St. Augustine Events Feb 12-17

Art Exhibits and Outdoor Activities This Week:

Monday through Sunday: February 11- 17

Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum – The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings will be 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 www.lightnermuseum.org

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. Sunday – Thursday; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.picassoartandarena.com       904-825-1000
 
“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. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com

Big Red Art Show – A celebration of the color red includes works that convey a range of moods and meanings with any variation of the spectrum’s hottest color. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine St. in St. Augustine and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. www.staaa.org  904-824-2310

Asian Vignettes Photographs by John Roppolo – “An Asian Vignette” features photographs from a recent trip to Southeast Asia, where Roppolo spent six weeks traveling throughout Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, experiencing the cultures and lifestyles of the people. The Pasta Art Gallery, 214 Charlotte St. is open noon – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. 904-824-0251 www.pastaartgallery.net

Planning and Painting in Paradise – The exhibition “Planning and Painting in Paradise: The Art and Architecture of the Hotel Ponce de Leon” will open at 5 p.m. This collection of art architectural drawings related to Henry Flagler’s beautiful hotel will be open through February 22 at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla Street in St. Augustine. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Wednesday through Sunday: February 13 – 17

Limelight Theatre Presents Lost in Yonkers – Neil Simon’s coming of age tale about a young man who must come to terms with his bleak life in Yonkers.  The production takes place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; and $20 for students and active-duty military.  www.limelight-theatre.org   904-825-1164

Saturday: February 16 

Castillo By Candlelight – Night tours by candlelight will be from 6 -9 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive. Revisit the events of the Second Seminole War from the eyes of a United States Army Sergeant. Admission is $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 – 15; and free for children 4 and younger. www.nps.gov/casa
 904-829-6506, ext. 233.

Great Backyard Bird Count – Saturday adventure for birders from novice to expert begin at the Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street in St. Augustine. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. participants will head out to count as many feathered friends as possible!  Guides will offer suggestions on locations and will be present at many key birding sites.  Last year, St. Augustine placed 5th nationally in this nationwide bird counting event. 904-209-3730 aibirdcount@gmail.com

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at 16 Cordova Street in St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com

A Day in Old Florida at Faver-Dykes State Park – Faver-Dykes State Park hosts living history demonstrations including pine needle basketry, a 1700s Trapper Trader Camp, blacksmithing, a Timucua Native American display, and a mullet net knitting. Features an activity center where children can paint a natural habitat, dig archaeology, play Native American games, and a palm frond activity. There will be scheduled nature hikes (11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.) and Ranger led kayak tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Reservations are required for the kayak tours and cost $10 per person (must be 12 years old or older). Food will be on sale, including pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages baked goods and kettle corn.  The Festival is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd. in St. Augustine. Admission is $5 per vehicle. 386-446-6783 www.floridastateparks.org/faverdykes

St. Augustine Chocolate Tour – Guided journey to the finest chocolatiers in St. Augustine. Learn the history of chocolate while sampling truffles, pastries, and gooey delights. The 2 hours tour departs at 1:30 p.m. from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 27 San Marco Ave. The tour cost is $60.   904-829-3800
www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/tour-chocolate.asp

Saturday and Sunday: February 16 & 17

Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier – A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and lots of great food. The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park located on A1A in St. Augustine Beach. Admission is free.  352-344-0657  www.tnteventsinc.com