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Obscurity by Michelle Startzman

2014 TCA Juried Biennial: Copper
Gallery

Through Jan. 31
This exhibition coincides with the seven-year anniversary of the opening of the TCA (Sept. 9, 2007). The exhibition features works on copper, art made of copper and artists inspired by copper, a tradition for seventh anniversaries. A panel of nationally recognized artists, curators and community members selected 22 Arizona artists from a wide array of visual art traditions, including bronze casting, painting, ceramics, etching, quilt making and jewelry. The overall exhibition is a celebration of copper as a medium as well as a prominent symbol of Arizona history. No admission fee. (Image: Michelle Startzman, Obscurity)

Walk-in Wednesdays

Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. (sign-up 5:45 p.m., Wednesdays through May 27 (Youth 5-6 p.m., sign-up 4:45 p.m.)

Join host Walt Richardson for a relaxing evening of live music from some of the Valley’s best singer/songwriters. Artists vie for a spot in the taped-for-television Songwriters’ Showcase concert and the In the Spotlight events. Musicians and poets welcome. Enjoy food & beverage specials. No cover charge.

All-in-Air

All in the Heir
Theater

10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 6
This is a story about the hideous struggle for power told by the beauty of movement. All in the Heir is a contemporary dance show that brings characters to life. Liz Ann Hewett debuts new work set on incredible local talent and featuring guest choreography by Jose Soto and Nick Flores. Buy Tickets

Billy Cioffi

Finally Friday: Billy Cioffi
Lounge

5-7 p.m., Feb. 6

Shake off the workweek with a relaxing evening by the lake. Enjoy live music by participants in the TCA's Songwriters' Showcase, beautiful scenery and free appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge. Special Guest: Billy Cioffi

Frank-Lucero

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Frank Lucero
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Feb. 6
From Paul Rodriguez's "Royal Crown Latin Kings of Comedy Tour" Frank Lucero makes his TCA debut. He has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel and worked with James DeFranco.  He is clean, new and funny. Check out this all-ages show that makes everybody laugh. Buy Tickets

Dr Drew 5x5 (Custom)

The Doctor is Back for a Check Up: Dr. Drew Pinsky
Theater

10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Feb 7
notMYkid presents the highly-anticipated return of addiction specialist, nationally syndicated TV and radio host, and best-selling author Dr. Drew Pinsky. Join Dr. Drew for a discussion of parenting strategies, substance abuse trends, and much more. Proceeds from this event will help fund notMYkid's prevention education program.  Buy Tickets

Monsters-&-Peas

Childsplay: The Boy Who Loved Monsters and The Girl Who Loved Peas
Studio

1 p.m., Feb. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8; 4 p.m., Feb. 14, 21, 28, March 7
Evan hates peas and to make matters worse, his baby sister, Sue, loves them. When forced to remain at the table until his plate is clean, Evan makes a wish for a monster to come eat his family. Soon, Evan and Sue find themselves trying to hide a six-foot-tall green monster named, Pea, from their parents. In this hilarious adventure, Evan and his family learn the importance of putting technology down to play together. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Buy Tickets

Taste-Logo-Final (Custom)

Taste in Tempe
Amphitheater

1-4 p.m., Feb. 8

Taste in Tempe is a daytime “lifestyle” food and wine festival complete with food tasting opportunities from top local chefs and Valley restaurants. Enjoy cooking demonstrations performed by well-known “foodie” celebrities, seminars from premiere wine connoisseurs, live entertainment and local vendors specializing in the “love and romance” categories, such as flowers, jewelry and chocolate. Buy Tickets

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Page to Screen
Gallery

Feb. 13- June 6

Free Public Reception
6-9 p.m., Feb. 13
This exhibition will highlight some of America’s favorite children’s books, comic books and fictional literature that have been adapted to film and television. Displays from local and national collections include original artworks, animation cells, original signed scripts, promotional materials and vintage toys from films and television shows such as Zorro, M*A*S*H and James Bond. No Admission Fee

Cottonwood Stone

Finally Friday: Cottonwood Stone
Lounge

5-7 p.m., Feb. 13

Shake off the workweek with a relaxing evening by the lake. Enjoy live music by participants in the TCA's Songwriters' Showcase, beautiful scenery and free appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge. Special Guest: Cottonwood Stone

Men-v-women

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Men v. Women
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Feb. 13
A comedic panel of uninformed experts take on marriage, equal pay, gender equality and who is supposed to put the toilet seat down. Three women and three men will go at one another like newlyweds having their first argument. Only one thing is more fun to watch than a couple across the room arguing: watching three of them go at it on the TCA stage. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Buy Tickets

dot and the line for web (Custom)

