Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

  • Artist to Activist & Beyond: Maria Lynam

    Jan 8, 19 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, FeatureComments Off on Artist to Activist & Beyond: Maria LynamRead More »

    By Ed Mickens On January 19, when the Prescott Women’s March gathers for the third year in a row, it will carry a new, more inclusive name, Yavapai County Women March On, but it will still focus attention on the importance of equality, education, healthcare, environment and a thriving community. And in the crowd of women and men will be one of the stalwarts of progressive values in our area: Maria Lynam. Looking back at the first Women’s March in January 2017, Maria recalls, “After the 2016 election I was depressed, and I am not a depressive person, but I was in an emotionally and mentally lethargic state for a few months. Then I happened to see an invitation in the paper to show up at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist congregation to make posters for a women’s march, so I went. I figured there would be ten or so people. There were 60!”   “Everyone brought their poster supplies, there was no room to work. I didn’t think I would really know anyone, but I seemed connected to everyone there–friends and their friends. That lit the fire under me. I made more than 20 posters for that march.” Maria and her husband, Bill Lynam, had retired to Prescott in 2000. She thought she would devote time to her art, especially her printmaking, and he wanted to focus more on writing

  • Prescott Public House Event: BBQ and Beer Dinner

    Jan 6, 19 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Prescott Public HouseComments Off on Prescott Public House Event: BBQ and Beer DinnerRead More »

    MEAT EATERS’ DELIGHT     Join us on Sunday, January 13th from 5-8PM for an exciting evening full of local BBQ, beverages, and good times! The dinner will include: 5 Carnivorous Courses: Pecan Smoked Wings in Road Rash IPA Buffalo Sauce Hickory Smoked Ribs with Strawberry Blonde Ale Glaze Applewood Smoked Bratwurst Bites with Amber Ale Beer Cheese Beef Brisket Sliders with our new House Made BBQ Sauce Caramelized Coffee Porter for dessert Each comes with a perfect beer pairing from THAT Brewery that will make sure you get the most enjoyment out of every bite. Each course will showcase some of Prescott Public House’s best smoked BBQ items and new side dishes, creating amazing flavor profiles that become even better when paired with a carefully selected pairing from THAT Brewery. This will be a family-style dinner served casually, and will definitely not disappoint. A representative from the brewery will be onsite to explain a little bit about the brewing process, and the differences in each unique style of their craft included in the feast. TICKETS | $35 **This is a 21+ event**  Available at Seating will be limited, and this event will sell out, so be sure to hop on and reserve your seats now for the Prescott Public House located 218 W Gurley St. A full bar will be available with libations to enjoy before, during, or after

  • Natural histories: The art & science of science & art

    Nov 1, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Portfolio5,384 CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon At first blush, the 250 prints in the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection are a dizzying floral and faunal cacophony. In one image, a pair of Great Auks enjoy a dynamic scene with severe cliffs and choppy seas. In another, gruesome eels swim in an illusory ether stacked row upon impossible row. Others depict plants — some in acute, meticulous realism, some in a surreal limbo including multiple stages of development. From a scientific perspective, you could divvy these prints up by taxonomy, geography, or morphology. From an artistic perspective, you could divvy them up by chronology, technique, or stylistic sensibilities. By all means, do that — a large selection from the collection is on display Nov. 8 – Dec. 14 at the Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse, while an ongoing rotation of prints debuts at the college’s nascent Natural History Institute this month — but before you delve too deep into delineation, just look at them. Just. Look. “Well, the first thing is that some of them are just jaw-droppingly gorgeous,” says Dr. Tom Fleischner, director of Prescott College’s nascent Natural History Institute. “There are some of them, like the Great Auks, that I just can’t keep my eyes off of.” That simple act of looking was the first step that lead to the creation of these images. It’s the starting

  • [VIDEO] ‘Mushroom Madness!’ recap and info

    On Saturday, Aug. 3, Northern Arizona University mycologist Erik Nelson lead a fungi talk and hike, “Mushroom Madness!” at the Highlands Center for Natural History, in Prescott. In case you missed it, here are a few factoids, photos, and videos: Fungi are the fruiting, reproductive bodies of mycorrhizae. More than 2,000 species of trees have a symbiotic relationship with fungi and their ilk. The vast majority of herbaceous plants — some 300,000 species — have a similar relationship with mycorrhizae, though not necessarily mushrooms. Practically all uncooked mushrooms are probably at least mildly carcinogenic. Yes, that includes the ones at the salad bar. In many cases, cap color is one of the least reliable mushroom identification features. In Arizona, Shaggy Manes (Coprinus comatus), Lobster Mushrooms (Hypomyces lactiflorum), Aspen Boletes (Leccinum insigne), and Common Puffballs (Lycoperdon perlatum) are among the easiest edible mushrooms to identify. Regardless, further reading and trained help is recommended before hunting, identifying, and consuming wild mushrooms. ***** Read more online at Erik Nelson’s website, TaneLorn.Us.  

