This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


March 6, 2017 

Monday – Sunday, March 6-12 
Logan, IMAX 2D 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
Monday – Saturday, March 6-11
Jacksonville Watercolor Society Exhibition 
This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. It features works from the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. 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
Tuesday – Sunday, March 7-12

Miniature Marks Exhibition  
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association features 2D and 3D pieces that are no larger than 12 inches, including the frame. 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

Wednesday, March 8 

The 26th Annual Lenten Organ Concert Series
For the past 26 years, Memorial Presbyterian Church has provided beautiful mid-day organ music through the Lenten season with the Annual Lenten Organ Concert Series. Organists from Northeast Florida share their talent on the church’s magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The opening concert of this year’s series begins at noon and features Gene Hodges. There will be a free-will offering. 32 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451

Nightcleaners Screening
Hosted by the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Rachael Rakes, the museum’s artist-in-residence, and Staci Bu Shea, curator, present a screening of the film titled Nightcleaners on International Women’s Day at 6:30 p.m. at Kenan Hall, Room 300, at Flagler College. Nightcleaners is a documentary made by Berwick Street Collective about a campaign to unionize the women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimized and underpaid. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Rakes and Bu Shea on the film. Admission is free. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530
The English Beat with Special Guest The Skatalites at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes chart-topping British ska revivalists The English Beat with Jamaican ska pioneers The Skatalites. The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world. Since reforming after an almost 20-year hiatus in 1983 and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, The Skatalites has not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. The band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable Jamaican style. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $32 and $27. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Wednesday – Sunday, March 8-12

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Inspired by the plays of Roman playwright Plautus, this production performed by the Flagler College Theatre Department follows the story of Pseudolus, a slave who deploys many tactics in order to earn his freedom. Pseudolus attempts to arrange a secret meeting between his master and a new arrival at the House of Marcus Lycus, a neighboring brothel. The event takes place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15. This play may not be suitable for young audience members. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600

Thursday, March 9   
First Coast Opera Fashion Show Luncheon
Enjoy lunch at The Raintree Restaurant hosted by the Friends of First Coast Opera at 11:30 a.m. The highlight of the lunch is a fashion show with clothes from Cottonways, which will be modeled by the Friends of the First Coast Opera. Tickets are $35. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-417-5555
Coquina Rock Beach Walk
Learn about coquina rocks at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, which has the second-largest outcropping of coquina rocks on the Atlantic Coast. During this walk at 11:30 a.m., visitors will learn about the inhabitants and geological makeup of the rocks. Meet at the beachside parking lot. Comfortable hiking shoes are encouraged. The walk is included with park entry fee, which ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783
Great Chefs of Jacksonville VII at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse
This Northeast Florida culinary competition returns to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach with eight of the area’s best chefs, including Michael Mckinney from Orsay, Waylon Rivers from Black Sheep, Sam Efron from Taverna, Scotty Schwartz from Bullbriar, Justin Schreiber from Mezza, Jay Mendoza from One Ocean, Joshua Agan from Coop 303 and Alex Ottusch from Nineteen. Diners are served four courses and vote for their favorites. The event is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-389-3622
Earth, Wind & Fire at the St. Augustine Amphitheater 
Earth, Wind & Fire, America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time, was born in Chicago in 1969. With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $94-$54.
1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Thursday – Sunday, March 9 – 12

Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals
Each year, golfers participate in this charity tournament to make a difference in people’s lives. There are 75 local invitational tournaments where golfers compete to participate in this final tournament at TPC Sawgrass. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-273-3235
Kong: Skull Island, IMAX 3D Hollywood Film
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island re-imagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong. Kong will be showing at World Golf Imax through March 16. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Friday, March 10 

Taj Mahal at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes renowned blues innovator Taj Mahal. Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, Mahal is a two-time GRAMMY winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $66.50-$46.50.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
One for the Road
Enjoy this performance by Derek Coghlan, which showcases Irish storytelling and humor. The event takes place at the Pioneer Barn at 8 p.m. General admission is $20; student admission is $15. Tickets are available at the Pioneer Barn or by phone. 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-8874

Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11
Doug Carn Jazz Series
 The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center presents three shows as part of this jazz series featuring Doug Carn, Ray Callender, Paul Lentz, Lawrence Buckner and Al Waters. The events include live jazz on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. plus a Jazz Brunch on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 per event. 102 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-1191

Friday – Sunday, March 10-12 
 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival at Francis Field features internationally acclaimed Celtic bands performing on two stages, Highland games, shopping, food, live music and many other fun activities. Highlighted performers include Albannach, Dublin City Ramblers, Emmet Cahill, The Real McKenzies and many other favorites. The fun starts with a Whiskey Tasting from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The Celtic Festival takes place 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10. 29 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-891-0326
The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Limelight Theatre
This is a comedy that has everything from a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess. All of the roles are played by only two actors. Playing through April 2, 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

Saturday, March 11

Second Saturday – Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots 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
St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day Parade
See one of Florida’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades beginning at 10 a.m. from St. Augustine’s Francis Field. Part of the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, the parade presents floats, marching bands, pipes and drums, horse-drawn carriages, military units, local community groups and more. There will be four Pipes and Drums Corps in the parade, including the Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, First Coast Highlanders, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Pipes & Drums. The parade route follows the bayfront to the Bridge of Lions, down Cathedral Place and returns to its origin via Cordova Street. Free viewing is available from the sidewalks along the route. 904-535-6853
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12 
Curtain Up! Broadway Encores
The St. Augustine Community Orchestra, directed by Mike Sanflippo, will perform songs from Broadway plays such as Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, Chicago, Ragtime, The Wiz and Les Miserables. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Ancient City Baptist Church. Admission at the door is $20; advance admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased at participating locations or online. 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-316-4354

Robert Earl Keen at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of legendary Americana pioneer Robert Earl Keen for two nights. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs for as long as possible. Now, three decades later with 18 records to his name and thousands of shows under his belt, Keen remains as committed and inspired as ever. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night; performance at 8 p.m. each night. Admission is $56.50 and $46.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Sunday, March 12 
Spring Forward Sailboat Race
Hosted by the St. Augustine Sailing Sisters and St. Augustine Yacht Club, this sailboat race takes place in the Vilano Beach Intracoastal Waterway from noon-5 p.m. The event features all-female crews or majority-female crews. 904-824-9725
Patagonian Asado
This is a Rype & Readi Farm-to-Fork Downtown Farm Feast featuring Chef Matt Brown of Collage/Black Fly, Owner Nick Carrera of Urban Asado and Chef Gordon Misner of Rype & Readi preparing inspired dishes of traditional Patagonian Asados/Fuegons. The event is from 6-8:30 p.m. at Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market. Tickets range from $60-$45. 115 La Quinta Pl., St. Augustine 904-429-3070
Full Moon Sail

Enjoy a moonlit evening aboard the Schooner Freedom as it sails through St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. This sailing excursion departs at 8:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $40 ticket. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010

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