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Autumn color season is fleeting in Flagstaff.  Check out the Convention and Visitors Bureau Leaf-ometer” for a description of some of the hot spots for the colors of the changing leaves.

Phoenix Suns in FlagstaffThe National Basketball League Phoenix Suns are in Flagstaff this weekend for an FREE Open Scrimmage on Saturday at 12:00 noon at NAU’s Walkup Skydome. There’s an all-team autograph session immediately following the scrimmage. Doors open at 10:30 am, with fun activities for the whole family!

The Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of God of Carnage continues this weekend – Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  The play, by Yasmina Reza, is about two pairs of parents, one of whose children has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. At the Doris Harper-White Playhouse (11 W. Cherry Ave.)  Tickets $11 – $18.  Dates through October 12th.

Saturday is the 6th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park.  Join the fun from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enter the Yodeling Contest, Costume Contest, Satchmo’s Brat Eating Contest or the Findlay Volkswagen Stuff the Bug Contest.  Great beers, plenty of brats and live music.   Entry fee is $5, and benefits the Flagstaff Ski and Snowboard Team.

In conjunction with its NightVisions Exhibition, the Coconino Center for the Arts hosts the Night Skywriting Trio featuring Jane Ira Bloom on Saturday evening with a pre-concert talk at 6:15pm, and concert beginning at 7:30pm. Jazz soprano saxophonist and composer Bloom has been developing her unique voice on the soprano saxophone for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, and was the first jazz musician to be a NASA commissioned artist. Included in the trio is innovative jazz bass virtuoso Mark Dresser and legendary jazz drummer Jerry Granelli.  Tickets are $20, $25 day of show.

On Sunday afternoon, the Grand Canyon Guitar Society presents the next concert of its 2014-2015 season, with William Kanengiser at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (1601 N. San Franscisco St.), at 2:30 p.m.  Hear Shingo Fuji’s Concierto de Los Angeles for Solo Guitar and Guitar Orchestra. As a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Mr. Kanengiser has toured extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America and recorded over a dozen CD’s  Tickets are $25, $30 day of show.

Also on Sunday afternoon, the NAU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra present A Symphonic Collage.  Hear a sampler of classics from Italy, England, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, and Finland. Works to be performed include Handel’s Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, selections from Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Smetana’s Themes from the Moldau, Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold, the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and the finale of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.  At NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for seniors, and free with an NAU ID or for those 17 and under.

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