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Weekend Events
April 18-20

Northern

Railroad Days; April 17-20; Winslow; www.tucsonntrak.com. Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport hosts a model-railroad exhibit, vendors and a railroad documentary.

Earth Day 2014; April 19; Flagstaff; 928-213-2154; www.flagstaff.az.gov. Celebrate the Earth at the City Hall South Lawn with live bands, local food, vendors and exhibitors. Free.

Western

ARTbeat; April 19; Yuma;
928-373-5202; www.yumaaz.gov. Enjoy a free, juried outdoor exhibit that's been recognized as one of Arizona's outstanding arts events. Discover an eclectic mix of recognized and emerging local, regional and international artists.

National AMA Supermoto Event; April 19-20; Lake Havasu City; 951-514-4034; www.usaprosupermoto.com. This event features road racers, dirt-trackers and motocross racing on a dirt and pavement track.

Central

California Guitar Trio; April 18; Cottonwood;
www.oldtowncenter.org. Old Town Center for the Arts hosts Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan and Paul Richards of Utah USA. The group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music and classical music in its performances and recordings.

Spring Competition Powwow; April 18-20; Tempe; 480-965-5224; www.powwow.asu.edu. The Arizona State University Band practice field hosts Native American dancing in 23 categories, Native American arts and crafts, Indian fry bread and intertribal dancing.
 
Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts; April 19; Peoria; 623-773-8700; www.peoriasportscomplex.com. Bring your family to the Peoria Sports Complex for visits with the Easter Bunny, candy hunts for eight different age groups, a family scavenger hunt, entertainment, make-and-take crafts, carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more.

Arts and Crafts Festival; Through April 19; Mesa; www.macfestmesa.com. This event, held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, features unique artist creations, live music and fun for the whole family. Free.

Art & Craft Show; April 19-20; Sedona; 928-284-9627; www.bellrockartshows.com. Artists, including many Native Americans, display their paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains and carvings at Bell Rock Plaza.

Eastern

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Easter Walk; April 19; Pinetop-Lakeside;
928-368-8696; www.pinetoplakesideaz.gov. Participate in a family Easter walk around Woodland Lake and a raffle at Woodland Lake Park. Kids can see the Easter Bunny, and children age 11 and under can participate in an egg-decorating contest and an egg hunt.

Southern

Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society Presents Sonoran X; April 18-20; Tucson;
520-622-0905. This conference on cactus and succulent plants displays hundreds of plants from around the state, along with an auction. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic; April 19; Amado; 520-891-5532; www.agualindafarm.net. Enjoy a spring day with the family at Agua Linda Farm, including baby animals, picnic lunches, a bounce house and Easter-egg hunts for kids.

April and May Events
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Annual Folk Festival in Tucson, May 3-4.

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Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society Presents Sonoran X; April 18-20; Tucson; 520-622-0905. This conference on cactus and succulent plants displays hundreds of plants from around the state, along with an auction. Free.
 
Pima County Fair; April 17-27; Tucson; 520-762-3247 or 520-762-9100; www.swfair.com or www.arizonafairs.com. Pima County Fairgrounds presents 4-H animals, home arts, fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games, rides and educational exhibits, including a gem and mineral show.

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic; April 19; Amado; 520-891-5532; www.agualindafarm.net. Enjoy a spring day with the family at Agua Linda Farm, including baby animals, picnic lunches, a bounce house and Easter-egg hunts for kids.

Archaeological Lecture; April 21; Tucson; www.az-arch-and-hist.org. Gayle Harrison Hartmann and Peter Boyle discuss “New Perspectives on the Rock Art of Tumamoc Hill” at this lecture at DuVal Auditorium.

Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival; April 26; Nogales; 520-287-3585; www.mingusproject.com. This music festival commemorates the April birthday of world-renowned jazz composer, bandleader and bassist Charles Mingus in his hometown of Nogales, with free and ticketed events at varied locations.

