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Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com 904-825-1000
Romanza Week – Celebration of art and music in the Nation’s oldest city features more than 50 productions and presentations by more than 30 organizations to celebrateSt. Augustine’s “anniversary years.” Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, fashion show, dramatic productions and much more at various locations throughout St. Augustine. Many events are free. www.RomanzaFL.org
What Flows From Spain Exhibit – In recognition of Florida’s quincentennial, the St. Augustine Art Association features a special exhibit of the works of Cuban-American artist Elio Beltran. The exhibit, titled What Flows From Spain, includes several large-scale narrative paintings emphasizing Florida’s ties to Spain. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
The American Glass Guild Presents American Glass Now: 2013 – The St. Augustine Art Association will host the second juried American Glass Guild exhibition featuring works by acclaimed stained glass artists. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
St. Augustine Art Association Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge – The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
“Deeper-New Works Art Exhibit to Benefit Rikki” – Space:Eight Gallery exhibit opens with all new works by Chip Southworth produced for benefit of Rikke Southworth to aid in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., St. Augustine. The show will run through May 24 with all proceeds from art sales presented to Rikki. www.spaceeight.com 904-829-2838
Monday and Tuesday: May 13 & 14
The Secret – The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine – Could Jews, fleeing for their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded the City of St. Augustine? This stunning new play by Lee Weaver features this possibility, along with the drama of an ocean crossing, Indian and pirate attacks, religious intolerance and an unforgettable love story. This one-person show covers 50 years in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine are 7:30 p.m. General admission is $20, $15 for students and groups. www.OldFloridaMuseum.com 904-824-8874
Monday – Friday: May 13 – 17
Chosen Pathways Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibit of works by Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton. Admission is free. Gallery Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday: May 14
Benny Goodman Tribute – Dave Bennett Quartet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Advance tickets are $50 for reserved VIP seating and $30 for general admission seating. There is a $5 discount for tickets purchased before the day of the event. A meet the artists “Afterglow” is offered for VIP ticket holders. www.RomanzaFestivale.com
Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler – The Romanza Festivale and Raintree Restaurant present a special dinner theatre production of “The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler.” This exciting show relives the romance and achievements of Henry Flagler “the Founder of Florida Tourism.” Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. (suggested arrival time 5:30 p.m.) and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 per person all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased in advance from 2 p.m. daily at The Raintree, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.romanzafestivale.com
Wednesday – Sunday: May 15 – 19
StarTrek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience – Sneak Peek of Star Trek Into the Darkness starts at 8 p.m. at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine on Wednesday. The film will be shown till June 13 at the IMAX Theatre.
Wednesday: May 15
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 – A free seaside concert featuring Leisure Man playing classic rock & roll from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. LaStrada Italian Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
100 Years of Mark Twain – The Romanza Festivale and Raintree Restaurant present a special dinner theatre production of “100 Years of Mark Twain” starring Robert Gill. Gill captures America’s favorite humorist and his wit and wisdom. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. (suggested arrival time 5:30 p.m.) and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 per person all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased in advance from 2 p.m. daily at The Raintree, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.
