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July 22, 2013 This Week in St Augustine

 

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       July 22, 2013
Monday – Sunday: July 22 – 28
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
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
Monday – Friday: July 22 – 26
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. worldgolfimax.com
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.  904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
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
Monday: July 22
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
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station, 81 Lighthouse Ave.  Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. 904-829-0745  www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Full Moonrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Beachside – See the sunset and moonrise from Washington Oaks Gardens State Park’s unique coquina rock beach. Park Service Specialist Joe Woodbury tells ancient tales about the earth, sea and sky. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday: July 23 & 25 – 28
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
Wednesday:  July 24
Toad the Wet Sprocket – Toad the Wet Sprocket, an American alternative rock band formed in 1986, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 & $30. 1050 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Bush Doctors playing reggae takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and Raintree Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions presents free movies eachWednesday and Friday throughout the summer. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature, Hook,will be shown at 8:30 p.m. behind Bayfront Mini Golf at St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This 904-824- 1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Thursday – Friday:  July 25 – 26
Saltwater Fishing Workshops – Washington Oaks Gardens State Park will host hands-on saltwater fishing workshops to teach the basic techniques for catching fish, as well as the importance of conservation and safety. An adult workshop for ages 18 and over will take placeon Thursday. A Youth workshop for ages eight to 17 will take place on Friday. The 3-hour workshops start at 9 a.m. and cost $20 per participant, including park entrance fee. Advance registration is required. Washington Oaks State Gardens is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard (A1A South) in Palm Coast.  386-446-6783www.FloridaStateParks.org
Thursday: July 25
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with The Company performing 60’s and 70’s pop rock will take place from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
The Psychedelic Furs – Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.  Tickets are $28.50 in advance for General Admission Standing Room Only Pit and $32 the day of the show.  www.pvconcerthall.com
904-209-0399
Friday and Saturday: July 26 & 27
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, 111 Avenida Menendez, 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
World Wide Rodeo at the Fairgrounds – The St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207 in Elkton, hosts the World Wide Rodeo starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 5.  904-845-7492
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street. 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: July 26
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,The Princess Bride, will show at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606  www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
A Midsummer Night with the Monkeys – Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork return to the concert stage this summer for a reprise at St. Augustine Amphitheater. The show will encompass a full multimedia evening of music, rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs culled from the group’s archives. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine.
Saturday and Sunday: July 27 & 28
Flagler College 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. One of the outstanding amenities of the hotel when it opened in 1888, the Solarium is a fourth floor parlor above the Rotunda which boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The tours are at11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Solarium tours include the hourly Historical Tours of Flagler College. Tickets are $18 per person. Flagler College is located at 74 King St. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 http://legacy.flagler.edu
Saturday: July 27
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
Family Seining Activity – Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. All necessary gear including waders and boots will be provided. The program is free with paid entrance ($3 per vehicle) and will take place at the Guana Dam Recreational Area, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.  904-823-4500 gtmnerfamilyseine.eventbrite.com
Living History Days at Fort Mose – From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., volunteers in period clothing offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past at the site of the first, legally-sanctioned, free black community in the United States. Program is weather permitting. Fort Mose State Park admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 floridastateparks.org/fortmose
Mad About Art Flower Power Party! – Celebrate the opening of the St. Augustine Art Association’s 4th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit at a special Flower Power Party. The swanky, 1960s-inspired party features cocktails, retro eats, live music and the presentation of $5,000 in art awards.(Beehive hairdos and vintage attire encouraged.) The party is from 4-7 p.m.   Tickets are $40 each and include drink ticket, dinner and “mad money” to purchase art. Reservations required. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310. www.staaa.org
Food Truck Wars – More than 40 Gourmet Food Trucks will be competing in 5 categories from 3 – 9 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Francis Field, 29 West Castillo Drive. Celebrity judges, live music, kids area and a Beer & Wine Garden will be featured. Free Admission! 407-296-5882www.FoodTruckWars.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 shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Ave. between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Diosprovides FREE PARKING. 904-823-9263
Piercing the Darkness – Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Performance begins at6:30 p.m. at Leroy’s Cafe Dinner Theater. Tickets are $30 and include dinner and a complimentary glass of wine. 2555 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine. 904-217-4624
Sunday: July 28
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
4TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit – This stunning exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine, is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m.   Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310. www.staaa.org
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, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de Leon 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.
To submit events to be included on the VCB Events calendar and website, please submit details to FHCeventlist@gmail.com.

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