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
A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is coming to Yuma to prove he is much more than just another reggae performer caught in his father's long shadow. Ky-Mani Marley, son of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, will highlight music from his many studio albums released over the years. He will perform Saturday at Cocopah Casino.
For the first time, ARTbeat will be held in the evening.
The Yuma Art Center will host ARTbeat 6, a fine art exhibit and sale held outdoors, from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, directly adjacent to the art center.
"We are moving the event to early evening to take advantage of the beautiful ambience of Hist
The Yuma Film Festival is back this weekend for its second year, bringing more than 35 films to the big screen at the Historic Yuma Theatre.Event co-organizer Isaac Russell said this year looks to be even better than last year, with films from the prestigious Sundance and SXSW festivals showing alongside the works of local independen
In these parts, you don't need blue blood to be considered royal. You just need to make terrific tacos worthy of a title — and crown.Hungry hordes will crown Yuma's third Taco King (or Queen) during Saturday's Taco Festival, an event expected to draw thousands of folks in search of fantastic food.“We had 5,000
Wild About Monkeys performs three times daily on the Yuma County Fair's main stage. The featured male and female baboons have been in such movies as "Evan Almighty," "The Rundown" and "Rock of Ages."
Check the entertainment schedule at www.yumafair.com for times.
WHERE TO BE• La Vida Loca — 8 p.m. Fridays — Cocopah Casino's River Room • B-side Players — 9 p.m. Friday — Strummer's Village Tavern • DJ Sloe — 9 p.m. Fridays — LZ Bar and Grill • Ernie Shoemaker — 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays — AmVets • Tom Teven — 7 p.m. S
Amusement ride crews have been busy preparing for the upcoming Yuma County Fair. Opening day for the 61st annual Yuma County Fair is April 2, with gates opening to the public at 3 p.m. Tuesday is also dollar day.
Travis Walton no longer believes that aliens who took him aboard their ship back in 1975 meant him any harm.Walton says he's changed his mind about that November evening when he became one of the world's most famous UFO abductees and the inspiration behind the popular movie “Fire in the Sky.”Walton and six oth
Early this morning, about 50 original art pieces, each incorporating a bucket, were placed in public areas throughout Yuma as part of the third annual “Buckets of Artists” event.
The art pieces, intentionally left out for the public to find, include a completely functional pinhole camera and photo lab in a bucket, a zombie bu