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‘The Guilty’ a good movie for Hitchcock fans

By David Kanowsky    November 5, 2018   

Here is a film that has some unusual features and has been lauded all year on the international film festival circuit.


Cornville’s Old Corral- Classic rock with The 11th Hour Band

   October 31, 2018   

Among the Verde Valley’s favorite local watering holes and center of Cornville’s social scene, the Old Corral Bar offers a great lineup of fun for almost any taste. From a casual afternoon chat with friends to a top-notch live music dance and show, the Old Corral delivers. Known for its weekly Saturday night live music scene, the dance floor fills fast, beginning at 8 p.m. in what can be well described as the Cornville Community Dance.


Kuivato, a Creative Gateways Gallery celebrates the dance of artistic elements in ‘Creation in Concert’

   October 31, 2018   

Nothing in this life truly exists in an isolated context. Objects, ideas, and actions all work with or against each other. The same is true of artistic elements. Themes, colors, light, techniques, materials, canvas type, and so on play off each to create what is a completed piece. This November, Kuivato celebrates the synergy of these elements in their new exhibit Creation in Concert. Join them for the opening reception, Friday, November 2nd, from 5-8 p.m., during 1st Friday in the Galleries.


Film Festival presents ‘Brewmaster’ premiere Nov. 8

   October 31, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a special premiere event of the award-winning new film “Brewmaster” on Thursday, Nov. 8. There will be two screenings of the film at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents ‘Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour’ on Nov. 1

   October 31, 2018   

Sedona International Film Festival is the official host of the second season of “Deconstructing the Beatles,” joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special series.


Annual Sculpture Show: Celebrating the best of the West

   October 31, 2018   

Mountain Trails Gallery at Tlaquepaque in Sedona is celebrating the best of the American West with sculpture created by a group of 15 award-winning artists at its Annual Sculpture Show which opens on First Friday, November 2, with a reception from 5-8 p.m., and continues through the month of November.


Village Gallery November 2nd Art Walk ‘brings on the trees’

   October 31, 2018   

Jeweler, Denise Nichols and wood whisperer/carver Allah Ali will meet and greet the public at the November 2nd First Friday Art walk, highlighting their own intense connections with the natural world around them. The evening is free to the public. Food, wine and lively conversations will be served up by the 39 gallery artists from 5-8 pm.


Kim Kori and Earthly Dreams at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

   October 31, 2018   

Bronze sculptor Kim Kori is a dreamer.


5th annual Cottonwood Historic Home & Building Tour returns November 3

   October 31, 2018   

The City of Cottonwood and the Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission will host the 5th annual Cottonwood Historic Home & Building Tour Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will showcase a number of diverse homes and buildings that are the foundation for Cottonwood’s early days as a mining and agricultural community.


James Ratliff Gallery’s ‘Corn Pollen Journey’ opens Friday

   October 31, 2018   

James Ratliff Gallery’s “Corn Pollen Journey” opens Friday, November 2, from 5-8 p.m., at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona, 671 State Route 179, Suites A1 & A2, Sedona.


Sedona International Film Festival and Jewish Community present Seventh Annual Sedona Jewish Film Festival Nov. 3-5

   October 31, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley to present the Seventh Annual Sedona Jewish Film Festival Nov. 3-5 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The program will feature six award-winning features from around the world.


15th annual Women’s Show returns to Sedona’s Goldenstein Gallery

   October 31, 2018   

Join Goldenstein Gallery on Friday, Nov. 2, as they kick off “The 15th Annual Women’s Show” from 5-8 p.m. with live music by LauRha Frankfort. This dynamic show features the work of their female artists and focuses on the feminine perspective of the visual arts.


Navajo Blues Guitarist Sir Harrison rocks Sound Bites Grill

   October 31, 2018   

Born and raised in Tucson, Harrison Begay is a full-blood Dine’ (Navajo), who started playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. Experimenting with the sounds of heavy metal, rock, and classical, it would be the soulful melodies of blues music that would capture his attention.


