Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Events: 2011: May

Arizona Events May 2011 Calendar

These events are happening in Arizona communities throughout the month of March 2011.

To make it easier to group hundreds of events throughout Arizona, event listings have been separated by region:

Phoenix Area Events This section includes events for communities that surround the Phoenix metroplitan area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ.

Tucson Events This section of events covers the Tucson metroplitan area that includes Catalina, Marana, Oracle, Saddlebrooke, Sierra Vista and Vail, Arizona.

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The following Arizona events are outside of the above areas or have a major statewide interest.

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Arizona Events Day by Day in May 2011

May 1, 2011

ORACLE: Key Ingredients: America by Food – Oracle Historical Society and Acadia Ranch Museum, Smithsonian exhibition of our country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions, includes exhibits, oral history projects and publications, food festivals and cook-offs, 602-257-0335 ext. 25 or www.azhumanities.org.

PARADISE VALLEY: Crossing Paths – Valley Presbyterian Church, the Sonoran Chorale offers music inspired by the great European crossroads of Vienna and Budapest, $12-15, 3 pm, 480-305-4538 or http://www.sonorandesertchorale.org

May 5, 2011 Cinco de Mayo

CLARKDALE: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Verde Canyon Railroad, with Mariachis, margaritas and Mexican food, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

May 7, 2011

JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm, www.jeromeartwalk.com

KINGMAN: 8th Annual Historic Route 66 Race for Hospice - Powerhouse Visitor Center, walk or run along Historic Route 66 and Downtown Kingman, 10K & 5K, benefits Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, $15-25, 7:30 am, 928-757-0664 or http://www.azkrmc.com

LAKE HAVASU CITY: Waterless Boat Races - one part stock car racing, one part demolition derby, one part boat racing, features cars pulling boats (without trailers) around the Havasu 95 Stock Car Speedway, the object is to finish the race with as much boat left as you can, afterwards, the stock car racing, 928-716-6300 or http://www.havasu95speedway.com

PAYSON: 16h Annual Payson Wildlife Fair – Green Valley Park, wildlife-based activities, parents and kids can fish, play games and get a close-up look at wildlife, coop between the Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Mogollon Sporting Assn, US Forest Service & Parks & Rec., free, 9 am – 6 pm, 928-947-5242 ext 7 or www.paysonparks.com or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com.

PRESCOTT: 7th Annual Prescott Highland Games – Watson Lake, by Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans, $12-15, 9 am –5 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com/

PRESCOTT: 14th Annual Rod and Custom Show – Prescott Mile High Middle School, 1959 and older rods, customs, classics, antiques and specialty vehicles, goodie bag, raffle ticket, T-shirt, presented by Mountain Top Street Rodders, http://www.mtsraz.com

PRESCOTT VALLEY: Tea ‘n Quilt Show – Mountain Valley Church of God, (8123 E. Manley), featuring: “High Fiber Diet Bird’s Eye View” Traveling Show (18 quilts from fiber artists from Western Oregon and SW Washington), quilts for sale; quilts and wearable art on display; vendors; opportunity quilts; bazaar, possibility of winning 1 of 4 free quilts, silent auction (bidding closes at 3 p.m.), by the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild, $3 donation, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-772-6876 or 928-759-0517

SAFFORD: Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta – 10 am parade in downtown, fiesta at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, www.visitgrahamcounty.com

SEDONA: Mysteries of the Mogollon – Sedona Heritage Museum, first-person’ style history talk with song, cowboy poetry and humor, with Michael Peach, $6, 1:30 pm, 928-282-7038 or www.sedonamuseum.org

Sierra Vista - Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party at Patterson Observatory. View through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 5:30 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or www.hacastronomy.com

WICKENBURG: Migratory Bird Day Celebration – Hassayampa River Preserve, (49614 Hwy 60, 85390), celebrate the journey of migratory birds between their wintering grounds to the south and their breeding grounds in North America, docent led bird walk,  hourly bird band demonstrations, reservations required, $5 fee includes trail access all day, 12 and under free, 8 am – noon, 928-684-2772