Pig Roast at the Fountain of Youth – The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will host a pig roast at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave at 6 p.m. The menu is roast pig, rice and beans, salad, dessert, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Advance tickets are $22; day of the event $25. A cash bar with wine and beer will be available. www.staugmaritimeheritage.org
Thursday: May 16
The Evolution of Dolphin Care and Training – The future of caring for and training of bottlenose dolphins, and how today’s Marineland is advancing scientific learning about dolphins in human care will be presented at 6 p.m. at the Whitney Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd. Admission is free. Guest speakers are William Hurley, VP and Chief Zoological Officer; Michael Hunt, Director of Animal Training, Georgia Aquarium; and Kevin Roberts, Curator of Marine Mammals, Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
Twin Sister Concert at The Standard – The Standard will host Twin Sister and their buzzy hypnotic pop cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. Tickets are $10 – $12. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com
First Coast Opera Performs A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening – Features Gilbert & Sullivan favorite songs in a cabaret setting at The Riverview Club, 790 Christina Dr., St. Augustine Shores. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $30 at door. Students with ID $10. 904-417-5555; www.FirstCoastOpera.com
FrIday & Saturday: May 17 & 18
Sea Your History Weekend: The Art of Boatbuilding in the Oldest Port – The Art of Boatbuilding is the theme of a special weekend presentation at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Friday from 3-6 p.m. visitors can help Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks. Saturday at 9 a.m., visitors can meet and work with boat builders as they build a wooden boat from centuries gone by. At 11 a.m., a Smithsonian presentation gives visitors an opportunity to meet some of the people who make the Smithsonian the world’s leader in research and exploration. Weekend value pack which includes all 3 events and 2 days at the Lighthouse is $25. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighhouse.org
Riding into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance – Riding Into History, one of America’s premier motorcycle events, returns to World Golf Village in St. Augustine. On Friday at 10 a.m. there will be a Grand Marshal Historic Ride led by National Champion Racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer, Kevin Scwantz. On Saturday the gates to the Concours d’Elegance open at 10 a.m. Admission is $10. The event will feature hundreds of classic American motorcycles along the Village’s Walk of Champions. Vendors, exhibitors and entertainment will be included. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project. World Golf Village is located at I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.ridingintohistory.org
Friday – Sunday: May 17 – 19
Wine and Golf Fest – The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, located at I-95, exit 323 in St. Augustine, will host a full weekend of great food, outstanding wine and challenging golf. On Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. an elegant 5-course wine dinner ($75 per person) is featured. Saturday features morning golf on the Slammer & Squire Course and a 1 – 4 p.m. Wine & Food Tasting showcases more than 100 wines. A Sip and Play package including golf and the Wine & Food Tasting is available for $119. Tickets to just the wine event are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. There will be a special $39.95 per person Champagne Brunch on Sunday from 8 – 10 a.m. A portion of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. 904-342-6251 www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com
Florida’s Historic Trust 35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference – In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of La Florida and the 125th anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon, Florida’s Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its 35th Annual Preservation Conference in St. Augustine. www.FloridaTrust.org
Friday: May 17
Meet and Greet with Spider-Man and Iron Man – Adventure Landing hosts a free meet and greet with photo opportunities with 2 super heroes. Spider-Man will be at 2780 State Road 16, St. Augustine from 5 – 6:15 p.m. and Iron-Man from 6:45 – 8 p.m. 904-827-9400 www.adventurelanding.com
Hotel Ponce de Leon Anniversary Lecture – Leslee Keys presents a lecture titled “The Modern Wonder of the Ancient City: The Myth and the Marvel of the Hotel Ponce de Leon.” The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room of the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. The lecture will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 904-819-6282 www.ponce125.com
The Original Wailers, SouLo Lyon & Beat Ivibes and De Lions of Jah Concert – The Standard hosts a reggae spectacular featuring The Original Wailers, De Lions of Jah, SouLo Lyon & Beat Vibes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-20. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com
Alan Jackson Concert – Country music legend and two-time Grammy Award winner Alan Jackson returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, for a special performance at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $60.50 to $86. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday: May 18
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at 16 Cordova St. in St. Augustine. firstname.lastname@example.org www.tolomatocemetery.com
Murder Mystery Authors Book Signing at Lighthouse – Ponte Vedra Beach artist and writer Sharon Goldman and her sister, author Marilyn Baron, of Palm Coast, have collaborated again on a new comedic mystery called “Murder at the Outlet Mall.” The St. Augustine Lighthouse hosts their book signing from 1 – 4 p.m. The event is free to the public, plus attendees can register to win fabulous prizes (including Coach, Le Creuset products, Lighthouse prints and more) 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Beach Fitness Workshop – Anastasia State Park hosts a fitness workshop from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The series of workshops includes one session each of Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Trainer, and an Alternative Health/Naturalist Nutritionist to close out the series. Six weeks, six individual classes, all for sixty dollars or $15 per class. Registration fees will be used for playground restorations and upgrades in the park. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St, Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Classic Patric – The Pioneer Barn hosts Patric Robinson as he croons his way through some of the finest standards and show tunes ever written. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will include such favorites as Java Jive, That Lucky Old Sun, Night and Day, Summer Place and many more. The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine Tickets are $15 for general admission. www.OldFloridaMuseum.com
Castillo By Candlelight – Night tours by candlelight will be from 6 -9 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive. Revisit the events of the Second Seminole War from the eyes of a United States Army Sergeant. Admission is $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 – 15; and free for children 4 and younger. www.nps.gov/casa
904-829-6506, ext. 233.
Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at The Standard – The Standard will host Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Zoso was formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Tickets are $18 – $20 and the doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com
Sunday: May 19
Taste of the Beach – Annual ‘taste-fest’ with the crowd and judges selecting the coveted “Best of the Beach” restaurant at the end of the evening. Admission is free and taste tickets sell for $1 each. The Taste of St. Augustine Beach takes place from noon – 6 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival – Keepers of the Coast host the 7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival from noon – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez. The family-oriented festival will feature live music, conservation and wildlife education tables, arts and craft vendors, a silent auction, food and beverages and “Keeper’s Cove,” an interactive children’s program that includes an obstacle course mimicking the conservation challenges sea turtle face. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person and all proceeds fund annual local beach clean-up efforts and summer education programs. www.keepersofthecoast.org 904-687-7694
The Take Over – Hosted by NFL All-Pro Fullback Leonard Weaver, The Take Over features performances by Canton Jones, Erica Cumbo and Mouthpiece MP3. The Take Over is an outreach created to inspire and motivate youth through music, drama and the arts. The fun will start at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.) at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1030 A1A South. General admission tickets are $15. www.staugamphitheatre.com
St. Augustine Community Chorus presents Two Titans of Classicism – Under the direction of Dr. Theodore K. Matthews, the St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform Haydn’s Te Deum and Mozart’s Requiem. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $5 for Students. www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, 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).
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489
To submit events to be included on the VCB Events calendar and website, please submit details to FHCeventlist@gmail.com.
With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future – and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.
Star Wars was changed, as you know, and in 1997 could also have been changed to “Twenty years ago in a Hollywood universe far, far away a young man named Lucas fulfilled his vision and managed to make a sappy space opera filled with mythological overtones, innovative special effects and filmmaking techniques that were a throwback to Saturday matinee serials, and young Lucas was also farsighted enough to keep all the merchandising rights for his creation, which became so successful that it changed how we look at movies, how Hollywood makes movies and society itself, which became seduced by the Dark Side of merchandising and greed.”
On May 25, 1977, Star Wars opened in a little over 30 theaters and went on to do blockbuster business, earn obscene amounts of money, spawn many equally successful sequels, make George Lucas a wealthy man and an unequaled force in the entertainment industry and perhaps “single-moviedly” create movie fan clubs and people obsessed with collecting every collectible associated with the movies they could get their hands on.
However, Star Wars is more than just a sappy space opera filled with mythological overtones, innovative special effects and filmmaking techniques that are throwbacks to Saturday matinee serials. It is also a transference of power and importance from one generation to the next, and it might not just be coincidence that the “special edition” came 20 years later, the time of one generation.
If you were one of the millions who stood in line at one of the 1800 theaters in which Star Wars (Special Edition) opened January 31, 1997, you might have noticed how it was not as interesting if you already knew everything that happens and what everything means. Wait! We already knew that from the many, many times we had already seen it, whether in theaters the first time around long, long ago or on TV from either broadcast showings, movie rentals or our own private collections.
We already know that Mark Hamill was a wooden actor, that the story is sappy at the beginning when Luke Skywalker is with his aunt and uncle and that scenes go on way, way too, too long to show us the razzle-dazzle of special effects rather than advancing the story. And we already knew that the superficial banter between Han Solo and Princess Leia is just a cover-up for their mutual attraction.
Yes, we knew how the movie begins, how it middles and how it ends. So, why were we so fascinated to want to see it again when it was already etched in our brains like a historical myth?
Well, that depends on who “we” is. Some of us were (ahem) old, old enough to have seen it the first time around, which means we were probably Baby Boomers and didn’t want to grow any older and were reliving that experience again, which helped us to think we were still that age of 20 years earlier.
Some of us were just old enough to have children, and we probably wanted to see it again with our kids, sort of like passing a sacred totem on to the next generation.
And some of us were (ahem) young, young enough to have never seen it on a large screen, where Lucas maintained it was meant to be seen.
