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Movie Review: 'The Meg' takes the science out of sci-fi

“Sharknado” fanatics, your day has come! You are finally vindicated by your years of dedication to the corny beast flicks of yesteryear. “The Meg” outpaces, outactions, outCGIs and outacts those other summer blockbusters while proudly waving a banner that reads, “science be damned!” Because there were megalodons, there are hydrothermal vents on the ocean floors and there are off-shore marine labs – so take that overthinking plot snobs!

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Beer, tunes flow to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

VIP experience a good setup, says attendee

As music from The Instant Classics filled the air, Eric Hatchell and Kris Little were enjoying a couple beers from Wild Tonic, while on the Mile High Middle School athletic field for this year’s Mile High Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Now Showing: Week of Aug. 10

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads).

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'Woody in the Woods' celebrates Columbia River Songs on Sunday

This weekend, the Folk Sessions celebrates the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs at the Highlands Center for Natural History with the Woody in the Woods Fest.

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Star-studded season celebrates Yavapai College’s 50th anniversary

Yavapai College Performing Art Center’s upcoming season – celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary – is set to feature more stars than the night sky.

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Mile High Brewfest this weekend has new location, VIP ‘glampout’

This weekend’s seventh annual Mile High Brewfest, put on by the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, is in the new location of Mile High Middle School’s athletic field.

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Elks sees one-of-a-kind night, Aug. 11, says CheekTones’ Drew Hall

The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is set to feature a lot of original music Saturday from Walt Richardson and Friends, Blaine Long and Rosas del Rey and The CheekTones Trio.

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Kornukopia Calendar: Aug. 10-19

Everything else that's happening in the Prescott area, Aug. 10-19.

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Mountain Artists Guild festival is this weekend; every space is filled

Every space is filled in Mountain Artists Guild’s 68th annual August Arts & Crafts Festival, with 141 vendors set to fill out courthouse plaza this weekend.

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Gallery Guide: Aug. 10

Your guide to galleries in the greater Prescott area, as of Aug. 10.

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Cowboy poets gather Aug. 9-11

More than 40 poets and singers to perform

More than 40 authentic cowboy poets and singers are set to perform for two days and three nights next week for one of Prescott’s most popular events.

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Review: Shark thriller 'The Meg' goes deep, stays shallow

We're going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies.

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Kornukopia Calendar: Aug. 3-13

Ongoing Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering – brings the best in authentic Cowboy Poetry and Music to the stage once again at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St.

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Review: 'Christopher Robin' a return to Hundred Acre Wood

"Christopher Robin" is a gentle and melancholic fable about recapturing the joys of childhood as an adult with the help of a wise and innocent bear.

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Rock out at Gem & Mineral show Aug. 3-5

The Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s 15th annual Gem & Mineral Show and Sale, which is this weekend, is looking pretty good this year, said Co-Chair Maggi Lieber.

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Annual Western History Symposium has wide appeal, Saturday, Aug. 4

All of the Symposium’s lectures are free

From the Arizona Territory’s greatest con man to Mickey Free and the Apache Wars, there’s plenty of western history to be uncovered at the 15th annual Western History Symposium this weekend, sponsored by the Sharlot Hall Museum and Prescott Corral of Westerners International.

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Now Playing: Aug. 3

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads), as of press time. 928-775-7444; www.harkins.com.

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Gallery Guide: Aug. 3

Jerome First Saturday Art Walk, Aug. 4; the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome are “brimming over with visual delights.”

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Walter Salas-Humara returns to The Raven

Walter Salas-Humara, co-founder of the Silos, is coming back to Prescott for another performance at The Raven Café ahead of his new album, “Walterio.”

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Slow Hand tribute to Clapton returns

Tom Rubino is bringing his “Slow Hand: The Eric Clapton Experience” tribute back to Prescott, performing at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center next week.

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‘Hold Your Horses’ show and sale begins this weekend

No, really. “Hold Your Horses.” The Phippen Museum’s fifth annual “Hold Your Horses” Exhibition and Sale starts this weekend, with a special opening reception and members’ preview at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

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Review: McKinnon channels her inner spy in uneven 'Spy'

From the get-go, "The Spy Who Dumped Me," a Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it.

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Antique Auto Club puts on annual car show at Watson Lake Aug. 4-5, 2018

The Prescott Antique Auto Club is putting on its 44th annual show this weekend at Watson Lake, showing cars, exchanging parts and selling in a for-sale car corral.

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Review: YA hodgepodge 'The Darkest Minds' whiffs on story

Kids under the age of 18 are being persecuted by adults for their special powers in "The Darkest Minds ," an adaptation of book one of Alexandra Bracken's young adult trilogy that's about five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting.

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'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' shoots to No. 1

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise's death-defying "Mission: Impossible" stunts continue to pay off at the box office.

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