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THURSDAY | 10.31

BOO! YOU FREAKS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With so much happening, it's easy to feel torn between events during the holidays. Which party to attend? What pumpkin patch has the best gourds? How do I know where I’ll get the best scare? Luckily, or perhaps unluckily, there's no shortage of events to choose from in Flagstaff on Halloween, and we’re here to help. For kid-friendly events visit the Trunk-or-Treat at Flagstaff Nissan Subaru, 4960 E. Marketplace Dr., from 4-7 p.m., or The Peaks’ annual Halloween Carnival, 3150 N. Winding Brook Rd., filled with trick-or-treating, a haunted house, games, freaky fun and food from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; the Mountain View Church family carnival, 2150 E. Linda Vista Dr., from 5:30-8 p.m., where inflatable slides, candy and more will greet revelers; Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm Ave., with its Halloween Spooktacular from 6-9 p.m. will host a haunted house, face painting and a costume contest; or visit the Halloween Harvest Trick-or-Treat Trail at 4 p.m. at Heritage Square. For the ghoulish night-life crowd there are plenty of 21 and over parties too. Haunted Hotel 4 will see Dapper Dre, aka Dreadful Dre, for this occasion, host a party filled with costumes and fun and craziness and spookiness on all floors of the Weatherford Hotel, 24 N. Leroux St., 5:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Night of Light Costume Party at the Green Room, 15 N. Agassiz St., kicks off at 10 p.m.; catch a special Halloween show featuring Tiny Bird with ILL Mess and Flowers at 10 p.m. at Flagstaff Brewing Company, 16 W. Historic Route 66; The Rob Zombie Double Feature at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave., beginning at 7 p.m., will screen both Halloween and The Devil’s Rejects; and there is so, so, so much more we're not mentioning here, but do some research, you terrifying ghouls.

FRIDAY | 11.1

SPEND TIME IN THIS SPACE

A Space in Time explores the unknown and infinite nature of our universe juxtaposed against man's biggest limit: the illusion of time. Artist Nick Lawrence approaches this subject matter with attention paid to an underlying theme of the soul's journey through time and space. Lawrence has been making art for most of his life, according to his bio, but it wasn’t until about 10 years ago that his career in painting took off. Lawrence enjoys blending organic, natural subject matter with objects created by humankind to create metaphorical content. Many of his paintings explore the relationship between humans and nature. A Space in Time will have its opening reception at the HeArt Box, 17 N. San Francisco St., at 6 p.m. The exhibit will stay up through Nov. 30. For more, visit www.theheartbox.space/

FRIDAY | 11.1

PEOPLE NOT PRISONS

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The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and it’s largely the individual states that are burdened with the cost of accommodating these growing populations. State expenditures on corrections grew from 6.7 billion in 1985 to 59.8 billion in 2017, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. In the newest Open Doors: Art in Action exhibit, Locked up: Pain and Resilience, inmates are given a voice not often heard. Locked Up is on display at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver St., through Dec. 7. During the First Friday ArtWalk Nov. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m., Khalil Rushdan will present “People not Prisons,” featuring stories by representatives of the ACLU Smart Justice Campaign, the Justice Project at ASU and Arizona Faith Network. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call (928) 774-2911 for more information.

SATURDAY | 11.2

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FASHION AND IDENTITY

Bill Cunningham, the late New York Times fashion photographer, had some choice words about the art of style. He said, “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” And it’s true. Every day, we dress to feel free. Whatever it is we are wearing, from yoga pants to Yves Saint Laurent, we express our identity through what we wear. This Saturday, Nov. 2, as part of its Indigenous Insights series and its current The Force is With Our People exhibit, the Museum of Northern Arizona presents Fashioning Identity. Featuring a panel of speakers including Dezbah Rose (Yuchi, Diné / Navajo, Chippewa), Geri Hongeva (Diné / Navajo), Shawn Hongeva (Hopi / Diné / Navajo) and Sher Begaye (Diné / Navajo), the discussion will focus on how fashion and cosplay are an important part of self-expression, as well as the diversity of fashion dexterity within indigenous communities. The museum’s Indigenous Insights series expands on programming previously offered during Native American Heritage Month. “We didn’t want to be confined to a month when really MNA celebrates native cultures all year round with programming and exhibitions,” Amelia George, MNA public programs manager, said. Catch Fashioning Identity Saturday afternoon at the museum, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., at 2 p.m. Regular museum admission rates apply. Visit www.musnaz.org for more information and a full schedule of Indigenous Insights events.  

SATURDAY | 11.2

HOT, SPICY TUNES

On New Year’s Eve in 2009, guitarist Brian Moss and bassist Jordan Fairless joined up to play a show in their home state of Arizona and ring in a new decade. And the rest is history. The two decided to team up and officially form a band: Spafford. Soon they brought on keyboard player Andrew “Red” Johnson and drummer Nick Tkachyk. This band pushes the boundaries of what jam music can be. People can say what they will about the genre, jam musicians are nothing if not capable. Spafford is known for its improvisational prowess, which they’ll use to play live extended jams. Referencing Steely Dan, electronic acts like The Crystal Method to ‘90s alt-rock radio hits, the band makes every show a musical party, every song a journey to so many places. Spafford’s 2018 release For Amusement Only is catchy and rich and varied and sparkling, and the band is oh so good at conveying that. Since forming, Spafford has played Bonnaroo and Firefly and consistently plays sold out shows across the United States. The band will be supported by partly Flagstaff locals, STIG, who formed here but are now based out of North Carolina. The band is comprised of five best friends playing some hot, spicy tunes. Spafford and STIG will play at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Visit www.orpheumflagstaff.com for more information. 

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