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This Weekend’s Events and Entertainment in Sedona and the Verde Valley

This Weekend in Sedona – Events and Entertainment

Verde Valley Nature and Birding Festival

April 24th – 27th, 2014
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Cottonwood AZ
928.282.2202
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Registration is open now, and some activities are selling out!

Attention all bird and nature lovers, the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival is close at hand! The Verde Valley is well known birding hot spot. Last year, 198 different species were sited and recorded, including herons, cardinals, tanagers, warblers, hawks and egrets to only name a few.

The festival celebrates nature with workshops and field trips for all levels of birding experience, where expert guides take visitors to the area’s many excellent birding hot spots.  There will also be a Free Family Nature Fair taking place on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring games & activities, and free walks and presentations! The Festival will be taking place this year at the beautiful Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona, about 20 minutes from Sedona.

 The Festival has been attracting hundreds of birders to the Verde River Valley for over 13 years now and due to the popularity of this event we highly recommend that if you are interested in participating in the Birding and Nature Festival, register early, the tours and events are filling up quickly with some already sold out!

 To register for festival to learn more about the events taking place please visit the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival.

Sedona International Film Festival Current Attractions

April 25th - April 27th, 2014
2030 W. State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

928-282-1177

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

The Sedona International Film Festival brings great independent film and live events to Sedona all year long, in the state-of-the-art Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Check the film festival website's Coming Attractions page to read the details and see the trailers of these shows or to see what is showing when you come to Sedona.

Current and Coming Attractions:

  • 'Anita' film premiere special event one night only: April 24
  • British comedy 'Alan Partridge' debuts in Sedona April 25-29
  • Israel's submission to the Oscars 'Bethlehem' premieres April 25-29
  • Sedona Poetry Slam 5 takes the stage April 26
  • 'Marco Spada' from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet debuts Sunday, April 27

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Mary D Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, West Sedona. Visit the film festival website or call 928.282.1177 for show times, ticket prices, and to purchase advanced tickets.

Olde Sedona Bar and Grill Entertainment

April 25th - April 27st, 2014
1405 West Highway 89A
Sedona Arizona 86336
928.282.5670
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Olde Sedona Bar and GrillThere is always something good happening at Olde Sedona!

When you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, there’s something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Make sure to check out their events calendar to see what is happening while your in town. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

  • Friday Night - Live Band
  • Saturday Night - Great Live DJs
  • Sunday Night - All Star Karaoke
  • Monday Night - Jam Session/Open Mike
  • Tuesday Night - All Star Karaoke

For more information please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.

Sound Bites Grille Entertainment

April 25th - May 3rd, 2014
101 N State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
In the Hyatt Pinion Pointe Complex
928.282.2713
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Sound Bites Grill LogoSedona’s hottest venue for food, fun, and entertainment!

Sound Bites Grill is the fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining experience with amazing red rock views, great all natural fresh healthy foods, and stimulating entertainment. In the Hyatt Shops at Pinion Pointe at the junction of Highways 89A and 179 (formerly known as the “Y”), Sound Bites also offers dinner specials on Tuesdays, wine tastings on Thursdays, and very special “Supper Club” dinner shows, unique to Sedona.  Come in for lunch or dinner with a view, and check out the Guitar Gallery while you are there. You’ll leave satisfied and smiling!

Entertainment Schedule: April 25th - April 27th

  • Friday April 25, 7:30pm, Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, Graffiti Gold Show, 50’s & 60’s, $20
  • Saturday, April 26, Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Sunday, April 27, 6-9pm, Susannah Martin Jazz Trio, No Cover

Entertainment Schedule: April 30th - May 3rd

  • Wed 4/30, 6-9pm, Eric Miller, Latin Jazz Acoustical & Flamenco Guitar No Cover,
  • Thursday 5/1, 6-9pm Anthony Mazzella, Concert Guitarist No Cover
  • Friday, May 2, Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Sunday May 4, 6-9pm, Susannah Martin Jazz Trio, No Cover

Call 928.282.2713 or check out the Sound Bites Grill entertainment calendar for more details.

Blazin' M Ranch Entertainment

April 25th - April 27th, 2014
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
800.937.8643

Blazin M RanchChuckwagon Supper and Stage Show
Every Wednesday - Saturday Night

For more than twenty years the Blazin’ M Ranch has been providing visitors and locals alike with memories to last a lifetime! Come for the chuckwagon supper and western stage show, hang around for an authentically replicated Western town with an abundance of attractions and activities sure to delight and entertain! Check out the shooting gallery, get some ropin’ lessons, ride a vintage tractor pull; visit the saloon, one of a kind museum, Old-Tyme photo studio and boutique Western shops, all just twenty minutes from Sedona! Don’t miss a visit to the Blazin’ M Ranch, where “happy trails” are just the beginning. 

