This unique festival is designed in two parts: to provide Yumans with an enriched dance experience and to reinvest directly in local dance organizations. Throughout the weekend dancers (ages 11 and up) are invited to participate in a variety of classes taught by regional dance professionals and then perform on stage in the Historic Yuma Theatre. Classes include: African, hip hop, yoga, aerial arts, musical theatre and more. The single class rate if $15 or $125 for the entire festival. Get registration form here.
On August 18th, 1929, twenty aviatrixes (women pilots) entered the first official women-only air race in the United States from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH. The stop in Yuma, Arizona was requested by all of the participating aviatrixes.
Yuma International Airport cordially invites you to to join us to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Women's National Air Derby complete with Fly-In and a full day of events in their memory. Guests will get to meet and spend time with our special guest, "Sky Girls" author, aviatrix and almost astronaut, Gene Nora Jessen. Gene Nora will have copies of her book Sky Girls available for purchase and will autograph them! See schedule of events here.
The all inclusive cost (transport, food, lodging) is $125 per person, $150 per couple. To make payment/reservations please call the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel at 928-783-4453.
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Don't forget your hula skirt--the Q is throwing a Sizzlin' Summer Pool Party. Tropical paradise awaits you, poolside, and the party has games, prizes, and a complimentary food (served 11 am-3 pm), with DJ Beto ramping up the vibe. Admission is $10 per person; children 3 and under are free. Quechan Casino and Resort Pool rules apply and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Come out and audition for the shadow cast production of a cult classic at the Historic Yuma Theatre. The performers will be shadow cast during the Midnight Madness screening. This means actor will act out the movie in real time as it is projected on the big screen. Come prepared to act out a short scene from the film for the role of your choice. Previous experience not required. All performers must be over the age of 18 at the time of auditions. Must be available for a technical rehearsal on October 25, 2019. Drop in, no appointment deeded.
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When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. A hit at over 50 international festivals.
Location: Historic Yuma Theatre
Admission $5, AWC/NAU students $2.50 with valid ID.
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Come enjoy the first exhibition of the season. The exhibits will feature works by Cheryle Marine, George Strasburger Art, Sandy Kaminsky, Pepe Belmonte and live music by Kevin Benbow. Free to attend and open to the public!
Light hor dourves provided. Cash/credit bar available.
Featuring music by Kevin Benbow.
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Julieanna’s Patio Cafe offers cool live jazz INDOORS every other Friday evening through the summer. The award-winning restaurant’s colorful, elegant main dining room is the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience that includes understated live jazz. This week, the Yuma Jazz Company Trio will provide an intimate, engaging musical backdrop. More info at YumaJazz.com
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Shop dozens of local vendors face to face, see their products and services first hand at the Yuma Civic Center. Receive special expo only deals and discounts, plus raffles and door prizes all day. There is something for everyone! Jewelers, fashion trends, glamour, hair & make-up, designer styles, updo contest, unique gifts, caterers, florists. photographers, videographers, dj's, decorators, event planners venues and more. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
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