WILLIAMS: Trains, Planes and Automobiles Williams Airport Fly-In – in conjunction with National Train Day, air displays, flight simulators, WINGS presentations, vendors, food and family fun, 928-635-1418 or http://www.williamschamber.com

WINDOW ROCK: ZooFest – Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park, (Highway 264, 86515), at the only tribal zoo in the U.S., learn about animals and plants native to the Navajo Nation, tour a Hogan, purchase handmade arts and crafts, for the kids: face-painting, zoo games, inflatable games, door prize, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 928-871-6574 or www.navajofishandwildlife.org/nnzoo.htm.

May 13, 2011

BUCKEYE: Burnett Family Bluegrass  - Buckeye High School, (902 E. Eason Avenue, 85326), An up-and-coming band on the Bluegrass fast track, the family of talented musicians is known for its hard driving instrumentals and fine-tuned harmonies, breathing new life into Americana music, $8-15, 8 pm, www.wvfac.org

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features Cosmos, Mediterranean, world beat, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

May 14, 2011

COTTONWOOD: 2nd Saturday Art & Antique Walk – Old Town District, art galleries, special exhibits, shopping, music, 1– 8 pm, www.oldtown.org

GANADO: Native American Arts Auction - Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, more than 400 items including Hopi pottery, katsina dolls, baskets and sash belts, Navajo baskets, rugs, pottery and paintings, free, vendors also offer food and arts and crafts, 9 am preview, noon auction, daylight savings time, 928-755-3475 or www.friendsofhubbell.org  or www.nps.gov/hutr

MAYER: 49th Annual Mayer Daze Celebration – Wicks St. 9 am parade, 11 am pit BBQ, live entertainment all day, craft booths, carnival games, car show, climbing wall, 8 pm dance featuring Miles of Country, 928-632-9193

PARKER: Bluewater Resort & Casino Gran Prix - the superstar of Gran Prix races, points of motorcycles, quads & UTV’s, 928-669-6511 or http://parkerareatourism.com

PEORIA: Arizona Open Water Swim Series 2 – Lake Pleasant –Pleasant Harbor Marina,  1000, 2000 or 4000 meter open water swim distances or combine the 1000 and 4000 to compete in this year’s 5K distance (times will be added together), four divisions including wetsuit and non-wetsuit, every finisher earns a commemorative award, $40-50, 8:30 am, http://www.dcbadventures.com

PRESCOTT: 33rd Annual Whiskey Row Marathon - Courthouse, considered one of the most difficult in the U.S., panoramic views of Northern AZ, from 5,280 to 7,000 ft. in first 7 miles, also half marathon, 10K run, 10K judged racewalk, 2 mile fun run/walk, 6 am, 928-445-7221 or www.prescottymca.org

PRESCOTT: An Evening at Sharlot’s Place – Sharlot Hall Museum, (415 W. Gurley), fundraising event featuring one-of-a-kind live art auction of antiques, works of art by local and nationally recognized artists, Marshal Trimble, Arizona’s Official Historian, 7:30 pm, 928-445-3122 ext. 11 or http://www.sharlot.org

SCOTTSDALE: Dan Zanes & Friends at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, filled with irresistible grooves drawn from a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes, his musicians and his surprising and eclectic special guests create a rollicking ‘Woodstock for Kids,’ including traditional American songs, dance classics and smart, inventive originals, $24, 3 pm, 480-994-2787 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

SCOTTSDALE: Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or www.sundustaz.com or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

SEDONA: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD – Wagner’s Die Walküre - Red Rock Center for the Performing Arts, (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, 86336), second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine, with Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Deborah Voigt Brünnhilde, Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek as the twins, $18-20, 9 am, (running time 5 hours), 928-204-2415 or http://www.chambermusicsedona.org/metropolitan-opera-HD.php

