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

5/26/2013

Complimentary Dessert

The St. Francis Inn (Member of the Inns of Elegance) Partners with Select Local Restaurants 
Result: Complimentary Dessert for 2 at Some of the City’s Best Culinary Spots!

Be sure to ask for your Exclusive Dessert Coupon when you stay at the St. Francis Inn.  This will entitle you to a lovely dessert for 2 with the purchase of any 2 regularly-priced entrees at any of the following restaurants!

Bayfront Breezes!
O.C. White’s / 118 Avenida Menendez /904.824.0808
Enjoy the bayfront breeze while sitting beneath the softly-lit, jasmine-covered arbor or retreat inside this quaint and cozy bayfront spot. The menu features homemade crab cakes, fresh grouper, fresh shrimp, lobster and crab, choice steaks, homemade chowder, chicken, and pasta dishes. Highlights include: Outdoor dining and entertainment, full bar, and Sunday Brunch are among the perks of this place!

Meehan’s  Irish Pub & Seafood House / 20 Avenida  Menendez / 904.810.1919
Meehan’s menu features a fresh approach to Irish Cuisine as well as local seafood favorites. Fried oysters, oyster stew, shrimp baskets, drunken clams, and “omg” a seafood tower with a combination of only the freshest seafood from Molly Malone’s Cart – oysters, clams, chilled mussels, lump crab meat salad, chilled Irish stout shrimp  served with Sriracha Aioli, gazpacho cocktail sauce, and mango-poblano chutney! Fresh mahi-mahi, smoked salmon flatbread, hand-cut Irish chips tossed in garlic, parsley, black pepper, and parmesan;  rib eye steak, bangers and mash, steak and  stout pie! Reubens and burgers! Desserts? Jameson infused Brioche, custardcereme topped with rich caramel s sauce; mint crème chocolate mousse; Irish crème brulée; key lime pie; and cheesecake! Can’t believe it? See for yourself!

French Flare
Bistro de Leon / 12 Cathedral Place / 904.810.2100
No stranger to the best, fifth-generation Chef Jean-Stephane is a member of the exclusive Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, a French fraternity of only 100 members led by legend Paul Bocuse (a French chef based in Lyon famous for his upper echelon restaurants and innovative approach to cuisine). On Bistro’s dinner menu you’ll find dishes like roasted camembert served over new potatoes with lardon and walnuts; original Lyon’s gratinated onion soup with croutons and Swiss cheese; and escargot a la bourguignonne.

Ethnic & Eclectic
Casa Maya / 22 Hypolita Street / 904.823.0787
Casa Maya is known for its “Ethic & Eclectic” mix of old and new Latin-inspired recipes that make the best lunch in town while dining inside or outside beneath the shade-trees or on the balcony. Their culinary team of five will wow you with their menu choices like the Yucatan  Salad  (organic mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomato, fresh mozzarella gourmet cheese, shredded carrots, and organic balsamic dressing; Mayan Soup with vegetable broth, avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, diced onions, tomato, and cilantro; shrimp skewers; Tikia Xic Fish; Aztec Pork; Cordero Rostizado Pan-roasted Lamb Ribs; Ropa Vieja; and Veggie Empanadas!

Gone-With-The -Wind Fabulous
Rhett’s Piano Bar / 68 Hypolita Street / 904.824.6535
Rhett’s is an upscale piano bar with excellent food, drinks, and entertainment. Impressive starts, soups, and salad selection like lobster bisque; summer tomato bisque; goat cheese crouton; tuna stacks; Pan-seared Ahi Tuna Salad; Strawberry Fields salad with organic greens, strawberries, goat cheese, and spiced pecans tossed in a house-made blood orange balsamic vinaigrette. Their entrees? Even better! Pistachio-crusted Lamp Chops; Barolo-braised Beef Short Ribs; Fired-roasted Pork Tenderloin; Island Scallops!

Scarlett O’Hara’s / 70 Hypolita Street (right next door to Rhett’s) / 904.824.6535
A great place to have a drink and a burger, wings, BBQ ribs, sliders, salads, crab cakes, nachos, oysters or anything on their extensive casual fare menu, complete with big-screen TVs on which to watch the game, upstairs Ghost Bar, great nightly entertainment both indoors and out, and a mini dance floor that fills up fast!

Oldest Street In Town – Aviles
Gaufre’s & Goods / 9 Aviles Street / 904.829.5770
Trip-Advisor rank 5 of 295! Darius and Gracie have been welcoming discerning guests to their café for European delicacies for nearly six years. Traditional authentic Greek & Polish dishes.

