Cultural events through September 10th

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.

Fall Candlemaking Class
12 Cuna Street (across from the Fort), St. Augustine Phone: 904-826-1728
Event Pricing: $35 for 2-2hr classes + $10 materials fee
Get ready for fall.Bring wax to be recycled and containers to fill and learn how to make lovely gift & Holiday candles.Class limit 4-6 students.Call for info & to reserve space. 826-1728
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 to Thursday, September 02, 2010
6-8 p.m.

Shell Game at SJC Pier Pavilion
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
Shell Game plays easy listening rock and roll. Dinner will be available from the Raintree Restaurant at 6p.m.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Paramore – Honda Civic Tour at the Amphitheatre
1340 A1A South, St. Augustine Phone: 904-471-1965
Event Pricing: $36.50 & $28.50
Thursday, September 02, 2010

Skin ‘n Bonz & The Big Hungry Boys with Cake!
Downtown Plaza, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
Skin ‘n Bonz and The Big Hungry Boys play old-time and bluegrass music with a squaredance thrown in!Bring a chair or blanket to sit on along with your dancing shoes. Before the concert begins there will be a 445th Birthday Commemoration Ceremony and cake will be served to all.
Thursday, September 02, 2010

Limelight Theatre presents: Divas Tonite!
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $25
International Operatic and Broadway vocalist, Dorothy Bishop brings her revue, “Divas Tonite” to the Limelight Theatre. Dorothy’s smash-hit musical vocals are supported by burlesque company dancers, live musical accompaniment, and the St. Johns Enter for the Arts Chorus. Join them for a night of song, dance, and comedy. The first drink of the evening is free to all patrons. Call 904-825-1164.
Thursday, September 02, 2010 to Sunday, September 05, 2010
Th-Sat: 8p.m. Sat & Sun: 2:00p.m.

St. Augustine’s 445th Birthday Commemoration
Various locations in downtown St. Augustine, St. Augustine Phone: n/a
Event Pricing: Most free to SJC residents
Events include: Music and birthday cake at 7p.m. in the Plaza on Thursday.
“Celebrating Those Who Were Already Here” on Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3 from 9a.m. to 5p.m. at the Fountain of Youth.
Landing Reenactment & Celebration of Mass beginning at 10a.m. on September 4 on the Mission grounds.
A 16th Century Cooking Contest will take place from 6-9p.m. on Saturday at the Fountain of Youth.
Thursday, September 02, 2010 to Saturday, September 04, 2010

Historic 1565 Encampment at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
11 Magnolia Ave. , St. Augustine Phone: 904-829-3168
Event Pricing: Free with Admission
Cannons, swords, horses, food and fun! 1565 historical encampment to commemorate the Birthplace of St. Augustine in 1565 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Native American and Spanish demonstrations of weapons, food, shelter and customs. Don’t miss it!
Friday, September 03, 2010 to Sunday, September 05, 2010
9-5 daily

September 6
Galleries of St. Augustine open from 5-9p.m.

First Friday Art Walk Music at the Basilica
Cathedral Basilica, 35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-2896
Event Pricing: Free
Stop by the Cathedral Basilica to enjoy the music of Shannon McKay.
Friday, September 03, 2010

Latest documentary from Andrew Young at Flagler College
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-819-6400.
Event Pricing: Free
The Andrew Young Foundation will return to Flagler College with a new documentary “Change in the Wind.” The film tells the little-known story of a secret friendship between “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, former president of the traditionally black Morehouse College.
Friday, September 03, 2010

Meet the Artist:First Friday Art Walk at The Market
6 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 240-5644
Event Pricing: Free
On First Friday, the Market on Granada will feature colorful Caribbean art by French-Caribbean artist, Francoise. Born in Port au Prince, Haiti in 1955, she moved to the United States when she was ten, yet she still retains the memories of the brilliant Caribbean colors she knew as a child.
Friday, September 03, 2010

Golden Dragon Acrobats
1340C A1A South, St. Augustine Phone: n/a
Event Pricing: $12 Adults, $6 Seniors and kids under 12
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present, “Cirque D’Or.””There is a precision and beauty about everything these performers do,” said The Washington Post.
Friday, September 03, 2010 to Saturday, September 04, 2010

Second Nature” at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free
Donald Martin, professor of art at Flagler College, will exhibit a new series of works called “Second Nature” at the college’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Sept. 3-17. An opening reception will be held during St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, September 03, 2010 to Friday, September 17, 2010
10a.m. to 4p.m.

Saturday in the Park Music Fest
Francis Field-Castillo Drive, St. Augustine Phone: 541-510-9971
Event Pricing: $3, 12 and under free
Head over to the Special Events Field to help support the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Band program. The day will be filled with music, food, beer and wine tastings, a kids zone, and artisans.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
noon to 9p.m.

The “Founding of St. Augustine” Anniversary
Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine Phone: 1-877-352-4478
The 445th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Augustine. An re-enactment of Admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles landing in 1565 will take place at 10a.m. There will be a mass celebrated at rustic outdoor wooden altar by the water’s edge at the Mission Nombre de Dios
Saturday, September 04, 2010

Toby Keith at the Amphitheatre
1340C A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Phone: 904-471-1965
Event Pricing: $87.00, $61.50 & $40.00
Toby Keith with Jaron and the Long Road to Love
Sunday, September 05, 2010

St. Augustine Jazz Society in the Plaza
Downtown Plaza, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
St. Augustine Jazz Society plays jazz closes out the Concerts in the Plaza series for the year on Labor Day.
Monday, September 06, 2010

Oil Painting with Linda Holmes beginner and refresher
11 C Aviles St., St. Augustine Phone: 904-823-8608
Event Pricing: $155.00 if paid by Aug. 23/after Aug we, $165.00
Learn to use and understand colors, composition skills and techniques… and learn how to begin a painting with your own creative style
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 to Tuesday, September 28, 2010
10a.m. – 12:30p.m.

ET Swing Band at SJC Pier Pavilion
350 Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
ET Swing Band performs jazz.Wildflower Cafe will have dinner available at 6p.m.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Stained Glass Classes
2745 Industry Center Rd. #6, Saint Augustine Phone: 904-669-5388
Event Pricing: $150.00 plus a lab fee of $50.00
You will complete a beautiful stained glass panel and learn cutting, shaping, copper foil technique, solder and finishing.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 to Wednesday, October 20, 2010
5:30PM to 7:30PM

Watercolor Class at Riverview Club
790 Christina Drive, St. Augustine Phone: 904-4632
Event Pricing: $70 for 5 week series
Watercolor classes will take place on September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14 by awarded watercolor artist, Shirley De Pasquale. Classe times are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the Riverview Club in the Shores. Composition, color theory, and design will be covered via weekly lectures, demonstrations and handouts. Cost is $70 for the 5-week series. Go to
to view her work. Call Shirley at 461-4632.
Thursday, September 09, 2010 to Thursday, October 14, 2010
9a.m. and 1p.m.

Oil Painting with Greg Morris at the River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine Phone: 904-826-6210
Event Pricing: $75.00
Learn the basics of oil painting and enjoy the outward expression of the inner artist. Two scholarships can be made available through the St. Johns County Cultural Council.
Friday, September 10, 2010
12:30-2 pm.

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