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Things to do this week: Art Detour, ‘Potted Potter’

“Potted Potter”
“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” takes all seven books of the bestselling series, a live game of Quidditch and condenses it all into a 70-minute comedy. The show is written and performed by two-time Oliver Award-nominated actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson. Turner and Clarkson play 360 Harry Potter characters between the two of them. This show is a must-see for Harry Potter fans or anyone who has ever wondered why there is so much hype to the series.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, February 17-22, $38-$50

Chandler Art Walk
Every third Friday of the month, the Chandler Art Walk is home to more than 50 artists showcasing their work. Art styles include painting, photography, metal work and other mediums. This month’s art walk features the science behind the art as the event has paired with Arizona SciTech Festival.
Chandler Historic Square, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, February 20, 6 to 10 p.m., Free

Art d’Core Gala    
Mayor Greg Stanton, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Artlink Inc. will be kicking off Art Detour 27. Stanton will give an opening address and toast the business leaders, flourishing arts community, and neighborhood groups of downtown Phoenix. The reception is at 6 p.m. with the toast at 7 p.m. After that, enjoy a night of dancing, music, and art. There will also be a live performance by the Phoenix Theatre. Attendants are encouraged to dress formally and colorfully.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, February 21, 6 p.m., Free

Sedona International Film Festival
The week-long film festival in Sedona is back for its 21st year. This year’s festival is dedicated to Orson Wells for the anniversary of his 100th birthday. Wells is most famous for Citizen Kane, Othello and his historical radio broadcast War of the Worlds. This year’s festival is home to more than 170 films. There are multiple venues for the festival. Passes and ticket packages for the festival vary.
Festival Box Office, 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite A3, Sedona, February 21-March 1, $105+, To view the complete list of films paired with a synopsis and show times, visit here.

Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest
The 11th annual Subway D-Backs Fan Fest is this Sunday. Fans can take a tour of the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse. They can also take the opportunity to hit in the batting cages. Current and former players will be available for photograph and autograph sessions. People with season tickets or who are part of the D-Backs Youth Jersey Program will be admitted at 11 a.m.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, February 22, noon to 4 p.m., Free

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Passes available for Sedona International Film Festival

Advance-sale passes and packages go on sale November 15 for the 19th annual Sedona International Film Festival, a nine-day event featuring more than 145 films, workshops, parties and Academy-Award winning actors, directors, producers and screenwriters.

Advance-sale passes for the weeklong festival and workshops from Feb. 23 to March 3 are now available online (www.sedonafilmfestival.com) with 20 percent discounts on most packages ordered before Dec. 31, 2012.

In addition to a range of full-length features, documentaries, shorts, animated, student films and foreign films, the festival also features Family and Classics series, the latter with TCM Host Robert Osborne choosing and introducing the films.  The lineup of films will be announced in January.

Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award will be British actress Joan Collins, perhaps best known as Alexis Carrington in the popular 1980s television show Dynasty, Collins’ career spans more than 60 years in film, television and stage.  Born in Paddington, London, Collins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  She made her Hollywood debut in Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharaohs in 1955 and appeared in Island in the Sun in 1957.  Among her many credits are the lead role in the 1990 stage revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives,  She made many television appearances in shows that included Roseanne, The Nanny and Will and Grace.

Priority Platinum and Gold Passes and 10 and 20-ticket packages are on sale now.  Priority Pass holders are the first to be able to select tickets to the individual films as well as other benefits including being first to be admitted into the theater for screenings.

Platinum All-Access Passes are $720 before Dec. 31 and $900 after that date.  Sedona Film Festival members pay $684 for advanced purchase.  Platinum Passes include priority tickets and seating, access to the Filmmaker/VIP Lounge and all receptions, parties and the Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 3.

Gold Priority Passes are $380 before Dec. 31 and $475 after.  Members pay $361 in advance. Gold Passes include priority tickets and seating to all films.

Ticket packages are $190 in advance for the 20-ticket package, $200 after Dec. 31 and members pay $180.  The 10-ticket package is $95 in advance, $100 after Dec. 31 and members pay $90 in advance.  Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $80.

Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4.  10 and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 11.  Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 18.

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.

Film Festival workshops are open to the public every morning from Tuesday through Saturday during Festival week.

Packages, other than for full-time students, can be purchased online at www.sedonafilm.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.com.