Top Of The Line
Raintree  / 102 San Marco Avenue / 904.824.7211
Enjoy casual dining at Raintree Restaurant & Steakhouse, recognized nationally and internationally for nearly 30 years as one of Florida's top destination restaurants. Good luck deciding which entrée to have, with choices like Beef Wellington; Filet Mignon Béarnaise; Grilled Salmon with Jumbo Shrimp Garni and a Tomato Cilantro Mango Salsa. If you even have room left for dessert, you’ll be delighted with your selection – warm chocolate dome cake, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie sandwiched with Cappuccino Ice Cream, Caramel, and Chocolate; Key Lime Pie; Bourbon Street Bread Pudding, and many more over-the-top temptations! Tip? Take advantage of their complimentary shuttle service TO the restaurant but walk off those calories afterward!



5/21/2013

El Galeon to Arrive in St. Augustine Today!

The approximate arrival time for El Galeón into St. Augustine has been delayed until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
St. Augustine, FL (May 21, 2013) - Today's arrival time for El Galeón has been delayed until 5 p.m. If that time should change, another release will be issued.
    

Media are invited to film the ship's arrival from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Special access has been granted for video/photo to be shot from the elevated back deck of the Marina office. Other suggested film locations are the Marina dock and the Bridge of Lions.

About El Galeón  
El Galeón will make a port stop in St. Augustine at the Municipal Marina as part of the Viva Florida 500 Voyage in commemoration of the
500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's naming of La Florida. The ship will be open for tours from May 23 - June 9.  
 
    
While in port, the 170 foot, 495 ton authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain's West Indies fleet will be open for public visits. Information and tickets for El Galeón are available at www.vivaflorida.org or at ticket booths at Ripley's Red Train Tours and the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center. Tickets are $8 for children age 12 to 6 years and $15 for adults. Children age 5 and under are free.  The ship will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the St. Augustine City Marina. 
 

  
El Galeón's port visit in St. Augustine is particularly significant as the first galleon to arrive in the oldest city was the flagship of founder Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Named the San Pelayo, the 650-ton ship was one of the most powerful ships of its day. It was the most important of several ships that carried 800 colonists and supplies to St. Augustine, establishing the first permanent European settlement in the United States in 1565. The San Pelayo was an enormous vessel - it carried 77 crewmen, 18 gunners, and transported 317 soldiers and 26 families, as well as provisions and cargo (including cattle). Her armament was iron cannons and artillery. She was built in 1564 just outside the gated city of Aviles, Spain (Menenedez's birthplace). Recently, researchers in Seville found the construction plans for the San Pelayo.
 
The St. Augustine story is a compelling narrative of exploration, innovation and enduring spirit. It is marked by many milestones, including the first permanent European settlement in the United States, founded in 1565, and the first port to develop into a center of trans-Atlantic trade and commerce. St. Augustine's bay is indeed America's oldest seaport.
 
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra Beach, 42 miles of pristine, Atlantic beaches - the same beaches that greeted Ponce de Leon in 1513 when he discovered and named La Florida, an area whose boundaries encompassed what would later become the eastern United States. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaway and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at  www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook (St. Augustine, Florida) or call 1.800.653.2489.
   
 

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

5/07/2013

PGA's TPC, Imagine Dragon, Romanza Week Begins !

Monday - Sunday: May 6 - 12
THE PLAYERS Championship - The game's greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA TOUR members as "their" championship tournament. It features one of the most coveted titles in professional golf, the strongest field of competitors and the richest purse.  In addition to practice rounds Monday through Wednesday, this year's schedule includes THE PLAYER'S Wives Tournament and Community Day on Tuesday and Military Appreciation Day and Country Music star Dierks Bentley free concert on Wednesday. THE PLAYERS Championship competition rounds are Thursday -Sunday.  For tickets and parking information visit www.pgatour.com.
  
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
 
"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
 
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
Monday: May 6
World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala - One of the most important annual events in golf, the World Golf Foundation recognizes some of the game's greatest achievers when the Class of 2013 is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at World Golf Village, located off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.

