6/26/2013

Free Concerts! Free Movies! Theatre & Art! Canon Dedication! And Uptown Saturday Night! What to do? What to do?

Wednesday - Sunday: June 26 - 30
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 July 8. 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 booths and at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.  The tours aboard El Galeón take place daily from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303 
 
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
 
Dog Days Art Exhibit - Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson's Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com 


Wednesday: June 26
The Birthplace of Freedom Lecture Series - Florida Living History, Flagler College and  the Fort Mose Historical Society present this lecture which features Dr. Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor of History and Director of Academic Programs, Florida International University. Her talk is titled "Life in Saint Augustine in the 1730s and 1740s as a Remote Military Town on the Spanish Frontier." It begins at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College in St. Augustine. Admission is free. 74 King St., 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.
 
Greek Landing Day Memorial - Hundreds of Greeks, Minorcans and Corsicans arrived in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768, and went on to establish the New Smyrna Colony.  St. Photios Shrine will host a special proclamation and memorial commemorating those colonists. Admission is free. The St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine is located at 41 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904.829.8205 www.StPhotios.com 
 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with Steam the Band playing Motown Review takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Napoli Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
 
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Wednesday's Family Fun feature is Tangled. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys 
 
Dinner and a Movie: Honeydripper - The Gypsy Cab restaurant, 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, will be the setting for dinner and a movie to help raise funds for the St. Johns County Cultural Council. Written and directed by John Sayles and starring Danny Glover, "Honeydripper" will be the featured film. Set in 1950 in rural Alabama, "Honeydripper" is about transition in the South condensed into a cotton harvest weekend and events at the Honeydripper Lounge. Movie tickets are $8. Dinner is extra and will be ordered from the Gypsy Cab menu. Dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:45 p.m.  904-808-7330 www.stjohnsculture.com 
Wednesday - Thursday: June 26 - 27
Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience - An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. Daily showings are at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Thursday - Saturday: June 27 - 29
St. Augustine Music Festival - Seventh annual festival features free, world-class classical music concerts including beloved baroque masterpieces and world premiers by new composers, plus riveting solo performances, lilting chamber works and energetic orchestra pieces. Each evening 's performance has a different theme: Thursday - Grace and Beauty; Friday - Piano Spectacular and Saturday - Summer Music. All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. For complete details on the festival and scheduled musical performances, go to www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org
Thursday - Sunday: June 27 - 30
Limelight Theatre Presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?  - A hysterical musical comedy set in a 1950s 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
Thursday: June 27
Concerts in the Plaza - Free live concert with MidLife Crisis playing classic Rock and Roll favorites 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
 
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour - A special Thursday night tour added to the Lighthouse's usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers' House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 adults; $20 children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 904-829-0745
 
Friday: June 28
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Friday's classic film is Casablanca. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
 
Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre - The Hunger Games is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre. Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday and Saturday: June 28 & 29
Colonial Crew Revue - Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show debuts at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, St. Augustine. Performing on the Colonial Quarter's stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com 
Saturday & Sunday: June 29 & 30
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 it opened in 1888. Now Flagler College, the former hotel was one of the world's most exclusive destinations during America's Gilded Age. 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 is located at 74 King St. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 legacy.flagler.edu
 
Through the Keyhole - Enjoy an afternoon of sipping tea and playing Victorian Parlor Games above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita, St. Augustine. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Cost $25.00 www.2ghouls.com  904-671-5010
Saturday: June  29
Old Jail Paranormal Investigation - Join 2ghouls tours on an after hours investigation with EMF Detectors, real time IR cameras and motion sensor photography at one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine - the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. each evening. $80 per person. www.2ghouls.com 904-671-5010
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour - St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black history and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street, and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 
Kayak Tour of St. Augustine Shoreline - Join St. Augustine Eco Tours for a guided kayak tour through the habitat of amazing shorebirds, manatees and more along St. Augustine's shoreline. The tour is from 10 a.m. to noon, and departs from the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Ticket are $40 for adults and $30 for children. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
 
Uptown Saturday Night  -  From 5 - 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.
 
British Cannon Dedication - Dedication ceremony at Oglethorpe Battery Park on Oglethorpe Blvd. in St. Augustine's Davis Shores. The battery  of three replica British cannons of the type that fired on St. Augustine from that location during a 30-day siege of the city in 1740. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. www.450military.org 
Sunday: June 30
Murder in The Old City - A murder mystery in the nation's oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 

6/17/2013

St Augustine Music Festival Begins! And Lots More to Do!

