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July 15 2013 This Week in St Augustine

 

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       July 15, 2013
Monday – Sunday: July 15 – 21
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, are open for tours at the St. Augustine City Marina thru July 23. 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 booth at St. Augustine Marina. 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 man-made disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838www.spaceeight.com
Ancient City Mosaic Exhibit – An artistic rendering of America’s first city is presented in 450 works of art – one for each year of St. Augustine’s lengthy history. Created by regional and local artists, this exhibition expresses the rich cultural diversity of St. Augustine. The exhibition is open Monday – Friday 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 24 Cathedral Place.www.ancientcitymosaic.com
Pacific Rim: An IMAX Experience – Experience the special effects of this exciting film about an alien attack that threatens the Earth’s existence. Shown in IMAX 3D, show times at the World Golf IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, are 1, 4, 7 & 9:50 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. WorldGolfIMAX.com
Tuesday – Thursday: July 16 – 18
Nature Films at World Golf IMAX Theatre – View spectacular nature films in IMAX 3D. The Last Reef, from the makers of Wild Ocean is an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Show times are daily at 10 a.m.   Flight of the Butterfly, natural history epic is about hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Show times are daily at noon. E-Tickets are $8.50 adults, $6 children 3 -1 2, and $7.50 for seniors, military and students. http://worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday: July 16 & 18 – 21
The Last Romance at Limelight Theatre –  Joe Dipietro’s delightful romantic comedy, The Last Romance, comes to the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Performance times are Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 904-825-1164
Tuesday: July 16
Route 66: This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You – Watch this episode of the classic Route 66 TV show that was filmed in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon while being entertained by the music of Lis and Lon Williamson with Rick Kuncicky. The viewing and entertainment begin at 7 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street. Admission is free. 904-819-6205.
Wednesday:  July 17
Corks and Forks Food Tour – Join The Tasting Tours for fun and informative a 2.5 – 3 hour guided tour of St. Augustine food and wine. The tour stops at 4 to 5 food tastings venues and 3 to 4 wine sample venues. Tickets are $76 per person and departs at 2 p.m. from The Gifted Cork, 64 Hypolita Street. Participants must be over 21. www.thetastingtours.com
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Grapes of Roth playing R/R takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Gas Full Service 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.This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature, Blank Check will show 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. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Thursday – Sunday:  July 18 – 21
British Open Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame – Watch the British Open throughout the Hall of Fame, learn about Hall of Fame members who won the Open Championship and take part in special scavenger hunts. Photo opportunities with the Claret Jug. Located at World Golf Village, at I-95 Exit 323, St. Augustine. Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. andnoon – 6 p.m. Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. For this special week, residents of the U.K. and Ireland will be admitted free. 904-940-4123www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Thursday: July 18
Concerts in the Plaza – Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free live concert with The Mike Hart Band performing from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Friday and Saturday: July 19 & 20
El Conquistador Speedboat Rides – Enjoy an entertaining thrill ride & tour aboard the El Conquistador Speedboat, focusing on St. Augustine, Florida’s maritime heritage, history, landmarks, authentic stories and local marine life. Tours depart from St. Augustine Municipal Marina at 11:30 a.m., 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 p.m. Adults are $33.50 and children are $25.50.904-738-4695 www.elconspeedboat.com
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show 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 –  Sunday: July 19 – 21
Gallery Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibition of the works of Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell through August 31. Admission is free and the gallery is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.   904-280-0614  www.ccpvb.org
Bizarre Buying Bazaar at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Ripley’s national VP of Exhibits and Archives comes to St. Augustine in search of oddities to add to Ripley’s collection. Strange, weird and unbelievable objects sought — Ripley’s will make an on-the-spot offer to owners of selected items. The public is invited to observe the Bazaar each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Owners who plan to bring items to the Bazaar are encouraged to contact Ripley’s in advance by emailing Johnson@ripleys.com 19 San Marco Ave.; 407-824-1606www.ripleys.com/StAugustine
Friday: July 19
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.This Friday’s Classic Film, Driving Miss Daisy will show 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. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Saturday and Sunday: July 20 & 21
Through the Keyhole – Joins 2Ghouls at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of fun spiritualism on the second floor of the Spice and Tea Exchange of St. Augustine, 59 Hypolita Street. Learn to read tea leaves, do pendulum dowsing with Angel cards and play with the “Talking Spirit Board” while learning about Victorian Spiritualism. Tickets are $25 per person.www.2ghouls.com   904-671-5010
Saturday: July 20
Eco Tour of Matanzas River – Join the guides from St. Augustine Eco Tours for a 12+ mile boat tour along the Matanzas River. Browse the shoreline for wading birds, look for dolphins frolicking in the estuary, and learn about one of earth’s most important habitats – the salt marsh.   Departure times are 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and the tour departs from St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245www.staugustineecotours.com
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at 16 Cordova Street in St. Augustine.board@tolomatocemetery.comwww.tolomatocemetery.com

Sublime with Rome with Pennywise – Sublime, with its blend of ska, reggae, punk, surf rock and hip hop, will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 – $29.50. 904-471-1965www.staugamphitheatre.com;  www.sublimewithrome.com

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. Visit www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 904-825-0087
Full Moon Fever at the Conch House – The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue from 8 – 11 p.m. weather permitting.   Free Leis for all and a limited polynesian food menu available. There is a $5 cover charge. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html
904-829-8646
Sunday: July 21
Full Moon Guided Kayak Ecotour – Join Ripple Effect Ecotours to follow the full moon along the local waterways. The tour is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and departs from 101 Tolstoy Lane (Marineland). The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger and includes kayaking equipment, paddle instruction, guide service and complimentary general admission pass to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. www.rippleeffectecotours.com
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 after 1 p.m.
Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 8:45 – 10 p.m. and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. $35 per person. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
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 theMission 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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