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.

Travis Triff-Solo Acoustic
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1050 AIA. N., Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-209=0346
Event Pricing: $79.95 for VIP seating, $49.95 for other
Grammy award winner, Tritt has been a country music musician since the 90’s. He is not traditional and uses some rock and roll in his music
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

Masha Hamilton Reading
Ringhaver Student Center, Virginia Room
50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 819-6400
Event Pricing: Free
Book: 31 Hours (new to paperback in September 2010)Masha Hamilton is the author of four acclaimed novels, most recently 31 Hours, a Washington Post selection for one of the best novels of the year and an Indie Choice pick by independent booksellers. Hamilton is also the founder of two world literacy programs: the Camel Book Drive, begun in 2007 to supply a camel-borne library in northeastern Kenya, and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, begun in 2009 to foster creative and intellectual exchange between Afghan women writers and American women authors and teachers.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Arturo Sandoval at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-209-0367
Event Pricing: $45 Advance, $50 day of show
Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. He was born in Artemisa, Cuba.Sandoval’s raw talent has led him to associate with many musicians, but the most important is Dizzy Gillespie.
Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Flick at UU: Born Rich
Unitarian Fellowship
2487 A1A South, St. Augustin Phone: 904-471-2047
First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson, heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, captured the riturals, worries and social customs of 10 of his peers,in”Born Rich.” He completed the film in 2003 while a 21 year old history student at NYU. Johnson narrates the film which opens with his birthday coming up and his anticipation and fear of receiving his portion of the family inheritance.
Friday, February 25, 2011

Structures in Reality: Art & Life Contained
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-280-0614 ext 203
Event Pricing: free
The melding of photography with fine art ceramics pair these origional artists like fine wine. Ketterman’s exquisite Florida landscapes of highways and signage are a backdrop for Stephen Heywoods works who molds clay into fuctional works while thinking in detail how the bridges and piers he admires were built.
Friday, February 25, 2011

St. Anastasia Church Presents: 2011 Concerts
St. Anastasia Church
5205 A1A South, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Free
Shannon McKay and Helen Morin with “Music for Piano and Violin.”All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Florida Living History, The Historic Military Salute
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
11 Magnolia Dr., St. Augustine
Event Pricing: adult $9.00
Living-history troops will re-enact military units, from 1513 to present-day in a salute to America’s patriots through the centuries.
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Noche de Gala
Lightner Museum
75 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-4226
Event Pricing: Call for info
The celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. with a grand and exciting procession through downtown St. Augustine. The exquisite Lightner Museum is the setting for the annual Noche de Gala which starts with cocktails at 6:30 in the Grand Ballroom followed by dinner on the Mezzanine at 8:00 p.m. Entertainment features Menéndez, his entourage, 16th century musicians, heralding horns, and swordsmen.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Grand Procession at 5:00p.m. Cocktails at 6:30p.m.

Celebrity Scoop Night at Marble Slab Creamery
Marble Slab Creamery
1053 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-461-3536
The Saint Augustine Community Ballet will have three celebrity scoopers to help you with your ice cream order. Mayor Joe Boles, Artistic Director of the Ballet, Luis Abella, and musician/dancer/educator, Tommy Bledsoe will be on hand to scoop your scoop! 20% of all sales will go to the Community Ballet for future productions. The Marble Slab is located in the Anastasia Plaza near the Pulix and next to Starbuck’s.
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Reception for Suzanne Strock & Linda Holmes
Saltwater Property Group, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-2002
Event Pricing: Free
A final reception of a joint show featuring oil painting of Suzanne Strock and Linda Holmes. These artists complement each other beautifully and their subject matter will transport you to favorite places, international streetscapes and waterways. Suzanne and Linda will be on hand to talk with you about their work and art in general. Meet the artists, enjoy their work, consider an addition to your collection and have refreshments while enjoying live music.
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dr Isaac: Civil Rights Movement in Nashville
Flagler College Student Center Gamache Theater
50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: (386) 931-9691
Event Pricing: FREE
Dr. Larry Isaac, a distinguished Sociologist from Vanderbilt University, will give a talk entitled “The Special Place of Nashville in the Southern Civil Rights Movement.” His research connects directly to the historical and contemporary struggles for justice in St. Augustine. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Jennette at or (352) 634-1848, or Casey Welch at or (904) 826-8544. If you are in need of ADA accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco, (904) 819-6460, or This event is co-sponsored by Flagler College’s Social Sciences Club and Human Rights Advocates Club, and it is funded by a competitive Southern Sociological Society grant awarded to the Social Sciences Club and additional contributions from Flagler College’s Academic Affairs.
Thursday, March 03, 2011

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