This Week in St. Augustine

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Monday - SundayJuly 8 - 14

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. 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, are open for tours at the St. Augustine City Marina thru July 23. 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 boothsbooth at St. Augustine Marina. The tours aboard El Galeón take place daily from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida 
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. andSunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310
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 man-made disasters, barren landscapes inhabited by forest creatures and much more. Dog Days runs thru July 
Ancient City Mosaic Exhibit - An artistic rendering of America's first city is presented in 450 works of art - one for each year of St. Augustine's lengthy history. Created by regional and local artists, this exhibition expresses the rich cultural diversity of St. Augustine. The exhibition is open Monday - Friday 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 24 Cathedral Place. 
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at World Golf IMAX - Watch this natural history epic in 3D IMAX. View hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. The World Golf IMAX Theater is located at the World Golf Hall of Fame, One World Golf Place in St. Augustine. Show times are 11 a.m. Monday through Saturdayand noon on
Monday - ThursdayJuly 8 - 11
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 
Tuesday: July 9

Matanzas Inlet Guided Hike -From 8:30 to10 a.m. GTM Research Reserve expert volunteers, in partnership with the National Park Service, will take hikers to the Matanzas Inlet shores to learn about inlet dynamics and movements of sand as the sea constantly rearranges the land. Learn about seashells, sea birds, coquina rock, dune vegetation, heavy minerals, mollusks, the habits of crabs, and the history of beach sand. Meet your guides at the westside parking lot on Hwy A1A, north of the Matanzas Inlet Bridge just before 8:30 a.m.Reservations are required. 904-823-4500
La Folia Concert - Internationally-renowned Spanish musical group La Folia BaroqueEnsemble launch their American tour with a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. La Folia features six of Spain's best musicians who perform baroque music on original instruments from the time of Spain's discovery of La Florida(1513). Seating is on a first available basis. 38 Cathedral Place.
WednesdayJuly 10
Salt Marsh Kayak Experience - Experience unique perspectives of the ancient city and bird watching while paddling with an expert guide in the calm waters of salt marsh habitat. Paddlers may encounter sea turtles or dolphins! The tour is from 10 a.m. to noon. St. Augustine Eco Tours depart from the Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. $35.
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present a free showing of The Never Ending Story starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf at 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the band Restless King, playing southern rock takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Panama Hatties will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.
Thursday:  July 11
Saltwater Fishing Workshops - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park will host a series of hands-on, saltwater fishing workshops to teach visitors the basic techniques for catching fish, as well as the importance of conservation and safety. The workshops are designed for two different age groups. Adult workshops for ages 18 and over, will be held Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25. Youth workshops, for ages 8 to 17, will take place on Fridays, July 12, 19 & 26. The 3-hour workshops start at 9 a.m. and cost $20 per participant, including park entrance fee. Advance registration is required. 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast.  386-446-6783
Concerts in the Plaza - Free live concert with The Falling Bones playing classic rock and roll  from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine's historic Plaza de la Constitucion.
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 portrays 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.  $49 per person. 95 Cordova St. 904-810-6810.
FridayJuly 12
Free Movies By The Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present a free showing of The Never Ending Story starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 111 Avenida Menendez  904-824-1606
Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre - Rise of the Guardians is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 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.
Friday and SaturdayJuly 12 & 13 
Colonial Crew Revue - Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show 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.
SaturdayJuly 13
Second Saturdays 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 Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.  There is a $3 parking fee. 904-823-4500
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour - St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour. 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 Inc. office at 5 p.m. and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required.
Second Saturday Plant Sale - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts their monthly plant sale from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783
Special Singles ONLY Spirits with Spirits - A Paranormal Pub Crawl - Learn how to use real paranormal investigative equipment while visiting pubs and bars that have been the site of paranormal investigations. Presented by St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours, tickets are $17 each and include your first domestic draft.
SundayJuly 14
Sail Aboard the Sirenia - Join St. Augustine Eco Tours for a sail through the beautiful waters of the Matanzas River. Hang at the back and watch the Captain work the lines or look for wildlife from the trampoline. Special rates are $45/adults and $30/kids.  Departure times are at 1:153:45, & 6:15 p.m. and depart from the St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez  904-377-7245
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 at7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. 904-824-7211

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