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Saint Augustine January Events

January 8

TWELFTH NIGHT BALL

Relive the old tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany with a costume ball at St. Augustine's Government House.  Participants must be dressed in 18th century costume of any nation, as well as bring one pot luck dish and wine, if so desired.  Each attendee should also provide his or her own antique plate and eating utensils.  Turkey, ham and punch will be served.  Festivities begin at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per couple or $15 for an individual.  For more information and advance ticket purchase, call 904.794.2507 or email chkdale@comcast.net

January 8

SORDS AND PONTREMOLI VIOLIN AND PIANO

Violinist Andrew Sords, one of the preeminent faces of classical violin and pianist Anita Pontremoli will perform together at 8 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine.  Tickets are $30 per person.  For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.

January 19

SUNSET/MOONRISE TOUR

Enjoy the sunset and moonrise and the last chance to view St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine - the top of the Lighthouse!  This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery atop the tower and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station.  The tour takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue.  The fee for the event, which includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, and light refreshments, provided by The Reef, is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. For more information, call 904.829.0745 or visit www.staugustinelighthouse.com.

January 22

30th ANNUAL MATANZAS 5K & FUN RUN

Take the lead, just keep pace, or cheer from the sidelines at one of St. Augustine's most popular races.  This 5K run begins from Swing Park at Francis Field, located on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, and continues downtown along the bay front.  The race begins at 9 a.m. with an awards ceremony after the race.  Registration is $15 in advance, $25 the day of the race.  For more information, please call Nancy Hollingsworth 904.797.7575 or visit www.ancientcityrr.org.

January 22

AN EVENING OF SWING

Celebrate a vibrant moment in St. Augustine's history when German saboteurs and submarines were at our beaches and the Coast Guard replaced our town's tourist economy.  This big band concert and swing dance will be headlined by the acclaimed 18 piece Florida Swing Orchestra, with highlights such as a stirring "Tribute to Our Armed Forces" and an opening floor demonstration of the evolution of swing dance. It all takes place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $35 general admission; $45 for reserved seating. For more information, visit www.RomanzaFl.org or call 904.794.7564.

January 22 & 23

FIRST COAST OPERA - TOSCA

Enjoy Pucinni's classic opera Tosca. This opera is sung in Italian with supertitles in English.  The performances take place at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 904.417.5555 or visit www.firstcoastopera.com. 

January 29

TRIO SOLISTI PIANO TRIO

These threebrilliant musicians - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff - have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by virtuosity, high energy, seamless ensemble playing and thrilling abandon. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine.  Tickets are $25 per person.  For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.

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