5/29/2013

Music By the Sea, Concerts in the Plaza, Frampton in the Amphitheatre, and Drake's Raid - and THAT'S NOT ALL THIS WEEK!

Wednesday - Sunday: May 29 - June 2
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
 
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 boothas 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 Memendez  http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303
 
What Flows From Spain Exhibit - In recognition of Florida's quincentennial, the St. Augustine Art Association features a special exhibit of the works of Cuban-American artist Elio Beltran. The exhibit, titled What Flows From Spain, includes several large-scale narrative paintings emphasizing Florida's ties to Spain.   The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
 
The American Glass Guild Presents American Glass Now: 2013 - The St. Augustine Art Association will host the second juried American Glass Guild exhibition featuring works by acclaimed stained glass artists.   Admission is free. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday - Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m.www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
Wednesday - Friday: May 29 - 31
StarTrek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience -  World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Wednesday: May 29
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the band Those Guys playing classic rock take 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.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: May 29, 30 & June 1
The Last Reef in 3D - From the makers of Wild Ocean comes an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea.World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.  904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Thursday - Sunday: May 30 - June 2
A Celebration of Nellie's 60th Year -  Nellie, the oldest dolphin in human care, reached the extraordinary age of 60 on February 27th. Throughout this weekend, visitors can celebrate this milestone and enjoy special activities, events and observances of Nellie's 60th year at Marineland Dolphin Adventure -- including the presentation to Nellie of an honorary doctoral degree from Jacksonville University on Thursday at 11 a.m. Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland (18 miles south of St. Augustine). General admission is $9.95 for adults ages 13 and up;$5.95 for children; and $8.95 for seniors.     904-471-1111 www.marineland.net 
Thursday: May 30
Concerts in the Plaza -  Free live concert with The Driftwoods from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine's historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St.  Bring a blanket or chair!
904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com 
Friday - Sunday: May 31 - June 2
Limelight Theatre Presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
A hysterical musical comedy set in a 1950's Catholic School. Performances are Thursday through 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
 
Drake's Raid Encampment at the Fountain of Youth - Sir Francis Drake's raiders open their camp to the public as part of their re-enactment of their 1586 destruction of St. Augustine. Weapons and lifestyle demonstrations along with general gaiety take place throughout the weekend at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park.  The Raid is at 7 p.m. on Saturday in St. Augustine's Plaze de La Contitucion. The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is located at 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Admission $12 adults; $8 children (6-12). Free for St. Johns County residents. 904-829-3168 www.DrakesRaid.com
 
Saturday & Sunday: June 1 & 2
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 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, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 http://legacy.flagler.edu
Saturday: June 1
National Trails Day at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates National Trails Day by offering a guided trail walk at 10 a.m. Join a Park Ranger on a hike through the maritime hammock and estuary while stopping along the way to discuss flora and fauna native to Florida and the history of the area. Regular park entrance fees are $2 per person on bicycle; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $5 per vehicle, up to eight people. 6400 North Oeanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783, www.FloridaStateParks.org
 
Feel the Wheels Benefiting The Children's Museum of St. Johns - The Junior Service League of St. Augustine fundraiser benefiting The Children's Museum of St. Johns takes place in front of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall on the east side of I-95 (exit 318) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore construction vehicles, semi-trucks, service vehicles, boats and much more. A variety of hands-on, children's activities including a Big Wheels course and a remote controlled race car track will provide family fun. Local food vendors will be available. Tickets are $5 for children 3 and up. Adults and children under 3 receive free admission.
 
20th Annual Beach Bash - This annual kick-off to summer takes place at Anastasia State Park, 1340-A SR A1A South, St. Augustine. Activities take place from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and include a scavenger hunt, a sandcastle/sculpture contest, interpretive programs, geo-caching event, kite flying, hands-on kayaking demonstrations and much more. Admission to the park is $8 per vehicle. www.floridastateparks.org/Anastasia 
 
Art Show at the Pier - The First Coast Arts & Crafts Association will present an art show featuring local and regional artists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. 904-669-5950 http://www.firstcoastcrafts.com
 
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument - From 10:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will 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 located at 8635 A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.www.nps.gov/foma   904-471-0116 
 
Florida Heritage Book Festival Workshop "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" - The Florida Heritage Book Festival presents a special workshop from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College, 50 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. The workshop will include children's book genres, publishing options, book parts, illustrations and photographs, book design and printing; awards and reviews; fulfillment and distribution, and marketing. The cost to participate is $70.  www.fhbookfest.com
 
Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park - Park rangers present programs on various topics ranging from sea turtles to star gazing. Programs take place at open-air pavilions with one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops in Northeast Florida as inspiration. Program included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340-A A1A, St. Augustine. 
 
Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration - Features a spectacular sunset across the bay plus dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier, at the west end of Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. Activities are from 3 p.m. - dusk. Admission is free. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com
 
Peter Frampton with The Robert Cray Band - Rock legend Peter Frampton celebrates the 35th anniversary of his multi-platinum album Frampton Comes Alive. Frampton will be accompanied by 5-time Grammy Award Winner Robert Cray. 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are $39.50 to $87.50. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Sunday: June 2
Every Woman's Arts & Crafts Summer Handmade Festival - Women of all ages exhibit their creations at the 15th Annual Every Woman's Arts & Crafts Festival at the St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., rain or shine. Free admission.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
502-378-2113 www.everywomansart.com

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