This Week in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

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October  9, 2017




Monday - Sunday, October 9 - 15 


Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times Exhibition

Immerse yourself in fashion and history in this highly anticipated exhibition at the Lightner Museum. Dressing Downton™, a 13-week display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS's most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey®, will be elegantly displayed in the museum's Grand Ballroom Gallery. The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for college students and seniors, $10 for 12-17 year olds, and free for youth under age 12. The ticket cost includes entry to the museum. There will be special Upstairs/Downstairs Tours and Afternoon Teas that take place daily during the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874   

High Tea at Cafe Alcazar


Immerse yourself with the full experience of the Dressing Downton exhibition with a special tea in the Cafe Alcazar located in the historic pool area of the Lightner Museum. The high teas will include sweet and savory items reminiscent of Gilded Age high style.  Through January 7 teas will be at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are required and can be purchased online. Tickets are $55. 25 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-9948 


Upstairs/Downstairs at the Alcazar Tours

The history of the Lightner Museum as well as its former splendor as the Alcazar Hotel shows many parallels to the time period and lives of the characters of the popular television series Downton Abbey®. This is a guided tour to areas of the museum typically closed to the public where participants will learn what life was like for both guests and staff who visited and worked at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. The tour lasts one hour and is in addition to the Dressing Downton exhibition and continues through January 7. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased through the website. Reservations are required. This tour is recommended for adults only. 75 King St., St. Augustine 844-426-4088  


Blade Runner 2049, IMAX 3D Film

Three-time Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott is set to produce the follow-up to his own groundbreaking fiction classic Blade Runner. The film is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. Showing through October 19. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123  



Monday - Saturday, October 9 - 14


Penumbra: The Space between Light and Dark

Experience this exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, which showcases the work of Julianne French, Debra Mixon Holliday and Masha Sardari. The artwork displayed by the three artists includes many mediums, such as photography, monochrome transfers and printmaking. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 


Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts this exhibition of artwork by the Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614  



Tuesday - Sunday, October 10 - 15  


Fall Members Show

This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases works created by the association's members in various styles and media. The exhibition is free and open to the public through October 29. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310  


Aftermath: The Healing Power of Art Exhibition

The St. Augustine Art Association presents this special exhibition that opens on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew. The works on display are those created in response to the storm. The exhibition is free and open to the public through October 29 . The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 



Tuesday, October 10


Ideas & Images Series at Flagler College

Maritime archaeologist James Delgado, senior vice president at Search, Inc., will reveal the secrets of three underwater shipwrecks discovered in the Gulf of Mexico during a talk titled

Sunk by a Hurricane: The Discovery and Exploration of Three Deepwater Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. The event is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481



Tuesday & Friday, October 10&13  


Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl Tour

Learn about how many of our present day Halloween customs began...bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and masks, and you search for ghosts and goblins at pubs and taverns in St. Augustine's historic downtown district on this exclusive 2.5-hour Halloween tour. This spine-tingling walking tour departs at 7 p.m. from Al's Pizza, where guests will enjoy a complimentary welcome drink before the start of the tour. Tickets are $25 per person. Advance reservations required. 1 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 



Wednesday, October 11


Screening of Illegally Yours 30th Anniversary

The St. Augustine Historical Society, in partnership with the St. Johns County Public Library System, the Castillo de San Marcos of the National Park Service and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, have planned an event to commemorate the cinematic adventure, Illegally Yours, filmed in St. Augustine in 1987. Join St. Augustine residents and film extras for a special free screening of the film Illegally Yours at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 



Wednesday - Sunday, October 11 - 15  


Afternoon Tea and Film at Corazon Cinema and Cafe

Complement your visit to the Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times exhibition at the Lightner Museum with a unique and elegant afternoon tea at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Enjoy seasonal savories, sweets and classic tea favorites plus a screening of the movie

Gosford Park. A cash bar will also be available. Reservations are at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Advance paid registrations preferred and available online. Seating is limited. The cost is $45. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736  



Thursday, October 12


Throwback Thursday: Snow Falling on Cedars at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

