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This Weekend in St Augustine

 

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        March 11, 2013
This Weekend is now This Week
which means more great events for you to know about!
Monday through Sunday: March 11-17
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting.  The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com
904-825-1000

Hotel Ponce De Leon Carrere & Hastings Blueprint Exhibit – In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Ponce de Leon Hotel, historically and culturally significant ephemera relating to the construction and early years of the Hotel Ponce de Leon will be on display. This exhibit includes original Carrere and Hastings and McGuire drawings and blueprints, photographs, a copy of an 1885 map, and construction documents. Additionally, the exhibit highlights a group of artists who made the Hotel Ponce de Leon their seasonal home during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Original artwork and other artifacts related to their time in Saint Augustine will also be displayed at Flagler College’s Crisp – Ellert Art Museum, located at 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.ponce125.com
Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum – The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings are featured as a special exhibit at The Lightner Museum through May 1. Moore was an American painter, traveler, journalist, photographer and composer who used St. Augustine for many of his landscape watercolor subjects. He visited the ancient city in 1895 along with other members of his artistic and eccentric family. The Lightner Museum, located at 75 King Street, is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is adults $10; Active military with ID $6; College students and young people 12-18 $5; Children under 12 (with adult) free; St. John’s County residents are free. 904-824-2874
Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far – The St. Augustine Art Association hosts a visual travelogue of the places and diverse cultures lost and found on planet Earth. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.staaa.org  904-824-2310
Monday – Friday: March 11 – 15
What Could Be Exhibition – Artist Anna von Mertens’ What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. The artist meticulously translates empirical data about subjects as far ranging as energy in nuclear explosions to auras in historical paintings into paintings, hand-dyed and hand-stitched fabrics. The gallery will host the exhibition through April 12. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays noon to 4 p.m. www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop – Renowned watercolorist Charles Reid provides a 4-day workshop that teaches students how to simplify a painting and avoid overworking a piece.  Direct painting will be taught using as few over washers as possible.  Each daily session is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way.  The cost of the course is $750 ($695 for Cultural Center members).  The Hilton Garden Inn offers workshop attendees a special $99 rate for a standard room and $129 for a suite.  904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday: March 12
Hotel Ponce de Leon Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Alan Woolfolk presents a lecture titled “The Rise of the Wasp Establishment.” The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125TH Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room of the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures.  Active military personnel may attend at no charge.  The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.
Reservations call 904-819-6282  www.ponce125.com
Wednesday: March 13
Ecology Boat Tour – Board an exquisitely stable explorer boat for a front row seat to see historic sites and amazing animals that call this area home. Learn about dolphin behavior and get a the chance to listen to their underwater communication.   The tour departs at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Luxury Sunset Eco Tours – Ride the tide into the sunset on a guided tour with Riple Effect Eco Tours. Swirls of color paint the nighttime sky as you learn about the natural mystery of the estuary. The tour is from 5 to 7 p.m. and departs from Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine (Marineland). The $55 adults and $45 for 15 years or younger fee includes the finest kayaking equipment and guided service. 904-347-1565www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Thursday: March 14
Discover First America Series “Revolt in Revolutionary War St. Augustine” – A colorful and exciting look at life in loyalist Florida.  Sponsored by the Colonial Quarter, this program is part of the 500th Commemoration of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of La Florida and takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. Admission is free. www.StAugustine-450.com
Sunset Sail – The Schooner Freedom hosts a sunset sail with local musician Scott Sweet of Grampa’s Music playing an acoustic set live on board. The 2-hour sail will depart at 6:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $45 per adult. It will include complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine. 904-810-1010
Friday: March 15
Music Walk on the Boulevard – From 5-9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, local businesses on St. Augustine’s Anastasia Boulevard host a special event featuring live music and drink specials at restaurants along the boulevard which begins at the east end of the Bridge of Lions. This week’s musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini and Gas restaurants (9, 108, 113 and 200 Anastasia Blvd.) along with local boutiques host the event. 904-201-6300
Friday & Saturday: March 15 & 16
Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail – Explore one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine, The Old Jail, wiht 2Ghouls Events. Hear sinister accounts of life inside the Victorian prison. Conduct your own investigation with professional equipment. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Old Jail, 167 San Marcos Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $80 per person. 904-671-5010
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Pub Tour – Informative and interactive guided St. Patty’s Pub Crawl of St. Augustine. The two-hour walking tour stops at 4 or 5 venues for tastings and a stop at an award-winning micro-brewery where the master brewer will share fun facts about brewing beer, The tour, including beer samples, is $49 per person. ww.thetastingtours.com
Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company – This world-class flamenco troupe performs at 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors/military; and $10 students.www.StAugAmphitheatre.com 904-471-1965
Friday & Sunday: March 15 & 17
Nobody In My Family Ever Wore A Kilt – A comedy everyone will enjoy…..Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more.    www.fortmenendez.com  904-824-8874
Saturday: March 16
Pet Friendly Savory Faire Food Tour – Join St. Augustine City Walks on this unique ‘pet friendly’ version of thier original, award-winning food tour! Your furry friends can join in on all the fun as you taste your way through St. Augustine’s rich history and culinary influences. Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. at Tour Saint Augustine, 4 Granada St, and lasts approximately 2.5hrs. Tickets are $49 pp and space is limited. www.StAugustineCityWalks.com904.825.0087.
R.I.P – Ripley’s Investigates the Paranormal  – Join Ripley’s Investigators of the Paranormal and  between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm as Ripley’s St. Augustine kicks off its new paranormal tours.  Ripley’s will hold free tutorials on how to utilize paranormal investigative equipment – including laser grids, infrared ID digital thermometers, EMF meters and e-smog scouts, which detect electromagnetic fields and produce sound equivalents.  There will be lots of music, fun, ticket giveaways and an appearance by Mr. X, a mysterious guest wiht a hauniting past at Ripley’s Castle Warden. Ripley’s is located at 19 San Marco Avenue.www.findmrX.com. 904-824-1606
 

