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April 25 – May 1

 
National Parks Adventure 3D at World Golf IMAX
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure 3D takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all. 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

MondayThursday, April 25 – 28

The Jungle Book at the IMAX Theater
The IMAX at World Golf Village presents an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-club who’s been raised by a family of wolves in The Jungle Book. 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

MondaySaturday, April 25 – 30

 
Sharon Booma Exhibit at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Nationally-recognized artist Sharon Booma “Collections of Impulses” exhibit is a vigorous pursuit of a balance between the states of chaos and order that alternate and overlap in our lives. Her exhibit will be on display through May 27. Admission is free. The gallery is openMonday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614  www.ccpvb.org

TuesdaySunday, April 25 – May 1

St. Augustine Art Association Spring Members Show
St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members Show runs through May 1 and features works in varied styles and materials created by members of the association. The gallery is open TuesdaySaturday 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, April 27 

 
Saint Augustine Community Band Season FINALE Concert
The Finale Concert for 2016 season will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pacetti Bay Middle School Auditorium. Enjoy fine music performed by the city’s very own Saint Augustine Community Band. The concert program will include “The Star Spangled Banner” by Stamp, “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini, “American Riversongs” by LaPlante, “Midway March” by John Williams, “2nd Suite for Military Band” by Holst, “Big Band Classics” by Osterling, “Selections from Phantom of the Opera” by Barker, “John Williams in Concert” by Lavender and “His Honor” by Fillmore. Tickets are $15; children 12 and under are free. Tickets available at the venue.
245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine. 607-343-6441  www.facebook.com/St.AugustineCommunityBand

WednesdaySunday, April 27 – May 1 

 
14th Annual Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
Experience Northeast Florida’s abundant bird life and photogenic natural beauty at more than 140 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 abundant natural habitats that sustain them with bird walks and boat and kayak trips to undisturbed areas. This Festival is guaranteed to excite nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. There is a one-time $25 registration fee for the festival and each workshop or program has its own fee ($10 – $125). 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com

Thursday, April 28

THE PLAYERS Kickoff Party

Kick off THE PLAYERS with cocktails and delicious food on the verandah. Please come in all white attire. The party is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-543-5101 www.tpc.com/tpc-sawgrass

Thursday & Friday, April 28 & 29

Tommy Emmanuel with Guests The Lowhills at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $49.50 first 11 rows; $39.50 all remaining rows. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

ThursdaySunday, April 28 – May 1

The 39 Steps at The Limelight Theatre

This mystery is a mix of a Hitchcock masterpiece and a juicy spy novel with a dash of Monty Python – a whodunit that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and roaring with laughter. Rated PG-13. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26; $24 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30

Geiger Professional Rodeo
The Geiger Professional Rodeo will take place on Friday and Saturday at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. Events include bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. 5840 SR 207, Elkton. 904-209-0332 www.sjcfl.us/fairgrounds

FridaySunday, April 29 – May 1

21st Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival 
The 21st Anniversary edition of the popular Gamble Rogers Music Festival brings the best in American folk music to St. Augustine. The festival is a celebration of the music and storytelling of Gamble Rogers, an artist the Atlanta Constitution called “an American treasure worthy of inclusion in the Smithsonian.” The festival takes place at the Colonial Quarter. On Friday night there will be several music performances on multiple stages. On Saturday and Sunday the music continues along with workshops, family activities and more. Headliners include The Nouveaux Honkies, Richard Smith and Julie Adams, Sara Mac Band, Pierce Pettis, Grant Peeples, and the Wild Shiners. Local performers include Sam Pacetti, Flagship Romance, The Driftwoods, The Rubies, Amy Hendrickson, Bob Patterson & Charlie Simmons as The Obscure Brothers, The WillowWacks and many others. Check the website for entertainment lineup and ticket packages. 33 St. George Street, St. Augustine. 904-377-4163www.gamblerogersfest.org

Saturday, April 30

Cultural Influences in the Spanish Colonial Kitchen

Stop by Fort Matanzas National Monument between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. where re-enactors dressed as Spanish colonial women will describe the life of a typical woman in St. Augustine during the Spanish period. They will also demonstrate foods from three different cultures (Spanish, African, and Native American) combined to create some of the best dishes available in 1740s colonial Spanish Florida. It takes place at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center and admission is free. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma

Tilly the Trickster at Limelight Theatre
Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways? The performance starts at11 a.m. Admission is $26 for adult with free child ticket; $10 for additional child ticket. 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Labor of Love Family Fest
This event, benefiting the Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, celebrates fun, family and food at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event features food trucks, live raffle, live music and entertainment. There will also be a fire truck, police car, Hummer, helicopter and bookmobile to climb on/in along with 12 jumperama inflatables. Admission is $5 adults; $3 seniors and military; youth 12 and under free. W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. 904-823-8588 www.aomh.org
Last Saturday: Uptown Saturday Night 
From 5 p.m. to9 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.
Changing of The Guard
At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. Augustine’s St. George Street to Government House where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry. The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. club/garrison/cog
Alabama Shakes with special guest Dylan LeBlanc at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the return of southern rock group Alabama Shakes with guest Dylan LeBlanc at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.). Nominated for three Grammy Awards, their “Sound & Color” album is a follow-up to the Shakes’ 2012 debut “Boys & Girls,” which also earned the group three Grammy nominations. Tickets range from $50.50 – $30.50.1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Sunday, May 1

 
The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the GRAMMY Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – takingaudiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $63.50 seated pit, $53.50 Level 100; $43.50 Level 200, 300 and obstructed view. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

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