This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


January 22, 2018
Nights of Lights Runs Nightly in St. Augustine
Click here for information about the many 
Nights of Lights Tours and Events through January 31   
Monday – Sunday,  January 22-28
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times Exhibition – Extended through February 4
Immerse yourself in fashion and history in this acclaimed exhibition at the Lightner Museum. Dressing Downton™, a display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey®, is elegantly displayed in the museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for college students and seniors, $10 for 12-17-year-olds, and free for youth under age 12. The ticket cost includes entry to the museum. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874
Monday – Saturday, January 22-27
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Exhibition
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to announce A Tondo for Rajon Rondo, an exhibition of recent work by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including video, photography and sculpture. The exhibition will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum located at 48 Sevilla St. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Admission into the museum is free. 904-826-8530
Tuesday – Sunday, January 23-28
Faces & Figures Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association presents this exhibition that showcases works of the human form. The works may include portraits, statues, busts and other forms. 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
Wednesday, January 24
River-to-Sea Preserve Trail Walk
Take a free guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and learn how Native Americans lived in the area. An interpretive guide will share information about the indigenous plants throughout the trail. The trail is located near the GTM Field Office sign, just south of Marineland Dolphin Adventure (across from the ocean). The guide will begin the tour at 9 a.m. from the parking lot. Call for reservations. 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast 904-823-4500
Ideas & Images Series at Flagler College
Laurie Stoff from Arizona State University will share a talk titled American Women and the Russian Revolution – Then and Now. Stoff’s research mainly focuses on the intersections of gender and war, specifically, Russian women and the Great War. The event is at Flagler College’s Flagler Room in Ponce de Leon Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481
They Might Be Giants at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall announces the return of quirky Alternative Pop group They Might Be Giants. The members of They Might Be Giants have been delivering highly energetic, highly melodic and highly imaginative music for more than 30 years. They write, record and perform continuously. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 and $20. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Wednesday – Sunday, January 24-28
The Venardos Circus at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday through February 10 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit the website for show time details. Admission ranges from $35-$15. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Thursday, January 25
Maze Runner: The Death Cure at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Thomas searches for a cure to a virus that turns people into rampaging zombies. This film is showing at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame and premieres on January 25. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Matanzas Inlet Guided Walk                
Presented by the GTM Research Reserve and the National Park Service, participants are invited to explore nature through this free, guided interpretive walk around Matanzas Inlet from 9:30-11 a.m. The walk offers participants an explanation of the changing shoreline, tidal flats, beaches, dunes, vegetation and the natural movement of the sand. Bring cameras and binoculars. Meet the guide at the western parking lot on A1A just north of the Inlet Bridge and the Town of Marineland. Call or visit the website for reservations. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500
Walk Through Time
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the County Cultural Resource Coordinator to offer a new and exciting program on the history of Butler Beach at Frank B. Butler Park East. Take a walk back in time and learn about the important cultural and ecological history of this unique area. This event is from 10-11:30 a.m. Please make a reservation by phone or e-mail. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Throwback Thursday: The Philadelphia Story at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. 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
Lee Weaver Performance at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Lee Weaver, St. Augustine’s own actor/playwright, presents The Solution. This event takes place at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 7 p.m. Call for reservations and information. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-687-8779
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The hugely popular showman and contemporary Country rocker Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will return to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in support of their brand new album, Way Out West. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $59-$39. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Thursday – Sunday, January 25-28
Fool for Love
A classic show with a twist. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love is a western based in the Mojave Desert. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. Performance times at the Limelight Theatre are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is a preview day on January 18. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Friday, January 26
Beginner’s Saltwater Fishing Workshop
The Saltwater Fishing Workshop takes place at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by phone. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783
Walk on the Wild Side
This walk at Anastasia State Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. starts out on the beautiful shoreline, continues up through the sand dunes and travels along the boardwalk over the salt marsh. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in the beach parking lot at the end of the main park road. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The walk is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033
Mason Jennings at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the return of rootsy indie folk musician Mason Jennings. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $39 and $36. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Friday & Saturday, January 26 & 27
Cultural Center Juried Artist Member Exhibition
This juried exhibition is populated by works of art of all mediums created by the artist members of The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach904-280-0614
Friday – Sunday, January 26-28
Old City Pirate Fest 2018
Presented by the St. Augustine Swashbucklers, Old City Pirate Fest 2018 features musical performances, family friendly activities and all things pirate at the Colonial Quarter. Visit the website for a schedule of performances and events. Admission ranges from $7-$2. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine
Saturday, January 27
Matanzas 5K & Fun Run
This race takes participants throughout downtown St. Augustine along the Matanzas River through the historic city and ends at Castillo Drive. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the free fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $35-$30. The race starts next to Francis Field. Registration and additional information is available through the website. 29 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine
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 takes place in the Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
River Blessing
The River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park is from 9-11 a.m. The River Blessing is spiritual but non-religious and is inspired by first nation’s teachings. The Matanzas and St. Johns River Keepers will be present to speak about the river and offer inspirational words. Drums are welcome for a simple heartbeat during the blessing. The purpose of the event is to give thanks to the river and show gratefulness for its existence. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348
Beluthahatchee Open House
Free tours of Beluthahatchee Park will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This site has the distinct honor of being the only site that is a National Literary Landmark that honors two writers, Stetson Kennedy and Woody Guthrie. Learn about the friendship shared between these two amazing men and tour Stetson Kennedy’s home. 1523 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0348
Black Violin at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Classically trained hip-hop artists Black Violin combines classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre often described as “classical boom.” There will be two performances – one at 4 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $50-$30. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 5-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night 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. 904-829-6831
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra Presented by EMMA Concert Association
EMMA Concert Association presents the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra was established in 1926 and has performed throughout the world and with many world-renowned conductors and soloists. Admission is $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800
Sunday, January 28
Last Sunday – Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month at the Limelight Theatre, enjoy live music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-8 p.m. on stage in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. This month’s performance is by Kenny Yarbrough & Southern Tide. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Yonder Mountain String Band at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall announces the return of Colorado-based high-energy, progressive bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $34.50 and $29.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
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