The holidays are over, the weather is getting colder, but things are heating up in the Old City. The Nights of Lights will continue throughout this month, but theater, comedy, music, nature and a fundraising BBQ are taking center stage this week. We are lucky that we can continue to entertain ourselves at outdoor events, but even if you are indoors, the facilities ask you to follow their rules – and stay safe!
In one word:Resolving to be more goal-oriented in 2022
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The Bard Bus at Apex Theater: ‘Hamlet in 75’
One recounting of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet in 75” refers to the performance’s running time, which features students, teachers, and guest artists from Apex. Nick Case, a New York-based actor, plays the role of Hamlet. The Bard Bus is an Apex Theater traveling project featuring Shakespeare’s plays in the North Florida / South Georgia area.
“Hamlet in 75” takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheater at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, January 7 and 8. The St. Augustine Amphitheater is at 1340 A1A S. in St. Augustine. For information or tickets, call 904-209-0367 or visit theamp.com/events
Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show 2022
Barbecue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, while listening to live music, watching a car show and cornhole competition, and shopping at vendors’ booths at the Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam Car fundraiser. Show. According to a press release, the event honors James Wray, “a local personality who loved cars, barbecues and helping others.”
The BBQ Slam will be held at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207, Elkton. For information, call 904-540-0980 or visit sjcfl.us/Fairgrounds
Bob Saget Comedy Show
Also on Saturday, January 8, at 8 p.m., the comedian Bob Saget will take his comedy to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Familiar with viewers of “Full House,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Fuller House,” Saget is back on the stand-up circuit with new material.
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 904-209-3761 or visit pvconcerthall.com.
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Coming soon:Drifters, Platters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
A walk on the wild side
If you start to feel a bit claustrophobic from being cloistered at home during this new phase of the pandemic, it might be time to take a walk on the wild side touring the estuarine habitat of Salt Run and the hammocks and marine ecosystems of Anastasia. . State Park. The two-hour hike, led by one of the park’s volunteers, covers the shoreline, dunes, and salt marshes and includes the variety of wildlife and plants that are indigenous to the area.
The tour begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, January 11 at Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine. For information, call 904-461-2035 or visit floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Todd Snider Concert with Chicago Farmer
End the week with alternative country singer-songwriter Todd Snider on Thursday, January 13 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The Concert Hall describes Snider’s style: “A storyteller working on a creative terrain similar to John Prine and Shel Silverstein, Snider’s best songs are sad and funny, political and entertaining, and always written with a poet’s eye. and the sensitivity of a comedian. ” on the follies of the human condition “.
The concert hall is at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information or tickets, call 904-209-0399 or visit pvconcerthall.com