On Saturday and Sunday, the Museum of Northern Arizona hosts the 25th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture, first in the summer series of heritage festivals. Share in the language, life ways and traditions of the Zuni. More than 25 artists will display traditional and contemporary art. Dance, lectures, food, films. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. Adults $10, seniors $9, students $7, youth and Native Americans $6. The event is in partnership with the Ashiwi Awan Museum of Heritage and Culture.
On Friday evening, Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy presents its spring dance performance, Spectrum, featuring FALA’s dance classes showcasing a variety of styles. At Sinagua Middle School (3950 E. Butler Ave.), 7:00 p.m. $10 donation requested.
San Diego-based singer/songwriter Mike Wojniak entertains at Hops on Birch (2 E. Birch Ave.) on Friday evening, 9:00 p.m.
Bird watchers of any experience, take an Audobon Society-Guided Bird Walk at the Arboretum at Flagstaff Saturday morning, promptly at 7:30 a.m. The walks meet from May through July with the exception of July 4th (Arboretum closed). During these warm months a large variety of migratory birds pass through Northern Arizona such as the yellow-rumped warbler, American robin, Western bluebird and many more! Free with regular Arboretum admission.
The Arboretum’s Summer Concert Series begins Saturday evening with the Flagstaff vocal group Tow’rs. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Tow’rs is a band born out of Flagstaff, Arizona. They recently won the 2015 Viola Award for Emerging Artist. They gather influences from a wide range of influences including folk music and post rock. The music they create constructs a story of love, pain, and grace. Tickets: $14 for members of the Arboretum of Flagstaff Arts Council, $18 for non-members, and $9 for kids 6 – 16. Call (928) 779-2300, or buy online.
Also on Saturday evening is the first in the Downtown Business Alliance’s (DBA) Movies on the Square Series. Family movies are shown on Heritage square each Saturday evening through the summer. First up on Saturday, Big Hero 6. Stake out your spot early as this is a very popular event! Entertainment precedes the movie beginning at dusk. Bring chairs, blanket and picnic. Vendors also available.
Each Sunday through the summer there’s an old time “farmer’s market” in the city hall west parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to noon – Flagstaff Community Market. Area small-scale farmers and vendors sell produce, organic meat, honey, salsas, herbs, flowers, candies, crafts, beverages and more. The primary purpose of the Market is to support small and medium sized independent growers and producers by providing Flagstaff with a local alternative to corporate and globalized food production.
Community Market on Wednesday evenings on the East Side begins on June 17th in the parking lot at 2257 E. Cedar, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Grammy-nominated Christian pop-rock group, The Newsboys, perform on Sunday evening at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill. The event honors former Northern Arizona resident Kayla Mueller and the Kayla’s Hands Foundation. Gates open at 3:30 p.m., concert at 5:00 p.m. Reserved seats $50 – $64, lawn $34.
One of the best bands ever to come out of Flagstaff, playing many venues here and around Arizona in the ‘90s, Limbs Akimbo, the Original Lineup, plays the Orpheum Theater on Sunday evening in a special reunion concert. The band developed a unique sound they call “funkasalsalypso.” Hear them as they rip into classics such as Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl, or Steely Dan’s My Old School. Plus, they had great success with their original material. 7:00 p.m. $13.
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