This week’s Friday Evenings on the Square performances on Heritage Square, downtown, include an offering from the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase at 6:00 p.m. It’s a collaboration between Northern Arizona University’s Creative Writing Program and Theatrikos Theater Company. At 7:00, the Flagstaff Community Band takes the stage with music from the hit movie “Frozen” with a variety of other selections. It’s all free!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the last days to see the Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of The 39 Steps, Broadway’s longest running comedy. At the Doris Harper-White Playhouse in Downtown Flagstaff. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Theatrikos box office: (928) 774-1662.
A Flagstaff favorite, Redneck the Band returns to the Museum Club on Friday and Saturday evenings. From the minute this Albuquerque-based band takes the stage you realize there is something unique and fresh about them. Their mature song writing, their ability to make a classic their own, and their years of experience on the road sharing the stage with national acts, helps them perform a seasoned live show. $5 at the door. 21 and over. 8:00 p.m. both evenings.
Get an early start on Saturday morning for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon and 5K. It’s the second oldest half marathon in Arizona! The beautiful course starts downtown, climbs the steep urban trail onto Observatory Mesa, then follows Forest Service dirt roads on the mesa with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. Free pasta dinner the night before the race. Register online at http://www.virtualroster.com. 5K is $35, half marathon is $75. Each cost $5 more on race day. Half marathon walkers start at 6:00 a.m. Half marathon at 7:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run follows at 7:45 a.m.
Summer Saturdays continue at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center (703 E. Sawmill Rd.) with family-friendly fun and learning every Saturday during the summer, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This week’s topic – Bats of Arizona.
This week’s Movie on the Square on Heritage Square is “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. See a movie outdoors under the stars with a few hundred of your friends.
On Saturday evening, enjoy a Grand Canyon Slide Show and Some Tall Tales with Jeffe Aronson, a 39-year veteran boatman on the Colorado River. The 1.5-hour show highlights images of geological features, ancient artifacts, flowers, animals, history, and people who get to float America’s iconic, endangered park and river. Q & A session after the show. At Firecreek Coffee Company (22 E. Route 66) on behalf of the Sierra Club. 7:00 p.m. $10 suggested donation, proceeds to the Sierra Club.
Guided Hart Prairie Nature Walks continue on Sunday mornings on the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks with a member of the Nature Conservancy. Learn about birds, wildflowers, forest ecology, and the Nature Conservancy. Every Sunday morning through September 21st. More info: (928) 774-8892.
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