Memorial Day weekend cultural events

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.

Valerie WiseCracker at the SJC Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904 347 8007
Event Pricing: Free concert.
Dinner available from DECO at 6p.m.Florida bluegrass and folk music by Valerie WiseCracker at 7p.m.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

KidzfACTory present: The Beatles Slept Here
11 Old Mission Road, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $10 adults, $5 children
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! THE BEATLES SLEPT HERE is a magical mystery comedy/musical featuring the music of Liverpool’s famous “Fab Four”. Packed with hysterical Beatles references and puns, the cast of about forty local students is under the direction of Education Coordinator Kate Messenger.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 to Sunday, May 30, 2010
7:30p.m. Th-Sat, Sun at 2p.m.

179 Marine St., St. Augustine Phone: 904 209-3700
Event Pricing: Free
Dr. Michael Marsiske, Ph.D and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America will discus cognitive awareness as we age. Learn about the relationship between cognitive abilities and performance levels regarding physical tasks. Ample time will be set aside for questions. An informal reception with complimentary refreshments follows the presentation and beer and wine are available for purchase.
Thursday, May 27, 2010

BRASS* ‘Memorial Day Weekend Community Concert’
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, , Ponte Vedra Beach Phone: (904) 241-2142
Event Pricing: Free
BRASS* ‘Memorial Day Weekend Community Concert’ featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. A Grand Picnic, free for the entire family ~on the lawn and terrace of the Tournament Players Clubhouse.Bring blankets,chairs,coolers (with non alcoholic beverages) for a magnificent evening as Maestro Morihiko Nakahara conducts the Symphony.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Gates open at 5p.m.

Friday Flick, “Murder on a Sunday Morning” at UU
St. Rd. A1A and Florida Ave.,, St. Augustine Phone: n/a
Event Pricing:
This Oscar-winning documentary takes place in Jacksonville in 2001 and is an excellent study of a murder trial from start to finish.The suspect, a black teenager, is apprehended for shooting a white woman in the face, quickly convicted in the court of public opinion and apparently beaten into signing a confession by the police.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Will Conner and Eric Brigmond in Concert at Present Moment Café
226 West King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904 814-1299
Event Pricing: Free
Local marine conservation non-profit, KEEPERS OF THE COAST, will benefit from proceeds generated during an upcoming concert at Present Moment Café. Will Conner and Eric Brigmond will perform along with special guest and professional surfer Dave Rastovich, to demonstrate their support of efforts to protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Uptown Saturday Night at SACSPA
214 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-0664
Event Pricing: Free
Live performers, art from Art Breakers, American Pen Women and local artist as well as book signings, poetry readings, theatrical sketches and food!Located at 214 San Marco. (directly across the street from the Florida School of the Deaf and the Blind.)
Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Spoken Word
1280-A North Ponce De Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 209-6810
Event Pricing: free
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 – Heart Pour Spoken Word gathering of Ancient City Poets presents open mic spoken word for writers and those who support them. Featured artist Mike Marcellino with Ensor. Mike Marcellino, a Vietnam War correspondent and award winning journalist, continues to write stories and poems about people, places and things. Mike has added a twist, with musicians the stories become a unique blend of music and spoken word. He has performed in New York City, Cleveland, Tulsa, and Baltimore. Hosted by Chris Bodor from the St. Johns Cultural Council. Theme Memorial Day/ War and the Military. Special focus on reading your work to music accompaniment. For more info or to sign up in advance to share a poem or two during the open mic portion of the event:
Sunday, May 30, 2010
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Limelight Kidzfactory Ribbon-Cutting and Open House
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164
Event Pricing: Free
KidzfACTory will be holding an official opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sunday, May 30 after the closing performance of current KidzfACTory production The Beatles Slept Here. Parents and children enrolled in or interested in KidzfACTory programs are invited to tour the new space and to speak with education coordinator Kate Messenger about the future of KidzfACTory and its upcoming programs.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
After performance of “The Beatles Slept Here”

St. Augustine Jazz Society in Downtown Plaza
Downtown St. Augustine, St. Augustine Phone: 904 825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
The St. Augustine Jazz Society opens the downtown concert series on Memorial Day.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Crabgrass at SJC Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904 347-8007
Event Pricing: Free concert
Dinner provided by Panama Hattie’s starting at 6p.m.Cajun and old time blues by Crabgrass at 7p.m.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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