Thursday through Sunday, the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association hosts the 20th Annual Fiesta de Mayo Celebration at the Greenlaw Village Shopping Center on Fourth Street. The event kicks off with a carnival on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and lasts all weekend, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s the major fundraiser of the year for the neighborhood association, and 100% of the profits benefit Sunnyside youth programs and engagement activities. There’s a main stage for live music, dancing, food and more. Clothing vendors on Saturday and Sunday. There’s an after-party dance at the Redwood Bar on Saturday evening, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Take A Nostalgic Look Back at the 1950s at a gala presented by Theatrikos Community Theatre on Friday evening, complete with gourmet food and exciting entertainment. Reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the show at 8:00 p.m. Some of Flagstaff amazing, local talent will entertain with early hits from the rock & roll era. Three delicious food options to choose from. Space is limited, reserve now. At the Doubletree on West Route 66. $65 per person or $450 for a table of eight.
The Orpheum Theater becomes Flagstaff’s comedy club on Friday evening as Jestercomedy and the Orpheum present Anger Management Stand Up Comedy at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy some of the hottest working comics from Arizona, California and Las Vegas. Tickets at the door, just $10.
Saturday is Armed Forces Day. See the 9th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff honoring the U.S. military and American veterans. 11:00 a.m.
The Flagstaff City – Coconino County Public Library presents An Afternoon with Craig Childs on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona. An Arizona native, award-winning journalist and acclaimed author, Childs grew up back and forth between Arizona and Colorado. He writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape and time. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, and is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Books available at the museum gift shop for signing. It’s free when you RSVP by calling the Flagstaff Public Library at (928) 213-2375.
Also on Saturday, Soroptimist International Mountain Morning of Flagstaff hosts A Day and Night at the Zoo. They’ll have events all afternoon and evening at the Museum Club, Flag’s famed Route 66 roadhouse. It’s a fundraiser to support girls and women in the community. Music, food, vendors, raffles and a horseshoe contest begin at 1:00 p.m. A live auction begins at 5:30 p.m., and then there’s live music indoors with Buckit beginning at 7:00 p.m.
At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Wayne “The Train” Hancock takes the stage at the Museum Club. Hancock is among a rare breed of traditionalists, often compared to Hank Williams. He can be a hard core honky tonker, but also has an affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues and old-time country. $10.
On Saturday evening, the Flagstaff Youth Chorale present their spring concert, How Can I Keep From Singing? Hear the Kinder Chorus, the Pine Tones, Dolce Cantando, Madrigal Singers, the Troubadours, and the Flat Five. Coconino High School, 7:00 p.m. Free, donations appreciated.
If it’s orchestral music you want to hear, Orchestra Northern Arizona (ONA) presents Invitation to Dance, also on Saturday evening. Join ONA for a delightful, lively night of polkas, waltzes and marches sprinkled with a few ancient dances. Flagstaff’s community orchestra plays selections from Mendelssohn, Respighi, Tchaikovsky, Waldteufel and both Johann and Josef Strauss. 7:00 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts. ONA is always popular, so get there early. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Free, donations appreciated.
Flagstaff’s Annual Bike to Work Week begins on Sunday. See all of the scheduled events and bike-to-work challenges at the Flagstaff Biking.org website.
Flagstaff Community Market begins on Sunday morning for the 2015 season. Area small-scale farmers and vendors sell produce, organic meat, honey, salsas, herbs, flowers, candies, crafts, beverages and more. City Hall west parking lot, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. (Community Market on Wednesday evenings on the East Side begins in June.)
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