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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

Film, Theatre, Concerts, Galentine's Tour, Art, Exhibitions, Sunset Stroll, Valentines Events, Flagler Forum, Spring Show, Rodeo, Car Show, Music & Food Fest, Fun Run, President's Day

February 13, 2017 

Ongoing
Lego Batman, IMAX Hollywood Film
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman, played by Will Arnett, wants to save the city from the Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. LEGO Batman will be showing through March 2. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123  www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday, February 13

Galentine’s Day Tour
The Tasting Tours has created a different and fun take on the typical Valentine’s Day celebration – one spent with your best gal pals drinking wine and eating great food. The tour is at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and begins at The Tasting Tours office. The cost is $79; registration required. 59 Cuna St., St. Augustine 904-325-3911

www.thetastingtours.com/walking-tours.html 

 

Monday – Saturday, February 13- 18

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, through Feb. 18. 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 through Feb 25. The inspiration for the artwork is from Southern California’s video stores, fast casual dining establishments, big box retailers and parking lots. The exhibition will be on display through February 25 and is 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
Tuesday, February 14
VIP Valentine’s Day Sunset Stroll
Kick off your romantic evening with an historic walking tour as the sun sets over the nation’s oldest city. A licensed, professional guide will make history come alive as you saunter through the narrow brick streets of St. Augustine’s historic downtown district for an up close and personal view of the city on this 1.5-hour tour. You’ll be intrigued and inspired as you hear tales of the Colonial Exploration Period, the opulent Henry Flagler Development Period, and the modern Civil Rights Movements and events that took place. This tour departs at 5 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine. Guests will enjoy complimentary San Sebastian wine and chocolate at check in. Tickets are $19 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.tourstaug.com
Al Di Meola at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the performance of jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist and composer Al Di Meola. A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Di Meola has been recognized internationally the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $58 and $43.
1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Tuesday – Sunday, February 14 – 19 
Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge Exhibition
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association features artwork that combines multiple themes, through Feb. 26. 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, February 15   
River-to-Sea Preserve Guided Trail Walk
Take a free guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and learn how Native Americans lived in the area. An interpretive guide will share information about the indigenous plants throughout the trail. The trail is located 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. 7115 Flagler Beach to Marineland Tl., Palm Coast 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Afternoon Insight: Right Whales
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this month’s topic focuses on Right Whales. The guest speaker of this free lecture is Jen Jakush, biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She has worked on the North Atlantic Right Whale Project for the past nine years. The event is from 3-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center. Registration available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

Andy McKee at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $30. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday, February 16
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy – Lee Rainie
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center. He will discuss the state of politics and democratic institutions in the United States. 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-events
Richard Thompson at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson for a solo, acoustic performance. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $56.50 and $46.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday – Sunday, February 16 – 19
Spring Show at Plum Gallery
The Spring Show showcases the work of three artists – Wendy Tatter, George Ann Gillespie and Jackie Kramer. Tatter’s work focuses on batik, Gillespie’s work includes realism and trompe l’oeil effects, and Kramer’s work features floral photography. Admission is free. The gallery is open Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 Aviles St., St. Augustine 904-825-0069 www.plumartgallery.com
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
The Great Wall, IMAX 3D Hollywood Film
Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou, The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
Friday, February 17
The Paul Thorn Band at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes Tupelo, Mississippi’s charismatic roots-rock singer/songwriter Paul Thorn and his band. His new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. “In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” said Thorn. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.” Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $35 and $30. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18 
World Wide Rodeo
This rodeo takes place at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds at 8 p.m. on both days. Rodeo events include breakaway roping, calf roping, team roping, junior barrel racing, open barrel racing, chute dogging and bull riding. There will also be a free calf scramble for youth ages 10 and under. General admission is $12; $7 for youth 6-12; free for youth five and under. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-845-7492
Friday – Sunday, February 17 – 19

For the Love of Shakespeare!

A Classic Theatre joins the celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare with For the Love of Shakespeare! at the Pioneer Barn. These comic acts reflect the world’s continued fascination with the beloved playwright. A Classic Theatre’s evening of one acts includes George Bernard Shaw’s The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Milton Polsky’s SHAKESappear! and Ann Karine’s Something Rotten in Denmark. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students. 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-501-5093  www.aclassictheatre.org