Carl, a fisherman in the waters off Washington, has been found dead, drowned in his own nets, but with a serious head wound. Was he murdered? This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a lunch package and viewing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736  


Evenings at Whitney - Adventures in History

Evenings at Whitney presented by Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns at 7 p.m. with the program titled Adventures in History. David Nolan, American author and regional historian, has been researching St. Augustine's history for the past 40 years, and he will share his experiences and findings about America's oldest city. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Registration or reservations are not necessary. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-461-4000 


Thursday - Sunday, October 12 - 15


The Full Monty

The Limelight Theatre's season opens with this pop-rock musical. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a 10-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission to the show is $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $20 for military and students. The performance runs through October 22. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164  



Friday, October 13


Marineland Beach Walk

See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-10:30 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500 


Lynyrd Skynyrd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guest The Outlaws live in concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the performance is at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $129-$54. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 


St. Augustine Orchestra Salute to American Composers

When American music is thought of, what usually comes to mind is jazz, blues, rock 'n roll or country, but lesser known is the significant number of composers who have built a distinctly American sound to classical music in this country. To kick off the 2017-2018 season, the St. Augustine Orchestra will feature seven American composers whose rich sound is proof that classical music also has strong roots in the United States. This concert takes place at Anastasia Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and free for youth under age 12. Tickets are available at the door. 1650 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-540-6664 



Friday & Sunday, October 13&15  


Haunted Barn at the Downtown Farm Market

Rype & Readi is hosting this haunted barn at its downtown location from 6:30-9:30 p.m. both days. Youth ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult, are encouraged to attend Sunday's not-so-spooky evening from 5-7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 or $5 with canned food donation. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070 



Friday - Sunday, October 13- 15


St. Augustine Amateur Golf Championship

Played at the St. Johns Golf Club, the 14th annual Amateur Golf Championship features 84 of the best players from across the United States and many countries. The event crowns its champion with the coveted Jay Jennison award, and the trophy is a Morion Helmet replica of what the Conquistadors wore in St. Augustine. The event is free and open to the public and there is food, drink and parking available each day. The event proceeds benefit the First Tee of North Florida. For tee times, live scoring and weather updates, visit the website. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-460-9577 


St. Augustine Greek Festival

Celebrate all things Greek - food, dancing, music and heritage - at this annual festival celebrating St. Augustine's Greek heritage. Enjoy homemade Greek foods and pastries, shop at the outdoor market and enjoy the games and rides. There will be Hellenic music and performances by Greek dance troupes from throughout Florida. The festival takes place at Francis Field on Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This year admission is free to help with the stress of storm recovery, and donations for hurricane relief efforts are encouraged. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-479-6729 


Rebel in the Rye at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

This film is about the life of celebrated but reclusive author J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel The Catcher in the Rye. The film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe on Wednesday through Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Admission ranges from $8-$6.36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 


Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze

Fall is in the air at Sykes and Cooper Farms. This family friendly event offers a corn maze, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. The farm is open Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The last ticket sold is one hour prior to closing. General admission is $10, and admission for youth ages 2 and under is free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton 904-692-1370  



Saturday, October 14


Jacksonville Creepy Crawl 5K & Vampire Walk

Wear your Halloween costume for this run and walk throughout the Nocatee community. The run and walk begin at 8:05 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Registration ranges from $30-$15. The vampire walk is free, but a donation is suggested. 100 Marketside Ave., Ponte Vedra Beach 800-293-6527 


Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve

Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you're invited to join docents from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots provided. The program is included with regular admission to the reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 


Casting Competition

This competition takes place at Oyster Creek Outfitters from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Test your casting skills and win great prizes. Food and beverages will be available from noon-2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 314 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine 904-342-8105 


Free St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl

Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city's rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city pet ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man's best friend and explore the nation's oldest city. Tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 


Herbs in the Garden and Second Saturday Plant Sale

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts its monthly plant sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At 10:30 a.m., learn about integrating herbs in your home decorating. At 11 a.m., learn about culinary and medicinal uses of herbs with Maggie's Herb Farm. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a chat about container gardening. Herb products and herb-themed baked goods will be available to purchase. Entrance into the park ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 


