See the Flagstaff Home & Garden Show this weekend at Northern Arizona University’s Fieldhouse. It’s three days of home related exhibits — the latest in home improvements, gardening, landscaping – in short, how to make your Flagstaff home a dream come true! See the latest trends, and new ways to decorate your living space. Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. It’s FREE! Also, easy access to and from free parking with shuttle buses every three minutes.
It’s the final weekend for the Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of Funny Money. In an uproarious farce, Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase — one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Later, his inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $14 – $20.
On Friday evening, head on down to The Orpheum for the 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This is a benefit for the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project, enjoy wildlife and environmental films, information tables, drinks, live music with Dave Logan, a raffle and a silent auction. It’s an all ages event – doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12, and $10 for students. Admission includes one raffle ticket. Tickets available at the door or in advance online.
Spend A Night at the Museum at Flagstaff’s Pioneer Museum (2340 N. Fort Valley Rd.) on Friday. This month’s theme is The “Great Migration” – Southern Blacks Move to Flagstaff, 1940 – 1960. In the 1940s and 50s a wave of African Americans from the South moved westward to Flagstaff, Arizona to work in the growing lumber industry in the region. Jack Reid, a PhD candidate in History at NAU, presents a talk based on oral histories and covers the southern origins of these individuals, the trials of their westward journeys, and finally their adaptation to northern Arizona in search of a better life. 6:30 p.m. Free event.
This Friday is 2nd Friday Science Night at Lowell Observatory. Visit Flagstaff’s famed observatory for demonstrations and experiments about the Electromagnetic Spectrum: Visible Light Through Gamma Rays. Free with observatory admission. Presentations at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. There’s plenty more to see and do at Lowell!
Want to exercise your green thumb? Head over to Warner’s Nursery (1101 E. Butler Ave.) on Saturday morning, 10:00 – 12:00 a.m., for a Bare Root Seminar. Learn how to properly plant bare root berries, rhubarb, and more, from the experts at Warner’s. You’ll learn all the steps to planting bare root, and some tricks to help ensure bountiful crops! Free.
Also on Saturday morning, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is hosting a Gallery Talk & Book Signing with Author Nancy Rivest Green – On the Brink of Shards. Set in the wild and majestic canyon lands of the Colorado Plateau as the ancient Hisatsinom and Toltec cultures teetered on the edge of collapse, Rivest’s debut novel follows Kaiya, seer and healer, as she journeys through loss, magic, knowledge, power and joy to save her people from disaster. 11:00 a.m. Free with museum admission.
Also, on Saturday afternoon, MNA hosts its regular Discovery Second Saturday program, this month celebrating Earth Day. Join MNA Research Associate Dr. Gary Alpert, and learn about the resilient ants that have called the Colorado Plateau home for thousands of years. Learn about the Japanese tradition of Taiko drumming, make a musical instrument out of recycled materials, and participate in other Earth Day activities. Drum-making materials will be provided. 2:00 p.m. Free with museum admission.
The City of Flagstaff Recreation Services hosts its annual Daddy-Daughter Ball on Saturday evening at the Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center (Thorpe Park). Calling all fathers and father-figures to enjoy a special night with the girl(s) in their life! Catered dinner by Thornager’s, music from DJ Elijah Smith III, professional picture packages, crafts, and a gift for each girl. $50 per couple and $20 for each additional guest. 7:00 p.m.
Also on Saturday evening, Flagstaff Shelter Services hosts Feast for Flagstaff – a Fundraiser for Flagstaff Shelter Services. Enjoy craft cocktails and culinary creations from local chefs. Dance the night away to live music, and bid on an array of products and services from local businesses. $75 per person. Proceeds will support Shelter Services’ mission of providing year-round shelter, resources, and vital services to those experiencing homelessness. Forest Highlands Country Club, 7:00 p.m.
There’s an Opening Reception on Saturday evening for the new exhibition STEM City Arts at the Coconino Center for the Arts, starting at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition features art that considers science, technology, engineering and math as its subject matter or as central to its creation. Food and live music. Many local, participating artists will be in attendance. Flagstaff is a STEM city – a community that was founded on and has been greatly advanced by science and technology, from forestry to lunar studies, and now most recently as a bioscience center. Open during regular gallery hours through June 6th.
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