Entertainment in St Augustine this week

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Barbara 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 going on this week, at little or no cost, for our St Johns County readers.

Wednesday:  July 31

Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 –  Live concert with the band Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg playing classic rock and roll takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Admission is free and Zaharia’s Restaurant 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 presents free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature,  Despicable Me,  will be shown at 8:30 p.m. behind Bayfront Mini Golf at St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

 

Thursday: August 1

Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with Rob Ellis Peck & Friends playing classic southern blues 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 – Sunday: August 2 – 4

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

 

Friday: August 2

First Friday Art Walk – From 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. New exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments are featured at over 20 participating galleries in St. Augustine. Tours begin at San Sebastian Winery.   Complimentary shuttle service to most galleries is provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys. 157 King St. 904-829-0065 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.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,On Golden Pond, will 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

 

Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre – Pirates of the Caribbean is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre. Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase, Gates open at 7 p.m. 1340 A1A South 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

 

Saturday: August 3

Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours 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

Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma

 

Guided Cultural Hike at GTM Reserve – From 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula during a guided cultural hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. The guided tour meets at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. The tour is free and there is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations required. http://gtmnerrculturalhike.eventbrite.com 904-823-4500

 

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration  –  Features a spectacular sunset across the bay plus dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier. Activities are from 3 p.m. – dusk. Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

 

Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park – Park rangers present programs on various topics ranging from sea turtles to star gazing. The program takes place from 6 – 7 p.m. at open-air pavilions with one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops in Northeast Florida, Anastasia State Park. The program is included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. The park entrance is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

 

Sunday: August 4

Arc in the Park 2nd Annual Benefit Concert – The Arc of the St. Johns Community Outreach Club hosts their 2nd annual community benefit concert featuring two local bands – Lovechunk and IVibes. The festivities take place 3 – 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion.   Besides the concert the park’s volleyball courts will feature jumbo beach ball games. 350 A1A Beach Blvd. 904-824-7249 www.arcsj.org

 

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