Artistic and cultural entertainment


St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

City of St. Augustine
Concerts in the Park:
Ancient City Slickers
Thursday, July 28, 2011
7pm – 9pm
Plaza de la Constitución
Cathedral Place, St. Augustine
Phone: 904.825.1004
Event Pricing: Free
Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather in the early evening to listen to music in the town square, Concerts in the Plaza brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to the historic downtown all summer long.
The Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just to the west of the Bridge of Lions. Each week performers entertain from The Gazebo, a fixture in the center of the Plaza for nearly a century. There is no permanent seating so attendees should bring lounge chairs. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza de la Constitución.

Uptown Saturday Night
Remember to visit Uptown Saturday Night
This Saturday in St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Free
Shops and galleries along San Marco Avenue are open late. Enjoy new exhibits, light refreshments, music and more each last Saturday of the Month.

Mimosa Brunch by Reservation
Hastings Cafe
301 Main Street, Hastings
Phone: 904.692.2031
Event Pricing: $12
Our resident Florida artists include Joe Taylor, Eddie White & Sue Burdan – artists who embrace the magnificent N.E. Florida landscapes and are the Art & Soul of Florida. The Hastings Cafe has taken on the look of a fine Gallery as well – just across the street. We shake things up a bit over there and have found everyone enjoys a fine landscape painting on view with their meals. Joe Taylor’s “chickens/roosters” are a favorite along with his exquisite oil paintings of cows grazing off Rte. 13. Sue Burdan’s Hasting’s barns and farm fields will capture your heart and Eddie White’s colors in Federal Point storms will remind you of the great impressionists.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reservations are required.


The Summer Six
Exhibition Dates: Now thru July 30th, 2011
Art from six new, exciting and creative minds will be exhibited at Galeria del Mar. This exhibition has been designed for those who love the arts and will include new works from artists such as the iconic “hand coiled pottery” master Worley Faver as well as artist Jeffrey Terreson, whose encaustic technique (oil and wax)has influenced art lovers with its magical merging of colors and texture. New additions to our galleries will include the hip and “endlessly cool” Pop Art of Peter Mars, beautiful cityscapes from the Russian painter Dmitri Danish along with the colorful expressionist paintings of artist Josef Kote. Elegant sculptures in bronze and acrylic from Ira Reines will round out our lovely event with his modern figurative works rooted in classic line and form. Nothing has excited us more and a whole new world of collecting awaits.
Email Contact:
Issued By: Cutter & Cutter Fine Art
Phone: 904-829-2120
Address: Galeria del Mar
9 King Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

PASTA GALLERY is presenting
as a theme for its member’s show in July.
Regular hours, 12-4 Mon-Fri, 12-5 Sat-Sun
214 Charlotte St.

2nd Annual Judith Ryan Williams Nature & Wildlife Exhibition
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 824-2310
Now through Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photographic Art: A Collection of Fine Art Prints by Glenn Hastings & Tom Tibbitts
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
31 Rohde Avenue, St. Augustine
Phone: 810 5854
Photographic Art will feature fine art prints that use the photographic design process to portray events, destinations and subjects, recreating a moment through the definitive image.
Now through Sunday, July 31, 2011
11 am to 5 pm daily

David Ouellette Contemporary Paintings
Enamels and Oils on Canvas
Renowned artist, David Ouellette will exhibit a collection of original pieces in the Rotunda Gallery located in the St. Johns County Administration Building.
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine
Phone: 904.471.9980
Event Pricing: Free
Now through Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00am-5:00pm M-F


Summer Spoken Word Gathering
Gifts for Living
215 West King Street, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904.501.0043
Event Pricing: free
The Ancient City Poets will host a poetry reading. The group holds poetry readings on the last Sunday of the month at this location. Past participants have included such talented and well known poets as Terence Conway, Kimmy Van Kooten, Glenda Bailey-Mershon, Rick Ryan, Michael Henry Lee, and Judith Westley. Coffee, snacks and books by local poets will be available. The theme of the gathering will be “Summer Time Rhymes”. A sign-up sheet will be available 15 minutes before start time for all those who would like to share original poems or something from a favorite poet. For more info go to or to sign up on line or call Gifts For Living at 904-824-9513.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Mark Alan Comedy Magic Show
The Old Florida Museum, Pioneer Barn
259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Call for prices
The Mark Alan Comedy Magic Show “Fantastic”, “What A Great Time We Had”, “My Kids Can’t Stop Talking About Him”. That’s what you’ll be saying too after seeing The Mark Alan Comedy Magic Show. Mark Alan is a professional comedian and magician who has been traveling nation-wide and internationally for over 25 years performing in theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, schools, libraries, comedy clubs, and at corporate and private events. Mark’s shows are fast, funny, CLEAN, and filled with audience participation and interaction. Do yourself and your family a favor; come see the show. You’ll be glad you did. Show Starts 7:00pm doors open 6:30 and is ALL AGE APPROPRIATE
Thursday, July 28, 2011 to Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:00 p.m.


Derryck Lawrence appearing at Sara’s Crepe Café in St. Augustine
The newly opened SARA’S CREPE CAFÉ is proud to announcement that Derryck Lawrence will be the featured entertainer for many evenings in July. Sara’s Crepe Café, in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district on the crossroads of Hypolita and Spanish Street, is a perfect venue for the charismatic singer/composer and winner of “2010 Songwriters of America Artist of the Decade”.
100 St. George Street
(Corner of Hypolita and Spanish Street)
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 810-5800
July 30 (8:00 – 11:00PM)
July 31 (4:00 – 7:00PM)


Exploding Bishops Improv at Limelight!
First and Third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre
Join this family-friendly fun improv troupe for a wild and wacky Wednesday performance on the first and third Wednesday of every month Cost is $5.!shows
11 Old Mission Ave. | Saint Augustine, FL 32084 | 904.825.1164 | 866.682.6400

Murder in the Olde City at the Raintree Restaurant: The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler
Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $39.95
Murder in the Olde City is set in late 19th century St. Augustine, this powerful tale of murder and deceit is based on a true story.
Sunday, July 10, 2011 to
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

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