Monday - Sunday: June 17 - 23
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. 
 
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 booths 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 Menendez www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/23303
 
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
 
Dog Days Art Exhibit - Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson's Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com 
 
Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience - An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. Daily showings are at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place,          St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
 

Monday: June 17
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour - A special Monday night tour added to the Lighthouse's usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers' House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 Children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue in St. Augustine. For tour times, reservations and to purchase tickets go to www.StAugustineLighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745.

Thursday - Saturday: June 20 -22
St. Augustine Music Festival - Seventh annual festival features free, world-class classical music concerts including beloved baroque masterpieces and world premiers by new composers, plus riveting solo performances, lilting chamber works and energetic orchestra pieces. Each evening 's performance has a different theme: June 20 - Back to Bach; June 21 - Musica Nocturna; June 22 - Mozart and More; June 27 - Grace and Beauty; June 28 - Piano Spectacular and June 29 - Summer Music. All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. For complete details on the festival and scheduled musical performances, go to www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org
Wednesday: June 19
500th Anniversary of Florida Celebration at Renaissance World Golf Resort - From 6 to 8:30 p.m. celebrate Florida's 500th Anniversary with farm-to-fork Spanish tapas, live entertainment, and an appearance by City of St. Augustine founder, Pedro Menendez. There's even a Salsa & Sangria making contest. Tickets are $20 + tax. Renaissance World Golf Resort, 500 Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 904-940-8623
 
Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock - Acclaimed Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar performs with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340 A1A. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 - $35. www.staugamphitheatre.com           904-471-1965
 
The Birthplace of Freedom Lecture Series - The Fort Mose Historical Society presents a series of lectures to coincide with the June 22 anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Mose. This first lecture features actor and playwright James Bullock who will present a dramatizations entitled, "Two 16th Century African Heroes of the Exploration of the New World" at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College. Admission is free. 74 King St., 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
 
Music By The Sea Concert - Live concert with the band Rob Peck & Friends playing classic southern blues takes 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
 
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The family fun feature, Angles in the Outfield, will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Thursday - Sunday: June 20 -23
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
Thursday: June 20
Concerts in the Plaza - Free live concert with MidLife Crisis playing classic Rock and roll favorites from 7-9 p.m.  in St. Augustine's historicPlaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. Bring a blanket or chair. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
 
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour - A special Thursday night tour added to the Lighthouse's usual Friday-Sunday Dark of the Moon Tour. This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and tour the Keepers' House at night. Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.   Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 Children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 904-829-0745
 
The Three Mrs. Flaglers at the Casa Monica - Meet the three wives of Henry Flagler during a dinner theatre show in the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. "The Three Mrs. Flaglers" written by and starring local actress Dianne Jacoby as she portray each of his wives -- Mary Harkness, Ida Alice Shourds, and Mary Lily Kenan. The dinner, re-created from the 1888 menu on one of St. Augustine's grand hotels, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. 95 Cordova St. 904-810-6810
 
Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Efforts - Dr. Gregory Bossart, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Georgia Aquarium, details his current work with dolphins as sentinel species and their relation to humans and our environment. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland.   Admission is free. 904-471-1111; www.marineland.net
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 21 - 23
"75 Years of Fins & Grins" - Special activities, programs and giveaways highlight Marineland's 75th anniversary. A fundraising activity or party will be thrown, with tickets sold as a fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) Marineland Dolphin Adventure, on Saturday, June 23, with special activities leading up this event on Friday and through the weekend. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. 877-298-5994; www.marineland.net
Friday: June 21
Earth, Wind & Fire - Two-time Grammy Award winners and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Earth Wind & Fire perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.50 - $80.50. 904-471-1965  www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday & Sunday: June 22 & 23
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 in 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 is located at 74 King St. Reservations are required. 904-823-3378 legacy.flagler.edu
 
Through the Keyhole - Enjoy an afternoon of sipping tea and playing Victorian Parlor Games above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita. St. Augustine, The fun begins at 2 p.m. Cost $25.00 www.2ghouls.com  904-671-5010
Saturday: June  22
Old Jail Paranormal Investigation - Join 2ghouls tours on an after hours investigation with EMF Detectors, real time IR cameras and motion sensor photography at one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine - the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave. The investigation begins at 10:30 p.m. each evening. $80 per person. www.2ghouls.com 904-671-5010
 
Battle of Bloody Mose Anniversary Commemoration - Exciting re-enactment of the 1740 Battle of "Bloody Mose" which forced the British to retreat from Spanish Florida. From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. living history demonstrations, guided tours, food vendors, and music will be provided. Then, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Spanish and British forces will reenact the "Bloody Moosa" battle. The event is weather permitting. It all takes place at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $2 per person.
 