WHITERIVER: 12th Annual Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion – “Gathering of the People” - Fort Apache Historic Park, features Apache song and dance competition, 5K run/walk, trail hike, demonstrators, vendors, exhibits and Fort Apache walking tours, 10 am – 5 pm, 928-338-3849 or http://www.fortapachearizona.org

May 15, 2011

GLENDALE: Yanni – Jobing.com Arena, Yanni and his world class musicians perform his greatest instrumental hits and some music from his new album, $45-69, doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, 800-745-3000 or http:www.ticketmaster.com

TEMPE: Tempe International Triathlon – Tempe Town Lake, Olympic Distance: swim 1500 meters, bike 40 km, run 10 km, USAT sanctioned, www.trifind.net

TUCSON: 5000 Run/Walk – Reid Park, pancake flat, one of the fastest 5K in the west, pancake-flat, part of the 2011 Running Shop Grand Prix, also a kid’s race, benefits Pima Community College Cross Country Team, $18-25, 7 am, 520-326-9383 or www.azroadrunners.org.

May 18, 2011

PINE: Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session – Pine Community Center, fiddlers and other musicians gather for a jam session of old-time music and singing, 1 pm, www.pinestrawhs.org

May 19, 2011

SURPRISE: Be Bop Revolution & Margo Reed - West Valley Arts Council, (13243 N. Founders Park Boulevard, 85379), a high-energy, daring, crowd-pleasing jazz quintet performing music encompassing the emergence of modern jazz with Be Bop to Neo Traditional original compositions, with original compositions spanning swing, blues gospel and Bop styles, $5, 7 pm, www.wvfac.org

May 20, 2011

CHANDLER: Downtown Chandler Art Walk – Historic Downtown Chandler, 5-9 pm, http://www.visitchandler.com/ or http://www.chandleraz.gov/

PAYSON: Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo – Payson Multi-Event Center, parade Saturday morning, gates open at 5 pm, rodeo begins at 7 pm, 928-474-9440 or 928-474-4515 or www.paysonrimcountry.com

PEORIA: Annual Astronomy Night at Vistancia – Sunset Park, (29701 N. Sunrise Point), a guided walk on the Discovery Trail to the Soar garden where local astronomer, Tony LaConte gives a presentation on the constellations, Native American folklore and Greek mythology, identify various planets, stars and constellations, free, 7:05 pm,  623-215-8646

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features Bad Cactus Brass Band, New Orleans jazz, funk, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

May 21, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade – Historic Downtown, (Aspen Ave & San Francisco Streets), 10am, Pulliam Airport Open House following the parade with static military aircraft displays and activities, 928-714-1028

PRESCOTT: Prescott Punisher – Alto Off Highway Vehicle Recreational Area, mountain biking, Point Series XC Race #5, free kids race, Light & Motion sponsored night ride led by Dejay Birtch, potluck dinner, and short track racing, www.mbaa.net

TEMPE: 4th Annual Phoenix FearCon Film Festival – MadCap Theatres, (730 S. Mill Ave. 85281), showcasing the best horror cinema from around the world, presented by Trash City Entertainment, featuring the world premiere of several feature length and short films, cast and crew of many of the films will be available for Q&A and panel discussions, $10-20, noon – midnight, 602-953-2728 or http://www.phxfearfilmfestival.com

WILLIAMS: 12th Annual Northern Arizona Poker Run – Cruisers Café (239 W. Route 66), benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, takes riders through scenic Northern Arizona, 928-289-9551 ext. 4400  or http://www.williamschamber.com

May 22, 2011

PHOENIX: Tour Concert Preview – Steel Indian School Park Memorial Hall (300 E. Indian School Rd.), the Phoenix Boys Choir gives audiences a preview of the unique repertoire that will be sung on tour, cocktail reception help prior to the concert at 4 pm, $12-50, 602-264-5328 or www.phoenixboyschoir.org

