FRIDAY | 8.23
STARE RIGHT BACK AT HIM
We here at Flag Live! hate to wax nostalgic, but the ‘90s were pretty great. Not only was this very publication started in the ‘90s (1994 to be exact), but the decade gave us some pretty killer music. Nirvana’s Nevermind, A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Radiohead’s OK Computer, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and so many more classic albums. Allow us to add another to that list: Crash Test Dummies’ God Shuffled His Feet. Released in 1993, the band’s sophomore album skyrocketed them to platinum-selling fame, hitting number-one in Austria and New Zealand and also reaching the top five in the national albums charts of numerous countries including Australia, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Not only was the album a huge success, it showcased the band as oddly philosophical and deeply unique, with Brad Roberts’ distinctive bass-baritone voice as well as the band’s penchant for folk rock. For the first time in 17 years, Crash Test Dummies are reuniting for the 25th anniversary of their seminal sophomore album. The north American tour launched Nov. 23 and features the original lineup of Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge. “After a huge hit in Canada with our folksier debut album, our next effort was dubbed ‘too new a sound’ by our Canadian compatriots,” Roberts says in a statement. “In America however, it managed to pique the interest of a new and frankly much larger group of listeners and soon ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ became a bonafide hit south of our border, and eventually all over the world. It was a wild ride for us that year. Now we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary reuniting with our original line-up and dusting off our old set lists. We’re very excited about it.” Catch Crash Test Dummies Friday, Aug. 23, at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave., with Flag’s own Quinn & The Confluence. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $31, plus fees. More information at www.orpheumflagstaff.com
SATURDAY | 8.24
ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE
Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange and the Flagstaff Coconino County Public Library are on a mission—a tiny, mini, itsy bitsy mission—to construct five new Little Free Libraries, which will be placed throughout Flagstaff. The project is oh-so-cleverly titled Get Booked! Little Free Library and each tiny little collection of books will contain literature of all shapes, sizes and genres, all donated by Bookmans or the library to help “promote literacy and accessibility to reading for the community of Flagstaff.” Members of the public are invited to help build these libraries, and the first of these events will be held this weekend. Building materials will be provided by Buzzard Construction and Flagstaff residents can help in construction and painting. Girl Scouts troop 6520 will be on site along with library staff to help with crafts and games. So come be like Bob the builder because you can do it, you can fix it—or in this case, build it. The community build day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 12-5 p.m. at the Flagstaff Bookmans, 1520 S. Riordan Rd.
SATURDAY | 8.24
THE SPACE BETWEEN PLACE
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Place has a profound effect on the way it shapes artists. We all breathe the same air, observe the same sights. We’re all in tune to the smell before rain or the feeling of dirt beneath our fingernails, but each of us internalizes these things differently. For Sky Black and Jacques Cazaubon Seronde, Flagstaff and northern Arizona have shaped them into uniquely experimental artists, adjacent to each other’s surroundings—both raised in northern Arizona—yet distinctive in their styles. Black and Seronde both pull from different inspirations, but together in the new exhibit, Space Between, they will combine to fill a space with new works that invoke elements of natural beauty, human emotion and more. An opening reception for Space Between will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 19. www.flagartscouncil.org
SATURDAY | 8.24
LOST AND FOUND(RY)
The Flagstaff Foundry is a space free of judgment, free of bias, a place to be and perform and show the world (or Flagstaff, which is part of the world) who you are. It’s a community space based on respect and the arts in which an artist within any medium—dance, music, theater, circus, comedy, etc—can stand up in front of the assembled crowd and perform. It’s a variety show, but it’s also so much more. Founded in 2015 by Garrison Garcia, who also emcee’s almost every event, the Foundry is a space in which all acts can find a stage and this weekend it’ll celebrate its 50th show. Happening this Saturday, the 50th show will feature acts galore in the first half of the evening, followed by a full second half of Flagstaff band F-Town Sound. It’ll be a party, a fete, a blast if you will. There will be beer and wine available for all of you who are over 21 years of age as well as an evening of entertainment. The event will take place at the Momentum Aerial Studio B, 1802 W. Kaibab Ln. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit www.flagstafffoundry.org
SUNDAY | 8.25
A CELESTIAL NAMASTE
Ah, yoga. Can’t you just feel that post-class calm at the mere mention of the word? That jelly-muscle, super-relaxed-yet-somehow-still-energized feeling you can’t get enough of? OK now picture this, right? A warrior, a pigeon and a happy baby walk into a bar but instead of a fisticuffs breaking out in front of the bartender leading to the police being called, they order drinks and then make their way to the back patio for a relaxing evening under the stars. If you don’t know what we’re talking about that’s fine, but now is your chance to become acquainted with it. And what a better way to enjoy a yoga class than under the beautiful, clear, star-speckled night sky in Flagstaff? Join The Yoga Experience and Lowell Observatory for the third year of Yoga Under the Stars. Once again, the class will be accompanied by live symphony music from Slugs from Space and followed by raffle prizes and stargazing. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lowell, 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All entries include a raffle ticket and the stargazing, which begins at 9 p.m.