Valentine’s Day Art Workshop: Thaumatrope Animation
Gallery

12-2 p.m., Feb. 14
Inspired by Chuck Jones animated film:  The Dot and the LineFree

LOVE-2015

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Love and Marriage
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Feb. 14
Love and Marriage is a PG-rated show and an interactive comedy experience. The funniest and most positive love and marriage male and female comics take the stage and entertain questions straight from the audience. This show will be a memorable Valentines’ Day experience. Buy Tickets

Tempe Symphony Orchestra

Tempe Symphony Orchestra: Winter Concert
Theater

7:30-9 p.m., Feb. 16
The Tempe Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual winter concert. This is a free, General Admission event. Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

ASU Tuba Studio

Performance with a View: The ASU Tuba and Euphonium Ensembles present Themes Like Old Times
Lakeside

10 a.m., Feb. 17; Coffee service begins at 9:30 a.m.
Join the Arizona State University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Deanna Swoboda, for a concert of music including original works, arrangements of classical music, film music, jazz and popular works.  The ASU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble has been an important part of the ASU low brass program for more than 20 years.  They recently performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, Ind., and plan to make their first recording in April 2015. Free. Limited seating.

2015-Owls

Art After Work: Lovey Dovey WHOO?
Gallery

6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 18
This will be our first diptych, or two canvas, piece.  Grab your significant other or your bestie and paint two love owls on a branch. Ticket includes a canvas, all supplies and an $8 food & beverage coupon. Online registration only. No refunds. Registration must be completed by Noon on the day prior to class. Art materials provided. Buy Tickets 

Muay Thai 2015 (Custom)
Siam Fight Productions: 2015 Muay Thai Season Premiere
Theater
5 p.m., Feb. 20
This event features the top American amateurs and youth nak muays in the country competing against the best international up-and-coming fighters. Buy Tickets
Bob McCarroll

Finally Friday: Bob McCarroll
Lounge

5-7 p.m., Feb. 20

Shake off the workweek with a relaxing evening by the lake. Enjoy live music by participants in the TCA's Songwriters' Showcase, beautiful scenery and free appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge. Special Guest: Bob McCarroll

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Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Guillermo Robles Latino Comedy Festival
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Feb. 20
Guillermo Robles is one of the Valley's favorite and most treasured comics. His range and diversity of material have made him one of the most sought after comics in town. On this night Robles highlights his south of the border heritage when he and a host of his funny Latino friends come together to make everyone laugh. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Buy Tickets

varsity vocals (Custom)

Varsity Vocals-ICCA West Quarterfinals 2015
Theater

7 p.m. Feb 21
The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Western Quarterfinal showcases ten of the top a cappella groups from the Western region.  These groups hail from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and University of California, San Diego.  The groups placing first and second at this event will advance to the Western Semifinal in Claremont, CA, where they will compete with eight other top-placing groups for the opportunity to travel to New York and compete in the international finals.  SOLD OUT

Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Masterworks
Theater

6:30 p.m., Feb. 23
Enjoy an evening of outstanding works for band including “Lincolnshire Posy” by Grainger, “Armenian Dances” by Reed and works by Joseph Curiale. Douglas Yoe, former bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured guest soloist. Buy tickets

Arizona Wind Symphony

Arizona Wind Symphony: Songs for the Young and Old
Theater

7:30 p.m., Feb. 26
In keeping with the Arizona Wind Symphony’s mission of lifelong music, the band is proud to present the top three performing groups from the annual High School Small Ensemble Contest. Young musicians from across Arizona compete for the honor to play on stage during the concert and to earn donations from the AWS to their schools’ music programs. A favorite show of many AWS regulars, this is your opportunity to enjoy the talent of the next generation.  Buy Tickets

Justin Olson

Finally Friday: Justin Olson
Lounge

5-7 p.m., Feb. 27

Shake off the workweek with a relaxing evening by the lake. Enjoy live music by participants in the TCA's Songwriters' Showcase, beautiful scenery and free appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge. Special Guest: Justin Olson

Class Clowns

Class Clowns Comedy
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Feb. 27
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.  See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. Buy Tickets

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Lakeshore Music: Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap - "Double Portrait"
Theater
7:30 p.m., Feb. 28
Separately, Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap are two of the world's most acclaimed virtuoso jazz pianists. As a married couple performing as a duo, they are a Double Portrait of musical perfection.  Buy Tickets

Refer to the city of Tempe calendar for additional events.

Visit these sites for information about:

A Ludwig Dance Theatre
Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts
Arizona Wind Symphony
Bully Mammoth
Childsplay
Comedy Classes & Shows
CONDER/dance
Desert Dance Theatre
Lakeshore Jazz Series
Peformance with a View
Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series
Tempe Community Chorus

Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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