More cultural events scheduled for January

St. Johns Cultural Council
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Fabulously Funny Families Film Festival
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Offering six classic films about the American family, this series highlights humorous family interactions between both family members, and those with the “outside world.” Beginning with “You Can’t Take It With You” (Oscar for Best Picture, 1938) on January 14, the series continues with “Meet Me in St. Louis” (January 28), “Little Women” (1949 version, February 11), “Ma and Pa Kettle” (February 25), “Cheaper By the Dozen” (1950 version, March 11), and ends with “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” on March 25. All screenings begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Dates: 1/14/2010 12:00:00 AM – 3/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

Evenings at the Whitney Laboratory Lecture Series
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Well known marine scientist and author Ellen Prager, Ph.D. will lead off the 2010 Winter/Spring Evenings at Whitney Lecture serie. The title of Dr. Prager’s talk is “Chasing science at sea: racing hurricanes, stalking sharks and living undersea with ocean experts.” Prager is the chief scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base Program in Key Largo, Florida, the world’s only undersea research station..” There will be a light refreshments and a book signing after the lecture. To learn more about Ellen Prager, visit http://www.ellenprager.com/. Dates: 1/14/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/14/2010 12:00:00 AM

Pianist Richard Goode
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Richard Goode is one of the finest pianist in the world with beautiful tone, effortless technical command, interpretive insight and total emotional commitment to the music he plays. “Washington Post” Dates: 1/15/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/15/2010 12:00:00 AM

The Snow Queen, by Theatre Saint Augustine
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Snow Queen is a tender fable about the transformative power of love: Gerda, the young heroine, perseveres against witches and royalty and robbers; she wanders through the world alone, looking for her best friend, Kai, who has been taken away by the Snow Queen. He has a piece of enchanted glass in his eye and his heart that makes him see only ugliness. Kai can only be saved by Gerda’s loyal affection. The Snow Queen is a charming holiday story with a beautiful message and appropriate for those both young and young at heart. Dates: 1/15/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

Tallahassee Symphony Concert
Saturday, January 16, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Tallahassee symphony Orchestra will present a concert of lively Mozart works and a Symphony by Antonin Dvorak. Dates: 1/17/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/17/2010 12:00:00 AM

The Flagler College Spring Community Lecture Series
Monday, January 18, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Flagler College spring Community Lecture Series,“Analyze This: Literary and Film Interpretation,” opens with Ian Pounds presenting “Start Again: Re-thinking Afghanistan from Inside a Girls Orphanage in Kabul.” Pounds will be discussing his experience living and volunteering for nearly five months at Mehan OrphanageHe will be incorporating the book, “A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan” as an analogy and presentation tool.Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for the series. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room, 74 King St. Reservations are suggested, but not required. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. Dates: 1/19/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/19/2010 12:00:00 AM

Theater of the Mind Storytelling at the San Marco Theatre
Monday, January 18, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
“Some Well Seasoned Stories” with Shirley Bryce and Chris Kastle.The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, a non-profit organilzation of cultural and educational orientation, promotes the appreciation of storytelling by providing venue for its performing members. Dates: 1/19/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/19/2010 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Art Association presents: The Legendary Florida Paintings Lecture
Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
St. Augustine Art Association presents: LEGENDARY FLORIDA PAINTINGS Lecture with Artist Jackson Walker. This fascinating Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Florida Art will talk about the making of his Legendary Florida Series of dramatic historical paintings. The works depict early struggles of St. Augustine including Oglethorpe’s battle, Drake’s raid and the capture of Osceola. A must for St. Augustine history buffs and art enthusiasts. The lecture is free; however, reservations are required. Call the Art Association at 904.824.2310. See the paintings at www.museumoffloridaart.org/legendaryflorida. Dates: 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Art Association, “Florida’s Legacy: From Concept to Completion”
Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Jackson Walker, resident artist at the Museum of Florida Art will explore Florida’s early struggles while describing his process of creating dramatic historical paintings. Dates: 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM

Flagler College Forum
Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Terence Hunt, Political Reporter, Associated Press Dates: 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/21/2010 12:00:00 AM

CD Release Party
Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Fans, Friends and the musically curious will celebrate the release of a new CD, “Happytown” by Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards. The trio will perform live hot up-tempo original folk music and pitch their CDs and associated gear. Admission is free, food and drink from the Cafe 11 menu. Dates: 1/22/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/22/2010 12:00:00 AM

Kurt Weill’s The Three Penny Opera at PVHS
Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
First Coast Opera presents Kurt Weill’s, The Three-Penny Opera, featuring “Mack the Knife.” Dates: 1/22/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

The Snow Queen presented by Theatre Saint Augustine
Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Snow Queen presented by Theatre Saint AugustineThe Snow Queen is a tender fable about the transformative power of love: Gerda, the young heroine, perseveres against witches and royalty and robbers; she wanders through the world alone, looking for her best friend, Kai, who has been taken away by the Snow Queen. He has a piece of enchanted glass in his eye and his heart that makes him see only ugliness. Kai can only be saved by Gerda’s loyal affection. The Snow Queen is a charming holiday story with a beautiful message and appropriate for those both young and young at heart. Dates: 1/22/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

One Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop
Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
One Day intensive workshop on the history, use and methodology of Encaustic Painting.We will cover, History and contemporary use of encaustics and artists who have used this medium.Safety issues of using encaustic Techniques and methods of using encaustic (demo, lecture and experimentation)Equipment needed,techniques of melting applying and fusing, use of collage, transfer and stencil with encaustic. 3D use of encaustic, Grounds for use with encaustic. Properties of wax and resin.Directions for making encaustic medium.All materials will be supplied. Students may wish to bring aprons, extra cans (old cans used for melting wax) natural bristol brushes, wood or heavy paper panels or canvases( un-primed) collage materials. (none of these things are required)Everyone is invited however this one day intensive is reccommended for experienced artists. Dates: 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

One Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop
Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
One Day intensive workshop on the history, use and methodology of Encaustic Painting.We will cover, History and contemporary use of encaustics and artists who have used this medium.Safety issues of using encaustic Techniques and methods of using encaustic (demo, lecture and experimentation)Equipment needed,techniques of melting applying and fusing, use of collage, transfer and stencil with encaustic. 3D use of encaustic, Grounds for use with encaustic. Properties of wax and resin.Directions for making encaustic medium.All materials will be supplied. Students may wish to bring aprons, extra cans (old cans used for melting wax) natural bristol brushes, wood or heavy paper panels or canvases( un-primed) collage materials. (none of these things are required)Everyone is invited however this one day intensive is reccommended for experienced artists. Dates: 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

How Spices Changed the World
Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Join Dr. Fred Czarra, author of Spices: A Global History, as he explores spices, their legends, ancient trade routes, and the challenging encounters between the cultures of Western Europe and the spice lands of South and Southeast Asia. Dates: 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

Alexander Markov
Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the most captivating musicians now before the public. Yehudi Menuhin wrote, “He is without doubt one of the most brilliant and musical of violinists . . . Alexander Markov will certainly leave his mark on the music lovers of the world and in theannals of the violin virtuosi of our day.” Mr. Markov made his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall. The Gold Medal winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s most celebrated orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra to name but one, and has shared concerts with such luminaries as pianist Martha Argerich. His program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolo Paganini, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Tommaso Vitali. Dates: 1/24/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/24/2010 12:00:00 AM

Monotonix with Surfer Blood at Cafe Eleven
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Monotonix are singer Ami Shalev, guitarist yonatan Gat and drummer haggai Fershtman. They hail from Tel Aviv, a city not necessarily famous for its rock’n’roll scene. Dates: 1/25/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

Book Talk Cafe
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Each month Book Talk Cafe presents a regional author discussing his/her book. This month, Charlie Carlson talks about his bestseller, “Weird Florida.” Books will be for sale and refreshments are served. Dates: 1/25/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

Five Women of the Ages
Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
The Florida Heritage Book Festival presents:FIve remarkable women representing five time periods in St augustine ‘s rich and varied history will be brought to life through a dramatic interpretation of original paintings inthe Casa Monica’s private collectionThis will be the first public presentation of these extraordinary portraits Dramatization by Karen Harvey Proceeds benefit The Florida Heritage Book Festival Dates: 1/27/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/27/2010 12:00:00 AM

First Coast Opera presents Three-Penny Opera at Ponte Vedra High School
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
First Coast Opera presents Kurt Weill’s The Three-Penny Opera, featuring “Mack the Knife.” Dates: 1/29/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/30/2010 12:00:00 AM

Classical Jam
Friday, January 29, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the most captivating musicians now before the public. Yehudi Menuhin wrote, “He is without doubt one of the most brilliant and musical of violinists . . . Alexander Markov will certainly leave his mark on the music lovers of the world and in theannals of the violin virtuosi of our day.” Mr. Markov made his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall. The Gold Medal winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s most celebrated orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra to name but one, and has shared concerts with such luminaries as pianist Martha Argerich. His program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolo Paganini, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Tommaso Vitali. Dates: 1/30/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/30/2010 12:00:00 AM

Betty Griffin House 20th Anniversary Dinner- “A Night of Entertainment”
Friday, January 29, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
St. Augustine, FL- The 20th Anniversary of Betty Griffin House will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort. This celebration recognizes 20 years for Betty Griffin House delivering quality services and protection to over 15,000 St. Johns County adults and children who desperately need help breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual abuse. This special semi-formal event will be a magical “Night of Entertainment” for all who attend. Come experience live music, belly dancing, zumba, drum and cymbalpercussionists and have your caricature painted by an artist…. And many more acts!Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of 10. Call Kim Collins at 904-808-9984 to reserve your spot or table today. SEATS ARE GOING FAST!!!! Doors open at 6pm for cocktail/social hour and silent auction bidding. Don’t miss out on this incredible event!! It’s a time to dress up, party with your friends and family all while supporting the programs and services of this much needed cause for St. Johns County. Dates: 1/30/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/30/2010 12:00:00 AM

First Coast Opera presents Three-Penny Opera at Ponte Vedra High School
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
First Coast Opera presents Kurt Weill’s The Three-Penny Opera, featuring “Mack the Knife.” Dates: 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Jazz Society Monthly Jazz Jam
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Jazz Jams are held the last Sunday of the month at the Tavern and Fresh Grill off State Road 16. The public is invited to attend. All musicians are welcome to bring their instrument and jam. Donations benefit the Scholarship Fund. Dates: 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

Heart Pour – Black History Month Poetry
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Hosted by Chris Bodor, a member of the Outsider Writers Collective, Heart Pour Spoken Word occurs on the last Sunday of each month. For January 31st Black History is the theme and the featured reader is RA Hasan-Jones. If you would like to share a poem during the open mic please sign up with the host 15 minutes before start time on the day of the event or anytime on line at www.bodor.org Dates: 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

Heart Pour – Black History Month Poetry
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:00:00 PM
Hosted by Chris Bodor, a member of the Outsider Writers Collective, Heart Pour Spoken Word occurs on the last Sunday of each month. For January 31st Black History is the theme and the featured reader is RA Hasan-Jones. If you would like to share a poem during the open mic please sign up with the host 15 minutes before start time on the day of the event or anytime on line at www.bodor.org Dates: 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

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