This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

March 5, 2018
Monday – Thursday, March 5 – 8 
Marvel’s Black Panther at  World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater 
After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday – Sunday, March 6-11
Miniature Marvels Exhibition
This is a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association. The exhibition features 2D and 3D pieces that are no larger than 12 inches, including the frame. 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, March 7
Lightner Museum Curator Tour

Museum Curator Barry Meyer’s monthly tour (first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.) features unique and special treasures of the museum. March’s topic, Broken Lightner, providing guests an in-depth and personal look at upcoming restoration projects as well as artifacts in the museum’s personal collection that are in need of repair and are available for adoption. Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the museum. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874  http://lightnermuseum.org/curators-tour/

Ana Popovic at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Los Angeles-based guitar player and singer Ana Popovic returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to promote her latest triple album Trilogy – her most ambitious project yet. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $39 and $36. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
St. Augustine Orchestra: A Symphonic Odyssey

Experience a concert in the historic Lightner Museum that focuses on master composers in Europe from the early 1840s through the 1930s. It will feature the works of Italian, German, Russian, Czech and Norwegian composers during a time of social change, wars and rebellion in Europe. The concert is from 8-9:30 p.m. General admission is $22 and admission for youth under age 10 is free. 25 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-540-6664

Wednesday – Sunday, March 7-11

Progress
Flagler College’s Theatre Department will perform Progress at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Progress is a dark and biting comedy set in London that exposes the “social ills besetting contemporary Britain.” The play is showing Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600 https://flagler.universitytickets.com
Thursday, March 8
Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-10:30 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Walk Through Time
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the County Cultural Resource Coordinator to offer a new and exciting program on the history of Butler Beach at Frank B. Butler Park East. Take a walk back in time and learn about the important cultural and ecological history of this unique area. This event is from 10-11:30 a.m. Please make a reservation by phone or e-mail. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335  www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Throwback Thursday: Henry VIII and His Six Wives at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
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 
Florida Humanities Council Speakers Series
Diana Reigelsperger, professor of history at Seminole State College, will share a talk titled Settlers of the Spanish Frontier: Canary Islanders in Colonial Florida at 6:30 p.m. in the Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area. Reigelsperger’s talk will explore the motivations of the settlers, the agency of their arrival, and how their presence impacted their new home. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. 25 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series
Andy McKee at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that acoustic guitar virtuoso Andy McKee will return. McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $46 and $36. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367  www.pvconcerthall.com

Thursday – Saturday, March 8 -10
First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships
Visit St. Augustine’s Renaissance Resort World Golf Village for the 28th year of the First Coast Classic Ballroom and Latin Dance Championship. Events begin at 8 a.m. and are ongoing to 11 p.m. Call or visit the website to purchase tickets. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-338-9219 www.firstcoastclassic.com
St. Augustine Fashion Week
St. Augustine Fashion Week’s fashion show takes place March 8-10 from 6-10 p.m. daily at The St. Augustine Record Building, One News Place. Tickets for the fashion shows range from $100-$50 and can be purchased through the website. 904-669-9245 www.stafashionweek.com
Thursday – Sunday, March 8-11

A Wrinkle In Time at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. The children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all the evil in the universe. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Friday, March 9

Matanzas Inlet Walk
Presented by the GTM Research Reserve and the National Park Service, participants are invited to explore nature through this free, guided interpretive walk around Matanzas Inlet from 9:30-11 a.m. Bring cameras and binoculars. Meet the guide at the western parking lot on A1A just north of the Inlet Bridge and the Town of Marineland. Call or visit the website for reservations. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Southern Uprising at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents an epic evening featuring four of country and southern rock’s biggest names – Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws – as the Southern Uprising Tour makes a stop in St. Augustine. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the performance is at 5:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $94-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com 

Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10
Larry Wilson, Angela Casini and Joe Crozier Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display the ceramic art of Larry Wilson, paintings of Angela Casini and encaustic works of Joe Crozier. There will be an opening reception with live music on Friday 6-8 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Spring Exhibition by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society

This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display works by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. There will be an opening reception with live music on Friday 6-8 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Friday – Sunday, March 9 -11
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival takes place at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages and a variety of entertainment. The music lineup includes Enter the Haggis, Emmet Cahill, House of Hamill, Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Rathkeltair, Emish, Albannach and Steel City Rovers. Also, the only St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. General admission into the festival is $10. Visit the website for the schedule of events. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-891-0326 www.celticstaugustine.com

