Artistic and cultural entertainment

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.

Art Talk with Kenneth McMillan
River House
179 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-3655
Event Pricing: Complimentary
Captivating presentations and demonstrations of art are held the 2nd Friday of the month 10:30 -11:30am at River House. Join River House favorite Kenneth McMillan as he discusses his love of pottery! Ken is a retired professor from UNF with over 30 years of experience teaching ceramics, sculpture and art history. You won’t be disappointed!
Friday, August 12, 2011
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

CD Release Party & Live CD Recording
San Sebastian Winery
157 King Street St.
Augustine, Florida 32084
Event Pricing: Free
When Sentropolis hits the stage, be ready for some of the most organic, melodic and soulfully funky music you’ve ever seen on a live stage. Sentropolis just finished their brand new Self-titled album recorded with legendary Music producer Jimmy Devito. The album includes soulful jams and infectious dance tunes. It offers an inspiring message with a relentless groove.
Music by Kenny Hamilton, Jesse Cruce, Will Montgomery, Stan Piper & Mike Spotswood.
Friday, August 12, 2011 7-11p.m.

Murder in the Olde City
Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave, St Augustine FL
Phone: 904 8251164
Event Pricing: 39.95
Dinner and a Show at The Raintree Restaurant. An interactive evening of murder and mystery every sunday night at 5:30 for the month of August. Join us for a delicious dinner and then solve the murder
Sunday, August 14, 2011 to Sunday, August 28, 2011
5:30 every Sunday Night in August

Molting-It’s a Process
Mixed Media Painting Exhibit By Kathe O’Donnelly
Hospitality Gallery -Center For Spiritual Living
1795 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, Florida
Phone: 904-825-3600
Paintings inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Myth & Spirit plus a retrospective of past paintings. Gallery open Tuesday-Thursday 10-5. Sundays 9:15-11:30.
Now through October 30

Photography exhibit by Bob Dorrill
P.A.St.A. Art Gallery
214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, Florida
Phone: 904-824-0251
Event Pricing: free/ all invited
Visit P.A.St.A Gallery during the month of August for beautiful photographs by Bob Dorrill. The exhibit is primarily of wading birds and scenes in and about St. Augustine. Gallery opens at noon each day.
Now to Wednesday, August 31, 2011
12-4 Mon-Fri and 12-5 Sat-Sun

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way , Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: (904) 280-0614
Event Pricing: Free
Works by Mark Moran, D. Lance Vickery and Troy Eittreim.
This exhibition will be on display until September 2, 2011

2nd Annual Judith Ryan Williams Nature & Wildlife Exhibition
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 824-2310
Now through Sunday, August 28, 2011

David Ouellette Contemporary Paintings
Enamels and Oils on Canvas
Renowned artist, David Ouellette will exhibit a collection of original pieces in
the Rotunda Gallery located in the St. Johns County Administration Building.
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine
Phone: 904.471.9980
Event Pricing: Free
Now through Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Abella’s School of Dance Open House
Abella’s School of Dance
1765 Tree Blvd., Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-810-5670
Event Pricing: Free
Come learn more about Abella’s School of Dance and register for the 2011-2012 school year. Abella’s offers ballet, modern, jazz, tumbling, musical theatre, and acting. During the open house, Mr. Luis will help place your child in the proper level classes.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WJCT Film Series
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Five Wednesdays beginning on August 17th
WJCT’s Electro Lounge will be presenting a Wednesday night film series for five weeks, beginning August 17th with a screening of “Bonnie and Clyde.” Prior to the kickoff movie, Jacksonville Jaguars #73 Eben Britton will host a 6pm reception showcasing his private collection of classic movie posters in the concert hall’s concession area. Also, “Bonnie and Clyde” star, Academy Award winner for her role as Blanche Barrow in the film (Best Supporting Actress), Estelle Parsons will speak about her experiences in the entertainment industry.
Each movie will start at 7pm. Any dollar contributed over the requested $5 will be matched by an anonymous donor to WJCT and will be used to support 89.9 WJCT.
Other movies in the series include:
“Casablanca” – August 24th
“Manhattan”-August 31st
“New York, New York”-September 7th
“Tommy”-September 14th
Tickets are: $5 at the door.

Friday, August 12th
The Driftwoods are back!
Creekside Dinery
6:00 – 10:00 pm.

Friday, August 19th
Lon and Lis and Rick at The Reef
Vilano Beach
6:30 – 10:00 pm.

#100 St. George Street, St. Augustine
Corner Hypolita and Spanish Street
(904) 810-5800
WEEK OF August 11 – August 14
Thursday, August 11th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Maja & Gitana – A Dynamic Duet blending violin and acoustic guitar while singing Latin, Gypsy and Jazz music.
Friday, August 12 from 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Wendy Kissinger is a well-known performer and acoustic musician who specializes in smooth vocals ~ playing acoustic guitar and harmonica!
Saturday Afternoon ~ August 13 from 3:00-6:00PM
Maja & Gitana – Saturday Evening, August 13 from 7:00 – 11:00PM
and Sunday August 14 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Groov Band ~ brings a touch of sophisticated romance to the Courtyard!

KidzfACTory of Limelight Theatre
Presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Summer Performance Camp stage show onstage this week in
Limelight Theatre’s Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre.
Starring area children ages 9-15. Performances of the summer camps are perfect for young audiences, offering another fun summer activity for families. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 17 and younger.
Performances: August 11, 12, 13 at 2 p.m.; August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
11 Old Mission Ave. | Saint Augustine, FL 32084 | 904.825.1164 | 866.682.6400

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