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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

IMAX, Yoga, Music, Cinema, Art, Garden, Exhibition, Tours, Volleyball, Theatre, hikes, Barrel Racing, 5K, Comedy

May 30, 2017 

Tuesday – Thursday, May 30 – June 1  
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, played by Johnny Depp, 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. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday – Sunday, May 30 – June 4

Spring Members Show: The Way We Were
This exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases past work created by the association’s members. 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 31

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
She Is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday Speaker Series
Get inspired by the stories of women who have been through it all and came out the other side triumphant. Speakers share their personal stories of struggle, triumph and all the little moments to cherish in between. The talks take place at The Treasury on the Plaza. Cocktails and connections begin at 5 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. This week’s speaker is Sabeen Perwaiz, the executive director of Florida Nonprofit Alliance and executive producer of TEDxJacksonville. General admission is $20. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine 904-315-8833 www.sheisfiercehq.com/womens-wednesdays
Music by the Sea Concert
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. This week’s performance is by The Committee, and the featured restaurant is Amici Italian Restaurant. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007

Thursday, June 1

Throwback Thursday: The Maltese Falcon at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar and their quest for a priceless statuette. 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
Concert in the Plaza
From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday night through August 31, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance is by The Driftwoods. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 www.citystaug.com/concerts
Thursday – Sunday, June 1-4

Wonder Woman, IMAX Hollywood Film
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com/movies/wonder-woman
Friday, June 2

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 www.washingtonoaks.org

First Friday Art Walk
From 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine features 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 available at participating galleries). 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
First Friday Art Walk Off the Beaten Path
This event is a sponsored 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. It begins at 6 p.m. on the sidewalks in the Town Center along Vilano Road near Casa Benedetto’s Ristorante. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
Friday & Saturday June 2-&3

The Fluidity and Nature’s Beauty, Life’s Pleasures Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features The Fluidity by Sharon Goldman and Nature’s Beauty, Life’s Pleasures by Doug Gerhardt and Judy Gerhardt. The exhibition captures the simple theme of summer with scenes of reflective water and bold, bright hues of color. There will be an opening reception on June 2 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
First Coast Pastel Society Exhibition
Enjoy works by the First Coast Pastel Society at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.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 www.ccpvb.org
Friday – Sunday, June 2-4

EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
The EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, hosted by Hammock Beach Resort, features a competition of 19 pro teams. Throughout the weekend, players will interact with guests, plus there will be clinics, contests, prize giveaways and autograph signings. Specialty food stations and beverages will also be available. The matches are from 1-7:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the semi-finals begin at 9 a.m., and the finals begin at noon. Admission to the volleyball matches and clinics are free, open to the public­­ and appropriate for the entire family. 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast 866-841-0287 www.hammockbeach.com
Alumni Project – A Visit to Spoon River
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum will host an interactive performance featuring alumni Jennifer Latka and Harold George where visitors will find themselves among the performers as the story of lives lived, loves lost and dreams delayed are told through memories, music and song. The performance is inspired by and adapted from Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. The performance will take place at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
The Nance at the Limelight Theatre
Based in the 1930s, The Nance recreates the world of burlesque performers through the story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.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 www.limelight-theatre.org
Saturday, June 3

GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. take a guided exploration hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history. This 1.5-mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam. The programs are free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Drake’s Raid
The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, and his raiders return to St. Augustine for an authentic re-creation of the 1586 sack of the city. Join Drake and his raiders from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for the 16th century-style military encampment at the Fountain of Youth Park located at 11 Magnolia Ave.; regular park admission applies. There will be drills, demonstrations and living history interpretations. The re-enactment of the sacking and burning of the town will be at 7 p.m. in the old city, beginning at the City Gate on Orange Avenue and ending in the Plaza de la Constitución. 904-829-3168 http://hfm.club
Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing at St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events. The event is open to public; free for spectators. Participants must have own horse. Participation fees are $20 for St. Johns County Horse Council members and $30 for non-members. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 5 p.m. at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
Ancient City Brewing 5K
Enjoy this 5K and 1-mile walk that begins at 5 p.m. at Ancient City Brewing Company. At the end of the race, free beer or soft drinks will be provided to participants. There will also be live music. Registration ranges from $25-$15. 3420 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine 904-429-9654
Florida Chamber Music Project Spring Gala
Enjoy an evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall beginning at 7 p.m. with the Chamber Music Project. Tango music will be played throughout the evening. There will also be a tango dancer demonstration performed by Heather Kornick and Jake Lukic as well as an art exhibition by Susanne Schuenke. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $75. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Sunday, June 4

The Maltese Falcon at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar and their quest for a priceless statuette. The film at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe begins at 3 p.m. The cost is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Alive Inside Presented by Golden Way: Films that Make a Difference
Hosted by the St. Augustine Film Society, Alive Inside is a documentary about the non-profit MUSIC & MEMORY. The organization uses personalized music to help those in nursing homes and care facilities. The documentary can be seen at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Following the showing, there will be a panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public. 118 King St., St. Augustine 904-254-9524 www.facebook.com/st-augustine-film-society-376137525773052
The Improv Adventure – An Improv Comedy Show
Where will improv take you? That’s the question we explore with Limelight Theatre’s new improv house team directed by The Adventure Project. Those who join the adventure will be a part of creating a show where no one, not even the players, knows where anyone will end up. After the show is the Improv Playground where the players lead improv games for the community. The show takes place at the Limelight Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door; $7 online. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.adventure-project.com
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