Cultural events through May 13th

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 Good Shepard Exhibit at PV Presbyterian Church
4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach Phone: 904-285-7241
Event Pricing: Free
Bethel Gallery at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church is pleased and proud to offer a new ‘Shades of Grace Artist’ exhibition of “The Good Shepherd”, to be viewed from March 28th through May 23rd. Talented local artists are expressing their understanding of God’s provision for us through the theme of the Good Shepherd, with appropriate Old and New Testament biblical verses.
Thursday, April 01, 2010 to Sunday, May 23, 2010
M-F 9a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday: 9- noon

The Smell of the Kill at the Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $20
THE SMELL OF THE KILL is a comedy by Michele Lowe.Performances are Thurs through Sat at 7:30pm and Sun matinees at 2pm. through May 9th. The Terrific Tuesday performance on April 27th offers two for one ticket pricing.The play revolves around three husbands (whom we never see), three exasperated wives and a potential accident with a walk-in freezer. Portraying the roles of the three wives are Cathy O’Brien, Lizzie Solms, and Beth Lambert and is directed by Gary Cadwallader.
Friday, April 23, 2010 to Sunday, May 09, 2010
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

Friends of the Library Southeast branch Book Sale
6670 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine Phone: 904-827-6925
Event Pricing: most books on sale for $1.00
Friends of the Library Southeast Branch is sponsoring a hugh book sale. Hundreds of books including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and more, as well as other items such as DVDs, VCRs, and books on tape will be available at unbeatable prices. Most books will be $1.00 and most Dvds as low as .50. What a great way to support the library and stock up on books for your summer reading!
Friday, May 07, 2010 to Saturday, May 08, 2010
Friday: 2:00-5:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Choral Concert of North Florida Women’s Chorale and St. Augustine Children’s Chorus
38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine Phone: 904 471 7033 and
Event Pricing: Free Admission
The North Florida Women’s Chorale and the St. Augustine Children’s Chorus, both under the direction of Kerry Fradley will combine to sing a concert: Wondrous Love. Each choir will be featured singing special songs on the subject of love – of friends, family, God, and the world around us. The songs will include Set Me as A Seal, Inscription of Hope, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Wondrous Love, and Adoramus Te. The two choruses will join together to sing several pieces including Take a Step, Kookaburra, and the gospel “Praise His Holy Name”.
Friday, May 07, 2010
6 p.m.

Rocky at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South, St. Augustine Phone: 904-209-0367
Event Pricing: Free
The movie, “Rocky,” the rousing film starring Sylvester Stallone that went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture will be shown. The film is rated PG.
Friday, May 07, 2010

Art Fronckowiak Retrospective & Charity Auction
25 King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-829-0818
Event Pricing: free
Art Fronckowiak (1949-2009) was a man’s man, gifted with an immense talent as well asa level of confidence in himself that, though never boastful, stood as proof of his passionfor the arts. This retrospective is truly an opportunity for those who love fine art to gather incelebration. The Auction and Retrospective Show will benefit the Joshua Frase Foundation,Joshua is a young man who is battling for his life with a rare disease: myotubular myopathy(MTM). Joshua’s dad, Paul Frase, is a well-known and respected former NFL player (Jets,Jaguars, Packers, Ravens). We are thrilled to announce our first fund raising auction for TheJoshua Frase Foundation. We know we can count on our friends and collectors to help.
Friday, May 07, 2010 to Saturday, May 08, 2010
11:00am – 10:00pm

Gala de Danse at St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-547-8530
Event Pricing: $5 at the door
The Dance Department at the Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School will be having their end of the year recital on Friday, May 7 at 7p.m. Live music/singing will be a part of this very special performance. Local musicians Bob Parsons, Allen Hood, Christian Sun will provide musical accompaniment and Sarah Fogel and Casey Sacco will be singing with Samuel Clein at the piano. See African, Appalachian folk, tap, ballet dances that have been choreographed by Monique Cistrunk, Carol Dickens,Sara Bailey, Nicole Muro, and Tommy Bledsoe. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.
Friday, May 07, 2010

First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine Galleries
King Street and beyond, St. Augustine Phone: n/a
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public
Galleries in and around St. Augustine are open the first Friday of each month. New exhibits, music, local artwork, refreshments, and much, much more.Stroll the streets, take in and take home the artwork, and enjoy beautiful St. Augustine.
Friday, May 07, 2010

