On Saturday and Sunday it’s the 19th Annual Fiesta de Mayo (2014) at the Greenlaw Village Shopping Center (N. Fourth Street), presented by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and a number of community partners. Enjoy live entertainment, including mariachi music, food, artisan crafts, dancing, a carnival, and family fun. From noon to 7:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The festivities continue at The Redwood (2136 N. Fourth St.) on Saturday evening, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., with two bands, and food and drink specials (8:00 – 11:00 p.m.)
The carnival begins on Thursday night, running through Sunday. Pre-sell, all-day tickets are available, good for all four days, for $18, on sale ‘til Friday. Call (928) 213-5900 for tickets.
On Friday and Saturday evenings (7:00 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (2:00 p.m.), Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy’s Advanced Acting Class presents Anton Chekov’s play Three Sisters.Tickets are $5 in advance ($2 charge for credit card orders) and $10 at the door. Call (928) 779-7223.
On Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., head on over to the City of Flagstaff Aquaplex for a health and wellness fair Ahoy to Summer: Anchors Aweigh to Health, co-sponsored by North Country Health Care. The event will include immunizations, free sports physicals (for the first 40 participants), a live band, a balloon artist, face painting, information on activities and summer camps in the area, and free entrance into the Aquaplex including the pool.
Here’s an opportunity to show off your talents and have fun, as the Master Chorale of Flagstaff will hold auditions on Saturday for a fundraising variety show in July. The tentative theme of the show is “Flagstaff Follies: A Day in the Life of a Small Mountain Town.” Songs that would be ideal include songs about the weather, Route 66, train songs, Native American music, Latin American folk tunes, and humorous children’s music. Auditions are at Pine Forest School (1120 W. Kaibab Lane), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Drew at (928) 606-3828.
On Saturday evening, Willow Bend Environmental Center will host An Evening with Brad Lancaster, a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems that sustainably enhance local resources. Lancaster has written best-selling, award-winning books on harvesting rainwater and much more. The event will be at Ponderosa High School (2384 N. Steves Blvd. #B), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased at Willow Bend Environmental Center (703 E. Sawmill Road), (928) 779-1745.
Also on Saturday evening, Orchestra Northern Arizona (ONA) will present a free concert at Coconino Center for the Arts with a program featuring some of the best-loved symphonic dances, including Hungarian and Slovakian folk dances. 7:00 p.m. ONA is Flagstaff’s community orchestra, giving all musicians, amateur and professional alike, the opportunity to learn and perform orchestral music.
On Sunday evening, the Children’s Chorale of Flagstaff presents its spring concert, How Can I Keep From Singing. Join the Chorale for an evening of music featuring the Kinder Chorus, Pine Tones, Dolce Cantando, Madrigal Singers, and Troubadours, with special guest the Flat Five jazz band. At the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (16 W. Cherry Ave.), 7:00 p.m.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff is open for the season. At 7,150 feet in elevation, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a unique destination, specializing in plants native to the high elevation habitat of northern Arizona. Open May through October, six days a week (closed Tuesdays), with live raptor shows at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. (no raptor shows on Fridays). See the website for wildflower walks, bird walks, Outdoor Adventure Camps, and the popular outdoor Summer Concert Series.
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