Cultural events through December 16th

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.

Fantastic Florida
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing:Free
Art exhibit of the sights and structures, byways and beaches, flora and fauna that make Florida fantastic.
Friday, December 3 to Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler
The Raintree Restaurant
St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164
Event Pricing: $39.95
The Raintree Restaurant and the Limelight Theatre are proud to present, “The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler,” a play by local author, Candace B. Fleming. Enjoy dinner then a stellar evening of entertainment with a cast of theatre veterans featuring Margaret Kaler, Dianne Jacoby, Darlene Jacobs, and Robert Gill. (Adult beverages sold separately.)
Sunday, December 05 to Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

Seasons of Song Concert
Flagler College Rotunda of Ponce Hall
Flagler College King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904 806 7781
Event Pricing: Free
The Flagler Singers and the St. Augustine Children’s Chorus will perform a joint concert of seasonal chorale music: “Seasons of Song”. “Seasons of Love” from Rent will be featured as well as madrigals and Christmas favorites.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
6:00 pm

F.F.A. & B.A. Senior Portfolio Exhibition Fall 2010
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum/Flagler College
48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free
Please join us for an evening of art, music, food and drink. The exhibition will include new works by four graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates,and twelve Bachelor of Art students in a multitude of mediums. Musical entertainment will be provided by nickcommoditie, Terri Gamble, Andrew Virga and Super Famicon.
Thursday, December 09 -12, 2010
10a.m. to 4p.m.

Evenings at Whitney Lecture Will Discuss the Bacteria in Your Gut
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-461-4000
Event Pricing: Free
Whitney Laboratory welcomes Molker Mai, Ph.D., an assistant professor of microbiology and cell science at the Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida. Dr. Mai is a worldwide expert in the naturally occurring microbial communities inhabiting the digestive tracks of humans. He will discuss the kinds of bacteria humans normally harbor in their gut, the various functions of these bacteria and their contributions to health and disease.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
7p.m.

Peggie Black at Rhett’s Piano Bar and Brasserie
Rhett’s Piano Bar and Brasserie
66 Hypolita Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-616-2651
Event Pricing: no cover
This unusual new destination is styled true to the era of speakeasies and glamorous Hollywood. Rhett’s ambiance blends perfectly with Peggie’s songs and stories of the fabulous jazz age.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
7-10:30 PM

Friday Flick at the U.U., ” Bomber”
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
St. Road A1A and Florida Ave., St. Augustine Bomber is a prime example of a movie that “feels fresh and insightful even though its individual elements are familiar,: say review Eric Snider. “It’s about a road trip, an underemployed 30-year old man-child who lacks direction, a husband and wife who no longer communicate, and a family that must learn to realate to one another again.”
Friday, December 10, 2010
7p.m.

G.I. HOLIDAY JUKEBOX
11 Old Mission Ave. Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-4662
Event Pricing: $25 for adults,senior/military discounts
From Classic to silly to sentimental, all your favorite WWll era holiday music.
Friday, December 10 to Sunday, January 09, 2011
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

Chris Norman Ensemble with David Greenburg
St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church
1150 North Fifth Street, Jacksonville Beach
Phone: 904-270-1771
Event Pricing: free
Described as “The finest wooden flute player in the world” by Toronto Globe and Mail and a “flute player of spectacular & imaginative virtuosity” by New Yorker Magazine, Chris Norman. brings together flutes, pipes, guitar, mandolin,mandolin, harmonium,bass, percussion,drums 7 Vocals as his ensemble.
Friday, December 10, 2010
7:30 PM

Christmas Concert by St. Aug. Community Chorus
Cathedral Basilica
38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Adv. $15, $20 door, $5 students/child
The holiday season is musically underscored in St. Augustine by the glorious Annual Christmas Concert held at the magnificent Cathedral Basilica. Advance tickets at $15 each.
Saturday, December 11 & 12, 2010
8p.m. Saturday and 2:00 Sunday

Bridge to a Dream, book signing and conversation
Oldest House Museum Complex
14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2872
Event Pricing:
Join author Beth Bowen at the Oldest House Museum, for a book signing and conversation. Mrs. Bowen’s latest book; A Bridge to a Dream, commissioned by the St. Augustine Historical Society will be the topic. A Bridge to a Dream is the story of the building of the Bridge of Lions and Davis Shores in the 1920s. Photos taken before and during construction show the amazing transformation of marshland into a platted subdivision as only photos can illustrate. These beautiful hardbound books sell for $29.95 and can be purchased at the Oldest House Museum Store. Call 904-824-2872 today to reserve your copy.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaches Unplugged at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-280-0614
Event Pricing: Free
The Beaches Unplugged is a series of free community concerts produced by VIP Productions. Each concert features up to 20 local musicians performing a variety of music including blues, jazz, Latin, classical, and more. Wine is served (donation) and coffee is provided from Fazzini’s Coffee and Tea.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
6-8p.m.

EMMA presents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-797-2800
Event Pricing: $30
The Jax Symphony Orchestra will regale patrons with the ever popular Holiday Pops concerts, a presentation that has become a St. Augustine tradition.
Tuesday, December 14-18, 2010

Kwanzaa Celebration
Solomon Calhoun Center
1300 Duval St. West Augustine, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-501-6878
Event Pricing: Free
Kwanzaa celebration with Xhabbo Afrikan Amerikan Griot and friends. Bring the family for an entertaining and educational afternoon! This event is sponsored in part by the SJCC State of the Arts License Plate Grants.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
4:00-5:30

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