Arts and Entertainment this week in St Johns County

275-SPECIAL-EVENT-VENUEMonday – Sunday, August 8 – 14

America’s Parks Exhibition at Lightner Museum
Presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council, this exhibition portrays the wondrous beauty of America’s diverse landscapes. It also includes juried works of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas from the Find Your Park Plein Air event that was held during National Park Week in April. This exhibition is free and is located in the Lightner Museum’s mezzanine level, overlooking the historic pool area. Please enter through Café Alcazar entrance. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily with the last admission at 4:30 p.m. 75 King St. St. Augustine. 904-808-7330

Monday – Saturday, August 8 – 13

Curatorial’s Choice Exhibition
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the Curatorial’s Choice Exhibition in the Main Gallery through September 2. Featured artists include Marilyn Antram, Nancy Banks, Patricia Erickson, Elizabeth Quinn-Bolduc and Lynda Wainright. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

First Coast Plein Air Painters Member Exhibition
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the First Coast Plein Air Painters Member Exhibition in the Scene Gallery through September 2. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Tuesday – Sunday, August 9 – 14

7th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition
This popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. This exhibition will be on display through August 28. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

Wednesday, August 10

Music by the Sea Concert
Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7-9 p.m. This week’s featured performer will be Spanky the Band. Starting at 6 p.m., Obi’s Fillin’ Station will offer dinners as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com

Thursday, August 11

Dancing Hammers Concert
This concert provides a Hammered Dulcimer Duo concert experience. Robert Burns and Victoria Van Arnam combine their passions for hammered dulcimers, eclectic music and education into a dynamic concert experience. The concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. in the pool area of the Lightner Museum and is free and open to the public. Donations to the musicians are encouraged. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

Concert in the Plaza
From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday night through September 1, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance features Big Pineapple. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com

Thursday – Sunday, August 11 – 14

Concert at Colonial Oak Music Park
The Colonial Quarter is expanding its concert schedule on the Oak Stage to include free weekly offerings throughout the summer. Take Cover will perform beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Rob Peck Band will perform beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dewey Via will perform beginning at noon, and The Evans Brothers Band will perform at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Ivan Smith will perform at 7 p.m. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857 www.colonialquarter.com

Saturday, August 13

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. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org

Free St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city’s rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city pet ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man’s best friend and explore the nation’s oldest city. Tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com

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