Arizona Centennial

Arizona Centennial Events: Where Will You Be?

Arizona is celebrating its 100th birthday February 14, 2012 — so where will you be? Check out what’s happening around the state for the Arizona Centennial.


Arizona Centennial Events:


Central Arizona

Arizona Centennial Best Fest, Phoenix

Arizona Centennial Best Fest will take place in downtown Phoenix and include an “Arizona World’s Fair” exhibit, kids zone, performance stages and food stations hosted by some of the best Arizona restaurants, wineries and breweries. Admission is free.

Saturday, February 11 from noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 from noon to 6 p.m.

Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington Street
az100years.org

A Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival, Goodyear & Avondale

The cities of Goodyear and Avondale will host a joint parade on Saturday, February 25. The parade will celebrate Arizona’s Centennial with floats, bands, vintage cars, horses, gymnastic troops and dance troops and will begin at 10 a.m. on Litchfield Road; travel east on Thomas Road and end at Dysart Road.

Carefree Sundial Centennial Time Capsule, Carefree

The Carefree Sundial is the largest sundial in Arizona. In honor of the Arizona Centennial, Carefree will place a Centennial Time Capsule into the Sundial that will be opened in 2059, the Sundial’s Centennial. The placing of this capsule will be held on February 14th at the Sundial.

Fandango! Arizona Gala

This centennial gala will be held by the Arizona Centennial Commission. Cocktails, dinner, silent auctions and appearances by Hugh Downs, Harvey Mackay, Rex Allen Jr., Gov. Jan Brewer and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be part of this celebration. Tickets start at $250. The gala will take place on Tuesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center
North Ballroom, Third and Jefferson streets
az100years.org

Mesa Takes Flight Festival

This celebration features aviation and aerospace. Fun activities, such as an interactive Flight-O-Vation performance, a paper-airplane competition and an original play about the Wright brothers, will be part of the festival. Admission is free.

Friday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 from noon to 4 p.m.

Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main Street
(480) 644-6500
mesaartscenter.com


Northern Arizona


Arizona Centennial Train and Centennial Sweetheart Dinner, Williams/Grand Canyon

Never been on a train? Never been to the Grand Canyon? This is your chance to ride a 1923 Harriman coach to one of the seven natural world wonders. After the train ride, treat yourself to a Centennial Sweetheart Dinner at the Sultana Theatre, built in 1912. Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the local Historical Society. Train departs at 9:30 a.m.,  dinner will be held at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14
Call (928) 635-0273 for reservations
Tickets are $50 per person

Great Pine Cone Lowering for Centennial Statehood Day, Flagstaff

On February 14, the Weatherford Hotel will repeat its New Year’s Eve festivities by lowering the Great Pine Cone at 7 p.m. This will be followed by a LED light show of the state colors in celebration of Arizona’s 100th birthday.

Arizona Centennial Quilt Project 100 Years — 100 Quilts Exhibit, Sedona

The 100 Quilts Exhibit will showcase 100 quilts entered from around the state. Each quilt is unique and most represent the communities the quilters live in. The highlight of the exhibit will be the Arizona Centennial Quilt.

February 18, 2012 – December 2012

Arizona Historical Society Museum
949 East Second Street
520-628-5774
arizonahistoricalsociety.org

Sedona International Film Festival

The Sedona International Film Festival will feature “100 Years of Film in Arizona.” The film festival is a celebration of independent film from around the world. More than 145 films will be featured during this nine-day festival (February 18-26). For ticket information call (928) 282-1177.


Southern Arizona


Tucson Symphony Orchestra: Arizona Centennial Celebration

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Arizona’s 100th birthday with a program of music, dance, spoken word and a performance by R. Carlos Nakai — the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute.

Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m.

Tucson Symphony Center
2175 North Sixth Avenue
(520) 882-8585
tucsonsymphony.org

Arizona’s Centennial Celebration, Tucson

Taste colonial food and listen to historical stories about Tucson. Parking will be free on the nearby streets. This event takes place on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Tucson Presidio
133 W. Washington
downtowntucson.org

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

The largest gem and mineral show in the United States will celebrate the Arizona Centennial the weekend of February 9 – 12. The show is open to the public and will offer educational exhibits. Proceeds from the show will be used to support mineral knowledge and appreciation. Tickets may be ordered through ticketmaster.com] or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Thursday, February 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, February 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Avenue
tgms.org

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