Historic storm aside, there’s a great slate of events going on this weekend. Get out the rain coat you haven’t worn in 7 years and go have some fun! All of these are indoors.
I don’t mime if you do
Back by popular demand, Friday night, January 23, the Old Town Center for the Arts presents David Barker in a solo mime show. While Mr. Barker’s resume is quite impressive, his body speaks for itself. Don’t miss a great opportunity to see a master of this oft ridiculed but always fascinating art form. 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Center for the Arts, corner of 5th and Main. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Seniors $10.
Ever wanted to make a movie?
In L.A., every server and buser has a screenplay in their back pocket. If you have one too–or maybe it’s still in your head–you can find out the details of filmmaking this weekend. The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmmaking is offering a two-day Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday January 23-24. The Zaki Gordon one-year program is unique among film schools because every student gets to make a film. This two-day immersion workshop is only offered a few times a year to give a realistic overview of what involved in making an independent film. You can register at www.yc.edu.
Sunday is music day
Sundays at Ken’s Creekside, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy a slice of life most people can only dream about. MRH performs jazz to complement the brunch menu. MRH is William Hoshal on sax and flutes, Dave Rentz on percussion and David Vincent Mills on keyboard. You can admire the snow on the red rocks from the glass-walled dining room as you listen to the inspired, and inspiring, jazz.
At 2:30, be in your seat at the St. John Vianney for a performance of the Zimro Project. Founded in 2008 by clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, this unique ensemble incorporates art music into chamber music programs. It was inspired by the Zimro Ensemble, active almost a century ago in St. Petersburg Russia. Chamber Music Sedona brings this world-class ensemble to Sedona to educate and entertain. The group will be in residency for ten days, giving concerts at schools in Sedona and performing at various worship services.
Art for art’s sake
The Sedona Arts Center is offering a wide variety of art classes for the new year. For the curious and the art appreciator an art history class begins February 11, at 10 a.m. in the South Studio. These one-hour lectures will cover one artist each month and look at their art and influence. Each session will be $5 at the door. When you are ready to dive into creating art, check the website for their extensive catalog of hands-on courses.