Oscars at the Corazon

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe had its sold out Oscars celebration party at the Corazon. This event is truly a spectacular one, filled with fun, trivia, wonderful food, and lets the champagne just flow freely.

Ancient City Cat Club Cat Show 2019

The Ancient City Cat Club is back with their 4th annual Cat Show (Feb. 23 & 24, 2019). Over 125 pedigreed and household pets alike were judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators were welcome to walk through the benching area, admire the felines, and chat with owners about their cats. Vendors were selling cat-related items throughout, and there was a fundraising raffle as well as lunch and breakfast each day. Local rescue Wags & Whiskers were on site with cats and kittens up for adoption.

Jazz at the Excelsior – Akia Uwanda & Friends

Lincolnvile Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine. This last Friday the guest was Akia Uwanda, a Jacksonville native, grew up appreciating different genres of music, art and culture. She is a classically trained sultry jazz and soul vocalist. Uwanda has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire and Avery Sunshine, and she has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Gregory Porter and Kamasi Washington. Uwanda has performed all over the world at various festivals, venues and events, including at Carnegie Hall and Super Bowl Live for Super Bowl LI.

Cat Show 2019

The Ancient City Cat Club is back with their 4th annual Cat Show! Over 125 pedigreed and household pets alike will be judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators are welcome to walk through the benching area, admire the felines, and chat with owners about their cats. Vendors will be selling cat-related items throughout, and there will be a fundraising raffle as well as lunch and breakfast each day. Local rescue Wags & Whiskers will be on site with cats and kittens up for adoption. The event will take place at the Solomon Calhoun Center in St Augustine. Tickets $5 Adults, Seniors & Children 6-12 $3, Children 0-6 free.

St Augustine Tonight Show Prepares 3rd Season

The St Augustine Tonight Show prepares for its 3rd season. The season starts on March 7th thru May 30th /2019, every Thursday night at 7pm. The venue for the show is Garrett Bros. Eclectic Home Decor off SR 312 (1764 Tree Blvd #4, St. Augustine). The show is taped in front of a live audience, there is no admission charge to be part of the audience. Here are some of the highlights of the last two seasons.

Folio’s Best of St Augustine

Last month, when we announced Folio Weekly’s Best of Saint Augustine, our expectations were modest. After all, although we’re old hands at Best of Jax (with 17 annual readers’ polls under our belts), this was our very first St. Augustine-centric poll. But you, readers of influence, made it an affair to remember. A whopping 73,688 votes were cast across 250 categories, from Best Auto Body Shop to Best Urgent Care Clinic, from Best Art Gallery to Best Wine Bar. That, folks, is the same can-do spirit that forged the Ancient City four-and-a-half centuries ago—and rebuilt it time and again after each dastardly pirate raid. The results are in and, without further ado, this is the Best of Saint Augustine 2019. First Coast.TV got a chance to check out the party.

Festival de San Agustin

First Coast.TV got a chance to speak to Maria Alvarez. Celebrating the 500th birthday of Pedro Menendez de Aviles, founder of Saint Augustine, The Historic Florida Militia hosts a weeklong celebration with reenactments, a documentary film, and a lively and colorful Paseo parade featuring large papier-mâché heads and historically clad participants. On February 9th, watch and participate in demonstrations and instruction from the Spanish colonial period of the 16th century including weapons demonstrations, artillery, armor, clothing, crafts, culinary arts, and religious practices from St. Augustine’s early history. For more information, visit www.historiccoastculture.com/event/festival-de-san-agustin/

St Augustine Film Festival Final Day 4

The St. Augustine Film Festival ended its four days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival was a great success, taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20, with a Preview Day on Thursday, January 17. Films were shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Films The St. Augustine Film Festival, is now in its ninth year. Films included comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also included several documentaries, some of the notables were Hurley, The Art & Times of Frosty Meyers, Cracking Aces, Fidlin and Sharkwater Extinction, including four documentaries that involved St. Augustine residents. We were also honored to have many extraordinary people from the film world, like Karen Allen, Talia Shire, Ray Abruzzo and Vincent De Paul to name just a few. We had three great parties around this festival that were just marvelous. Thank you to all that made this festival just outstanding in every way.

St Augustine Film Festival Day 3 Pt 2

Another great day of films, attendee reactions, interviews and parties. The St. Augustine Film Festival will feature one more day of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival last day Sunday, January 20. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The St. Augustine Film Festival is now in its ninth year. Films include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

Hurleymania Comes to SAFF Day 3

SAFF day three (Saturday) has Hurley as the big event of the day. Started in the morning with Hurley Haywood, exotic Porsches and admirers at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium, followed by his film at 2:15 pm.