Spirit of Brigid
118 E. Monroe Street, Jacksonville Phone: (904) 652-6454
Event Pricing: FREE
An energetic concert honoring the Spirit of Brigid, an Irish saint who protected the poor and ill. These local singers recently performed at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Arts center unplugged and have been featured on First Coast News. This performance will include costumes, staging and accompaniment by local professional artists.
Friday, May 07, 2010

Friends of Library Book Sale
1960 Ponce de Leon Blvd, St Augustine Phone: 904-460-0408
Event Pricing: Free to public
Bi-monthly book sale. Hardback and soft cover books at $1; mass market paperbacks 50 cents. Recordings $1.
Friday, May 07, 2010 to Monday, May 10, 2010
10:00am – 5:00pm

137 King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904/829-0078
Event Pricing: Free to public
Butterfield Too Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition: ARTifacts. Opening reception ~ First Friday Art WalkFriday, May 7th 2010Butterfield Too Gallery137 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084Ar•ti•facts – the fragmented, discarded clues of past civilizations; remnants of tools, machines and perhaps even memories. Five accomplished artists working in a variety of mediums have joined together to reveal their unique visions of what happens when the past and present collide.Jim Christley unveils his pen and ink drawings of shipwrecks done in the manner of archaeological drawings including some wreck sites being worked on by the Lighthouse Archaeological and Marine Program (LAMPS) locally. Painter and photographer, Scott Waters will use aircraft parts and hulks from the Palm, Coast area as subjects. Jim Rivers constructs beautiful one-of-a-kind furniture from locally harvested fallen trees. Deane Kellogg and Barbara J. Cornett create whimsical, thought-provoking assemblages from found objects. The exhibition will run through the month of May. For additional information call 904/829-0078
Friday, May 07, 2010 to Monday, May 31, 2010
Opening reception 5p-9p on May 7

“Dine on The Wild Side” Benefit for HAWKE
999 Anastasia Boulevard, St. Augustine Phone: 904-692-1777
Event Pricing: $35 advance, $40
Enjoy a full day’s admission to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and complete BBQ or vegetarian dinner. BBQ chicken or tofu sautéed with vegetables and pasta cheese stuffed pastry shells. SPECIAL musicial guests:Jamie DeFrates and Susan Brown. James is an award-winning composer and performer.HAWKE is a 501 (3) not for profit organization licensed by the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service
Saturday, May 08, 2010
5p.m., dinner at 6p.m.

Hastings Potato & Cabbage Festival
6140 South Main Street, Hastings Phone: 904471-1965
Event Pricing: Free admission, Free parking
Featuring: Farmer’s Market, live entertainment, (Lee Boys and Wille Green,) children’s activities, Hastings art and history exhibit.Agriculture, Recreation, Culture, History!
Saturday, May 08, 2010
10a.m. to 7p.m.

Music for Marlee at St. Augustine Beach
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: n/a
Event Pricing: Donations
Music for Marlee is a music benefit to raise money for a stem cell transplant. Music starts at 12 noon with Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards. Also playing will be: Chris and Deanna (Blue Sage Shoes) joined by John Winters, a great group of kids called Penguin Teeth, the R&B sound of the Swanky Mo’s. Deron Baker and Lou Rabino and closing out the show will be ‘Those Guys’.
Sunday, May 09, 2010

St. Aug. High School Jazz Ambassadors at SJC Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public
Dinners available from Wildflower Cafe at 6p.m. Concert begins at 7p.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Follies La Joie De Vivre at Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $50 and $100
A musical-comedy-variety show at the Limelight.Starring “Blake Osner” and New York Diva,”Dorothy Bishop.” (Dr. Frankenfurter from Rocky Horror and the Sheriff from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.)Hors d’oeuvres, and one free drink included in $50 ticket price. $100 ticket price includes front row seat, champagne, reception, photo, backstage tour.Open bar available.
Thursday, May 13, 2010 to Thursday, June 10, 2010

Evenings at the Whitney Laboratory Lecture Series
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine Phone: 904 461-4000
Event Pricing: Free
The Invasion of Florida by Six-Legged AliensJohn L. Capinera, Ph.D, Professor and Chair of Entomology, University of Florida
Thursday, May 13, 2010

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