Wednesday: May 8
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the band Outta Sight playing R/R take place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Wildflower Cafe will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
 
Military Appreciation Day & Dierks Bentley Concert at THE PLAYERS- Dierks Bentley will be a part of THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day ceremony, themed, "A Salute to the United States Navy." The program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pageantry by military personnel, performance by the Jacksonville Children's Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and other dignitaries. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. TPC Sawgrass is located at 110 PGA TOUR Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. www.PGATour.com
 
Tuesday - Sunday: May 7 - 12
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater:   Ironman in 3D Max - Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.Show times vary daily.   The Last Reef 3D - From the makers of Wild Ocean comes an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Show times are 11 a.m. on Tuesday and noon on Wednesday and Friday. Flight of the Butterflies 3D - It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Show times vary. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.
904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Wednesday - Sunday: May 8 - 12
THE PLAYERS Championship at the World Golf Hall of Fame - The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer special scavenger hunts, photo opportunities with THE PLAYERS Championship trophy and access to the new class of 2013 Induction Exhibit. Thursday - Sunday, the tournament will be broadcast throughout the Hall of Fame. All THE PLAYERS ticket and badge holders will receive 50% off admission. Mothers get in for free on Mother's Day. Regular admission is $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors; and $10 for students. The Hall of Fame hours are  Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Pl. off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine.www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Thursday - Sunday: May 9 - 12
Limelight Theatre Presents 'Til Beth Do Us Part' - A comedic farce about a southern housekeeper who whips a long-married couple into shape. 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

Friday - Sunday: May 10 - 12
Romanza Week (continues through May 19) - Celebration of art and music in the nation's oldest city features more than 50 productions and presentations by more than 30 organizations to kick off St. Augustine's "anniversary years." Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, fashion show, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are free, admission required for others.  www.RomanzaFestivale.com 
Friday: May 10
Shot Down in Flames - A Tribute to AC/DC at The Standard - The Standard will host Shot Down In Flames -- ultimate AC/DC tribute band. They re-create both shows of the AC/DC Lifetime playing all hits of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. Shot Down in Flames plays everything from High Voltage to For Those About To Rock. Tickets are $10 and the 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
 
San Augustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre  - Concert featuring nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band and Salsa Orchestra, plus Claudia Villela, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Admission is 2-day VIP Pass $100 (includes Ponte Vedra concert on previous day); $75 VIP; $35 Reserved. 
All concert goers can enjoy food, libations and entertainment from 4:30 - 7 p.m. including domino tables, a rum garden and cigar rolling stations.The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday: May 11
Romanza Ponce de Leon Parade - A festive and colorful walking processional of historical reenactors, drummers, soldiers, pirates and bands as they walk from the City Gate, down St. George St. ending at Romanza Festival Aviles and King street fairs. The parade begins at 4 p.m. www.romanzafestivale.com
 
Second Saturday GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).  The EEC is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.  There is a $3.00 parking fee. Info: 904-823-4500; http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument - From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., reenactors 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
 
Imagine Dragons at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre - Platinum-selling pop rock band Imagine Dragons brings their Night Visions Tour to St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Tickets are $38.50 & $25.www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-209-0367
 
Dark Side of the Zoo- Zip over the zoo at night. Six zip lines and 23 obstacles allows adventure seekers to catch sights from the zoo that can only be detected in the dark. Each participant is given a souvenir headlamp. The cost of this tour is $75. Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours prior to the tour. St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd. www.alligatorfarm.com 904-824-3337
Saturday & Sunday: May 11 & 12
Mother's Day Catamaran Sail - Special Mother's Day sailing adventure aboard a stable, 27-foot catamaran cruising the Matanzas River. Professional captain provides relaxing sail and expert commentary on the beautiful environment. Tours depart at 12:15, 2:45 and 5:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for kids 12 and under. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Sunday: May 12
Mother's Day Sail - Celebrate Mother's Special Day with a cruise aboard St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom. The 2-hour day sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m and the Sunset Sail departs at 6:15 p.m. - both from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The rate for the day sail is $35 adults, $25 for kids 2-12; the Sunset Sail is $45 for adults and $35 for kids. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included. Information and reservations: 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
Quin Tango - A Romanza Festival show, Quin Tango will perform 2-4 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium, at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine.   Featuring two violins, cello, bass and piano, Quin Tango award winning renditions feature tango music. Admission is $30; $40 for limited VIP seating. www.RomanzaFestivale.com
 
Colonial Harp & Friends - Harpist Mary Jane Ballou and her musical colleagues celebrate St. Augustine's musical heritage with this special Romanza performance at The St. Augustine Art Association. The free concert is from 3 - 4 p.m. and features music for harp, recorders, violin and voices from the many peoples who found their way to the nation's oldest city. The SAAA is located at 22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.colonialharpist.com