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This is where you need to be on a Friday evening: Julieanna's upscale/casual patio with its award-winning cuisine, attentive service that's just right, and great live music that truly fits the restaurant's relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.
Jazz Nights at Julieanna's provides a variety of musical experiences: the highly regarded Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Phoenix's guitarist and singer Pete Pancrazi, Yuma's own dynamic duo Jason & Elle, and the intimate YJC Trio. Great tastes to savor on the menu and off!
Julieanna's welcomes 'walk in' dinner guests, but you can also call ahead to ensure a table close to the music — 928-317-1961. So don't just 'go out' by default to a nondescript chain restaurant! Try a locally unique, fresh dining experience with great live jazz — opt for Jazz Nights at Julieanna's!
More information at YumaJazz.com.
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Kolt Supa is an award-winning concert pianist in Yuma who will be performing at Julieanna's Patio Cafe on a majestic grand piano every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. During these live piano performances Kolt can play Classical, New Age, Rock, Pop and take song request as well. More information at www.koltsupa.com
to 4:00 PM
KAWC presents Old Blind Dogs at the Historic Yuma Theatre. The multiple award-winning Celtic band from Scotland has developed a widely recognized trademark style with a lively mix of songs and energetic delivery of contemporary melodies and traditional songs. Buy tickets at yumashowtickets.com or call 928-373-5202
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to 1:30 PM
Wondering what's growing in Yuma's green acres? Our Field to Feast tours give you a close look from the ground up. Led by a local grower, these half-day tours begin in the field planted just for us at the University of Arizona research farm. There, you'll get a quick food safety lesson, along with hairnets, gloves, knives and a recipe card telling you whats needed in the kitchen. Our expert helpers will answer your questions. And once you've filled the chef's order, you can pick a little something to take home. When harvesting's done get a look at agriculture in action from your motor coach - the exact itinerary depends on your guide and what's up in the fields. As you look and learn, culinary students from the Arizona Western College transform the fresh veggies you pick into a delicious lunch. It's a winning recipe for fresh fun.
Be an early bird, these tours sell out! Purchase tickets at Visit yuma.com/tours or call 800-293-0071
to 11:00 AM
When author/illustrator, Pamela Carvajal Drapala, first started driving to work in the Yuma Valley twenty-nine years ago, she barely noticed what was happening all around. After her two daughters left home to attend Northern Arizona University, it was as though a filter was lifted from her eyes. She began to see the entire splendor that surrounded her. The contrast of the patchwork fields against the indigo sky was wonderment to her eyes. She saw farm workers working in the fields of lettuce, cauliflower and Sudan grass which, inspired her to tell their story. Join Paula Carvajal Drapa as she tells the story of "The Fruitful Yuma Valley; The Yuma Farm Workers." at the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens. Books will be available for purchase and autographing following the presentation. More information at arizonahistoricalsociety.org/yuma or call 928-782-1841
to 8:30 PM
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As the official chorus of the United States Navy, and one of five performing units of the United States Navy Band, the Sea Chanters promote the Navy's proud heritage of the sea. The repertoire of this twenty-voice chorus, accompanied by piano, bass and drums, encompasses all types of choral music, including sea chanteys, patriotic selections, folk songs, sacred hymns, and the diverse sounds of opera and Broadway. These singing ambassadors have appeared throughout the United States on concert tours, and perform frequently at the White House, the Vice President's house, and for dignitaries at Washington embassies. The Concert by the Sea Chanters is presented as a public service to the community by the City of Yuma Civic Center. The evening concert is 90 minutes long with no intermission.
The concert is general admission with no reserved seating. Tickets are required. Even though the performance is free, tickets provide crowd control, and give patrons a friendly reminder that they should attend the concert. Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the concert.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events or to sign up for their newsletter please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.