National Polinators Day at the GTM Research Reserve - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Educations Center, 500 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, will host a programming that celebrates important pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats!  Families can enjoy presentations by leading polinatoir experts, a pollinator-friendly plant sale, samples of honey from around the world, meet the 2013 Florida Honey Queen Susannah and see a working beehive. http://gtmnationalpollinatorday.eventbrite.com
 
Colonial Crew Revue Debut  - Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show debuts at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, St. Augustine. Performing on the Colonial Quarter's stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
 
Beach Ball at Marineland Dolphin Adventure - A Beach Ball to celebrate the world's first oceanarium and its rich history in the community takes place from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marinaland. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, dancing and entertainment by Zebbhi Niyah Band. Tickets are $75 per person or $100 per couple. 404-581-4134 www.marineland.net/anniversary75.html
 
Full Moon Sail - St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 8:45 - 10 p.m and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate. 904-810-1010
www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
Full Moon Fever at the Conch House - The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele's Polynesian Revue from 8 - 11 p.m. weather permitting.   Free Leis for all and a limited Polynesian food menu available. $5 cover charge. The Conch House is located at 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646
 
Sunday: June 23
Murder in The Old City - A murder mystery in the nation's oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 
 
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

6/04/2013

Something Fun to Do Every Day in St. Augustine

Monday - Sunday: June 3 - 9

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
StarTrek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience - A 3D screening of the sequel to Abrams' 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation. Daily shows are at 1, 3:50, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m. at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-840-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com


Thursday - Sunday: June 6 - 9

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 

Wednesday: June 5
River to Sea Preserve Trail Walk, Marineland - Visit the GTM Research Reserve at 9 a.m. for a free, guided hike in Flagler County's "River to Sea Preserve." Stroll along a mile-and half trail through wooded coastal hammock to the Matanzas River. Meet the guide in the parking lot of the River to Sea Preserve located on the west side of A1A at the southern end of the town of Marineland. A directional "NERR" road sign will also be placed at the entrance. Be sure to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. http://gtmnerrmarinelandtrail.eventbrite.com
904-823-4500
Lightner Museum Curator Tours - Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Lightner Museum, 75 King Street in St. Augustine. $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org 
School's Out Eco Tour - Start the summer off right by getting the kids out on the water with an expert naturalist from the St. Augustine Eco Tours.   See beautiful shorebirds, learn about dolphin behavior and enjoy the fresh air!  Underwater microphones provide opportunities to listen for dolphin chatter. Departs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. from the Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, $35 per adult, $30 kids 12 and under. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the band Amy Alyssia & the Soul Operation playing Motown R & B take place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Amici's Italian will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The family fun feature, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, will bed shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys 

Thursday: June 9

Brew With a View - Low country boil, local craft beer and live music at St. Augustine Lighthouse 7 - 10 p.m. See the sunset from the top of the tower and the latest artifacts recovered by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program's archaeologists. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for members. 904-829-0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 
Concerts in the Plaza - Lis & Lon Williamson with Rick Kuncicky offer up their folk, country and swing. In addition, the evening will feature a screening of an episode of the popular television show Route 66, which was shot on location at the then Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagler College.7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine's historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 7 - 9

Marineland Film Festival and World Oceans Day Celebration  -  A weekend celebration of Marineland's history on film and of the evolution of the film craft in the aquatic realm. Special screenings of Tiger Shark Express; Revenge of the Creature; Jonathan Bird's Blue World; and Turtles: The Incredible Journey. Ticket packages start at $13.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is located at 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - Features new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine and is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310 http://www.staaa.org
Dog Days Art Exhibit - Opening reception for artist Sarah Emerson's Dog Days exhibit is from 5-11 p.m. at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery, 228 West King Street, St. Augustine. Dog Days refers to the belief that these days of summer inspire evil. Emerson uses a candy-like palette to depict battlefields, natural and manmade disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 26. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com