St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Hear the stories behind your favorite No. 1 songs by the writers who wrote them, such as songs that were recorded by hit artists Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Brett Young, Tim McGraw and Brantley Gilbert. Songwriters are always behind the scenes, but not at this event, which takes place at Prohibition Kitchen, 119 St. George St., and Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St. At Prohibition Kitchen, Rick Ferrell, Jared Mullins and Brandon Chase will perform from 1-3 p.m. At Colonial Oak Music Park, Cliff Cody and Tommy Cecil will perform at 4 p.m., Kelly Archer and Brian Davis will perform at 5:30 p.m., and David Lee and Phillip White will perform at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 904-342-2857 


St. Augustine Fashion Week Road to Season 4 Kickoff Event

 St. Augustine Fashion Week returns with the Road to Season 4 Kickoff Event at the St. Augustine Shipyard from 6-10 p.m. Ten small-brand designers will share their fall/winter 2017 collections to guests. The evening includes music, cocktails, a designer meet and greet and a designer showroom. All guests will receive a swag bag. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at the door. 117 Dockside Dr., St. Augustine 904-669-9245 


Castillo by Candlelight: Taking the Plunge

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening tour, which looks at soldier life in the Castillo during the First Spanish period (1565-1763). During the early years of the Spanish colony, much of the city of St. Augustine directly relied on military pay to survive. Being a soldier was not only a job, it was a way of life. The tour follows a young man taking the plunge and joining the ranks as a soldier in defense of his hometown. Tours depart from the ticket booth at 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-15 and free for youth under age 5. Reserve tickets in advance through phone or at the Castillo ticket booth. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 Ext. 233 


Gamble Rogers Concert Series

The next event in the Gamble Rogers Concert Series takes place at the St. Augustine Art Association and features Haiqiong Deng, master artist of the traditional Chinese instrument guzheng, with Greg Ruggiero. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 



Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15


Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore

This two-day event that raises money for MS research takes cyclists from TPC Sawgrass to Daytona Beach and back with rest stops, lunch daily and multiple route options. The tour starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at TPC Sawgrass, 5430 Palm Valley Rd., or 8:30 a.m. at Marineland, 9600 N. Oceanshore Blvd.The cost to register ranges from $75-$35 plus there is a $250 fundraising minimum. 855-372-1331 


Paint Your Pumpkin

Stop by Rype & Readi's Downtown Farm Market located in downtown St. Augustine to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and paint a spooky face from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Supplies are provided. The cost is $5-$3 per youth. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070 


Pellicer Creek Raid

The Florida Agricultural Museum will present the 8th annual Pellicer Creek Raid: A Civil War Reenactment. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery and cavalry troops will stage two battles, one on Saturday and one on Sunday at 1 p.m. When the participants are not on the battle field, their historic camps will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to illustrate other aspects of military life circa 1864. Admission is $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast 386-446-7630 



Sunday October 15


Snow Falling on Cedars at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

Carl, a fisherman in the waters off Washington state, has been found dead, drowned in his own nets with a serious head wound. Was he murdered? Post-war anti-Japanese sentiments are still running high, and a murder suspect is found in the local Japanese-American community in the form of Kabuo, another fisherman, who had a grudge against Carl's family. Ishmael, the small town's newspaperman, may have the information that would acquit Kabuo, but can he ever put his jilted love for Hatsue (Kazuo's wife) aside? This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 4 p.m. Admission is $6. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 


BoDeans: Stripped Down, Beautiful Renditions of BoDeans Classics at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is proud to welcome alt-rock roots band BoDeans, which will feature a more intimate performance of stripped-down versions of classic BoDeans songs. Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continues to tour year round and deliver amazing,high-energy performances. Those who have followed BoDeans' remarkable 30-year musical career know that the band's blend of compelling songs and high-energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $38 and $34. 1050 A1A North, Ponte   Beach 904-209-0367  


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