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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Sedona on March 14

Sedona Film Festival hosts world-wide traveling tour at Performing Arts Center

Banff Film Festival Sedona
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Sedona. This years World Tour showcases the very best mountain filmmakers, allowing you to experience the stories that inspire us to continue exploring our environments. The tour will make a stop in Sedona on one night only: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Sedona. For the second year, the Sedona International Film Festival is bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to red rock country. This years World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.

The tour will make a stop in Sedona on one night only: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

The Banff Centres Banff Mountain Film Festival is the one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road with stops planned in about 450 communities and 40 countries across the globe.

Like every year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside, said Patrick Schweiss, director of the tour host Sedona Film Festival.

The 2016 World Tour features a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and bring adrenaline-packed action sports into sharp focus. You will experience an evening of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival, and audiences across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand and Antarctica get to enjoy it all, too.

Award-winning films and audience favorites from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Sedonas tour stop will feature films such as:
Eclipse The odds are low, the risks are high photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weathers bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.
Reel Rock 10 Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.
Nature Rx Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.
Denali There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.
Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Icelands Vatnajkull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.
Salween Spring Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. Hes explored first descents, but also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now hes founded a rafting company to bring Chinese to see their rivers before theyre gone. Salween Spring is Traviss meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along Chinas frontier.
Womens Speed Ascent Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women’s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park.
Plus some additional surprises and award-winners!

Join the Sedona International Film Festival and film and adventure enthusiasts when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Sedona, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Sedona is made possible by a generous grant from the Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation.

Tickets are $20 general admission; $17 for film festival members and students. For tickets and information visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org or call 928-282-1177.

Screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, Bergans of Norway, Icebreaker, Treksta, and Clif Bar & Company; with support from Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, and The Lake Louise Ski Area, Mammut, and Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

The Russians Are Coming! The Met Live in HD at the Sedona Performing Arts Center

prince-igor-ildar-abdrazakov-photo-by-micaela-rossatoMet: Live in HD Broadcast
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 10:00am – *Encore performance, original air-date: 03/01/14.
Approximate run time: 4 hours 40 minutes (On Air: 10:00am – 2:40pm), 1 intermission.
Pre-opera talk by Russell Fox beginning at 8:45am in the theater.
Box office opens at 8:30am.

Fear ye not! With so much in the news today about Russia we are pleased to present The Met: Live in HD with Alexander Borodin’s epic opera Prince Igor about the 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces. Famous for the “Polovtsian Dances” which were recently featured in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, Prince Igor returns to the Met for its first company performances since 1917. The second scene of the first act is set in a field of 12,500 red poppies that the Met’s scenic department made entirely by hand.

An extraordinary Russian cast led by Ildar Abdrazakov (Enrico VIII in 2011’s Anna Bolena) in the title role, opposite Oksana Dyka in her Met debut as his emotionally unstable wife, Yaroslavna; Anita Rachvelishvili is the fiery princess Konchakovna.

Sedona Winter MusicFest Inaugural Season

January 6 – 12 featuring Six of This Generation’s Most Brilliant Artists
Concerts, Salons, Special Events, In-school Concerts and more

clip_image008“January is one of the most beautiful times of year in Sedona and to complement the winter season we’ve got six of this generations most brilliant artists performing in a variety of community service programs – all leading up to the Friday and Sunday concerts hosted at the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa,” said Chamber Music Sedona director Bert Harclerode.

Festival co-artistic directors Alexander Fiterstein and Nicholas Canellakis have invited four superlative young artists to join them including violinists Benjamin Beilman and Erin Keefe, violist Cindy Wu and pianist Orion Weiss – all superstars in the chamber music world as well as acclaimed orchestral soloists.

Monday, January 6 at 7pm the Festival kicks-off with the documentary “Talking in Strings” at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in cooperation with the Sedona Film Festival. The 1999 documentary (premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 1999) is directed by Paola di Florio and received a nomination for Best Feature Documentary Film at the 72nd Academy Awards. The film is based on the life of Italian-born violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg who in 2002 performed for Chamber Music Sedona. Artistic and executive directors will talk about the film and Festival from 6:30-6:50.