Saturday, February 18

Wrigley Ride
The 7th Annual Wrigley Ride is in honor of Bryan Wrigley, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2011. The ride starts and finishes at Rype & Readi Farm Market in Elkton and includes a 100-mile ride, 69-mile ride, 50-mile ride or 32-mile ride. This year, there are all new routes. This is a fully supported ride that has SAG and rest stops every 20 miles. The 100-mile ride begins at 7:30 a.m.; all other distances begin at 8 a.m. Registration ranges from $55-$45. 5780 C.R. 305, Elkton 386-846-5493 www.caamevents.com/event/wrigley-ride
Matanzas Inlet Guided Walk                
From 9-10:30 a.m., enjoy a free, guided interpretive walk around Matanzas Inlet. Presented by the GTM Research Reserve and the National Park Service, the walk features an explanation of the ever-changing shoreline, tidal flats, beaches, dunes, dune vegetation and the dynamics of natural sand movement. Bring cameras and binoculars. Meet the guide at the western parking lot on A1A just north of the Inlet Bridge and the Town of Marineland. Call for reservations. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Cuban Foodways at the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Marisella Veiga, traditional Cuban cook, will share her knowledge of Cuban cooking in this workshop at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. The workshop takes place on three Saturdays in February from 10 a.m.-noon. With each class, you’ll learn to cook new favorite dishes. The workshop cost is $70, and the materials cost is $15. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org/education/folkworkshops
Hastings Boulevard Car Show
Enjoy this car show that showcases antique cars and trucks of area car clubs from Daytona to Palatka and St. Augustine on Main Street. The event also includes music, food and a variety of booths featuring local businesses and vendors. The show is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost to enter a car into the show is $25. Main St., Hastings 904-692-1771 www.facebook.com/hastings.cumc
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

Hot ‘n Spicy Music & Food Fest
Spend the day at the Florida Agricultural Museum from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for this event that features live music, food, hayrides and family friendly activities. General admission is $5. Also, a donation of canned goods or non-perishable items is encouraged for Feed Flagler. Also, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast 386-437-1992 www.beach927.com
Lincolnville Porch Fest
Enjoy music from six porches in St. Augustine’s historic Lincolnville neighborhood from noon-9 p.m. The day showcases the musical talents of more than 30 local bands. Food and drinks will also be available. The porches are located at 165 Martin Luther King Ave., 85 Duero St., 158 Oneida St., 139 Twine St., 30 Martin Luther King Ave. and St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church at 86 Martin Luther King Ave., which is where the event concludes. 904-392-0191 www.facebook.com/lincolnvilleporchfest
Free Black Heritage & Civil Rights Walking Tour
Join St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours for a walking tour of historical sites in St. Augustine where more than 400 years of African-American history lives. A licensed, professional guide takes you to several locations that were significant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, and you will hear stories and see history come alive as you follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King and Andrew Young. You will learn of Martin Luther King’s visit to St. Augustine as well as see the site of the famous Woolworth’s demonstration. This 1.5-hour tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required; individual bookings only. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugustineblackheritagetours.com

Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story
Experience the Castillo de San Marcos after dark in this special after-hours event commemorating African American heritage through the eyes of a Freedom Seeker escaping to St. Augustine and Fort Mose. This event is hosted by the Florida Park Service, Fort Mose Historical Society and National Park Service. Tours are approximately 40 minutes long and are available every 15 minutes from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for youth 5-15; free for youth under 5. Reserve tickets in advance by phone or at the Castillo ticket booth. Tickets are limited, advance reservations recommended. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 Ext. 232 www.nps.gov/casa
WellRED Comedy Tour at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
This tour features Trae Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan. Recently earning national attention for his Liberal Redneck series of viral videos, Trae Crowder performs his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy. Corey Ryan Forrester’s North Georgia roots have given him an affinity for Southern wit and storytelling. Drew Morgan draws on his experiences as a small-town son of a preacher man who has lived all over the world. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $36 and $28.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Saturday – Monday, February 18 – 20 
 
President’s Day Weekend at the World Golf Hall of Fame
Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight D. Eisenhower while you take a scavenger hunt that enters you to win a Hall of Fame package. Kids are free and military personnel are just $10 during this weekend. On Saturday and Monday, 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
Sunday, February 19

St. Augustine Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run

Join the newest beach 5K in St. Augustine. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at St. Johns County Pier Park. The route takes runners through Anastasia State Park and on the beach. There will be a live DJ and raffle at the end of the race. Dressing up is encouraged. Parking is available at St. Johns County Pier Park and St. Augustine Family YMCA. The cost ranges from $40-$10. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-471-9622

Monday – February 20: President’s Day
Presidents Day at the Castillo de San Marcos
In honor of Presidents Day, entrance into the Castillo de San Marcos and all other national parks throughout the United States is free. The park is open from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-10:30 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Flagler College Writers-in-Residence – Maile Chapman

This free event hosted by Flagler College features Maile Chapman, the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto. The novel has received recognition by being short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Gamache-Koger Theater. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-819-6339

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