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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.
“Sweet Story Set During Vietnam War”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
THE SAPPHIRES is inspired by the unlikely, but true story of four girls from the aboriginal outback of Australia who form a singing group that entertains the American troops in Vietnam during the war.
The movie begins in 1958 in Australia, and we see four little girls who love to sing performing before an audience. Suddenly a group of government officials show up, and one of the little girls, Kay, is taken away from her family by the officials, because she has light skin, and forced to live in a city with a white family.
This was all part of a government program to integrate aborigines into Caucasian society.
Then the movie shifts to 1968, and we meet Dave Lovelace, played by Chris O’Dowd, who is sleeping in his car and arrives late to work in a bar where he is the emcee of a local talent show, and his boss puts him on his last warning.
Dave says to the audience, “I sort of start off slow, and then I slowly peter out.”
Two young aborigine girls, Gail and Cynthia, are singing in the talent show, they announce that they are from “black fella’ country,” and they sing a country song that the audience doesn’t pay much attention to.
But when their younger sister, Julie, suddenly joins them on stage, their singing becomes much better and so does the audience’s appreciation.
After the talent show, the girls approach Dave, show him a newspaper clipping about an audition in Melbourne for singers and dancers to perform for the troops in Vietnam, and ask him to help them go to the audition.
Dave agrees to help, but says they should sing soul music instead of country music and that Julie should sing lead instead of Gail, which doesn’t please Gail one bit.
Also, while they are in Melbourne, they track down their cousin, Kay, who had been abducted 10 years earlier, and she is able to join them for the audition.
Ironically, while Dave is coaching the girls and teaching them choreography, he says that they should sing their soul songs “blacker.”
So, the girls, accompanied by Dave as manager and chaperone, entertain the troops in Vietnam, where there is danger, conflict, and even romance.
The Sapphires is a sweet and mostly true story set during the Vietnam War.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
We visit the Toyota Display at the 2013 Denver Auto Show and look at the all new 2014 Toyota models, some still in production. The Avalon, Tundra, Rav-4. Prius cars and the Toyota Sienna Denver Zoo Elephant Passage special model.
Toyota Avalon is a pinnacle of full size sedans with standard V6 power, lots of interior space and a reputation for reliability, the redesign for 2013 Avalon brings an even more premium look and feel.
1794 Toyota Tundra, This special edition is a icon of toyota’s long time presence in the farming industry and the start date of their ranch in San Antonio where the Toyota factory is today. The All-New 2014 Tundra Reworked inside and out is a force to be reckoned with. Tundra’s have loads of features and haul more than 2000 lbs. and tow over 10,000 lbs.
Toyota Rav4, From its efficient engine to its new 6-speed automatic transmission and updated suspension, RAV4 is every bit a driver’s machine. Let’s rediscover our sense of adventure, the inspiration behind the completely redesigned 2013 RAV4. Toyota built a vehicle that is the perfect partner for fun with friends and family. With a sculpted, sleek exterior and soft, inviting materials on the interior. It has room for all your stuff, enough power to get you there, and offers all the latest technology to keep you connected.
Toyota Prius, Cutting-edge. User-friendly. Undeniably eco-sensitive. The 2013 Prius is all of these things. In its third generation, Toyota’s iconic hybrid has elegantly demonstrated that there can be harmony between man, nature and machine. Prius has also shown that there can be consensus among many different types of drivers. Those who demand fuel efficiency, and those who like to take the fast lane. Those intrigued by highly advanced technology, and those who insist on proven reliability. Those interested in reducing their carbon footprint, and those who are hesitant to sacrifice practicality in order to do it. With all that Prius has to offer, it may well be the one form of transportation that we can all agree upon.
Toyota Sienna, Family life can keep you on the go. Luckily, there’s a vehicle that can help you keep up. Meet the Toyota Sienna. The minivan that’s designed for parents as much as it is for kids. With its wide stance and streamlined profile, it looks and handles more like a performance car and less like a people mover. And it’s loaded with advanced technology that will impress the little ones without frustrating the grown-ups. Plus, it’s assembled in America, with some of the highest levels of North American content in the segment.
“Or Is It?”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
The Last Exorcism Part II has a title that makes you think, whereas the movie itself just makes you cringe or laugh, sometimes simultaneously.
Maybe the filmmakers just wanted to cash in on the popularity of the trend in blockbuster series of movies having two parts to the final episode in the series, but the operative word here is “blockbuster,” which this movie isn’t, and neither was its predecessor.
Anyway, this movie is just as confusing as it is silly, and it continues where the first movie left off, which wasn’t called “Part I.”
Once again, we follow the story of Nell Sweetzer, who is 17 years old and living in Louisiana. Nell is trying to build a new life after escaping the events of the first movie.
Nell is living in New Orleans, and she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months except that she is the last surviving member of her family, and the evil force that once possessed her is back.
In other words, the last exorcism didn’t work, and now it is apparently time for another one.
Or, as a doctor tells Nell, “It’s your life. You get to decide who you are.”
Nell lives in a house with other troubled teenage girls, who are all under the supervision of the doctor.
Nell has a job as a maid at a motel, where a young man named Chris also works, and they act as if they like each other.
However, strange things start happening to Nell.
A radio talks to her, she answers the telephone, and a strange voice says disturbing things to her.
Nell and the other girls go to watch the Mardi Gras parade, and ominous people in unsettling costumes and masks stare at her, and she also thinks she sees her dead father across the street watching her, but of course he suddenly disappears.
Nell also has disturbing and erotic dreams, and so we never know if what we are watching is supposed to be real or just another one of her dreams.
Eventually Nell meets a woman with special powers who tells Nell that the demon that was in her before loves Nell and wants her.
So, naturally this woman arranges for an exorcism to get the demon out of Nell.
The Last Exorcism Part II … or is it?
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”