The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival will be bringing the best pickers, junkers, and artists to Flagstaff’s Coconino County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. The Festival is known for its unusual mix of funky goods, antique furniture, vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, and statement pieces for your home and outdoor spaces. Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for best picks — Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) for best deals. $5 at the door, 12 and under are free.
Or, if you’re looking for an old-fashioned rummage sale where you don’t have to pay admission just to look, much less to buy, stop by the Flagstaff Athletic Club West parking lot, 1200 West Historic Route 66, on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Friends of Flagstaff Future. Flagstaff Bikes will be attending, bringing a variety of awesome bicycles to sell.
The Flagstaff Light Opera Company production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music continues this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at Sinagua Middle School. With a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (the same team that created the hit musical Sweeny Todd), A Little Night Music is half bedroom farce, and half a serious look at the complications that love and lust create in our lives. Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Students and seniors.
On Friday evening, attend the opening of a new exhibition at Coconino Center for the Arts – Journey, featuring the work of Sei Saito. An accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff, Saito creates large-scale acrylic paintings in sizes as large as eight feet tall. The paintings are based on personal histories, myths and images influenced by living in Arizona, and Saito’s Japanese heritage. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through August 15th during regular gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday morning, the Shadows Foundation hosts the Huckin’ for Hearts Disc Golf Tournament at the McPherson Disc Golf Park. Join in the fun with food, drinks, sunshine (or rain), disc golf and great prizes, with a chance to win up to $500. Doubles format with Pro, Am, and Women’s Divisions. Check in at 8:00 a.m., start at 9:00 a.m. (Behind the Jay Lively Ice Rink at 1650 N. Turquoise Dr.) $35 per person, $70 per team.
Flagstaff Blues and Brews 2015 is Saturday, featuring live blues music, craft beer from Odell Brewing Company, a microbrew tasting, vendors, delicious food, and a kids’ area! Continental Driving Range, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lineup includes The Hoodoo Casters, R.D. Olson Blues Band, Harlis Sweetwater Band, Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience, Shemekia Copeland and Taj Mahal. Proceeds to benefit Restore Arts, helping to keep music and art in our local schools. General admission $25, VIP (limited time) $75, 12 and under are free.
On Saturday evening, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Ranger Specialist Nikki Lober will share Timber Tales, in the words of Sharlot Hall with historic photos documenting Northern Arizona’s turn-of-the-century logging lifestyle. Hall, Arizona’s first territorial historian, visited the forests of northern Arizona and the camp of the Arizona Lumber & Timber Company to see how the combined efforts of men, animals and machinery turned raw timber into finished lumber that helped build frontier Flagstaff. Lecture is free, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday mornings, join a Hart Prairie Nature Walk with a member of The Nature Conservancy. Learn more about birds, wildflowers, forest ecology and the Conservancy’s work in the region on a 90-minute walk at the base of the magnificent San Francisco Peaks. Meet the group in the parking lot (southwest corner) of the Fort Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1000 N. Humphreys St.). Bring sturdy shoes, sun protection, rain gear or jacket, and water. Reservations not required. No pets please. More info: (928) 779-6129
On Sunday afternoon, attend a Gallery Talk at the Museum of Northern Arizona – Reconstructing the View. Artists Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe employ the process of re-photography (identifying historic sites and making new photographs of those precise locations) to explore ideas of time, place, and viewpoint in the Grand Canyon. Historic photographs and illustrations by William Holmes, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and more are given a new breath of life with the inclusion of contemporary images. Included with museum admission. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings each week, there’s free entertainment on Heritage Square. See all of the Heritage Square summer programming at Summer Nights on the Square.
On Saturday evenings through the summer, it’s Movies on the Square. Family movies are shown on Heritage Square – this week, Beethoven. Stake out your spot early, as this is a very popular event! The movie beginning at dusk, with entertainment for all you early arrivals. 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.
Community Market on Wednesday evenings on Flagstaff’s East Side is in the parking lot at 2257 E. Cedar, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Check out Flagstaff’s weekend nightlife in the weekly entertainment magazine FlagLive!
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