It’s a big weekend for football fans!  Get your friends and favorite snacks together, and put on your team’s jersey for game day on Sunday.  But there’s also plenty more to do in Flagstaff aside from the big game, so whatever your interests, have a great weekend.

 Super Bowl Weekend

 

For sports fans, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Super Bowl, and this is the 50th!  The game can be seen on TV screens at many locations in Flagstaff on Sunday, but why not see it on downtown Flagstaff’s biggest screen at the Orpheum Theater?  Doors open at 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy margarita drink specials and free popcorn.  It’s free and it’s for all ages to attend. 

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The Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, continues this weekend at the Doris Harper-White Playhouse, downtown (11 W. Cherry Ave.).  Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for “Best Play,” the story features middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Buck County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.  Their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, in a deliriously funny production.  Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.).  Tickets are $15 - $20.  Dates through February 13th.

 

On Friday evening, David Gans performs at The Orpheum in a solo electric performance combining the singer’s country-blues-style fingerpicking, loop-based improvisations created live in the moment, sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; and wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world.  8:00 p.m.  Tickets are just $9.

 

On Saturday, the Flagstaff Visitor Center and Radio Sunnyside KSZN host the Second Annual Flagstaff Chocolate Walk, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Explore downtown Flagstaff and sample chocolates with a map you’ll receive when you register at the Visitor Center (in the train station).  Collect points as you go to shops and downtown businesses, good for a chance at various prizes.  Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds donated to Friends of Community Radio Stations (FoCRS), an Arizona non-profit organization.  Ages 13 and over $5, ages 6 – 12 are $3, and 5 and under are free,

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 Also on Saturday afternoon, the Northern Arizona University Men’s Basketball Lumberjacks meet Idaho in the Skydome at 2:00 p.m.  Admission $6 - $12.  Purchase tickets.

 

 

On Saturday evening, the Mardi Paws Dinner is a fundraiser for Flagstaff’s Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA), 5:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff (1175 W. Route 66).  The evening begins with a no-host bar and the opening of a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.  SCCA’s 2015 Rescue Advocate of the Year will be honored.  Tickets are $65 per person.

 

Also Saturday evening, see NAU alumnus and Second City Comedy School graduate, Eric Buss:"Comedy Imaginator."  Buss combines crazy inventions and his own high-octane sugar rush of comedy into a non-stop ride of mischief and magical gadgetry.  He’s performed on five continents and on "The Late Show" with David Letterman.  At NAU’s Clifford E. White Theater (1 S. Knoles Dr.), 7:30 p.m.  Tickets just $10.

 

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Coucil present Martin Sexton on Saturday evening at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.  Sexton, a singer-songwriter, first built up a following in the early 1990s singing on the streets of Boston. Early on he developed an interest in classic rock ‘n’ roll, which fueled his love of music and his desire to perform. Sexton has grown as a musician over the years, from selling recordings out of his guitar case, to touring worldwide with sold out shows, and multiple albums under his belt.  Tickets $45 - $65.

 

JesterComedy and the Orpheum Theater present the Anger Management Stand Up Comedy Show on Saturday evening.  The Orpheum is transformed into a comedy club for a night as the hottest working comics from Arizona, California and Las Vegas perform.  Ticket are $10.  Two shows: All ages at 8:00 p.m.  Ages 18+ at 10:00p.m.

 

On Sunday afternoon, the Coconino County Public Library and Flagstaff Arts Council Stories to Life series continues – Stories to Life: This Land is Your Land at the Coconino Center for the Arts (2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.).  This Land is Your Land features music and spoken word, presenting the best of the best about the experience of saving and preserving our public lands for future generations.  The Ponderosa Players provide the music for this celebration, a part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service.  It’s free!  4:00 p.m.

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 Ski Arizona!

The storm that passed through this week added fresh snow at Arizona Snowbowl for downhill skiing and snowboarding, and at The Flagstaff Nordic Center (cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and more).  See the individual websites for details, including some overnight accommodations for the more adventurous.

You can book all of your Flagstaff accommodations at the Flagstaff Winter Wonderland page.

 

 

Flagstaff Nightlife: There’s entertainment all weekend at many Flagstaff nighttime hot spots.  Visit the latest Flag Live! website for all of the weekend details (updated on Thursday).

 

Flagstaff Weather:  7-Day forecast from the U.S. Weather Service.