Tuesday, January 7 from 6:30-8:30pm clarinetist Fiterstein, cellist Canellakis and Orion Weiss will perform a mini “Meet the Directors” concert at the home of Victoria and Dan Bresnan. Wine, cheese and desserts will be served in the intimate setting for a limited 40 guests. Reservations are $55/person or $100/couple.

Wednesday the Festival sextet will perform a series of four in-school concerts in Sedona and surrounding schools made possible by Arizona Tax Credit funds and support from Aspey Watkins & Diesel PLLC.

Thursday, January 9 from 6:30-9pm is the first Festival Salon & Gala at the Hilton featuring the Festival Sextet in a light and fun evening. A silent and live auction will take place (with the silent auction running through the Sunday concert), champagne and desserts will be served, and the concert featuring the Festival Sextet is in celebration of Chamber Music Sedona’s recent acquisition of the Steinway D previously owned by Ignat Solzhenitsyn during his tenure at the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. “These artists represent some of the most dynamic young artists today,” said Harclerode. Fiterstein and Weiss are Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients, and along with Canellakis and Keefe are regulars at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Cindy Wu is the youngest Viola Professor ever at the University of Southern California. “The evening promises to be a lot of fun and we’ll celebrate all night long as the Hilton is offering discounted rooms for the evening’s guests,” said Harclerode.

Friday, 7:30pm at the Hilton, the Festival Sextet performs its first program “The Folk Spirit” featuring music by Prokofiev, Ravel, Bartok and Brahms. The concert will be preceded by an informal early-bird dinner at the Hilton from 5-6:15, followed by a panel discussion lead by Canellakis and Harclerode along with additional Festival artists from 6:30-7pm. The concert is made possible with support from Karen & John Dansby and Dr. Ronald Krug.

Saturday, January 11 at the Hilton from 9am to 4pm, Festival musicians will be featured in an open-rehearsal, followed by master classes for clarinet, piano and strings for local musicians grades 8-12, as well as hands on coaching by Festival artists. “This is a new and truly noteworthy program supported by the Sedona Community Foundation and we’re reaching-out primarily to Sedona as well as regional youth,” said Harclerode. The afternoon will come to a close with an afternoon concert featuring participants as chamber musicians and soloists from around northern Arizona.

Sunday, three Festival artists will perform at morning services including the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in VOC, St. Andrews Episcopal in West Sedona, and at Christ Lutheran.

Sunday, 2:30pm at the Hilton the Festival comes to a close with its program “Celebration” with music by von Weber, Dvo\0x0159ak and more. The Festival Sextet artists will greet patrons at a post-concert dessert party. The concert is made possible with support from the Chamber Music Sedona Advisory Council. “We’re excited to return to Sedona and bring our friends for their first experience. We’re looking forward to making new friends and plan for the Winter MusicFest 2015,” added Canellakis and Fiterstein.

Chamber Music Sedona’s 31st season is made possible in part with funding from the City of Sedona, The Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sedona Community Foundation, The Verde Valley Medical Center, Aspey Watkins & Diesel PLLC., WESTAF and nearly 200 Sedona households.

For complete information including tickets and special events call 928.204.2415 or visit ChamberMusicSedona.org

Free Labor Day Weekend event in Sedona!

Moonlight Madness logo

Moonlight Madness Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale in Sedona Main Street District

Saturday September 1st from Noon to 9 pm

Activities, street performers, entertainment, artist demos, live music and sidewalk sales!

Some entertainment, live music and sidewalk sales continue through Monday, Sept. 3

Details at www.sedonamainstreet.com; Event programs at festival (while supplies last).

