Hot Picks Jan. 23-29: Rumble on the Mountain, Le Trebuchet, Adam's Rib

Hot Picks Jan. 23-29: Rumble on the Mountain, Le Trebuchet, Adam's Rib

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“Despite efforts to bridge the gap between tribal and non-tribal communities of the Colorado Plateau, a marked division remains.” So begins the description for Rumble on the Mountain 6: Bridging the Divide, the sixth iteration of an annual event bringing together voices of neighboring tribes and Flagstaff community members in an effort to bridge the divide between tribal and non-tribal world views; science and the warnings of traditional wisdom; students; and regional Indigenous issues. This show-meets-lecture series-meets artist gathering will feature educational presentations and entertainment (“edu-tainment”) from the Hopi Hooyapi Dance Group, Vernon Masayesva, Ed Kabotie & Tha ‘Yoties, Sage Bond, Leigh Kuwanwisyouma and student participants from Northern Arizona University’s Community-University Public Inquiry program. Live art by Diné artist Jerrel Singer will be raffled off at the event, with proceeds to benefit KUYI Hopi Radio. Rumble on the Mountain 6 is an all-ages event held at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $8 adults/$5 students/12 and under free. Following Rumble on the Mountain 6 will be The Aftershock concert featuring indigenous performers. The nationally acclaimed Levi Platero Blues Band, local reggae rockers Tha ‘Yoties, acoustic sensation Sage Bond and emerging hip-hop group Macchiato Music will rotate between two stages throughout the night. “For all of its beauty, the Colorado Plateau and its Indigenous communities have been greatly abused and assaulted by the industrial age. In this great future, more than ever before, we have both the need and the ability to foster understanding between native and non-native communities,” event organizer Ed Kabotie said. The Aftershock concert takes place at the Green Room, 15 N. Agassiz St. It is open to all ages from 7:30-10 p.m., 21 and over after 10 p.m. $5 at the door, or free to attendees of Rumble on the Mountain 6. For more information, visit



Austin rockers Cowboy Diplomacy will be making a stop in Flagstaff today, giving local audiences a taste of their special mix of rock ‘n’ roll, country music and blues. Gritty, lively and hard-hitting in sound, Cowboy Diplomacy is fresh off the release of their most recent album, Burn Down the Road, whose lyrics center around personal growth, battling inner demons and following one’s dreams. This is not music for the faint of heart, and you’ll likely want to bring your dancin’ boots and perhaps a can of Red Bull to keep you energized throughout what promises to be a very energetic set. Cowboy Diplomacy will perform with Flag locals Winter Haven and Fly Felix at Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 W. Route 66. Doors at 7:30 p.m., music at 8 p.m. $5. Find the event on Facebook for more information.



It’s nothing short of iconic: The story of a nerdy teen and his oddball friends and weird family in middle-of-nowhere America. It brought you lines you would exchange in middle and high school hallways for years to come: “Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner,” “It's a liger. It's probably my favorite animal. It defends itself with its growing skills in the field of magic,” and “Give me some of your tots!” And now you’ll have the opportunity to see Napoleon himself live in Flagstaff. Celebrate 15 years since Napolean Dynamite with a screening of the film, followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with starring actor Jon Heder. Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with John Heder takes place at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24-69. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

FRIDAY | 1.24


Le Trebuchet was a fixture of the Flagstaff music scene just a couple years ago. Then the band, described by one Flag Live! article as “cage-free rock,” went on hiatus for a while. Its members focused on work, other projects and put Le Trebuchet to rest for a little while—a little R&R for the local rock ‘n’ roll band. Now, Le Trebuchet returns to the Flagstaff stage. “The band leads audiences on a desert-fueled, psychedelic experience, nodding to every decade of rock ‘n’ roll along the way,” reads Le Trebuchet’s description on Facebook. Ahead of a small tour in late February, the band, which also “specializes in not being boring,” will play a show with The Canaries and O.L. Country Band—for the first time in two-plus years, they’ll be back. This is a show not to miss. Le Trebuchet will be playing songs from its 2016 release The Overthrow as well as from its brand new album, Volume 2. The latter is a collection of seven songs recorded a few years ago that were never officially released. The album is extra rare and special, like a golden nugget. Catch Le Trebuchet in all its rock ‘n’ roll glory at Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 W. Route 66. Cover is $6, show at 8 p.m. For more, visit

TUESDAY | 1.28


Have you ever encountered a movie that has 100 percent on the Tomatometer? It’s not a score you see every day. The rare filmic unicorns among the bunch include The Terminator, Paddington 2 (odd choice in our opinion, but that’s just us), Richard Linklater’s beautiful and tragic Before Sunrise, Man on Wire (about prolific tightrope walker Philippe Petite) and Citizen Kane—just to name a few. Among that list is also the next film being shown at Northern Arizona University’s CAL Film Series. Released in 1949, Adam’s Rib, starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn and Judy Holiday, is perhaps Tracy and Hepburn’s funniest film. The two famous Hollywood names play opposing husband and wife lawyers Adam and Amanda in a case involving a woman (Judy Holiday) who shot her husband. Directed by George Cukor, Adam’s Rib presents one comical showdown after the other, with the couple’s living room becoming a microcosmic courtroom in which neither party is willing to relent. The film is 101 minutes of black and white comedic masterpiece with some of films’ best actors of all time. The CAL Film Series screens movies every Tuesday during the semester, with titles including On the Waterfront by the famous Eli Kazan and Alexander Mackendrick’s Sweet Smell of Success, among others. Each film in the series screens at NAU’s Cline Library, 1001 Knoles Dr., at 7 p.m. with an optional discussion following. The event is free and open to the public. No ticket necessary, just show up and find a seat. For more information, visit


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