Here is your weekly events blog post from our Executive Director, John Tannous.

cadillacIt’s Halloween weekend, so surely I’m going to lead with creepy events and costume parties and the like. After all, what’s more exciting than the large number of presidential candidate costumes that show up during election season? I can’t wait to see how many Michael Dukakis costumes there are!

But, seriously, this weekend is actually all about live music. We have so many great live shows for you that you could forget all about the orange and black festival of candy for kids and weird parties for adults. It begins at the Orpheum Theater which has two acts in two nights: Greensky Bluegrass Wednesday night, and Nahko and the Medicine People Thursday night.

Flagstaff Sings! is a new choral group in town. Their premier concert is this Friday night at CCA, and it won’t be your typical choral concert, as they will have a live band and play everything from rock music to jazz to gospel, and everything in between. The Cadillac Angels will be rockin’ The Museum Club also on Friday night. On Saturday, Orchestra Northern Arizona is playing their Chronological Concert, and it’s free to attend. And, if you want to ignore Halloween altogether, catch the Horizon Concert Series on October 31, featuring pianist Jeffrey Swann.

nightmareHalloween lovers, don’t fret, though. Music may be the headline, but spooky events are everywhere in Flagstaff this weekend. The can’t-miss event of All Hallow’s Eve has to be Circus Bacchus’ Nightmare on Aspen Street, playing at the Orpheum on Saturday night. Canyon Movement Company is showing their annual Dances for Halloween on Friday and Saturday night. The popular Stories To Life program is themed with the title Stranger Things Have Happened on Sunday. Plus, there’s the Rocky Horror Picture Show (maybe you’ve heard of it?), the showing of local film Bloody Border, and dozens of other Halloween events for kids and adults alike.

So, get out there and support live music, local musicians, and local artists. Go have fun and celebrate being in this incredible town. Happy Halloween, Flagstaff!

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