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

Celebration of Spring

Celebration of Spring – Saturday April 19th, 9am – Noon

Easter Dinner Specials

3 great restaurants are offering special menus and deals for your Easter dinner in Sedona, The Golden Goose Cafe and Bistro, Sound Bites Grill, and the Barking Frog Grill. Check out the details here, and have a great Easter in Sedona!

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Easter Weekend Events and Entertainment

Sedona International Film Festival Current Attractions

April 18th - April 21st, 2014
2030 W. State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336


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:

  • Award-winning 'Breathe In' with all-star cast premieres April 18-23
  • Zenprov does Prescription-Strength Comedy in 'LAUGHTEROL!' April 19
  • Special Earth Day Premiere April 22: 'Rebels With a Cause'
  • 'Anita' film premiere special event one night only: April 24
  • '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 18th - April 21st, 2014
1405 West Highway 89A
Sedona Arizona 86336

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 18th - April 21st, 2014
101 N State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
In the Hyatt Pinion Pointe Complex

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!

Upcoming Entertainment Schedule:

  • Friday, 4/18 6-9:30pm, Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Saturday, 4/19, 6-9:30p Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Sunday 4/20, 11:30-3pm, Special Easter Brunch & Show with Esteban and Teresa Joy, Tickets starting at $49, show Only $39 (1:30pm)
  • Sunday 4/20, 6pm, Susannah Martin, Jazz Vocalist, No Cover. 

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

California Guitar Trio at Old Town Center

Friday April 18, 7:00 PM
5th Street and Main
Cottonwood AZ 86326

California Guitar TrioTHE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO’S RELENTLESS passion for following the muse has served it well. The acoustic group’s fearless multi-genre explorations have driven 14 albums and nearly 1,500 gigs across its 22-year career. It has also proven that a zero-compromise musical approach can yield an ever-expanding audience. Comprising Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan, and Paul Richards of Utah USA, the group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music, and classical music in its performances and recordings.

CGT’s most recent album, Masterworks [CGT], focuses exclusively on the classical side of the house, featuring works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, Shubert, and Vivaldi. Accompanying the trio on the project are Tony Levin on upright bass and cello, and Fareed Haque on classical guitar.

$20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority

More show info...

Blazin' M Ranch Entertainment

April 18th - April 20th, 2014
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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.

Celebration of Spring - Carnival and Egg Hunt

Saturday 4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $2 entry for kids 12 and under
Multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park

This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! Join us April 19 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park lower softball field for entrance onto the multiuse field for games and vendors!

Celebration of SpringInflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included with the $2 admission fee for the youth attendees. Some vendors may be charging for their goods. The official egg hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. for children 8 years of age and younger (parents will only be allowed to search with age group 2 and under). Children will be divided by age groups and there are 10,000 eggs waiting to be found! This year find the Golden Eggs and get an additional prize! Children need to bring their own baskets.
- Egg hunt for children 6-8 will be held on the lower softball field at 10:00 a.m.
- Egg hunt for children 3-5 will be held on the lower softball field at approximately 10:10 a.m.
- Egg hunt for children 0-2 will be held on the lower softball field at 10:20 a.m. Parents allowed to assist.
- Scavenger hunt for children 9-12 will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For those siblings 9-12 years of age, we have a fun scavenger hunt to keep you busy starting at 10:30 a.m. Local businesses will be on site with booths set up for viewing/participation as well as various instructors with fun, interactive displays for children to be involved with. The Easter bunny will be on hand for picture taking. This is sure to be a fun event and we invite you all to come on over and enjoy this Celebration of Spring with us.

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The 2014 Poetry Slam Season Begins January 11

Sedona Poetry SlamWhat is Poetry Slam?
Poetry slam is a competitive artistic sport founded in Chicago in 1984. Poetry slam has become an international artistic sport, with more than 100 major poetry slams in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. The Sedona Poetry Slam was founded in 2009.

