Things to Do in Flagstaff This Weekend

Four Shillings ShortOn Friday, the Flagstaff Folk Project welcomes the international, husband and wife duo, Four Shillings Short, for an evening of Celtic and World Music.  Hear a fantastic array of world instruments, including hammered and mountain dulcimers, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, mandolins, the Sitar from North India, tin whistles, recorders, banjo, guitar and more. With the delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds they create, while stretching the limits of Celtic and folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings, Four Shillings Short brings musical diversity, captivating storytelling and humorous side notes to create an amazing show.

Celebrating their 19th year together, Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California, the couple performs 150 concerts per year, living as full-time troubadours traveling from town to town.  Enjoy a unique evening of music at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (510 N. Leroux St.).  Open mic at 7:15 p.m.  Four Shillings Short at 8:30 p.m.  $5 at the door.


On Saturday and Sunday, shop for the holiday season and support local artists at the 14th Annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  Enjoy live music throughout the event with a special visit by Santa on Saturday afternoon, at the Dubois Center (306 E. Pine Knoll Dr.) on the Northern Arizona University (NAU) campus.  Benefits United Way of Northern Arizona.  Admission is $2 for 12 and older, $1 for students; free parking. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days.

The Theatrikos Theatre Company is holding Auditions for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure on Sunday and Monday at the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse (11 W. Cherry Ave.), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. both evenings.  Scheduled to be presented January 30 – February 15, 2015, the play combines the story of how Sherlock meets Irene Adler, and has his final confrontation with his arch-enemy, Dr. Moriarty.  Scripts are available at the box office for reading.

Flagstaff Recreation Services holds its annual Turkey Bowl and ice skating event on Saturday afternoon in support of the Northern Arizona Food Bank at Jay Lively Activity Center (the ice rink, 1650 N. Turquoise Dr.).  The Food Bank truck will be on hand if you’d like to donate a turkey.  Free admission with the donation of any non-perishable food item.  Bowl on the ice for prizes with inflatable turkeys. 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Adults $6.75, seniors (55+) $5, youth $3.50, skate rental $4.

It’s the final NAU football game of the season as the Lumberjacks take on Southern Utah in the Skydome on Saturday afternoon, 2:00 p.m.  Buy tickets.

The Flagstaff Light Opera Company production of Fiddler on the Roof continues this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Sinagua Middle School.  Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 students and seniors, $10 12 and under.

Also continuing this weekend, see the NAU Department of Theatre production of In the Next Room (Or, The Vibrator Play), the stimulating, hilarious Broadway hit.  Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  At NAU’s Studio Theatre.  Buy tickets: $14 Adults, $12 seniors and NAU employees, $8 youth.

Little America’s Holiday Lights Festival and North Pole Experience begin on Friday evening.  Also, with what’s become a classic holiday tradition, the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life on a railroad journey from the nighttime wilderness of nearby Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole.” Get complete details.

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