This Weekend in St. Augustine May 4, 5

Friday, May 03, 2013


Saturday & Sunday: May 4 & 5

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

Enchanted Sunset Kayak Ecotours - Nightly, two-hour sunset kayak tours of the GTM NERR;  a beautiful, undeveloped estuarine area lit by exquisite sunsets in a breath-taking natural setting. Professional master naturalist provides expert commentary on the wildlife and dynamic habitats. Perfect for both experienced kayakers and beginners on their first kayaking adventure. The tour departs at 6:30 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early) from the Guana River Dam, 450 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach (off A1A 10 miles south of Micklers Road or 7 miles north of the Vilano Bridge.) The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under (plus a $3 parking fee). 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com .
 
Titanic: The Musical - The Tony Award-winning musical Titanic will be presented by 75 cast members from the choral and musical theatre departments at St. Augustine High School. This colorful and authentic production includes special enhancements that allow the audience to take part in the story. Performances are at 7 p.m. on May 2, 3 and 4 with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 5. All performances take place on the school's main stage, 3205 Varella Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. 904-547-8530.

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


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  Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310.


Saturday: May 4
 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.

Beach Fitness Workshop - Anastasia State Park hosts a fitness workshop each Saturday morning through May 25 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. The series of workshops includes one session of: Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Trainer, and an Alternative Health/Naturalist Nutritionist to close out the series. Six weeks, six individual classes, all for sixty dollars or $15 per class. Registration fees will be used for playground restorations and upgrades in the park. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

Mermaid Miles 5K Beach Walk/Jog/Run - Professionally-scored and timed race serves as an important fundraiser for St. Augustine Youth Services. The 5k Walk/Jog/Run begins at Butler Park East, 5860 A1A South, and continues along the beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. Early registration is $25; day of the event registration is $30. 17 and under register for free.  904-669-1207 www.RaceSmith.com

Change of Flags - Reenactment of the 1763 ceremony when the Spanish relinquished Florida to the British as a result of the Treaty of Paris that ended what was known in America as the French & Indian War. The Change of the Flags will take place at noon, 2 and 3 p.m. at Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr.   Admission is $7; 16 and under are free.  www.nps.gov/casa 904-829-6506, ext. 233.

Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park - Park rangers or volunteers 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 South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia


Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration - Features a spectacular sunset across the bay dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more can be found on the pier! Open 3 p.m. to dusk. Admission is free. Located at 115 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine

904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

Sunset Eco-Tour Voyage - Two-hour guided boat tour of the Matanzas River provides a close-up look at dolphin behavior and amazing sunset photo opportunities. The tour casts off at 5:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Tickets are $45 per adult. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

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
Sunday: May 5

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. 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 $39.99 per person, 904-824-7211

Anastasia Bird Walk - Anastasia State Park hosts a spectacular Bird Walk from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The walk will provide participants with an ideal opportunity to see a diverse variety of shorebirds, birds of the marsh and birds of the hammock. Comfortable walking shoes, camera, drinking water, bug spray, sunscreen and a field guide are recommended. The Bird Walk is included free of charge with park admission ($8 per vehicle) and will begin from the Island Grill. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

EMMA Concert Series: Peter & Helen Morin - Peter and Helen Morin playing piano and violin will perform at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. www.EmmaConcerts.com 904-797-2800

Cinco de Mayo Sail - Celebrate this fun holiday 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.  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. 

Induction Forum at World Golf Hall of Fame - The Hall of Fame at World Golf Village, located off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine hosts a special public event featuring the members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. $10 for Friends of the Hall of Fame. Tickets include general admission seat at the Forum, all day museum admission, an opportunity to view the inductees' special exhibits, and a Class of 2013 commemorative induction poster. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/induction/induction.php

Bob Dylan with Dawes at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre - Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter Bob Dylan brings his iconic music and genuine American culture to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Tickets are $39.50 - $59.50.  904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Cinco de Mayo with Fortunate Youth & Inna Vision at The Standard - The Standard will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the sounds of reggae music from the Fortunate Youth and Inna Vision at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 - $15. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com

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