Friday: June 7

Kings of the Mic Tour LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul - Hip-hop recording artist LL Cool J will perform with DJ Z-Trip at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as the headliner for the "Kings Of the Mic" Tour. Joining him will be legendary artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A. Tickets range from $85 - $45. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert starts at 6:30 p.m. www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-471-1965
First Friday Art Walk - Join one of St. Augustine's most popular cultural events from 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. Tours begin at San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes.  904-829-0065 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com 
Parents Night Out: Kids Night at Alligator Farm - Give the kids have an evening of educational adventure at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. The Alligator Farm will entertain kids 5 - 12 with hands-on animal presentations, a twilight zoo tour, crafts, nighttime games and pizza from 6 - 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per child for members and $30 for non-members. 904-824-3337 www.AlligatorFarm.com 
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The classic film  Sleepless in Seattle will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys



Sunday: June 9

Second Sunday Solarium Teas - The newly restored Solarium in Flagler College's former Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda, will host two daily teas on the second Sunday of each month. Guests have a choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon), a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. The teas take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations required. 904-823-3378 www.legacy.flagler.edu
Fantasy Flutes  Concert - Concert flutist Melissa Lucia will be joined by pianist Michael Clark and flutist Christine Alicot for an afternoon of Vivaldi and more at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street. The free concert is from 2-3 p.m.   Reservations required. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Murder in The Old City - A murder mystery in the nation's oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211

Saturday: June 8

World Ocean's Day Kayak Tour - Paddle into a beautiful marine habitat in search of white and snowy egrets, great blue herons, terns, pelicans and maybe even a rare roseate spoonbill with the St. Augustine Eco Tours.  Dolphins may cruise through the area and mullet fish may leap around you - it's a different experience every time!  Safe family enjoyment is the standard for these tours.  Stable tandem kayaks allow you to snap photos and get some exercise without overexerting yourself.  $40/adult with mention of this ad with your reservation. Tour time is 10 a.m. - noon. Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com 
National Garden Week at Washington Oaks Garden - The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection's Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates National Garden Week with a special guided tour at 11 a.m. The formal gardens and restored 1940s greenhouse are included in the tour. Regular park entrance fee of $2 per person on bicycle; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $5 per vehicle, up to eight people applies. 6400 North Oeanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, 386-446-6783, www.FloridaStateParks.org
Greek Food Fair - From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church presents a Greek Food Fare featuring dancing and exceptional Greek food. Admission is free. The cost of the dinner being served from 4 - 7 p.m. is $16. 2940 County Road 214, 904-829-0504; www.holytrinitygoc.com
Unveiling of Corazon de Madre - Old Florida Museum's Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine will unveil their newest attraction, a 70' double mast 16th century replica ship named Corazon de Madre at a 4 p.m. ceremony. The original ship was commissioned by King Philip II of Spain in 1571.  The museum is open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children age 3 to 18. Ages 2 and under are free. 904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com 
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike  - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 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 Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.  There is a $3 parking fee. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com 
Musket Firing Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas - Reenactors fire flintlock muskets at Fort Matanzas National Monument 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from the island. Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A, 15 miles south of St. Augustine. www.nps.gov/foma  904-471-0116
St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Family Fun Day  -  Model boat building and races, shipwreck artifacts, tug-o'-war contests, cannon firings, youth sail rigging, boat safety, food, the on-going construction of a 16th century Spanish boat and much more will be featured at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Event is 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is included in the regular park admission of $12 adults, $6 for children ages 6-12. 904-599-3800 www.staugmaritimeheritage.org 
National Garden Week at Washington Oaks Garden - The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection's Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates National Garden Week with a special guided tour at 11 a.m. The formal gardens and restored 1940s greenhouse are included in the tour. Regular park entrance fee of $2 per person on bicycle; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $5 per vehicle, up to eight people applies. 6400 North Oeanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org 
The St. Augustine Mariner's Ball - The Pioneer Barn will host a Costume Ball celebrating 450 years of Maritime History in St. Augustine. Held 6-11 p.m. on the magical grounds of Fort Menendez, there will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest (cocktail attire can also be worn) and entertainment provided by "Mid Life Crisis" and the "Bilge Rats." This is a fundraising event to benefit Lighthouse Maritime Camp and the "School of the 16th Century" presented in January by the Historic Florida Militia. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. A cash bar will be available. The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-823-9852 www.oldfloridamuseum.com 

6/03/2013

Mural of large photos in downtown St. Augustine reflects city's history | StAugustine.com

Next time you visit please take a walk by Wells Fargo.  The bank branch has moved into the old Woolworth's building (was a generic & boring souvenir shop before this) and now has created a mural featuring St. Augustine's history.  (story from the St. Augustine Record 6/3/13 www.staugustine.com)

Mural of large photos in downtown St. Augustine reflects city's history | StAugustine.com