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Monday – Sunday: April 20 – 26
Spanish El Galeon “Andalucia” in St. Augustine –  The full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish ship, El Galeon is open for tours at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  Named Andalucia, it is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565.  The ship is available through July 2015 for tours from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.  Admission to El Galeon is $15 for adults; $10 for children 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket.  111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606  www.ElGaleon.org
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.   904-825-1000

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 – Saturday:  April 20 – 25

Furious 7 at World Golf IMAX Theatre – Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7 on the 3-story screen at World Golf IMAX Theater.    Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Tuesday:  April 21

Flagler College Lecture: When Good Climate Goes Bad  – As part of the Ideas and Images lecture series, Dr. Sherry Johnson, professor of history, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University, discusses “When Good Climate Goes Bad: Climate Change and Opportunities for Florida History.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6400 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures

Tuesday – Sunday:  April 21 – 26

St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members’ Show  – The St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members show runs through April 26 and features works in varied styles and materials created by members of the Association.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310www.staaa.org

Wednesday:  April 22

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market

Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

 

Schooner Freedom Earth Day Sail – Enjoy getting back to nature on the greenest sailboat around.  Wind-powered, the Schooner Freedom uses less than a gallon of diesel a day and the entire vessel is made of materials that can be easily recycled.  Kick back and enjoy a relaxing day sail or a romantic sunset sail.  Departing at 12:15 p.m. for 1.5 hours $25 for adults, $10 for kids.  Departing at 2:15 p .m. for 2 hours $35 for Adults, $25 for kids. Sunset sail departs at 6:15 p.m. for 2 hours $45 per person, complimentary drinks included, pack a picnic.  111 Avenida Menendez.  904-810-1010www.schoonerfreedom.com

 

Visual Arts Curator Lecture – At 7 p.m., Kristan Kennedy discusses her work as the visual art curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. An accomplished artist, Kennedy focuses on commissioning new work by emerging international artists in the form of large-scale, site-specific installations and solo projects that exist at the borders of genres. The lecture takes place in the Gamache-Koger Theater in the college’s Ringhaver Student Center.  Admission is free. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.  904-826-8530  www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Wednesday – Sunday: April 22 – 26

13th Annual Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest – Experience northeast Florida’s abundant bird life and photogenic natural beauty at more than 170 exciting birding and outdoor photography events!  In addition to the ever-popular nature tours and excursions, new discoveries for this year’s event include workshops on preparing images and composition, photographing birds in flight, selections and layer masking, flash techniques and many in-field photography workshops. The festival is headquartered at the GTM Research Reserve, located 8 miles north of St. Augustine on A1A North. Discover the region’s phenomenal bird life and the area’s natural habitats that sustain them with bird walks and boat and kayak trips to undisturbed areas. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-4422www.FloridasBirdingandPhotoFest.com

Thursday – Sunday: April 23 – 26

No Sex Please We’re British at Limelight Theatre – This play is a British farce written by Alistaire Foote and Anthony Marriott.  The fast paced-plot revolves around an assistant bank manager, who lives above his bank with his new bride Francis. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $23 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Friday: April 24

Laird: The Series of Cphace Exhibition Opening – At 6 p.m., the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach opens a new exhibition, Laird:The Cphace Images. These images depict natural phenomena such as glaciers, rainforests, plantations, botanical gardens, swamps, reefs, mud flats and coral landscapes.  The images are captured with a converted camera that records infrared waves of the electromagnetic light spectrum that are invisible to the naked area.  This exhibit will be on display through May and is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.  904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

 

Alan Jackson Concert – Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Since signing his first record deal in 1989, Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums, recorded 35 number 1 hits and won more than 150 awards including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards and two Grammys.  Performing with Jackson will be rising Capitol Records star Jon Pardi and Grammy-nominated Brandy Clark (she also received two 2014 nominations — New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year).  Tickets for the 7 p.m. show (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) $86 standing room only in the pit and for Levels 100 and 200; $60.50 for the 300 level. and $25 obstructed view. 1340 A1A South St. Augustine.

904-209-0367  www.staugamphitheatre.com

Home Free Concert – The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes country a capella band Home Free to the stage at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)  Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s “The Sing Off” swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight.  Home Free entertains audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor. Tickets for this seated show include the $100 each VIP option (which includes best seats in the house, pre-show Meet and Greet and Q&A with the band to take place 90 minutes prior to the show, exclusive Spring 2015 Tour VIP laminated, limited-edition Show Hatch Print, photo with the band and crowd-free merchandize shopping). Reserved seating $30 in advance, $33 the day of the show. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

Saturday:  April 26

Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733

 

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 from the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd. Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com

 

Feel the Wheels – From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Junior Service League of St. Augustine and the Children’s Museum of St. Augustine present Feel the Wheels; hands-on fun with fire engines, trucks, boats cars and more!  The event takes place in the St. Augustine Outlet Mall parking lot.  Admission is $5 for children ages 2 and up; adults free. 500 Prime Outlets Blvd., St. Augustinewww.tagmuseum.org

 

26th Earth Day Celebration – From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts live entertainment, environmental groups and arts and crafts related to the environment. Activities and interests for all ages, prize drawings, food will be available, plant sale, and environmental experiences to enhance the children.  Park admission for Earth Day is $5 per car (includes one door prize ticket).  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783  www.floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks

 

A Taste of St. Augustine – This signature food festival at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves up exciting “tastes” from over 20 of St. Augustine’s famous restaurants.  Throughout the afternoon and evening, restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular “People’s Choice”, so make your vote count!  This tasty event takes place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission to the Taste of St. Augustine is $5 and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste.  Plus, the event features a “Race to the Taste” 5k run starting and ending at the Amphitheatre with course going through Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods.  Registration for the race is $30. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-3295  www.epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine.html

 

Uptown Saturday Night – From 5 – 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, 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 Ave., between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.  The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking.

 

EMMA Concert Performance: Sinfonia Toronto – 13-String Orchestra – Maestro Nurhan Aman conducts this virtuoso 13-member ensemble with skill and passion, presenting string orchestra repertoire through the ages. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at  Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Tickets are $35.  14 Granada Street, St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

 

Jefferson Starship Concert – Jefferson Starship celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jefferson Airplane & The San Francisco sound in concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  Created by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner, Jefferson Starship continues to perform their repertoire of hits spanning all the eras of their existence including “Jane,” “Somebody to Love,”  “White Rabbit” and many others.  The Mojo Gurus open the show at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.).  Tickets for this seated show are $60 each first 5 rows and $45 each for all remaining seats. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

Sunday:  April 26

24th Annual Tour de Forts Ride – Choose your distance from routes of 21, 38, 62 and 100 miles that start at Bartram Trail High School, named for William Bartram, a naturalist from Philadelphia. Ride along the St. Johns River which Bartram explored in 1774. Cycle the century route including the St. Augustine-Palatka Trail to Armstrong, part of the Gullah Gechee Corridor which begins in the barrier islands off the Carolinas. Bike by fields of potatoes and cabbages. Ride into the Ancient City of St. Augustine, the oldest city in America, now celebrating its 450th year, and pass by the Castillo de San Marcos. Registration before April 23 is $40 for NFBC members and $55 for non-members. After April 23 registration is $65.  Tours start at 7:30, 7:45, 8 and 8:15 a.m. The rides begin and end at Bartram Trail High School. 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, Saint Johns. http://nfbc.us/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=597416&item_id=396530

 

Music in the Box – Live acoustic music by The Wobbly Toms on stage at Limelight Theatre’s studio space the last Sunday of the month from 6 – 9 p.m.  Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.  904-825-1164  www.Limelight-Theatre.org

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