5/27/2014

St Augustine Events This Week

 May 27, 2014
Tuesday - Sunday: May 27 - June 1
The Award-Winning Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience - Recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as  an outstanding heritage education program, Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience covers the long and storied history of African-Americans in St. Augustine. The story of African-Americans begins in St. Augustine with the first Africans both free and slave among founding colonists in 1565. The exhibition is designed for cultural and heritage visitors interested in the full history of America and its beginnings and comprises four themes: Genesis of the African-American Experience; Fortress of Freedom; Breaking the Chains; and Crossroads of Change.  Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth 7-12; under 7 free. Free admission for military in uniform. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine.www.Journey2014.com 
 
El Galeón and Nao Victoria Tour - Tour full-sized replicas of 16th and 17th century Spanish tall ships. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia and Nao Victoria are both open for daily tours. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ships are available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. El Galeón admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. Nao Victoria admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A combo ticket for both ships is available for $20 for adults and $10 for youth. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606 www.elgaleon.org
 
Miniature Marks - Through June 1 the St. Augustine Art Association hosts a juried open media and subject exhibit of artists making their personal mark in this installation of works no larger than 12 inches.  Small, but mighty, the individual pieces explore a wide range of subjects, ideas and materials.   The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
  
Florida Artists Group Juried Exhibition - Through June 1, the St. Augustine Art Association hosts the annual symposium and exhibition of the FLORIDA ARTIST Group (FLAG).  The exhibition contains a diverse collection of work by the many active painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed-media artists that make up that prestigious group.    The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
  
Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf - The World Golf Hall of Fame's new, permanent exhibit titled "Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf" details the long, rich history of African-Americans in golf, from the difficult beginnings in the late 1800s for pioneers like John Shippen, to the progress and challenges of today.  The exhibit also highlights the struggles and successes of notable golfers like Hall of Fame member Charlie Sifford and major personalities such as Althea Gibson, Joe Louis and Tiger Woods.  The World Golf Hall of Fame is open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Induction Day.  Hours are Mon.- Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays noon - 6 p.m.  Admission is $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors, military and Florida residents; $10 students ages 13 and over; and $5 for children ages 5-12.  One World Golf Place (I-95 exit 323), St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org 
 
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 at IMAX Theater - The Documentary Film "D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944" is now playing at The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame.  Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, this film pays tribute to the men and women, soldiers and civilians, who gave their lives for our freedom 70 year ago during World War II.   This IMAX theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

 
For a complete list of  eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida's Historic Coast this week, visit Florida'sHistoricCoast.com/events 
Tuesday - Friday: May 27 - 30
Amiro Art & Found  "By the Sea" - Through May 30,  Amiro Art & Found features a collection of ocean-inspired artwork, which includes artwork by Miami-based artist, Jeanine Maleno, as well as local artists Jim Macbeth, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Deane Kellogg, and Wendy Mandel McDaniel.  The Gallery is open Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7 p.m.  9C Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-824-8460 www.amiroartandfound.com
Wednesday:  May 28
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
 
Music by the Sea Concert - This live performance featuring Those Guys playing classic rock and rolltakes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Park Pavilion.  The South Beach Grill will offer signature dinners for $10. Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. Go to the website for a listing of the band and restaurants for each Wednesday.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Wednesday - Saturday:  May 28 - 31
St. Augustine Symposium on Music Education History - Hosted by Flagler College, this three-day event features presentations on a variety of topics related to music education history.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Jere Humphreys, professor of music at Arizona State University.  On Friday, the Brass Band of Central Florida will perform at 8 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium. The performance is free of charge.  14 Granada Street, www2.gcsu.edu/srig/page20/2014/StAugustine2014.html. 
Thursday:  May 29
Concerts in the Plaza - The Concerts in the Plaza 2014 season kicks off with a performance by The Driftwoods from 7 to 9 p.m.  The free concert will be held in the gazebo in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion.  Bring a chair or blanket for seating.904-824-1004   www.plazaconcerts.com
Thursday - Sunday:  May 29 - June 1
Maleficent: An IMAX 3D Experience - In Maleficent: an IMAX 3D Experience, a vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Maleficent plays through June 5. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3D screen in the southeast. Adults $13, seniors/students/Military $12, and children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times.  One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Saturday:  May 31
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733
  
Pirate Plunder Tour - St. Augustine City Walks presents a one-hour tour featuring the town's most famous pirate lore.  Kidnapped by a well-known pirate captain, tour participants will find out what it was like to live in 17th century St. Augustine - complete with the threat of pirate raids.  This fun, free tour departs at 4:30 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., St. Augustine.  Reservations required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.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 shops on St. Augustine's San Marco Avenue between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking.  904-823-9263.
 
The Downtown Bazaar - From 6 - 10 p.m., The Colonial Quarter courtyard hosts an evening filled with fine art, unique artisan crafts, local authors sharing their stories of local lore, live music by studio recording musicians and mystifying magic.  Take a stroll through the quarter or enjoy fabulous food and beverages by the Taberna Del Caballo.  The event is free, including your pets.  33 St. George St., St. Augustine.  904-315-7454 www.thedowntownbazaar.com
 
Switchfoot and Thousand Foot Krutch Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Grammy Award-winning Switchfoot and their special guest Thousand Foot Krutch.  Switchfoot's 2011 album Hello Hurricane received a Grammy for Best Rock Gospel album and the band's continuing hits that straddle the line between sacred and secular rock have earned them a dedicated following, Toronto-based Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch has performed since 1997 and their 2012 album The End Is Where We Begin debuted at number one in Canada and number five on iTunes in the U.S.  The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.). Tickets range from $25 to $65 each.  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Sunday: June 1
Lincolnville Farmers Market - Eddie Vickers Park hosts this farmer's market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Live music by The House Cats. Every Sunday from noon - 4 p.m.  399 Riberia St., St. Augustine.  www.facebook.com/lincolnvillefarmersmarket
 
St. Augustine Vintage Car Tour of Mission Nombre de Dios - Travel in style aboard an electric, vintage-style automobile to the peaceful, historic grounds where the first parish Mass in what is now the United States was celebrated in 1565.  The tour includes a visit to the museum, shrine, and gift shop.  Tour departs at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The cost is $25 per person.  Reservation Required.  21 Orange St., St. Augustine 904-430-3542  www.staugustinevintagecartours.com

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