This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


April 3, 2017 

Monday, April 3

The Wood Brothers at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes soulful folk trio The Wood Brothers. In a career chock full of highlights, The Wood Brothers hold a special place in their hearts for their performances at Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Ramble. As repeat special guests there, the trio developed a cherished friendship with the late icon that transcended simple musical collaboration and left an indelible mark on their songs and their lives. That shared history made it all the more emotional when The Wood Brothers returned to the barn on August 19, 2016, for their first Ramble since Helm’s passing. Captured pristinely on their new album, Live At The Barn, the band’s sold-out performance that night spanned their career and showcased the kind of singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans around the world. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $29 and $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Monday – Saturday, April 3 – 8

Art of Healing Exhibition
This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and features body painting portraits by Heather Aguilera, youth works from Art with a Heart in Healthcare, and portrait photography by Pablo Rivera of the center’s music therapy program youth. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Glass and Serigraphs Exhibition
This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and features works by Thomas Kite and Daryl Bunn. Kite’s glass installations are abstracts of rich primary colors. Bunn’s work features bold black lines and contrasting yellow and red geometric shapes. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614

Monday – Sunday, April 3 – 9

Ghost in the Shell, IMAX Hollywood Film at the World Golf IMAX Theatre
Directed by Ruper Sanders, Ghost in the Shell features a cyborg, played by Scarlett Johansson, who leads an elite task force to battle dangerous criminals and extremists. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Tuesday, April 4

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
Matanzas Inlet Guided Walk
From 10:30 a.m.-noon, 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

Wine Class and Tasting
Enjoy this wine class and tasting at TPC Sawgrass from 6-7:30 p.m. The class offers wines from South Africa. The cost is $25. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-3105

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
2017 marks the 24th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early 90s in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average more than150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of more than 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $30 and $28. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Wednesday, April 5

First Wednesday – Lightner Museum Curator Tours
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. This month’s tour will focus on the building of the Alcazar Hotel and how its original design by Carrère and Hastings was never fully completed. The tour will also share the building’s additions and re-modeling efforts. 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

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. For this concert, Ray McDonald, Memorial Presbyterian Church’s director of music and organist, and the Florida Brass Quintet perform at noon. There will be a free-will offering. 32 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451
The Joycean Society Screening
A free screening of the film The Joycean Society is hosted by Crisp-Ellert Art Museum artist-in-residence and curator Staci Bu Shea at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Flagler College Professor Craig Woelfel, who teaches modern British, American and Postcolonial Literature in the college’s English Department. The event takes place at Kenan Hall, Room 300 at Flagler College. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530

Ana Popovic at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that critically acclaimed international blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic returns. She will be promoting her new triple album Trilogy,her most ambitious project yet. Popovic and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $39 and $35. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Wednesday & Thursday, April 5 & 6

Julieta at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe 
Julieta has been estranged from her daughter for many years. After a meeting in the streets of Madrid, she discovers that her daughter has moved to Switzerland and started a family. Julieta pursues her daughter to the reaches of this foreign land, but things of this magnitude are rarely ever easy. Julieta is based on short stories from Runaway by Alice Munro. Munro is an exceptional weaver of troubled women in 20th century, and the film asks valuable questions about gender roles, femininity and relationships as the years tick on by. The show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Wednesday – Sunday, April 5- 9

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock-n-Roll at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
This documentary showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe covers the concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday. It also discusses his life and career. For Chuck Berry’s 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself and long-time Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and others. There’s even a rarity for Berry, a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master. This 120-minute movie is available to see on Wednesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Thursday, April 6
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 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
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy – John Farrell
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is John Farrell, an American journalist and author. His recent book is titled Richard Nixon: The Life. Farrell will discuss the parallels between President Nixon’s and Trump’s administrations, and the political future those similarities may predict. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481
The Wailers at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes legendary reggae group The Wailers as they bring The Wailers Reunited project to Ponte Vedra Beach. The Wailers put reggae on the map. More so than any other set of musicians on the planet, The Wailers Band brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $33.50 and $28.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Cult Classic: Troll 2 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
This week’s Cult Classic at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe is Troll 2 at 8 p.m. A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.Tickets are $7. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Thursday- Sunday, April 6-9

Masters Weekend at the Hall of Fame
Visit the Hall of Fame during Masters weekend and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are past Masters Champions. Watch the tournament throughout the museum. Snap a photo with Masters memorabilia on display and share them on social media with #GolfHOF. On Thursday through Saturday, the museum is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; on Sunday it is open noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4133
Friday, April 7

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 ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783
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 are available at participating galleries. 832-779-2781
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
Loretta Swit & Friends Annual Gala
Loretta Swit has invited her friends to this gala that benefits Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, including Gregory Harrison, Randi Oakes and Jessica Clark. The evening features dinner and music from 6-10 p.m. at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Tickets are $165. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-325-3554
First Friday Art Walk Concert
The music department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is pleased to announce that the First Friday Art Walk Concert presents the Concert Chorale of the University of North Florida, under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher. The concert begins at 8 p.m., following the weekly celebration of the Stations of the Cross in the cathedral at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public with a free-will offering. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806
Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8

Vilano Beach Festival Tour of Homes
This tour features cottages dating back to the early 1900s, an art studio and amazing water views. The event begins on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at North Shores Community Center with a seminar about the homes and neighborhoods of the tour as well as information about how the area has evolved. The seminar cost is $10. On Friday from 7-10 p.m., there will be a Sea Turtle Soiree on the Vilano Beach Pier. This event featuring food and music celebrates the Art Deco period of Vilano Beach. The soiree cost is $50. The Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The tour begins at the Town Center at Poplar Road. Tickets for the tour are $20. 904-540-0402
Friday – Sunday, April 7- 9
Annual Honors Show
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association presents the best of the best. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, honors award-winning artists throughout the past three years. 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, April 8

