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.

Last Call for Art: Recycled Wine Bottle Art
Butterfield Garage
137 King Street, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-824-4493
Event Pricing: Free. No entry fee
Recycled your wine or liqueur bottles into art. 1st place is a Thomas Glover W . original sculpture. Second and third prices included tickets to the event Chisel, Swizzle and Swing, at Mardi Gras on April 22. The bottles will be displayed at Butterfield Garage every First Friday until they are all sold. All proceeds from the sale or auction of the art bottles will help us finish the Saint Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden at Lakeside Park, on A1A and 11 St. For more information and entry details visit our website:
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2011.

Limelight Theatre
1 Old Mission Avenue.
11 Old Mission Ave/, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


The story of Gypse Rose Lee, famous strip tease artist.

Michael & Inessa Garmash Exhibition Opening
Galeria del Mar
9 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-342-1473
Event Pricing: Free
Two of the greatest Romantic Impressionists of our day, Michael and Inessa Garmash will be at the Galeria del Mar along with a large body of new original work. Their work is influenced by some of the greatest Russian artists in history. The exhibit will be on display from February 18 through March 4.
Through Saturday, March 19, 2011
10:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.

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. Light refreshments will be provided. 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

Flagler College Theatre Dept. presents: Dark of the Moon
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8600\theatre
Event Pricing: $10
A live blue-grass band companioned with a Romeo and Juliet style tragedy comes to life on the Flagler Aud. stage. Howard Richardson and William Berney’s Dark of the Moon takes place in a 1900’s Appalachian community where opposing worlds creat dissention among the church and the witches. Folk favorites such as Smokey Mountain Gal, Old Joe Clark, and Old Time Religion bring to light the story as the on-stage band interacts with the characters.Performance dates: March 3,4,11,12 at 7:30 and March 5 & 13 at 2p.m.
Thursday, March 03 to Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flagler Social Sciences Club hosts talk on Civil Rights Movement
Gamache-Koger Theater Ringhaver Student Center
50 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6395
Event Pricing: free
Host Dr. Larry Isacc will present a lecture from his research, “Music City as Movement City.” The Special Place of Nashville in the Southern Civil Rights Movement.” Isaac teaches at Vanderbilt University and is this year’s lecturer in Sociology. This event is co-sponsered by the Flagler College Human Rights Advocates Club.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
7 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk
Galleries of St. Augustine
In and around St. Augustine
Galleries are open from 5-9p.m with special exhibits, music, light refreshments and more.Stroll the streets, purchase some local art, and meet the artists.
Friday, March 4, 2011

Adornments…Body & Wall at Butterfield Too
Butterfield Too Art Gallery
137 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-0078
Event Pricing: Free
“Adornments, Body & Wall” features jeweler Lea Ann Lombari and sculptor Ron Vellucci for the month of March. Lombari’s custom creations include fine silver jewelry of semi-precious gemstones, organics and ceramics to adorn the body. Vellucci has been creating wall relief sculpture of finely polished woods and metals since 1975. His work is in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States and has won numerous awards. Vellucci also creates assemblages using a variety of found objects and most recently eggs. An opening reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on March
Friday, March 04 – 28, 2011

First Friday Art Walk at Coast2Coast
93 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-240-5644
Event Pricing: Free
Francoise/ artistic journey began years ago on the small Caribbean island of Haiti. Francoise expresses her youth and WEst Indian experience with an artist’s hand in vibrant hues that bring the color,cadence and culture of the Caribbean to life.
Friday, March 04, 2011

The Crisp Ellert Museum presents Belgian Artist Francis Alys
The Crisp-Ellert Art Musuem
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: 826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Alys, who has lived and worked in Mixico City for over twenty years, is know for working with a variety of media from painting and sculpture to photography and video. This exhibition has four videos…”sometimes doing something leads to nothing” and vice-versa.
Friday, March 04 to Friday, April 08, 2011
Opening: 5:00-9:00 March 4, 2011

Anastasia Books presents Photographer
Ken Barrett
Anastasia Books
81c King street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-8270075
Event Pricing: free
Ken Barrett, photographer and author uses local themes like the Bridge of Lions in his writing and photographs;Beth Rogero Bowen also writes about the bridge of Lions and the development of Davis Shores.
Friday, March 04, 2011

First Friday Art Walk Music at the Basilica
Cathedral Basilica
35 Treasury St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2896
Event Pricing: Free
Stop by the Cathedral Basilica to listen to a First Friday Art Walk concert by Soprano,Hsiao-Ling Wang; Metzzo Soprano, Janet Rabe-Meyer; and Judy Brown, organist.
Friday, March 04, 2011

What’s so Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?
Simple Gestures
4 White Street
Phone: 904-827-9997
Many of their artists have teamed up for a mixed media show exploring peace and love!
Stop in and wish Stevo and Carinne a happy birthday!
Friday, March 4, 2011

Clay, Collage, and Cutting Edge
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing:
Three exhibits in one setting. Clay/Open Subject; Collage / Open Subject; Cutting Edge/Open Media that pushes the boundaries of ideas, techniques and materials. OPENING: Mar 4, First Friday Art Walk, 5-9pm.
Friday, March 04 to Sunday, March 27, 2011

6th Annual St. Johns All County High School Art Exhibition
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine Art Association Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing: Free
Friday, March 04 to Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jose Barbera Retrospective Exhibition
Brilliance In Color
25 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-810-0460
Event Pricing: Free
Jose Barbera was one of the great Spanish landscape artist of teh 21st century. His favored subjects were the landscapes of Spain’s sunbathed beaches and ancient mountain villages. The exhibition will be on view from March 4 through April 24, 2011. Opening events will take place on March 4 and 5.
Friday, March 04 to Saturday, March 05, 2011
S-Th: 10:30am-6:30pm; F-S: 10:30am-10pm

Ponte Vedra Beach Home and Art Tour Launches 2011 Campaign with New Title Sponsor
Plantation, Sawgrass Island, Marsh Landing on P.V.Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-280-0614
Event Pricing: $30
The Legacy Trust P.V.B Home and Art Tour is a fundraiser the the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. This is a chance to see some fabulous homes as well as art work. Homes will be staffed with volunteers from the Cultural Center. This will be a self guided tour.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
10am till 3pm.

Writer’s Workshop & Luncheon With Steve Berry
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
500 Legacy Trail, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-940-0194
Event Pricing: $100
New York Times best selling author, Steve Berry will teach the craft of writing in three 50 minute sessions. Afternoon session include a 50 minute session and Q & A. During lunch, Steve will entertain with his stories of 85 rejections over 12 years and what it took to presevere.$60 for lunch only or $100 for the workshop/lunch.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
9a.m. to 3:30p.m.

Festival of Muses- Art Show
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 471-9980
Event Pricing: Free
1:00-2:00 P.M.Art Show Opening Reception for “Much Ado About Women: Portraits in Diversity.” Artwork by a variety of artists that celebrate women. Free and open to the public.
March 06, 2011

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum presents Catherine McFarland
Crisp-Ellert Museum
48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Women’s History Project series..this event discusses women artists and their work, particularly those from the 1970’s concerning feminist issues.
Monday, March 07, 2011
7 p.m.

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