Spring Run Car Show & Model Fest; April 26; Oracle; 520-896-9609; www.oraclehistoricalsociety.org or www.cruisinarizona.com. Stop by Pinal County Courthouse Park for the Oracle Historical Society’s annual car show and festival. See cars from various Southern Arizona towns. Also includes food, the Oaks Festival craft fair, a book sale and a parade.

Butterfly Magic; Through April 30; Tucson; www.tucsonbotanical.org. Be transported on a global quest for the most beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world at Tucson Botanical Gardens. See hundreds of liv, tropical butterflies in this intimate exhibit.

Nature and Heritage Festival; May 1-4; Rio Rico; 520-988-5425; www.santacruznatureheritage.org. Learn about the nature and history of Santa Cruz County at this event, which includes nature walks, historical and cultural tours, and classes with local and state experts.

Tucson Boys Chorus Pops Concert; May 3; Tucson; 520-296-6277; www.boyschorus.org.Tucson Boys Chorus performs a light pops repertoire at Tucson Music Hall.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration; May 3; Nogales; 520-287-3685; www.thenogaleschamber.com. Nogales High School hosts a fiesta with traditional Mexican dishes, free-flowing margaritas and festive decorations and activities, along with Mexican music, traditional attire and dancing.

29th Annual Tucson Folk Festival; May 3-4; Tucson; 520-792-6481; www.tkma.org. El Presidio Park hosts one of the country's largest free festivals, with more than 400 local, regional and national musicians performing more than 20 hours of family-friendly music, dance and entertainment.
 
Meteor Mania: Eta Aquarids; May 5; Tucson; 520-318-8726; www.noao.edu/outreach/kpvc/classes.html. View a meteor shower consisting of pieces of Halley’s Comet that broke away from the comet’s nucleus several hundred years ago. The pristine dark skies over Kitt Peak provide the perfect viewing opportunity.

Southwest Wings Spring Fling; May 7-10; Sierra Vista; www.swwings.org. Participate in a series of workshops and outings for serious birders who want an intensive birding experience. This event focuses on birds in the area present during the spring nesting season.

Twilight in Tubac; May 9; Tubac; 520-400-3893 or 520 247-1325; www.tubacaz.com. Mercado de Baca presents live music, hors d’oeuvres, shops, summer discounts, and dining under the stars on the patio from 5-8 pm.
 
40th Annual Rodders Day; May 9-11; Tucson; www.fourthavenue.org or www.TucsonStreetRodAssociation.com. Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center and the Tucson Street Rod Association showcase more than 250 hot-rod cars. Free.
 
Fiesta de la Primavera; May 10-11; St. David; 520-720-4642; www.holytrinitymonastery.org. Holy Trinity Monastery celebrates spring with 150 arts-and-crafts booths, barbecue and ethnic food, entertainment, raffles, museum visits, and a gift shop.

Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival; May 17-18; Willcox; www.azwinefestival.com or www.willcoxwines.com. Stop by the Historic Railroad Park for food, music and wine-tasting from eight Arizona farm wineries, plus local farm products.

Archaeological Lecture; May 19; Tucson; www.az-arch-and-hist.org. Benjamin A. Bellardo presents “The Ties That Bind: A Social and Religious Context of Building Murals in the Western Mesa Verde Region” at DuVal Auditorium.

For the Love of Music: Bisbee’s Premier Chamber Music Series; May 24; Bisbee; 520-432-7217. Listen to Rennato Serrano on classical guitar.
 
34th Annual Wyatt Earp Days; May 24-26; Tombstone; 520-266-5266; www.tombstonechamber.com. Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “The Town Too Tough to Die,” with gunfights and skits in the street, a chili cook-off, mock hangings, street entertainment, look-alike contests and an 1880s fashion show. Free.

Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Portfolios; Through July 2015; Tucson; www.statemuseum.arizona.edu. Arizona State Museum’s exhibit explores the work of Edward S. Curtis in Arizona. From 1903-28, the famed photographer of the American West created iconic images of Native peoples at the start of the 20th century.


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