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Tom Tayback Photo - Will Be in Flagstaff Friday

Tom Tayback

If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50’s to the mid-60’s, you’ll love this weekend’s blast from the past — Tom Tayback and the Daddy-O’s, Friday and Saturday evenings (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (3:30 p.m.), at the Doris Harper-White Playhouse.  Revisit the days of sock hops and soda shops as Tom Tayback takes you down memory lane with tributes to legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more.  Tickets: $25, students and seniors $20.

The NAU Department of Theatre production of Neil LaButte’s The Shape of Things to Come continues Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.). Challenging society’s most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love, the central themes of the play, focus on the nature of stoicism, art, psychopathy, intimacy, explorations of love, and people’s willingness to do things for love.  The play is set in a small university town in the American Midwest and centers on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other.  NAU’s Studio Theater (120 S. San Francisco St.).  Tickets: Adults $14, seniors and NAU employees $12, students/children $8.

Textiles from the Colton Collection are on display at the Museum of Northern Arizona through April 20th. Explore Navajo weavings collected by MNA’s founders, Harold S. and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton.  Included with museum admission.  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays.

On Friday, hear the majestic sound of the NAU Symphonic Band in Concert, performing a variety of historically significant works for band, as well as transcriptions that are considered to be the core repertoire of the wind medium.  The Symphonic Band provides essential knowledge for music performance and music education majors. Mr. Elliott Tackitt, Associate Director of Bands, is the main conductor.  NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 general admission, free for students with ID.

On Friday evening, see the award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds, known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Tribal Seeds’ unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre.  The San Diego-based band appears with special guests New Kingston and Inna Vision.  At The Orpheum, 8:30 p.m.  Tickets from Greenhouse Productions, $15 – $18.

On Saturday morning, come hungry as the Assistance League of Flagstaff/Alpine Auxiliary hosts its 5th Annual Winter Pancake Breakfast.  Look over the gift baskets on the silent auction table, and buy a raffle ticket.  The Alpine Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that benefits charities such as Assault Survivor Kits, Hug-A-Bear, and Sharon Manor.  Federated Church (400 W. Aspen Ave.), 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  $5 per person, $20 per family of 5 or more.

Discovery Hikes at Wupatki National Monument continue on Saturday. Guided hikes provide the only public access to many areas of the monument. These areas are home to a rich cultural and biological landscape.  Group size is limited.  12:00 p.m. at the Wupatki Visitor Center. Reservations are required: (928) 679-2365.  Full details at the Wupatki website.  The Wupatki Visitor Center is north of Flagstaff, reached by traveling north on US 89 for 12 miles, then turning right at the sign for Sunset Crater Volcano & Wupatki National Monuments. The visitor center is 21 miles from this junction.  Well worth the drive!  Continuing on selected Saturdays through March 29th.

Also on Saturday, Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Women’s Basketball hosts Weber State at 6:30 p.m. in the NAU Skydome.  Tickets.

Every Sunday evening, take a Ballroom Dancing Lesson, then enjoy an evening-long open dance at Canyon Dance Academy (2812 N. Izabel St.).  Learn and practice social ballroom, swing, and Latin dances, with a fun, encouraging community of dancers. Beginners, experienced dancers, singles, couples, and students welcome. No partner needed.  6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  $8.00.  Students $5.00

The Biennial Library Quilt Show sponsored by the Coconino Quilters Guild of Flagstaff, continues at the downtown Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library, during regular library hours.  Through March 27th.

Living in Flagstaff is great!