Saturday – Happening today in Romanza Week

Happening today in Romanza Week

Saturday, May 19

“ROMANZA WEEK”, Monday-Sunday, May 14-20, 2012, clusters over 50 shows and exhibitions in a single week to highlight the remarkable living culture of the Nation’s Oldest City.

This weeklong extravaganza builds to a “Monumental 1812 Constitucion Parade and Celebration” that on Saturday May 19 that commemorates the Bicentennial of Spain’s Constitution, and the only remaining monument to it in the whole world – right here in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion.

10:00am–6:00pm, FREE
Lincolnville Spring Fair
Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St.
Great local music, food from local vendors, arts, crafts and more. Old-fashioned family fun. Free parking, playground and picnic area. Information: (904) 829-8828.
PRESENTED BY: CYPRIAN CENTER

10:00am–4:00pm
Monday–Sunday, FREE
Phillip and Mark Estlund
“Born of the Sun”
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum,
Flagler College, 74 King St.
Assemblages by Mark Estlund,
sculptures and collage by Phillip
Estlund, and a collaborative project
created for the exhibition.
Information: (904) 826-8530.
PRESENTED BY: CRISP-ELLERT MUSEUM,
FLAGLER COLLEGE

12:00 noon, FREE
“Canciones: Songs Celebrating Florida’s
Spanish Heritage”
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 36 Sevilla St.
30-voice women’s chorale directed by Kerry Fradley will sing songs with Latin and Spanish fl avors as well as songs about many aspects of Florida’s cultural heritage. Information: (904) 806-7781.
PRESENTED BY: NORTH FLORIDA WOMEN’S CHORALE

12 noon–4:00pm, FREE
Artbreakers Music and Art Festival
Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave.
Local artists and sculptors present “Art in the Park”, an art show that will include interactive demonstrations. There will be live music throughout the day including a concert by the St. Augustine Community School of the Arts, and
the Health and Wellness Fair will provide information and some health screening. Information: (904) 559-0043.
PRESENTED BY: ARTBREAKERS

12 noon–4:00pm, Tues.–Sat.;
2:00–5:00pm Sun. FREE
3rd Annual International
“Nature & Wildlife Exhibition”
St. Augustine Art Association,
22 Marine St. (see Tuesday)
Information: www.staaa.org
PRESENTED BY: ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

12 noon–4:00pm, Tues.–Sat.;
2:00-5:00pm Sun. FREE
“War of 1812” Exhibit preview
St. Augustine Art Association,
22 Marine St. (see Tuesday)
Information: www.staaa.org
PRESENTED BY: ST. AUGUSTINE
ART ASSOCIATION

1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 6:30pm, FREE
Flamenco Dancer Exhibition: “Fire of Flamenco!” Performed by Tampa Bay Flamenco Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George St. Information: (904) 824-3341
PRESENTED BY: COLUMBIA RESTAURANT

4:00–7:00pm, FREE
Romanza’s
Spain Bicentennial Parade
& Celebration
with Latin music, Spanish dancers,
re-enactors and dignitaries.
St. George Street & Plaza de la Constitución
This is the centerpiece event of “Romanza Week”.

The Parade’s Grand Marshall is Former Mayor George Gardner. Proceeding up historic St. George Street, hundreds of costumed participants and many dignitaries arrive at the Plaza de la Constitucion where they are greeted by live Latin music, Spanish dancers and more.

The Celebration hosted by St. Augustine’s Vice Mayor Leanna Freeman, opens with the National Anthems of Spain and the USA. Guest speakers include Richard Willich, Vice Consul of Spain; Father John Guarnizo of the Hispanic Ministry; Father Tom Willis of the St. Augustine Cathedral; Susan Parker of the St. Augustine Historical Society; and a very special guest: “Brigadier Sebastian Kindelan”, who erected the unique 1812 Spanish Constitucion Monument that stands in our Plaza. (Kindelan was the Spanish Governor of Florida from 1812 to 1815, and he highly recommends the water at the Fountain of Youth).
PRESENTED BY: ROMANZA–ST. AUGUSTINE, INC.

6:00–10:00pm, $20 (premium
reserved seating, includes voting
rights), $10 (reserved seating),
$5 (general seating)
“Performing Arts Alive”
St. Augustine High School,
3205 Varella Ave.
Guests may vote for their favorite
entry. A fi nalist will be determined.
Proceeds to benefi t the arts in the
St. Johns County School District.
Information: (904) 547-7120.
PRESENTED BY: ST. JOHNS COUNTY
EDUCATION FOUNDATION

7:00–10:00pm, $20
Music and Art Festival “British
Invasion” concert
Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave.
Local favorites The Falling Bones will
open the show with a Rolling Stones
tribute, followed by The Cryers, a Phillybased
band best known for its Beatles
covers. The concert will conclude with
Denny Laine, co-founder of Wings and
former member of The Moody Blues.
Information: (904) 559-0043.
PRESENTED BY: ARTBREAKERS

7:00pm, $8 adults,
$5 children 6–12
Comedy Magic with the
Amazing Mark Alan!
Pioneer Barn at Old Ft. Menendez,
259 San Marco Ave.
Half comedian, half magician and
100% amazing, Mark Alan’s Las
Vegas-style show is fast, funny and
filled with audience participation,
comedy mind reading, and hysterical
escapes. Rated “G” for all ages.
Tickets: (904) 824-8874
PRESENTED BY: PIONEER BARN

7:30pm, $20 adults,
$10 students with
valid ID
“Viva Espana”
Florida School for the
Deaf & Blind, Kirk Auditorium,
207 N. San Marco Ave.
A Celebration of Spanish Music
& Dance – 5 First Coast opera
singers performing arias from
Carmen and works by De Falla;
Spanish art songs and lighter
works; fl amenco guitar; Latin
Dance and a special performance
of excerpts from the Paquita
Suite by the St. Augustine Ballet.
Tickets: (904) 417-5555
PRESENTED BY: FIRST COAST OPERA
& ST. AUGUSTINE BALLET

8:30–10:30pm, $25 adults,
$20 children 7–11
“Dark of the Moon” Paranormal Tour
St. Augustine Lighthouse, 81 Lighthouse Ave.
Guests have the opportunity to climb
the Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’
House at night. Enthusiastic guides
share paranormal tales and experiences
of people who have visited, lived, or
worked at the Lighthouse. Advance
reservations required. Information:
(904) 829-0745
PRESENTED BY: ST. AUGUSTINE
LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM

8:00pm–midnight, FREE
“Folkin’ Up The 80s” and
“Kilt Night”
Ann O’Malley’s Deli and Pub,
23 Orange St.
Enjoy live music, a fun atmosphere,
cold beer and great sandwiches.
Information: (904) 825-4040 or
www.annomalleys.com.
PRESENTED BY: ANN O’MALLEY’S
DELI AND PUB

9:30pm, $5
Latin Night!
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant,
12 Avenida Menendez
Start the night with a half-hour
Beginner Salsa Lesson led by
Victoria Lane, then enjoy
Latin dancing until ??
Full bar and DJ onsite.
Information: (904) 540-0025.
PRESENTED BY: DANCING WITH VICTORIA

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