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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

May 8, 2017 

Monday – Wednesday, May 8-10

Love Letters Presented by A Classic Theatre
A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez. A finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Love Letters chronicles the hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout the 50 years of their separated lives. There will be four performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-501-5093

Monday – Friday, May 8 – 12

Flagler College Department of Art & Design Juried Alumni Exhibition
This is a juried exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum that displays works created by artists who graduated from Flagler College. The artists included in the exhibition, and the submissions as a whole, fittingly reflect the progressive nature of Flagler College’s Fine Art and Design curriculum throughout the past 30 years. Admission is free. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through June 16. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Monday – Saturday, May 8-13

Chamber Music Series
The Chamber Music Series features free concerts showcased at Ancient City Baptist Church as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. Each performance begins at noon. The Lawson Ensemble performs on Monday, James Baird performs on Tuesday, Kathleen Vande Berg and Friends performs on Wednesday, Pegge Ealum performs on Thursday, the Nick DeCarlis Trio performs on Friday, and The North Florida Women’s Chorale performs on Saturday. 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-315-8061 www.romanzafestivale.com
Monday – Sunday, May 8-14

St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts
This arts and culture festival presented by the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community continues for its second week. Cultural organizations and businesses come together once a year to showcase the community’s talents. More than 60 events take place throughout the festival, including dance performances, concerts, art shows and productions. Visit the website for a schedule of events at various locations in St. Augustine. 904-315-8061 www.romanzafestivale.com
Tuesday, May 9

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 at 8 a.m., weather permitting. The yoga sessions take place on the beach at the Ocean Hammock Walkover. Donations are accepted. 978 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-461-9415 emily@oceanextrememsports.com
Privateers of the Americas Talk by David Head
Hosted by the St. Augustine Historical Society, author David Head will talk about his book titled Privateers of the Americas. The book isabout the raids on Spanish ships that took place during the 1800s. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Room in Flagler College. Admission is free. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2872 www.saintaugustinehistoricalsociety.org
Kaleidoscope of Dance
Celebrate the art of dance during the Romanza Festivale’s Kaleidoscope of Dance. Approximately 175 dancers, representing age ranges from middle school through senior citizen, will perform 18 dance numbers. Genres include ballet, tap, ballroom, bellydance, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for youth under 12. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-315-8061 www.romanzafestivale.com
Tuesday – Sunday, May 9 – 14
THE PLAYERS Championship
Golf’s greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass, the home of THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. THE PLAYERS Championship features one of the most sought-after titles in professional golf. This year’s championship will be on the newly renovated Stadium Course. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-285-7888  www.pgatour.com

Go Figure Exhibition
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases artworks of the human form and includes drawings, portraits, sculptures and figures. 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. The exhibition will be on display through May 28th.  22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
GILDED ST. AUGUSTINE! Exhibition
This is a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association that showcases paintings created by participating artists of the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out, a 10-day, community-wide plein air event that took place in historic St. Augustine in April. 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. The exhibition will be on display through May 28. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310  www.staaa.org
Wednesday, May 10

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  www.gtmnerr.org

When Florida was the Wild West
The Three Tellers – Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims and Wane Sims – share stories about cattle barons, ranchers and cracker cow hunters from the 1800s in Florida at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. This event, which is part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, begins at noon. The cost is $15 for two tickets or $10 for one ticket. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Wednesday – Thursday, May 10-11

Owl Prowl
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this free walk allows participants to learn about the local owls as well as other creatures of the night. The walk takes place at Alpine Groves Park at 8 p.m. each day. It is recommended to dress for the weather and come prepared with a flashlight, bug spray and water. Registration is available by phone or e-mail at  ahalusky@sjcfl.us. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348 www.sjcfl.us/recreation

Thursday, May 11

Throwback Thursday: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt 17 years earlier. This movie is showing at noon at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
 X at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
Seminal punk band, X, featuring original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake, celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a national tour featuring a performance at the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late ’70s, but the band’s music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group’s inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35 and $30. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Lomazov and Rackers Duo Piano Concert
Lomazov and Rackers, prize winning duo pianists, will perform as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. The piano concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The program spans many musical styles and expressions. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for students and are available online. 38 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine 904-824-2806 www.romanzafestivale.com
Citizen Cope at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the return of soulful singer-songwriter and producer Citizen Cope. Creating a soulful blend of folk-R&B with laid-back reggaefied beats and the occasional hip-hop flourish, Citizen Cope’s roots are complex and dug deep into the rich soil of American music. He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the 1970s, and his life journey is as singular as his art. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban and painfully romantic. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $44.50 and $39.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday – Sunday, May 11-14

THE PLAYERS Championship Weekend at the Hall of Fame
Celebrate The PLAYERS with a visit to the Hall of Fame. Guests can take advantage of photo opportunities with The PLAYERS Championship artifacts in the new PLAYERS exhibit at the hall. Enjoy the television broadcast of the tournament throughout the museum. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the museum is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday it is open noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123  www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Friday, May 12

