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rugsThis weekend, the Museum of Northern Arizona hosts its annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture,  Saturday and Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).  Immerse yourself in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 80 award-winning Navajo artists.  Traditional and contemporary art and artist demonstrations, authentic food, musical performances, insightful heritage programs, and the pageantry of hoop and social dances.  Adults $12, students, Native Americans (10+) and youth (10+), under ten years – free.

The Friends of the Flagstaff Public Library Annual Book Sale is underway through Sunday.  Grab some irresistible deals – books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and more.  Thursday (12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.), Friday and Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), and Sunday (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon).  At the Downtown Flagstaff Public Library.  Silent auction for Disneyland tickets.

The Theatrikos Theatre Company production of The Full Monty: The Musical, continues on Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.). In this musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film, 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. (Frequent explicit language, nudity and adult themes.)  Tickets: $25.  Dates through August 7th.

On Saturday morning, the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation hosts the Machine Solutions Run & Walk for Kids, with registration from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., and beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Awards will be given to overall men’s and women’s winners in 5K and 10K events, and to the top three men’s and women’s age groups.  Fort Tuthill County Park.  Races benefit Flagstaff Medical Center’s Children’s Health Center.  Race packets are available Friday evening at the office of Run Flagstaff (204A E. Route 66), 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  10K Run is $45, 5K Run is $40, and 2K Run/Walk is $20.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Arts Council present the next show in the Arboretum’s Summer Concert Series on Saturday evening, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Julia Chacon Inspiration Flamenca.  See dynamic, internationally-trained, professional flamenco dancers and musicians.  Beautiful costumes, undulating arms, fiery footwork, intricate guitar, and soul-stirring vocals come together to deliver an unforgettable show.  Director/Founder, Julia Chacon founded Inspiración Flamenca in 2008 to present an authentic, powerful flamenco performance.  Take along a picnic dinner and enjoy the Arboretum’s outdoor venue.  Tickets $14 – $18, kids 6 – 16 are $9.

Saturday evening there’s a Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash at Flagstaff’s Orpheum Theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  It’s a free show with VIP options available. Four bands will be playing Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia classics all night beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Hear the Flagship of Fools house band, Deadwood acoustic comic jams, Keystone playing Jerry Band tunes, and classical guitar master Craig Yarbrough and friends.  Other surprises in store!

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 Saturday evenings through the summer, enjoy Movies on the Square.  Family movies are shown on Heritage Square – this week, a Double Feature: Back to the Future 1 & 2.  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.

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