Upcoming cultural events this week


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.

A Snow White Christmas
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: Adults: $10, Children: $5
The Wicked Queen hates Christmas and is plotting against Snow White. It’s up to Prince Charming and the seven Christmas Elves to save the day.
Thursday, December 2 – 4, 2010

Open House at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
105 Cornerstone Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-273-6578
Music by local performers. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar also available.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
6 to 8:30p.m.

Artist’s Gifts Workshop Pasta Gallery
Pasta Art Gallery
314 Charlotte St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-0251
Event Pricing: $95. includes tools and supplies
This two day workshop will teach you how to create with glass and design fused glass pendants with artist Michelle Davidson. Roann Elias will teach how to unlock your inner creativity to make a memory collage.
Thursday, December 2 – 3, 2010

Theatre Arts Productions Senior Conservatories
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8600
Event Pricing: $6
Student directed shows at Flagler College Auditorium. Thursday, December 02 – 4, 2010

First Friday Art Walk
Art galleries in and around St. Augustine are open from 5-9pm. with special exhibits, music, and light refreshments.
Friday, December 3, 2010

The Underground Block Party
Aviles Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-285-8831
Event Pricing: Free
The St. Augustine Underground will be hosting The Underground Block Party. There will be live music by Billy Buchanan, free gourmet popcorn from Pop n Off, hot apple cider from Bolero, and two restaurants serving beer and wine (cash bar) on the sidewalk. Meet the staff and contributors to the Underground.
Friday, December 03, 2010

Fantastic Florida
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing:
Juried, open media art exhibit featuring the sights and structures, byways and beaches, flora and fauna that make Florida fantastic.
Friday, December 3, 2010 to Sunday, January 2, 2011

Craft Show
St. Augustine Mental Health Drop In Center
1955 US Hwy 1, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-6042
Event Pricing: free
Mental health clients will be showcasing their artwork and poetry.
Friday, December 03 – 10, 2010
10a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fifth Annual Art Mart
Saltwater Gallery
81 King Street, Suite B, St. Augustine Phone: 904-829-2002
Event Pricing: Free
First Friday Art Walk all-star artist cast includes Ginny Bullard, Hookey Hamilton, Eleanor Hughes, Deane Kellogg, Ellen Kirouac and Jerry Peters. Give the gift of original and affordable art from a cornucopia of canvas, collage, ceramics, copper, glass, wood, paper, photographs and not to forget the culinary arts, there’ll be jams and chutneys too. Live music by Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards and refreshments by Culinary Outfitters
Friday, December 03, 2010

Music in the Basilica for First Friday
Cathedral Basilica
35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2896
Event Pricing: Free
Stop in during the Art Walk to hear a performance by Schola Cantorae under the direction of Mary Jane Ballou.
Friday, December 03, 2010

Kathryn Ryan at P.A.ST.A Fine Arts Gallery
P.A.ST.A. Fine Arts Gallery
214 Charlotte Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-0251
Event Pricing: Free
Local water color artist, Kathryn Ryan will be the featured artist for the month of December. The artist will brighten up the holiday season with her painting of waterlillies, fuschsia, and magnolias that burst to life in vivid colors. Friday, December 03, 2010
Opening reception: 5-9p.m.

St. Augustine’s Matthew J. Cutter One-Man Show
Brilliance in Color
25 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-0818
Event Pricing: Free
On Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th, Brilliance In Color will celebrate the art of Matthew J. Cutter, this exhibit will feature a selection of new originals and prints from the artist. The artist will be present in the gallery on Friday and Saturday, to provide insights into his artwork and his unique vision.
Friday, December 03 – 4, 2010
Sun.-Thurs. 10:30am-6:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:00am-9:00pm

Underwater Christmas at High Tide Gallery
High Tide Gallery
51 Cordova Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-829-6831
Event Pricing: Free
High Tide gallery focuses on locally-made coastal art and vintage surfboards. Their artists and guest guitarist, Richard Kuncicky, will be on hand during First Friday Art Walk. Refreshments will be provided by The Tasting Room.
Friday, December 03, 2010

