This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


Art of Healing Exhibition, IMAX, Yoga on the Beach, Annual Honors Show, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Florida's Birding & Photo Fest, Mr. Toad's Wild Expedition, Whiskey Experience, MORE

April 24, 2017 


Monday – Saturday, April 24- 29

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 24-30

St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out: Impressions of the Flagler Era
Artists are invited to participate in a 10-day, community-wide Plein Air Paint Out in historic St. Augustine hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association. The event celebrates the town’s opulent Gilded Age environment. Artists may choose cityscapes, architectural landmarks, building details, open spaces, interiors and other perspectives as subject matter. The Paint Out continues through April 30. Selected works will be featured in GILDED, a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association, May 5-28. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310
The Fate of the Furious, IMAX 2D Hollywood Film
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage – and to bring home the man who made them a family. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Tuesday, April 25

Yoga on the Beach
Each Tuesday morning through September, join yoga fitness instructor Emily Johnson as she leads a free Yoga session on St. Augustine Beach Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. -weather permitting. The yoga sessions take place on the beach at Ocean Hammock Walkover, 978 A1A Beach Blvd.  Love donations are excepted.  904-461-9415
Tuesday – Sunday, April 25-30

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
Wednesday, April 26

Yoga on the Estuary
Enjoy yoga every Wednesday at the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center from 8-9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat. The event is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-315-9037

4th Annual St. Jude Miracle on the Bayfront Gala
The St. Jude Miracle on the Bayfront Gala will provide a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, live and silent auction, and an opportunity to meet local St. Jude patients and hear their stories. The event will take place at The White Room at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10. Proceeds from the event benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 1 King St., St. Augustine 850-907-1901
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rising rock and roll soul group Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be live in concert. This is the only Florida concert date. In 2013, Nathaniel Rateliff formed soulful rock and roll/R&B combo Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with guitarist Joseph Pope III, drummer Patrick Meese and keyboardist Mark Shusterman – who bring a convergence of intensities, musical and psychological, to the performances. The band’s debut album practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance is at 7 p.m. Admission is $39.50 and $32.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Wednesday – Sunday, April 26-30

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
Florida’s Historic Coast is spreading its wings to present another great year of birding and outdoor photography. The 2017 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities and more birding in-field programs than ever before. As always, festival participants will benefit from insights and instruction from a collection of upper echelon international nature and wildlife photographers, a group that continues to solidify Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest as one of the premier events in North America. The event headquarters is the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-829-1711
Thursday, April 27

Throwback Thursday: Life is Beautiful at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. The movie showing is at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a lunch package and viewing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736

Last Thursday – Lightner Hours  
Kick off the weekend in style in the Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery for this monthly social. The Lightner Museum will host evening socials the last Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For this month’s event, The House Cats will play jazz from the 30s and 40s with some newer stuff and jump blues mixed in/ Wine, beer and appetizers are available for purchase from Café Alcazar. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874
THE PLAYERS Kick-Off Party
Enjoy cocktails and food on the verandah to kick off THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass from 5-9 p.m. Attendees are asked to wear white. The cost is $35. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105

Cult Classic: The Room at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. The movie showing is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736

Thursday – Saturday, April 27-29

Spring Portfolio Exhibition
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College present the spring exhibition of work by students graduating from the Department of Art and Design. Under the guidance of Associate Professor Sara Pedigo, the exhibition will include painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, installation and video. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. It will be available to view on Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This exhibition is free and open to the public. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530
Thursday – Sunday, April 27-30

I Ought to be in Pictures at the Limelight Theatre
Celebrating 25 years, I Ought to be in Pictures was Limelight Theatre’s first show. This play follows a 19-year-old as she moves to Hollywood from New York. Her plan is to become an actress and find her father, who is a screenwriter. 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
Mr. Toad’s Wild Expedition
Christ Episcopal Church’s School of the Arts presents Mr. Toad’s Wild Expedition, a witty musical romp for the entire family. Writer and Director Jason Woods brings to life a new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s enchanting classic The Wind in the Willows. What begins as a peaceful spring day on the river is soon disrupted by Toad and his obsession with motorcars. While he loses control and endangers the residents along the riverbank, his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger, attempt to protect Toad and his residence, Toad Hall, from the nefarious, dancing Weasels of the Wild Wood. The performances are on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit the website to purchase tickets. Tickets are $20. 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-285-6127

Friday, April 27

St. Augustine Whiskey Experience 

Learn about St. Augustine’s sordid past in St. Augustine during the time of the Prohibition. This tour is all about whiskey. You will experience the best bars for whiskey lovers. Different whiskeys will be sampled on this tour, including Specialty, Irish, Bourbon and Scotch. Those in the group who do not drink whiskey will have the choice of a special martini, well mixed drink or draft beer. The tour includes six-nine total tastes on this one-of-a-kind tour in St. Augustine. The cost is $73. The tour starts at different locations each month at 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Please note that the September tour is on Sep. 29 instead of Sept. 22. 904-392-7137

Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29

Apex Theatre Studio Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Apex Theatre, proudly announces that Apex Theatre Studio’s Junior Musical Theater workshop will present Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Based on the much-loved animated classic, The Lion King Jr. follows young Simba on his coming of age journey from frisky cub to leader of the Pridelands. This 80-minute, family friendly musical features numerous hits, including Circle of Life, Hakuna Matada and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $15. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Friday – Sunday, April 28-30

Lion at Corazon Cinema and Cafe 
An Indian boy is lost from his family in the streets of Calcutta at five years old. He learns far more than anyone should while navigating the streets of this urban dilapidated sprawl. This movie can be seen at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe 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
Saturday, April 29

Help A Hound Golf Open
Join St. Augustine United for a round of golf at Royal St. Augustine Golf Club. The shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Swamp Haven Dog Rescue. The cost to play is $60 per person, and teams of four people are encouraged. The cost includes a round of golf, range balls, green fees, use of golf cart and hot lunch. 301 Royal St. Augustine Pkwy., St. Augustine 843-309-5769
St. Johns County Horse Council Jumping Show
Hosted by the St. Johns County Horse Council, this Jumping Show starts at 9 a.m. at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center. Registration ranges from $50-$8. 8200 Smith Rd., Hastings 904-806-8117
Children’s Shorebird Nesting Program
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation along with the St. Johns County Audubon Society, this free program teaches youth in grades third and up about the birds found near the area’s beaches. The program offers activities that showcase the work of bird biologists and begins at 10 a.m. at Nease Beachfront Park. Call to register. 3171 Coastal Hwy., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Family Fun Fest
This event, benefiting the Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, celebrates fun, family and food for youth of all ages at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The event features food trucks, live raffle, live music and entertainment. There will also be a fire truck, police car and helicopter to climb on/in along with jumperama inflatables. Admission is $5 adults; $3 seniors and military; youth 12 and under free. 29 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-823-8588
Uptown Saturday
Uptown Saturday is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months. 904-829-6831
Umphrey’s McGee with Special Guest Big Something at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Umphrey’s McGee is more than just a rock band – through nearly two decades, the band has proven to be on the cutting-edge of both music and technology, super-serving fans through a community that stretches from the campus of Notre Dame to the hallowed halls of Abbey Road. A six-piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 6 p.m. Admission is $35. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
A Gatsby Carnival
Volkswagen of St. Augustine is hosting its fourth annual A Gatsby Carnival at the Lightner Museum from 7-11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to get dressed in their finest 1920s attire. Two authentic, 1920s classic cars will be onsite as part of the marked circus entrance. There will be live music by Amy Hendrickson and the VooDoo Review, as well as local favorites Chelsea Saddler and Chris Kearns. There will also be a moonshine bar and craft cocktails plus a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres and welcome cocktails. Tickets are $100 per couple or $55 each. 75 King St., St. Augustine 888-338-5603
Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas
Hosted by the National Park Service, this free walk led by Park Ranger Ellen explores the park’s diverse habitat. The two-hour walk begins at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. The walk is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Participants will encounter uneven and sandy terrain. Participants are asked to bring bug repellant and binoculars and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-0116
Book Signing Event at A Step Back in Time Antiques & Collectibles
The distinguished guest for Uptown Saturday Night at 6 p.m. at A Step Back in Time Antiques & Collectibles is Frank J. Consentino, Jr., author and antique glassware expert. He has been collecting etched glass for more than 40 years. Meet and greet Consentino, who will discuss the process of acid etching glass. He will also share exquisite examples of this fine glassware. His books will be available during the book signing event. 60 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-810-5829
Sunday, April 30

Tour de Forts Classic
Hosted by the North Florida Bicycle Club, the Tour de Forts Classic is a one-day event designed for all road cyclists. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at St. Augustine High School; packet pick-up is available at 6:30 a.m. Ride through history past the Castillo de San Marcos to Fort Matanzas. The longer routes offer a ride through farmlands, the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail and along the St. Johns River. Five distances are available: 25, 37, 56, 70 and 100 miles. The club will provide pre-ride snacks, rest stops stocked with food, water and Gatorade, marked routes, maps, mechanical support, SAGs, motorcycle safety escorts and a post-ride lunch. Registration ranges from $70-$60. 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine 386-336-0637
Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month at the Limelight Theatre, enjoy live acoustic music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-9 p.m. on stage in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. This month’s performance features Donny Brazile. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164

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