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It’s Spring Break in Flagstaff and the town is skiing (all slopes are open at Arizona Snowbowl) or escaping to warmer climates. (Sedona is just an hour away and the temperatures are perfect for golf, hiking, biking.)

collection_tourOn Fridays, at 4:00 p.m., get an unforgettable glimpse into a side of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) that most visitors never see on a MNA Collections Tour. The Museum of Northern Arizona has extensive cultural, natural science and fine arts holdings not on public display.  Besides viewing collections, you will find out about their life behind the scenes – who uses them, who borrows them, what current projects are underway, and why they exist. You can also find out how to care for your own family heirlooms.  Tours will vary each Friday, to include archives, archaeology, botany, ethnology, fine arts, paleontology, or zoology. Pre-registration is required and children must be 10 years of age or older. Collection tours are free to members (donations appreciated) and $10 for non-members. Start this Friday with a tour of the “Archives.” Call the Membership Office (928-774-5213 x219) to reserve your space.

On Friday evening, catch the Brazilian alternative rock band Club America at The Hive  (East Phoenix Ave. at Leroux, on Flagstaff South Side), along with local bands. Their new tour is in support of their upcoming album “Let’s Go Outside.”  9:00 p.m.  $5.

If you’re a golfer, you might like to know that the course at Continental Golf Club opened this week and is in pretty darn good shape for the season. “Sneak Peak” rates are offered through March and make golfing in Flagstaff a good option if you don’t want to make that drive to Sedona.

This weekend at Flagstaff’s famed Route 66 roadhouse, The Museum Club, see the Cadillac Angels on Friday night as they present their own special style of Americana Rockabilly blues, 9:00 p.m., $5.  On Saturday night see Flagstaff’s own classic rock band, Rewired, as they take the stage at 9:00 p.m.  The Museum Club is 21 and over.

On Sundays, there’s always dancing!  There are Ballroom Lessons and Dancing at Canyon Dance Academy (2812 N. Izabel Ave.) every Sunday evening, with lessons from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by open dancing.  All skill levels welcome.  $8 for non-members, $7 for members, $5 for students.  No partner needed.  And check out Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective’s Salsa Social at Tranzend Studio Fitness (417 W. Santa Fe Avenue) with lessons at 7:00 p.m. followed by open dancing ‘til 10:00.  Learn salsa, zouk, lambada, cha cha, merengue and more.  Live DJ and refreshments.  $10 for drop-ins, $8 for students.

There’s a Pluto Show on Monday – Saturday evenings through April 4th, at Lowell Observatory, 8:00 p.m.  A new exhibit, Pluto at 85, features a variety of artifacts highlighting Lowell’s long association with Pluto, including Pluto’s discovery.  For the first time, Lowell is displaying one of the original Pluto discovery plates — the other is at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  See log books, letters, notes, instrumentation and original calculations, all significant in the discovery and history of Pluto.

Check out Flagstaff’s weekend nightlife in the weekly entertainment magazine FlagLive!

When you’re ready to join the fun of living in Flagstaff, contact The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties: 928-714-0001.