Who will you vote for? Once you do all your research, spend countless hours examining the issues and investigating the backgrounds of all the candidates, where will you put your important vote? No, silly, I’m not talking about the election. I’m talking about this weekend’s cultural activities in Flagstaff. You have important choices to make. Which events will you attend?

fsowideThe Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra begins its 67th season with a Masterworks concert led by outgoing conductor, Elizabeth Schulze, who will be at the helm of the highly regarded symphony for her final season. The concert is Friday night and sure to be a soothing and powerful respite from all the other noise in your world. That’s better than many candidates for office can offer.

The Wall Draw at NAU’s Beasley Gallery will be complete this weekend. There’s a Reveal Reception for the final collaborative work of students, faculty and residents on Friday night. And the Shadows Foundation is hosting LOL Comedy Night on Thursday evening if you are looking for a few laughs.

On Saturday, prolific local music favorites The Mother Road Trio will unveil their debut CD. They will play a full concert and have their CD’s for sale for the first time. Popular American country singer-songwriter Chase Rice plays the Pepsi Amphitheater on Friday night.


The Mother Road Trio

Theatrikos opens their next mainstage production, The Constant Wife. There are three showings this weekend: Friday and Saturday night plus a Sunday matinee. Oktoberfest is set for Saturday in Wheeler Park so you can experience the joy of drinking beer in a park. And of course, the Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sunday with free science events throughout town. Visit Flagstaff365.com and search ‘Sci Fest’ for a full listing of the festival’s activities.

Vote intelligently! Invest in the arts and support local artists and musicians, and it will pay off with rich, rewarding experiences. That’s a campaign promise.