Art Exhibits, Music, Chalk Festival, Theatre, Grand Muster, Blessing of the Fleet, and More!

Monday through Sunday: March 18 – 24

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  

Art Exhibit: Global Latitudes: Travels Near & Far – The St. Augustine Art Association hosts a visual travelogue of the places and diverse cultures lost and found on planet Earth. 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

“Negro Y Blanco” Art Exhibit at Space Eight – Exhibition of black and white creations by artist Anthony Ausgang. Titled “Negro Y Blanco,” the exhibit takes place at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., in St. Augustine. www.spaceeight.com  904-829-2838

Monday – Friday: March 18 – 22
What Could Be Exhibition – Artist Anna von Mertens’ What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. The artist meticulously translates empirical data about subjects as far ranging as energy in nuclear explosions to auras in historical paintings into paintings, hand-dyed and hand-stitched fabrics. The gallery will host the exhibition through April 12. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays noon to 4 p.m. www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Monday: March 18
Periphery Concert – Metal band Periphery performs at 8 p.m. at The Standard, 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Their self-title album debuted in 2010 and their latest album “This Time Its Personal” was released in July. Sleight of Mind and The Winter will open for Periphery. Tickets are $13. www.thestandardfl.com
Friday: March 22
Yo Gabba Gabba Live! – State-of-the-art production and interactive experience for kids and adults of all ages. Hip-hop legend Biz Markie joins the cast for this tour titled “Get the Sillies Out.” Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A. Tickets are $45, $35, and $25. www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-471-1965
Friday, Saturday & Saturday: March 22, 23 & 24
St. Augustine Chalk Walk Festival
This St. Augustine 450th Anniversary event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday with a Chalk Walk party. Then, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, more than 70 artists will use the 500-year old art form of chalking to express St. Augustine’s Spanish Colonial heritage on the sidewalks between the Historic Downtown Parking Facility and the Visitor Information Center at 10 West Castillo Dr. Cash prizes will be presented for the best sidewalk creations. This is a free event for people of all ages to participate and create. Sunday is a full day of public viewing ending with a sidewalk washing. www.staugustinechalkwalk.com
Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton Baskin in Unguarded Moments -Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ search for a good marriage after her divorce is the theme of this play presented in the Flagler Room of Flagler College, 74 King Street in St. Augustine. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are $20. 904-710-1782.

Limelight Theatre Presents: The Rainmaker – Richard Nash’s play about the Curry family and their hopes of a marriage and rain during the American Depression Era. 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 

Saturday: March 23
Garden + History Tour of Washington Oaks Gardens – Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Ranger Dixon will share a stroll through the formal Gardens and provide the history of the Washington Oaks Historic District from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ranger Dixon will share her passion about the various flowers, plants, and butterfly species that the park has to offer. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. The park is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL. www.FloridaStatePark.orgs/
Artbreakers 2013 Music & Art Festival – “Back to the 70’s” themed event will feature a 90-minute performance by Derek St. Holmes, the original lead vocalist for the Ted Nugent Band. The event also features a silent auction, prizes for the best 70’s attire and the Cancer Support Services and Info Tent. The event is a fund raiser for Artbreakers — a non-profit organization supporting St. Johns County cancer patients. The event takes place 5:30 p.m. at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 each. www.artbreakers.org  904-599-2551
Spanish Garrison’s Grand Muster  St. Augustine’s Spanish Garrison conducts a colorful grand muster from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Activities and an encampment depicting 18th century Spanish military arts and garrison take place throughout the day at the Colonial Quarter and Castillo de San Marcos. At 8 p.m., the Garrison’s Torchlight Parade begins at the Castillo and ends at the Governor’s Palace on the Plaza. Visitors are invited to follow the parade. www.staugustinegarrison.com
Kayaking Old City Style – Guided 2-hour eco tour provides a unique perspective of the historic Castillo de San Marcosand gorgeous views of the bay front. An interpretive guide identifies wildlife along the way and explains local salt marsh ecology. No experience necessary. Stable tandem kayaks make the paddle enjoyable for all. The tour costs $40/paddler. Tours depart at 10 a.m. from St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-377-7245  www.staugustineecotours.com
Saturday & Sunday: March 23 & 24
Old Town Art & Craft Show – Celebrate spring at this juried art and fine craft show featuring outstanding artists and craftsmen from St. Augustine and around the country. Features the very best from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings – and much more! Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Held at Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. Free admission. 904-794-0084 www.OldTownArtShow.com

Sunday: March 17
Blessing of the Fleet – In an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft – all decorated with flags and bunting –receive this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de La Constitucionto the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  904-824-9725 www.sayc2000.com

Emma Concert Series: Dance Alive National Ballet – Dance Alive, featuring an international roster of award-winning dancers, performs at 2 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30.  www.EmmaConcerts.com  904-797-2800