Flagstaff Open StudiosOn Saturday and Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), members of the Artist’s Coalition of Flagstaff open their homes and private studios for you to see their workspaces, see demonstrations of their techniques, and purchase artistic creations of all media directly from Northern Arizona’s leading artists. It’s the 18th Annual event. Ask questions, talk with the artists and take advantage of this opportunity to buy fine art.  It’s a self-guided tour to the studios of 64 artists, and it’s free!  Download a brochure from the Artist’s Coalition website.

On Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2:00 p.m.), pianist Charly Spining and vocalist Lynn Timmons Edwards, in partnership with Theatrikos Theatre Company, present Sounds Like Sinatra.  The review includes special guests Jeanie Carrol, Jamey Hasapis and Doug Riddle.  Tickets are $20, $18 for students and seniors.  A limited number of reserved cabaret tables are available for seating for two, $50.

On Friday evening, the Summer Nights on the Square free outdoor performance features the Gypsy Chicks bellydancers and Payton Rice.  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Free entertainment on Heritage Square every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through September 21st.

Also on Friday evening, enjoy Classical Music from India with sarod player Steve Oda, tabla player Ty Burhoe, and special guest, vocalist Chad Hamill.  Take a journey to North India at the Center for Indigenous Music and Culture (213 S. San Francisco St.), 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $15.

On Saturday morning, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future needs volunteers for a Watershed and Trail Clean-Up.  Join them at the Foxglenn Trails, 9:30 a.m.  (Take the dirt road at the intersection of Butler Ave. and Fourth St. toward the Humane Society, to the dirt parking lot on the right.)  Volunteers will be removing invasive weeds and cleaning up the park.  Wear appropriate clothing, bring gloves and water.  Snacks and tools provided.  It’s for the whole family.

Also on Saturday morning, head out to Flagstaff’s Pulliam Airport for Thunder Over Flagstaff, presented by Valle Airport, this year at Flagstaff’s more central and populous location, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..  Free plane rides for kids, car displays, home-built planes, antique airplanes, food, crafts, and more.  Representatives of the famed Tuskegee Airmen will speak.  Adults $6, maximum family group $20, children under 8 are free. Fly-in pancake breakfast is 6:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Proceeds benefit youth and aviation.

On Saturday afternoon, at Flagstaff’s Market of Dreams (corner of Fourth St. and Seventh Ave.), take a class – Local Medicinal Plants and Their Uses – at either 12:00 noon or 1:30 p.m. Learn about local medicinal plants and their usages from an expert lecturer.  A $15 donation is suggested which includes supplies.

Also on Saturday afternoon at Flagstaff’s Market of Dreams, there’s a Soul Music in the Afternoon Patio Party.  Groove to soul music (60s, 70s and 80s) hosted by djVHR from Radio Sunnyside.  A family-friendly party, and it’s free!  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Movies on the Square is a popular event every Saturday evening through the summer season (4 more weeks left), as family movies are shown on Heritage Square.  This week’s movie, Earth to Echo.  Stake out your spot early, as this is a very popular event!  The movie begins at dusk, with entertainment for all early arrivals.  Bring chairs, blanket, and picnic.  Vendors also available.

Enjoy a Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert as the Ponderosa Players perform in an outdoor concert on the serene grounds of Lowell Observatory in front of the Rotunda building. Saturday 5:00 p.m.  Free to all.

Join bon fiction live recording Saturday night at Firecreek Coffee Company, 8 p.m.

Flagstaff Community Market continues on Sunday mornings through October 18th.  Small-scale farmers and vendors sell produce, organic meat, honey, salsas, herbs, flowers, candies, crafts, beverages and more. City hall west parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Community Market is also held on Wednesday evenings in the parking lot of 2257 E. Cedar Ave., through September 9th.  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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