Lucas said he was only 50% to 60% happy with the film 20 years earlier and later he was 80% happy with it. He said, “The only thing I joke about now is it would be fun–and we can’t do this for another 10 years or so–to go back and digitize the entire movie and clean it up.”
May the Force help us!
Was this how we wanted Hollywood to treat our icons? Was this how we wanted movies made and remade as new technology allowed filmmakers to ignore the limitations of their raw material?
Think of Independence Day. Think of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Heck, think of Mars Needs Women.
Star Wars created Hollywood’s obsession with the blockbuster, it created the phenomenon in which merchandising earns more than the box office and it probably has a direct influence on why magazines and newspapers contain more advertising than text over time, companies now sponsor sporting events and even uniforms, and athletes make more money from endorsements than they do from playing their sports.
Star Wars is the Force that changed Hollywood, and as Hollywood goes, so goes America.
I rest my case.
increase too. This of course is something those of us who work in the drug addiction field have known for a long long time, but the pro marijuana lobby is so powerful just like the tobacco lobby and alcohol lobby, that law makers have been led to believe that marijuana is a benign substance just like water. No it is not. It is a powerful addictive drug that is reaping havoc on Boulder’s youth and the city, lawmakers, prosecutors and police have drunk the Marijuana lobby cool aide. This to the demise of Boulders Children. See C-SPAN for the full story.
They pushed amendment 64 on us. They pushed so called medical marijuana stores on us. Even our own congressman Jared Polis is pushing drugs on our community. He is absolutely clueless. To Balance these actions I have been in direct contact with the DEA pleading with them to conduct secret operations in Boulder. I want to see these illegal MMJ shops busted and their owners hauled off to jail. I want to see city officials investigated and arrested for pushing dangerous drugs on Boulder children. I want to see Congressman Jared Polis haulded out of his Washington office in handcuffs for pushing drugs on Americas youth. It is child abuse pure and simple. Our Boulder officials are a bunch drug dealing scum who deserve to be treated as such and our children need to be protected from them.
Now when the DEA starts busting everybody in Boulder , you can blame me for it and I will wear it as a badge of honor. Somebody needs to stand up against this madness: pushing drugs on our children indeed.
The city should make the Fox and Tumblr pay for all the extra police etc during this weeks rap concert at the Fox. They knew this would happen.
from the hippie dope fiend capitol of the USA
Jann Scott’s Journal is the story and life of Boulder Icon and talk host Jann Scott. He has been in print, on radio and on TV in Boulder since 1989. Some consider him the voice of Boulder’s soul.
He is Pope Francis the first formerly Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected by his
peers Wednesday evening as the new pope, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas. He is named after St Francis of Assisi who is my favorite saint known for talking with animals and helping the poor. I try to model my deep spiritual life after him which is to say I personally try to help the poor every day by feeding them, giving them jobs. With animals I have many bird feeders and talk to the cats and have them leave the birds alone which seems to work. I have a statue of st. Francis in my back yard and some religious metals of him which Fr. Breslin has blessed. I often give those to people who need a lift up. So I have much hope for our new Pope and look for a resurgence of the Catholic faith. And yes by the way I am Catholic, a christian, a believer and I follow Jesus who I determined that he is the biggest baddest Guru in Boulder….. even though he’s dead…. well not dead … he lives with the father in heaven which I also believe in. As well as the holy trinity… you know father son holy spirit. I also believe in angels and that I have a guardian angel. I have seen angels over Boulder. Yep I talk to Jesus and he answers. I talk to God the Father and he answers me in prayer. God also intervenes into my life when I need help, I ask and he answers. So it is all good. That is to say God is all good. Jesus is all good and the holy spirit is all good. Me? I am just a human with big failings and need all the help I can get. Thankfully I have been saved by the holy see and I know what’s up so to speak.
The DOPE scene in Boulder is another matter. It is straight out of the pit of hell and abounds with no controls. I see it first hand since I volunteer with drug addicts every day also. Drug addiction in Boulder is getting worse not better. There is very little drug treatment and while the city of Boulder ponders unleashing another barrage of addicting drugs on our youth I wonder ” are they fricking serious?”