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What’s Happening in St Augustine the Week

 

 

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       June 17, 2013
Monday – Sunday: June 17 – 23
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.
Tours of El Galeón – El Galeón, a unique replica of the 16th century Spanish galleons that sailed to and from newly-discovered Florida, will be open for tours at the St. Augustine City Marina thru June 9. Tickets are $15 for adults/$8 for children; Children 5 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available at Ripley’s Red Train Ticket booths and at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.  The tours aboard El Galeón take place daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show – Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. andSunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Dog Days Art Exhibit – Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson’s Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838www.spaceeight.com
Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience – An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. Daily showings are at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place,          St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday: June 17
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour – A special Monday night tour added to the Lighthouse’s usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’ House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 Children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue in St. Augustine. For tour times, reservations and to purchase tickets go to www.StAugustineLighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745.
Tuesday: June 18
Tuesday Night at the Movies featuring “Play It Again, Sam” – The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and WJCT’s Electro Lounge present Tuesday Night At The Movies featuring “Play IT Again, Sam” from 1972 starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts. The gates at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.  904-209-0399
Wednesday: June 19
500th Anniversary of Florida Celebration at Renaissance World Golf Resort – From 6 to 8:30 p.m. celebrate Florida’s 500th Anniversary with farm-to-fork Spanish tapas, live entertainment, and an appearance by City of St. Augustine founder, Pedro Menendez. There’s even a Salsa & Sangria making contest. Tickets are $20 + tax. Renaissance World Golf Resort, 500 Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 904-940-8623
Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock – Acclaimed Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar performs with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340 A1A. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 – $35. www.staugamphitheatre.com           904-471-1965
The Birthplace of Freedom Lecture Series – The Fort Mose Historical Society presents a series of lectures to coincide with the June 22 anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Mose. This first lecture features actor and playwright James Bullock who will present a dramatizations entitled, “Two 16th Century African Heroes of the Exploration of the New World” at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College. Admission is free. 74 King St., 904-823-2232www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
Pig Roast & Movie Night – Bring your chairs and blankets and kick back on the lawn at Ponte Vedra’s TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, for pig roast and movie night. The perfect event to kick off summer & celebrate with the family. Dinner will start between 6:30 – 7 p.m.; the movie, Despicable Me, will start just after sunset (around 8:30 p.m.). The cost is $35 adults; $8.75 for children 8 – 12. 904-543-5105 danielledavis@pgatourstpc.com
Music By The Sea Concert – Live concert with the band Rob Peck & Friends playing classic southern blues takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant South Beach Grill will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org

Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The family fun feature, Angles in the Outfield, will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

