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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

St. Augustine, Night of Lights, IMAX 3D, Exhibits, Flagler College, Full Moon, Art, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Zappa, Museums, Military Ball, Concerts

 

January 9, 2017 

Ongoing

 

Nights of Lights

St. Augustine’s annual Nights of Lights glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops.  Selected by National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the 10 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 451-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories For more information on Nights of Lights and for a list of special tours visit www.NightsofLights.com

IMAX 3D Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. All dates are subject to change if additional films are added or removed. Visit the website for show times and the most up-to-date schedule. Showing through January 19, admission is $13 adults; $12 students/seniors/military; $10 children ages 3-12; free for children under 3.  One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Tuesday – Sunday, January 10 – 15
2017 Black, White & Shades of Gray Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association presents the Black, White & Shades of Gray exhibition. Back by popular demand, this juried exhibit is bold and sophisticated, featuring 2D & 3D colorless works of art of any subject or medium. 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, January 11 

Light the Way, Walk with Me

This social awareness walk takes place on Human Trafficking Awareness Day in four counties. In St. Johns County, the event begins at 5 p.m. at the base of the Bridge of Lions, across from the Plaza de la Constitución. 800- 962-2873 www.facebook.com/freedom7taskforce   

Thursday, January 12

Flagler College Writers-in-Residence Series – Polly Buckingham
Author Polly Buckingham will read from her award-winning book titled The Expense of a View, which explores memory, loss and sadness.The free event will take place in the Flagler Room at Flagler College at 7 p.m. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-819-6339 www.flagler.edu
Evenings at Whitney – Why are the Matanzas Inlet and adjacent coastline so dynamic?
Dr. Maitane Olabarrieta, assistant professor at the University of Florida Civil & Coastal Engineering Department, will talk about the changes in the inlet and coastline after Hurricane Matthew. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Registration or reservations are not necessary. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
Full Moon Nights of Lights Tour by Florida Water Tours
Enjoy the view of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, which will be enhanced by a full moon, on a Florida Water Tour cruise. The 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. tours provide a magical experience full of romance and holiday cheer. Admission is $59.99 per person, ages three and up. The tours depart from Camachee Cove Marina. 282 Yacht Club Dr., Dock A-19, St. Augustine
Damien Escobar at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes Emmy award-winning urban-rock violinist Damien Escobar. The now 27-year-old’s claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on America’s Got Talent as Nuttin’ but Stringz. Launching his solo career, Escobar is now on everyone’s radar. A recent feature in PEOPLE Magazine elevated him to new heights; highlighting his movement to give back to people. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $70-$55.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Thursday  – Saturday, January 12 – 14

 

Celebrate Art 2017 Exhibition

This is a juried artist member exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Fiber and Fire Exhibition

This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features kaleidoscopic watercolor works by Sandy Harrington and a collection of felted and woven, wool and silk tapestries by Amy Dove. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach

904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

 

Friday, January 13   

 

DWEEZIL ZAPPA: 50 Years of Frank

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is proud to announce the return of renowned guitarist Dweezil Zappa to Ponte Vedra Beach. Dweezil Zappa was born on Sept. 5, 1969, in Los Angeles – the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. Having primarily heard the music his father was working on or listening to at home while growing up, Dweezil was exposed to some new sounds on the radio. Now, Dweezil brings together a fine assortment of hand-picked musicians who all have their own unique qualifications but are all dedicated to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $75-$38.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday and Sunday, January 13 & 14
Pastures and Parking Lots: Outtakes and Other Rarities, 2003-2016 Exhibition

This exhibition’s artwork by Los Angeles-based artist Jake Longstreth will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum through February 25. The inspiration for the artwork is from Southern California’s video stores, fast casual dining establishments, big box retailers and parking lots. On Friday, there will be a presentation by Longstreth at 4 p.m. in the Ringhaver Student Center. A reception will follow at the museum from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition, presentation and reception are free and open to the public. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Saturday, January 14

Second Saturday – Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve

Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org

It’s All Greek! Cultural Workshop at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Learn traditional Greek dancing and how to cook Old World Greek dishes that are still a part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Add to that an introduction of Greek language for a complete cultural experience! The four-week session takes place each Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $90 for all four sessions, plus materials. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org/education/folkworkshops
Second Saturday – Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city’s rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be on leashes and all city ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man’s best friend while exploring St. Augustine. This one-hour tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
Colonial Arts & Crafts
At Fort Matanzas National Monument, experience re-enactors demonstrating various 18th century crafts from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/foma
St. Augustine Military Ball
This elegant, formal gala, hosted by Forward March, honors St. Augustine’s proud military presence. A buffet dinner, complimentary open bar, music for dancing and a unique silent auction await guests. The event will be take place 6-11 p.m. at the Mark Lance Armory. The cost is $100 per person. 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-794-2883 www.4wardmarch.org
Henry Rollins at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces punk rock icon and Renaissance man Henry Rollins returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for a spoken word performance. Doors open 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 and $33. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Sunday, January 15

EMMA Concert Association Presents Telegraph Quartet with Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has been gaining international attention as a commanding and charismatic artist. The Telegraph Quartet was formed in 2013 with a commitment and passionate approach to the standard chamber music collection as well as contemporary and non-standard works. The performance is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $35. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

Los Lobos at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring Los Lobos – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full-length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $66.50-$46.50.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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