Check the Blazin M' Ranch website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition - 11th Annual Open Studios Tour

April 25th - 27th, 2014, FREE

503-789-4437
zwhcc10@tznvy.pbz

Sedona Visual Arts CoalitionThe arts are thriving in Sedona and the Verde Valley and the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition invites you to thrive along with them as they present the Open Studio Tour 2014 which will be held on April 25, 26 and 27. This annual celebration of the arts and artists includes Sedona, Cornville and Cottonwood and has been deemed a Signature Event in the Verde Valley by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce. The weekend event is a free, self-guided tour allowing visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily workspaces. This non-profit, artist-run event provides thousands of visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists and gain a firsthand view of their creative processes.

“SVAC artists and members are from all over the Verde Valley,” said SVAC President, Julee Norton-Cohen. “We want people to be able to visit everyone’s studio, and so we are holding this as a three day event to provide enough time to visit most if not all of the studios”.

The diversity of style and medium among the participating artists is a testament to the vitality of the artistic community in the Sedona area. Visitors will gain insight into artistic practices and techniques by seeing artists’ work at various stages of completion. A wide array of technical and artistic tools will be on display including; the various types of canvas, papers, surfaces and paints, as well as kilns for firing ceramics and glass. The event is designed to be an interactive and educational experience. To this end, the artists will conduct demonstrations during the tour and the public is encouraged to ask questions.

SVAC will distribute brochures with a complete list of the participating artists, and a map to all of the artists’ studios. These will be available at many locations throughout the valley. For more information watch for announcements on the SVAC website.

Marshall Trimble at Old Town Center

Saturday April 26, 7:00 PM
5th Street and Main
Cottonwood AZ 86326
928.634.0940

Marshall TrimbleCowboy singer, humorist, storyteller and Arizona State Historian, Marshall Trimble will be in Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 PM at the Old Town Center for the Arts. Trimble who has been called 'Arizona's Will Rogers', and known throughout Arizona, Marshall Trimble brings history to life with his music and storytelling, delving into the fascinating tales of Arizona and the west.

Marshall Trimble has performed throughout Arizona for decades and has become well known across the United States as an ambassador of good will for the State of Arizona. Who would have ever thought that a drop out from Phoenix College would become the Arizona State Historian? What a fascinating life, through the back roads of Arizona! This multi-talented historian has been called the "Will Rogers of Arizona." He can deliver anything from a serious history lecture to a stage concert of Western folk music and stories with his guitar.

$18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

More show info...

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam

Saturday April 26th, 2014

Sedona Poetry SlamSedona's 2014 Poetry Slam Season continues on Saturday April 26th with an open competition at the Mary D Fisher Theatre. Tickets are only $12.

What is Poetry Slam?

Poetry slam is a competitive artistic sport that has become an international sensation with more than 100 major poetry slams in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. 

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam

In the Sedona Poetry Slam, all poets perform three original poems over three rounds. The poets are judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience who assign numerical value to individual poets’ contents and performances. The poets compete for cash prizes and the chance to represent Sedona in the national poetry slam competition in August. 

 For more information, especially if you want to compete, visit FoxThePoet.org

Chamber Music Sedona Presents Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Saturday, Aril 26, 2014 - 9:55 am
Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
928.204.2415
Oreg@punzorezhfvpfrqban.bet

Chamber Music SedonaThe Met: Live in HD is a live simulcast from New York City

Testing the ties of love between 4 young lovers results in a comical farce that will delight all.

Music Director James Levine takes the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. The hos for this simulcast is Renée Fleming.

"The soprano Susanna Phillips had what could be a breakthrough night at the Met as Fiordiligi... She has the purity and bloom of a Mozart lyric soprano. Yet her voice can lift phrases with penetrating sound and deep richness....The mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is a plush-voiced and feisty Dorabella" and "the exquisite, vivacious soprano Danielle de Niese nearly stole the show as the sassy, worldly-wise Despina...Matthew Polenzani "brought honeyed sound and melting pianissimos to the sublime aria "Un'aura amorosa"" and Rodion Pogossov "made a robust-voiced and volatile Guglielmo." (New York Times)

"A momentous event in the history of the Metropolitan Opera." (AP)

Approximate run time: 3 hours 35 minutes, 1 intermissions. 
Pre-opera talk by Edward Ingraham beginning at 8:45am in the theater.
Box office opens at 8:30 AM.

