From finding the perfect taco,to checking out local artists, and even some cowboy zombies, there are several things happening in the Desert Southwest this weekend. Here’s a list of events that you may want to check out!
1. Tunes and Tacos Festival – Friday, April 10, 2015 (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) & Saturday, April 11, 2015 (11 a.m. – 11 p.m.) Yuma Civic Center – Desert Sun Stadium
This two-day festival features the Salsa Queen competition with people’s choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment, competitive eating contests, our KidsZone with games, inflatables, rides and fun activities. Attendees can also browse our local business and craft vendors, enjoy amazing fair style food, and cool down with a refreshing beverage. Complimentary tequila tasting provided by local purveyors will be available inside the Taco Festival Cerveza Garden. No tents, coolers or outside food or drinks allowed. Bring a blanket to the Bill Alexander Automotive Center’s main stage and enjoy live,traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latin music from the Kumbia King All Starz,
soulful Blues and Rock sounds from the Dennis Jones Band, as well as traditional Country twang performed by the Tanner Gomes Band. Tickets are available at the Yuma Civic Center, Yuma Art Center, City Hall (Parks and Recreation counter) and online at www.tunesandtacos.com .
2. Icons of Yuma – Opening Friday, April 10, 2015 – Yuma Art Center – 254 S. Main St. Yuma
The Yuma Art Center is hosting a very special opening exhibit showcasing the fine art of natural Yuma landscapes featured by artist Steve Embry. The art of Steve Embry has been in private collections for the past 25 years, however this is the first time where these major world-class paintings will be shown at one location in a public exhibition.
3. “Cowboy Zombies” Movie Presentation – Friday, April 10, 2015 (7 p.m.) – Historic Yuma Theater
Catch the independent film “Cowboy Zombies” this Friday at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Tickets are $6 at the box office.
4. AWC Running Club Spring 5k and 3×1 Mile Relay – Saturday, April 11, 2015 (8 a.m.) – AWC Main Campus
The Arizona Western College Running Club is promoting physical fitness, fun and fellowship with its 5K Run/Walk and 3 X 1 Mile Relay on Saturday, April 11 at AWC’s main campus, 2020 S. Avenue 8E in Yuma. The 5k Run/Walk is open to all ages and begins at 8am. The 3 X 1 Mile Relay is at 9am and is open to participants 12 and older. Both events are sponsored by AWC Running Club. Proceeds from the events will go to support the club. The 5k route is designed to offer participants a beautiful, scenic tour of the entire AWC main campus. Interested participants may register online at www.active.com OR on site on the day of the event. The 5k cost is $15.00 online; $20.00 on site. The 3 x 1 Mile Relay charge is $30.00 for each team online; $40.00 per team at on site registration.
5. Cruising for the Caause – Saturday and Sunday, April 10 & 11, 2015 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) – Sam’s Club- 1462 S. Pacific Ave. Yuma
The Johnny O Foundation 2015 “Cruising For The Cause” features a car show, bike show, bicycle show, arts and crafts , consumer and health fair as well as music , food and much more. Our awareness campaign addresses Alzheimer’s, Dementia and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Our causes effect all ages (1 -101). We address the need to remember “Seniors” who are stricken by these “Cognitive Impairments” and our youth and others who contract a TBI/Concussion , from sports, military and general trauma resulting from motor vehicle accidents and other means. It is our intent to use these “Unique” events to bring awareness to the public and in turn fund our awareness, outreach and research projects. Our partnering with The Wal-Mart Foundation and the different Sam’s Club’s locations will enable the visibility we need to get our message across.