This Week in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra


This Week in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra

May 31, 2016 

Tuesday – Friday, May 31 – June 3
Between Here and There Exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
See the Shannon Estlund exhibition focusing on the individual’s relationship to place, titled “Between Here and There,” at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. The artist, a Jacksonville native, works between painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. Estlund’s paintings pay particular attention to un-idealized natural places that are “readily accessible but often overlooked.” The paintings reference these spaces through a combination of lushly saturated color often juxtaposed with works that have a muted, more somber palate. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. 904-826-8530
Tuesday – Sunday, May 31 – June 5
IMAX 3D Alice Through the Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Admission is $13 for adults; $12 for students/seniors/military; $10 for children (age 3-12); free for children under 3. Call or visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.
Wednesday, June 1
Lightner Museum Curator Tours
Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Lightner Museum. Regular admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. 75 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2874
Music by the Sea Concert
Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7 – 9 p.m. This week’s featured performer is Take Cover. Starting at 6 p.m. the Seafood Kitchen will offer dinners as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
Summer Movie By the Bay

Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions presents this free summer movie series at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. This week’s movie is “Inside Out.” 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-824-1606

Thursday, June 2
Concert in the Plaza
From 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday night through September 1, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance features The Driftwoods. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-1004
Kevin Smith’s Teen-Comedy “Yoga Hosers” Pre-Release Screening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents filmmaker, actor, comedian Kevin Smith and a special pre-release screening of his brand new teen-comedy “Yoga Hosers.” Produced by StarStream Entertainment and SmodCo Pictures, the film starring Lily Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith is the second installment of Smith’s True North Trilogy, which premiered at Sundance this year. The film also features Austin Butler, Tyler Posey, Ralph Garman, Jason Mewes and Johnny Depp. After the film screening, there will be an exciting question and answer opportunity with Kevin Smith live in person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $39 reserved seating. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Thursday – Sunday, June 2 – 5
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show
This juried exhibition features new works by the “best of the best” – award winning artists from the past three years. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310
Friday, June 3
Garden Walk
Visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on the First Friday of every month for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens. Meet in the garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and wear comfortable shoes. The tour will last approximately one hour. Admission into the park is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast. 386-446-6783
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 more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries). Plus, free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer free transportation throughout downtown for the art walk. 832-779-2781
New Artists, Different Mediums Celebrate Summer at Plum Gallery
Plum Gallery presents three spectacular artists to kick off the summer season during First Friday Artwalk from 5 – 9 p.m. The show features the precise photographic images of Lenny Foster along with the painters Alma Castro and Gary Borse. Admission is free. 10 Aviles Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-0069
Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4
Drake’s Raid
The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, and his raiders return to St. Augustine for an authentic re-creation of the 1586 sack of the city. Join Drake and his raiders on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 16th century-style military encampment at the Fountain of Youth Park (regular park admission applies). There will be drills, demonstrations and living history interpretations. The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the old city, beginning at the City Gate on Orange Avenue and ending in the Plaza de la Constitución. 904-824-9823
Friday – Sunday, June 3 – 5
Laundry & Bourbon, Lone Star (Two One-Act Comedies) at the Limelight Theatre
Laundry & Bourbon centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives, Elizabeth, Hattie and Amy Lee whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for. Lone Star is set in the cluttered backyard of a small Texas bar with Elizabeth’s macho husband, Roy, who just returned from Vietnam with tales of war and amorous exploits. This show is two one-act plays. The first will be on the Matuza Main Stage with assigned seating, and the second will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre with general admission seating. This show is adult-only. Tickets are $26 general admission; $24 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine. 904-825-1164
Saturday, June 4
4th Annual Fort Mose Historical Society Golf Tournament             
Join the Fort Mose Historical Society for its annual golf tournament at Cimarron Golf & Country Club. Registration and practice is from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. A shotgun start scramble is at 8:30 a.m. The awards reception and buffet lunch is at 1 p.m. Registration per golfer is $100 and $400 per team. 2800 Cimmarrone Boulevard, Jacksonville. 904-823-2232
GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike
Starting at 8:30 a.m. this guided cultural hike 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 programs are free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500
Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose 
Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. of each month to be transported back to the 18th Century. The members of the Fort Mose Militia come together to practice their firing drills, teach new Militia members historic weapons use and safety, and more. Visitors will experience historic weapons demonstrations, including musket firing drills. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the children’s militia training using wooden toy muskets and authentic uniform accessories. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission into the park is free. Admission into the Visitor Center is $2 per adult; youth under 6 are free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas
From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free, including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-0116
VIP All Things Chocolate Tasting Tour
Experience an indulgent walking tour of St. Augustine’s historic district where you will get to experience the most unique chocolate selections that our Nation’s oldest city has to offer. You’ll explore unique culinary venues and “foodie” hotspots to sample delicious chocolate in all forms, including wine, sauces, toppings, dips, desserts and much more. You’ll also learn about the history of St. Augustine from our licensed, professional guide as you explore several historic points of interest. This two-hour walking tour departs from Tour St. Augustine at 1 p.m. The cost is $59 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-0087
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; free for spectators. Participants must have own horse. Participation fees are $15 for St. Johns County Horse Council members and $25 for non-members. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races take place from 4 – 7 p.m. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton. 904-209-0332
Sunday, June 5 

Alejandro Escovedo at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer, is pleased to welcome alt-country rock hero Alejandro Escovedo. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody,Escovedo has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399
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