  • An alien gathering: Notes from the 2013 Roswell UFO Festival

    Jul 30, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Feature, Photo Gallery5,838 CommentsRead More »

    Illustration, photos, & story by Dale O’Dell In 1947 something fell out of the sky and crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. It may’ve been an alien spacecraft, a weather balloon, or nothing at all, but its effect on the community was profound. That alleged UFO crash spawned an urban legend — and an economic boom — for Roswell. And so, 66 years after the whatever-it-was was hauled off and the alien bodies were put into deep-freeze, I arrived at the 2013 Roswell UFO Festival. Every Fourth of July weekend, the town holds its annual UFO festival. Main Street is shut down, the portable concert stage is set up, the vendors fill the street. Attendees are treated to costume contests, parades, and all sorts of alien-themed silliness. People come from all over the world to mix with morbidly obese Americans dressed as grey aliens and sweat in the 100-degree heat of the New Mexico Desert. A real heatstroke-hoot. Better drink some more alien juice and stay hydrated. The first event I attended was the alien pet costume contest held on the Civic Center lawn. Everybody loves seeing little dogs parade around in costumes that, while embarrassing to other dogs, make humans laugh. Name a better opportunity to spray paint Fido green and display the poor critter in front of 400 similarly dressed humans. The most appropriate dog to dress up in

  • Miles of smiles

    Jul 30, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Feature5,576 CommentsRead More »

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Vincent van Gogh, Helmut Vogel, and Annie Alexander walk into a sunflower field. Van Gogh smiles and paints an image exploring the violent explosion of life and death that inspires generations of artists and art lovers. Vogel smiles and pens a mathematical formula predicting the dizzying spirals of their florets that has myriad engineering and design applications. Alexander smiles, and the Prescott resident hatches a plan that spreads smiles to countless people and benefits our less fortunate denizens. OK, not much of a punch line — but it’s true. And it’s heartwarming. For nearly two decades, Alexander has sold fresh sunflowers at 204 N. McCormick St. Proceeds go to The Smile Project, the nonprofit she started to help area homeless get dental work. Summer sales are on the honor system — Alexander insists that’s an integral part of this — and the project usually raises a few hundred dollars. Some years The Smile Project can help dozens of homeless; some years it can only help a few. And now they’ve got helping hands: Inspired by the project, Sergio Montes and Prescott Dentistry helped 28 people on June 28. Indeed, Alexander and her sunflowers — and her neighbor’s, after her yard was consequently colonized — have made countless people smile. “Hmm,” Alexander muses, chewing on a tagline for the project. “What makes you smile?”

  • The wave returns

    May 30, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event5,819 CommentsRead More »

    It’s hard to explain the annual Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts and Culture Festival to folks who’ve never seen it. It’s like a circus. And it’s like Cirque du Soleil. And it’s like a show kids put on in the backyard. Tsunami on the Square fanatics and first-timers alike have plenty to enjoy, including 10 hours of live performances on the Yavapai County Courthouse Square. This   year, there are performers from all over the U.S., Colombia, and U.K. These include Nemcatacoa Teatro — a world-class acrobatic stilt walking group — from Bogota, Columbia and Hojarasca Música Andina — a musical group specializing in Andean music — from Antioquia, Colombia, thanks to help from the Southern Exposure grant program, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. They’ll be performing with The Carpetbag Brigade, led by Tsunami founder Jay Ruby. Most events are free. Times and locations vary, so visit TsunamiOnTheSquare.Org for up-to-the-minute scheduling information. Here’s a peak at 2013’s Tsunami performances: “Creating Art in a Society of Conflict” 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8:. Nemcatacoa Teatro presentation at Peregrine Book Company. “Traditions of Stilt Walking in Columbia” 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9: Nemcatacoa Teatro presentation at Prescott Public Library’s Founders Suites. Circus Camp for Kids 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 8-13: Youth learn juggling, stilt walking, acrobatics, costume making, and other skills and perform at

  • [Video] Alan Dean Foster talks Star Wars, Star Trek, & Hollywood

    Apr 26, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Video20 CommentsRead More »

    On Sunday, 2013-04-21, Prescott-based science fiction legend and flagship 5enses columnist Alan Dean Foster talked about “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” as part of the Prescott Film Festival’s Sci-Fi Mini-Fest at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. Watch his talk and Q-and-A, in five parts, bellow

  • [Video] Rod Roddenberry brings ‘Trek Nation’ to Prescott

    Apr 26, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event, Video5,729 CommentsRead More »

    On Saturday, 2013-04-20, Rod Roddenberry talked about “Trek Nation,” a documentary about his father, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott, Ariz., as part of the Prescott Film Festival’s Sci-Fi Mini-Fest. Watch his Q-and-A, in three parts, bellow

  • Prescott: the final frontier

    Mar 28, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, Event4,454 CommentsRead More »

    By Helen Stephenson As if you’d pass on seeing William Shatner belt out “Kaahhnn” on the big screen. As if you’d pass on meeting someone who’s donned one of the infamous red shirts. As if you wouldn’t fight off the herd of javelinas around your car to hear Alan Dean Foster read from “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.” Prescott Film Festival is giving you yet another incentive to attend its inaugural “Sci-Fi Mini-Fest”: Rod Roddenberry, son of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, is visiting Everyone’s Hometown for a special screening of “Trek Nation.” The convention includes three days of film, star gazing and workshops April 19-21 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. “Trek Nation” tickets are $10 ($5 for students of any school and Yavapai College employees). All other films are $6 ($3 ibid). Workshops and readings are free. Find out more and look up show times at PrescottFilmFestival.Com and YCPAC.Com. Films Rod Roddenberry’s autobiographical documentary “Trek Nation” screens Saturday.  Rod was just 17 when his father passed away. This film is his personal exploration of his father — discovering who he was and the legacy he left behind. Other featured movies include “Forbidden Planet.” Originally written to be a low-budget film called “Fatal Planet,” the writer, producer, and special effects team pitched it to MGM. Investors said yes to their $1 million budget, which later nearly doubled

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