Living in Flagstaff is great! Our summer just keeps rolling along with great things to do this weekend.
The Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase (NAPS) returns to the Doris Harper-White Community Theater (11 W. Cherry Ave.), to encourage new plays by novice and seasoned playwrights, to provide acting and directing opportunities for new and experienced dramatists, and to celebrate new work. Founded in 2007, NAPS is presented in collaboration with Flagstaff’s Theatrikos Theatre Company. The Showcase this year features eight winning plays from the 10-Minute Play Contest, including one play chosen from a high school student with a high-school-aged director. Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. A list of the featured plays is at the NAPS website. Free with ticket — Call the Theatrikos Box Office (928) 774-1662. $10 donation suggested.
The Green Room (15 N. Agassiz St.) hosts the Film4Change AMFM Flagstaff 2015 Art, Music, Film and More Festival, Thursday through Sunday. There will be film screenings, art, music, panels, and workshops at a variety of venues downtown — The Green Room, The Speakeasy, Flagstaff Brewing Company, Southside Tavern, The Orpheum Theatre, and Cline Library. Film4Change is a non-profit organization started in 2005, dedicated to bringing artistic resources together. Tickets at AMFMfest.com are $19.95 for a full festival pass. Check out the website for a full schedule of events and locations. The 20th anniversary screening of the film Dead Man starring Johnny Depp will be Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m., featuring stunning locations in Flagstaff, Sedona and Phoenix.
On Friday evening, attend the Opening Reception for the Art Show Larry Linhardt @ Large, hosted by the Hozhoni Foundation Art Gallery ( 2133 N. Walgreen St.), 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through September 11th — Gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On Friday evening, the Summer Nights on the Square free outdoor performance features Capoeira and Polka Katzen, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free entertainment on Heritage Square on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through September 21st.
On Saturday morning (9:30 a.m.) the Flagstaff Sustainability Program hosts a free, one-hour, Growing Fruit Trees Workshop. Learn how to select, plant, and maintain fruit trees in northern Arizona’s challenging climate. Free, at the Bontio Street Community Garden (Bonito St. & Elm Ave., near downtown). Learn all about community gardens in Flagstaff at the City of Flagstaff Community Agriculture web page.
On Saturday evening, Bacchus Arts Collective and Flagstaff Aerial Arts presents their monthly community variety show — Flagstaff Foundry — featuring live music, stand-up comedy, aerial dance and more. 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. See new variety acts, plus a live performance of an original old-timey radio show, and an improv comedy set by Tiny Punches. Anyone can sign up to perform at tinyurl.com/flagstafffoundry. Circus Arts Studio (1311 E. Butler Ave.), $5 at the door.
Also on Saturday evening, there’s an End of Summer Reggae Bash at The Orpheum. KJACK Radio presents the Foot Solejahs and Kill Babylon Coalition. Tickets are $4 – $9. Show begins at 9:00 p.m.
Movies on the Square is a popular event every Saturday evening through the summer season (3 more weeks left), as family movies are shown on Heritage Square. This week’s movie, Cinderella. 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.
Coconino County Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Lowell Observatory hosts the August 2015 Full Moon Hike on Saturday evening. The August full moon is called a “supermoon” — at its closest approach to the Earth, seeming larger and brighter than usual. Identify various constellations, see scheduled satellites, and more. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip, with a less than 500 foot elevation gain. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., $5 per person. Register online, then receive complete details of meeting location and carpooling by email. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
On Sunday evening, The Elden Brass performs at beautiful Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club, for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert Series, 5:00 p.m. Light appetizers and cash bar. Flagstaff Ranch will serve a limited seating pre-fixe dinner after the concert for $32 per person. Call 928-226-3101 for information and to make dinner reservations.
Season tickets are on sale for the FSO’s 66th Season at the Symphony website.
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