May 23, 2011

SEDONA: Celebration of Sedona 2011 – second annual Big Monday event sponsored by city newspaper Sedona Times Publishing, 928-284-1978 or email: [email protected]

May 25, 2011

PRESCOTT: 4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, www.artthe4th.com

May 26, 2011

PHOENIX: 20th Annual Flavors of Phoenix 2011 – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, (6902 E. Greenway Parkway, 85254), featuring 30 of the top chefs from across the state of Arizona, $, 6 pm, benefits the American Liver Foundation, 602-953-1800 or http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/arizona/events/730/

May 28, 2011

ALPINE: Bush Valley Craft Fair – Alpine Community Center, Sat. 9 am – 3 pm, Sun 9 am – 2 pm, 928-339-1999 or  www.alpinearizona.com

ALPINE: 3rd Annual Classic Route 666 Blast from the Past Oldies Car Show – Fire Station, limited to 125 pre-1980 vehicles, 16 classes with 3 awards per class, 50/50 raffle, BBQ, benefits Wounded Warrior Project and Living Hope Women’s Center, 9 am – 2 pm, 928-339-4082 or http://www.cruisinarizona.com

TAYLOR: Taylor Trapper Days - Town Hall, biscuits & gravy cook-off, breakfast, patriotic program, black powder shoot, American pit Bull/Terrier weight pulling championships, BBQ, craft show, horseshoe tournament, mutt show, Great American mule race, live band performances, 928-536-7366 or http://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

May 29, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: Ponies of the Americas Horse Show – WestWorld, www.poac.org or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

May 2011

Prescott Valley - Annual Tea & Quilt Show at the Mountain Valley Church of God

Sedona - QuiltFest 2010 at Quilter's Store in Sedona, Arfizona

Tubac - Sacred Global CosmoPop Concert & EcoFest at Avalon Gardens.

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Events Throughout May 2011 in AZ

Through May 8, 2011

WICKENBURG: 6th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, opening weekend includes artists’ & patrons’ party, bash ‘n bid gala, chuck wagon breakfast and artists’ quick draw and auction, exhibit continues through May 2, 928-684-2272 or www.cowgirlupart.com

May 6 through May 7, 2011

Page - 9th Annual Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ held at Page City Park. All classes of cars & motorcycles, food, live music, contests, Fri cruise along Lake Shore Drive, 928-645-2741 or  http://www.pagechamber.com.

May 7-8, 2011

KINGMAN: 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts – Mohave Community College’s Neal Campus, more than 70 vendors with high quality, hand-made arts and crafts include works from painters, ceramic and mixed media artists, photographers, jewelers, bead crafters and m ore, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 866-339-7294 or http://www.mohave.edu/pages/378.asp

PRESCOTT: 25th Annual Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art & Wine Festival - Courthouse Plaza, (100 Gurley St), juried art show with more than 140 artisans from throughout the West, displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry, live music, food and wine garden, free, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or www.PrescottArtFestivals.com 

WILLIAMS: Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day – Amtrak celebrated the first national train day in 2008 to raise awareness of the vital role rail plays in our nation’s transportation system, the Grand Canyon Railway will celebrate this year with lots of train activities including special locomotive tours, model train layouts, live entertainment, classic car show and tractor display and the running of the Cataract Creek Rambler Steam Engine, http://www.thetrain.com

May 7-June 19, 2011

FORT APACHE: Key Ingredients: America by Food – Nohwike’ Bagowa Museum, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Smithsonian exhibition of our country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions, includes exhibits, oral history projects and publications, food festivals and cook-offs, 602-257-0335 ext. 25 or www.azhumanities.org

May 12-14, 2011

KINGMAN: KABAM! Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival – Metcalf Park, (315 West Beale Street) – poetry competition and slam featuring nationally ranked slam poets and local contenders, on Friday, on Saturday authors and others will be presenting and signing their books, also local authors from the region, music, entertainment, vendors, 10 am – 4 pm, http://kingmantourism.org/ or http://www.kingmankabam.org/