For more information and tickets, visit Chamber Music Sedona.org

Annual Sedona PRIDE Spring Picnic in the Park & Fund Raiser

Saturday April 26th 2014

Sedona PRIDE Picnic 2014Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE will host the Annual PRIDE Picnic in the Park 2014 on the last Saturday of April from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Picnic is one of the major PRIDE fundraisers, so come with cash - $5 gets you an All-You-Can-Eat plate and get a $5 SOLO CUP for beer, but if you don't drink, we'll also have soda and water for sale. PRIDE will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and buns and other food donations will come from our local business sponsors.

Please be sure to join our event listing on Facebook or Google+ which will help with the coordination of goodies for this super fun event!

The picnic will be a very family friendly event so plan to bring the kiddies, mom and pop, grandma and grandpa, and anyone else you know who likes a good old fashion picnic in the park. Bring blankets and lawn chairs if you have them. There will be face painting, music, games, and goodies galore!

Custom Motorcycle Show and Concert

April 26th 2014
555 Middle Verde Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
928.56.7900
trareny@pyvsspnfgyrpnfvab.arg

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

Cliff Castle Casino will host Arizona’s first Lowrider Style Bagger & Custom Motorcycle Show and Concert April 26.

 Check out top name vendors and the baddest bikes from all over the Southwest competing for a share of over $7000 in cash and prizes. Jam all day in the Stargazer Pavilion with The Dazz Band, Ray Carrion and the Latin All Stars, Sunny Ozuna, Willie G and host MC Magic.

Get tickets now for this family friendly show at the Castle Club or online at CliffCastleCasinoHotel.com.

Cliff Castle Lowrider ShowLocated an hour north of Phoenix on I-17 just south of Sedona in Camp Verde, AZ., Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is a family friendly destination that offers Las Vegas-caliber blackjack, live poker, 665 slot machines and year-round, world-class entertainment, a 20-lane bowling center, Kids Quest supervised child care, an arcade. and several dining options. Hotel accommodations are available at the adjacent Hotel at Cliff Castle. 

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The Sedona Weekly Entertainment Guide

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

The Sedona International Film Festival

The Sedona International Film Festival brings great independent film and live events to Sedona all year long, in the state-of-the-art Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Check the film festival website’s Coming Attractions page to read the details and see the trailers of these shows or to see what is showing when you come to Sedona.

Current and Coming Attractions:

  • Academy Award-nominated ‘Omar’ debuts in Sedona April 18-23
  • Award-winning ‘Breathe In’ with all-star cast premieres April 18-23
  • Special Earth Day Premiere April 22: ‘Rebels With a Cause’
  • ‘Anita’ film premiere special event one night only: April 24
  • British comedy ‘Alan Partridge’ debuts in Sedona April 25-29
  • Israel’s submission to the Oscars ‘Bethlehem’ premieres April 25-29
  • Sedona Poetry Slam 5 takes the stage April 26
  • ‘Marco Spada’ from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet debuts Sunday, April 27

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Mary D Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, West Sedona. Visit the film festival website or call 928.282.1177 for show times, ticket prices, and to purchase advanced tickets.

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Olde Sedona Bar and GrillOlde Sedona Bar and Grille
There is always something good happening at Olde Sedona!

When you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, there’s something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Make sure to check out their events calendar to see what is happening while your in town. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

  • Friday Night – Live Band
  • Saturday Night – Great Live DJs
  • Sunday Night – All Star Karaoke
  • Monday Night – Jam Session/Open Mike
  • Tuesday Night – All Star Karaoke

For more information please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.

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Blazin M RanchBlazin’ M Ranch

Chuckwagon Supper and Stage Show
Every Wednesday – Saturday Night

For more than twenty years the Blazin’ M Ranch has been providing visitors and locals alike with memories to last a lifetime! Come for the chuckwagon supper and western stage show, hang around for an authentically replicated Western town with an abundance of attractions and activities sure to delight and entertain! Check out the shooting gallery, get some ropin’ lessons, ride a vintage tractor pull; visit the saloon, one of a kind museum, Old-Tyme photo studio and boutique Western shops, all just twenty minutes from Sedona! Don’t miss a visit to the Blazin’ M Ranch, where “happy trails” are just the beginning. 

