WEDNESDAY | 1.31
DRINKING ON A DIME
First, it was a taxidermy museum. In the early 1930s, founder Dean Eldredge displayed his collection of over 30,000 stuffed animals which included some standard two-headed calves, a common six-legged sheep and the rare elk mount. Over the course of the Route 66 icon’s 85-year history, it has served as a club, a music hall and bar but has always kept some of the original decorations from its days as a museum. Each time the building’s business had to shut down temporarily it’s come back stronger than ever so in case you haven’t already heard the good news, the Museum Club has officially reopened. Dru Douthit took over the business in late December after it lay empty for several months. The club had been a fixture in Douthit’s life for many years, first as a student at Northern Arizona University and then as a member of the Arizona National Guard stationed at Camp Navajo. He knows it’s been a fixture for many others who have lived, visited or gone to school in Flagstaff and he couldn’t let it go. Douthit has brought back all of the previously loved events including line dancing, karaoke, open mic nights and, of course, dime beers every Wednesday. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get paid until Friday when beers are only a dime each and you can order any other drink you can imagine for $3. DJ Ty One On will be providing the soundtrack to your night. However, while much of it has stayed the same, there is an important new addition to the Zoo: a rotating schedule of food trucks in the parking lot including Alejandro’s Mexican Food and 3’s in the Trees. So stop by some night and celebrate a piece of Flagstaff history.
SATURDAY | 1.27
The Fort Collins-based bluegrass quartet Head for the Hills, since 2004, have been bringing their progressive, postmodern country acoustic music to various bars, clubs and festivals across the country. “We want to bring our songs and our unique style to as many people as possible,” said fiddle player and vocalist, Joe Lessard in an interview with Telluride.com. “We want to make a living playing the music we love and continue traveling and experiencing the world through playing that music.” The latest effort, Potions and Poisons, the band’s fourth studio album, presents Head for the Hills at their peak, exploring bluegrass, folk, soul, jazz and even hip-hop with outlooks on life, love and lust. Catch the high-country bluegrass quartet this Saturday at the Orpheum Theater with local singer-songwriter Quinn Scully featuring Tre Hibbert. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13. More information online at www.headforthehillsmusic.com
If you’re going to party, make sure you party HARD. The women of Flagstaff’s High Altitude Roller Derby league know this well. To kick off their 2018 season and celebrate the full-contact sport of roller derby, they are hosting a party at the Green Room this weekend with live punk music from The Cadaver Dabba Doos, Nothing ADD All and The Blissins. Local hip-hop group Boom Box Bros. will also take the stage and DJ LaRue will be spinning some danceable tunes. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to ages 21 and up. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Find High Altitude Roller Derby on Facebook for more information and news on upcoming bouts.
SUNDAY | 1.28
BEST SERVED COLD
After being released from prison on parole, Dizzy Cordova encounters a mysterious man who introduces himself as Agent Graves. Graves gives Cordova an attaché case with a dossier, a gun and 100 untraceable bullets, informing her of the two corrupt police officers who were responsible for the death of her husband and child. 100 Bullets, published by DC comics under Vertigo, explores morality, retribution and death, asking, “What would you do if you were given the opportunity to exact revenge?” The series ran for 100 issues, garnering critical acclaim and winning numerous awards including the 2002 Harvey Award for Best Writer, Best Artist and Best Continuing Series and the 2001 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story. This Sunday, join comic book lovers alike at Cab Comics for its Comic Knowledge Society series. This week features a free discussion of 100 Bullets Vol. 1. The discussion begins at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
MONDAY | JAN. 29
In his 2008 book The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews, Father Patrick Desbois, through ballistic evidence, interviews and on-site examinations, uncovers and identifies gravesites in Ukraine during World War II where Nazi mobile units exterminated more than a million Jewish people. Desbois, a French Roman Catholic priest, writes, “Killing a Jew was an insignificant, legitimate, authorized, and encouraged act that conformed with the directives of the Reich. Protecting a Jew led to capital punishment.” The Holocaust by Bullets, winner of the National Jewish Book Award,tells the disturbing story of the Jewish genocide in Ukraine. In addition to his book, Desbois is the founder of Yahad-In Unum, an organization dedicated to locating Jewish mass graves in the former Soviet Union, and he has been awarded France’s highest honor, the Légion d’honneur, for his documentation of the Holocaust. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Northern Arizona University and the Martin-Springer Institute presents Past and Present: Holocaust Memories and Yazidi Genocide, a lecture with Father Patrick Desbois at the Prochnow Auditorium on the NAU campus. Free for NAU/CCC staff and students, $10 for the public. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Information and tickets online at www.nau.edu/cto