Kids Ocean Day/Environmental Education Fair
Hosted by the Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, this event provides educational opportunities for families and students at Anastasia State Park from 9 a.m.-noon. Admission into the park ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-425-8055  www.scenica1a.org
I Hear America Singing Concert by the St. Augustine Youth Chorus
Part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, the St. Augustine Youth Chorus invites the public to a special concert titled I Hear America Singing at 5:30 p.m. at Ancient City Baptist Church. A concert of patriotic songs, folk songs from America, spirituals and songs composed by contemporary Americans will be presented by this 35-voice auditioned chorus of youth from St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Admission is free. 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-806-7781  www.staugustineyouthchorus.org
The Doug Carn Trio at Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Museum
Enjoy live jazz at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from 7:30-10 p.m. The Doug Carn Trio will perform, featuring Doug Carn, Paul Lentz and Lawrence Buckner. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be available. 102 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-1191  www.lincolnvillemuseum.org
Victor Wooten Trio at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the Victor Wooten Trio, featuring Grammy award-winning bass player and composer Victor Wooten with legendary drummer Dennis Chambers and renowned saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Wooten is a five-time Grammy winner, founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the only multiple winner of Bass Player Magazine’s reader’s poll (three times), and was voted one of the top 10 bassists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Chambers plays a wide variety of musical genres but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk and Latin music playing. Saxophonist, songwriter and arranger Franceschini has appeared on more than 200 albums for artists of many idioms. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $63-$43. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
St. Augustine Orchestra Concert
Join the St. Augustine Orchestra for the season finale From Broadway to Hollywood under the musical direction of Scott Gregg, conductor. The concert will be held at the Lightner Museum at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults; $5 students; youth under 12 free. Visit the website to order tickets in advance for this highly attended concert. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874

Full Moon Paddle
Join the local paddling community for a full moon paddle from Salt Run Boat Ramp to Conch House Marina and back. The two-hour paddle starts at 8 p.m. First time stand up paddle board participants can arrive 30 minutes early for instruction from Ocean Extreme Sports. The paddle is free for those with their own equipment. Equipment rental is available for $40. The paddle begins with a mandatory safety session. Reservations required. 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine 904-461-9415 www.oceansextremesports.com
Friday – Sunday, May 12-14

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
This movie shares about the culinary career of Jeremiah Tower. The movie features interviews with celebrities and celebrity chefs, which showcase Tower’s impact on the food culture of today and the restaurant industry. Show times at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe are Wednesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Admission ranges from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736

www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Saturday, May 13

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  www.gtmnerr.org
13th Annual Bartram Bash
Celebrate William Bartram, the first American-born naturalist, at this bash at Alpine Groves Park from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes an Audubon Guided Bird Walk at 8:30 a.m., yoga at 9 a.m., Bartram presentation by Mike Adams at 10 a.m., honoring of Stetson Kennedy Foundation Fellow Man and Mother Earth Awards at 11:30 a.m., and bluegrass and square dancing with The Old City Farmers Band at noon. Admission is free. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
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  www.staugcitywalks.com
Harry Potter Festival
Take a walk down St. Augustine’s Diagon Alley, leading you into a wizarding world that includes live performances and shops. Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express. Drink some butter beer. Which house will you be sorted to by the sorting hat? Try out your wand technique. Cheer for your favorite team during an exciting Quidditch Match. Also, meet Chris Rankin, an actor who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films. The event, which is part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, is from noon-8 p.m. at Francis Field. Tickets are $5 at the door; $4 in advance. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-460-4479
Off Fossil Fuels at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
This Global Cooling Project will be live streamed simultaneously throughout the country and shares climate fighting entertainment. The event is free at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 4 p.m. Following the showing, there will be an open public discussion. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14

Mother’s Day at Villa Zorayda Museum
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Villa Zorayda Museum with complimentary admission for Mom with each regular priced paid admission. A self-guided audio tour is included. This is not valid with any other discount or promotion. The museum hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4:15 p.m.) and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (last admission at 3:15 p.m.). Free parking is available while visiting the museum. 83 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com
Alice in Wonderland by the St. Augustine Ballet
This year’s spring production by the St. Augustine Ballet is Alice in Wonderland. The performances will be on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is $25. Tickets are available to purchase through the website. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-824-1746 www.saintaugustineballet.com
Sunday, May 14
Two Glorias: Vivaldi and Poulenc
Enjoy this spring concert on Mother’s Day by the St. Augustine Community Chorus at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Vivaldi’s Gloria, written in the early 18th century, contrasts greatly with Poulenc’s setting, which premiered some 250 years later in 1961. Listeners will discover both abundant contrast as well as some commonalities in these two choral masterworks, which are dynamic standards in the choral repertoire. This premier concert is a culminating event of St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts. Admission ranges from $20-$5. 38 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine 904-316-4354  www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org
John Legend at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend and his Darkness and Light Tour, featuring special guest Gallant, live in concert. Legend’s fifth studio album, Darkness and Light, has received a plethora of critical praise since its release. USA Today hailed the album as Legend’s “most personal record.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $117-$67. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
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