May 12-15, 2011

SAFFORD: Safford Arizona Bike Fest – motorcyclist will gather from around the country, entertainment, bike games, vendors, www.visitgrahamcounty.com

SCOTTSDALE: AZ Reining Horse Show - WestWorld, Affiliate Show #3 & #4, reining is a judged event requiring competitors to complete one of ten approved patterns in an arena, patterns include large and small circles of various speeds, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins in place, roll backs, and sliding stops, judging is based on degree of difficulty and the ease and finesse with which each maneuver is completed, 480-312-6802 or http://www.azrha.com/

May 13-15, 2011

CHANDLER: Sleeping Beauty - Chandler Center for the Arts, by Ballet Etudes, $10-15, 7 & 2 pm, http://www.chandlercenter.org/

LAKE HAVASU CITY: Conquest Boats Regatta – 928-680-1400 or www.conquestboats.com

PAYSON: 10th Annual ‘Neath the Rim Open Studios Tour  - a variety of media displayed in 16 studios by 21 local artists, also demonstrations and a raffle, maps can be obtained from the chamber of commerce or at the library, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 928-472-8651 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or www.paysonartleague.org

May 13-27, 2011

TEMPE: Getting Sara Married – Tempe Little Theatre, (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway), an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties is much too busy to get involved in any romance, her aunt has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband, unfortunately her method amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head, kidnapped and delivered to her niece’s doorstep, 480-350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/TCA

May 14-15, 2011

GLOBE: Salt River Canyon Bike Ride - 65 miles per day, great scenery, major climbs for experienced riders, Globe to Show Low and back, www.bikegaba.org

LAKE HAVASU CITY: 28th Annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby - Nautical Inn Resort, 2/person teams, $100,000 in prizes, the largest of its kind anywhere in the west, perfect for novice and family teams, entry includes event shirt & hat, team goodie bag, Sat. BBQ & beach part and Sunday awards ceremony, 714-546-4370 or www.golakehavasu.com or www.wonews.com

PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Arizona Highways Travel Show – Phoenix Convention Center, Hall F, learn about events, attractions and amenities that the state has to offer, plan you summer vacation, meet with communities, lodging and attractions, escape, explore and experience Arizona, $5, 10 and under are free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.arizonahighwaystravelshow.com

QUEEN CREEK: 19th Annual “Life is Peachy” Peach Festival – Schnepf Farms, orchards will be open for picking, Peach foods sampling tent, peach pie eating contest,  peach pit toss, arts & crafts, carousel rides, petting barn, honeybee rides, chef demonstrations, live entertainment, free, 7:30 am – 4 pm, 480-987-3100 or www.schnepffarms.com

SEDONA: Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

WILLCOX: Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival – Historic Railroad Park, includes local farm products, food, music and wine tasting of 8 Arizona farm wineries, $10 includes six coupons and a commemorative Arizona Wine glass, http://www.azwinefestival.com/ or http://www.willcoxwines.com/

May 14-October 15, 2011

SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace, (1041 E. Deuce of Clubs, 85901), featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

May 17-22, 2011

TEMPE: Mamma Mia! – ASU Gammage, smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, http://asugammage.com

May 20-22, 2011

PEORIA: Arizona Antique Market – Peoria Expo Building, (8606 W. Ludow Dr. Bldg E), free, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

May 20-June 11, 2011

TEMPE: Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party – Tempe Performing Arts Center, (132 E. 6th St.), comedy of politics and political values, Honest Abe’s hometown puts a teacher on trial for asking “Was Lincoln gay?”, told in three acts with the audience selecting the order, contains adult content, $12-25, 8 & 2 pm, 480-820-8022 or http://straycattheatre.org

