Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, misplaced magical case and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts. Playing through December 11. Visit the website for show times and the most up-to-date schedule. Admission is $13 adults; $12 students/seniors/military; $10 children ages 3-12; free for children under 3. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Kids Krew Tours
A Ghostly Encounter
Join our Storytellers as they take you through the old city visiting some of their favorite haunts We begin in the Love Tree Cottage and then stroll the darken streets hearing stories of the long deceased residents who have not moved on, visiting (2) two cemeteries along the way and ending in the tour at the World Famous Love Tree to hear the legend of enternal love.
This is the only ghost tour in town that takes you into a building built on a long ago Indian Village and Burial Ground, You decide whether it is occupied by spirits or not, so please join us, we are dying to meet you. Call 904-8270807 for reservation. http://staugustineghosttours.net/
Sheriff’s Ghost Walk Tours
A 90 Minute Walk Along The Dark Streets And Cemeteries Of Old St. Augustine. You will hear bone chilling tales of stories long past, stories that have lived for more than 400 years! Our ghost tours have many surprises in store. Beware to the faint at heart!!!
One Tour Nightly 8:00 PM. For reservation please call 904-540-0031
32 St. George Street @ Fudge Buckets, across from Colonial Quarter
Monday – Saturday, November 28 – December 3
Wednesday, November 30
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra invites foodies to attend this tasty event where Chef Sam Forbes of the Savory Market prepares a light dinner consisting of local, fresh, seasonal delicacies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chef will discuss the intricacies of preparing and cooking the meal while explaining the facts on regional foods. Price is $45 per person, per dinner and includes a three-course tasting menu with wine pairings for each course. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 x204 www.ccpvb.org
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that American blues rock guitarist and singer Jimmie Vaughan will perform on Wednesday. When Jimmie Vaughan says “I have the best job in the world,” he isn’t kidding. For more than four decades, the guitar-slinging Texan legend has been earning his living rockin’ the blues, and nothing makes the man happier. But now, Vaughan is even more excited about his gig than usual-for his newest release he’s consulted the vast blues encyclopedia that resides deep inside of his head and came up with a nearly all-covers set best described by its unambiguous title: Blues, Ballads and Favorites. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $42 and $38. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday, December 1
In this fall’s senior conservatory plays at Flagler College, three productions challenge characters’ understanding of reality. The plays will be performed at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $5. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-819-6401 www.flagler.edu/theatre
Friday, December 2
Four time-GRAMMY Award winner Stanley Clarke has attained living legend status during his 40 plus-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubled on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $63 and $53.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3
The Colonial Nightwatch is pleased to join the National Park Service in presenting the Fridaynighttime tour series called Enemy at the Gates. This special presentation takes visitors through various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine. Visitors will experience the evening before the Fort Mose counterattack. They will learn about life in the town during the siege as the cannon fire away at the British on Anastasia Island. Tours begin every 15 minutes from 6:45 p.m. until the final tour at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult aged 16 and above, $5 per child aged 4-15; children under 5 are free. Then on Saturdayjoin hundreds of costumed re-enactors from St. Augustine’s Colonial history as they perform military drills and cannon and musket firing on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos. At 9 a.m., the Fife and Drum will raise the colors and at 9:30 a.m., there will be a Change of Flags Ceremony commemorating the event in 1763 when Florida changed from Spanish to British hands. A torchlight parade will start at the Castillo at 7 p.m. and march to the City Gate where the public is invited to follow along to the Government House. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-501-0391 www.hfm.club/nightwatch
Friday – Sunday , December 2 – 4
Florida Forever! Exhibition
Saturday, December 3
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. features a Guided Exploration Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history This 1.5-mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam. The programs are free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
S. Castillo Dr. 904-824-4997
Pam Solano, who has perfected the art of palm frond weaving, will teach the basics of this traditional folk art popular in Florida during two sessions. The program is from 10 a.m.-noon on two days. The cost to participate is $50, plus $30 for materials. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org/
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Renaissance Resort from 3-6 p.m. for cookie decorating, face painting, local artists and craftsmen, story time and photos. 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-940-8000 www.renwgv.com
Tony Joe White is in his seventh decade of creating music. Beginning on the cotton farm in Louisiana, Tony Joe White learned to play his father’s guitar by ear. On his latest album, entitled Hoodoo, White continues to produce an ethereal, authentic bayou guitar trance. Awash in danger, spiritual uncertainty, and environmental fury, the album’s lyrical concerns are matched by a particularly intense strain of White’s trademark swamp funk. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m. Admission is $43.50 and $38.50.
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
This festival at Armstrong Park features historical booths containing Gullah Geechee artifacts and displays, Gullah home cooking, a bike tour along the Rails to Trails bike and walking trail and historical signs pointing out the rich culture of the area. This free event is scheduled for noon-7 p.m. on Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. The bike ride begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. 4950 Harvey Ave., Elkton 904-806-3939 www.seachrc.org
Sunday, December 4
This holiday event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The event is titled Carols and Messiah and is presented by the University of North Florida Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher. The event combines Christmas carols from around the world with selections from Handel’s Messiah. Audience participation in the singing of the Christmas carols is encouraged and welcomed. This event at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is family friendly. Doors open at 3 p.m.; performance at 4 p.m. Admission is $20.
In this workshop at The Kookaburra St. Augustine Beach location, you will learn how to make a professional-level wreath out of foraged materials found around the St. Augustine area. There will be a brief overview complete with tips and tricks of the trade, and then you will be able to create your own wreath. You also will be allowed one free drink of choice from The Kookaburra (excludes alcohol and kombucha). You will need to bring your own pair of clippers/pruners. Feel free to also bring any ribbon, ornaments, pods, cones or other embellishments. The following items will be provided: fresh locally sourced greenery, grapevine wreath forms, pine cones and pods, and wire and other fastening tools. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $40. 647 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-209-9391 www.kookaburrashop.com