John and Nikki Ramagli, owners of J Wine Bistro and the Village Grind, are pleased to announce that J Wine Bistro is now open for brunch and lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Collective Sedona shopping complex in the Village of Oak Creek. The restaurant is also open for dinner on those nights from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday and Monday evenings are reserved for private wine dinners and special events.
Join the Sedona Hub Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. for No. 3 in the new Wdya’Got? series. Twice a month, musicians and storytellers gather at the Hub to share new (or rarely heard) material in a setting where the focus is on the performer in an intimate personal space, followed by the Zenprov team creating a long form improv based on what just happened.
The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, a 20-plus year tenant of the Hotel Jerome, is taking steps to help the Town of Jerome acquire funds to replace the leaking roof of the building. In celebration of this year’s 100th anniversary of the Hotel Jerome, a fundraiser, “Raise the Roof,” will be held on Saturday, July 29th from 5-8 pm at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, located on the ground level of the Hotel Jerome at 502 N. Main Street in Jerome.
On Friday, July 28th at 5pm at the Sedona Library, Si Birch Auditorium, the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project will feature Claire Pearson and the Klute with musical offerings from Joe Neri and special guest Barbara Litrell. Organizers were flabbergasted by the size and enthusiasm of the crowd for the first show of the season and expect this show to do the same.
On Sunday 30th, Gumption Street Arts Festival (GSAF) #2 returns – for a night and day of music, art and community. A combination of the energy behind Gumptionfest and the Sedona Street Arts Festival, the newly named GSAF (look for the new logo) is providing 6 days of free arts which began last weekend in June, and continues the last Sunday of July and August, completing the series with a special Halloween GASF on the last weekend of October.
Professional photographer Charles Ruscher will present “Starry, Starry Nights - Chasing Van Gogh” at the meeting of the Sedona Camera Club starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 31st, at the Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona.
In a world where impersonal, online interaction is common, two creative Verde Valley business owners have come together to provide one-of-a-kind products and services and a genuine focus on customer service. Susan Obijiski, co- owner of Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals and Cathy Espere, owner of Verde Scents manage two very different types of businesses with one common goal: to delight customers with beautiful, functional, creative products.
The dog days of summer are upon us, but sweltering days also mean balmy nights under the stars and in the moonlight. On August 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour, visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery for Hot Spot, a special summer reception. Step inside the cool gallery for refreshments and to see the latest sculptures, paintings and jewelry from the gallery’s renowned artists. Award-winning Sedona wildlife sculptor Kim Kori has a new piece to share just in time for the sultry summer nights. Moonlight pays tribute to a small screech owl that lives in Cornville. Kim unveiled the clay sculpture last fall, and now the finished bronze is ready for its close up.
Students of the Emerson Theater Collaborative announces the production of Stolen Fire, a play written by Cate Mullen, produced by Sedona resident, Camilla Ross and directed by Rim Rock resident Breinne Reeder. The show featuring five students, ages 6-11, and four adult actors, premieres on July 28, 2017. The play is “Produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS (www.YouthPLAYS.com).”
Sedona residents and visitors alike will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the enchanting and beguiling world of hummingbirds during the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, July 28-30.
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Carmen” (from the 2009/2010 season) on Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School are pleased to announce the addition of Day Residencies—unprogrammed creative retreats intended for artists living and working in the Verde Valley—as part of the 2017 Sedona Summer Colony program. Day Residents will join visiting artists from around the world and will be provided with a studio or work space on the Verde Valley School campus, meals in the dining hall, and optional excursions, off-site tours, and group outings during the July 16 to August 5 program.
The Sedona International Film Festival presents its “Direct from Broadway” series with the big-screen debut of the Broadway musical “Falsettos” — direct from Lincoln Center and nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards. The production premieres in high definition at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for two shows only on July 14 and 15.
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Nabucco” (from the 2016/2017 season) on Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Grand Opening for The Gathering Place – Sedona’s New Coffee House – with a Heart for Serving the Community
New Sedona coffee house The Gathering Place, will be celebrating opening its doors with a Grand Opening Event this July. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and fellowship with food, live music and art throughout the day, and to discover the heart behind this unique venture.
For a romantic weekend of wine and music, treat yourself to the unique, “Guitar Artistry” of Rick Cyge in West Sedona and Cottonwood this week. Saturday, July 17, 2017 enjoy Cyge’s solo performance and his duo with flutist, Lynn Trombetta at Vino di Sedona in West Sedona from 7-10 p.m. Then, on Sunday, July 18, 2017 follow Cyge over to The State Bar in Cottonwood from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., or join him for a dinner performance at The Golden Goose that evening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., where he appears each Thursday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
Vino Di Sedona is the place to be on a Wednesday night listening to rock and country tunes by Rick Busbea, July 12, 7-10 PM. Rick is known for his outstanding covers of favorite songs by Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett. “Rick adds his own flavor to the songs that he covers, and is one of Sedona’s favorite entertainers,” says Vino Di Sedona owner Wes Schemmer. Rick performs covers by other well know singers, and also performs originals songs he has written. Check the Vino Di Sedona calendar for Rick’s dates, he’s there a few times every month!
CAMP VERDE – With a moniker like Cornfest, the focus of the Town’s 26-year summer spectacular is pretty obvious.
On Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 - 9:00 pm, Sedona Mago Retreat (SMR) will be hosting a celebration in honor of their Founding Day.
The Village Gallery is a one-of-a-kind local treasure in the Village of Oak Creek. Popular with tourists and local residents, a group of nearly 40 local artists offer displays at this unique stop at the gateway to Red Rock Country.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary new production of “Antony & Cleopatra” makes its Sedona big-screen debut on Saturday, July 8. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the high-definition premiere of William Shakespeare’s renowned play from its home in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday in the Galleries Tour on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m.
Stop by Old Town Frame Company to see the ongoing exhibit by oil painter Janet Weaver as well as some new pieces by water color artist Pierre Mion and local wildlife/nature photographer Wayne Johnson.
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its Stage Russia series on Sunday, July 2 with the award-winning “The Black Monk”. There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, “The Black Monk” tells the tragic tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil’ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father.
The Old Town Farmers Market and Jamboree begins again on Thursday, July 6, with the Black Forest Society performing on stage. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. till sunset in Old Town Cottonwood in the field off of Pima St. in Old Town Cottonwood. The Black Forest Society is a all-original band consisting of William Schwab on guitars/vocals, Dave Rentz on percussion/vocals, and Rachel Mari Kimber cello/vocals.