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KornuKopia: Pumpkin Fest, Ghost Talk and more

Weekend of SEPT. 30-Oct. 2

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, noon to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com. (Sept 30, Oct 1, 2)

Prescott Area Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations in the quad-city region. Includes 43 studios with some 70 participating artists. Maps available at area businesses and studios. There are also three art centers where people can go to see multiple artists’ work: The Mountain Artist Guild, The Prescott Center for the Arts and the Prescott Valley library. More info: www.prescottstudiotour.com (Sept 30, Oct 1, 2)

The Folk Music Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum in downtown Prescott. General admission is $10; Museum members are $8, and youth 17 and younger get in FREE. (Oct 1, 2)

“Ghost Talk” Makeup/Costume Workshops, noon to 2 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts. Beauty and the Beast Makeup Workshop. $25. Sign up for this workshop and Sunday’s Creating Characters Costume Workshop for just $40. 928-445-3286. (Oct 1, 2)

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org. (Oct 1, 2)

Old Congress Days, 26750 S. Santa Fe Road in Congress, Arizona, 14 miles north of Wickenburg off Highways 89 and 71. This salute to the ranching and mining community of Congress features vendors, fine art show, food booths, bake sale, gold panning, kids’ games, live music and beer garden. Parade followed by Gymkhana. Free dance Saturday night at Fire Hall. Darlene, 928-427-9637.(Oct 1, 2)

Friday, SEPT. 30

Free Friday Night Movie, “The Choice,” 4 p.m. at Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Tom Welling. Based on book by Nicholas Sparks. Open to the public. 928-778-3000.

Old-Time Barn Dance with Traditional Blend and Cupacabras, 7 to 10 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. No partner needed, all dances taught, newcomer instructions at 7 p.m. Free, but donations to support the church and dance hall gratefully accepted. Bruce, 928-925-5210.

“Your Cheatin’ Heart – A Salute to Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline and Early Country Music,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. $22 - $25. 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Brad Zinn in “The Great Comedians,” 7 p.m. at the Elks Theatre to benefit the WYGC Foundation/Senior Peer Prevention Program. A one-man comedy show on the Great Comedians (Benny, Carson, Marx, etc.). 928-777-1370; www.prescottelkstheater.com.

Starry Nights, 7 to 9 p.m. at Pronghorn Park, 7931 E. Rusty Spur Trail, Pronghorn Ranch. See Mars, Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula, Dumbbell Nebula, Keystone cluster, Wild Duck Cluster and double stars. www.prescottastronomyclub.org.

Prescott Jazz Summit All-Star Big Band 7:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. The Jazz Summit draws legendary and emerging musicians to YCPAC for a high-energy celebration of the classic American art form. $30-$40. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Eighth Annual Wander the Wild fundraiser for Highlands Center for Natural History, 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Capital Canyon Club, 2060 Golf Club Lane in Prescott. Auction of outdoor adventures and experience packages to benefit nature-based education, plus lots of wine, outstanding appetizers and more dinner menu choices. $100 per person; $720 for a table of eight. 928-776-9550 or www.highlandscenter.org.

Dog-Toberfest & Adopt-A-Thon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at courthouse plaza, downtown Prescott, sponsored by Big Dog Charitable Foundation.

Camerata Singers present a semi-staged performance of Henry Purcell’s early opera “Dido and Aeneas” at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. All the lead singers are from Prescott, and Prescott’s Camerata Singers are acting as the chorus. For info, call 928-237-1856.

Monday, Oct. 3

Prescott Art Docents Art Talk: “My Works as an Artist” with local artist Michael Rogers, 10:30 a.m., at the Prescott Center for the Arts Theater, 208 N. Marina St. The public is invited. Reception in PCA Gallery at 10 a.m. Information: Andrea, 928-636-7207; Joslyn at ejcandh@msn.com or visit Prescott Art Docents Calendar at google.com.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Arizona Humanities Lecture: “Adventurous Spirits: Arizona Women Artists, 1900-1950,” 5 p.m. at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. ASU Art History Professor Betsy Fahlman illuminates an important time in Arizona history where the resident art community as mostly comprised of women, such as Kate Cory, Marjorie Thomas, Jessie Benton Evans and Mary Jane Colter.

National Theatre of London: Frankenstein 6 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. This big-screen satellite broadcast stars Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature. $15 for adults; $10 for youth. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

Friday, Oct. 7

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, noon to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Concert pianist Ian Gindes will perform at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.ycpac.com or call 928-776-2000.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m. meet in front of Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott. Donations accepted. 928-445-2000; www.prescott.org.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Arizona Firefighter’s Chili Cook-off, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.chiliaz.com.

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

MET Opera: Tristan Und Isolde 9 a.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Wagner’s classic opera of ill-fated lovers, aired via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. $24 for adults; $20 seniors; $12 for youth. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show – A Musical” is at 4 and 8 p.m. at the Elks Theatre in downtown Prescott. When newly engaged Brad and Janet stumble upon a castle filled with a cast of unusual characters, their lives are turned upside down. Can they Time Warp their way out of this frightening situation? This classic 1970s play and motion picture has become a cult classic. With audience participation, singing, and plenty of dancing, it will be a night you will not soon forget! Tickets: 928-777-1370 or prescottelkstheater.com.

“American Portraits”: The Dallas Brass & Daniel Rodriguez 7:30 p.m., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Former 9/11 police officer Daniel Rodriguez joins his stirring tenor voice with The Dallas Brass for an evening celebrating American music. $32-$46. 928-776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., celebrating the fall season with a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 25-acre Corn Maze - in Dewey. Also includes attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, and more. www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.

Taste of the Wild, 2 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott. Sponsored by Lyn and Steve DeLano. Tickets $75/person. Proceeds support the zoo’s animals and education programs. 928-778-4242.