Tickets are on sale now for "Cookin’ With Gus," a special dinner theater fundraiser for the Yuma Fine Arts Association and the Yuma Art Center. In "Cookin’ With Gus," Gussie Richardson (played by Amanda Perri, above), a famous food columnist and cookbook author, has been offered her own daily network television show. Althoug
Michelle Loynes is a pilgrim.Her ultimate destination, she may not be sure just yet, but she knows well enough what she's looking for: spiritual enlightenment. Her new show at the Yuma Art Center, “Seeker,” celebrates that search. “I'm looking for ‘it,' whatever ‘it' is,” she said.
Juneteenth is more than just a fun day for families at the park with food, music and games.Although it is all that, it is most of all a celebration of freedom that finally came to all African-Americans in the United States on June 19, 1865.In the United States, slavery began shortly after the first English colonists arriv
Apparently, there are no records relating what foods fugitive passengers on the Underground Railroad were served during their journey north to freedom in Canada.
But they probably consisted of foods familiar to the slaves, such as vegetables, wild greens, hardtack, corn meal and whatever meat might be available, according to Chef Karla B
A comedian flying here from Germany for a show at Cocopah Casino says he can't wait to “juggle ping-pong balls in my mouth” and tear it up with some “laugh-out-loud” material on Gila Bend.He's David Deeble, a standup comic and magician who has performed at major venues, such as the prestigious Magic Castle in
Yuma County’s libraries have a full slate of brain-engaging activities this summer that are free, fun and family-friendly.
The theme is "Dig into Reading," with many of the activities encouraging study of the natural world. (See list below)
For young kids, there will be a magician, a balloon artist,
Editor's Note: Send submissions for Yuma Nightlife by 5 p.m. Tuesday to email@example.com.WHERE TO BE• La Vida Loca — 8 p.m. Fridays — Cocopah Casino's River Room • DJ Sloe — 9 p.m. Fridays — LZ Bar and Grill • DJ Rudy &m
Another strong showing from Israel in Yuma's independent film series, “Off White Lies” is a father-daughter road picture in the spirit of “Paper Moon” way back in the '70s. Although “Lies” is set against the backdrop of the second war with Lebanon in 2006, it actually takes no political position and instead of
You can expect at least one thing to be cool in coming months – a new summer jazz series.Local jazz musicians, fresh from the annual Village Jazz Series, just aren't ready to stop making music for appreciative audiences. So they've created a new concert series that will offer up great jazz for seven Fridays.“T
WHERE TO BE• La Vida Loca — 8 p.m. Fridays — Cocopah Casino's River Room • To the Desert We Shall Return — 8 p.m. Friday — Strummer's Village Tavern • DJ Sloe — 9 p.m. Fridays — LZ Bar and Grill • DJ Rudy — 9:30 p.m. Friday — Paradise Casino, Sharky's Lounge • E
It takes a special event to turn a whole section of town into a giant art gallery.That's the magic of the North End Art Walk. This year's event is slated for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.Businesses ranging from beauty salons to bars will open their doors to artists who will be showing off their works and eager to meet a
Music composed by women is too often left silent on the written page, an effort local choral musicians hope to fix this weekend by giving voice to some truly beautiful sounds.The Friday concert “Celebrating Women” will feature voices from the Yuma Chorale and Arizona Western College's Chamber Singers and Youth Choir.
Yumans are invited to come aboard for Yuma's first celebration of National Train Day.The celebration will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historical Park, 201 N. 4th Ave.The free event will feature door prizes, jump houses, model train displays, historic train displays throughout the gr
CELEBRATE WOMEN CONCERTWHEN: 7 p.m. FridayWHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1550 S. 14th Ave.GOING ON: AWC Chamber Singers, Yuma Chorale and AWC Youth Choir's annual end-of-the-year concert; theme is celebrating women and will feature music, lyrics and songs written by and about women; free
The spotlight is on Yuma this weekend as it stars on C-SPAN, offering glimpses of the community's history and literary culture.The programming was filmed in early April by a C-SPAN traveling crew that is making its way to small and midsize communities around the West to capture something of their essence to share with the rest of the
Music that's thrilled the world for generations will ring out Saturday as the Yuma Orchestra Association presents an evening of truly classic sounds.Veteran and student performers will take to the stage for Orchestral Classics, an annual concert that skips the more contemporary music and goes straight for the old masters.
Families aren't exactly camping in the boonies this weekend, but any tents pitched in the outfield will be a long walk from the parking lot.Yuma Parks and Recreation hosts a new kind of event Saturday that will turn the baseball diamond at Desert Sun Stadium into a giant community campout.“Here's a great opportunity
“The Dynamiter” might seem an unlikely title for this low-key film about an unlikely hero, an adolescent boy who's been slipping through the cracks at school and who doesn't have two dimes to rub together. On the other hand, why should fireworks be only for the fortunate? Who's to say which of us feels our emotions more deeply, or de
Like baby bottles and walkers, books have a role of their own to play in childhood development.Libraries around the nation will highlight that importance by hosting combined celebrations of Children's Day and Book Day.On Saturday, the San Luis branch of the Yuma County Library District will offer a variety of activities t
Nothing goes with fine art quite like wine, appetizers, dessert and live music.That's the winning formula behind A Taste of Fine Art, an event that has thrilled art lovers for the past 11 years.This year's celebration of all things beautiful and tasty takes place Friday, offering up what organizers are billing as the &ldq
WHERE TO BE
• La Vida Loca — 8 p.m. Fridays — Cocopah Casino’s River Room • Woolly Bandits — 8 p.m. Friday — Strummer’s Village Tavern • DJ Sloe — 9 p.m. Fridays — LZ Bar and Grill • Ernie Shoemaker &m
At least once a year, John Courtis knows it's more than all right to cry in public.Those tears fall in hope and remembrance as white paper bags are decorated with memorial messages and people proudly march through the night in celebration of life.That's the emotional power of Relay for Life, an experience that Courtis say