Artistic and other cultural entertainment

Artistic Events 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.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $25 for adults,senior/military discounts
Jean never thought answering a stranger’s cell phone would lead to funerals, family dinners from hell, and the black market organ trades gone sough.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

Spring Members Show
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310

Event Pricing:
Open media and open Subject. An exhibit for STAAA members only. OPENING: Apr 1, First Friday Art Walk, 5-9pm. Awards at 7pm.

Friday, April 01, 2011
Sunday, May 01, 2011

P.A.St.A Gallery’s Week of One Day Workshops
P.A.St.A. Gallery
214 Charlotte Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-471-3439

Event Pricing: $40 per workshop
P.A.St.A. Gallery offers a week of 1 day, 3 hour art workshops. Sign up at the Gallery between 12:30-4p.m. or call Joan Dorrill at 904-471-3439 for more info. Classes being offered: Fused Glass with Michelle Davidson, Beach Scene in Oils with Pat Hitchcock, Trish Vevera Pleine Aire Painting with Trish Vevera, Mixed Media and Collage with Joan Dorrill, and Paper Mosaic on Canvas with RoAnn Elias.

Monday, April 04, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011

Stained Glass Classes
SSJ Stained Glass Studio
2745 Industry Center Road #6, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-669-5388

Pricing: $150.00 plus lab fee
Learn to create beautiful stained glass art from Sister Diane Couture of the Sisters of St Joseph. You will complete a stained glass panel and learn cutting, shaping, copper foil technique, soldering and finishing. Tool kits (approx $175.00) are available through SSJ Stained Glass Studio. Register early – class size is limited. The cost of the beginning stained glass class is $150.00 plus a lab fee of $50.00. The cost for the leaded stained glass is $150.00 plus a lab fee of $75.00.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
5:30PM to 7:30PM

Connie May Fowler Reading
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada St., St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 819-6400
Event Pricing: Free
Connie May Fowler is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. Her most recent novel, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, will be published in April of 2010. Her novels include Sugar Cage, River of Hidden Dreams, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Remembering Blue-recipient of the Chautauqua South Literary Award-and Before Women had Wings-recipient of the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Buck Award from the League of American Pen Women.

Thursday, April 07, 2011
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Portraits & Personalities of St. Aug.’s Lost Art Colony
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: Free
Join the conversation as Tom Rahner, Prof. Emeritus,from Flagler College, moderates a lively panel of artists and experts who will bring to life the trailblazing artists who formed St. Augustine’s remarkable art colony of the mid 20th century.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

“Mark Twain…and More!” a play
Ximenez-Fatio House
20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-5807
Event Pricing: $20, Seniors: $18, Students: $10
Set in the courtyard of the historic Ximenez-Fatio House, Don Runk appears as Mark Twain in a compilation of Twain stories with additional anecdotes enacted by a cast of 10 actors. Directed by Jean Rahner. Setting the stage for a lively evening under the stars, pre-show music provided by Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards at 7pm. Produced by A Classic Theatre.

Thursday, April 07, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
7:30pm March 7, 8, 9

Art Sessions with Artist Nate Lewis
The Foundry, St. Aug Beach
1955 A1A South, Saint Augustine Beach
Phone: 904 540 1285
Event Pricing: $15 per session or $75 for 5
C0ME CREATE- Bring your ideas and dreams into reality through various forms of visual language. Everyone has ideas, but few take the time to put them out there or develop them to a point to show others. open studio art sessions for all ages interested in exploring visual language

Thursday, April 07, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
6:30 – 9/10 pm

C. Ford Riley Exhibition
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 280-0614
Event Pricing: n/a
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts a special four day exhibition featuring over 30 paintings from the collection of C. Ford Riley. Stellers Gallery of San Marco curated this show and included an array of pieces which show the subtle balance of art and nature. His paintings, rich in detail and dramatic in color, reflect a deeply personal relationship with the world of nature. The relationship extends far beyond the edge of the canvas as he is an ardent conservationist who rallies on behalf of Florida wildlife and habitat hard pressed by current development practices.

