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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

Memorial Day, Concerts, Music, theatre, Aquarium Grand Opening, Tours, POP Tennis Championship, Idina Menzel , Asleep at the Wheel, Exhibition, MORE

May 22, 2017 

Monday – Saturday, May 22-27

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. This exhibit is on display through May 26 and 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. This exhibit is on display through May 26 and 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

Tuesday, May 23

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
Tuesday – Sunday, May 23-28

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. 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. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Wednesday, May 24

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
Thursday, May 25

Throwback Thursday: The Stranger at Corazon Cinema and Cafe 
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. The film at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe begins at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a lunch package and viewing of the film. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Lightner After Hours
Kick off the weekend in style in the Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery for this monthly social. The Lightner Museum hosts an evening social the last Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This month’s event features music by Blue Muse and food by Michael’s Tasting Room. This event is free and open to the public. Wine, beer and appetizers are available for purchase from Café Alcazar. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Great Chefs of St. Augustine
Enjoy this culinary competition beginning at 6 p.m. at the River House. Team Mainland includes Chef Nils Rowland from Crème de la Cocoa, Chef Genie McNally from The Floridian, Michael Doyle from Ice Plant, Chef Fred Mero from Casa Monica, and Chef Matt Brown from Collage. Team Island includes Chef Ben Loose from Gas Full Service Restaurant, Chef Bob Henle from The Reef, Chef Peter Kenney from Purple Olive, Chef Chip Richard from Caps on the Water, and Jason Barone from Conch House. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-389-3622 www.904tix.com/events/great-chefs-of-st-augustine
Asleep at the Wheel at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes country western swing act Asleep at the Wheel. The band has seen miles and miles of Texas and got its kicks on Route 66. Now in its 46th year, the band continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $48 and $38. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Cult Classic: Akira at Corazon Cinema and Cafe 
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. This movie is available to see at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736

Grand Opening – Chef’s Secret Garden
Come celebrate the grand opening of St. Augustine’s newest eatery, The Chef’s Secret Garden at the Oak Room Restaurant inside the DoubleTree by Hilton in St. Augustine. Sample hors d’oevres and other refreshments and learn more about this great dining venue from 4-6 p.m.  116 San Marco Avenue 904-825-1923 www.oakroomrestaurant.net
Thursday- Monday, May 25- 29

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, IMAX Hollywood Film
Thrust into an all-new adventure a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea including him. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Friday, May 26

Idina Menzel at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel. Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, Menzel has captivated audiences at sold-out concerts around the world with her irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess. Throughout the tour, she will lead audiences through a special journey of songs from her recent album, idina., as well as other classic pop, musical theater favorites and her own personal catalogue. Doors open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $132-$54. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday – Sunday, May 26-28

2017 National Beach POP Tennis Championship
In its 45th year, the POP Tennis Championship will take place in St. Augustine. The tournament begins on Friday from 3-9 p.m. at Treaty Park with a Welcome Party from 5-7 p.m. Saturday begins at 8 a.m. at Treaty Park and Ron Parker Park, and then play is moved to Spyglass Beach at 11 a.m. Sunday begins at 8 a.m. at Treaty Park and Ron Parker Park, and then play is moved to Spyglass Beach at 11:30 a.m. The finals will be played at Spyglass Beach. Treaty Park is located at 1595 Wildwood Dr. Ron Parker Park is located at 607 Old Beach Rd. Parking for Spyglass Beach is located south of Spyglass Condos, 8200 A1A South. 949-939-9080

Toni Erdmann at Corazon Cinema and Cafe   
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. This movie is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe 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 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Saturday, May 27

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
Blessing of the Boards
This event celebrates the opening of summer and recreational events in the Vilano Beach Town Center. A grand parade of surfboards, paddleboards, skateboards and other recreational paraphernalia will open the season from 9-11 a.m. The parade will begin at the beach pavilion and travel along Vilano Road to the pier pavilion and back. Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
Photography Adventures
Experience a photography course led by Ed Siarkowicz and Lisa Fisher at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park from 9 a.m.-noon for those using DSLR cameras or smartphones. The cost for the course is $99 per person, and registration is required by phone. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
Castillo de San Marcos Honors Fallen Spanish Soldiers
The Castillo de San Marcos will host a one-hour special event, starting at 9:30 a.m., to commemorate those Spanish soldiers who fell in defense of the Castillo and the colony of St. Augustine during the British siege of 1740. This commemorative event coincides with our nation’s Memorial Day holiday, remembering the people who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. A military salute in the form of musket and cannon firing and laying of the wreaths will highlight this event. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
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 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine
Free Historic Walking Tour
History comes alive as you saunter through the narrow brick streets of our nation’s oldest city for an up close and personal view of the city. Our licensed, professional guide will relate more than 400 years of St. Augustine’s past during this all-encompassing 1.5-hour history lesson. 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.The tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
Saturday – Monday, May 27-29

St. Augustine Aquarium Grand Opening Weekend
Join the St. Augustine Aquarium for its Grand Opening during Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday is Pirate Day with face painting from 10-11 a.m., scavenger hunt from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pirate visit from 1-4 p.m., and pirate costume contest at 1 p.m. Sunday is Shark Day with face painting from 10-11 a.m., crafts from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and shark tooth fossil craft from 4-5 p.m. On Monday, there will be a scavenger hunt from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and a flag ceremony at 12:30 p.m. There will be free giveaways each day. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission into the aquarium is $8 for adults and $5 for youth. 2045 S.R. 16, St. Augustine 904-429-9777 www.saaquarium.com
St. Augustine Swashbucklers at IMAX
The St. Augustine Swashbucklers will be at the IMAX Theater at the World Golf Hall of Fame to kick off the showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Join the St. Augustine Swashbucklers on Saturday from 12:30-7 p.m. to play pirate games and shoot a pirate cannon. On Monday, the St. Augustine Swashbucklers will return and will be in the theater for the 7:15 p.m. showing of the movie. Admission fees apply for the Monday event.

One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123

Sunday, May 28

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 Shilling Hill with Grant Paxton.Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Beach House at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Beach House is comprised of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. Despite the summery name, Beach House creates music that is dark, dreamy and alluringly hypnotic. Legrand and Scally formed the duo in 2005, with Legrand’s hushed, Nico-like vocals and Scally’s delicate instrumentation paving the way for their first batch of songs and several releases following their initial self-titled album. 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 www.pvconcerthall.com
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29

Paws 4 Vets 5K and Fun Run
In its first year, this event benefits K9s for Warriors. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m. at St. Francis In-The-Field Church. The 5K course takes participants down Palm Valley Road and Ranch Road, and then the course circles the K9s for Warriors facility. The awards ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m. Registration ranges from $25-$10. 895 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-318-8104
Red White Blue Memorial Day 5K and 1 Miler
Celebrate Memorial Day with this family friendly race that begins at 8 a.m. at the Heritage Landing Amenity Center. The race route takes participants through the Heritage Landing neighborhood. Registration ranges from $25-$15; youth ages 7 and under are free. 370 Heritage Landing Pkwy., St. Augustine 609-665-0567 www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=98695
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