Cultural Events through January 11th

St. Johns Cultural Council
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New Year’s Eve’s Blue Moon Gala
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Celebrate the Blue Moon and the CD release of Lis Williamson’s new CD: Deep. Forties formal is the theme. Live music, food, and fun. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Once in a Blue Moon
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Celebrate the New Year under a Blue Moon, the rare occurrence of a second full moon in a calendar month. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by San Sebastian Winery and The Reef. Space is limited. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve Noon Balloon Drop
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Stop by for a bite of pizza or build an ice cream sundae a mile high. Snap, crackle, and pop in our bubble-wrap room as you jump to the jingles of our house band tunes. Create a hilarious hat with eyes that wiggle or make party masks that make you giggle. Be here before noon to save your spot, we will drop hundreds of balloons at noon on the dot. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Beach Blast Off 2010 ~ 4th Annual Fire & Ice Completion
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
A Family Event:4:00pm Chili Cook Off4:30pm Ice Sculpting Contest8:30pm Fireworks4:00 to 10:00 Live Entertainment, Kids Zone, Beer Garden, and Vendors. Go to www.beachblastoff.com for Free Parking and Free Shuttle information. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Ringing in the New Year
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Haven Horse Ranch, a St Augustine non-profit, 501c3 horse ranch for children, announced today that they are bringing nationally acclaimed and family friendly comedian Jeff Allen to the area for two shows this New Years Eve. “The night’s festivities are being offered as an alternative to a ‘typical’ New Year’s Eve party. If you don’t want to simply stay at home, but going out partying all night isn’t your idea of fun, then come on out an join us for a family friendly night, but be prepared, I’ve seen him, Jeff is extremely funny and entertaining!” says Board Member Janet Tillman, of Tillman State Farm Agency. “I laughed until it hurt.” The evening’s festivities will be held at Crosswater Community Church’s brand new campus in Nocatee (Ponte Vedra) at the entrance to Davis Park. Seating is limited and Tickets are now on sale for both shows, 6:00 PM for those who want to then go to dinner or to another New Years Eve event and 9:00 PM for those who want to make this their evening’s event. There will be a Silent Auction and refreshments between the two shows. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Limelight Theatre offers special New Year’s Eve show
Today, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Come stir up feathers at the Chicken Ranch and kick off the new year at the Limelight Theatre with THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, a musical that mixes laughter and a little bit of spice. Enjoy a special festive New Year’s Eve performance of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS on December 31 at 7:30pm. . Reservations are strongly suggested. With a cast of more than 25 local actors assembled, and the direction of Limelight veteran Shelli Long, this musical is sure to be a great evening of entertainment. THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS opens on December 18 and closes on January 17. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in uptown St. Augustine. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am–4:00pm and Saturday 2:00pm-6pm. (904) 825-1164. Visit the website at www.Limelight-Theatre.org. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Parent Date Night
Thursday, December 31, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Fun for 5-12 years olds while their parent’s attend the Limelight Theatre’s production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Other ‘Date’ nights will be on Feb. 5, May 7, and June 4. Dates: 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

Nineteenth Century Masters Art Exhibition
Friday, January 01, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art will celebrate a Nineteenth Century Masters Exhibition at our Brilliance In Color Gallery located at 25 King Street on the plaza in downtown St. Augustine. Please join us as we convert Brilliance In Color into a Nineteenth Century Parisian Salon and enjoy French music and culture. And of course, some of the most significant works of art in history.. This event will proudly feature the work of renowned artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Dupre, Degas, Renoir, Whistler, Cassatt, Helleu, Tissot and others. Original Nineteenth Century etchings, lithographs, vintage posters, drawings and oils from the highly revered artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and the Belle Époque schools of art will be available for private acquisitions. Dates: 1/2/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

The British are Coming!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Thomas Jefferson will champion the cause of revolt during this visit to the 14th Colony of East Florida. Dates: 1/7/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/7/2010 12:00:00 AM

Main Library Book Sale
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Friends of the Main Library Book Sale has hardbacks and soft covers for $1; mass market paper backs are 50 cents. Fiction, biographies, history, hobbies, health, cookbooks, nature, the arts, foreign language, reference, inspiration, children’s and young adults, recordings and current interest. Members only preview sale on January 7; all half-price on January 11. Dates: 1/8/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

Buglisi Dance Theatre
Friday, January 08, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Buglisi Dance Theatre, headed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi, is known for its exciting expressionism, portrayed in dance form. Comprised of young talented dancers, their mission is to expand the language of dramatic dance relevant to today’s audiences. This Dance troupe has been honored with The American Dance Guild Award for Artistic Excellence for their exciting and innovative theatrical dance repertoire. Choreography is by Jacqulyn Buglisi; each dance a little dramatic story complete within itself; for example, the opening number, titled “Interplay”, describes events at a once-upon-a-time Viennese picnic in the Tyrolean Garden of the Emperor’s palace. Live music is provided by the company pianist, Melody Fader, with recorded music by various well known composers. Dates: 1/9/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

Second Saturday Art Walk at Bartram Walk
Friday, January 08, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Second Saturday Art Walk at Bartram Walk will feature the artwork of artists from the First Coast. The former Stellar’s Gallery serves as the art hub with a variety of activities taking place throughout Bartram Walk. Bartram Walk is located on the corner of SR 13 and Race Track Road in St. Johns. Dates: 1/9/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern to speak at FOL SE Branch Annual Meeting
Monday, January 11, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Friends of the Southeast Branch Library are pleased to announce that former United States Senator George McGovern, D-S.D., will address the membership at the annual meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in the main conference room of the Southeast Branch Library. The public is invited to attend. Senator McGovern will talk about his recent book, “Abraham Lincoln,” and take questions from the audience. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. A native of South Dakota, and part-time resident of St. Augustine, Senator McGovern is the father of five and a decorated World War II pilot. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American history and political science. A professor of history and political science, author, lecturer, first Director of the Food for Peace Program, 22-year congressman, Democratic presidential nominee, United Nations delegate , United Nations global ambassador on hunger and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient are just a few of Senator McGovern’s impressive accomplishments that will ensure an informative and interesting presentation. For additional information about Senator McGovern, please visit his web site at www.mcgoverncenter.com or call 904-827-6900 for information about the event. Dates: 1/12/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/12/2010 12:00:00 AM

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