Weekend dance party with DJ ill.Ego, Thunderhorse Band at Cottonwood Main Stage

   October 31, 2018   

Friday, Nov. 2, Main Stage hosts its monthly “First Friday’s Dance Party” with DJ ill.Ego. DJ ill.Ego’s performance roots began at Cottonwood’s Main Stage and have seen him garner a thriving and ever-growing fan base not just in the Verde Valley but throughout Arizona.


Vivid colors flourish in November exhibition at Sedona Arts Center

   October 31, 2018   

Color abounds at Sedona Arts Center in a new exhibition featuring Lyn and Ken Mikell, Susan Moody, Karen Puckett, Cheryl Waale, and Karl Williams. Vibrant ceramics, unique glassworks, and brilliant paintings will deck the walls and halls in the Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery in Uptown Sedona Nov. 2 through Dec. 31. The opening reception will be Friday, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.


November Jerome Art Walk A perfect post-Halloween festivity

   October 30, 2018   

Jerome Art Walk on Nov. 3 is the perfect post-Halloween night. If you missed the legendary Halloween costume party in Jerome, just one week later, enjoy a more sedate but equally as entertaining night in this mile-high town. Festivities run from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty studios and galleries will host openings and happenings throughout the artist colony.


Sedona’s artistic best on display during 1st Friday in the Galleries

   October 29, 2018   

Fall is upon us and there is nice crisp chill in the air. With Sedona’s most perfect season, bundle up and enjoy time patronizing the local galleries during Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries event, which takes place Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.


Day of the Dead extravaganza returns to Tlaquepaque

   October 29, 2018   

Get ready for Sedona’s spectacular version of Mexico’s most time-honored celebration, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at the Mexican-inspired Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Saturday, Nov. 3, 4-8 p.m.


Family of freaks: The Naughty Bits talk upcoming shows for Halloween, their family holiday

By Kelcie Grega    October 27, 2018   

The band originally began as the costume-clad theatrical group, Yin Yang & Zen Some. Over the years, they were booked more under the moniker, The Naughty Bits – Yin Yang only appearing on Halloween. Now, they’re sticking to The Naughty Bits.


Wine and Dine in the Vines Fundraiser set to ‘uncork’ student potential Oct 27

   October 23, 2018   

Wine enthusiasts, gourmands, Yavapai College supporters and fans of the emerging local wine industry are all invited on a culinary adventure.


The Sisters Brothers: A ‘Gold Rush’ of a story

By David Kanowsky    October 21, 2018   

John C. Reilly, once again emerges from the shadows of supporting roles (as he did in Chicago, 2002) and shines in The Sisters Brothers.


Wild, wacky and weird: All Arizona Halloween Storytelling

   October 21, 2018   

There will be cowboy stories aplenty such as the ghost of the stagecoach bandit El Tejano and the romantic tale of The Lady and the Light is usually an audience favorite.  There is the tale of Buffalo Bill and the Lost Mine with an Iron Door


Celebrate Halloween at Batrina’s Ghosts & Beggers Ball Murder Mystery

   October 21, 2018   

Sunday, Oct. 28th at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sound Bites Grill is offering the unforgettable Halloween murder mystery dinner “Batrina’s Ghosts & Beggars Ball.” This Halloween Eve dinner mystery theater treat will be sure to trick guests as they try to figure out who dun it.


From Wilderness to Roadkill: 40 Years of Photographing for Arizona Highways Magazine

   October 21, 2018   

Professional photographer Nick Berezenko will present “From Wilderness to Roadkill: 40 Years of Photographing for Arizona Highways Magazine” at the meeting of the Sedona Camera Club starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 29th, at the Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Rd, Sedona. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Electrifying, Mind-Blowing Quebéc Traditional-Folk Groove Les Poules à Colin

   October 21, 2018   

The exciting, fresh band with an electrifying, mind-blowing groove, the Folk-Traditional Sensation, from Quebec, Les Poules à Colin are at the Old Town Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.