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.

Flagler College presents Melissa Dagenais
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: 826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Alumna Melissa Dagenais presents a discussion on women’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Alligator Farm Welcomes Lemurs
St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blve., St. Augustine
Sneak peak of the new lemur exhibit for Zoo members and Facebook friends!
Thursday, March 10
10a.m., 12p.m., and 3p.m.

St. Augustine Community Orchestra
Lightner Museum
25 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 471-3026
Event Pricing: $10.00 adults
Symphony Orchestra presents music from around the globe, featuring St. Saens “Symphonie Espanol” with violinist Andrew Sords. Former Jacksonville University conductor William McNeiland leads the orchestra in favorites from Ireland, Britain, Italy and more.
Friday, March 11, 2011
8 pm to 10 pm

“Around the World in Music” Concert
Lightner Museum
25 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-610-1471
Event Pricing: $10
St. Augustine Community Orchestra (SACO) performs “Around the World in Music” with guest violin soloist Andrew Sords.
Friday, March 11, 2011
8 pm

The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Arts Festival
De Mesa Yard
29 St. George Street, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Ticket prices vary
A Celtic Festival presented by Romanza in association with Meehan’s Irish Pub and directed by Benny O’Carroll, will feature traditional and contemporary international headliners and regional stars to highlight authentic Celtic performing arts. Festivities will include music pub sessions, art exhibitions, poetry readings, storytelling and culinary events hosted by Celtic masters.
Friday, March 11 to Thursday, March 17, 2011
Times and venues vary

Art Talk with Beau Redmond
River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-3655
Event Pricing: Complimentary
Art Talk with Beau Redmond. Captivating presentations and demonstrations of art by Master Artists are held the 2nd Friday of the month 10:30am -11:30am at River House.
March 11th will feature Beau Redmond.
Friday, March 11, 2011
10:30-11:30 AM

Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club presents ” A Night of All that Jazz.”
Flo Arts Auditorium at St. Johns Rivers State College
Phone: 386-325-8816
Event Pricing: $35.00
The visionary Jazz Ensemble known for many awards will perform prestigious jazz. Proceeds support the Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club’s scholarship program and literacy projects.
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Live Painting Demo by Francoise
Ahanras Arts and Eats
108 Anastasia Blvd.
Phone: 904-240-5644
Enjoy the culinary arts while you watch Francoise complete a beautiful colorful oil painting.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
6:00 – 9:00p.m.

St. Aug. Community Chorus, “The Look of Love”
St. Augustine High School Auditorium
3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Advance: $15, $20 at door
The concert is under the direction of Kathleen Vande Berg with accompanist Bryant Miano, includes old love favorites from Braodway musicals and others. Tickets available online and at all Bank of America locations, Music Matters, Souther Horticulture, Anastasia Books, and The Print Shop. Children 12and under and Students with ID: $5.
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13, 2011
3/12 a@ 7:30p.m. & 3/13 @ 3p.m.

“Around the World in Music” Concert
Switzerland Community Church
2179 SR 13, Jacksonville
Phone: 904-610-1471
Event Pricing: $10
St. Augustine Community Orchestra presents “Around the World in Music” featuring violin soloist Andrew Sords.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
3:00 p.m.

Festival of Muses-Tale Tellers of St. Augustine
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-471-9980
Event Pricing: Free
Tale Tellers of St. Augustine will present stories by Betty Fell & Jane Sims. The Cyprian Center for Expressive Arts’ Songs in Signs Ensemble will also perform. Betty Fell and Dr. Mildred (Mili) Koger will be honored with the ROWITA Award. (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts)
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nature Mosaic Dedication at Bird Island
Bird Island Park Storytelling Area
101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: 904-280-7747
Event Pricing: free
Please join the Friends of AIA and Family of Doris F. West for the dedication of the Nature Mosaic in her memory.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Recycled Glass Art deadline extended to
March 28
Buterfield Garage
137 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-4493
Event Pricing: Free. No entry fee
. Deadline has been extened to March 28. Call for Art: Recycled Art. Decorate your wine bottles and compete for awards. No entry fee. Proceeds from the sale of entries will go to the fund help to complete of St. Augustine Sculpture Garden project. Monday, March 28, 2011
11- 5 PM

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