Laurie Hahn | Daytona Beach News-Journal USA TODAY Network
It’s the week before Father’s Day, and there’s a lot to do here in eastern Florida. A play, rock ‘n roll, comedy – it’s all here. Just take your pick, and stay safe.
Limelight Theatre: ‘Bus Stop’Probably one of the most famous U.S. plays, and a movie starring Marilyn Monroe, “Bus Stop” is about the passengers of a bus, stranded in a roadside diner during a snowstorm. It combines drama, bluster and some comedy in an American classic that takes place over one night.
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13, and run through June 20 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For information or tickets, call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.
EcoCinema: ‘Sinking Cities: Miami’ and ‘The Oldest City Underwater’This free screening of two films that explore how cities around the world, including St. Augustine, are coming to grips with the effects of rising seas and extreme weather takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on The Porch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Panelists, including Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser, will hold a discussion following the films.
The films are free, and concessions and a food truck will be available. For information, go to theamp.com/events.
StyxThis new incarnation of the rock group Styx will take the stage at the Amp at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, with songs like “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade.” This six-man band is in their second decade of performing as Styx to enthusiastic audiences.
For information, go to theamp.com/events/detail/styx.
First Coast Comedy: Improv Night! At Colonial Oak Music ParkWho doesn’t need something to laugh about nowadays? The members of First Coast Comedy will take up any challenge the audience throws at them, and they’re billed as “always clean and never mean.” They will be appearing at the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St., St. Augustine, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
For information, visit firstcoastcomedy.com.
Juneteenth CelebrationThough there will be more celebrations on the 19th, this commemoration of Juneteenth, or June 19th, which recognizes the day in 1865 that Major Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to let slaves know that they were free, will be held on Thursday, June 17.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Parish Church, musicians Stephan the Cello Man and Frog will perform, and at 7 p.m. “The Witness,” Lee Weaver’s drama about the 1964 events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to St. Augustine, will take the stage.
Trinity Parish Church is at 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. For information, go to trinityparish.ticketleap.com.