Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Veterans Day Tribute, Events and Entertainment

November 11th – 13th, 2016

Sedona Shots 312The weekend is here and all of us in Sedona, AZ are ready for some fun and relaxation. The Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona team would like to take a moment to thank all of the men and women, and their families, who have defended our great nation and sacrificed so much for the well being and freedom of us all.

There will be a Veteran’s Day Tribute today at 11:00 am at the Sedona Heritage Museum and a Veteran’s Day special premiere of ’Honor Riders’ at the Mary. D.Fisher at 4:00 pm. Below you will find information on these events and other fun things to do this weekend in Sedona. Have a great weekend!

Sedona Heritage Museum – Veteran’s Day Tribute
November 11th, 2016 (11:00 am)
Sedona Heritage MuseumJoin the Sedona Heritage Museum for thier Veteran’s Day Tribute. The Program includes a Flag Ceremony, dignitaries, a program, recognition of veterans, entertainment and light lunch. Shuttle service is provided from nearby parking lots. The day’s events are underwritten by the City of Sedona and the Sedona Heritage Museum. Program, refreshments and Museum admission are free. Everyone is welcome to come, meet, and thank in-person those who served. For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Veteran’s Day special premiere:’Honor Riders’
Navajo American flute player Kelvin Mockingbird
November 11th, 2016 (4:00 pm)honor-riders-teaser
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to observe Veteran’s Day with the premiere of “Honor Riders” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This special premiere will feature Navajo American flute player Kelvin Mockingbird who will open the film with Dineh traditional flute songs and prayers to honor the soldiers for Veteran’s Day. After the film, there will be a Q&A discussion with the film’s director Ralphina Hernandez. “Honor Riders” is the story of the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders — a Native American motorcycle group originally founded in 2003 to honor the first Native American woman killed in Iraq, Army Specialist Lori Piestewa. The Honor Riders helped bring a community and America’s indigenous nations together. For more information please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
November 11th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $55/$60/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Walkkin’ On Main – Cottonwood, AZ
November 12th, 2016 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm)
2 events Walkin on MainThe City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with “Walkin’ on Main”! A juried art show presented by the Old Town Frame Company, and art exhibits on the street surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood fill the streets. Walkin’ on Main also includes wine tasting, historic displays, classic car show and jazz/blues music. Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards will host an outdoor wine tasting on a closed off portion of historic 89A. Cost is $15 and with that each person will receive multiple taste of wine and a glass. For more information please visit cottonwooddaz.gov.

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Sedona Entertainment – Andre Feriante in Concert!
November 12th, 2016 (7:00 pm)andre-bohemian
Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Film Festival members
Internationally-recognized classical and flamenco guitarist/composer Andre Feriante is returning to Sedona by popular demand with his new show “The Poet of the Guitar”. on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. In “The Poet of the Guitar” Andre will take you on a poetic and musically diverse journey, Spanish Guitar classics, jazz standards, original compositions, pop songs on the ukulele, poetry of Lorca and Rumi and renderings of Bach, Villa-Lobos and Leonard Cohen. He will also be featuring songs from his new album “Terra de Eros”. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show
November 12th, 2016 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$25/$30
Sound Bites GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Geology Hike
November 13, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
November 13th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
meditation-CDDuring the 45-minute program, simple meditation guidance is given–each week a different meditation is offered such as a Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. The McLean Meditation Institute is located at 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road), For more information, or to see more of the events and programs please visit www.mcleanmeditation.com.

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