Check the Blazin M’ Ranch website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

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Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill

Sedona’s hottest venue for food, fun, and entertainment!

Sound Bites Grill is the fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining experience with amazing red rock views, great all natural fresh healthy foods, and stimulating entertainment. In the Hyatt Shops at Pinion Pointe at the junction of Highways 89A and 179 (formerly known as the “Y”), Sound Bites also offers dinner specials on Tuesdays, wine tastings on Thursdays, and very special “Supper Club” dinner shows, unique to Sedona.  Come in for lunch or dinner with a view, and check out the Guitar Gallery while you are there. You’ll leave satisfied and smiling!

Entertainment Schedule: 

  • Wednesday April 23, 6-9pm, Eric Miller, Latin Jazz Acoustical & Flamenco Guitar, No Cover
  • Thursday April 24, 6-9pm Anthony Mazzella, Concert Guitarist, No Cover
  • Friday April 25, 7:30pm, Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, Graffiti Gold Show, 50’s & 60’s, $20
  • Saturday, April 26, Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Sunday, April 27, 6-9pm, Susannah Martin Jazz Trio, No Cover

Call 928.282.2713 or check out the Sound Bites Grill entertainment calendar for more details.

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Sedona Film Festival Opens Saturday

Featuring 160 films, special guests Susan Sarandon, CNN 2012 Hero of the Year Mariel Hemingway, and Brad Paisley

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

Films From The Joe Show to Waiting for Mamu and Toxic Hot Seat to Le Chef 

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a powerful lineup of nearly 160 features, documentaries, shorts and special guests, February 22 to March 2. 

Film screening committees reviewed more than 1,000 films from around the world in making the final selections that will be shown on six screens at three venues surrounded by Sedona’s world-famous red rocks and hospitality. 

Wide-ranging documentary subjects include The Joe Show about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Waiting for Mamu, a film by Morgan Spurlock and Susan Sarandon about the CNN 2012 Hero of the Year, Pushpa, and Toxic Hot Seat from Robert Redford’s son, Jamie, about the toxic effect of fire retardant chemicals surrounding us.

Mariel HemingwayAmong the features are Le Chef, a French comedy film starring Jean Reno; Cas & Dylan, a comedy directed by Jason Priestly about a dying doctor (Richard Dreyfuss) planning to check out on his own terms who takes a reluctant detour and winds up on the lam with an anything-but-normal 22-yuear old girl; The Letters, a new film about Mother Teresa based on her real-life letters starring Juliet Stevenson, Max Von Sydow and Rutger Hauer; and Girl on a Bicycle, a German comedy about an Italian driving a Paris tour bus with a German fiancée, a French wife and two Australian children who call him “Papa.” TV, film and stage star Ed Asner will be in Sedona to introduce The Letters, directed by his friend, William Riead.

This year’s Festival also includes the premiere of These Storied Streets from producer Thomas Morgan. Morgan also produced Waiting for Mamu, a remarkable documentary about what it means for a child to grow up in prison and the impact of Pushpa Basnet’s organization on those children. Pushpa, known as Mamu, was CNN’s 2012 Person of the Year. Waiting for Mamu also will screen in Sedona and Morgan will be on hand with his business partner Susan Sarandon, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in a special presentation during “An Evening With Susan Sarandon.” The full list of films can be accessed at www.sedonafilmfestival.org.

SIFF-Schedule-Banner2Veteran screen actress Mariel Hemingway will present her film, Running From Crazy, a documentary examining her personal journey as the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Jack Hemingway, Langley Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway. The Festival also will welcome Emmy Award nominee Stefanie Powers who will present her one-woman show. In addition, veteran actress Shirley Knight will be honored at the Festival and Academy Award winning producer Kathleen Glynn will be hosting the Filmmaker Conversations Series. Full details of Festival workshops will be announced shortly. Workshops and panel discussions are free and open to the public.

Also scheduled this year is a Tribute to MGM Musicals with awards presented in honor of former films stars and Sedona residents Donald O’Connor and Anne Miller, the Festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Country music star Brad Paisley, whose films have been screened in Sedona, will make a special appearance and present a new project, followed by a Q-and-A session.

Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Platinum All-Access Passes are $990; Gold Priority Passes are $490; 20-ticket packages are $210, and 10-ticket packages are $105. Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $85. Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 3. 10- and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 17 through a new, faster, more efficient ticketing system.