May 21-22, 2011

JEROME: 46th Annual Home & Historic Building Tour - visit 8 historic homes and buildings for a glimpse back in time, homes range from Victorians on Company Hill to renovated miner's shacks, self-paced, continuous shuttle service, $6-12, 9 am - 3 pm, 928-634-2900 or http://www.jeromechamber.com

QUEEN CREEK: 19th Annual “Life is Peachy” Peach Festival – Schnepf Farms, peach games, peach pit spit and pie eating contest, 1 pm each day, U-pick, celebrity chef demonstration 10 am daily, train rides, peachy sampling tent, family fun, free, 7:30 am – 4 pm, 480-987-3100 or www.schnepffarms.com

TUBAC: Be Aware Festival – Avalon Gardens, to raise planetary consciousness, concerts, films, theater, garden tours, food and crafts vendors, live music by Global Change Music and Gabriel of Urantia/Talias Van of Tora & The Bright & Morning Star Band as well as others, by donation , 520-603-9932 or www.CosmoPopFestivals.org.

May 27-29, 2011

CHANDLER: Lucas Oil Mayfest Drag Boats - Firebird International Raceway, the lightning-quick liquid quarter mile plays host to the first of two visits from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, 800-929-0077 or 602-268-0200 or www.firebirdraceway.com

SEDONA: 11th Annual Zaki Gordon Institute Shorts Film Festival - Yavapai College Sedona Center for Arts & Technology, screening more than 30 short films including documentaries, animation, comedies, dramas and art films 928-649-6265 or www.zaki.yc.edu

May 28-29, 2011

BISBEE: Bisbee Gem and Mineral Show – Historic Bisbee, gems and mineral s from many regions showcased at the Queen Min Mine Tour, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-432-2217 or www.discoverbisbee.com or www.queenminetour.com

FLAGSTAFF: 21st Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture – Museum of Northern Arizona, after a four year hiatus, the A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional dances and flute played, see weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters, exotic stone, shell and antler will be carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions, learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery, www.musnaz.org

PINE: 31st Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival – Pine Community Center, 75+ arts & crafts booths, featuring stained glass, jewelry, wood items, pottery, baby items, art work, cards, copper items, Fire Dept. pancake breakfast, raffle for three quilts, children’s activities, food, free, 928-476-6537 or www.rimcountrychamber.com or www.pinestrawhs.org

SCOTTSDALE: Ponies of the Americas Horse Show - WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or www.poac.org or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

WILLIAMS: 32nd Annual Rendezvous Days – Route 66 – Buckskinner Park (6th Street, just south of downtown), 11 am parade on Sat. & 4-H BBQ, turn-of-the-century artisans, craft show, Traders Row with the “Original” Buckskinners of Williams, Route 66 Rough Stock Explosion Rodeo, fishing derby, kids zone, 800-863-0546 or 928-635-1418 or http://www.williamschamber.com 

May 28-30, 2011

PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 12th Annual Art Barn Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show – Art Barn at Buck Springs Road, 928-634-6692 or www.RunningBearProductions.net

PRESCOTT: 37th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale - Courthouse Plaza, premier outdoor western art show featuring more than 150 western artists from around the country, a popular "Quick Draw" & auction 2 pm Sat & Sun, daily 9 am, 928-778-1385 or www.phippenartmuseum.org

PRESCOTT: 23rd Annual Off Street Festival - Chamber of Commerce, arts, crafts, food, fun, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org

SEDONA: Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

SPRINGERVILLE: Luna Lake Tour - moderately difficult bike ride in Central Arizona and New Mexico, starts & ends in Springerville, ride through pine forests, rolling grassy countryside, 65 miles each day, www.bikegaba.org

TOMBSTONE: 32nd Annual Wyatt Earp Days – celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die,” with costumed entertainers, BBQ, stagecoach rides, free, http://www.tombstonechamber.com

May 28-September 4, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride - the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top Fri-Sun., $8-12, daily 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or www.arizonasnowbowl.com

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