Celtic Pub Crawl  – Beat the rush and start the celebrations early! Join St. Augustine City Walks for a fun Celtic themed version of the original, world-famous St. Augustine Pub Crawl. You’ll explore all the hot-spots and drink with new friends, while learning about Celtic history and its heritage right here in St. Augustine. Tour begins at 2 p.m. $39 pp all-inclusive. Space is limited. ww.StAugustineCityWalks.com    904-825-0087
Castillo By Candlelight – Night tours by candlelight will be from 6 -9 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive. Revisit the events of the Second Seminole War from the eyes of a United States Army Sergeant. Admission is $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 – 15; and free for children 4 and younger.  www.nps.gov/casa
AWOLNATION Concert – Electronic and Indie rock group AWOLNATION will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Reserved seats are $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. www.pvconcerthall.com 904-209-0399
St. Patrick’s Day Kayak Adventure – Guided 2-hour eco tour provides an opportunity to paddle into the estuary, one of the earth’s most productive habitats. Learn about fascinating creatures big and small – from the great egret to the eastern oyster. No experience necessary. Stable tandem kayaks make the paddle enjoyable for all. The tour departs from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $40/adult paddler and $30/kids ages 6 -12. For time and reservations call 904-377-7245; www.staugustineecotours.com
Saturday & Sunday: March 16 & 17
Historic Plaza Stroll  –  Guided historic walking tour of St. Augustine’s downtown features little-known secrets, legends and informative stories that are fun and entertaining. The 60-90 minute tour begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and space is limited. For reservations and information: 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.com
Sunday: March 17
Matchbox Twenty Concert – Five-time Grammy Award nominee Matchbox Twenty performs at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. This tour celebrates the group’s blockbuster album NORTH. Tickets range from $39.50 to $75. Info:www.StAugAmphitheatre.com  904-471-1965
Murder in The Old City
A murder mystery in the nation’s oldest city combined with great dining creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95. Dinner served at 6 p.m., show begins 7 p.m. Raintree Restuarant is located at 102 San Marco Ave. 904-824-7211

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