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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.

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Page to Screen
Gallery

Feb. 13-June 6

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

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Tempe Day: Phoenix Start-Up Week
Lakeside

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Feb 25

Phoenix Start-Up Week is a five day celebration of our community, each day focusing on a different part of the Valley. This event was created by other entrepreneurs to give back and make our community better. Join us in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. Free

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

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Finally Friday: Justin Olson
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

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Friday Film Screenings: Gold Finger, James Bond, 1964
Gallery
5-7 p.m., Feb. 27

Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the TCA’s Page to Screen exhibition. Introduction provided by TCA docent and pop culture aficionado, Mike McEwin. All Ages, some adult subject matter, rated PG. Free
Film rights provided by SWANK Motion Pictures.

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

Monsters-&-Peas

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

1 p.m., Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8; 4 p.m., Feb. 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

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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

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Barrett Choir Pops Concert
Theater

7:30 p.m., Mar 1
ASU Barrett’s Men’s Choir presents Give My Regards to Broadway. Buy Tickets

ASU Men’s and Women’s Chorus

ASU Choral Department Spring Concert
Theater

7:30 p.m., Mar 5
The ASU Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and Choral Union present Raising Our Voices. Buy Tickets

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Finally Friday: Amanda Soares
5-7 p.m., March 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 & Events. No Cover Charge. Special Guest: Amanda Soares.

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Friday Film Screenings: Peyton Place, 1957
Gallery
5-7 p.m., Mar. 6

Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the TCA’s Page to Screen exhibition. Introduction by ASU’s Jason Scott, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture. Adult audiences, unrated. Free
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

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Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Kristofer Royer
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., March 6
Kristofer Royer is one of the Valley's hottest emerging stand-up comedians. His clever, yet brutal honesty is in constant demand at every club in town. Brace yourself for a hilarious evening as he tackles topics ranging from getting remarried and growing up Hillbilly to surviving the apocalypse on a budget. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Buy Tickets

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Amor de Baile
Theater

6:30 p.m., Mar. 7
This dramatic evening brings together some of the world's best talent under one roof for a flamenco extravaganza. Direct from Spain, Tachu with his fiery staccato footwork; Phoenix's premier male dancer and founder of Calo Flamenco, Martin Gaxiola.  All dances are accompanied by the winner of the Indiana International Guitar Competition, Misael Barraza Diaz. Buy Tickets

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Paul McDermand: Steel Drums, Marimba and More
Theater

7:00 p.m. Mar. 8

With his band of piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion, McDermand’s exuberant steel drums and soft, sensual marimba lead the listener through a vast array of standard, romantic and popular works. Buy Tickets

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Spring Break Family Art Workshop: Pirates to Princesses
Gallery

12-4 p.m., Mar. 13
Inspired by the legendary animated films: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty & Peter Pan by Walt Disney. Costumes encouraged. Free

Gary Marsh

Finally Friday: Gary Marsh
Lounge

5-7 p.m., March 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: Gary Marsh

TA-BURROWS

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: TA Burrows presents the Legends of Song
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., March 13

Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra produced some of the most memorable songs the world has ever known. In this trip down memory lane, award-winning entertainer and impressionist T.A. Burrows uses his remarkable vocal talents to recreate the unique styles and distinctive sounds of these renowned singers as he performs some of their most popular tunes. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Buy Tickets

Girls-Glasses

Childsplay: Girls Who Wear Glasses
Studio

1 p.m., March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28; 4 p.m., March 14, 21, 28
Growing up is hard enough – navigating friendship, school and parents. But when Mira has to get glasses, it is the last straw. As she deals with old friends who are suddenly only interested in popularity and new friends who want her to be more like them, Mira has to decide who she really wants to be. With the help of her glasses, she starts to see clearly in more ways than one, as she learns to stand up for herself in this humorous story about fitting in, friendship and frames. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Buy Tickets

Bob McCarroll

Finally Friday: Bob McCarroll
Lounge

5-7 p.m., March 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 Arts & Sciences Salon:  "Reel Books"
Gallery

6-7 p.m., Mar. 20
Sharon Bolman, Senior Professor, University of Advancing Technology, will discuss the art of adaptation in the movies by looking at some examples of brilliance and of epic failure and by exploring how to decide what words to include from your source material and what to leave out. Free

Jonathan Gregory

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Jonathan Gregory
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., March 20
Jonathan Gregory's comedy, although unique and different, has been well received by a variety of audiences from retirement homes, to bars, to theaters, to World class comedy clubs. He broke onto the scene at the age of 19, as a punching dummy in a Mike Tyson promo, which aired on Showtime. He later portrayed the victim of a crazed fraternity in E! True Hollywood Story Investigates: Hazing. In 2008, Gregory’s talents were highlighted on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Buy Tickets

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Conder Dance:  Breaking Ground 2015
Theater

7:30 p.m., March 20 - 21
Enjoy 15 of the most innovative and compelling artists of contemporary dance from around the United States. The performances will alternate with exceptional (art) films, merging the expression of movement with videography in creating a completely new audience experience.  Buy Tickets

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Lakeshore Music: Harlem Quartet with pianist Aldo López Gavilán present Harlem Meets Havana
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Mar 21
This cultural exchange between Lakeshore Music and the Republic of Cuba will feature celebrated jazz pianist Aldo López Gavilán in concert with the multiple Grammy Award winning Harlem Quartet, one of the world's renowned chamber music ensembles. 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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