Friday, April 08, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011

Michael Flohr Personal Appearance
Galeria del Mar
9 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-2120
Event Pricing: Free
World-renowned artist Michael Flohr will unveil new works from his equestrian series. The party will be jazzy and filled with pleasant surprises from this versatile artist! Book signing, painting demos and more.Come and meet the artist during the opening events on April 8 & 9. Exhibition dates: April 8- April 22, 2011.

Friday, April 08, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
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The Drop Show
Push Push Event Hall
299 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-540-0009
A night of fashion, music, food, beer & wine, DJ’s and dancing is all in store for the night. Spring/Summer collections from Paper Root Clothing, Peninsula Holding Co., Classic Blends, Standard Collective, JBon Clothing, and Nicole DiGiacomo. On site t-shirt printing, a Push Push hair fashion show, The Runway Show and more. Immediately after the runway show, an after party will be hosted by Classic Blends.

Saturday, April 09, 2011
8p.m. to 2a.m.

Walk in My Shoes Campaign
St. Johns County Courthouse
4010 Lewis Speedway #B, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-808-9984
Event Pricing: Free
Walk with Betty Griffin House to end Childhood Sexual Abuse. Walk starts at the County Courthouse and ends at Flagler College Palm Garden. The rally at the campus includes food, games, book signing by Lauren Book-Lim, the movie,”Precious,” live music, and survivors’ speeches.

Saturday, April 09, 2011
Walk starts at 4p.m.

Second Sunday Family Fun at Bird Island Park
Bird Island Park Storytelling Area
101 Library Park Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Phone: 904-471-9980
Event Pricing: Free
The Ponte Vedra High School Guitar Ensembles, under the direction of Hester Longstreet, will perform a program of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. The intimate Bird Island storytelling area features an astounding mosaic depiction of North Florida’s flora and fauna on the risers of the seating area. Music is free to all.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tour de Farm
Over 20 farms
St. Johns County, St. Augustine Phone: n.a.
Event Pricing: Free
On Sunday, April 10, over 20 farms will open their gates for the community to learn about local food production – where our food comes from, and the farmers who produce it. You can attend educational farm workshops, visit a cattle and goat ranch, taste produce right from the field, talk to farmers about community gardeners, and find local business owners who are committed to more sustainable practices and growing our local economy. Visit the website for more info or call Marcia MacPherson at 904-377-6945.

Sunday, April 10, 2011
l:00-5:00 p.m.

Tale Tellers Open House and Storytelling Meeting
St. Augustine Beach City Hall
2200 AIA So., St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 904-823-7969
Event Pricing: free r.s.v.p. 904-829-8711
Invitation to those interested in learning more about the art of Storytelling. Tale Tellers is a non-profit organization of cultural and educational orientation founded in 1993

Monday, April 11, 2011
7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m.

Gandhi and Ben Laden-Religion at the Extremes Lecture
Flagler Room at Flagler College
74 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6282
Event Pricing: $5 per person
Flagler College Community Lecture Series concludes with Dr. James Rowell’s, asst. professor in the Liberal Studies Department, talk on “Gandhi and Bin Laden- Religion at the Extremes.” He is the author of a book by the same name published in 2009 by University Press of America. The lecture will last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Learn 2 Fuse Dichroic Glass!
Starry Night Creations, Studio (High Chaparrel Complex)
2775-B US 1 South, St Augustine
Phone: 904-823-2118
Event Pricing: $36.00
Unleash your creativity and learn to create some cool fused glass pendants for yourself or as gifts! Class fee includes use of all tools, glass, materials, instruction, & firing! Approx. 3-4 pendants can be completed! Class size is limited so sign up early! Follow website link above to register.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
10:00a – 12:30p

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