Arts & Culture

St. Augustine Celtic Music Festival, March 11 - 17th

St. Augustine Celtic Music Festival, March 11 - 17th

America’s oldest city will boldly reassert its remarkable Spanish-Celtic colonial roots and its strong Irish/Scottish heritage March 11 – 17 when St. Augustine celebrates its first Celtic Music and Arts Festival in the city’s historic Colonial Spanish Quarter.

Presented by Romanza – St. Augustine, in association with Meehan’s Irish Pub, St. Augustine, and directed by internationally acclaimed guitarist and band leader Benny O’Carroll of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.

Fort Matanzas Upcoming Torchlight Tour

Fort Matanzas Upcoming Torchlight Tour

Fort Matanzas National Monument will be offering torchlight tours Saturday March 12, 2011.  Tours will depart the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center dock at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 PM.  Spanish re-enactors will be stationed at the fort and each tour will include cannon firing demonstrations of two six-pounder Spanish Iron reproduction cannons. Tickets will be available February 26th through 5:00 PM March 12th only at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center and you must purchase your tickets in advance.  The cost will be $7.00 each and children three and under are free.  Each tour will be limited to 30 visitors and this will be the only winter torchlight event this year. 

St. Johns Cultural Council’s License Plate Grant Applications Due April 1, 2011

The St Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) is calling for grant applications from non-profit organizations, individual artists, and teachers.  
The SJCC grant program is designed to support artistic and cultural programs and projects in St. Johns County. The Council is especially interested in arts education and outreach to underserved areas. Funding is made possible through the sale of the State of the Arts license plates in St Johns County.

Much Ado About Women: Portraits of Diversity Opens March 6, 2011 at the Limelight Theatre Gallery

Portraits of women will be the subject of the newest exhibit, Much Ado About Women - Portraits of Diversity, opening Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Limelight Theatre.  All forms of expression in the visual arts including oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography will be on display. A reception will be held from 1:00 to 2:00p.m.  The public is invited and  encouraged to attend and meet with the artists.

St. Augustine Community Ballet Presents Peter and the Wolf at Kirk Memorial Auditorium

St. Augustine Community Ballet Presents Peter and the Wolf at Kirk Memorial Auditorium

The St. Augustine Community Ballet (SACB) presents a special Mother’s Day dance event as over thirty-five of the area’s most talented dancers present Peter and the Wolf and Paquita Suite at 2:00p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011. The performance will take place in Kirk Memorial Auditorium located on the beautiful campus of The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. Tickets for the performance are $20. A Mother’s Day special price of $15 is available to all mothers who attend with a regular priced ticket holder. Tickets for children 15 and under are $15. For ticket reservations please call 904-810-5670.

Vice-Mayor of Cadiz Presents to First America

Two foundations coming together to form one plan. Two countries sharing one legacy. Two historic cities with one unique history.

On Friday, February 25, First America Foundation, Inc. will host Juan Jose Ortiz Quevedo—Vice Mayor of Cadiz, Spain—to discuss plans for the 2012 bicentennial celebration of the 1812 Spanish Constitution. Vice Mayor Ortiz will provide a presentation to the First America Foundation, Inc. Board Directors at 2:30 p.m. at the Casa Monica, located in the historic downtown district. The public is welcome to attend and learn about the events occuring in Cadiz, Spain, home of the bicenntenial celebration.  

Flagler to host Women's History Project

Flagler College's Career Services Office will host the Women's History Project from Thursday, March 8 through Thursday, April 7, to honor women and their importance to American history, politics, athletics, arts and culture.

The project will include over 20 separate events and speaker presentations. Themes include the impact and contributions of women in film, music, education, athletics, literature and in times of war.