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Garrison Keilor in Flagstaff this Saturday

Garrison Keilor

Host Garrison Keilor brings his long-running National Public Radio live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion to Flagstaff on Saturday evening at Fort Tuthill’s Pepsi Amphitheater.  Special guests include seasoned Tex-Mex rockers Los Texmaniacs, singer, guitarist and songwriter Colin Hay, and vocalist Lynn Peterson.  Catch the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and of course the latest news from Lake Wobegon.  2:45 p.m. Tickets: $67.50 – Reserved Seats, $47.50 – Lawn Seats.

The Community Art Exhibit 2014 showcasing local artists is on display at Flagstaff’s High Country Conference Center (201 W. Butler Ave.). This juried exhibition, composed of 15 artists, includes photography, acrylics, watercolor, ceramics, carved wood, fiberglass sculpture, and jewelry. The gallery accommodates both two-dimensional framed pieces and three-dimensional pieces in a dynamic setting against a view of the San Francisco Peaks through 32 foot windows lining the gallery area.  Free.  Open weekdays through August 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is hosting The BIG Chili Tasting on Friday at noon at 102 W. Hunt in downtown Flagstaff.  If you’re thinking about volunteering you can connect with other mentors involved with BBBSF and learn all about the program.  They will be serving the chili to be entered in the Flagstaff Chili Festival in June.

The Downtown Friday Nights series begins its summer run at Heritage Square this week as local singer, songwriter and storyteller Tony Norris performs at 6:00 p.m., followed by Anam Cara Dixon at 7:00 p.m.

Also on Friday night, Grateful Dead tribute band Xtra Ticket plays the Green Room (15 N Agassiz St.) at 9:00 p.m. Xtra Ticket is an Arizona home-grown act that has been performing in the Southwest since 1994. Each show is like a road trip. From the on and off-ramps of song segues to the superhighways of exploratory jams, this band pushes themselves to the limits, driving their fans on a musical journey to an ultimately grateful destination. The band’s level of devotion elevates the music and magic to make each show an unforgettable experience. $5 at the door.

On Saturday evening the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance once again hosts the popular Movies on the Square series at Heritage Square.  Bring a blanket, bring a picnic.  Entertainment starts at 5:00 and the movie begins at dusk.  Free.  Vendors on site.  Get there early to claim a spot!  This week – “Planes.”

On Sunday, head to the Flagstaff Farmers Market, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Farmers Market features the freshest in local and regional produce, breads, jams, honey, flowers, baked goods, prepared foods, breakfast at the market, and more.  Support your local growers!  City Hall parking lot (211 W. Aspen Ave.)  See the Farmers Market website for the Wednesday evening, East Flagstaff location beginning in a few weeks.

The Theatrikos Theatre Company production of Almost, Maine, continues this weekend.  On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.  Friday and Saturday evenings (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday matinee (2:00 p.m.).  Dates through June 8thTickets.  Theatrikos box office: (928) 774-1662.

Other entertainment picks:  On Saturday evening catch the Farewell Show for Anam Cara and the Boys with special guests The Dave Logan Band, at Charly’s Pub in the Weatherford Hotel.  On Sunday evening, the four-piece, alternative, folk, indie rock band Taken By Canadians appears at The Orpheum at 7:00 p.m. Free for 21 and over, under 21 is $5.

Have a great weekend in Flagstaff. Be cautious, even with a bit of rain in advance of the weekend, the Flagstaff area will be in extreme fire danger conditions. No campfires, smoking, shooting in forests per Coconino National Forest Stage II fire restrictions. No fires on private or public lands per Coconino County ordinance.

Be cautious about outdoor activities if smoke is present. Keep your eye on the Arizona Department of Air Quality Particulate Monitor – parts of Flagstaff are ok, but wind shifts make a difference. Your best guide is your eye – if it’s smoky, stay indoors!

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