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  Corrections to Thursday, June 27 Listings – June 24, 2013
Monday – Sunday: June 24 – 30
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
Tours of El Galeón – El Galeón, a unique replica of the 16th century Spanish galleons that sailed to and from newly-discovered Florida, will be open for tours at the St. Augustine City Marina thru July 8. Tickets are $15 for adults/$8 for children; Children 5 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available at Ripley’s Red Train Ticket booths and at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.  The tours aboard El Galeón take place daily from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show – Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. andSunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Dog Days Art Exhibit – Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson’s Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838www.spaceeight.com
Monday and Tuesday: June 24 & 25
Expedition Florida 500 – Stand up paddle boarder and Mother Ocean CEO Justin Riney arrives at 3 p.m. in St. Augustine as part of his Expedition Florida 500,  a year-long, one-man voyage along the coast of Florida to celebrate the state’s 500th anniversary. From 2 to 4 p.m., stand up paddlers, kayakers and canoeists are welcome to join Justin as he enters Salt Run and continues to the St. Augustine Lighthouse Park. Then from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a coastal clean-up at the Lighthouse Park area. On Tuesday at 10:45 a.m., Justin will arrive at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine, where he will be greeted with a Marine Combat Landing Salute featuring drums, cannon and musket fire. The City of St. Augustine will present an official proclamation. Participation is free with regular admission. From 6 to 7 p.m., Flagler College will host of an evening “Question and Answer” panel discussion with Justin Riney, Flagler College marine scientists, and environmental educators at Kenan Hall 300 corner of Cordova St & Valencia St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. Then at 8:15 p.m., Justin Riney and his team will be featured guests on a fund-raising cruise aboard the Black Raven, departing from the St. Augustine Marina. Tickets are $25.http://staugmaritimeheritage.org
Monday – Thursday: June 24 – 27
Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience – An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. Daily showings are at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday: June 25
Tuesday Night at the Movies featuring “Rear Window” – The Ponte Vedra Concert
and WJCT’s Electro Lounge present Tuesday Night At The Movies featuring “Rear Window” from 1954 starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey. The gates at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,1050 A1A North, open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $5 at the door. 904-209-0399  www.pvconcerthall.com
Wednesday: June 26
The Birthplace of Freedom Lecture Series – Florida Living History, Flagler College and  the Fort Mose Historical Society present this lecture which features Dr. Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor of History and Director of Academic Programs, Florida International University. Her talk is titled “Life in Saint Augustine in the 1730s and 1740s as a Remote Military Town on the Spanish Frontier.” It begins at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College in St. Augustine. Admission is free. 74 King St., 904-823-2232www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.
Greek Landing Day Memorial – Hundreds of Greeks, Minorcans and Corsicans arrived in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768, and went on to establish the New Smyrna Colony.  St. Photios Shrine will host a special proclamation and memorial commemorating those colonists. Admission is free. The St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine is located at 41 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904.829.8205 www.StPhotios.com
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with Steam the Band playing Motown Review takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Napoli Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature is Tangled. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Dinner and a Movie: Honeydripper – The Gypsy Cab restaurant, 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, will be the setting for dinner and a movie to help raise funds for the St. Johns County Cultural Council. Written and directed by John Sayles and starring Danny Glover, “Honeydripper” will be the featured film. Set in 1950 in rural Alabama, “Honeydripper” is about transition in the South condensed into a cotton harvest weekend and events at the Honeydripper Lounge. Movie tickets are $8. Dinner is extra and will be ordered from the Gypsy Cab menu. Dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:45 p.m.  904-808-7330 www.stjohnsculture.com
Thursday – Saturday: June 27 – 29
St. Augustine Music Festival – Seventh annual festival features free, world-class classical music concerts including beloved baroque masterpieces and world premiers by new composers, plus riveting solo performances, lilting chamber works and energetic orchestra pieces. Each evening ‘s performance has a different theme: Thursday – Grace and Beauty;Friday – Piano Spectacular and Saturday – Summer Music. All concerts are free and begin at7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. For complete details on the festival and scheduled musical performances, go to www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org
Thursday – Sunday: June 27 – 30
Limelight Theatre Presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?  – A hysterical musical comedy set in a 1950s Catholic School. Performances are Thursdaythrough Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 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
Thursday: June 27
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with MidLife Crisis playing classic Rock and Roll favorites from 7-9 p.m.  in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. Bring a blanket or chair. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour – A special Thursday night tour added to the Lighthouse’s usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’ House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 adults; $20 children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 904-829-0745
The Three Mrs. Flaglers at the Casa Monica – Meet the three wives of Henry Flagler during a dinner theatre show in the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. “The Three Mrs. Flaglers” written by and starring local actress Dianne Jacoby as she portrays each of his wives — Mary Harkness, Ida Alice Shourds and Mary Lily Kenan. The dinner, re-created from the 1888 menu from one of St. Augustine’s grand hotels, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the show follows at7:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. 95 Cordova St. 904-810-6810
Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Efforts – Dr. Gregory Bossart, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Georgia Aquarium, details his current work with dolphins as sentient species and their relation to humans and our environment. The presentation begins at 6 p.m.at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland.  Admission is free. 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
Thursday: June 27
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with MidLife Crisis playing classic Rock and Roll favorites from 7-9 p.m.  in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. Bring a blanket or chair. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour – A special Thursday night tour added to the Lighthouse’s usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’ House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 adults; $20 children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 904-829-0745
Friday and Saturday: June 28 & 29
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show debuts at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, St. Augustine. Performing on the Colonial Quarter’s stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
Friday: June 28
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Friday’s classic film is Casablanca. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre – The Hunger Games is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre. Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday & Sunday: June 29 & 30
Solarium Tours – Following a $2.3 million restoration, the magnificent Solarium of Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon is now open for public tours. Closed for decades, the Solarium was one of the outstanding amenities of the hotel when it opened in 1888. Now Flagler College, the former hotel was one of the world’s most exclusive destinations during America’s Gilded Age. The 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Solarium tours, which include the hourly Historical Tours of Flagler College, are $18 per person. Flagler College is located at 74 King St. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 legacy.flagler.edu
Through the Keyhole – Enjoy an afternoon of sipping tea and playing Victorian Parlor Games above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita, St. Augustine. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Cost $25.00 www.2ghouls.com  904-671-5010
Saturday: June  29
Old Jail Paranormal Investigation – Join 2ghouls tours on an after hours investigation with EMF Detectors, real time IR cameras and motion sensor photography at one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine – the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. each evening. $80 per person. www.2ghouls.com 904-671-5010
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour – St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in Black history and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street, and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com
Kayak Tour of St. Augustine Shoreline – Join St. Augustine Eco Tours for a guided kayak tour through the habitat of amazing shorebirds, manatees and more along St. Augustine’s shoreline. The tour is from 10 a.m. to noon, and departs from the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Ticket are $40 for adults and $30 for children. 904-377-7245www.staugustineecotours.com
Uptown Saturday Night  –  From 5 – 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shop on St. Augustine’s San Marco Ave. between Ripley’s Museum and theMission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. 904-823-9263.
British Cannon Dedication – Dedication ceremony at Oglethorpe Battery Park on Oglethorpe Blvd. in St. Augustine’s Davis Shores. The battery  of three replica British cannons of the type that fired on St. Augustine from that location during a 30-day siege of the city in 1740. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. www.450military.org
Sunday: June 30
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. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211
Local Resident Specials
NOTE:
St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), theXimenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and the Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489.

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