This Week in St. Johns County

This Week in St. Johns County

Monday – Sunday: August 17 – 23

Tapestry:  The Cultural Threads of First America
This signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition shares the story of how three intertwining cultures—Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans—came together to form the foundation of American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents and interactive elements. The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students with important historical sites and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Free admission. Located at the Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (904) 825-1000 or visit staugustine-450.com.

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter at the Corazon Cinema and Café
At 7 p.m., the historic Corazon Cinema and Cafe presents Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Rated R). Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) stars in the unique journey as a jaded Japanese woman who discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS. Believing it to be a treasure map, she heads to Fargo in search for a large case of money. Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for students, military and seniors. Food service, beer and wine are available throughout the day as well as during the film. Located at 36 Granda St., St. Augustine. Call (904) 679-5736 or visit www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com.

Ongoing Special Tours
For a complete list of eco/kayak, food, history and other tours taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit things-to-do/sightseeing tours.

Monday – Friday: August 17 – 21

Art Exhibitions at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Sara Pedigo, Ron Gibbons and Maria Valdez Dullger will exhibit and sell their original works through Sept. 3 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Their works of art will be on display Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 280-0614 or visit www.ccpvb.org.

Tuesday: August 18

GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture
This lecture series is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office. The series is designed to inform the public about their coastal natural world. The lectures are free so space is limited and reservations are requested. Located at 9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland. For more informationa, call (904) 823-4500 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday – Sunday: August 18 – 23

St. Augustine Art Association’s 6th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition
St. Augustine Art Association’s 6th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition runs through August 31 and features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org.

Wednesday: August 19

Music by the Sea
Every Wednesday evening through October 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Music by the Sea live concerts takes place in the beautiful oceanfront setting at The St Johns County Pier Park. This week’s performer is Amy Alysia & the Soul Operators playing R & B music. Dinners priced $10 or less from Salt Life Food Shack are available on site. Located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd in St Augustine Beach. www.thecivicassociation.org

Wednesday – Sunday: August 19 – 23

Living in the Age of Airplanes, IMAX Documentary Film
The IMAX Theater at World Golf Village presents a documentary film “Living in the Age of Airplanes” which renews our appreciation for this amazing invention as it stunningly conveys the wonder and grandeur of flying. The airplane may be the closest thing we have to a time machine. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. Located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 940-4123 or visit www.worldgolfimax.com.

Thursday: August 20

Free Throw Back Thursday Movie at The Corazon Cinema and Café
At noon, The Corazon Cinema and Cafe offers a free showing of the movie Network. A choice of a  delicious sandwich or a scrumptious salad, served with hot popcorn, and a small soda is available for only $10. Located at 36 Granda St., St. Augustine. Call (904) 679-5736 or visit www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com.

Dinner and Show at the Raintree Restaurant
Celebrate 450 years of Florida’s history and a wonderful dinner with Dianne Jacoby as she brings characters from the past to life at 6 p.m. every Thursday in August at Raintree. Tickets are $45 per person, tax and gratuity included. Reservations required. Call The Raintree after 1 p.m. to reserve now. Located at 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-7211 or visit raintreerestaurant.com.

Concert in the Plaza
From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night through September 3 enjoy a live free concert under the live oaks in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion. This week’s performers are The Rick Acrusa Band. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. On the Plaza at Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine. www.staugustinegovernment.com

Whitney Lab Lecture
Dr. Kate L. Mansfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Marine Turtle Research Group Lab Director, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida will be the speaker as part of the Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series. Dr. Mansfield presentation begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The lecture takes place at the Center for Marine Studies at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine (in town of Marineland). For more information, call (904) 461-4000 or visit www.whitney.ufl.edu.

Rob Thomas with Special Guests Plain White T’s Concert
Grammy-winning pop superstar Rob Thomas and special guests Plain White T’s perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.). Rob Thomas is a multi-platinum, gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty. Grammy-nominated Chicago alt-pop outfit, Plain White T’s has released six studio albums with their unique mix of spunky energy and pop/rock sound. Tickets range from $89.50 (seated pit) to $39.50. Located at 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 209-0367 or visit www.staugamphitheatre.com.

Thursday – Sunday: August 20 – 23

Beyond Therapy at Limelight Theatre
This play by Christopher Durang focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests they place a personal ad. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. Located at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

Friday – Sunday: August 21 – 23

21st Annual Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am Tournament
The world’s second-most prestigious skimboarding event takes place at Vilano Beach just across the inlet from St. Augustine. More professional skimboarders compete in this event than any other—many started the tour in the spring in Brazil. The Vilano Beach tournament is one of eight that decide the World Skimboarding Champion. Features men’s and women’s professional divisions, as well as amateurs. For more information, call (904) 540-1189. 

Saturday: August 22

Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. Located at 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 823-4500 or visit gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com.

Big Cup Tournament at the Slammer & Squire
Play in a fun and exciting 4-person team scramble 9-hole Big Cut tournament at 1:30 p.m. at the Slammer & Squire for only $30 plus tax. Entry fee includes 9 holes of championship golf, hors d’oeuvres after your round and prizes. Registration online at www.golfwgv.com. Located at 2 World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 940-6088.

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour, and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. Every Thursday admission to the First Colony Exhibit at the Government House is also free to SJC residents. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery and St. Augustine Distillery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, visit the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.floridashistoriccoast.com.

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