Events, Entertainment and Fun Things to do this Weekend
July 8th – 10th, 2016
The weekend is here and the sun is ready to shine on the red rocks for you! The forecast this weekend is really looking good, especially for early morning and sunset hikes or a swim at Slide Rock State Park. The sky should stay clear and the highs are around 93°. Just remember this is monsoon season, so even though rain is not in the forecast there is always a chance for a short pop up storm. We hope everyone enjoys their visit, please remember to drink plenty of water! Below you will find featured events and entertainment taking place over you stay.
Summer Archaeology Film Fest
Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name
July 8th, 2016 (Sedona Showing)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is pleased to present a summer of free archaeology films on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in June, July and August in Sedona and Camp Verde.The Sedona films are shown at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. The Camp Verde films are shown in the Learning Center at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main Street. For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.
- The Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name tells the story of how 12,000 years ago, after a period of extreme drought, the rain returned and life began to slowly sprout in the central Sahara. The first communities formed, culturally accomplished and able to define their identity not only through the mere physical survival but also to elevate their daily lives and primitive need to the complex level of pictorial expression. Through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture.
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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
July 8th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $15/$20/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $55/$60/$70
Legends 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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
July 9th, 2016 (7:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Sedona Entertainment – Elvis Presley Tribute Show
July 9th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets start at $25, reservations required
If you are a Elvis fan you will not want to miss Chance Tinder and Kentucky Rain at Sound Bites Grill for their Elvis Presley Tribute Show! Chance is more than your everyday Elvis Tribute Artist. He’s an accomplished actor, recreating a legendary character. Chance’s secret is believing that it’s not always the voice, that plays the most important part, but it’s knowing exactly how to become the man himself on that stage!For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona
Video Presentation in the Theater at Red Rock State Park
July 10th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park invites you to watch a very interesting video presentation about Native American archeological sites in Northern Arizona. These sites contain the cultural legacy of a fascinating prehistoric Indian people who first settled here nearly 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how their culture flourished, and the sophisticated structures and artifacts that reveal much about their lives. Today, you can almost see their culture evolve, from the farmlands of Sunset Crater, to the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and the spectacular cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle. Hike into Walnut Canyon and explore Tuzigoot, looming over the landscape in the fertile Verde Valley. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
July 10th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
During 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 offered please visit www.mcleanmeditation.com.
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