This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


Exhibits, Concerts, Films, Theatre, Ann Manry Kenyon, Movie Series, Slightly Stoopid, Festivals, Trips, Tours, Burgers & Beer Week

June 19, 2017 

Monday- Saturday, June 19 – 25
The Mummy, IMAX 3D Film
Through June 22, Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing.One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Monday – Thursday, June 19 – 22  

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 through July 7 captures the simple theme of summer with scenes of reflective water and bold, bright hues of color. 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
First Coast Pastel Society Exhibition
Through July 10, 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

Tuesday, June 20
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

Summer Bash at TPC Sawgrass

This is a family friendly event that celebrates the start of summer on the lawn at TPC Sawgrass from 4-8 p.m. The event includes a cookout and games. The cost is $35. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach904-273-3238

Tuesday – Sunday, June 20 – 25
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 through July 2. 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, June 21
Afternoon Insight: Pollinators
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this month’s topic focuses on how climate change is affecting pollinators. After the talk, there will be a craft-based activity. The guest speaker of this free lecture is Joan Kramer. The event is from 3-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center. Registration is available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
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. Each speaker has her own unique story and brings her own fierce energy and enthusiasm for life to her talk. The talks take place at The Treasury on the Plaza each Wednesday until June 28. Cocktails and connections begin at 5 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. This week’s speaker is Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist, author and entrepreneur. General admission is $20. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine 904-315-8833

Summer Mixology Series at Lightner Museum
To celebrate the summer in style, the Lightner Museum has evolved its Lightner After Hours program into a Summer Mixology Series. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Historic Pool Area and complements the upcoming Dressing Downton™ exhibition opening October 2017. The series seeks to highlight the social trends of the Gilded Era, one of the more popular and iconic changes being the development of the cocktail. Guests will be able to sample specialty-crafted cocktails featuring St. Augustine Distillery products and enjoy food pairings while also learning how to entertain with ease and style in their own homes. Tickets are $45 and are available through the website. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874
Dinner with an Artist Featuring Ann Manry Kenyon

Hosted by the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, enjoy dinner at JJ’s Bistro from 6-8 p.m. and learn about Ann Manry Kenyon’s new book that highlights her life as an artist. The cost is $125 per person. Tickets are available through the website. 330 A1A North, Suite 209, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 Ext. 202

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 Str8-Up, and the featured restaurant is Panama Hattie’s. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall. Visit the website for this week’s band and restaurant. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007
Summer Movie Series
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Colonial Quarter have teamed up to provide the free Summer Movie Series at the Colonial Oak Music Park. This week’s movie, which begins at 8:30 p.m., is Sing. Free transportation is provided by Ripley’s Red Trains from the parking garage and Ripley’s stops to the St. George Street stop. The shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and resumes after the movie. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. 27 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-824-1606
Thursday, June 22

Throwback Thursday: The Great Caruso at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Enrico Caruso’s (Mario Lanza) only passion is to sing. For that, he leaves his hometown of Naples, Italy, and travels to America to sing for the Metropolitan Opera. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Slightly Stoopid at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Reggae-rock favorite Slightly Stoopid returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with its Sounds of Summer tour featuring special guests Iration, J Boog and The Movement. Known for its fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, Slightly Stoopid has currently sold more than 900,000 records on its own Stoopid Records label. Doors open at 4 p.m.; performance at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $47 and $42. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
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. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week’s performance is by Rob Ellis Peck & Friends.Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004

Thursday – Saturday, June 22-24 
St. Augustine Music Festival
The St. Augustine Music Festival is a series of six free concerts held throughout two weekends in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The concerts take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a different performance each evening. The Diaz Trio will perform on Thursday. The Friday program includes Horn Sextet in E flat Major, Op. 81b – Ludwig van Beethoven, and String Quartet in F Major – Maurice Ravel. Elissa Koljonen will perform on the violin on Saturday. 38 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine 904-814-9404

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. Through June 25, 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

Thursday – Sunday, June 22-25

Transformers: The Last Knight, IMAX 3D Film
Optimus Prime finding his home planet, Cybertron, now a dead planet, which he comes to find he was responsible for killing. He finds a way to bring the planet back to life, but in order to do so he needs to find an artifact, and that artifact is on Earth. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24

Apex Theatre Studio Presents The Secret Garden
The Apex Theatre Studio presents its fourth annual summer theater season including three performances of the Broadway musical hit The Secret Garden. The performances are on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets are $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Friday – Sunday, June 23-25

Free Kayak Trips
You’re invited for this free kayak trip hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. The trip begins at Alpine Groves Park and takes participants along the St. Johns River to explore the history and plants of the area. The trip is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Call or email to register. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns904-209-0335

The Wedding Plan at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her with a husband. This movie is showing at 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Admission ranges from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736

St. Augustine Burgers & Beer Week
During the week, participating restaurants in St. Augustine will offer unique burger and beer combinations. The restaurants will create a specialty burger that is not on the regular menu for $8. The restaurants will compete for the most unique burger. Burger & Beer Week extends through July 2. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to vote visit the event website. 904-819-3458
Saturday, June 24

Big Bang 5K
This event has a 5K and fun run and begins at Christ Episcopal Church. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the fun run begins at 9 a.m. The race takes participants on roads along the golf course and Ponte Vedra Beach neighborhoods. Registration ranges from $31-$11. 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-318-8104
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
Last Saturday – 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
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. The tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087
Sunday, June 25

Yoga with a Purpose
Hosted by the Women’s March Florida – St. Augustine Chapter at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument at 9 a.m., this yoga class takes place on the northeast side of the grounds outside of the fort. The class will be led by Shri Hamilton-Hubbard, who has been practicing yoga since 1998. She practices and teaches all facets of yoga as a holistic system to improve the whole life. The class will pay homage to the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement of June 1964. There is a suggested donation of $15, which benefits the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center. Tickets can be purchased online. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine904-891-0956

St. Augustine International Yoga Day
This event takes place at the St. Johns County Pier, and the purpose of the event is to enhance the St. Augustine yoga community and promote health and wellness. The event is from noon-6 p.m. where there will be yoga activities for all ages and abilities as well as vendors and food. Classes and workshops range from $35-$5. There is also an option to purchase a family pass for $100 for five people. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 305-767-3319
Remembering the June 25, 1964 Historic Wade-In
Hosted by Women’s March Florida – St. Augustine Chapter, this event is from 12:30-1 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier. Join Women’s March St. Augustine leadership from the First Coast and across the state to honor the historic June 25, 1964, wade in at St. Augustine Beach that pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event will share the history of what occurred and pay homage to those activists who fought for equality. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-891-0956
Double Trouble Theatre Company Presents Secrets of the Pirate Queens
Join the Double Trouble Theatre Company at The Raintree Restaurant for Sunday brunch followed by the show Secrets of the Pirate Queens. Brunch seating is at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The show begins at 2 p.m. The cost is $35. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-806-0454
The Great Caruso at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Enrico Caruso’s (Mario Lanza) only passion is to sing. For that, he leaves his hometown of Naples, Italy, and travels to America to sing for the Metropolitan Opera. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 3 p.m. Admission is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Last Sunday – 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 Allie Kelly with an opening from Ella Romaine. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164

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