This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


July 30-August 5, 2018

Monday – Friday, July 30-August 3
In the Mood Harry McCormick Art Exhibition
World-renowned artist Harry McCormick will display his artwork through September 20 at the St. Johns County Administration Building’s Rotunda.  McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 904-209-0530
Monday – Saturday, July 30- August 4
Curatorial Choice: Burnett, Hart & Pierson

This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features works by artist members Margena Burnett, Diane Hart and Cynthia Pierson. The exhibit will be on display through August 11. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Quilt Extravaganza
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features work by Jacque Huber. The exhibit will be on display through August 11. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Monday – Sunday, July 30-August 5
Flagler 50: Celebrating a College and a Preservation Legacy, 1968-2018 Exhibition
This exhibition will open as part of the upcoming repertoire of 50th anniversary celebrations at Flagler College. The exhibition features historic photos and morsels of information about the humble beginnings of the college through today. The exhibition can be accessed in many ways, including via Flagler’s Legacy Tours, through the Florida Stories phone app available for free download, or a newly created 24-page self-guided tour booklet about the historic campus. The booklet is available to pick up in the Rotunda of Ponce de Leon Hall, where the Legacy Tours begin. This special exhibit will be available through May 2019. The cost for the Legacy Tours is $12 for adults and free for youth under age 10 with a paid adult. In the summer, tours are offered daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While school is in session, tours are offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481
Mission: Impossible – Fallout at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. This film premieres on July 26 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Tuesday-Sunday, July 31-August 5
Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association will be transformed into a nature-lover’s paradise with the installation of the ninth annual Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition features an array of unique interpretations of the natural world, including birds and botanicals, marine life and landscapes, wild beasts and endangered species expressed in paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawings, mixed media, glass art, fiber works and more. 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, August 1

Educator’s Tour
Educator’s Tours will be offered during the summer months at the Lightner Museum. August features a 45-minute interactive tour presented by Ellen Morfit, Lightner Museum’s educator and program coordinator, at 10 a.m. The tour titled, The History of the Alcazar Hotel and the Lightner Museum, will use primary source materials (maps and newspaper articles) to trace the history of The Alcazar Hotel and the Lightner Museum. 

Admission into the museum ranges from $15-$8. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874

Music by the Sea Concert
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 Amy Alesia & Soul Operation, and the food is by The Tides Oyster Co. & Grill. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007
Summer Movie Series
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Colonial Oak Music Park have teamed up again 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 Cars III. The Red Train will offer complimentary shuttles from Ripley’s to St. George St. starting at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a pick up on the north end of St. George St. following the film to return to Ripley’s. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs for seating. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-824-1606
Thursday, August 2

Throwback Thursday: Babes in Arms at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe 

A group of vaudevillians struggling to compete with talkies hits the road hoping for a comeback. Frustrated to be left behind, all of their kids put on a show themselves to raise money for the families and to prove they’ve got talent too.This movie will be introduced by local author and film historian Thomas Hischak. The film starts at noon. Tickets are $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736


Concert in the Plaza
Returning for its 28th season in 2018, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 7-9 p.m.  Tonight’s scheduled performance is by The Session. Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004
Thursday & Friday, August 2-3
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It Presented by Apex Theatre Studio
Apex Theatre Studio’s The Bard Bus presents William Shakespeare’s As You Like It in a fun, family friendly, 80-minute fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s pastoral romp re-imagined in the swamps of Palm Valley, Florida. A host of delightful stock characters are recreated as recognizable citizens of the Northeast Florida landscape. It’s a community of surfers, townies, tourists and a punk rock poet. General admission is $10. The performance is at 8 p.m. both days at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine  904-209-0367
Thursday – Sunday, August 2- 5
Ricoh Women’s British Open Week at the Hall of Fame
Visit the Hall of Fame during the Ricoh Women’s British Open week and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame Members who are past champions. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. For more information, visit the website. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4133
Heathers the Musical at the Limelight Theatre
Heathers the Musical at the Limelight Theatre is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal comedy based on the classic 1988 film. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. Please note that this production features heavy adult content, including language, violence and explicit behavior. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164

Friday, August 3

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 many participating galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or on the website. Free Art Walk trains and trolleys are provided by Ripley’s Red Trains and Old Town Trolleys. 832-779-2781
First Friday Art Walk Recital
The music department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine presents the First Friday Art Walk Recital featuring William Douglas playing the organ. Douglas is a talented musician with a particular affinity for accompanying and service playing. The program will include the works of Arcangelo Corelli, Jehan Alain, Alexandre Guilmant and others. The performance begins at 6 p.m. There will be a free-will offering. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806
Audubon Florida Bird Talk
This talk by Audubon Florida takes place at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Art Association. The talk is part of the St. Augustine Art Association’s Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition.

Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310

Friday – Sunday, August 3 -5
The Owl and the Pussycat
The local opera company ventures out of the box, inviting theater lovers to enjoy lighthearted entertainment as its summer benefit. The Friends of First Coast Opera will present a staged reading of the comic play The Owl and the Pussycat at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for the performance are $25, and patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy food and drink specials available from the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 

Saturday, August 4
First Saturday – GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 9 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 program is free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose
Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday each month from 9-11:30 a.m. to be transported back to the 18th century. Learn from the members of the Fort Mose Militia as they practice firing drills and demonstrate how to use historic weapons and show musket-firing drills. There is also a children’s militia training that uses wooden toy muskets. The park is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission into the park is free. Admission into the Visitor Center is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 
Cannon Firing at Fort Matanzas
Join re-enactors at Fort Matanzas to learn a little history and watch the fort’s cannons fire. Boat tours, complete with cannon firings, will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each tour will last about 45 minutes. Ferry boarding passes are required and must be picked up at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center the day of the event. Passes will not be distributed in advance. This event is weather permitting. Admission is free. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-0116 
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 the public and free for spectators. 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
Sunday, August 5
Gateway to Cheese Course
Learn all about cheese in this monthly course hosted by Rype & Readi from 3-4:30 p.m. at its downtown farm market. This month’s cheeses are Swiss and Parmesan.

The class cost is $60. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070

Steel Pulse at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Roots reggae music pioneers Steel Pulse will be live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $38.50 and $36. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
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