Be ready for autumn ‘sweater weather’ this weekend as Halloween festivities come to a climax, along with much to do indoors and out in the Flagstaff area.
On Friday evening, join a few hundred of your friends and have a safe and happy Halloween at Halloween Harvest, presented by the City of Flagstaff Recreation Services Department. Head downtown to Heritage Square for creepy carnival games, chilling crafts, spooky music, a pumpkin patch, and a freaky fashion show. This is a free family event. Kids should bring their Halloween bag and visit local businesses for candy on the downtown Twisted Trick or Treat Trail. The festivities are from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. If you are driving, park at City Hall, Wheeler Park or in the city lots across the tracks at Beaver St. and Phoenix Ave.
On Saturday and Sunday evenings the Green Room hosts a Day of the Dead Dance Party and Aerial Performances. The production is a collaboration between many performance groups in Flagstaff — Flagstaff Aerial Arts, The Circlet Sisters, Circus Bacchus, Serendipity’s Kiss, Canyon Movement Company, Sambatuque, Human Nature Dance Theatre, Emma Gardner, and more. It’s all a fundraiser for The Circus Arts Studio. Saturday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $10 pre-sale, $15 day of show.
A photography exhibit, Love of the Land: Ranching and Land Stewardship in Northern Arizona, is now on display at Flagstaff’s High Country Conference Center, sponsored by the Diablo Trust. The exhibit celebrates the land that we love — nearly half a million acres of diverse landscapes and the ranchers who work to keep the land vibrant, healthy and productive. The gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., now through January 26, 2015. (201 W. Butler Ave.)
Tour Flagstaff’s most haunted places with an opportunity to pursue the spirits of Flagstaff using digital media on a Historic Flagstaff Ghost Orb Tour, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Bring your camera. With years of experience leading Downtown Flagstaff Haunted Tours, your guides will lead you to the haunted locations with tales of the spirits of the Flagstaff area. Tours depart from the Flagstaff Visitors Center in the historic railroad station. Adults $10, ages 7 to 17 are $7, and under 7 are free with adult. Call (928) 814-7064 for reservations. Other dates, Wednesdays through Saturdays through November 15th.
On Friday evening, the Flagstaff Elks Lodge #499 hosts a Halloween Carnival with games, a cake walk, and a costume contest, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Carnival game tickets are 10¢ and the cake walk is 20¢. (2101 N. San Francisco St.)
Middle school and high school orchestras will convene at Northern Arizona University’s School of Music on Saturday for the NAU Orchestra Festival, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Clinics and master classes will be conducted by NAU string faculty and guest clinicians. A select ensemble will perform with the NAU Symphony and soloist Dr. Mary Ann Ramos at the festival’s concluding concert.
The Trappings of the American West, award-winning sales exhibition of fine and functional art of the contemporary cowboy continues through December 7th at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The exhibition includes the work of 80 juried artists from 14 Western states and Hawaii, including paintings, photography, and bronze sculpture, combined with functional gear — saddles, braided rawhide, bits and spurs, boots, hats, knives, and musical instruments. Included with museum admission during regular museum hours.
Looking for more indoor entertainment on these cool evenings? See a schedule of all of Flagstaff’s weekend entertainment in the many pubs and night spots, updated on Thursday at the FlagLive! website.