This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

November 13, 2017
Nights of Lights Light up Night is this Saturday    
Tiny House Festival  is this weekend at St. Johns County Fairgrounds  
Click here for a complete list of Nights of Lights Tours and Events through January 31  
Monday – Sunday, November 13 -19
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times Exhibition

Immerse yourself in fashion and history in this highly anticipated exhibition at the Lightner Museum. Dressing Downton™, a 13-week display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey®, will be 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. There will be special Upstairs/Downstairs Tours and Afternoon Teas that take place daily during the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874

Kids Free November at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
Bring the entire family to World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum for Kids Free November. Youth under age 12 get in free all month long. Up to five children get in free with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. This cannot be used for special events or with any other discounts/offers. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
High Tea at Cafe Alcazar
Immerse yourself with the full experience of the Dressing Downton exhibition with a special tea in the Cafe Alcazar located in the historic pool area of the Lightner Museum. The high teas will include sweet and savory items reminiscent of Gilded Age high style.  Through January 7 teas will be at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are required and can be purchased online. Tickets are $55. 25 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-9948
Upstairs/Downstairs at the Alcazar Tours
The history of the Lightner Museum as well as its former splendor as the Alcazar Hotel shows many parallels to the time period and lives of the characters of the popular television series Downton Abbey®. This is a guided tour to areas of the museum typically closed to the public where participants will learn what life was like for both guests and staff who visited and worked at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. The tour lasts one hour and is in addition to the Dressing Downton exhibition and continues through January 7. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased through the website. Reservations are required. This tour is recommended for adults only. 75 King St., St. Augustine 844-426-4088
Monday – Thursday, November 13 – 16 
Thor: Ragnarok at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. This film is showing 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
Monday- Saturday, November 13-18  
Flagler College Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition
 This exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum features works by faculty of Flagler College’s Art and Design Department. The artists’ bodies of work vary in method and material and encompass painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography, print and digital design and animation. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through December 2. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530
Tuesday & Saturday, November 14 & 18
Walk the (Wrack) Line
Learn about what washes up on the beach’s wrack line during this walk on Vilano Beach led by County Naturalist Kelly Ussia from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and at 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday. During the walk, participants will learn about the importance of the wrack line and what can be found in the wrack line. Call or email to register. 2750 Anahma Dr., St. Augustine
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Lunchtime Talk
As part of the Flagler College Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum through December 2, the artists of works displayed in the exhibition will give a talk on select dates throughout November. On this date, Jayne Struble, adjunct faculty at Flagler College, will talk about her drawing and video installation at noon. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530
Wednesday – Sunday, November 15-19
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Flagler College’s Theatre Department will perform Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The show takes place Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office or at 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600
Thursday, November 16
Throwback Thursday at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe: Coyote Summer
Callie Carpenter’s mom must travel to England for work, and she decides that it would be best for her hard-to-handle daughter Callie to spend the summer at her aunt and uncle’s horse ranch rather than travel abroad with her. This film shows 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
Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind Silent Auction
TrailMark is hosting a Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind to update the school’s braille library. The event is from 6-8 p.m. at the TrailMark CampHouse. Auction items include autographed Magic Johnson basketball, Alligator Farm tickets, rounds of golf, St. Augustine Distillery gift cards and more. Admission is free. 805 TrailMark Drive, St. Augustine 904-940-0687
Thursday – Sunday, November 16-19
Justice League at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. This film is showing at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. The show will be airing through November 29. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Friday, November 17
Apex Theatre Studio Presents SHINE! A Musical Theatre Showcase
The Apex Theatre Studio presents SHINE! A Musical Theatre Showcase featuring music from the Broadway hit Billy Elliott and the much-beloved tunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The performance will be by young artists, ages 8-18, from the Northeast Florida area. The showcase is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets are $15. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Son Volt with Guest Duquette Johnson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes seminal alt-country band Son Volt with guest Duquette Johnson live from the Backyard Stage. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $30. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Friday & Saturday, November 17-18
Guy Harvey Outpost Academy