St. Augustine Christmas Parade
Downtown St. Augustine
Starts at San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
The St. Augustine Christmas Parade can be seen from 10:00am to 11:30am along the streets of downtown St. Augustine. A great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Saturday, December 04, 2010

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Holiday Breakfast
Hastings Cafe
224 North Main Street, Hastings
Event Pricing: $10
Drive through Hastings premiere farmland and then join the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, have breakfast, and talk about Marjorie. After breakfast visit the Pie in the Sky Holiday Shop right next door. The menu comes right out of “Cross Creek Cookery.” (1942)
Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christmas Craft Weekend
SSJ Stained Glass Studio
2745 Industry Center Road #6, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-669-5388
Event Pricing: $250.00 which includes supplies.
You will create stained glass figurines for gifts as well as using other techniques such as silkscreening and sandblasting to create Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
Saturday, December 04 – 5, 2010
10:00AM to 4:00PM

Annual Surf Illumination
St. Augustine Beach Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Blvd.
This fun, family event will feature a visit from Santa, illumination of the tree & pier park, arts, crafts, gift items, food, music, face painting, balloon animals, and much, much more. Performances will take place on the Main Stage by the St. Augustine Children’s Chorus, the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Temple Bet Yam Chorus, the Dance Company, and the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind’s Dance Troupe. Lighting of the tree and lights at 6:15p.m.!
Saturday, December 5, 2010

The British Night Watch
Downtown St. Augustine
Starts at the West end of the Plaza, St. Augustine Phone: 904-829-5318
Event Pricing: Free
Starting at Government House, at West End of the Plaza, looping through Downtown St. Augustine to the City Gates, and returning to the Plaza. Loyal Citizens are asked to Partake of this Merriment, bearing Candles or Lanterns to light their way, making merry with Good Company. The Parade shall conclude at Government House with Muskets firing Volleys of Joy, and Christmas Caroling in the Plaza.
Saturday, December 04, 2010

2nd Annual Gamble Rogers Memorial Music Celebration
Gamble Rogers State Park
North Peninsula State Park ,3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach
Phone: 386-517-2086
Event Pricing: $20.00 per vechicle, up to 8 or 8:00 per person
This event honors and celebrates folk-legend Gamble Rogers. Living history presentation, four stages of live music and more! Fun for the entire family.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Sounds of the Season by the St. Aug. Community Orchestra
Lightner Museum
25 Granada Street, St. Augustine http://www.staugustineorchestra.org
Event Pricing: $10, children free
The St. Augustine Community Orchestrawill celebrates this holiday season with “Sounds of the Season”. Director/Conductor John Bush has selected music that includes works all in a festive spirit. In addition the Bartram Trail High School’s 35-member chorus, directed by Barbara Mattingly, will present their special vocal arrangements of Christmas melodies with orchestral accompaniment. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The St. Johns Cultural Council Annual Membership Meeting, Open House and Appetizer Potluck
at 370 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 904-471-9980
Share a snack then check out the Cultural Arts Center with us. (We’re located just south of the St. Johns County Pier at St. Augustine Beach.) Dance demonstrations by the Dance Company, music by Jim Johnston, book signing by Karen Harvey, and tours of the building will all be part of the event.
Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sounds of the Season by the St. Aug. Community Orchestra
Switzerland Community Church
2179 State Road 13, Switzerland http://www.staugustineorchestra.org
Event Pricing: $10, children free
The St. Augustine Community Orchestra will celebrate this holiday season with a special program titled “Sounds of the Season”. Director/Conductor John Bush has selected music that includes works by Leroy Anderson, Katherine Davis, and Newell Long, all in a festive spirit. In addition the Bartram Trail High School’s 35-member chorus, directed by Barbara Mattingly, will present their special vocal arrangements of Christmas melodies with orchestral accompaniment. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler
The Raintree Restaurant
www.pastaartgallery.com/, 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 5, 2010 to Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

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, 2010 to Sunday, January 9, 2011
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

For information on the local music scene visit: http://oldcity.com/musicnews

For additional details on the cultural events reported to Historic City News by St. Johns Cultural Council, visit their website at www.stjohnsculturalcouncil.org