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam
In the Sedona Poetry Slam, all poets perform three original poems over three rounds. Each performance is allotted three minutes, plus a 10 second grace period. Poetry slams are judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience who assign numerical value to individual poets’ contents and performances, ranging from 0.0 to 10.0. Poets compete for cash priizes.

Sedona’s Poetry Slam Season includes 6 open performances from January through April and culminates in May with the Grand Slam performance where a team of 4 poets (and an alternate) will be chosen to represent Sedona at the National Poetry Slam in August. 

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam Schedule

  • Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, March 8, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, March 29, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, April 26, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, May 17, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Grand Slam on Saturday, June 7, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $15.


The Compassion Tour: Teachings by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo Rinpoche

stupa-jetsunma_ahkon_lhamoJanuary 4th & 5th, 2014 at 7 Centers Yoga Arts, 2115 Mountain Rd, Sedona, Arizona 
February 1, 2014, Santa Barbara California

Kunzang Palyul Chöling of Sedona (KPC) is very happy to announce a weekend of teachings by KPC founder, spiritual director and Tibetan Buddhist master, Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo Rinpoche. Entitled the Compassion Tour, Jetsunma will teach in Sedona January 4th and 5th and then in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday February 1, 2014.

Jetsunma, formerly of Sedona, and now based at her main temple in Poolesville, Maryland, is the founder and visionary of the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona, now visited by tens of thousands yearly. It has become a Sedona treasure and place of spiritual refuge since its completion in 2004.

The first teaching entitled, What is the Great Compassion? takes place Saturday, January 4 th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. On Sunday January 5th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm there will be an opening practice at 2:00 pm called the Shower of Blessings, followed by the topic: What Does it Mean to be a Bodhisattva in Today’s World? A bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by great compassion and cultivates the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings in order to end their suffering. Traditional refuge and Bodhisattva vows will be offered after the teachings. Everyone is warmly invited to attend the weekend Compassion Tour teachings at 7 Centers Yoga Arts, 2115 Mountain Rd, Sedona, AZ. Registration is at the door so early arrival is encouraged and the suggested donation is $20 each day.

The same compassionate intention by realized masters like Jetsunma that bring stupas into the world is at the core of all Buddhist teachings. The great compassion in Buddhist teachings is referred to as Bodhichitta. This theme will be explored in depth by Jetsunma on the Compassion Tour. “The Bodhicitta is the practice of compassion… when we think of Bodhicitta, we think of it as a practice to accomplish. But actually in truth, Bodhicitta is the very display or essence of the nature of the ground of our being,” says Jetsunma.

Jetsunma will tell you that she is “just a girl from Brooklyn.” His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, the 11th Throneholder of the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingmapa), proclaimed that she is the reincarnation of ancient Indian and Tibetan holy women who helped establish and develop Buddhism in Tibet. In 1988 His Holiness enthroned Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo as a Lineage Holder within the Tibetan Buddhist lineage system.

Her students will tell you that she is a wise, witty, and compassionate teacher who draws on her own experiences as a modern American woman to make accessible even the most profound Buddhist teachings.

Whether establishing a large community of ordained monks and nuns around the world, teaching, building sacred stupas and temples in Poolesville, MD and Sedona, instituting 24-hour prayer vigils, establishing animal rescues, or a relief organization, Jetsunma’s sole intention is to alleviate the suffering of all beings.

For more information about the Sedona teachings, call (877)-788-7229 or email:
For more information about  the Santa Barbara CA teachings, call (805) 228-4977 or email


Tlaquepaque’s First Annual Holiday Sweet Stroll: Delicious!

Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21, 2013 from 3 pm. to 7 pm. Admission is free.

Photo by Wib Middleton

Photo by Wib Middleton

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, beautifully adorned for the season, presents its first annual Holiday Sweet Stroll. Enjoy sparkling lights, the bygone aroma of roasting chestnuts and strolling carolers to help release your inner shopper! Lots of goodies to savor and munch on will be handed out freely so everyone has the energy to complete their holiday shopping lists. Experience non-stop holiday cheer!

