Cultural events for October – November

St. Johns Cultural CouncilSt. 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.

The Lost Art Colony of St. Augustine
and the 9th Annual Tactile Art Show
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St.., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: free
Special Exhibitions
Friday, October 01 to Thursday, October 28, 2010

Antigone Onstage at Flagler College Auditorium
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8600
Event Pricing: $10
Flagler College’s Theatre Arts department will perform Sophocles’ play “Antigone.” Andrea McCook,associate professor at Flagler, is overseeing the production. Centering on the conflict between the need for law and order in the political arena versus the obligation and duty to familial and cultural heritage, the play has been the subject of philosophical debate for over 2,500 years.
Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31, 2010
Fri/Sat at 7:30p.m. Sundays at 2p.m.

It’s the Great Painted Pumpkin Charlie Brown
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-827-6940
Event Pricing: FREE
Celebrate the arrival of Halloween with the 1966 family classic, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Kids can paint a little pumpkin pal to take home then snuggle up for an airing of this feel-good Halloween classic. Comfy pillow seating available or bring your own. Pumpkins and snacks provided by our Friends of the Library!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
2:00 PM

Fright Night Movie: Company of Wolves
St. Johns County Main Library
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-827-6940
Event Pricing: FREE
The story unfolds as young Rosaleen lies dreaming in her bed. A nightmare transports her back in time to a world of primeval forests and werewolves. She soon discovers what really happens when Little Red Riding Hood strays from the path in the forest. This frightening tale is not a fable for kids! Rated R.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
5:45 PM

Lil’ Pumpkin Patch Party
Main Library
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-827-6940
Event Pricing: FREE
Little pumpkins have a Halloween party of their own with our toddler and pre-school pumpkin patch party and costume parade! Fun games, loads of prizes, cool treats, and a shadow puppet show add up to a pumpkin patch of fun for the little ones. Be sure to bring your camera; it’s going to be super-cute! This FREE event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
10:00 AM

What Would Einstein Say, a Reading
St. Johns Cultural Center
370 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
Event Pricing: $10 donation at the door, cash/check only
A Classic Theatre presents a staged reading of “What Would Einstein Say,” an exciting new play by Bob Feldheim. Friday, October 29, 2010 to Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brian Davis AT Loves’ Art Emporium
Loves’ Art Emporium
8 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-0844
Event Pricing: Free
The exhibition features originals and limited editions from artist Brian Davis. The crisp, exuberant paintings of Davis give as much meaningful insight into his dynamic, perfection driven personality as the floral renderings he creates. Friday at 7:wine tasting with fine cheeses, fresh fruits & light hors d’oeuvres. Saturday 1-7p.m.: Signings, canvas dedications and a rare glimpse into Brian’s artistic process.
Friday, October 29 to Saturday, October 30, 2010
Fri: 7-10 and Sat: 1-7p.m.

Halloween Double Feature: Night Owl Cinema
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-471-1965
Event Pricing: Free
Come dressed up for the 7p.m. costume contest for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. Enjoy local area vendors and two films, Addams Family (PG), followed by Carrie (R.)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
7p.m. Costume contest

Uptown Saturday Night!
Gallerys and stores along San Marco Avenue
Exhibit openings, music, special sales, light refreshments and fun!
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Painting Journey
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing: $275
A casual, yet highly-productive weekend with one of today’s most insightful artists, Roger Bansemer. Engaging demos, one-on-one instruction focusing on composition, color theory and brush techniques will help students develop a personalized painting process that gets results. Acrylics or non-toxic oils. Roger Bansemer is the host of the upcoming PBS TV series, “Painting & Travel.”
Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, October 31, 2010

Haiku and Halloween Spoken Word
1280 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-501-0043
Event Pricing: free
On Sunday, October 31st from 3 pm to 5 pm, Ancient City Poets will present a Dead Poets Costume gathering. All ages are welcome and encouraged to come dressed as their favorite dead poet or any Halloween costume. The featured artist for the afternoon will be haiku enthusiast Michael Henry Lee who will present an interactive Japanese Haiku experience. A founding member of the Ancient City Poets, Mister Lee’s work has has appeared in Graffiti Kolkata, Haiku News, and Word Salad. Mr. Lee has also served as the assistant editor for two Poet Plant Press publications and self published his own collection entitled Zengelical. The afternoon will also include an open mic portion for all those who wish to share a haiku or two. For more info or to sign-up for the open mic online go to the group’s web site: or call 904.501.0043
Sunday, October 31, 2010
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sean Sexton, Blood Writing at Crisp-Ellert Gallery
Crisp-Ellert Gallery
48 Sevilla Street , St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free
The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, etchings and ceramic objects as well as writings that span the past 25 years of Sean Sexton’s career. Sexton divides his time between painting, writing and taking care of his family¹s 600-acre ranch. These works contain images of the land, cattle, tools, fruit, vegetables, skulls and bones among others. Opening reception on 11/5 from 5-9p.m.
Monday, November 01 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm

Crisp-Ellert Gallery presents Damond Howard
Crisp-Ellert Gallery
48 Sevilla St. at Flagler College, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Damond Howard of African American decent depicts the ideas of identity and preprsentation as it relates to his culture and history. He uses racist imagry to point to existing racism in our cultural climate.
Monday, November 01 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Opening Nov 5 from 5-8pm

A Natural Approach to Figure Drawing
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing: $175 (+ $15 model fee)
With the instruction of Paul Ladnier, learn about composing the human form every Tuesday evening in November. From gestures to studied poses, this workshop provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the human form. Expert drawing demonstrations and basic anatomy taught by an academic master take the mystery out of rendering proportional, naturalistic figures. A must for the serious artist.
Tuesday, November 02 to November 23, 2010
6 to 9pm

Fahrenheit 451
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $10 adults, $5 students
Area teenagers perform Ray Bradbury’s chilling classic where Firemen set blazes instead of put them out and reading is a crime. Recommended for middle and high school audiences.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
10:30 am

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