This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the Flagstaff Pioneer Museum presents the Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, a two-day festival of creativity, history and community. Events include: sheep, alpaca and goat shearing, fiber arts competition, workshops, fleece judging, kids activities, all day demonstrations, handmade goods by local artisans, great food and more! It’s a free, annual event that serves to educate, inspire and connect regional fiber producers, artisans, and the Flagstaff community. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days. (2340 N. Fort Valley Rd.)
It’s the opening weekend of the Theatrikos Theatre Company production of Much Ado About Nothing, considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Combining elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics, the play although interspersed with darker concern is a joyful comedy that ends with multiple marriages and no deaths. Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.) Tickets range from $17 – $20. Dates through June 14th.
Also this weekend, Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy presents Godspell 2015 in three performances at the Orpheum Theater. Godspell continues to be one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. The show features a string of well-loved songs such as the international hit, “Day By Day.” Based predominantly on the Gospel of Matthew, the story is told employing such entertaining theatrical traditions as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2:00 and 7:30 p.m.) $10.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer, Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff plays host to free events for all ages — Summer Nights on the Square. On Friday night, the Brazilian-inspired community percussion troupe Sambatuque performs, along with entertainment from Theatrikids. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday morning, head to Raymond County Park in Kachina Village for the BioBlitz at Pumphouse Wash. Join scientists, naturalists, volunteers and county staff to survey the biology of Pumphouse Wash. Various sessions throughout the day focusing on the wetland species at this special ecosystem. Free and open to all ages. There will be a kids’ ramada for those not wishing to participate in the field. Free, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (3305 Kachina Trail) Register online – CocoRec.
All day on Saturday, on the NAU Campus at The Quad in front of Old Main, tree climbers from all over Arizona will be showcasing their skill and agility as they maneuver through trees at the Annual Arizona Tree Climbing Championship sponsored by the Arizona Community Tree Council. Climbers will perform in five different events from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tree climbing competitions are designed to simulate the kind of real-time working conditions that arborists and tree workers experience every day. Take a picnic and a blanket and watch the day’s activities. Parking is in the High Country Conference Center parking structure.
Also on Saturday, Canyon Dance Academy hosts its annual spring performance including original choreography – Kitten’s First Full Moon. The story follows a new kitten that thinks the moon is a bowl of milk. Exciting costumes, music and scenery. Two performances, 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Tickets at the door – Adults $6, children $3. (2801 N. Izabel St.)
On Saturday evening, it’s Movies on the Square. Family movies are shown on Heritage square each Saturday evening through the summer – this week, Planes: Fire and Rescue. 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.
Meet an Astronomer: Dr. Larry Wasserman, on Saturday evening at Lowell Observatory. Hear his talk, “Why Do I Observe Occultations? And What is an Occultation Anyway?” 7:00 p.m. An informal question and answer period follows. Included with regular observatory admission.
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.
On Sunday evening, Comedian Eddie Izzard performs. “Force Majeure” is his most extensive comedy tour ever. Launched in March 2013, once completed this tour will have taken Eddie to more than 25 countries on 5 continents. At NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. Tickets $61 – $73.
Check out Flagstaff’s weekend nightlife in the weekly entertainment magazine FlagLive!
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