Sedona International Film Festival memberships also are available beginning at $65 for a basic membership. Family memberships for up to four family members living in the same household are $130. Additional membership packages include Cinematographer ($275), Screenwriter ($550), Producer ($1,200), Auteur Society ($5,000) and Legacy ($10,000). Benefits are commensurate with membership-fee levels. Full information is available on the website.

Packages, other than for full-time students, are available online at www.sedonafilmfestival.org or through the Festival Box office at (928) 282-1177. Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required.
For more information, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org.

Valentine’s Day Weekend in Sedona

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is here and all of Sedona is ready for your romantic weekend in the red rocks. Here we present a preview of the special Valentines Day dinners, entertinment, and events you can choose from this weekend to make your Valentine’s Day trip to Sedona as special as it can be.

Valentines Day Dinner

Golden Goose Cafe and BistroGolden Goose Restaurant & Cafe - Valentine’s Day Specials

Available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:00 p.m. to closing)

  • Chateaubriand for Two – 38.99  Served with soup or salad for each person, au gratin potatoes and choice of 1 additional side
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken – 26.99 Topped with creamy garlic-bacon sauce
  • Prime Rib – $27.99 ”Certified Angus Beef” topped with crimini mushroom-cabernet sauce
  • Surf & Turf – $39.99 Our fork-tender Filet Mignon served with lobster tail topped with shrimp scampi sauce
  • Seafood Trio – $29.99 Chilean Sea Bass served with bay shrimp and bay scallops in a garlic-lemon-butter sauce

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REDS RestaurantRED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge – Offers Special Valentines Day Menu

Chef Ron Moler presents a special Valentine’s Day menu with 3 entrees to choose from, each with a special wine pairing. The cost per couple is $75 ++.

  • Pan Seared Escolar with Rose Petal Buerre Rouge, Parmesan Risotto, Chef’s Baby Vegetables 
  • Grilled New York Strip with Mushroom Bordelaise, Truffle Croquette and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Lobster Ravioli, Lobster filled Raviolis with Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Cream and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

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Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse Restaurant – Valentines 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark 

February 14th, 2014, Benefiting National Center for the Blind

Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today!

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Dinner and Entertainment

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

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M Diamond Ranch – Sunset Horseback Ride and Full Moon Campfire Dinner

 Diamond Ranch - Valentines Day 2014

Ride the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a campfire steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! 

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Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Friday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

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Entertainment and Events

Encore TheaterEncore Theater - Presents Two Valentine’s Day Shows!

Guitar Virtuoso Esteban – 5pm
Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban returns to Sedona for a series of intimate performances at Encore Theatre. Showcasing his passion and the magic of the southwest guitar style, Esteban returns to his roots right here in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist.

Marvin Short’s Rock and Roll Dreams – 7:30pm
This show is pure rock ‘n roll to the core with amazing live performances featuring the greatest songs from the golden era of music in America … roll the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand” into a fast paced, fun filled two-hour extravaganza and you get Marvin Shorts Rock’n Roll Dreams!

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AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

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Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversVerde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

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Valentine’s Day Entertainment in Sedona

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and all of Sedona is preparing for your visit to the romantic red rocks. You must be looking for the right entertainment for that weekend, so here are our 3 favorite choices.

Sound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Sound Bites Grill LogoFriday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

Sedona Valentine’s Day Preview

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and all of Sedona is preparing for your visit to the romantic red rocks. Make your lodging reservations early !

Here we present a preview of the special activities, entertainment, and packages that will make your Valentine’s Day trip to Sedona as special as it can be.

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

Encore TheaterEncore Theater - Presents Two Valentine’s Day Shows!

Guitar Virtuoso Esteban – 5pm
Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban returns to Sedona for a series of intimate performances at Encore Theatre. Showcasing his passion and the magic of the southwest guitar style, Esteban returns to his roots right here in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist.

Marvin Short’s Rock and Roll Dreams – 7:30pm
This show is pure rock ‘n roll to the core with amazing live performances featuring the greatest songs from the golden era of music in America … roll the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand” into a fast paced, fun filled two-hour extravaganza and you get Marvin Shorts Rock’n Roll Dreams!

