3/28/2013

San Agustin SOL Festival, Peter Frampton, Billy Idol, Chicago, and Third Day

at our beautiful St. Augustine Amphitheatre:

Newly Announced Shows:




SAN AGUSTIN SOL FESTIVAL  * FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013


"FRAMPTON'S GUITAR CIRCUS" PETER FRAMPTON  WITH THE ROBERT CRAY BAND 
& MORE SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 

BILLY IDOL * 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013


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UPCOMING SHOWS:

CHICAGO * 
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
THIRD DAY * 
WITH COLTON DIXON & JOSH WILSON 
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013



3/27/2013

Next Week's Commemorative Events: 500 years!

Next Week's Commemorative Events       
Next week marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing on Florida's shore. Florida's Historic Coast has a full schedule of events, all of which are FREE and open to the public:  
 
April 2: Dedication of GTM NERR Ponce de Leon 30°8´ Historical Site
This permanent addition to our visitor experience recognizes the only surviving navigational reading of Ponce de Leon's "Journey of Discovery," taken the day prior to his landing on April 3, 1513, when he claimed La Florida for Spain. The site, at a position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude, is between St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, and the event from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. will include dedication of an official historical marker, interpretive signage and a 15' statue of Ponce de Leon peering over the dunes. Location: GTM NERR North Beach Access Parking Lot, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 
April 3: Commemorative Reenactment of the Landing of Juan Ponce de Leon
Along St. Augustine's historic downtown bay front, a colorful ceremony of Ponce de Leon's landing in Florida on April 3, 1513, will be presented by authentically-clad historic reenactors. Additional activities will take place throughout the day.  Schedule (subject to change) 9 a.m Ponce comes ashore at north base of Bridge of Lions, plants a flag for Spain. Procession to the Ponce de Leon statue in the roundabout east of the Plaza de la Constitucion. 10 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony at statue with local, state and international dignitaries.

April 3: Juan Ponce de Leon Commemorative Mass
Ponce de Leon's historic landing will be celebrated with a special mass conducted at St. Augustine's Cathedral Basilica. An exact replica of the baptismal font in which Ponce was baptized will be installed in the Cathedral Basilica, to serve as a functional baptismal font for the church. 11 a.m. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, Fl 32084

April 3: Unveiling of the 2013 La Florida Postage Stamp
The United State Postal Service will be unveiling the 2013 La Florida postage stamp at 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Dignitaries, historians and USPS service will present an exciting program and unveil the latest postage stamp that will honor and celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de Leon's discovery of La Florida.  

April 6 & 7: Ponce de Leon Celebration: La Fiesta de la Florida
Weekend-long revival of St. Augustine's Ponce de Leon celebration that began in 1883. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on April 6 with a re-enactment on the bayfront of Ponce de Leon's 1513 discovery and naming of La Florida. A ceremony will follow at the Ponce de Leon statue at the east end of the Plaza de la Constitucion. Re-enactors representing 500 years of Florida history will appear during festivities continuing until 10 p.m. The celebrations on both days will take place at the Ribera House, 22 St. George Street and Arrivas House, 46 St. George Street. Latin food, historic military demonstrations by the Historic Florida Militia, folkloric dancers from Hispanic countries and other live entertainment will be featured. On April 7, the festivities begin on St. George Street at 11 a.m. with a performance of "Dancing With the Sun" by the pre-Columbian dancers Xochitalpan.   The day's entertainment includes Lucero Bernal with traditional Mariachi-style music; Latin American folkloric groups Raices de Colombia, Fuego Flamenco; Raices de mi Tierra Puerto Rico; San Patricio Mexican Dancers and Belly Flamenco Dancers; "Taste of the Fuego Flamenco"; Blue Lotus belly dancing; guitar performances and special appearances by Don Juan Ponce de Leon (portrayed by Fr. Gilbert Medina) and Miss Ponce de Leon (portrayed by Raisa La Rosa, the reigning Miss Mundo Latina). Free admission to all events.  Info 904-460-2741 
 

3/26/2013

Peter Frampton and Robert Cray on stage June 1 | StAugustine.com

Peter Frampton and Robert Cray on stage June 1 | StAugustine.com

Easter Parade, Uptown Sat Night, Living History at Local Parks - So Much To Do This Week!