Apryle Showers 10K Run
The Nocatee community features an open and flat 6.2-mile loop, which provides for ideal running conditions. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Nocatee Splash Park. The registration cost is $40. All proceeds from the race benefit the Apryle Showers Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves individuals currently undergoing treatment for cancer. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra
Run for Peace 5K
This 5K race begins at 8 a.m., and the course is fast, flat and fun. The race starts in front of the St. Johns County Pier Park and takes runners through scenic beach neighborhoods and then back to the pier. This race benefits the Betty Griffin Center. Registration ranges from $30-$15. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-808-8544
St. Johns County Horse Council Open Show
Hosted by the St. Johns County Horse Council, this Open Show is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center. 8200 Smith Rd., Hastings 904-377-4219
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
Free St. Augustine 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, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city pet ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man’s best friend and explore the nation’s oldest city. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from the Tour Saint Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087
Arts and Crafts Festival and Barbeque
The Riverdale Community United Methodist Church hosts the Arts and Crafts Festival and Barbeque from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event features games for kids, silent auction, arts and crafts, baked goods and a barbeque dinner for sale. Admission is free. The barbeque dinner is $10, which includes pulled pork, two sides and a drink. 1028 C.R. 13 South, St. Augustine904-477-8759
Ponte Vedra Beach Home and Art Tour 
Join The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for an inside look at five distinctive homes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tour guests will experience artwork, landscape and architectural design at each home. This is a self-guided tour, and a map will be provided with a purchased ticket. The tour is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and tickets are $35. Tickets are available online or by phone. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Festival of the Chariots
The Festival of the Chariots, also known as RathaYatra, is a festival that is fun for the entire family. The festival takes place at 10:30 a.m. in downtown St. Augustine and includes a downtown procession followed by festivities and a culture program in the Plaza de la Constitución. Cathedral Pl. and St. George St., St. Augustine 352-316-4560
Crescent Beach Poker Crawl
Hosted by the Sertoma Club of St. Augustine, this event from noon-5 p.m. features music, drinks and food at five pubs and restaurants in Crescent Beach, including the Sandbar Pub, O’Loughlin Pub, The South Beach Grill, Viola’s Pizza Pasta & Seafood and Redfrog & McToads Grub & Pub. Participants can purchase an event t-shirt for $20, and those wearing the t-shirt will receive $1 beers at the participating restaurants. Registration is open at 11 a.m. at the Sandbar Pub. 7025 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-540-1123
Dish N Fish
Dish N Fish is a culinary event at the Vilano Beach Town Center. This event is hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Vilano Beach Main Street in an effort to raise awareness of the coastal community and area dining. There will be a chef competition where five teams of high school students guided by a master chef compete. Plus, there will be 10 restaurants that offer seafood dishes available to purchase. Wine and craft beer will also be available to purchase. The event is from noon-8 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee for adults; children under 6 are free. Tasting meals are $15. Vilano Rd., Vilano Beach 904-540-0402
Meeting of the Great Minds
Hosted by the Gamble Rogers Board of Directors, this is an evening of free Americana music. The event takes place at Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 6:30 p.m. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-794-4163
Alan Jackson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his Honky Tonk Highway Tour to St. Augustine, and multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack is the special guest. Jackson’s concerts find the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of long-time fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as a younger generation discovers his music. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 6:40 p.m. Admission is $95.50 and $70. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
EMMA Concert Association Presents Rachel Barton Pine and the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an ability to connect with people through her work and in life. She has a dazzling technique, lustrous tone and infectious joy when playing music. The New York Chamber Soloists is comprised of an ensemble of 12 distinguished, highly skilled musicians. 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
Shovels & Rope with Matthew Logan Vasquez at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Channeling country, bluegrass and blues through an indie rock prism, Shovels & Rope delivers an energetic, passionate and hypnotic sound unduplicated in today’s musical landscape. Since founding his critically acclaimed band Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez finally decided to go it alone for the first time with his solo debut the Austin EP and full-length LP Solicitor Returns. His EP’s stunning psych-folk-rock opener is an 18-minute track that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby’s mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past riding high. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $31.50 and $28.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9

65th All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience Trials & Rally Trial 
This event is hosted by the Greater Orange Park Dog Club at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days and features obedience trials, all-breed judging and obedience and rally. Admission is $5. 5840 SR 207, Elkton 904-635-4742

Old Town Art Show
The Spring Old Town Art Show is a juried art and craft show consisting of artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and throughout the country at Francis Field. At the show, you’ll find jewelry, pottery, abstract sculptures, hand-woven fashions, photography, paintings, woodcarvings and many more unique treasures. Admission is free. The event is Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 29 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-794-0084
Sunday, April 9

I Run for a Wish 5K
Hosted by Flagler College Athletics, this 5K race takes place at Anastasia State Park at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to park at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Registration ranges from $30-$25 and is available online. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-819-6252
Blessing of the Fleet
This is an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, where watercraft of all types, decorated with flags and bunting, receive a special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine along the Plaza de la Constitución to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. 904-824-9725
No Refunds Improv Show
This improv show at the Limelight Theatre is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will highlight both short and long form improv by a group of graduating improv students from The Adventure Project. Admission is $7 at the door; $5 in advance. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Buddy Guy with Special Guest The Rides at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on their raucous and soulful new album Pierced Arrow, The Rides are letting their growing legion of fans know they’re in this for the long haul. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $84-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367

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