Korean Dignitary To Attend Sedona Korean War Memorial Celebration

US flag in Korea

The “South Korean Minister of Veterans Affairs” from Seoul, Korea, will attend a June 14th celebration hosted by Sedona’s Korean-American Association to celebrate 60 years’ friendship and gratitude since the cease-fire of the Korean Conflict. Local area veterans are invited to join the delegation at a 10am at Sedona Military Service Park, at the intersection of State Route 89A and Northview Drive. There will be a short musical performance and Korean War photo exhibition, followed at 12pm with a complimentary lunch at the Sedona Meditation Center, 340 Jordan Rd. Sedona, to which all area veterans in cap or uniform are invited.
Sedona Korean-American Association has worked with the Sedona Marine Corps League to create the Sedona Military Service Park. This project was dedicated to the men and women who have honorably served their country during times of peace and war.
Sixty years have passed since the cannons ceased in the Korean War. According to Korean culture, 60 years has special meanings associated with the blessings of longevity and wisdom. Banya Lim, president of the Sedona Korean-American Association said, “We believe this applies to the relationship between South Korea and the United States, too. Underlying the purpose of the Sedona Korean-American Association is the Korean people’s appreciation for the years of continuous friendship and support from the United States.” She also added, “The importance of the strong ties between Korea and the U.S. is highlighted by the recent military tension on the Korean Peninsula.”
That was the spirit that moved Korean-American Association to participate in the Sedona Military Service Park Project. According to Lim, “we wanted to demonstrate and establish a good example of how this tie can be strengthened by voluntary activities in a local community.”
Please RSVP luncheon attendance by calling 928.282.3600.

Film Festival and Arts Center host EXHIBITION: ‘Manet’ on Screen May 19

Manet painting of The Railway
Manet – The Railway

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sedona Arts Center to present EXHIBITION: Art on Screen on Sunday, May 19 when it hosts the big screen premiere of the work of renowned artist Edouard Manet. There will be one show at 2:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

From the people who brought live Metropolitan Opera performances to a movie theater near you comes the next big-screen cultural attraction: museum art exhibits from around the world. Art critics and film critics from all around the world are raving. “EXHIBITION” is a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. “EXHIBITION” will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen. Each Event Film – hosted by art historian Tim Marlow – will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

The “EXHIBITION” series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The eagerly awaited exhibition, “Manet: Portraying Life” has been captured for cinema screens worldwide. This is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.

The show features about 50 portraits and related works by Manet, the 19th-century French realist who is considered “the father of modern painting.” It is the largest Manet show ever staged in Britain and the first to concentrate on his portraits. Manet redefined portraiture by depicting his friends and relatives wearing contemporary dress and engaged in everyday activities with a new painterly immediacy. He gave their expressions and poses both a fleeting freshness and a sobering sense of isolation, even of enigma, that feel modern. He also blurred portraiture with other traditional art categories, like genre painting, still life and history painting, achieving new hybrids.

Cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation – moments usually hidden from view — and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Host Tim Marlow along with expert guests examine the work of one of the all-time great artists.

EXHIBITION: “Manet: Portraying Life” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival or Sedona Arts Center members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Marketplace Cafe’s “Acts of Kindness” event to benefit Yavapai Food Council

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 to 10:00 PM

The idea that inspired this 2013 Focus on “Acts of Kindness” has already resulted in over $6,000 for Big Park Community School. Marketplace Cafe has chosen Yavapai Food Council as the designated charity for its second community event on April 26th. Previously named the Verde Food Council, this expanded organization is now addressing the hunger issue across Yavapai County. Most of us have no idea how serious the issue of hunger is in our community. It isn’t obvious, and so it can easily be ignored.
On April 26th, you will learn how the community is already responding to the hunger issue and how you can become involved by demonstrating compassion for those who are experiencing hunger through your own acts of kindness.

At the Marketplace Café on Friday the 26th of April, there will be performances by seven outstanding local musicians, who are donating their time and talent to help with this fundraising event.

