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A Great and Wild Weekend in St Augustine

 

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        April 29, 2013
Monday through Sunday: April 29 – May 5
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting.  The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com   904-825-1000
“Deeper-New Works Art Exhibit to Benefit Rikki” – Space:Eight Gallery exhibit opens with all new works by Chip Southworth produced for benefit of Rikke Southworth to aid in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., St. Augustine. The show will run through May 24 with all proceeds from art sales presented to Rikki.   www.spaceeight.com  904-829-2838
Monday – Saturday: April 29 – May 4
Farm to Table Week – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts cooking classes, celebrity chef dinner and a farm, food and art market. Cooking classes and lunch-and-learns will take place daily through May 3 at the Cultural Center. From 6-10 p.m. Thursday, local chefs from the area’s best restaurants prepare incredible meals with locally-grown ingredients at a Farm to Table Dinner at Crosswater Hall, 245 Little River Road (Nocatee Center Way) in Nocatee. Tickets are $125 each. On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a farm, food and art market will be held at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. Admission is free. 904-280-0614, x205www.ccpvb.org
Monday – Wednesday: April 29 – May 1
Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum – The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings will be featured as a special exhibit at The Lightner Museum through Wednesday. Moore was an American painter, traveler, journalist, photographer and composer who used St. Augustine for many of his landscape watercolor subjects. He visited the ancient city in 1895 along with other members of his artistic and eccentric family. The Lightner Museum, located at 75 King Street, is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is adults $10; active military with ID $6; college students and youth age 12-18 $5; Children under 12 (with adult) free; St. Johns County residents are free. 904-824-2874www.lightnermuseum.org
Monday – Thursday: April 29 – May 2
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater:  The Last Reef 3D –  From the makers of Wild Ocean comes an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Show times are noon, 4 and 6 p.m. on Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; and at 10 a.m., noon, 4 and 6 p.m. on Wed. Flight of the Butterflies 3D – It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Show times are 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on Tues.; and 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on Wed. and Thurs. To the Arctic 3D –  An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure “To The Arctic 3D” tells the ultimate tale of survival.Show times are 2 p.m. daily.The IMAX Theater is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com
Wednesday – Sunday: May 1 – 5
Enchanted Sunset Kayak Ecotours – Nightly, two-hour sunset kayak tours of the GTM NERR;  a beautiful, undeveloped estuarine area lit by exquisite sunsets in a breath-taking natural setting. Professional master naturalist provides expert commentary on the wildlife and dynamic habitats. Perfect for both experienced kayakers and beginners on their first kayaking adventure. The tour departs at 6:30 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early) from the Guana River Dam, 450 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach (off A1A 10 miles south of Micklers Road or 7 miles north of the Vilano Bridge.) The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under (plus a $3 parking fee). 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Wednesday: May 1
First Wednesdays Lightner Museum Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum’s eclectic relics. The themed interactive tours are changed monthly and are designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   Tours begin at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum located at 75 King Street in St. Augustine. The tour is included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12. Donations welcomed. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Estuary Boat Tour – Experience St. Augustine’s estuarine environment aboard an eco-boat captained by an expert naturalist. Learn about dolphin behavior, bird life and the elements of the salt marsh. Tours depart from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina (111 Avenida Menendez) at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per adult and $30 for kids 12 and under.904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Janis Ian Concert – Grammy-award winning folk artist Janis Ian will perform live at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Reserved seats are $28 in advance; $32 day of show. www.pvconcerthall.com  904-209-0399
Thursday: May 2
The Smashing Pumpkins – Grammy award winning modern rock band The Smashing Pumpkins will bring their global tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Tickets $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50.
Thursday – Sunday: May 2 – 5
Titanic: The Musical – The Tony Award-winning musical Titanic will be presented by 75 cast members from the choral and musical theatre departments at St. Augustine High School. This colorful and authentic production includes special enhancements that allow the audience to take part in the story. Performances are at 7 p.m. on May 2, 3 and 4 with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 5. All performances take place on the school’s main stage, 3205 Varella Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. 904-547-8530
Limelight Theatre Presents ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’ – A comedic farce about a southern housekeeper who whips a long-married couple into shape. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military.904-825-1164  www.limelight-theatre.org
Friday: May 3
First Friday Art Walk – Join one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events from 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. Tours begin at San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries.  www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com 904-829-0065                                               
Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent – Rock legends REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent perform live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range $39.50 – $89.50. www.staugamphitheatre.com
 www.styxworld.com   904-209-0367
FLOAT – The Floating Art Gallery – The Standard will host over 20 visual artists, 5 music acts, and a cinema featuring locally produced videos, and food trucks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $5. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine.www.thestandardfl.com
Friday & Saturday: May 3 & 4
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater: Ironman 3 in 3D – Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. Shows are at 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 904-940-4133 or visitwww.worldgolfimax.com
