Entertainment in St Augustine this week

400-FORT-CASTILLOBarbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, informed local Historic City News reporters about the following entertaining events for our St Johns County readers.

What Flows From Spain Exhibit – In recognition of Florida’s quincentennial, the St. Augustine Art Association features a special exhibit of the works of Cuban-American artist Elio Beltran. The exhibit, titled What Flows From Spain, includes several large-scale narrative paintings emphasizing Florida’s ties to Spain. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

The American Glass Guild Presents American Glass Now: 2013 – The St. Augustine Art Association will host the second juried American Glass Guild exhibition featuring works by acclaimed stained glass artists. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310

St. Augustine Art Association Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge – The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310

Monday – Friday: May 13 – 17

Chosen Pathways Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibit of works by Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton. Admission is free. Gallery Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Tuesday: May 14

Benny Goodman Tribute – Dave Bennett Quartet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Advance tickets are $50 for reserved VIP seating and $30 for general admission seating. There is a $5 discount for tickets purchased before the day of the event. A meet the artists “Afterglow” is offered for VIP ticket holders. www.RomanzaFestivale.com

Wednesday: May 15

Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 – A free seaside concert featuring Leisure Man playing classic rock & roll from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. LaStrada Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org

Pig Roast at the Fountain of Youth – The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will host a pig roast at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave at 6 p.m. The menu is roast pig, rice and beans, salad, dessert, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Advance tickets are $22; day of the event $25. A cash bar with wine and beer will be available. www.staugmaritimeheritage.org

Thursday: May 16

The Evolution of Dolphin Care and Training – The future of caring for and training of bottlenose dolphins, and how today’s Marineland is advancing scientific learning about dolphins in human care will be presented at 6 p.m. at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd. Admission is free. Guest speakers are William Hurley, VP and Chief Zoological Officer; Michael Hunt, Director of Animal Training, Georgia Aquarium; and Kevin Roberts, Curator of Marine Mammals, Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net

Friday & Saturday: May 17 & 18

Florida’s Historic Trust 35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference – In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of La Florida and the 125th anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon, Florida’s Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its 35th Annual Preservation Conference in St. Augustine. www.FloridaTrust.org

Friday: May 17

Meet and Greet with Spider-Man and Iron Man – Adventure Landing hosts a free meet and greet with photo opportunities with 2 super heroes. Spider-Man will be at 2780 State Road 16, St. Augustine from 5 – 6:15 p.m. and Iron-Man from 6:45 – 8 p.m. 904-827-9400 www.adventurelanding.com

Hotel Ponce de Leon Anniversary Lecture – Leslee Keys presents a lecture titled “The Modern Wonder of the Ancient City: The Myth and the Marvel of the Hotel Ponce de Leon.” The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room of the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. The lecture will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 904-819-6282 www.ponce125.com

Saturday: May 18

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials from 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 St. in St. Augustine. board@tolomatocemetery.com www.tolomatocemetery.com

Murder Mystery Authors Book Signing at Lighthouse – Ponte Vedra Beach artist and writer Sharon Goldman and her sister, author Marilyn Baron, of Palm Coast, have collaborated again on a new comedic mystery called “Murder at the Outlet Mall.” The St. Augustine Lighthouse hosts their book signing from 1 – 4 p.m. The event is free to the public, plus attendees can register to win fabulous prizes (including Coach, Le Creuset products, Lighthouse prints and more) 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

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.

Sunday: May 19

Taste of the Beach – Annual ‘taste-fest’ with the crowd and judges selecting the coveted “Best of the Beach” restaurant at the end of the evening. Admission is free and taste tickets sell for $1 each. The Taste of St. Augustine Beach takes place from noon – 6 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org

7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival – Keepers of the Coast host the 7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival from noon – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez. The family-oriented festival will feature live music, conservation and wildlife education tables, arts and craft vendors, a silent auction, food and beverages and “Keeper’s Cove,” an interactive children’s program that includes an obstacle course mimicking the conservation challenges sea turtle face. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person and all proceeds fund annual local beach clean-up efforts and summer education programs. www.keepersofthecoast.org 904-687-7694

Local Resident Specials

Local Resident Specials

St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. 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

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