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.

Spring Chorus Concert
St. Johns County Center for the Arts at
St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Avenue Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 547-8530 Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:00 pm

SJCCA Spring Dance Concert
“Rhythm Is a Dancer”
St. Johns County Center for the Arts
at Murray Middle School
150 North Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-547-8470
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
General Admission $5.00. Friday, May 13, 2011 Saturday, May 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Guitar Spring Concert
St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-547-8530 Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:00 pm

8th Grade Directorials
St. Johns County Center for the Arts at
Murray Middle School
150 North Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-547-8470
The theater class is producing their 8th Grade Directorials, Cindy Rella & Oprah Made Me Do It.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:00 pm

Call to Artists & Crafters
Lincolnville Street Fair
Saturday, May 21 10 am – 7pm
Celebrate the unique culture & history of Lincolnville! 10′ x 10′ Booth Space – $35
Open to All – Fine Arts, Photography, Ceramics, Woodworking, Jewelry, Beading, Glass, and much more!
Applications are available online at or by calling 904-829-8828

Call for Entries
Old Town Art & Craft Show
December 28-29, 2011
Francis Field ~ W. Castillo Drive ~ St. Augustine, FL
Area artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to submit their application to become an exhibitor at the upcoming Old Town Art & Craft Show. The show will be held at Francis Field in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine; December 28 – 29, 2011 (Wednesday & Thursday). This is a juried show that will showcase outstanding artists and craftsmen from Florida and around the country. Categories include: painting, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, sculpture and mixed media. All work must be of original design and produced by the exhibiting artist or two-person collaboration. The online application process is quick and easy using or you may print and mail the downloadable application at Special consideration will be given to St Augustine area artists. Contact: Lynn Wettach Show Director Holiday Art Shows, Inc. 530 Lindsey Lane St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 794-0084

Warhol Film Series #1
Tarzan and Jane Regained Film
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free
Warhol Film series every Thursday during the month of May. Other films on Thursday eve’s are “Four of Andy’s most Beautiful Women, “Empire”,”Poor Little Rich Girl” and “I a Man” Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:00 p.m.

St Augustine Community Orchestra Concert
Lightner Museum
75 King St., St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 471-3026
Event Pricing: $10. per adult
Please enter on Granada St. Light concert fare, featuring flutist Hannah Fell in “Carnival of Venice.” Other favorites include “Phantom of the Opera” and works by Delius, Schubert, Strauss and more.
Friday, May 13, 2011 8:00 pm

Jefferson Starship with
Paul Kantner & David Freiberg
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: (904) 209-0367
Event Pricing: $40.00 for general seating,$55.00 for VIP tickets Jefferson Starship was one of the most influential bands of the 70’s and 80’s. Friday, May 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Civil Rights Monument Unveiling, Public Reception
St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución
48 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8544
Event Pricing: Free
The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project invites everyone to the unveiling of the Foot Soldiers Monument, which is dedicated to the many activists involved in the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. Speakers will share the history of the 1960’s events, and bands will provide entertainment. Following the ceremony, there will be a public reception at A1A Ale House at 1 King St., St. Augustine. Both events are free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Questions: please contact Dr. Casey Welch, Phone: 904-826-8544. Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:30pm

St. Anastasia Church Presents: 2011 Concerts
St. Anastasia Church
5205 A1A South, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Free St. Anastasia Church presents a concert with Gregory Sheppard, Bass.All events are open to the public. Saturday, May 14, 2011 7:00p.m.

St. Augustine Community Orchestra Summer Concert
Switzerland Community Church (NW St. Johns County)
2179 State Rte 13, Switzerland, FL Phone: 904-287-0330 Event Pricing: $10 at the door; children admitted free Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Taste of the Beach
The Pier Pavillion
1961 AIA So., St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 347-8007
Event Pricing: taste portions individually priced
Participating restaurants will be the Pavillion and over fourteen other island restaurants. In addition Kenyon Dye and his interactive Piano Bar…the Community will vote for the “People’s Choice” award. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Betty Griffin House. Sunday, May 15, 2011 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Watercolor Classes with awarded artist Shirley De Pasquale are being offered on Thursdays at the
Riverview Club – 790 Cristina Dr., St. Augustine. Learn loose, vibrant techniques via weekly lectures and demonstrations. Next series starts May 26. Fee is $70 for 5 weeks. Call Shirley at 461-4632

The Good Doctor
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-4662
Event Pricing: $25 for adults,senior/military discounts Neil Simon weaves together adaptations of Anton Chekhov’s stories in this comedic tribute to the famous writer
Friday, April 29, 2011 to Sunday, May 22, 2011 Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

Works of Jenny Hager-Vickery
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: (904) 280-0614
Event Pricing: Free
Jenny Haager-Vickery, is a Jacksonville artist and assistant professor of sculpture at the University of North Florida. “Rust and Rain” is the expression of her experiences as a woman. Process, material, and form are the visual vocabulary of these experiences.
Friday, April 15, 2011 to Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:30- 8:30p.m.

Global Latitudes
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Juried. Open Media. An artistic spin around the world: travels near and far; distant tribes and cultures; materials and conditions of the modern age.
Friday, May 06, 2011 to Sunday, May 29, 2011

Butterfield Gallery presents James Stanford
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
137 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-4577
Event Pricing: free
James Stanford, glass exhibit unlike any other, unveils his most daring creations yet!
Friday, May 06, 2011 to Wednesday, June 01, 2011

FMWA -Through the Collector’s Eye
Florida Museum for Women Artists
100 N. Woodland Blvd. Suite 1, DeLand
Phone: 386-873-2976
Event Pricing: Members -Free,
Non Members/Guests-$10
Friday, May 06, 2011 to Sunday, July 10, 2011

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