Monday through Sunday: March  25 - 31
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

Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum - The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings are featured as a special exhibit at The Lightner Museum through May 1. Moore was an American painter, traveler, journalist, photographer and composer who used St. Augustine for many of his landscape watercolor subjects. He visited the ancient city in 1895 along with other members of his artistic and eccentric family. The Lightner Museum, located at 75 King Street, is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is adults $10; Active military with ID $6; College students and young people 12-18 $5; Children under 12 (with adult) free; St. John's County residents are free. 904-824-2874  

Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far - The St. Augustine Art Association hosts a visual travelogue of the places and diverse cultures lost and found on planet Earth. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.staaa.org  904-824-2310

"Negro Y Blanco" Art Exhibit at Space Eight - Exhibition of black and white creations by artist Anthony Ausgang. Titled "Negro Y Blanco," the exhibit takes place at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., in St. Augustine. www.spaceeight.com  904-829-2838
Monday - Friday: March 25 - 29
What Could Be Exhibition - Artist Anna von Mertens' What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. The artist meticulously translates empirical data about subjects as far ranging as energy in nuclear explosions to auras in historical paintings into paintings, hand-dyed and hand-stitched fabrics. The gallery will host the exhibition through April 12. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays noon to 4 p.m. www.flagler.edu/crispellert


Tuesday: March 26
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse - Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine - the top of the Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. Advance ticket purchase required.   www.staugustinelighthouse.org  904-829-0745
Wednesday: March 27
Full Moon Sail on Schooner Freedom - Celebrate the arrival of spring with a moonlight cruise aboard the Schooner Freedom. This full moon was known to Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because they considered it to be the last full moon of the winter. The ground was thawing and the earthworms as well as their predators, the robins would appear. Complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine are included in the cost of $35 per person. The Schooner will depart at 8:45 p.m. from St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez and return at 10 p.m. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

Human Follies Art Exhibit - A special opening event for the new Peter Cerreta art exhibit will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the 233 West King art gallery, located at 233 West King Street in St. Augustine. Cerreta will be present to answer questions about how he is able to capture the humor and spirit of his characters depicted in Human Follies. Admission is free. A portion of Old City Life Magazine subscriptions from the event will be donated to the Bailey Family Center for Caring. 904-217-7470.
Thursday: March 28 
Spring Break Eco-Style - Cruise the Matanzas River aboard St. Augustine Eco tour's Explorer boat while a certified Naturalist provides fascinating details about local marine wildlife. The tour departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez Ave at 10 a.m., 12, 2 & 4 p.m. on the even hour, and costs $40 per person. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

Friday: March 29
Good Friday Sailing Excursion - Traverse the picturesque waters of the Intercoastal Waterway on this 2-hour tour aboard an incredibly stable 27' catamaran. An experienced Coast Guard Certified Captain serves as the guide for this enjoyable and authentic sailing experience that also teaches about the marine wildlife that call St. Augustine home. The tour departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez Ave. at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m. $45/adults and $30/kids. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

Capture International Video Art Exhibit - The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host a free, one-night exhibition of video art at 7 p.m. at Sevilla St. Ryan Tempro, Bachelor of Fine Art and Graphic Design student, along 48 with Patrick Moser, Chair of the Department of Art and Design, have co-organized Capture, which will include selected video-based works by various United States and abroad artists. Info: 904-826-8530;www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Thursday - Sunday: March 28 -31
Limelight Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker - Richard Nash's play about the Curry family and their hopes of a marriage and rain during the American Depression Era. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place 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
Saturday: March 30
Living History Days at Fort Mose - From 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., volunteers in period clothing offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past at the site of the first, legally-sanctioned, free black community in the United States. Program is weather permitting. Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

Authors, Artists & Exploration - A celebration of St. Augustine's local authors and artists at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A suggested donation of $3 per person to the exhibit will benefit the St. Johns Cultural Council. The museum will be having an Easter Egg Hunt, and the unveiling of  the latest addition to the museum; The Ship!   Admission to the museum is $5.50 and includes the egg hunt.  www.fortmenendez.com   904-824-8874

Timucua Indians at Faver-Dykes - Faver-Dykes State Park hosts stories about the Timucuan Indians from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.   See a 1500's Timucuan Camp and experience the food, clothing and shelter of these amazing people first hand. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl or starting a fire using a bow and drill.   This adventure takes place from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. with regular admission ($5 per vehicle) to the park located at 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, St. Augustine. 904-794-0997 www.floridastateparks.org/faverdykes

Uptown Saturday Night - From 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shop on St. Augustine's San Marco Ave. between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. 904-823-9263.