Corpse! at the Limelight Theatre

Corpse!, set in London in 1936, is not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom. As with most foolproof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 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

 
Saturday, March 10
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 9-11 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots provided. The program takes place in the Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Northeast Florida Open Show
This equestrian open show starts at 9 a.m. at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center. 8200 Smith Rd., Hastings 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
8th Annual St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 8th Annual St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. The parade travels along Avenida Menendez, to Cathedral Place, and along Cordova Street, to Orange Street and Francis Field where the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival opens immediately after the parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Francis Field. Admission to the parade is free and open to the public. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-891-0326 www.romanzastaugustine.org
Children’s Shorebird Nesting Program
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation along with the St. Johns County Audubon Society, this free program teaches youth in grades third and up about the birds found near the area’s beaches. The program offers activities that showcase the work of bird biologists. The program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon at Nease Beachfront Park. Call or email to register. 3171 Coastal Hwy., St. Augustine 904-209-0335  www.sjcfl.us/recreation

Great Hastings Mow Down
This street festival along Main Street in Hastings includes riding mower races, free push mower races for youth, country and grassroots music, food and truck vendors and crafts from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spectator admission is free. The cost to participate in the riding mower race is $20. Main St., Hastings 386-546-5164 www.hastingsmnrotary.com
Colonial Kitchen
Join park volunteers and staff from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for ongoing demonstrations highlighting the colonial kitchen at Fort Matanzas. Re-enactors describe the life of a typical woman in St. Augustine and demonstrate how foods from three different cultures – Native American, African and Spanish – combined to create some of the best dishes available in 1740s colonial Spanish Florida. Admission is free. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma
Casino Night on the Greens
Visit the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass from 6-11 p.m. for fun fund-raising evening hosted by Loretta Swit and friends. Enjoy gambling, dancing to live music and other surprises while contributing to saving the lives of animals. Games will include Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, slot machines, craps and roulette. Admission is $125 per person. Call or visit the website to order tickets. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-325-3554 www.aylasacres.org
St. Augustine Community Band Dinner
Cocktails, music and dinner will be served at the first annual St. Augustine Community Band Dinner. Cocktails will be served from 7-8 p.m. followed by dinner from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $50. The event will take place at the Hamblen House with a view of the harbor and Bridge of Lions. 2 Anderson Circle, St. Augustine 607-343-6441 www.staugband.org
Brad Paisley with Guest Chase Bryant at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes country music superstar Brad Paisley and his 2018 Weekend Warrior World Tour featuring special guest Chase Bryant. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $135-$35. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Bianca Del Rio at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents stand-up comedian Bianca Del Rio and her Blame It On Bianca Del Rio Tour. This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $46. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Saturday & Sunday, March 10-11

From Stage to Screen

The St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Mike Sanflippo, is pleased to present From Stage to Screen Opera Choruses. Hear selections from Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Wicked and Into the Woods along with some Disney tunes from years of live action and animated films. The performances are at 7:30 p.m.on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Ancient City Baptist Church.General admission is $20 with discounts for students and military. 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-316-4354

Sunday, March 11
ACA Kayak Quickstart Course
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this event teaches the fundamentals of kayaking, such as planning your trip, water safety, paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Trout Creek Park and is led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors. The cost to register is $80. Call to make a reservation. 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Family Art Workshop
Vilano Beach Art Programs offers an instructional art session for the entire family at the North Shore Improvement Association Community Center on Vilano Beach. From 1-3 p.m., local artist Sarah Carrigan provides individuals and families with art project instruction to take home. From painting to tie dying, each month a different type of art is featured. Some art supplies are provided. The family rate is $45 for non-members (up to four family members) plus $10 for additional family members or $25 per family (up to four family members) for members plus $5 for additional family members. For individuals, the cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for members, plus the cost of materials (depending on the art). 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine 847-899-0808 www.vilanobeachfl.com/a1a-multi-use-trail/14-events/49-art-program
Premier Bride Expo
This expo takes place at Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village from 1-4 p.m. and features more than 100 Florida wedding professionals in attendance. Tickets are $12 cash at the door or $8 in advance. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-551-2713 www.premierbrideexpo.com

truTV’s Impractical Jokers Santiago Sent Us Tour Starring The Tenderloins at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

New York-based comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, will star in truTV’s Impractical Jokers Santiago Sent Us Tour live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Tenderloins, a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $79.50 and $59.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367

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