Weekend Roundup for March 10, 2016


Celtic Festival Whiskey Tasting

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Whisky Tasting kickoff event is Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. The whiskey tasting will include a presentation by the Jameson Brand Ambassador, Scott Cahill from Ireland. During the presentation, you’ll savor different whiskies as you hear the background of each. You’ll also learn the history and facts about the different regions and the whiskies. Tickets are $45. Tickets are sold separately from the Celtic Festival passes. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.celticstaugustine.com/whiskey-tasting.

Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies

Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies will perform one-night only in downtown St. Augustine. This headlining concert for the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 in Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla St., downtown St. Augustine. Seating is limited for this event. Tickets are sold separately from the Celtic Festival passes. Tickets are $25 to $60. Purchase tickets at www.celticstaugustine.com/special-friday-night-event.

‘Almost, Maine’ at Players by the Sea Theatre

Back by popular demand, “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy written by John Cariani set in suburbia Maine that explores the bonds and boundaries of love, is returning to Players by the Sea Theatre. Performances are March 11 and 12, 17-20, and 24-26 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. General admission tickets for all performances are $23; $20 for students, seniors and military. Thursday student nights offer half price admission with a valid student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 249-0289 or visit www.playersbythesea.org.

The Beaches League of Storytellers

The Beaches League of Storytellers, a 30-year-old organization for adult story tellers, will meet on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in the Community Hall of Pablo Towers, 115 Third St., Jacksonville Beach. “What do you want your children and grandchildren know about your childhood?” We’ll be working on personal story telling and visitors are encouraged to come with a short personal story to tell. Any adult interested in the ancient art of storytelling is welcome. There will be stories, a workshop and discussions. For more information, visit www.beachesstorytellers.com or call Marianne at
(904) 280-2976.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 12 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade follows a route throughout downtown and ends at Francis Field just as the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival begins. For more information, visit www.celticstaugustine.com/st-patricks-day-parade.

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

The sixth annual Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is March 11-13. The festival includes highland games, Celtic and local food offerings, Celtic merchandise, children’s entertainment, and live music by Celtic performers. The festival takes place on Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.celticstaugustine.com.

‘A Facility for Living’ at Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre presents “A Facility for Living” March 4-26 on the Matuza Main Stage. Joe Taylor, a retired actor, moves into a prison-turned-elder care facility shortly after the demise of Medicare and the election of Dick Cheney as President in this dark comedy. The play is rated PG-13 (Adult themes and language.) Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday;2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

St. Augustine Record Fair

The Spring 2016 St. Augustine Record Fair is Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The biannual St. Augustine Record Fair is a free, family-friendly event and is open to the public. Music lovers and collectors are invited to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. Live music and DJ sets by Jake Brown will take place throughout the day plus children’s activities including a bounce house, face painting and more will keep the entire family entertained. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from several on-site food trucks as well as the Amphitheatre Concessions. Ample free parking will also be available. For more information, visit www.staugamphitheatre.com.

Natural Life Music and Arts Festival

The Natural Life Music and Arts Festival is Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission to the festival is free; VIP tickets are available for purchase. The festival includes live music performances, Crafternoon crafts for children, an artisian market, food vendors, and a warehouse sale. Proceeds benefit the Natural Life for Children 501(c)3 organization to be donated to local children’s charities For more information, visit www.naturallifemusicfestival.com.