St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys reported some great entertainment ideas for Historic City News readers to enjoy this weekend.
Saturday: September 18
BEGINNERS PRIMITIVE POTTERY WORKSHOP
Learn the history of local Native American pottery and try the techniques used for thousands of years at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $40 per person – including all the needed materials and you take your pottery home! Registration required for these limited spots. Call 904-829-3168 to register today or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sail with the rollicking crew of the pirate ship Black Raven on an action-packed treasure hunt that will lead into the wild unknown searching for one of the most famous treasures left to be found! Captain Jack and his crew will set sail at 2 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina to search for Blackbeard’s fabled treasure. Tickets for this unique adventure are $35 and include your passage aboard the Black Raven, a light meal with a drink (soda/beer/wine) at the hunting hot spot and loot from the chest’s content. This cruise is for adults only, and will have limited seating. Duration: 3+ Hours, rain or shine. This trip will sell out quickly. Reserve your seat NOW, call 1-877-578-5050.
GAMBLE ROGERS FALL FUND RAISER CONCERT
Get a sample of the exceptional Folk music that is part of the annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival during this Fall fund raiser. The Morse Family Band, Jamie DeFrates and Susan Brown, Charlie Robertson, and Men in the House will perform on stage at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for upper tier seating and $35 for Stage-front VIP seating and can be purchased in advance by calling 904.794.4163, or visit Music Matters or Simple Gestures in St. Augustine. For more information and more upcoming plans for the 2011 Gamble Rogers Festival, visit www.gamblerogersfest.org.
O.A.R PERFORMS AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
Enjoy a performance by O.A.R., the band that has come to stand for authentic rock music that reflects the collective triumphs and tragedies we all experience in this world: real people making real music that resounds deeply with their fans. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $32.50 in advance and $35 day of show. For more information, visit www.staugamphitheatre.com or call 904.471.1965.
Sunday: September 18
SAIRA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Enjoy tasting more than 100 wines and the signature dishes presented by 17 of St. Augustine’s top chefs at this afternoon event created by St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association to celebrate the city’s unique culinary and cultural diversity. The Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the COA River House, located at 179 Marine Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds from the Festival benefit the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, visit www.staugustinerestaurants.com.