Learn about sea trout fishing with Captain C.A. Richardson, host of Flats Class TV and Guy Harvey Outpost Fishing Team Captain, along with other special guest instructors. The instructors will provide tips and techniques to catch sea trout. The academy takes place at the Conch House Marina. There is a cocktail party on Friday from 5-7 p.m. The class seminar and casting and lure retrieval is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $69, which includes admission into the cocktail party, instructional materials, morning classroom seminar, afternoon classroom clinic and raffle entry. The class is limited to 75 anglers. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine 954-524-2225
Friday – Sunday, November 17-19
2017 Florida Tiny House Festival
The United Tiny House Association will showcase nearly 100 tiny houses and micro homes, workshops, presentations, vendors, entertainment, youth activities and much more at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. The event will also include television celebrities, national and world recognized leaders from the tiny house community, a nighttime concert and fire performers, daytime live entertainment and continuous free movie showings. Camping will be available at the fairgrounds. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission on Friday is free. Two-day admission is $35, and one-day admission is $20. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 706-623-4332
Loving Vincent at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gough to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission ranges from $8-$6. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Saturday, November 18
2017 Bartram Trail High School Band Spirit Run 5K
This race begins at Bartram Trail High School and includes a 5K run and a Centipede Race. For the Centipede Race, teams of at least five people are organized, and each team must finish the race together and start and finish in a line. The race begins at 8 a.m. Registration ranges from $40-$25. 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy., St. Johns 904-316-8122
Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale
Spend the day shopping along the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway during this 72-mile garage sale from Ponte Vedra to Flagler Beach. The event is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and features 10 community sites and more than 100 stops. Visit the website for a list of the participating locations. 904-377-7813
Holly Jolly Shopping Spree
The Holly Jolly Shopping Spree will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and begins at the Old Jail/Old Town Trolley Tours. Get a start on your holiday shopping by finding gifts for those on your list along San Marco Avenue. A sightseeing trolley will take shoppers down San Marco Avenue with stops along the way. The $45 ticket includes a trolley ride, lunch at Raintree Restaurant and special discounts from retailers. There will also be a Carrera’s Sparkling Soirée from 9-10 a.m. to kick off the event. 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-495-5292
Holiday Fair at First United Methodist Church
Join First United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for the holiday fair where 30 vendors will be selling handmade scarves, jewelry, candles, kids items and specialty items for your holiday shopping. Homemade soups, chili and chicken salad will be available to enjoy. Admission and parking are free. All proceeds support United Methodist Women charities. 118 King St., St. Augustine 904-460-9193
The Shells of Anastasia
Learn about the area’s shells at this event at the Sea Turtle Pavilion at Anastasia State Park from 10-11 a.m. Participants will hear about the purpose of shells, how shells arrived at that location and the impact shells have on the environment. The event will begin with an interpretive program followed by a short beach hike. Participants are requested to bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray and to dress comfortably. The program is free with admission into the park. Admission ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033
Walk Back in Time
This event at the Florida Agricultural Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. features a variety of costumed historical re-enactors. Guests will be able to visit the Timucuans, 16th century Spaniards, Seminoles, the free black militia of Fort Mose, British planters, cow hunters, 19th century farmers and moonshiners. There will also be living history demonstrations, including pine needle basketry, blacksmithing and cast iron cookery. General admission is $5, and admission for youth under age 5 is free. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free, and donations encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273
Ancient City Auto Club 33rdAnnual Car Show
The Ancient City Auto Club of St. Augustine hosts its 33rd annual car show at the Florida School for The Deaf and The Blind from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and registration is from 8-11 a.m. All vehicles are welcome and first through third trophies will be awarded in 29 classes for vehicles 1992 and older. New for 2017 is participant judging for vehicles 1993 and newer. Enjoy the DJ, trivia, door prizes, live entertainment, food vendors and camaraderie as well as a huge collection of old and new vehicles on display. Part of the proceeds from the show benefit the Florida School for The Deaf and The Blind. Vehicle registration ranges from $25-$20. Admission is free for spectators and non-modified vehicles that are 1942 and older. 207 N. San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-797-7732
Flagler Creates! and Annual Block Party
Flagler College is hosting its eighth annual Flagler Creates! festival, featuring handmade items by the college’s students, faculty, staff and alumni. A variety of handmade items will be available, including artwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories, photography, wood working and prints. The event coincides with Flagler College Department of Art and Design’s Annual Block Party featuring works by students in Professor Don Martin’s printmaking class. Guests are encouraged to bring up to two plain t-shirts to the event for their free, original block print. The two events are free and will be held in the Kenan parking lot, located on the corner of Cordova and Valencia Streets, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Event parking will be available in the Markland House parking lot, located on Markland Place.
