This Week in St. Augustine April 22-28

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday through Sunday: April 22-28

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  www.lightnermuseum.org

Spring Member Show at St. Augustine Art Association Gallery - Outstanding exhibition of Association members' art juried for awards through April 28. 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.

What Flows From Spain Exhibit - In recognition of Florida's quincentennial, the St. Augustine Art Association will feature a special exhibit of the works of Cuban-American artist Elio Beltran through April 28. The exhibit, titled What Flows From Spain, includes several large-scale narrative paintings emphasizing Florida's ties to Spain. Admission to the gallery is free. On April 18, a Spanish-inspired reception, "Viva Espana," will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will feature Dennis Fermin on guitar, flamenco dancing and sangria. Admission for this event is $5. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. I904-824-2310 http://www.staaa.org

"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

World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre: Now Playing - Flight of the Butterflies in 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. To the Arctic in 3D - An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic 3D" tells the ultimate tale of survival. All shows take place at the IMAX Theatre, at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For show times and ticket prices call 904-940-4133 or visit www.worldgolfimax.com 

Monday - Friday: April 22 - 26

Free Entrance Days: Castillo de San Marcos - In honor of National Park Week, the National Park Service is offering free admission to Castillo de San Marcos. Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1692, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Friday through Saturday visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings. The Castillo de San Marcos is located on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine. www.NPS.gov/casa
Tuesday: April 23
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre: Hubble 3D - Experience the gripping story full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph of the Hubble Space Telescope. Show time is 11 a.m.: Galapagos in 3D - A classic IMAX 3D adventure about the origins of life and natural selection. Show time is 10 a.m. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.  904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Wednesday: April 24
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre: Born to be Wild in 3D - Warner Bros. & IMAX present Born to be Wild 3D, an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Show time is 10 a.m. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Mid-week Sailing Tour - St. Augustine Eco Tours will host an afternoon or sunset sail on a 27' catamaran amid the beautiful waters of the nation's oldest city. Perfect for groups of 2 - 6 guests and costs $45 per adult or $250 for a private tour up to 6 people. Departs at 2:45 or 5:15 p.m. from the Municipal Marina (111 Avenida Menendez). 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

Tale Tellers: Where the Land Meets the Sea - The St. Augustine Tale Tellers will perform "Where the Land Meets the Sea" featuring stories and sea shanties by Kaye Byrnes and Chris Kastle. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $10. 904-829-8711
Thursday: April 25
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

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 p.m. to 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

World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre: Under The Sea in 3D - This IMAX 3D adventure will transport moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth.Show time is 10 a.m. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com

Thursday- Sunday: April 25 - 28
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, 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: April 26
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre: Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West - With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Show time is noon. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Rally at The Standard - The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival takes over The Standard for a night of traditional & contemporary folk Americana. Performing will be Sam Pecetti, Flagship Romance, The Rubies (Lou & Savannah Rubino), Lon & Lis Williamson, and The Wobbly Toms. Doors open at 6 p.m. show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com

St. Augustine Orchestra Concert - The orchestra plays tribute to unsung heroes at 8 p.m. at the Lightner Mall, 25 Granada St., in St. Augustine. Tickets are $15 and active military, students with ID and children 12 and younger will be admitted free.   www.staugustineorchestra.org

Friday & Saturday: April 26 & 27 

2Ghouls Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail - Explore one of the most haunted buildings in St Augustine. Hear sinister accounts of life inside the Victorian prison. Conduct your own investigation with professional equipment. Tours take place at 10:30 p.m. at the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $80 each. 904-671-5010

Saturday: April 27 

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

Taste of St. Augustine - This flavorful event showcases more than 30 area restaurants' signature dishes. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre (1340 A1A S) will be transformed into a culinary marketplace offering the participating restaurants' "signature tastes" as well as cookbooks, cooking equipment and other specialty food items. Throughout the afternoon and evening, restaurants are judged for the "best of" in numerous categories and for the prestigious People's Choice Award. This tasty event takes place from noon - 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste. 904-829-3295 www.epiccommunityservices.org

EPIC Race to the Taste - Chip-timed walk/run starts 4:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Pre-race registration is $25 per person. Day of race registration is $30. All proceeds from the Race to the Taste will benefit EPIC Community Services. Prizes will be awarded in all age categories. http://www.racetothetaste.org

St. Augustine Boat Cruise - The St. Augustine Eco Tours will host a 90 minute boat cruise that travels over 15 miles of river and creeks. A wildlife expert reveals fascinating information about the dolphins and birds that call this area home. Cost $35/adult and $175 for a private tour of 6 guests. Departing times are 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. from the Municipal Marina at 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

Miracle Makers Barn Dance - Southern B-B-Q, iced tea in a mason jar, homemade apple pie and ice cream, plus -- dancing under the stars to live music and both live and silent auctions of outstanding items. All proceeds go to benefit children's therapy. It all starts at 6 p.m. at Haven Horse Ranch, 7333 CR 208, in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. www.havenhorseranch.org 904-813-5710

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 shops on St. Augustine's San Marco Ave. between Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. 904-823-9263.

Sunday: April 28 


Kayaking Old Florida at Faver-Dykes State Park - Guided by Master Naturalists, this kayak tour explores the coastline of Pellicer Creek -- one of the most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The three-hour tours depart at 8:30 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under. 904-347-1565 www.RippleEffectEcotours.com

22nd Annual Tour de Forts Ride - The North Florida Bicycle Club will host a wonderful bike ride (23-100 miles) on country and coastal roads and along the St. Johns River. There are both ocean-side and river-side rest stops. Pre-ride snacks provided, a post-ride lunch, well stocked rest stops w/mechanical support, motorcycle escorts and roving SAGs. The events and packet pickup will be at Bartram Trail High School located at 7399 Longleaf Pine Pky, in St. Johns.   Cost of the ride is Members $25; Non-members $40; Weekend-of-Ride $55.   Register at www.NFBC.us   904-287-6204

The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler- Perfect for the 125th anniversary of the opening of his fabulous Hotel Ponce de Leon, this delightful dinner theatre production brings Henry Flagler and the Gilded Age to life once more. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $39.95 per person, all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased daily from 2 p.m. at the restaurant or by calling 904-824-7211.

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