Beat the Heat Belly Dance Festival, sponsored by “Why? Not Belly Dance,” Aug. 26-27 in downtown Prescott. The festival, with the theme of “Birds of a Feather,” brings together more than 20 dance troupes from around the state for workshops, vending, and performances. Not to be missed is a public performance Saturday, Aug. 26, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the Holiday Courtyard on Whiskey Row.
Guided Naturalists Walks, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Gathering Circle, James Family Discovery Garden, Highlands Center, 1375 Walker Road.
“Meeting the 4 O’Clock Train” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., chronicling the boom-to-bust railway legacy that almost cost Arizona its statehood. 928-445-3122.
Prescott Historical Walking Tours, featuring strolls through history to learn of “Prescott’s storied past,” 10 a.m., on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St.
Faire on the Square, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott. Sponsored by Prescott Chamber of Commerce.
Sweet Corn Harvest Festival, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2-3, Mortimer Farms, 12907 E. Highway 169, Dewey. Admission of $10 per person (children 2 and younger get in free( includes Farm Park, Event Admission, and a special Harvest Meal!
Date Creek Ranch’s Apple Festival and U-pick Season, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Labor Day weekend, Date Creek Ranch, Highway 93 north of Wickenburg 22 miles to milepost 177.5.
Friday, Aug. 25
A Little Theater Music, 5 p.m., Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm Trail, in the Prescott Country Club neighborhood in Dewey. An evening of vocal music from stage and screen, featuring a cast of renowned local singers. $20 includes concert, complimentary wines and appetizers. Loretta, 928-533-4256.
The CheekTones, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Part of the 2017 Prescott Summer Concert Series.
Prescott Jazz Summit – An Evening at the Roxy, 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. Features the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and All That Jazz. 928-777-1370.
American Colors, 7:30 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. This is a romantic, musical journey through the lives of two couples. $5, 928-445-3286 http://www.pca-az.net.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Wet and Wild Water Day at the Zoo, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Road, 928-778-4242.
Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists’ Third Annual Jewelry Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Michael Hotel ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St. Free admission. Granitemountainjewelryartists.weebly.com.
United Animal Friends Reunion and Barbecue, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ramada next to the Prescott Dog Park on Willow Creek Road. Event for all UAF adopters and their pets.
American Colors, 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. This is a romantic, musical journey through the lives of two couples. $5, 928-445-3286 http://www.pca-az.net.
Square Dancing on the Courthouse Plaza, 6 to 9 p.m., north side of plaza. Sponsored by Mile High Square Dancers. Last of the year square and line dance.
Prescott Dance Club, at Summer's DanceWorks, 805 Miller Valley Road, club opens at 6:30 p.m.; Prescott Progressive AZ 2-Step, 7 p.m.; open dance at 8. 602-616-0917 or www.prescottdanceclub.com.
Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Featuring the Chupacabras, with calling by Archie Maclellan. Newcomer instruction starts at 7 p.m. $8, with discounts for members, students, newcomers and more. Bruce, 928-925-5210; folkhappens.org.
The Prescott Jazz Summit All-Star Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. YCPAC kicks off its season with an all-star concert from legendary musicians and Arizona’s own ambassadors of Jazz. Tickets: 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.
Sunday, Aug. 27
20th Anniversary Empty Bowls, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist congregations in Prescott.
Mountain Spirit Co-Op Day of Service, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain Spirit Co-op, 107 N. Cortez St. Experience different forms of energy work, spiritual readings or mediumship. All donations help fund the printing of ‘The Intuition’ newsletter.
American Colors, 2 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. This is a romantic, musical journey through the lives of two couples. $5, 928-445-3286 www.pca-az.net.
Monday, Aug. 28
Bill Weiss Historical Lecture: Just Let Me Hear Some of that Rock ‘n Roll, 2:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.
Board Gamers, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, first floor Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle. Free program-no registration required. Call 928-759-3040 with any questions.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Prescott Toastmasters Fall Speech Contest, 6:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall of Unity of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. 301-471-3428.
Free Jazz on the Square, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Featuring the Goodwin Street Gang. Part of the 2017 Prescott Summer Concert Series.
Thursday, Aug. 31
Prescott Idol, 6:30 p.m., courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott. Each week, up to 20 contestants will vie to see who advances to the Sept. 7 finale. Audience can vote at the show or online at koltcountry.com. Top two acts each week move on.
Friday, Sept. 1
PV Library Quilters, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.
Saturday, Sept. 2
Prescott Photography Club, 9 a.m. to noon, Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle.
Sunday, Sept. 3
First-ever Putt-Putt Pub Crawl, an adult mini-golf adventure around downtown Prescott, noon to 8 p.m. at Prescott Public House, The Point, Lyzzards, and the English Garden Tea Room. Entertainment, games and prizes, registration and brunch start at noon at the English Garden Tea Room. Free; 21 and older (youth at the Tea Room must be supervised). email@example.com.