Sunday: March 31
Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service - The Church at Vilano and Christian Communion of St. Augustine/Vilano will host the 13th Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service. The 45 minute beach service will feature songs, dance, drama and a brief message about the joy and hope of the Christian experience. The worship service is at 7 a.m. with meditational music at 6:30 a.m. Park on the beach, street, or at Publix. Bring chairs and blankets.
904-808-8304 www.facebook.com/churchatvilano

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service - Greet the Easter sunrise with thousands of worshippers at Crescent Beach.  The program, presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church, begins at 7:15 a.m. on the beach with special music and an inspiring message. 904-794-7777

St. Augustine Easter Promenade - Annual event featuring locals and visitors alike promenading through in their Easter finery. Prizes are awarded for prettiest hats, largest family, family from farthest away, best-dressed animals and more. The promenade takes place in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion at 12:30 p.m. 904-829-2333

Annual St. Augustine Easter Parade - Features marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny, the Royal Family and the city's carriage horses wearing hats donated by nationally-recognized women. The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Mission of Nombre de Dios and winds through downtown St. Augustine. Trophies will be presented in four categories. 904-829-2333


3/21/2013

April 3, 2013 - Ponce de Leon Arrives...Again!

Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon Lands on Florida's Shore on State's 500th Anniversary
        
St. Augustine, Fla. (March 21, 2013) --Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon will set foot on Florida's shore 500 years to the day of his original discovery of La Florida.    

What: St. Augustine, Fla. will mark the day that Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon came ashore in Florida to plant the flag for Spain 500 years ago. A full-fledged colorful re-enactment of the landing of Ponce de Leon and his crew will be heralded with cannon fire, musket drills, a commemorative mass and the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service's La Florida stamp recognizing Florida's 500th anniversary.

When: April 3, 2013, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: St. Augustine, Florida's bay front and historic downtown area.

Why: Florida's Historic Coast - St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra - remains the only documented location for Juan Ponce de Leon's 1513 voyage. The only surviving navigational fix from the journey was taken at noon on April 2, 1513, putting his fleet at a position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude. That position is north of today's St. Augustine and just south of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Additional event: Tuesday, April 2, a permanent addition to recognize the only navigational reading recorded of Ponce de Leon's "Journey of Discovery" at a position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude will be held at noon at the North Beach Access parking lot for Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on AIA in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. A 15-foot statue of Ponce de Leon, state historical marker and interpretive signage will be unveiled to the public.

To download photos of St. Augustine and historic reenactments click here.  
Download related press releases.  Who is Ponce?  500th Anniversary Calendar 

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Bob Dylan tickets on sale March 22 | StAugustine.com

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May 3-5, 2013!

Claire Lynch, Nouveaux Honkies headline Folk Festival | StAugustine.com

3/19/2013

Art Exhibits, Music, Chalk Festival, Theatre, Grand Muster, Blessing of the Fleet, and More!

Monday through Sunday: March 18 - 24
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

Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum - The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings are featured as a special exhibit at The Lightner Museum through May 1. Moore was an American painter, traveler, journalist, photographer and composer who used St. Augustine for many of his landscape watercolor subjects. He visited the ancient city in 1895 along with other members of his artistic and eccentric family. The Lightner Museum, located at 75 King Street, is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is adults $10; Active military with ID $6; College students and young people 12-18 $5; Children under 12 (with adult) free; St. John's County residents are free. 904-824-2874  

Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far - The St. Augustine Art Association hosts a visual travelogue of the places and diverse cultures lost and found on planet Earth. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.staaa.org  904-824-2310

"Negro Y Blanco" Art Exhibit at Space Eight - Exhibition of black and white creations by artist Anthony Ausgang. Titled "Negro Y Blanco," the exhibit takes place at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., in St. Augustine. www.spaceeight.com  904-829-2838
Monday - Friday: March 18 - 22
What Could Be Exhibition - Artist Anna von Mertens' What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. The artist meticulously translates empirical data about subjects as far ranging as energy in nuclear explosions to auras in historical paintings into paintings, hand-dyed and hand-stitched fabrics. The gallery will host the exhibition through April 12. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays noon to 4 p.m. www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Monday: March 18
Periphery Concert - Metal band Periphery performs at 8 p.m. at The Standard, 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Their self-title album debuted in 2010 and their latest album "This Time Its Personal" was released in July. Sleight of Mind and The Winter will open for Periphery. Tickets are $13. www.thestandardfl.com
Friday: March 22
Yo Gabba Gabba Live! - State-of-the-art production and interactive experience for kids and adults of all ages. Hip-hop legend Biz Markie joins the cast for this tour titled "Get the Sillies Out." Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A. Tickets are $45, $35, and $25. www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-471-1965
Friday, Saturday & Saturday: March 22, 23 & 24
St. Augustine Chalk Walk Festival
This St. Augustine 450th Anniversary event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday with a Chalk Walk party. Then, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, more than 70 artists will use the 500-year old art form of chalking to express St. Augustine's Spanish Colonial heritage on the sidewalks between the Historic Downtown Parking Facility and the Visitor Information Center at 10 West Castillo Dr. Cash prizes will be presented for the best sidewalk creations. This is a free event for people of all ages to participate and create. Sunday is a full day of public viewing ending with a sidewalk washing. www.staugustinechalkwalk.com

Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton Baskin in Unguarded Moments -Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' search for a good marriage after her divorce is the theme of this play presented in the Flagler Room of Flagler College, 74 King Street in St. Augustine. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are $20. 904-710-1782.

Limelight Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker - Richard Nash's play about the Curry family and their hopes of a marriage and rain during the American Depression Era. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place 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 

Saturday: March 23
Garden + History Tour of Washington Oaks Gardens - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Ranger Dixon will share a stroll through the formal Gardens and provide the history of the Washington Oaks Historic District from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ranger Dixon will share her passion about the various flowers, plants, and butterfly species that the park has to offer. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. The park is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL. www.FloridaStatePark.orgs/

Artbreakers 2013 Music & Art Festival - "Back to the 70's" themed event will feature a 90-minute performance by Derek St. Holmes, the original lead vocalist for the Ted Nugent Band. The event also features a silent auction, prizes for the best 70's attire and the Cancer Support Services and Info Tent. The event is a fund raiser for Artbreakers -- a non-profit organization supporting St. Johns County cancer patients. The event takes place 5:30 p.m. at Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 each. www.artbreakers.org  904-599-2551

Spanish Garrison's Grand Muster - St. Augustine's Spanish Garrison conducts a colorful grand muster from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Activities and an encampment depicting 18th century Spanish military arts and garrison take place throughout the day at the Colonial Quarter and Castillo de San Marcos. At 8 p.m., the Garrison's Torchlight Parade begins at the Castillo and ends at the Governor's Palace on the Plaza. Visitors are invited to follow the parade. www.staugustinegarrison.com

Kayaking Old City Style - Guided 2-hour eco tour provides a unique perspective of the historic Castillo de San Marcosand gorgeous views of the bay front. An interpretive guide identifies wildlife along the way and explains local salt marsh ecology. No experience necessary. Stable tandem kayaks make the paddle enjoyable for all. The tour costs $40/paddler. Tours depart at 10 a.m. from St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245  www.staugustineecotours.com

Saturday & Sunday: March 23 & 24
Old Town Art & Craft Show - Celebrate spring at this juried art and fine craft show featuring outstanding artists and craftsmen from St. Augustine and around the country. Features the very best from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings - and much more! Show hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. Held at Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. Free admission. 904-794-0084 www.OldTownArtShow.com

Sunday: March 17
Blessing of the Fleet - In an annual event dating back to St. Augustine's earliest history, watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft - all decorated with flags and bunting --receive this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de La Constitucionto the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  904-824-9725 www.sayc2000.com

Emma Concert Series: Dance Alive National Ballet - Dance Alive, featuring an international roster of award-winning dancers, performs at 2 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30.  www.EmmaConcerts.com  904-797-2800

3/13/2013

Bob Dylan. St. Augustine Amphitheatre. May 5, 2013. 'Nuff Said.


ON SALE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
BOB DYLAN
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
ST AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
BOB DYLAN EMB 
Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter and popular culture figure for over fifty years. Dylan has released 46 albums, which combined have sold over 110 million records worldwide. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards including multiple Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Paseo Pastel St. Augustine Chalk Walk Mar 23-24

Paseo Pastel - St. Augustine Chalk Walk Takes Place March 22-23
        
St. Augustine, Fla. (March 13, 2013) -- The inaugural Paseo Pastel St. Augustine Chalk Walk in downtown St. Augustine, Fla., will be held Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. This art event is free to the public and will be held on the sidewalks of the promenade in and around the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.  

Artist Lee Jones
The theme of the event is "Celebrating St. Augustine's Heritage" in recognition of the state's 500th anniversary. Through chalking, artists will illustrate St. Augustine's rich historical tapestry. Featured artist Lee Jones, Orlando, will be joined by 70 artists, art educators and students to create a colorful outdoor canvas.  