 

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Chris Jamison

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Chris Jamison

 

6:45 – 7:45 pm: Robin Dean Salmon and Chris Robin

 

8:00 – 8:45 pm: Diversity – Rene’e and Tim Claybon

 

9:00 – 10:00 pm: Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear

Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear
Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear

They will provide a musical concert for which you would pay more than $26 to experience in any other venue. A $26 cover charge is requested as a ticket for admission. The entire $26 fee will be donated to Yavapai Food Council. Some of the benefits for those in attendance will include surprise gifts to be distributed to those who participates in the event, $2.60 well drinks, house wine and beer for the entire evening and “Kindness Charms” created by the Women of Sedona that will be randomly placed on the tables. Perhaps you will be one of the lucky individuals who will be found by the “Kindness Charms” and have the opportunity to pass them on.
Throughout the evening you will have the ability to simply sit and enjoy the music or get up and dance the night away. It will be a
celebration of life! Take action and join us for this second “Acts of Kindness” event. The first 26 people to make reservations will receive a free calendar called “Reflections”, a gift from Beverly Copen and Pat Brazil, with twelve beautiful photographs suitable for framing, plus a copy of Ken Rouse’s book, “Putting Money In Its Place.”

 

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Plan now to be a part of this second “Acts of Kindness” Event.
Make your reservations now!
Marketplace Café – 928-284-5478

October 2012 ~ Magical Music in the Red Rocks

Chamber Music Sedona Opens 30th Anniversary Season with October Musical Harvest

 

L’Elisir d’Amore

Chamber Music Sedona kicks off its thirtieth season with two performances of The Met: Live in HD at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Saturday, October 13 with L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, and Saturday October 27 with Verdi’s Otello.

The Met: Live in HD has proven to be a wonderful addition to Sedona’s cultural landscape,” said Bert Harclerode, Chamber Music Sedona executive director. “The ambiance of the Sedona Performing Arts Center – it’s surround sound, the big screen installed to the Met’s specifications, the pre-opera talks and intermission gourmet lunches all combined make SPAC Arizona’s place to see The Met: Live in HD,” said Harclerode.

The Met: Live in HD, the world’s leading provider of alternative cinema content, is now shown in more than 1,900 theaters in 60 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale. The Met was the first arts company to experiment as an alternative content provider, beginning on a modest scale in 2006. Since then, its program has grown every season, with more than 9.6 million tickets sold to date. Close to 3 million tickets are expected to be sold in the current season alone. Met opera stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features; altogether the worldwide HD audience is given an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world’s great houses.

The Live in HD season begins October 13 at 10am with a new production of Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini. Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Mariusz Kwiecien sings Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Sergeant Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri will sing the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. “L’Elisir d’Amore is kind of two operas at the same time,” Sher says. “It’s an opera that’s a great entertainment, and it’s an opera that has something else happening underneath. It’s informed by when in Italian history it was written—you can see the early stirrings of a cry for independence.” A pre-opera talk “Curtain-raiser” will be presented from 8:45-9:25am by Russell Fox. Gourmet opera box lunches may be ordered on line. The Sedona presentation is sponsored by Sally and Stan Gorski.

Saturday, October 27 at 10am is Verdi’s towering masterpiece, Otello, based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, makes its first Live in HD appearance. Semyon Bychkov conducts an extraordinary cast led by Johan Botha in the title role of the jealous Moor of Venice, opposite Renée Fleming in one of her greatest roles, Otello’s innocent wife Desdemona. Falk Struckmann sings Iago, Otello’s disloyal ensign, and Michael Fabiano is the captain Cassio. A pre-opera “Curtain-raiser” talk will be presented by Edward Ingraham from 8:30-9:25am. Gourmet opera box lunches may be ordered on line. The Sedona presentation is sponsored by Ann and John Steinbrunner.

In November CMS presents a two-day weekend of Magical Music in the Red Rocks: Saturday, November 10 is Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, a Met Premiere. Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work and Sunday, November 11 The Romeros, “The Royal Family of the Guitar”, makes its Sedona debut in a 2:30pm program at SPAC.

Tickets to all operas and concerts are available on line and range from $10 to $40 and ‘member’ prices are available the day of the event. Gourmet Opera lunches are available on line only and must be purchased Thursday prior to the Saturday opera.

Chamber Music Sedona’s 30th Anniversary Season is made possible with underwriting support from Aspey, Watkins, Diesel, P.L.L.C., Attorneys at Law. Additional support comes from The City of Sedona; Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Verde Valley Medical Center and WESTAF.

