This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

January 29, 2018
Nights of Lights Runs Through Wednesday, January 31
Monday – Sunday,  January 29 -February 4
 
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times Exhibition – FINAL WEEK
Immerse yourself in fashion and history in this acclaimed exhibition at the Lightner Museum. Dressing Downton™, a display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey®, is elegantly displayed in the museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for college students and seniors, $10 for 12-17-year-olds, and free for youth under age 12. The ticket cost includes entry to the museum. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure at World Golf IMAX
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. Showing through February 8. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, January 29- February 3
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Exhibition
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to announce A Tondo for Rajon Rondo, an exhibition of recent work by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including video, photography and sculpture. The exhibition will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum located at 48 Sevilla St. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Admission into the museum is free. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
 
First Coast Plein Air Painters Exhibition
This exhibition by the First Coast Plein Air Painters is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through March 3.Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Cultural Center Juried Artist Member Exhibition

This juried exhibition is populated by works of art of all mediums created by the artist members of The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through March 3.Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Theater of the Mind: Storytelling at Limelight Theatre
Join the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine for an evening of storytelling and songs titled Maritime Mysteries: St. Augustine and Beyond at the Limelight Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-471-0179 www.taletellers.org
 
Gaelic Storm at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of genre-bending Irish band Gaelic Storm. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $53-$33. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Tuesday – Sunday, January 30 – February 4
Faces & Figures Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association presents this exhibition that showcases works of the human form. The works may include portraits, statues, busts and other forms. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Wednesday – Sunday, January 31 – February 4
The Venardos Circus at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday through February 10 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit the website for show time details. Admission ranges from $35-$15. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.venardoscircus.com
Thursday, February 1
Throwback Thursday: Thunder Road at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshine business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Owl Prowl
Join St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLAne Halusky for an after-dark guided tour to learn about the creatures that thrive at night, including resident owls. The walk at Vaill Point Park begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Reserve your spot by phone or email. 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0348 ahalusky@sjcfl.uswww.co.st-johns.fl.us/calendars+/recreation.aspx
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is Domenico Montanaro, NPR’s lead editor for politics and digital audience. His talk is titled The Golden Age of Grievance. This lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures
Thursday – Sunday, February 1- 4
Fool for Love
A classic show with a twist. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love is a western based in the Mojave Desert. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. Performance times at the Limelight Theatre are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is a preview day on January 18. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Black History Month at World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will celebrate Black History Month by offering 50% off admission for any guest who mentions the Black History Month promotion throughout the month of February. During your visit, be sure to stop by the Honoring the Legacy exhibition as it celebrates the achievements of African-Americans in the game of golf. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Friday, February 2
First Friday Garden Walk
Visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on the first Friday of every month for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens. Meet in the garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and wear comfortable shoes. The tour will last approximately one hour. Admission into the park ranges from $5-2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
First Friday Art Walk
From 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine features new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or on the website. Free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains are provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys all months except December and January. 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
STAFW Speaks Fashion
Join St. Augustine Fashion Week from 6-8 p.m. at Bokeh Bar Gallery for this event that includes a discussion about the fashion industry. The guest speaker will be Jovita Harper, designer of Conscious Designz. Admission is free. 137 King St., St. Augustine 904-669-9245 www.facebook.com/events/205072930069580
Terrace Unveiling Celebration at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Come celebrate the official unveiling of the new 925 square feet outdoor terrace located adjacent to the concert hall. At 7 p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a free concert featuring music by The Chris Thomas Band from 7:30-9 p.m. There will be concert hall tours and a photo booth with food trucks and a full bar  available. Admission is free. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday – Sunday, February 2-4
Not-So-Still Life Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association hosts this exhibition of works that are within the still life genre through February 25. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to 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
GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m., take a guided exploration hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history. This 1.5-mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam. The program is free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
CHARACTER COUNTS! in St. Johns County Six Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk
This race starts at Palencia Elementary School and begins at 9 a.m. There will be a 6K and 3K. Registration for the 6K ranges from $35-$25, and registration for the 3K ranges from $30-$20. 355 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine 904-547-7504 www.racesmith.com
School of the 16th Century
Learn what it was like to live in the 16th century through multiple interactive classes held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosted by the Men of Menéndez. Learn how to fire a crossbow or musket and find out about the clothing and cooking from that time period. Admission into the park is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, $9 for youth ages 6-12, and free for youth ages 5 and under. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine info@staugustinegarrison.comwww.hfm.club/mom/school
Children’s Shorebird Nesting Program                                              
From 10 a.m.-noon St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Audubon Society will offer a free children’s program for youth, third grade and up. Participants will learn about the unique birds that nest along our beaches. In addition, children will participate in activities that mirror what the real bird biologists do to protect our local nesting sites. 3171 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.uswww.sjcfl.us/recreation
Prescribed Fire Awareness Day
Prescribed Fire Awareness Week is January 28-February 3, 2018 and Anastasia State Park will host a Prescribed Fire Aware. The Park and other agencies will have hands-on activities, educational displays and demonstrations  about the importance of prescribed fire for natural resource management, healthy ecosystems and public safety. Park admission ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing at St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events. The event is open to public and free for spectators. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 2 p.m. at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
Mozart Orchestra of New York Presented by EMMA Concert Association
EMMA Concert Association presents Mozart Orchestra of New York as part of its Winter Orchestral Series. The orchestra will perform Mozart’s last three symphonies, No’s 39, 40 and 41. The concert takes place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Saturday & Sunday, February 3&4
UNF Sponsored Collegiate Horse Show
Florida’s collegiate equestrian teams will be competing against each other at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center. The show begins at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is free for spectators. 8200 Smith Rd., Hastings 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Sunday at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Watch the Super Bowl live on the big screen at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The pre-party starts at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Cooking Class at Rype & Readi Golf Bistro
Join a chef for this cooking class at Rype & Readi Golf Bistro from 6-9 p.m. Visit the website to purchase tickets. The cost for the class ranges from $65-$40. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-209-0360 www.rypeandreadi.com
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