Guided Tours, Outdoor Concerts, Free Movies, and Art Exhibitions – This Week in St. Augustine

Monday – Sunday: August 12 – 18

 

4th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit – This stunning exhibition features landscapes, floral, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 11 Marine St. 904-824-2310. www.staaa.org
 
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit – Artist Donny Miller’s Ignorance is a Choice exhibit will be on display at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery. Donny’s unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com 
 
Elysium: The IMAX Experience– The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame will feature ELYSIUM set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. Show times are 2, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 with additional showings at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 

Wednesday:  August 14

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 
 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves playing beach music takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant FA Cafe will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
 
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature is Honey I Shrunk the Kids. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys 

Tuesday:  August 13

Guided Hike at Matanzas Inlet – Join GTM Research Reserve and National Park guides for a hiking tour along the inlet shores to learn about seashells, coquina rock, dune vegetation, heavy minerals, mollusks, dune vegetation and the history of beach sand. Meet guides at the inlet parking area on A1A Matanzas Inlet Bridge before 8:30 a.m. for this 1 ½ hour tour. Reservations are required. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerrmatanzashike.eventbrite.com

Thursday – Sunday:  August 15 – 18

Ordinary People – This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine’s first colonists. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com
 

Thursday: August 15

Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with The Grapes of Roth playing classic rock and roll from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. www.PlazaConcerts.com 904-825-1004

 

Friday and Saturday: August 16 & 17

Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street. 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. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
 
Sea Your History Weekend: Historic Lighthouses – Navigation, defense and hauntings
are the themes for the weekend presentation at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Friday from 3-6 p.m. help Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks. Saturday at 9 a.m. meet and work with traditional wooden boatbuilding as they build a boat from centuries gone by. At 11 a.m., a Smithsonian Presentation Weekend value pack, which includes all 3 events and 2 days at the Lighthouse, is $25.www.staugustinelighhouse.org 904-829-0745

Friday: August 16


Victoria Justice Concert – Victoria Justice brings her “Here’s 2 Us Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $37.50 to $65. 1340 A1A South, 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com 


Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. This Friday’s classic film, Singing in the Rainwill be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606  www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys 

Saturday: August 17

Guided Beach Exploration at Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve Docents from 8:30 to 10: 30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com
 

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour– St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. 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 office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087  www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 

Sunday: August 18

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, 102 San Marco Avenue, are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. 904-824-7211