There's Still Time To
Enjoy Sedona Film Festival
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Feb. 28, 2019 — In 1995, the Sedona International Film Festival kicked off in the Arizona tourist town, beloved for its stunning red rocks.
Since then, the festival has screened movies from all over the world and hosted famous, award-winning actors like Cloris Leachman.
Now in its 25th year, the cinema showcase is running through Sunday, March 3, in the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A.
Some of the upcoming films include:
Promise at Dawn, a French-language film based on the acclaimed autobiographical World War II-era novel by Romain Gary and starring Charlotte Gainsbourg; screening at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Campesino, a documentary celebrating the lives of the Cuban tobacco farmer, at 4:20 p.m. at Saturday (March 2) at the Harkins Sedona.
Science Fair, a documentary that follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair; at 1:20 p.m. Friday (March 1) at the Harkins Sedona.
Miss Arizona, a drama where five women embark on an all-night adventure through L.A.’s darkest streets and wildest drag club, at 4:10 p.m. Friday (March 1) at the Harkins Sedona. Elephant Path, a documentary on the rare and elusive Forest Elephants of the Central African Republic; at 7:20 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28) and 10 a.m. on Saturday (March 2) at the Harkins Sedona.
The festival also includes workshops, including two this week (on music, and producing and directing, respectively).
For a full schedule, ticket prices and other important details, visit https://sedonafilmfestival.com/
Thursday, Feb. 28
The Center Dance Ensemble will perform Worlds Of Wonder featuring Rite of Spring through March 3 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. except for 2 p.m on March 3. Admission ranges from $14 to $28. Visit https://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/worlds-of-wonder/ to learn more.
Friday, March 1
Don’t cry for her, Argentina: The musical theater classic Evita is running through March 3 at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Based on the life of Eva Peron, the production has been an audience favorite for over 40 years. For showtimes and ticket prices, go to https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=450
Saturday, March 2
Almost two years after his death, the legacy of Tom Petty has only grown. A tribute band to the iconic rocker and his band The Heartbreakers, The Pettybreakers, will play at 8 p.m. at The Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $25. Visit https://celebrity.ticketforce.com/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=CLT19PETTY for more information.
The hit TV show is coming to Phoenix: Dancing with the Stars: A Night To Remember, will be performed live at 8 p.m. at the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. Featured dancers include Lindsay Arnold, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko. Admission is $43.50. Find out more by checking http://www.comericatheatre.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=19005569A58C36DA&offerid=94644
Montana bluegrass Kitchen Dwellers will play Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. The show will start at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $10 or $12. Learn more at https://www.lastexitlive.com/e/kitchen-dwellers-54577693350/
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is presenting An Evening with pianist Joyce Yang at 8 p.m. at The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. The ballets will be set to music by Robert Schumann, Leoš Janáček, Philip Glass and Erik Satie. Tickets range from $39 through $69. Go to
https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/aspen-santa-fe-ballet-an-evening-with-pianist-joyce-yang/ for more details.
Over four decades into a career that includes hits on the rock, country and gospel charts, The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at 8 p.m. in the Talking Stick Resort Showroom, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. For ticket prices or other information, visit
March 2 and 3
Mosaic Sonoran Desert Chorale will perform on March 2 at First United Methodist Church in Mesa and March 3 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale. For performance times, addresses and admission fees, visit https://sonorandesertchorale.org/
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is bringing his Man of The Woods tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. For ticket prices or other details, go to http://www.talkingstickresortarena.com/events/detail/justin-timberlake
March 5 to 10
Theater hit Stomp will be presented at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Showtimes vary; tickets range from $26 to $66. Learn more details by checking out https://www.visitmesa.com/includes/events/stomp/20889/
Wednesday, March 6
Welsh folk singer Ali Lacey, also known as Novo Amor, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Admission ranges from $28.50 to $38.50. Learn more by checking out, http://mim.org/events/novo-amor/
The play Airness will run through March 31 at The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave. Showtimes vary. To learn more about the play or get ticket prices, go to https://www.phoenixtheatre.com/the-season/airness
Rappie Doobie will perform at 7 p.m. at Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St. Opening acts are Krash Minati and DJ Hylyte. Admission ranges from $10 to $55. Visit https://www.pubrocklive.com/event/1819371-doobie-scottsdale/ for more details.
The Divas Return — featuring singers Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee and Alice Tatum — will be onstage at The ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Tickets range from $28 to $39. For more details, go to https://thenash.org/event/the-divas-return-featuring-delphine-cortez-sherry-roberson-diana-lee-alice-tatum-asu-kerr/
Thursday, March 7
The opening for the exhibit Desert Transcendentalist featuring works by painter Agnes Pelton will be held at 6 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. For more details, go to http://www.phxart.org/event/5b40afe1-34d7-1df5-c5b9-737314294e21
The Governor’s Arts Awards will be held starting at 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 101 N. 1st. St. Along with dinner, the event will include a cocktail reception and silent auction. For ticket prices or other details, visit https://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/purchase/
March 7 to 16
The play I Am My Own Wife will be staged at the Phoenix Theater Company, 1825 N. Central Ave. The production centers around the true story of East German transgender woman Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. For tickets or other info, go to https://www.evernote.com/shard/s16/sh/bc474cdb-df2b-41c4-ab72-4091733b4428/80db98663449f7911b9b0e83de989f99
March 8 to 24
The musical An American in Paris will run through March 24 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. Tickets range from $44 to $73. For more details, visit https://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/an-american-in-paris/
Friday, March 8
Gavin Creel, featuring Seth Rudetsky as music director, will perform at 8 p.m. at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Tickets start at $59. Go to https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/gavin-creel/ for more details.
Saturday, March 9
The Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience featuring Adam Hawley & Marcus Anderson, will begin at 8 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Admission is $44. To learn more, visit https://www.tempecenterforthearts.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/60992/5071
Sunday, March 10
The Behind the Music series features composer Robert Greenberg providing insight on the lives and works of Mozart and Schubert. Greenberg will speak at 2 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. For admission prices or other info, check out https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=11561
Blues rockers the Carvin Jones Band will play The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Admission is $5. Learn more at https://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1821475-carvin-jones-band-phoenix/
Amor el Baile, featuring flamenco dance, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado. Tickets range from $20 to $35; get more details at https://www.tempecenterforthearts.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/58793/5071?curm=3&cury=2019
Tuesday, March 12
“Chopin in Paris” will be the focus of Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Visit https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/chopin-in-paris/ for more details.
Wednesday, March 13
Bluegrass/folk rock band Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Admission is $38. Learn more details at https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/steep-canyon-rangers
Thursday, March 14
Classical group Break of Reality will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Admission is $30; learn more at https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/break-of-reality
Friday, March 15
A favorite of stage and screen, Mamma Mia will run through April 20 at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. Tickets start at $36.20 for children or at $52.79 for adults. For more information visit https://azbroadway.org/event/mamma-mia/
Arthur Miller’s groundbreaking 1949 drama Death of a Salesman will run through April 14 at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Road. For ticket prices or other details, go to https://www.desertstages.org/death-of-a-salesman/
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