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The Weekend in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra

Friday: February 3

First Fridy Artwalk

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Don’t miss potter Worley Faver and painter Russ Wilson, along with painters Claire Kendrick, Kristin Hosbein and  Wendy Norton who will display a stunning collection of their work at the Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

 

Canvas, Clay Collage & Cutting Edge Art Exhibit

Stop in the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery to see this captivating juried art exhibit. “C”-ing is believing when four themes combine in one exhibit setting. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.staaa.org or call 904-824-2310.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  February 3, 4, & 5

Harvey at Limelight Theatre
 Enjoy this family-friendly comedy production about mild-mannered Elwood who insists his imaginary friend Harvey – a man sized rabbit – is real and his sister decides to have him committed. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.  There will be an additional performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12.  All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

 

Pro Riding at St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for a fun-filled evening of bull riding and calf roping. This exiting rodeo takes place at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $12 for ages 12 and older and $8 for students ages 6 to 11. The St. Johns County Fairgrounds is located at 5840 State Road 207 (approximately 7 miles west of I-95) in Elkton. For more information, visit http://stjohnscountyfairgrounds.com.

Saturday and Sunday: February 4 & 5

Eco Education Sail!

Go on a safe 2-hour journey into the Matanzas River and learn some fascinating natural history information about dolphins and more! Special price – $45/adult, $35/kids or $250 for the whole boat (up to six passengers). Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at (904) 377-7245 to make reservations or visitwww.staugustineecotours.com to learn more!

Saturday: February 4

Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Take the National Park Service’s ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas – the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  From 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort.  Admission is free.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located on A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.  For more information, call 904.471.0116 or visit www.nps.gov/foma
The Naked Foot 5K

Kick off your shoes and run a cross-country-style course in St. Augustine. This family -oriented run features a course that will not be unveiled until race day, but runners should expect to run part wooded trail, part sandy beach. There will be akids 1K run – for free. Then parents can run in the 5K or 1-mile race with their older children. Families are invited to enjoy additional free activities: Tarahumara barefoot games, live music, foot painting, healthy-living vendors, prizes and more. Advance registration is $35 available online at http://www.thenakedfoot5k.com. On-site registration and packet pick-up is at Tropical Smoothie Café, 112 Sea Grove Main St. #114,  St. Augustine, FL. On-site registration is $40. Registration fee includes a dry-fit tee, a raffle entry to amazing prizes free access to all the post-event activities.  For more information, call 720-984-4198

 

EMMA Concert: Stradavari Quartet

Enjoy the music of four Stradivaris, perfect musical instruments, played by four musicians who bring out of them all the height and depth of human emotion that music can express. The performance takes place at 2 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://www.EmmaConcerts.com or call 904-797-2800.

 

Kevon Re’Monte and Trey Dees in Concert

Experience this 90-minute tribute to some of the world’s most beloved singers.  Costume changes throughout the performance enhance this vocal duo’s amazing impressions of stars such as Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and many others!  It all takes place at St. Augustine’s Pioneer Barn on San Marco Avenue.Tickets are $10 adults; $5 children 5-12.  There will also be a cash bar.  For more information and to order in advance, call 904.824.8874
Sunday: February 5

Second City Touring Company at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening of sketch comedy and improve performed by Second City, one of the most popular improve companies ever. The Second City has a number of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rick Moranis and over 500 more. This reserved seating show will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $20 and $30.For more information, visit www.PVConcertHall or call 904. 209.0399.

Entertainment

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Books

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Art

The Day After the Day Of

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Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

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Lifestyle

Inside WildAid

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Outdoors

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Sports

The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season

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Business

Charity Begins at Home

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Travel

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Green Living

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