5/14/2013

Romanza Week! Music by the Sea Concert! Dolphins, Opera, Boatbuilding, and Alan Jackson!

Monday - Sunday: May 13 - 19
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
  
Romanza Week - Celebration of art and music in the Nation's oldest city features more than 50 productions and presentations by more than 30 organizations to celebrateSt. Augustine's "anniversary years." Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, fashion show, dramatic productions and much more at various locations throughout St. Augustine. Many events are free.   www.RomanzaFL.org
 
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
 
St. Augustine Art Association Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge - The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. 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. Admission is free. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
 
"Deeper-New Works Art Exhibit to Benefit Rikki" - Space:Eight Gallery exhibit opens with all new works by Chip Southworth produced for benefit of Rikke Southworth to aid in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., St. Augustine. The show will run through May 24 with all proceeds from art sales presented to Rikki.   www.spaceeight.com  904-829-2838
Monday and Tuesday: May 13 & 14
The Secret - The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine - Could Jews, fleeing for their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded the City of St. Augustine? This stunning new play by Lee Weaver features this possibility, along with the drama of an ocean crossing, Indian and pirate attacks, religious intolerance and an unforgettable love story. This one-person show covers 50 years in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine are 7:30 p.m.  General admission is $20, $15 for students and groups.  www.OldFloridaMuseum.com 904-824-8874
Wednesday - Sunday: May 15 - 19
StarTrek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience - Sneak Peek of Star Trek Into the Darkness starts at 8 p.m. at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine on Wednesday. The film will be shown till June 13 at the IMAX Theatre.
904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Tuesday: May 14
Benny Goodman Tribute - Dave Bennett Quartet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Advance tickets are $50 for reserved VIP seating and $30 for general admission seating. There is a $5 discount for tickets purchased before the day of the event. A meet the artists "Afterglow" is offered for VIP ticket holders.  www.RomanzaFestivale.com 
 
Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler - The Romanza Festivale and Raintree Restaurant present a special dinner theatre production of "The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler." This exciting show relives the romance and achievements of Henry Flagler "the Founder of Florida Tourism." Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. (suggested arrival time 5:30 p.m.) and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 per person all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased in advance from 2 p.m. daily at The Raintree, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.romanzafestivale.com 
Wednesday: May 15
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 - A free seaside concert featuring Leisure Manplaying classic rock & roll from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. LaStrada Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
 
100 Years of Mark Twain - The Romanza Festivale and Raintree Restaurant present a special dinner theatre production of "100 Years of Mark Twain" starring Robert Gill.  Gill captures America's favorite humorist and his wit and wisdom. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. (suggested arrival time 5:30 p.m.) and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 per person all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased in advance from 2 p.m. daily at The Raintree, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
904-824-7211 www.romanzafestivale.com 
 
Pig Roast at the Fountain of Youth - The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will host a pig roast at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave at 6 p.m. The menu is roast pig, rice and beans, salad, dessert, soft drinks, coffee and tea.   Advance tickets are $22; day of the event $25. A cash bar with wine and beer will be available.  www.staugmaritimeheritage.org 
Thursday: May 16
The Evolution of Dolphin Care and Training - The future of caring for and training of bottlenose dolphins, and how today's Marineland is advancing scientific learning about dolphins in human care will be presented at 6 p.m. at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd.   Admission is free. Guest speakers are William Hurley, VP and Chief Zoological Officer; Michael Hunt, Director of Animal Training, Georgia Aquarium; and Kevin Roberts, Curator of Marine Mammals, Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
 
Twin Sister Concert at The Standard - The Standard will host Twin Sister and their buzzy hypnotic pop cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. Tickets are $10 - $12. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com 
 
First Coast Opera Performs A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening - Features Gilbert & Sullivan favorite songs in a cabaret setting at The Riverview Club, 790 Christina Dr., St. Augustine Shores.  The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $30 at door.  Students with ID $10. 904-417-5555; www.FirstCoastOpera.com
FrIday & Saturday: May 17 & 18
Sea Your History Weekend: The Art of Boatbuilding in the Oldest Port - The Art of Boatbuilding is the theme of a special weekend presentation at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Friday from 3-6 p.m. visitors can help Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks. Saturday at 9 a.m., visitors can meet and work with boat builders as they build a wooden boat from centuries gone by. At 11 a.m., a Smithsonian presentation gives visitors an opportunity to meet some of the people who make the Smithsonian the world's leader in research and exploration. Weekend value pack which includes all 3 events and 2 days at the Lighthouse is $25. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighhouse.org 
 
Riding into History Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance - Riding Into History, one of America's premier motorcycle events, returns to World Golf Village in St. Augustine. On Friday at 10 a.m. there will be a Grand Marshal Historic Ride led by National Champion Racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer, Kevin Scwantz. On Saturday the gates to the Concours d'Elegance open at 10 a.m. Admission is $10. The event will feature hundreds of classic American motorcycles along the Village's Walk of Champions. Vendors, exhibitors and entertainment will be included. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.  World Golf Village is located at I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.ridingintohistory.org 

Saturday: May 18
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour - The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is located at 16 Cordova St. in St. Augustine. board@tolomatocemetery.com  www.tolomatocemetery.com 
 
Castillo By Candlelight - Night tours by candlelight will be from 6 -9 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive. Revisit the events of the Second Seminole War from the eyes of a United States Army Sergeant. Admission is $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 - 15; and free for children 4 and younger. www.nps.gov/casa 
904-829-6506, ext. 233.

Friday: May 17

Alan Jackson Concert - Country music legend and two-time Grammy Award winner Alan Jackson returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, for a special performance at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $60.50 to $86. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com 
 
Sunday: May 19
Taste of the Beach - Annual 'taste-fest' with the crowd and judges selecting the coveted "Best of the Beach" restaurant at the end of the evening. Admission is free and taste tickets sell for $1 each. The Taste of St. Augustine Beach takes place from noon - 6 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
 
7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival - Keepers of the Coast host the 7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival from noon - 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez. The family-oriented festival will feature live music, conservation and wildlife education tables, arts and craft vendors, a silent auction, food and beverages and "Keeper's Cove," an interactive children's program that includes an obstacle course mimicking the conservation challenges sea turtle face. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person and all proceeds fund annual local beach clean-up efforts and summer education programs. www.keepersofthecoast.org  904-687-7694
 
St. Augustine Community Chorus presents Two Titans of Classicism - Under the direction of Dr. Theodore K. Matthews, the St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform Haydn's Te Deum and Mozart's Requiem. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $5 for Students.  www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org

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