Golden Goose

Casual Fine Dining in West Sedona

Golden Goose Restaurant & Cafe - Valentine’s Day Specials

Available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:00 p.m. to closing)

  • Chateaubriand for Two – 38.99  Served with soup or salad for each person, au gratin potatoes and choice of 1 additional side
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken – 26.99 Topped with creamy garlic-bacon sauce
  • Prime Rib – $27.99 ”Certified Angus Beef” topped with crimini mushroom-cabernet sauce
  • Surf & Turf – $39.99 Our fork-tender Filet Mignon served with lobster tail topped with shrimp scampi sauce
  • Seafood Trio – $29.99 Chilean Sea Bass served with bay shrimp and bay scallops in a garlic-lemon-butter sauce

M Diamond Ranch – Sunset Horseback Ride and Full Moon Campfire Dinner

 Diamond Ranch - Valentines Day 2014

Ride the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a campfire steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! 

AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

REDS RestaurantRED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge – Offers Special Valentines Day Menu

Chef Ron Moler presents a special Valentine’s Day menu with 3 entrees to choose from, each with a special wine pairing. The cost per couple is $75 ++.

  • Pan Seared Escolar with Rose Petal Buerre Rouge, Parmesan Risotto, Chef’s Baby Vegetables 
  • Grilled New York Strip with Mushroom Bordelaise, Truffle Croquette and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Lobster Ravioli, Lobster filled Raviolis with Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Cream and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse Restaurant – Valentines 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark 

February 14th, 2014, Benefiting National Center for the Blind

Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today!

 

Sedona Rouge

Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa – Romance My Valentine Package

Enjoy a One night accommodations in a Deluxe King room, a bottle of Champagne and Chocolate covered Strawberries upon arrival. Spend a romantic time at dinner in Reds with a $100 Dinning credit. Wake up for a relaxing day in the Spa with a $100 Spa credit. Don’t rush to check out – you have until 1 PM.
-Bottle of Champagne
-Chocolate covered Strawberries
- $100 Spa credit
- $100 Dining credit
- Valid for a one night stay from 2/13 to 2/17 Price $405.71
Prices are inclusive of taxes and daily resort fee. Gratuity not included. Upgrade based on availability for stay.

Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Friday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

 

Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversVerde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

Arizona ATV AdventuresArizona ATV Adventures – 2nd Rider Goes Free

Take a guided ATV tour through the open country west of Sedona and your partner rides for free on Valentines Day weekend,Friday through Sunday. Arizona ATV Adventures is the only guided ATV tour in Sedona. New riders are welcome and training is provided. 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon! The 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

Tickets are on sale now!

February 23 – March 2, 2014
Tickets are on sale now!

The Sedona International Film Festival will reach another milestone with its 20th annual celebration of independent filmmaking from Feb. 23 to March 2, 2014. The Sedona International Film Festival has established itself among the nation’s finest and most sought-after independent film festivals in the nation, consistently attracting the finest producers, directors, filmmakers, documentarians, screenwriters and actors to the weeklong event that brings more than 10,000 film lovers to Sedona and the Verde Valley. Approximately 160 films will be presented in a range of categories and film series from World Cinema to Documentaries That Make a Difference and from Sedona Green to Family Films and Classics.

Among films that have already been accepted into the Festival: The Girl on the Bicycle from Nicholas Sparks who wrote The Notebook; Forrest Whitaker’s new film, Repentances; Bridegroom from writer-producer-director Linda Bloodworth Thomason and her husband, Harry; and the premiere of These Storied Streets from producer Thomas Morgan.

Morgan also produced Waiting for Mamu, a remarkable documentary about what it means for a child to grow up in prison and the impact of Pushpa Basnet’s organization on those children. Pushpa, known as Mumu, was CNN’s Person of the Year.

Waiting for Mamu also will screen in Sedona and Morgan is expected at this year’s Festival. In addition, veteran actress Shirley Knight will be honored at the Festival and Academy Award winning producer Kathleen Glynn will be chairing the workshop committee.

Special events planned for 2014 include presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Susan Sarandon, whose recent attention has been focused on cause-related filmmaking, during “An Evening With Susan Sarandon.”

Also scheduled this year is a Tribute to MGM Musicals with awards to be presented in honor of former films stars and Sedona residents Donald O’Connor and Anne Miller, the Festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

Country music star Brad Paisley, who has presented films at the Sedona International Film Festival in the past, will return this year to perform in a special benefit concert followed by a Q-and-A session.

Films will run all day beginning Sunday, Feb. 23 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. The full list of films, presenters and panelists will be announced in late January. Workshops and panel discussions are free and open to the public.

Festival passes and ticket packages are available online now at www.sedonafilmfestival.com.