This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

April 30, 2018
Monday – Sunday, April 30- May 6
Avengers: Infinity War at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. This film premieres on April 26 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, April 30 – May 5

Candace Knapp and Ron Vellucci Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will pair the whimsical art of Candace Knapp with the mixed media art of Ron Vellucci. 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
The First Coast Pastel Society’s Juried Member Show
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features a juried member show of works from the First Coast Pastel Society. 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
Tuesday, May 1

Wine Class and Tasting
Enjoy this wine class and tasting at TPC Sawgrass from 6-7:30 p.m. Experience flavorful wines. The cost is $25. Call for reservations. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105 www.tpc.com/sawgrass
Victor Wooten Band with Special Guest Sinbad at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the Grammy award-winning bass player and composer Victor Wooten and his Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with special guest Sinbad and featuring Regi Wooten, Roy Futureman Wooten and Bob Franceschini. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $68-$43. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Wednesday, May 2

Florida Saltwater Fishing 101
On this day of a multi-day series of classes, the topic will be fish ID and regulations. Participants are required to have a saltwater shoreline fishing license. Options to register for a single class or the entire series are possible. The classes are held from 9-11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp. Admission is free. Register online. 603 Euclid Ave., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
First Wednesday Curator’s Tour
Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics. Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the museum. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Thursday, May 3

Throwback Thursday: A Beautiful Mind at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. 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
Thursday – Sunday, May 3- 6

Fort Mose Kayak Trip
Join in this free intermediate-level, guided kayak trip on the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek. The trip begins at the Usina Boat Ramp and ends at Fort Mose. Paddlers will learn the history of the fort and tour the museum. Start times are Thursday at 11:30 a.m., Friday at noon, Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. 603 Euclid Ave., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Friday, May 4

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 many participating 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 trains and trolleys are provided by Ripley’s Red Trains and Old Town Trolleys. 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour at the Pont Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents Broadway actor, singer, dancer and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall and his Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $38.50-$33. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday – Sunday, May 4-6

23rd Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival
The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place in downtown St. Augustine at the Colonial Quarter’s Colonial Oak Music Park featuring more than 50 acts on four stages with youth activities, storytelling and much more. Headliners include Peter Rowan and Verlon Thompson. Visit the website for ticket and performance information. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts
This arts and culture festival is presented by the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community. Cultural organizations and businesses come together once a year to showcase the community’s talents. More than 80 events take place throughout the festival dates, including dance performances, concerts, art shows and productions. The Romanza Festivale of the Arts will continue through May 13. Visit the website for a schedule of events at various locations in St. Augustine. 904-315-8061 www.romanzafestivale.com
St. Augustine Plein Air Exhibition
Works from the 2018 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out will be featured in this exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association. The exhibition will be open through May 27 and 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
Saturday, May 5

16th Annual Car & Truck Show
The St. Augustine Cruisers 16th Annual Car & Truck Show will be held at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Open to all makes and models, registration is $25. Admission is free for spectators. Also, food, music and entertainment will be available throughout the day. Registration for the show is from 8-11 a.m., and the awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m. 207 N. San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-669-5491 www.staugustinecruisers.com
GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 9 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
Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose
Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday each month from 9-11:30 a.m. to be transported back to the 18th century. Learn from the members of the Fort Mose Militia as they practice firing drills and demonstrate how to use historic weapons and show musket firing drills. There is also a children’s militia training that uses wooden toy muskets. The park is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission into the park is free. Admission into the Visitor Center is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/park/fort-mose
Change of Flags Ceremonies
In commemoration of the many flags that have flown over St. Augustine for more than 450 years, join park staff, volunteers and the St. Augustine Garrison for a changing of the flag ceremony at the Castillo de San Marcos. The 1763 transfer from Spanish control to British rule will be commemorated. Special event times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Regular entrance fees apply. Adult admission is $10, and admission for youth ages 15 and under is free. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
APEX Theatre Studio Presents Spring Arts Showcase
The APEX Theatre Studio, in partnership with the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, presents its first annual Spring Arts Showcase at 4 p.m. The show features young artists from the Northeast Florida area in a variety of performances, which highlight programs in acting, singing, musical theatre, dance and film acting techniques. Admission is $15. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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 the public and free for spectators. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 5 p.m. at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
Mother-Daughter Dinner
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, all mothers and daughters are invited to enjoy dinner and entertainment at the W.E. Harris Community Center to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This program is free. Call for more information or to register. 400 E. Harris St., Hastings 904-692-3655 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
The National with Special Guest Big Thief at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes Grammy-nominated indie group The National to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in the band’s only Florida appearance this summer. Special guest opening act will be Big Thief. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $61-$41. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday & Sunday, May 5&6
High Teas at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Visit the Corazon Cinema and Cafe every Saturday and Sunday for a unique and elegant afternoon tea. Enjoy seasonal savories, sweets and cultivated teas plus a screening of The Gosford Park at 12:30 p.m. for $40. The 3:30 p.m. tea features hot tea and scones along with the screening of The Gosford Park for $25. Visit the website and click on events for more details and to make reservations. Limited seating available. Reservations required. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Sunday, May 6
Florida Chamber Music Project Performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Florida Chamber Music Project presents a season of performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This performance features Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, From My Life. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Cooking Class – Classic Cataplana
Join a chef for this cooking class at Rype & Readi Golf Bistro from 6-9 p.m. to learn how to make this dish that pairs classic, Old World preparations with local farm fare. Visit the website to purchase tickets. The cost for the class ranges from $60-$45. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-209-0360 www.rypeandreadi.com
The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled to announce the return of Grammy Award-winning flamenco group The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $61.50-$41.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
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