Two great mixes of classic and rock this weekend in Flagstaff:
- Friday night: Following their superb performance last season with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, the group Jeans ‘n Classics returns on Friday evening with an all-new show – British Invasion – The Music of the Beatles. The sonic power of the FSO brings the music of The Beatles to life like never before. Hear the incomparable masterpiece album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in its entirety, along with a collection of The Fab Four’s greatest hits. The collaboration also features vocals by NAU jazz vocal ensembles. At NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets.
- Sunday evening: Young Croatian cellists Sulic and Hauser, together known as 2Cellos, will rock the house as they break down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music, to pop and rock. 2Cellos have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC. Elton John says, “. . . go see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60s . . .” At Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36.25 – $56.25.
Also happening around Flagstaff This Weekend:
This is the final weekend for the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Department of Theatre production of Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. More than two decades ago, Tony Kushner brought the play to the American stage. It was 1991 and America has changed, or has it? NAU Theatre takes on the Pulitzer Prize winning play twenty-two years after it premiered on Broadway. NAU’s Clifford E. White Theatre. Tickets.
The area-wide Youth Art Exhibition is on display at the Coconino Center for the Arts, featuring paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. See what the next generation of artists has in store for the art world. Tuesdays — Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free.
Friday is the first Friday in March – time for the monthly downtown First Friday ArtWalk. The ArtWalk features new art exhibitions in galleries, transformed spaces, restaurants and other businesses. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Details and map.
- During Friday evening’s ArtWalk, take part in beginner’s painting party, led by artist Vangie Rodriguez and guided, step-by-step from beginning to end. You will take home a completed painting on a 16” x2 0″ canvas. All art supplies and a light menu included. In the basement of Our Lady of Guadaloupe Chapel (224 S. Kendrick St.), 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $30 per person. RSVP to Vangierodriguez@msn.com.
- Also during ArtWalk, the Center for Indigenous Music and Culture (213 S. San Francisco St.) is screening the film Body Games – Angolan Roots of Capoeira. 6:00 p.m. The film follows the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira master, Cobra Mansa, and his team on travels through Angola and Brazil in search of the historical roots of Capoeira. It’s also a personal journey as Mansa is a descendent of slaves brought from Africa to build Brazil. Free event. Open dance floor following the film.
On Saturday, the Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) is hosting a College & Career Resource Fair at Killip Elementary School (2300 E. 6th Ave.), for high school students, parents, and the community. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It includes workshops on preparing for summer jobs, internships and job shadowing programs; learning the basics of financial aid and scholarships; high-school-to-college transition programs and helping first-generation college students adjust to college or university life.
On Sunday afternoon, see the next installment in the Flagstaff City/Coconino County Public Library series — Stories to Life – The Jones Benally Family. The performance features World Champion hoop dancer and traditional healer Jones Benally, his daughter Jeneda, and son Clayson. These performers together bring the healing power, beauty, and profound messages of Navajo (Diné) culture to educate and uplift audiences around the globe. Coconino Center for the Arts, 4:00 p.m., Free.
Also on Sunday afternoon, enjoy the Master Chorale of Flagstaff’s exciting and diverse musical journey to five continents – Around the World in 80 Minutes. Special guest, Sambatuque, Flagstaff’s Brazilian–inspired community percussion troupe, will perform music from Africa and Brazil with rhythmic arrangements by Marcus Santos and Bryan Cooperrider. Tickets available online or at the door. Adults $20, seniors $18, students with ID $8, and children 12 and under are free. Coconino High School, 3:00 p.m.
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