2Ghouls Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail – Explore one of the most haunted buildings in St. Augustine. Hear sinister accounts of life inside the Victorian prison. Conduct your own investigation with professional equipment. Tours take place at 10:30 p.m. at the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $80 each. 904-671-5010
Friday – Sunday: May 3 – 5
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival – Annual celebration of the folk music, stories and dance that made Gamble Rogers famous.  This year, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival performances take place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and venues downtown. Festival performers will play during First Friday Art Walk in various galleries in downtown St. Augustine and on stage at the city marina located at the base of the Bridge of Lions. Then on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. performers will take to several stages at the Amphitheatre. Tickets are available for single venue shows and in a variety of packages including an all-access weekend pass. 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
The American Glass Guild Presents American Glass Now: 2013 – The St. Augustine Art Association will host the second juried American Glass Guild exhibition featuring works by acclaimed stained glass artists.   Admission is free. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
St. Augustine Art Association Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge – The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
Saturday: May 4
Beach Fitness Workshop – Anastasia State Park hosts a fitness workshop each Saturday morning through May 25 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The series of workshops includes one session of: Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Trainer, and an Alternative Health/Naturalist Nutritionist to close out the series. Six weeks, six individual classes, all for sixty dollars or $15 per class. Registration fees will be used for playground restorations and upgrades in the park. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2033www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Mermaid Miles 5K Beach Walk/Jog/Run – Professionally-scored and timed race serves as an important fundraiser for St. Augustine Youth Services. The 5k Walk/Jog/Run begins at Butler Park East, 5860 A1A South, and continues along the beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. Early registration is $25; day of the event registration is $30. 17 and under register for free.  904-669-1207 www.RaceSmith.com
Change of Flags – Reenactment of the 1763 ceremony when the Spanish relinquished Florida to the British as a result of the Treaty of Paris that ended what was known in America as the French & Indian War. The Change of the Flags will take place at noon, 2 and 3 p.m. at Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr.   Admission is $7; 16 and under are free.  www.nps.gov/casa 904-829-6506, ext. 233.
Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park – Park rangers or volunteers present programs on various topics ranging from sea turtles to star gazing. Programs take place at open-air pavilions with one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops in Northeast Florida as inspiration. Program included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340-A A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration – Features a spectacular sunset across the bay dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more can be found on the pier! Open 3 p.m. to dusk. Admission is free. Located at 115 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine
904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
Sunset Eco-Tour Voyage – Two-hour guided boat tour of the Matanzas River provides a close-up look at dolphin behavior and amazing sunset photo opportunities. The tour casts off at 5:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Tickets are $45 per adult. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Dark Side of the Zoo– Zip over the zoo at night. Six zip lines and 23 obstacles allows adventure seekers to catch sights from the zoo that can only be detected in the dark. Each participant is given a souvenir headlamp. The cost of this tour is $75. Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours prior to the tour. St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd. www.alligatorfarm.com 904-824-3337
Sunday: May 5
Murder in the Old City – A murder mystery in the nation’s oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $39.99 per person, 904-824-7211
Anastasia Bird Walk – Anastasia State Park hosts a spectacular Bird Walk from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The walk will provide participants with an ideal opportunity to see a diverse variety of shorebirds, birds of the marsh and birds of the hammock. Comfortable walking shoes, camera, drinking water, bug spray, sunscreen and a field guide are recommended. The Bird Walk is included free of charge with park admission ($8 per vehicle) and will begin from the Island Grill. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2033www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
EMMA Concert Series: Peter & Helen Morin – Peter and Helen Morin playing piano and violin will perform at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. www.EmmaConcerts.com 904-797-2800
Cinco de Mayo Sail – Celebrate this fun holiday with a cruise aboard St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom. The 2-hour day sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m. and the Sunset Sail departs at 6:15 p.m.  from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The rate for the day sail is $35 adults, $25 for kids 2-12; the Sunset Sail is $45 for adults and $35 for kids. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included.
Induction Forum at World Golf Hall of Fame – The Hall of Fame at World Golf Village, located off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine hosts a special public event featuring the members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. $10 for Friends of the Hall of Fame. Tickets include general admission seat at the Forum, all day museum admission, an opportunity to view the inductees’ special exhibits, and a Class of 2013 commemorative induction poster. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/induction/induction.php
Bob Dylan with Dawes at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter Bob Dylan brings his iconic music and genuine American culture to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Tickets are $39.50 – $59.50.  904-209-0367www.staugamphitheatre.com
Cinco de Mayo with Fortunate Youth & Inna Vision at The Standard – The Standard will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the sounds of reggae music from the Fortunate Youth and Inna Vision at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 – $15. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com

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