Local entertainment for a stormy weekend

SPECIAL OFFER FOR HISTORIC CITY NEWS READERS

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys informed St. Johns County entertainment reporters at Historic City News that there will still be plenty of entertainment for residents and visitors this stormy weekend.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: August 26-28

SECOND SAMUEL AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Enjoy this touching comedy about life and friendship in the rural town of Second Samuel. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and active military. The Limelight Theater is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.Limelight-Theatre.org .

El CONQUISTADOR THRILL RIDE

Go for a thrilling, high-speed, one-hour ride across Matanzas Bay aboard El Conquistador, St. Augustine’s newest thrill ride. Narrated tour features history, speed and fun aboard this powerful speedboat. El Conquistador departs from the City Marina’s Slip 73. Tickets are $39.50 for adults and $29.50 for children (ages 4-12). Free for active duty military. Special rates for groups of eight or more. For safety reasons, children under four and pregnant women are not allowed onboard. For information and reservations, go to www.elconspeedboat.com or call 904.738.4695.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

Experience the first theater on St. Augustine’s St. George Street since a terrible fire destroyed the Genovar Opera House in 1914. The St. Augustine Murder Mystery Theatre features a great meal and exciting live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.15 each. For more information, call 904.671.2508 or go to www.StAugustineMurderMysteryDinnerTheater.com.

Saturday: August 27

LOW TIDE BIKE RIDE AT ANASTASIA STATE PARK

Get a great cardio workout on one of the most awesome beaches in Florida. The 9 a.m. ride is a 3 ½ mile loop and includes an ecology talk at the point of Conch Island. Bring at least one pint of water, bicycle, snack, binoculars, and sunscreen. Bike rentals will be available. Admission to the park is $8 per vehicle, up to 8 people, $4 for single occupant admission, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. Anastasia State Park is located on A1A on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.461.2035, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia .

LIVING HISTORY DAYS AT FORT MOSE

Experience living history demonstrations as volunteers in period dress offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past. The demonstrations take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting, at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. For more information, call 904.823.2232 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.

THOMAS ARVID AT GALERIA DEL MAR

Come meet the “Master of Modern Still Life” when artist Thomas Arvid visits Galeria del Mar in St. Augustine. The gallery will unveil Arvid’s newest major original oil painting, “Golden Opportunity” – a 30″x48″ canvas depicting six bottles of Far Niente. The artist will be available from noon to 4 p.m. for book signings and bottle dedications. Galeria de Mar is located at 9 King Street. For more information, call 904.829.2120.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

From 5 to 9 p.m. experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. For more information, call 904.823.9263.

PREMIER OF LOST ATLAS AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be hosting a premiere for Kai Neville’s new surf film entitled Lost Atlas. A location-based film shot in under 12 months, Lost Atlas takes the viewer on a candid jaunt into surfing today through the eyes of the most progressive, young surfers in the world. Premier events include performances by Le Blorr, Sunbears!, and Darkhorse Saloon, a taco cook-off and a surf merchandise sale. This premier movie event takes place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 A1A in St. Augustine. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.staugamphitheatre.com or call 904.209.3741

Saturday and Sunday: August 27 & 28

PGA TOUR GOLF ACADEMY CLINICS

Focus on the building blocks of a consistent swing at one-hour clinics presented by the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 904.940.3600 or visit www.touracademy.com .

KAYAKING FOR EVERYONE

Learn to kayak of brush up on your kayaking skills. St. Augustine Eco Tours offers a great 10am-12pm kayak trip that begins with a professionally-led paddle clinic. Paddle into the salt marshes where you may be greeted by wading birds or sea turtles! $40/adult, $30/kids 6-12. Call 904-377-7245 to learn more and make reservations!

Sunday: August 28

MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY

St. Augustine’s Raintree Restaurant and the Limelight Theatre are teaming up to bring patrons the acclaimed murder mystery, “Murder in the Olde City”! Set in 1880’s St. Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining ‘you are there’ style of staging. Based on a true story of love, hate, and revenge in the year 1886, and told with a seamless combination of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience becomes the jury! Featuring a sumptuous sit-down dinner and professional performers in full period attire, this promises to be the hit of the season! Tickets are $35 per person all inclusive, with adult beverages also served separately. Dinner will be served at the Raintree Restaurant (102 San Marco Avenue) at 7 p.m. with the show to follow at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Limelight Theatre (11 Old Mission Avenue). Please call 904.825.1164 for reservations, or 904.347.5103 for more information.

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum.

For more information on events and activities, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1.800.653.2489.
Jay Humphreys, Communications Director
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau
29 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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