This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

May 21, 2018
Monday – Thursday, May 21 – 24
Deadpool 2 at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef Wade Wilson struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Friday, May 21 – 25
Florida East Coast: Selections from the Guidi Collection Exhibition
This exhibition showcases a selection of works from the Guidi Collection that highlights depictions of the Florida East Coast over the years. The paintings, ranging from the late 1880s until the 1970s, include idealized images of Florida’s natural landscape, along with paintings of St. Augustine architecture that still exists today. This show will be on exhibit through June 15. The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For further information on the exhibition and related programs, visit the website.48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert


Monday – Saturday, May 21 – 26

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. The exhibit will be showing through June 2. Admission  is free. The center is open Monday through 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 and will be showing through June 2.  Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
 
Tuesday, May 22
 
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 10-11 a.m. M at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot, and participants will walk into the hammock together. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The event is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Night Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Night Market takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from 6-9 p.m. Up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods and live entertainment and activities will be available. The Night Market is free to enter and open to all ages. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.staugamphitheatre.com/p51-farmer-s-market.aspx
Wednesday, May 23
 
World Turtle Day Sea Turtle Talk
Join Anastasia State Park in celebrating World Turtle Day and discover how rangers identify the turtle nests, hatching and the great journey they begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in our oceans. This program will take place at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill at Anastasia State Park from 11 a.m.-noon. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The event is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
 
Music by the Sea Concert
This week Slang will perform at a the St. Johns County Pier pavilion from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinners from Scooby Doo BBQ are offered as an option for concert goers priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com
 
The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul at the Limelight Theatre
The Limelight Theatre proudly presents a special showing of The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul. The show is an exciting 90-minute stage production celebrating the pioneers of rock and soul, including Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Chuck Berry. The show is at 7 p.m. Admission is $15. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
 
Sunset 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 Alpine Groves Park begins at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. Reserve your spot by phone or email. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348 ahalusky@sjcfl.uswww.sjcfl.us/recreation
Thursday, May 24
Great Chefs of St. Augustine
Enjoy this culinary competition beginning at 6 p.m. at the River House where Team Mainland competes with Team Island. Each team is comprised of multiple St. Augustine restaurants. All proceeds from the event benefit Catholic Charities-St. Augustine Regional Office. Tickets are $150. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-389-3622 www.jacksonvillemag.com
 
Wild Edibles and Backyard Medicinal Plants of Florida
Join a St. Johns County naturalist for this walk at Alpine Groves Park from 6-8 p.m. to learn about the plants in the area that are edible and have medicinal qualities. Participants will also learn how to identify such plants. Participants will not be allowed to eat or taste the plants. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
 
St. Augustine Orchestra Concert
At 8 p.m., St. Augustine Orchestra final concert of the orchestra’s 56th season will feature a celebration of the singers, songwriters, bands and stage show themes. General admission is $22. Lightner Museum,  75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.staugustineorchestra.org
 
Thursday – Sunday, May 24 – 27
Solo: A Star Wars Anthology at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
See Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian, in this film that premieres on May 24 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame and will be showing through June 14. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Friday, May 25
Dolphin Conservation Experience Kayak Tour
This kayak tour ventures into the Marineland Matanzas Basin where Ripple Effect Ecotours expert guides focus on the unique behaviors and feeding habits of these incredibly social mammals. The cost includes free general admission into Marineland Dolphin Adventure, guide service and the finest kayaking equipment. Reservations are required by phone or through the website. The tour is from 3-5:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for youth. 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
MattyB Featuring the Haschak Sisters at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is excited to announce the return of teen YouTube sensation MattyB and the Haschak Sisters. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $92.50 and $72.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
 
Friday – Sunday, May 25-27

2018 Beach POP Tennis Championships
The POP Tennis Championship will take place in St. Augustine. The tournament begins on Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr. Saturday is from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Spyglass Beach, located south of Spyglass Condos at 8202 A1A South. Sunday is from 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at Spyglass Beach. info@staugpoptennis.com www.staugpoptennis.com
 
Saturday, May 26 
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
Remembering Spanish Fallen Soldiers
Castillo de San Marcos will host a one-hour special event, commencing at 9:30 a.m., to commemorate those Spanish soldiers who fell in defense of the Castillo and the colony of St. Augustine during the British siege of 1740. This commemorative event coincides with our nation’s Memorial Day holiday, remembering the people who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. A military salute in the form of musket and cannon firing and laying of the wreaths will highlight this event. This free event will take place outside of the Castillo on the south lawn. Normal entrance fees apply for those entering the Castillo, which is $10 per adult ages 16 and up and free for ages 15 and under. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
World Turtle Day Celebration
Join Marineland Dolphin Adventure for a World Turtle Day Celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for educational displays, games and activities as well as special turtle exhibits. The event is included with admission, which is $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for youth ages 3-12. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night take place 5-8 p.m. r-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months. 904-829-6831 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine
Changing of the Guard
At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. George Street from the Colonial Quarter to the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry. The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 King St., St. Augustine 904-834-1540 www.hfm.club/garrison/cog
Full Moon Paddle
From 7:30-9 p.m. enjoy a stand-up paddleboard experience while watching the sunset and the full moon rise. The paddle starts from the Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp through Salt Run, depending on the weather and tidal conditions. The cost to participate is $40 if the full equipment rental is needed and $10 if you have your own equipment. The mandatory safety meeting is 15 minutes prior to start. Life jacket, whistle and board light are required to paddle. 442 Vista Ave., St. Augustine 912-441-2391 www.oceanextremesports.com
Eric Schwartz at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Professional comedian Eric Schwartz will perform live at 8 p.m. at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Tickets range from $40-$13. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-schwartz-release-the-sounds-tour-st-augustine-tickets-45363781291
 
Sunday, May 27
X106.5’s BBQ Featuring Dirty Heads and AWOLNATION at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jacksonville’s New Alternative X106.5 will host its BBQ featuring five of reggae rock radio’s biggest acts -Dirty Heads and AWOLNATION, Judah & The Lion, The Front Bottoms and AJR live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the show is at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $44 and $39. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Music in the Box
Enjoy live music by local musician Claire Vandiver from 6-8 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. Claire’s sound has a Blues influence with a modern pop sensibility that conveys pure emotion in her deliver. Admission is $5. Refreshments are available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
An Evening with David Crosby & Friends at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby. Crosby will be touring in support of his new album Sky Trails. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $124.50-$74.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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