Things to Do in Flagstaff This Weekend

Poster for Anne Frank play in Flagstaff

This weekend, Theatrikos, Jr. — the youth wing of Theatrikos Theatre Company — presents The Diary of Anne Frank, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This critically acclaimed drama is based on the worldwide best selling book, “The Diary of a Young Girl.”  Friday, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m.  Doris Harper-White Playhouse.  General admission $10.  Tickets.

The Northern Arizona University School of Music presents its 52nd Annual Jazz Festival this weekend. Approximately 50 bands will perform in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Friday, Saturday and SundayBand performances and scheduled clinics are free and open to the public.  A featured guest artist concert is Friday evening.  Award-winning pianist/composer/arranger Matt Harris performs on the piano with the NAU Jazz Ensemble One at 8:00 p.m.  Ardrey Auditorium.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Download a full weekend schedule. 

In another theater event, the NAU Department of Theatre presents Neil LaButte’s The Shape of Things to Come on Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.). The play is set in a small university town in the American Midwest and centers on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other.  NAU’s Studio Theater (120 S. San Francisco St.).  Tickets: Adults $14, seniors and NAU employees $12, students/children $8.  

On Friday evening, check out the Northern Arizona Beer & Gear Expo at the Orpheum Theatre, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Celebrating craft beer and local outfitters the Expo will be a lively atmosphere of beer tasting, gear demos, and live music.  It’s also a fundraiser for Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, as some of the proceeds will be donated to the organization.  Bands include the Diamond Down String Band and the Dave Logan Band.  Tickets: $12 – $15.  21 and over event.

Also on Friday evening, Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Cultural Partners present FullSet, one of the most well known bands on the Irish music scene today. FullSet creates a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, while remaining true to traditional roots. In recent years this young group has received much critical acclaim, even being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine.  Coconino Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show.  Children $10.

The Flagstaff Folk Project presents Terry Alan on Friday evening at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (510 N. Leroux St.). Terry Alan has been entertaining audiences for thirty years. Distinguished as dynamic and flexible, Terry presents everything from gospel to rock, country to classical, jazz, blues, funk, and folk. As a precise and proficient performer, Terry’s music captures the heart of the song and the songwriter.  Open mic 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.  Terry Alan at 8:30 p.m.  $5.

Have an appliance that quit working?  On Saturday the City of Flagstaff is sponsoring a Fix-It Clinic at Local Works (1926 N. Fourth St. Suite 9). Bring your small household appliances, clothing, electronics, and more to the Fix-it Clinic and a volunteer will try to help you fix it. If you good at soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or general tinkering and you’d like to volunteer at the clinic contact Marty Jacobson at (928) 213-2152 or [email protected].  The event is free, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Also on Saturday, Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Men’s Basketball hosts North Dakota at 6:30 p.m. in the NAU Skydome.  Tickets.

See the Biennial Library Quilt Show sponsored by the Coconino Quilters Guild of Flagstaff, at the downtown Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library, during regular library hours.  Now through March 27th.

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