For information call 928.204.2415 or visit www.ChamberMusicSedona.org

Award-winning “Hood to Coast” makes Arizona premiere on Feb. 1

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with the Sedona Marathon to present the Arizona Premiere of “Hood to Coast,” an award-winning documentary playing to rave reviews across the country. There will be two screenings of the film at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on a special night, Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres.

 

Admission is only $5 per person or free with a donation of non-perishable food items for the Sedona Food Bank.

 

The director and producer of the film, Christoph Baaden, will be in Sedona to host the film and conduct a Q&A session after both screenings.

 

“Hood to Coast” follows four teams on an epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race. A 67-year-old heart attack survivor returns to conquer the race that nearly killed her, a family in mourning runs to honor the memory of their beloved, a group of film animators test the limits of their athleticism (or lack thereof), and a group of aging jocks show they still know how to have a good time.

 

A celebration of personal determination and the power of family, “Hood to Coast” proves that you’re never too old or too young to attempt the extraordinary.

 

The Hood To Coast Relay has taken place annually since 1982. The idea was that 12 people would divide themselves into two groups of six, run three legs of 5-to-7 miles each, and cover the nearly 200-mile distance from the mountain to the ocean. It was an adventure designed for hard-core runners — in 1982, only 8 teams ran. But within a decade, the race had grown to the point where they had to cap the number of teams at 1,000 (with 12,000 runners), making it the world’s largest relay race.

 

“We have always been drawn to character-driven films that reveal the world through the eyes of seemingly everyday people, showing something special about their perspective that is not otherwise apparent,” said Baaden. “The Hood to Coast Race provided a common ground for us to follow four running teams, each at different phases of their lives, and with differing motivations for committing to such a grueling event.”

 

Each team, however, shares a yearning for something larger—whether it’s healing, personal achievement, extreme play, or a dive into the unknown.

 

Beyond all of their stories, the filmmakers aimed to illuminate something that we all experience in one form or another: the drive to put oneself into uncharted territory with the potential to expand and inform the rest of one’s life.

 

“Our goal was to uncover the small triumphs, the subtle absurdities and the personal victories of each of our subjects — illuminating the fundamental human traits that reliably emerge in the context of such unbounded determination and tenacity,” added Baaden.

 

At its core, the film focuses on the resilience of the human spirit, and like in any good road

movie, the journey is more important than the finish line.

 

“This film will inspire you to your very core, and meeting Christoph in person will truly make this an evening to remember. You will be filled with the kind of emotions that will make you want to stand up and cheer,” said film festival director Patrick Schweiss. “It is an honor to partner with the Sedona Marathon and bring such a moving, triumphant film to our city to kick off the big marathon weekend.”

 

Baaden, who will host the film and Q&A discussion, is a film and television professional as well as the Executive Director of Film For Thought, Inc. Born in Germany, he worked in Berlin as a TV Producer until 1999 when he moved to the US to study Film and Television Production. An Emmy winner, he has been hired by Sony, Universal Music Group, the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and the History Channel as editor, director and producer. Baaden ran the Hood to Coast race for the first time in 2007 and it changed his life.

 

The title sponsor for the event is the Sedona Marathon. The film screening is also made possible by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, the Sedona Community Foundation and the City of Sedona.

 

“Hood to Coast” will be shown at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Admission is only $5 per person or free with a donation of non-perishable food items for the Sedona Food Bank. Seats are limited. Tickets can be reserved in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office, 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite A3, or by calling (928) 282-1177.

 

For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.

 

Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

Join us at Tlaquepaque in Patio del Norte and Patio las Campanas on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos .

Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. A special spot in the home is customarily selected to put photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles and the favorite food and drink of those who have passed away. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance.

In Arizona, the making of portable Ofrendas to be displayed for exhibition has become a form of contemporary cultural expression. Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining us and making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed.

This year we will be featuring the music of Maestro Drew Diego Bennett in Patio Del Las Campanas and also Eric Miller in Patio Del Norte! Both musicians will be performing from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 29th!

Free to the public.