Join Theatrikos Theatre Company for the opening of their hilarious romp, The Full Monty: The Musical, on Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.). In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they’ll go “the full monty” — strip all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (Frequent explicit language, nudity and adult themes.) Tickets: $25. Dates through August 7th.
Pet lovers will want to spend some time on the Flagstaff City Hall lawn this Saturday, 9:00 – 3:00), where nine local rescue organizations are sponsoring the 9th Annual Rescue Roundup. This isn’t all about adopting a pet although that’s certainly a possibility. Over 40 different rescues organizations, shelters and vendors attended the 2014 Rescue Roundup. This event includes various demonstrations and canine activities that focus on alternative interests in canine involvement such as agility, disc dogs, and herding. Animal-friendly and unique vendors also attend this venue to market and distribute their products. Get your dog microchipped for $20! The Rescue Roundup is not all dogs either! Look for cats and kittens from various rescues like Paw Placement and horses from Hands-on-Horses.
There’s a classic car show on Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) – Cruisin’ for a Cause – sponsored by the Johnny O Foundation at the Sam’s Club parking lot. The event including many categories of classic cars, street rods, and trucks, and includes a bike show, arts and crafts, a health fair, music and food. The Johnny O Foundation is the only national foundation linking Alzheimer’s, dementia and traumatic brain injury. See details at the foundation website.
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival continues this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:30 p.m., at Coconino Center for the Arts. See a local production of Twelfth Night (or What You Will), a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02, as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. Free at Coconino Center for the Arts.
Saturday is the National Day of the Cowboy, with a celebration at the CAL Ranch Store (2530 N. Fourth St.), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Now in the 10th year, National Day of the Cowboy is a growing celebration of the historic pioneer lifestyle that built this great nation, and all aspects of the cowboy culture. Music, chuck wagon food, cowboy lessons, and historic presentations.
It’s the final Summer Saturday at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center for 2015 – Flowers & Seeds. Learn about the importance of flowers and the different ways seeds move around! Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for family-friendly activities. Free, however, donations are accepted. (703 E. Sawmill Rd.)
Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams hosts a Backwoods Bash on Saturday, with live country music, bounce houses, a walk-through animal exhibit, gators and snakes, BBQ food, and selections from local wineries and breweries. Alligator and 18-foot snake from the Phoenix Herptological Society will be there from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Take I-40 west to the Williams/Route 66 exit. Adults $22, children 4 – 12 are $11, a meal is $8, all day Kid Zone is $5. Bearizona pass holders enter for free.
Saturday is also the Opening Reception: Prelude to Flagstaff Open Studios, hosted by the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff at the Flagstaff Mall, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Entertainment, refreshments, and the Coalition’s largest art exhibition ever. Choose your favorite artists to visit during Flagstaff Open Studios Weekend, August 22 & 23. “Prelude” continues through August 23rd, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. daily. Prelude show at the Flagstaff Mall is free.
Flagstaff’s Market of Dreams hosts a Tardeada on Sunday – an afternoon party for the whole family, with music, dancing, food and more. Enjoy the new outside patio at the Market of Dreams. Live performances by Alena Chavez, Classik, Mariachi Sunnyside, TrainCity djBabyShady, and local folk dancers. Free, with coffee and food available for purchase. Corner of Fourth St. and Seventh Ave. 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff hosts its annual Summer Soiree on Sunday evening. It’s the Arboretum’s premier fundraising event, with catering by The Cottage Place and music by the Mother Road Trio. Silent and live auctions. All at the Arboretum’s beautiful outdoor venue. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $110. Table sponsors $880.
Circus Bacchus of Flagstaff breaks genre boundaries with its new show, Midsummer Night’s Circus, on Sunday evening at The Orpheum. It’s a re-imagined A Midsummer Night’s Dream with their flare for creating works of art that are both aesthetically pleasing and exhilarating. You’ll see Hippolyta belly dance in the aerialist’s forest, Puck spread mischief from beyond the reach of normal humans, and actors who drop neither their lines nor their juggling balls. See faeries fly and the magical dream world of the circus come alive. Some adult humor. 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
Buy your tickets early for the Flagstaff Symphony Guild’s Annual Home Tour, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour five beautiful homes this year, including the Colton House at the Museum of Northern Arizona for a first-time public showing. Talented musicians provide music at each home. Tickets are $35. Call (928) 522-0549, (928) 526-6058, or (928) 522-8288. Help the Guild support the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra!
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.
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