Non Stop Entertainment, Free Treats and Goodies, and Deals and Discounts

There will be fabulous  entertainment all weekend by the Canyon Singers, Electric SASS, Red Rock Apella,  Divom, the Dickens Carolers, and Igor the Cowboy Santa and Jolly Roger the Magician will wow you and the kids on Saturday. Oak Creek Brewery will be making fresh crepe suzette in Pation del Norte, and many stores will be passing out treats an goodies to happy strollers and shoppers in the festive atmosphere.  Tlaquepaque shops will be offering discounts from 10% to 50% on this last weekend before the holiday, so many that we can’t list them all here.  This event is going to be way more fun than any mall!

Wendy Lippman, stewarding the vision of Tlaquepaque founder Abe Miller, who established the arts village 40 years ago this year, offers this: ”May all your holiday celebrations be safe and may you have a prosperous and healthy New Year from all of us at Tlaquepaque to you.”

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is an Arizona and Southwest treasure and for 40 years has delighted visitors the world over. Located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona, AZ., The Art and Soul of Sedona, Tlaquepaque, is the home to world-class shops, galleries and four restaurants. For more information, please contact Tlaquepaque at (928) 282-4838 or

Fall Art Show

SVAC Art Show Nov 201313th Annual Fall Art Show

“Shadows…..a Mystery in Art.”
A Free Event November 6th – 17th at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

The 13th Annual Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) Fall Art Exhibition and Gala Reception will be held at Tlaquepaque from November 6th through November 17th from from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. The reception will be Friday, November 6th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The event will be held in the La Sala de Los Milagros Ballroom on the second floor of the arts and crafts village.

The theme and the title of this year’s exhibition is, “Shadows…..a Mystery in Art.” This exhibition embraces the “Shadow” which adds depth, emotion, mystery and a time stamp to all genres of art. All art forms utilize the shadow. Film is a perfect example of how cinematography creates a mood especially by utilizing the shadow to create tension. 

This event is one of the highlights of the year in the Sedona art world and the Gala Reception on Friday night November 6th is an event already on many people’s calendars. There will be the traditional and fabulous array of yummy finger food, spirited wine, and the art of over 60 Sedona area artists. The reception and exhibition are FREE for all lovers of fine art and a good time. Bring your own perspective to the exhibit and vote for your favorite art work in our People’s Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Tlaquepaque Event

Marigold Mural Project and Day of the Dead Celebration!

Everyone is Invited to Remember Loved Ones!

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
336 State Route 179, Sedona

Tlaq Dia de Los Muertos 2013

Photo by Wib Middleton

Continuing its 40-year tradition of outstanding fiestas and community events, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration or Day of the Dead is a winner. If you haven’t been, it’s a must do! This year’s mesmerizing cultural ritual from Mexico and the Southwest gives us a glimpse of how the passing of loved ones is viewed, celebrated and honored by people from neighboring countries. Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque invites the public to take part in this centuries-old observance.

There are wonderful opportunities to experience Dia de los Muertos. The first is unique to Tlaquepaque, and back for the second year: the Marigold Mural Project, running from October 29 to November 2nd. Residents and visitors alike are invited to express themselves in paint and memorialize loved ones on a huge 26-foot long mural. Painting will take place from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Last year’s moving mural of the same size will also be on display. Then on the weekend of November 1st and 2nd, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, the stage is set for Dia de los Muertos, a joyful time of remembering and community celebration. Tlaquepaque, fully decked out, resounds with fantastic musical entertainment and fire dancing, while costumed wandering gypsies and delicious traditional food get everyone in the spirit. Read More→

‘Ales on Rails’ – Oktoberfest on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad - Ales on RailsThere are parties and shindigs and then there are Oktoberfests, the grandest, most tuba-intensive bashes of them all. Of course the Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails ride starting at 11 a.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. (This is a patio event prior to your ride on the train.)

Saying good-bye to summer should not be done quietly. Even the beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels are dancing the polka. Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without free-flowing beer and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. We showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts. What Are you waiting for? Learn more and book your Ales on Rails Fall Color Tour now!