be held April 2, where weekly winners will compete for $600 in cash prizes.