Children can create their own chalk designs at the Kid's Corner sponsored by the Children's Museum of the St. Johns. Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 23
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Chalking5:30 p.m. Cash Prizes Awarded

Sunday, March 24
All day public stroll and viewing, sidewalk washing 4 p.m.

Visit www.staugustinechalkwalk.com for information. This event is produced by the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) and is presented by the City of St. Augustine as a 450th Signature Event.     

3/12/2013

Art Exhibits, St. Patrick's Day & Matchbox Twenty!

Monday through Sunday: March 11-17
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit - www.picassoartandarena.com   904-825-1000

Hotel Ponce De Leon Carrere & Hastings Blueprint Exhibit - http://www.ponce125.com 
904-829-6481

Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum -  904-824-2874

Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far -  http://www.staaa.org  904-824-2310
Monday - Friday: March 11 - 15
What Could Be Exhibition - Artist Anna von Mertens' What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Tuesday: March 12
Hotel Ponce de Leon Anniversary Lecture - Dr. Alan Woolfolk presents a lecture titled "The Rise of the Wasp Establishment." 
Reservations call 904-819-6282  www.ponce125.com 
Wednesday: March 13
Ecology Boat Tour - Board an exquisitely stable explorer boat for a front row seat to see historic sites and amazing animals that call this area home. Learn about dolphin behavior and get a the chance to listen to their underwater communication.   The tour departs at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com 
Thursday: March 14
Discover First America Series "Revolt in Revolutionary War St. Augustine" - A colorful and exciting look at life in loyalist Florida.  Sponsored by the Colonial Quarter, this program is part of the 500th Commemoration of Ponce de Leon's discovery of La Florida and takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. Admission is free.  www.StAugustine-450.com

Sunset Sail - The Schooner Freedom hosts a sunset sail with local musician Scott Sweet of Grampa's Music playing an acoustic set live on board. The 2-hour sail will depart at 6:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $45 per adult. It will include complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine. 904-810-1010
www.schoonerfreedom.com
Friday: March 15  
 
Music Walk on the Boulevard - From 5-9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, local businesses on St. Augustine's Anastasia Boulevard host a special event featuring live music and drink specials at restaurants along the boulevard which begins at the east end of the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini and Gas restaurants (9, 108, 113 and 200 Anastasia Blvd.) along with local boutiques host the event. 904-201-6300
Friday & Saturday: March 15 & 16 
 
Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail - Explore one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine, The Old Jail, with 2Ghouls Events. Hear sinister accounts of life inside the Victorian prison. Conduct your own investigation with professional equipment. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Old Jail, 167 San Marcos Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $80 per person. 904-671-5010

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Pub Tour - Informative and interactive guided St. Patty's Pub Crawl of St. Augustine. The two-hour walking tour stops at 4 or 5 venues for tastings and a stop at an award-winning micro-brewery where the master brewer will share fun facts about brewing beer, The tour, including beer samples, is $49 per person. www.thetastingtours.com
 904-386-5482

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company - This world-class flamenco troupe performs at 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors/military; and $10 students. www.StAugAmphitheatre.com  904-471-1965
Friday & Sunday: March 15 & 17 
 
Nobody In My Family Ever Wore A Kilt - A comedy everyone will enjoy.....Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more.    www.fortmenendez.com  904-824-8874
Saturday: March 16
R.I.P - Ripley's Investigates the Paranormal  - Join Ripley's Investigators of the Paranormal and  between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm as Ripley's St. Augustine kicks off its new paranormal tours.  Ripley's will hold free tutorials on how to utilize paranormal investigative equipment - including laser grids, infrared ID digital thermometers, EMF meters and e-smog scouts, which detect electromagnetic fields and produce sound equivalents.  There will be lots of music, fun, ticket giveaways and an appearance by Mr. X, a mysterious guest with a haunting past at Ripley's Castle Warden. Ripley's is located at 19 San Marco Avenue.www.findmrX.com. 904-824-1606
 
Celtic Pub Crawl  - Beat the rush and start the celebrations early! Join St. Augustine City Walks for a fun Celtic themed version of the original, world-famous St. Augustine Pub Crawl. You'll explore all the hot-spots and drink with new friends, while learning about Celtic history and its heritage right here in St. Augustine. Tour begins at 2 p.m. $39 pp all-inclusive. Space is limited. www.StAugustineCityWalks.com    904-825-0087

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 

Sunday: March 17
Matchbox Twenty Concert - Five-time Grammy Award nominee Matchbox Twenty performs at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. This tour celebrates the group's blockbuster album NORTH. Tickets range from $39.50 to $75. Info:www.StAugAmphitheatre.com  904-471-1965