2024 Arts, Music, Dance & Museum Events

Women’s History Month events ant Peña-Peck House

March 1-30: Authors Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Zora Neale Hurston met in St. Augustine in 1942! An Author Luncheon will be held this Saturday, March 2 at the Peña-Peck House, 143 St. George Street. The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine is hosting Women’s History Month special events featuring the St. Augustine friendship of authors Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Ticketed Lunch Event on Saturday, March 2: Friendships and Enlightenment

Tour, Buffet Lunch and Learn starting at 11:30 am

Author Anne McCutchan will be the featured speaker for the afternoon. McCutchan’s sixth book, The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was released on May 11, 2021.

TICKETS: https://March2LunchandLearnStAugustine.eventbrite.com


Every Wednesday-Saturday in March: Complimentary tours of the circa 1750 Pena-Peck House are available every Wednesday-Saturday at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. The Hurston-Rawlings exhibit will be part of the tours in March. Donations are accepted. Learn more at penapeckhouse.com

Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion at Ximenez-Fatio House

March 6-May 14: Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion is on view throughout the former boarding house rooms at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Clothing that Louisa Fatio (1797-1875) would have worn during each decade of the 1800s is on view in each room of this historic house. Louisa Fatio is the last owner of the former boarding house, from 1851-1875. Louisa was born Luisa Phelipa Patricia Fatio on March 17, 1797 in St. Johns County, Spanish Florida. In 1851, at the age of 54, she came to Mrs. Anderson’s to work as the boarding house manager. In 1855 she purchased the building and property from Mrs. Anderson for $3,000. Louisa added a second story to the west wing of the house adding an additional four rooms to rent. Louisa passed away in the house in 1875 at the age of 78. Tours are available between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday-Saturday. RSVP: ximenezfatiohouse.org

St. Augustine Community Chorus concert – Broadway Gems

March 9-10: The St Augustine Community Chorus will offer a spring concert celebrating Broadway tunes at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Ancient City Baptist Church in downtown St. Augustine. The concert will feature an evening of masterworks by Mozart, Brahms, Rutter, Mendelssohn and much more.  TICKETS: staugustinecommunitychorus.org

The Pirates of Penzance by First Coast Opera

March 15 & 17: First Coast Opera stages The Pirates of Penzance on Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 17 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. This Gilbert & Sullivan opera will be fully staged with chorus and orchestra. TICKETS: www.firstcoastopera.com/pirates

Embark on a swashbuckling adventure as First Coast Opera presents The Pirates of Penzance, the uproarious comic operetta by the legendary duo Gilbert and Sullivan.

Join the charming pirate apprentice Frederic on his quest to escape the pirates’ clutches, find true love, and discover his own identity. Filled with witty dialogue, catchy tunes, and a delightful cast of characters, this lighthearted romp promises laughter and joy for all ages.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

March 16: Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll is not only a highly entertaining look at the history of iconic music, using the best musicians and authentic Broadway/Rock & Roll artists, but also tells the story of America since the 1930s, and all the incredible influences and cultures that make up our “melting pot,” which is poured into the fabric of our music, which influenced generations around the world!

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for students/children. Tickets include free parking at the St. Johns County COA, with a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue. RESERVE YOUR SEATS: emmaconcerts.com

Music from Movies by the St. Augustine Orchestra

May 4: EMMA Concert Association hosts a performance by the St. Augustine Orchestra on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and include free parking at the St. Johns County COA, with complimentary shuttle to and from the venue. SAVE YOUR SEAT: emmaconcerts.com

In conjunction with the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, EMMA Concert Association will host the St. Augustine Orchestra for an event that features classical and popular music from movies! One of St. Augustine’s longest running cultural entities, the St. Augustine Orchestra is a foundation of cultural, artistic and historic legacy in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. More than 50 volunteer members share their love of music.

Guided by the mission to expand awareness and music appreciation, the SAO approach is to provide quality live performances at an affordable cost to the community, to provide outreach programs to seniors and youths, as well as to offer educational opportunities to budding and prospective musicians.

Snow White by Saint Augustine Ballet

May 11: Snow White, an all-new ballet, will be staged Saturday, May 11 by Saint Augustine Ballet. A magic mirror and a malicious queen makes Snow White one of the most famous stories of all time. Journey with these classic characters as they prove that real beauty comes from within, and that belonging can be found in surprising places. The performance will include local dance students and professional ballet dancers. Snow White is a perfect introduction to ballet for younger audiences. Little ones will love the animal characters and the hilarious Seven Dwarfs! Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $35 and $45, with a $10 discount for children/students available at saintaugustineballet.com

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