Thursday – Saturday: June 20 -22
St. Augustine Music Festival – Seventh annual festival features free, world-class classical music concerts including beloved baroque masterpieces and world premiers by new composers, plus riveting solo performances, lilting chamber works and energetic orchestra pieces. Each evening ‘s performance has a different theme: June 20 – Back to Bach; June 21 – Musica Nocturna; June 22 – Mozart and More; June 27 – Grace and Beauty; June 28 – Piano Spectacular and June 29 – Summer Music. All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. For complete details on the festival and scheduled musical performances, go to www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org
Thursday – Sunday: June 20 -23
Limelight Theatre Presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?  – A hysterical musical comedy set in a 1950’s Catholic School. Performances are Thursdaythrough Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. 904-825-1164     www.limelight-theatre.org
Thursday: June 20
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with MidLife Crisis playing classic Rock and roll favorites from 7-9 p.m.  in St. Augustine’s historicPlaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. Bring a blanket or chair. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour – A special Thursday night tour added to the Lighthouse’s usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’ House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 Children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 904-829-0745
The Three Mrs. Flaglers at the Casa Monica – Meet the three wives of Henry Flagler during a dinner theatre show in the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. “The Three Mrs. Flaglers” written by and starring local actress Dianne Jacoby as she portray each of his wives — Mary Harkness, Ida Alice Shourds, and Mary Lily Kenan. The dinner, re-created from the 1888 menu on one of St. Augustine’s grand hotels, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. 95 Cordova St. 904-810-6810
Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Efforts – Dr. Gregory Bossart, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Georgia Aquarium, details his current work with dolphins as sentinel species and their relation to humans and our environment. The presentation begins at 6 p.m.at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland.   Admission is free. 904-471-1111; www.marineland.net
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 21 – 23
“75 Years of Fins & Grins” – Special activities, programs and giveaways highlight Marineland’s 75th anniversary. A fundraising activity or party will be thrown, with tickets sold as a fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) Marineland Dolphin Adventure, on Saturday, June 23, with special activities leading up this event on Friday and through the weekend. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. 877-298-5994; www.marineland.net
Friday: June 21
Earth, Wind & Fire – Two-time Grammy Award winners and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Earth Wind & Fire perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.50 – $80.50. 904-471-1965  www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday & Sunday: June 22 & 23
Solarium Tours – Following a $2.3 million restoration, the magnificent Solarium of Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon is now open for public tours. Closed for decades, the Solarium was one of the outstanding amenities of the hotel when in opened in 1888. Now Flagler College, the former hotel was one of the world’s most exclusive destinations during America’s Gilded Age. The Solarium is a fourth floor parlor above the Rotunda and boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Solarium tours, which include the hourly Historical Tours of Flagler College, are $18 per person. Flagler College is located at 74 King St. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 legacy.flagler.edu
Through the Keyhole – Enjoy an afternoon of sipping tea and playing Victorian Parlor Games above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita. St. Augustine, The fun begins at 2 p.m. Cost $25.00 www.2ghouls.com  904-671-5010
Saturday: June  22
Old Jail Paranormal Investigation – Join 2ghouls tours on an after hours investigation with EMF Detectors, real time IR cameras and motion sensor photography at one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine – the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. each evening. $80 per person. www.2ghouls.com 904-671-5010
Battle of Bloody Mose Anniversary Commemoration – Exciting re-enactment of the 1740 Battle of “Bloody Mose” which forced the British to retreat from Spanish Florida. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. living history demonstrations, guided tours, food vendors, and music will be provided. Then, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Spanish and British forces will reenact the “Bloody Moosa” battle. The event is weather permitting. It all takes place at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $2 per person.

National Polinators Day at the GTM Research Reserve – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Educations Center, 500 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, will host a programming that celebrates important pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats!  Families can enjoy presentations by leading polinatoir experts, a pollinator-friendly plant sale, samples of honey from around the world, meet the 2013 Florida Honey Queen Susannah and see a working beehive.  http://gtmnationalpollinatorday.eventbrite.com

Colonial Crew Revue Debut  – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show debuts at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, St. Augustine. Performing on the Colonial Quarter’s stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933www.colonialquarter.com
Beach Ball at Marineland Dolphin Adventure – A Beach Ball to celebrate the world’s first oceanarium and its rich history in the community takes place from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marinaland. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, dancing and entertainment by Zebbhi Niyah Band. Tickets are $75 per person or $100 per couple. 404-581-4134 www.marineland.net/anniversary75.html
Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 8:45 – 10 p.m and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate. 904-810-1010
Full Moon Fever at the Conch House – The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue from 8 – 11 p.m. weather permitting.   Free Leis for all and a limited Polynesian food menu available. $5 cover charge. The Conch House is located at 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646
Piercing the Darkness – Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Performance begins at6:30 p.m. at Leroy’s Cafe Dinner Theater, 2555 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 and include dinner and a complimentary glass of wine.  904-217-4624
Sunday: June 23
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 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine – the top of the Lighthouse!  This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station, 81 Lighthouse Ave.  Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. Advance ticket purchase required. www.staugustinelighthouse.org 904-829-0745

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