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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

January 17, 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

Tuesday, January 17

Doyle Bramhall II at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of renowned blues guitarist, songwriter and producer Doyle Bramhall II. He is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Indeed, none other than Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has worked with for more than a decade, lauds him as one of the most gifted guitarists he has ever encountered. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $38 and $34.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Tuesday – Thursday, January 17 – 19

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 – Saturday, January 17 – 21

 

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
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

Tuesday – Sunday, January 17 – 22 
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 18

River-to-Sea Trail Walk
Take a guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and learn how Native Americans once thrived there on nature’s bounty. An interpretive guide points out indigenous plants bordering the trail to the mangroves along the Matanzas River. Look for the River-to-Sea Preserve sign on A1A south of the Town of Marineland (across from the ocean). The guide will begin the tour at 9 a.m. from the parking lot. Call for reservations. 904-823-4500
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, Frankie Ford and Allen Toussaint. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $73.50 and $63.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

 

Wednesday – Sunday, January 18-22
 
Career Builder Challenge Weekend Honoring Bob Hope

The Hall of Fame is celebrating the Career Builder Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, this week. Guests can enjoy the Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory exhibit while watching the tournament in the Bob Hope Theater. In a nod to Hope’s years of service entertaining the U.S. military, the Hall of Fame is giving active and retired military free admission to the museum. On Wednesday through Saturday, the hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday the hours are noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Thursday- Sunday, January 19-22
Saint Augustine Film Festival
This four-day film festival takes place at various locations throughout St. Augustine, including the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College and the Lightner Museum. The festival starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. There is a party on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Tickets to see the films are $10 for general admission. Visit the website for the film screening schedule. 904-461-3993 www.staugfilmfest.com
IMAX – xXx: Return of Xander Cage
After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora’s Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government. Visit the website for showtimes and ticket pricing. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Friday, January 20   
Marineland GTM Beach Walk

From 9-10:30 a.m., join a GTM Research Reserve interpretive guide on a free walking tour that explains where the restless sand comes from, where it is going and why it refuses to stay put. Learn about coquina rocks, dune flowers, sea birds, shells, the gopher tortoise and much more. The tour begins at the GTM Marineland office on A1A at the southern end of Marineland. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-823-4500

VIP Gallery Art Stroll & Tasting Tour
Enjoy St. Augustine’s art and history with a licensed, professional tour guide on this intimate, entertaining VIP walking tour. During this two-hour tour, you will learn how St. Augustine’s art, architecture and culture are juxtaposed to create one of the most unique old world cities. You will visit several different galleries and meet the curator. You’ll also enjoy culinary tasting stops for wine and light tapas. This exclusive tour departs at 4:30 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine where guests will enjoy complimentary wine and chocolates at check in. Tickets are $25 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.vipartwalk.com
Upright Citizens Brigade at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of improvisational comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade to Ponte Vedra Beach. A veritable incubation lab for comedy talent, the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. The Upright Citizens Brigade’s flagship touring show is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance. Four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $39. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Grand Opening Celebration

Ponte Vedra Beach’s newest fine art gallery, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, will host a grand opening at 5 p.m. on Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Internationally known and highly regarded Spanish painter Royo will be the featured artist. Also, the gallery will host an artist’s reception on Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and wine. There will be a book-signing event on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. 333 Village Main St. #640, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-395-3759

Saturday, January 21
Matanzas 5000 5K & Fun Run
This is one of Florida’s fastest 5K races on a scenic USATF-certified course through historic St. Augustine. Run in the morning and stay for the famous St. Augustine Nights of Lights. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. at Francis Field. The cost to register is $35 day of race. W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-945-6811 www.matanzas5k.com
Third Saturday – 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; donations encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com
Changing of the Guard

At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. Augustine’s 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 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine

Gamble Rogers Festival Concert Series
The next event in the Gamble Rogers Festival Concert series takes place at the Lohman Auditorium at Whitney Laboratory. It will feature an evening with Larry Mangum. Doors open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 in advance. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
Astronomy Program at Faver-Dykes State Park

Learn about the mysteries of the stars with Park Ranger Joe Woodbury during this program at Faver-Dykes State Park. Visitors can observe the stars, planets and satellites from the park. Bring your own binoculars. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ranger Station. 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine 386-446-6783

Sunday, January 22

Music in the Gardens
This event from 1-4 p.m. at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park features Naming the Twins. Not twins by birth, but twins at heart, they share a sibling-like sense of humor and harmony. This is a kid-friendly event with a fun play area that includes bubbles, a painting wall, hula hoops and other fun activities. Regular park entrance fees apply. Admission ranges from $5-$2. Donations are suggested for the concert. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
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