Ponte Vedra Couples Scotch Championship Tournament
This casual tournament hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach at Oak Bridge Golf Club at Sawgrass is for couples of all skill levels. The tournament starts at 2:30 p.m. with a shot gun tee off. The tournament will use a modified scotch format that will be played over 12 holes of golf followed by a reception catered by 3 Palms Grille. The cost is $150 per couple, which includes cart, greens fees and cocktail reception. Registration is available online. 254 Alta Mar Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 Ext. 205
Light Up! Night
The start of Nights of Lights is Light Up! Night, which begins at 4 p.m. with a spirited performance by Showtime USA, a high-energy song and dance troupe of young people that delivers a wide variety of holiday musical favorites. Showtime’s performance will be in front of St. Augustine’s City Hall, the Lightner Museum, located at 75 King St. Then at 5:30 p.m., from the historic Plaza de la Constitución Gazebo, All Star Orchestra takes the stage with great swing and big band sounds all in grand holiday style. The Light Up! Night ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. in the plaza, where the switch to the Nights of Lights is flipped to illuminate the city. The concert continues after the ceremony until 8 p.m. King St. and Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-825-1004
Celebration of Lights
Hosted by Home Again St. Johns, this event celebrates the start of Nights of Lights in St. Augustine. The evening takes place at the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum from 5:30-10 p.m. Festivities include food by Gypsy Cab Company, open bar, silent auction and dancing in the courtyard. This event offers a great view of the Nights of Lights as they are turned on for the season. Tickets are $100. 48 King St., St. Augustine 904-687-6043
Bamboozled Starring Viktor Zenko
Showing every Saturday through December 30 at Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine I-95, Viktor Zenko, magician and mentalist, provides a magical and memorable performance. Zenko will float an audience member above the stage and manipulate a deck of playing cards, among many other skills. Seating begins at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $22. Tickets for youth ages 17 and under are $18. Tickets can be purchased through the website. Each performance is limited to only 30 tickets. 2075 S.R. 16, St. Augustine 904-342-2550
Miles Electric Band at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Miles Electric Band revisits the repertoire from Miles Davis’ electric period as a framework for modern jazz innovation. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $64 and $54. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Saturday, November 18-January 31
Nights of Lights
During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. Known as one of the best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Night of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19
Eco Tours Nights of Lights Tour
St. Augustine Eco Tours offers a special boat excursion to view St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from the water. These one-hour tours depart from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night while the lights are lit. Up to 12 guests on each tour can experience the illuminated city. The expert captains of St. Augustine Eco Tours explain the points of interest and answer questions throughout the tour. The price per person is $35. For a romantic private trip for two or for a small family group (up to six guests), the charter price is $200. A private tour for larger groups (up to 12 guests) is available for $400. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-377-7245
Sunday, November 19
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 and begins at 10 a.m. at Nease Beachfront Park. Call or email to register. 3171 Coastal Hwy., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Tour de Farm 2017
Hosted by Slow Food First Coast, this event features more than 50 local farms, artisan food makers and chefs. Participants can visit participating farms and taste food samples created with local food by local chefs. The event is from noon-5 p.m. A car pass, which is a ticket to visit any of the participating farms, is available for $20 and can be purchased online. Visit the website for participating farms, artisans and restaurants.
Walking in the Footsteps of Florida’s First People
The Florida State Park Service presents this program series during Native American Heritage Month. On this date, there will be a program titled Everyday Life of the Timucuans
at Faver-Dykes State Park at 2 p.m. Admission ranges from $5-$2. 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine 904-794-0997

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Enjoy down-home feel-good blues musician Elvin Bishop performing along with his friends, guitarist/pianist Bob Welsh and percussionist/vocalist Willy Jordan – The Big Fun Trio. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $66.50-$46.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
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