Cultural entertainment and 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.

The Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler
The Raintree Restaurant
St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164

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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.)
Through Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

Spectrum
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
http://www.staaa.org
Event Pricing: Free
Juried. Open media. Works focusing on: single, complementary, monochromatic colors; the emotional and psychological dynamics of color; metaphorical aspects of color; presence of color in the environment.
Friday, January 07, 2011 to Sunday, January 30, 2011

St. Johns All County Middle School Art Exhibition
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
http://www.staaa.org
Event Pricing: Free
Friday, January 07, 2011 to Sunday, January 30, 2011

Exhibit at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum: Christine Nguyen
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum presents “Powers of the Cosmic Dusty Seas, works by Los Angeles-based artist Christine Nguyen. The artist works in a variety of media, and the exhibition will include smaller photo-based works as well as a large, photographic wall mural and an installation of sculptural objects, both created specifically for this exhibition.
Friday, January 14, 2011 to Friday, February 25, 2011
10a.m. to 4p.m.

Inspiration! Art Show
The Cyprian Center for Expressive Arts
130 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., St Augstine
Phone: 904-829-8828
http://www.cypriancenter.org
Event Pricing: Free
Art Inspired by African American History and CultureArt Opening Night & Gospel VespersSunday, January 17 • 5:30 pmJoin us in honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with speaker Sen. George McGovernat St. Cyprian’s monthly Vespers service.Music provided by the New Mount Moriah Christian Ministries Gospel ChoirWine & Cheese Reception and Art Opening following the service.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 to Sunday, February 27, 2011
M-F 9am – 3 pm, Sunday 11 am – 12 pm

How to Make an Award Winning Photograph
St. Augustine Beach City Hall,
2200 SR A1A S,, St. Augustine Beach Phone: RSVP Debbie Stuart at dstuart824@bellsouth.net
This is 1 ½ hour PowerPoint and live presentation showing the elements of making award winning photographs. It also covers, “How to enter a juried show” and “What a judge is looking for”. Teacher,Robert Carlsen began taking photographs over thirty years ago in 1968. He studied art and photography at St. Petersburg College in Florida where he founded both the acting and photography clubs.Currently he teaches courses in “Digital Creative Photography” and “Digital Enhancements & Corrections (using Adobe Photoshop)”.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
6-8p.m.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 209.3730
http://www.sjcpls.org/content/anastasia-island-branch
Event Pricing: FREE
The Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library will be hosting their annual meeting, and invite everyone to learn about the mission, accomplishments, and enhancements for the AI Branch Library. 2011 promises to be another prosperous year for the AI FOL group, and we would love for you to join us! Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
6:00 pm

Ambassador Santiago Martinez-Caro: Spain and Florida
Flagler Room at Flagler College
St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6282
http://flagler.edu/communitylectures
Event Pricing: free
Ambassador Santiago Martinez-Caroborn in N.Y. is a dual national- American and Spanish. He is a career ambassador in the Spanish Foreign Service.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
6:00p.m.

FOLSE Booksale
Southeast Branch Library
6670 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-827-6925
Event Pricing: Free
FOLSE, Friends of the Library Southeast, will be holding a super booksale at the Southeast Branch Library. It is open to the public on Friday, January 21 from 10:00 to 5:00 and on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 to 3:00. All types of books including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, history and political books as well as childrens books will be available. There will also be other items such as CDs, DVDs, and books on tape. Most items are priced at $1.00 or less. All proceeds benefit the Southeast Library. This is a great way to stock up on books for you winter reading!
Friday, January 21, 2011 to Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, Jan. 21: 10:00 – 5:00, Saturday, Jan. 22: 10:00 – 3:00

First Coast Opera presents: Pucini’s Tosca
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-417-5555
www.firstcoastopera.com
Event Pricing: Advance tickets $25, $30 at door.
One of Puccini’s most popular operas telling of the historic word of Napoleon’s defeat of the Austrian army. The story centers on the evil doings of that city’s chief of police, Scarpia, his lust for the beautiful opera singer Tosca, and his execution of her lover, the painter, Cavaradossi. Sung in Italian with supertitles in English.
Reservations: (904)417-5555
Saturday, January 22, 2011 to Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sun. @ 2:00 pm

An Evening of Swing by Romanza
National Guard Armory
190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine Phone: n.a.
www.romanzafl.org
Event Pricing: $35 or $45 VIP
Join us as we relive swinging WWII St. Augustine in the style of the USO! This big band concert and swing dance will be headlined by the acclaimed 18 piece Florida Swing Orchestra. Other highlights are a stirring “Tribute to our Armed Forces” and an exciting swing dance presentation. Join us as we step back in time to the 1940s.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
7:30-11:00

The Driftwoods Bluegrass Band returns to Creekside Dinery
Creekside Dinery
160 Nix Boat Yard Road, St. Augustine
Phone: (904)- 829-6113
Event Pricing: Free!
The Driftwoods (Eric Searcy, Gabe Valla, Lon and Lis Williamson) perform live bluegrass, swing, oldtime and folk music on the beautiful waterside stage at Creekside Dinery. Hope you can join us!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
5:30 – 9:30pm

Bingo for Books!
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 209.3730
http://www.sjcpls.org/content/anastasia-island-branch
Event Pricing: FREE
Come to the Anastasia Island Branch Library to play Bingo and win some great books. All of your favorite authors are up for grabs! All for FREE!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
2:00 pm

Mary: From Jewish Maiden to Global Mother
Flagler College Auditorium
St. Augustine
http://flagler.edu/flaglernet
Event Pricing: free
Miri Rubin, Ph.D professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, Queen Mary University of London hosts this lecture series.
Monday, January 24, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Film: “Cross Creek”
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 209.3730
http://www.sjcpls.org/content/anastasia-island-branch
Event Pricing: FREE
The second of four movies set in Florida, “Cross Creek” is the tale of Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, starring Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgern and Peter Coyote. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
5:30 pm

The War in Northeast Florida
Flagler Room at Flagler College
St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6282
http://flagler.edu/communitylectures
Event Pricing: free
This lecture on the Civil War in Northeast,Florida is hosted by professor of History Emeritus Daniel L. Schafer
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7 p.m.

Early Release Event: “Balloon Making for Kids”
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 209.3730
http://www.sjcpls.org/content/anastasia-island-branch
Event Pricing: FREE
Come to the library to learn how to make balloon animals and other cool balloon figures! Impress all your friends with your awesome balloon making skills at their parties….
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
2:30 pm

Writers in Residence Program with Stetson Kennedy
Gamache-Koger Theatre at the Ringhaver Student Center
50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6249
http://www.flagler.edu
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public
A special screening of the Kennedy-featured documentary “Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story” will be shown, after which he will give a short talk and take questions.Kennedy, born in 1916 in Jacksonville, is an award-winning author and human rights activist, known as a pioneering folklorist, a labor activist, and an environmentalist.”Soul of A People” details one of the most influential publishing ventures in our country’s history. It is the story behind a controversial public assistance program, the Federal Writers Project.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
6p.m.

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

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