Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Fun Things to do, Events and Entertainment

January 20th – 22nd, 2017


Get your cameras ready, it looks like snow is coming to the red rocks today and Saturday! If you love to snap photos we highly suggest spending the weekend taking shots of your favorite Sedona scenes all dressed up in white. Sedona is beautiful to shoot in the winter, whether you’re catching heavy clouds moving over the red rocks or the icing of snow on Coffee Pot Rock. Some of our favorite places to shoot are the Sedona Airport, our hotel’s terraced balconies (you can get some really good shots from here, including Thunder Mountain) and Bell Rock Pathway. The chapel and sculptures at Tlaquepaque make for a unique and artistic showcase for winter photos as well. Just in case photography is not your thing, below you will find live entertainment, and events taking place indoors. The sun promises a visit on Sunday when there will be a guided Ethnobotany tour of Sedona taking place at Red Rock State Park.

Weekend Entertainment, Events and Cinema

Sedona Entertainment – Flashback Fridays
January 20th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Sound-Bites-Grill
$8 Cover, No Charge with dinner purchase
Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s at Sound Bites Grill with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Met Live Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’
Big Screen Simulcast
January 21st, 2017
11:00 am live simulcast and 4:00 pm encore
$20 general admission, $18 for Film Festival members
romeo-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the next Met Live Opera presentation of Charle Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in “Manon” at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. Plan to come early as John Steinbrunner will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production.

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Live Entertainment – Samba Saturday
Featuring the Eric Miller Trio
January 21st, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Eric Miller
$8 cover – no cover with dinner entree
Sound Bites Grill is please to present the Eric Miller Trio! Dance to the Original Latin & Popular Cover music by one of the hottest dance bands in Northern AZ! Eric Miller is one of the most outstanding singer/songwriters of this generation, he is able to blend the sounds of yesterday into his own modern day flamenco and Latin influenced music. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 22nd, 2017 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with 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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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 22nd, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, 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. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Ballet in Cinema: “The Sleeping Beauty”
The Bolshoi Ballet
January 22nd, 2017 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
Sleeping-Beauty-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema when it hosts the big screen premiere of “The Sleeping Beauty” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “The Sleeping Beauty” features music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. The cast includes principal dancers Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in the lead roles, accompanied by the corps de ballet from the Bolshoi.In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Special Lodging Rates During the 2017 Sedona Marathon
Valid February 3rd – 5th, 2017

  • Sedona MarathonReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special” to take advantage of this offer.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
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