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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

Nights of Lights, Art Exhibition, Flagler, Lightner Musuem, State of the Reserve, First Friday, Concerts, Hiking, Tours, Fishing Clinic, Barrel Racing, Improv

January 30, 2017 

Ongoing

 

IMAX 3D – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Alice (Milla Jovovich) travels to the Hive in Raccoon City to prevent the evil Umbrella Corp. from wiping out the last remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Resident Evil will show through February 9. Visit the website for showtimes and ticket costs. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday, January 30

Kurt Vile and the Violators with Luke Roberts at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes indie rock singer/songwriter Kurt Vile and the Violators with guest Luke Roberts. Released in 2015 by Matador Records, Kurt Vile’s most recent album b’lieve I’m goin down… has proven to be his most popular effort to date, garnering widespread critical acclaim and radio airplay. The album debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Album chart, as well as No. 2 on Folk Albums and No. 8 on Alternative Albums. The music made by Luke Roberts is wide in scope and spare in structure. It is as universal as it is personal – if you have to label it, the right stamp to put on it might be redemptive blues. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $30 and $27. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Monday & Tuesday, January 30 & 31

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

Monday – Saturday, January 30 – February 4

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

Pastures and Parking Lots: Outtakes and Other Rarities, 2003-2016 Exhibition

The exhibition’s artwork by Los Angeles-based artist Jake Longstreth will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. The inspiration for the artwork is from Southern California’s video stores, fast casual dining establishments, big box retailers and parking lots. 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

Tuesday, January 31
Dinner with an Artist -John Bunker
Hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and Stellers Gallery, this evening features guest speaker John Bunker at Vernon’s Restaurant from 6-8 p.m. Bunker has had an extensive career working as both as artist and in the museum industry. He has created an extensive body of work throughout his 50-year career as a professional artist. He was also the long-term associate director and interim director of the Jacksonville Art Museum and director of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Tickets are $125 for non-members; $100 for members. Purchase tickets on the website or by phone. 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy – Chuck Raasch
Chuck Raasch is the guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College titled After the guns go silent and the ballots are cast. He will talk about the impact of war’s aftermath. He is a Washington columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Also, he wrote Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-eventsas 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 904-209-0367www.pvconcerthall.com

Wednesday, February 1   
Lightner Museum Curator Tour

Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Lightner Museum. Regular admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874

Thursday – Sunday, February 1 – 5

 

Hedda Gabler at the Limelight Theatre

The Limelight Theatre presents Hedda Gabler, a social drama written by Henrik Ibsen. The drama is about a woman living in the late 19th century who explores her longing for individual and spiritual freedom.Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission; $24 seniors; $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

  
Friday, February 3
State of the Reserve: Working Waters
Presented by the Friends of the GTM Reserve and UNF Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program, this event showcases the work of the reserve through workshops and a symposium. The workshops include family fishing, oyster gardening and photographing small objects, among others. The workshops are from 8:30 a.m.-noon and the symposium is from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Registration available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
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 is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle. 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 feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. Tour maps available at participating galleries. 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Art Walk Off the Beaten Path
This event is a sponsored Vilano Beach Main Street monthly event designed to celebrate art and creativity in Vilano Beach’s Town Center. It complements the monthly First Friday Art Walks found throughout the region. The Vilano and North Beach area is home to a plethora of artists and crafts dealers who have formed a local network to promote art. This event is in tandem with schools and community volunteers and Art 4 Charities. It begins at 6 p.m. on the sidewalks in the Town Center along Vilano Road near Casa Benedetto’s Ristorante. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
Tom Rush at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration – a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $35. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Friday – Sunday, February 3 – 5

Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge Exhibition
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association features artwork that combines multiple themes. 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

Saturday, February 4

GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 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
CHARACTER COUNTS! in St. Johns County Six Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk
This race starts at Palencia Elementary School and begins at 9 a.m. There will be a 6K and 3K. Registration for the 6K ranges from $35-$25; registration for the 3K ranges from $30-$20. 355 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine 904-547-7504 www.racesmith.com
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 Tl., St. Augustine 904-823-2232

Saltwater Fishing Clinic
The Saltwater Fishing Clinic takes place at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by phone. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
School of the 16th Century
Learn what it was like to live in the 16th century through multiple interactive classes held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosted by the Historic Florida Militia. Learn how to fire a crossbow or musket and find out about the clothing and cooking from that time period. Admission into the park is $15 adults, $14 seniors, $9 kids 6-12, and free 5 and under. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine 616-990-5456 www.hfm.club/mom/school
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 public; free for spectators. Participants must have own horse. Participation fees are $20 for St. Johns County Horse Council members and $30 for non-members. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 2 p.m. at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
St. Johns Reads Hootenanny at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Johns Reads Hootenanny presented by the St. Johns County Public Library System and St. Augustine Amphitheatre features music by The Wobbly Toms and a showing of the 2010 film True Grit based on the classic western novel by Charles Portis. Doors open at 4 p.m.; music at 4:45 p.m.; movie at 5:45 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. Families are encouraged to bring pillows and blankets for warmth and comfort and take advantage of the refreshments being sold at the Amphitheatre. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
EMMA Concert Association Presents Ensemble Español

The Ensemble Español returns to St. Augustine with an encore performance after a successful 2015 visit to the city. The ensemble celebrates Spain in America and includes 40 singers, dancers and guest artists. The performance is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

Sara Watkins Performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Nickel Creek frontwoman, Sara Watkins. She recently released her third solo album titled All the Wrong Ways. Recording these 10 intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $38.50 and $32.50.

1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Sunday,February 5

The Improv Playground 

If you like to watch and play improv, then this event at the Limelight Theatre from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is for you. For the first half of the program, enjoy watching improv players. The second half of the program features improv games for you to get involved. Admission is $5. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

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