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All schedules are subject to change. For updates on events, ticket releases and more, join our e-mail distribution list. Read the most current newsletter. More events can be found on the city of Tempe Calendar. A $1 service fee will be applied to each ticket sold over the telephone or at the box office window and a $3 service fee applied to each ticket purchased online.

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Billy Cioffi

Finally Friday: Billy Cioffi
Lobby

July 3 - 5-7 p.m.*

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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

Right Wing Left Wing

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Right Wing, Left Wing
Lakeside

July 3 - 7:30 p.m.
The real fireworks this Fourth of July weekend won't be outside -- they'll be inside! This town hall format features conservative comics on one side and liberal comics on the other, held back by only a moderator, taking on all of the hot button topics affecting the nation, the state, and the city. Audience questions will be taken. Buy Tickets

4thofjuly 4th of July Spectacular
July 4 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy the 4th of July Spectacular at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Buffet dinner, entertainment from The Sugar Thieves Trio and Jenny Jarnagin, free parking and the magnificent fireworks display over Tempe Town Lake in air-conditioned comfort from 7 to 10 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts. Fireworks presented by Kiwanis Club of Tempe. Buy Tickets.

SavingArizonaBloodDrive

Saving Arizona Blood Drive
Lobby

July 5 – 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts hosts the Saving Arizona Blood Drive on behalf of United Blood Services. Find the hero in you. Schedule an appointment to donate today.  

Cottonwood Stone Finally Friday: Cottonwood Stone
Lobby

July 10 - 5-7 p.m.*

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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Tempe Comedy Concert Series:  Belkind, Robles and Floyd
Lakeside

July 10 – 7:30 p.m.

Arizona is home to the best local comedy scene in the nation!  Many go on to national TV fame. On July 10 we are proud to present three of the best:  Arthur Belkind, Guillermo Robles and Floyd Haas. This promises to be a great show when we get three of the most in-demand comics in town under one roof for a great show! Buy Tickets

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Arts & Sciences Family Workshops: Bird Houses
Gallery

July 11 – Noon-2 p.m.

In conjunction with the Birds of a Feather exhibition, these Saturday workshops include short science lessons about birds and hands-on art projects for kids.  TCA curator Michelle Dock will talk about bird mythology and inspire participants to create recycled bird houses from cardboard milk cartons. Free

once upon a fairy tale (Custom) Once Upon a Time: Dancing through Fairy Tales
Studio

July 11 - 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Vega Arts has taken its favorite fairy tale stories and masterfully woven them into a dynamic stage production with contemporary dance, aerial arts, circus stunts and comedic transitions. Enjoy the spectacle as a larger-than-life story book opens and dance theater magically comes to life!  Buy Tickets

Bob McCarroll

Finally Friday:  Bob McCarroll
Lobby

July 17 - 5-7 p.m.*
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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

Deviche_SICB 2 cropped THUMBNAIL Lifelong Learning Speaker Series: Physiological and behavioral adaptations of birds to the Sonoran Desert
Gallery
July 17 – 6 – 7 p.m.
Featuring Pierre Deviche, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Physiology, Barrett Honors Faculty, and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Life Sciences,  Arizona State University. Learn about and discuss some of the fascinating adaptations of Arizona birds to living in the harsh conditions of the Sonoran Desert. Examples will come primarily from studies done at the ASU laboratory over the past 15 years. Free

Comedy Schools

Class Clowns Comedy
Lakeside

July 17 – 7:30 p.m.
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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Arts & Sciences Family Workshops: Liberty Wildlife
Gallery

July 18 – Noon-2 p.m.
In conjunction with the Birds of a Feather exhibition, these Saturday workshops include short science lessons about birds and hands-on art projects for kids. At the workshops, children 12 and under can also pick up a free TCA field guide journal to use for drawings in the Gallery or notes about the birds they see in their own backyard. Free.

once upon a fairy tale (Custom) Once Upon a Time: Dancing through Fairy Tales
Studio

July 18 - 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Vega Arts has taken their favorite fairy tale stories and masterfully woven them into a dynamic stage production with contemporary dance, aerial arts, circus stunts and comedic transitions. Enjoy the spectacle as a larger-than-life story book opens and dance theater magically comes to life!  Buy Tickets

Justin Olson
Finally Friday: Justin Olson
Lobby

July 24 - 5-7 p.m.*

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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Art After Work:  Flight of the Hummingbird
Gallery

July 24 6-8:30 p.m.

Come join us as we paint the fascinating and frisky, Ruby-Throated hummingbird.  Step-by-step drawing and painting instructions will be provided to help participants capture these acrobatic marvels.
Price includes a canvas, art supplies, instruction and a one-beverage voucher for use at the lobby bar on the evening of the event. Participants are encouraged to eat dinner before class. Registration is capped at 30 people and must be completed by noon on the day of class. No refunds. Buy Tickets

Amy Blackwell

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Amy Blackwell
Studio

July 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Amy Blackwell is a quirky Arizona native who has been making people laugh her whole life.  Blessed with a God-given quick wit and sense of timing coupled with fearless public speaking skills, she makes a natural stand-up comic. Whether people are laughing at her or with her, she will soak up all your attention!  Buy Tickets

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WNBF Arizona State Championships Bodybuilding Show
Theater

July 25 - 10 a.m.
The Arizona State Championships Pro Qualifier bodybuilding show will feature a battle showdown of physical aesthetics to rival that of the Greeks. A range of athletes will compete with panel judging for such categories as Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Women’s Figure, and Women’s Bikini. Buy Tickets

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Arts & Sciences Family Workshops: Foam Noodle Friends
Gallery

July 25 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In conjunction with the Birds of a Feather exhibition, these Saturday workshops include short science lessons about birds and hands-on art projects for kids. TCA staffer Veronica Rascona will lead a fanciful workshop that celebrates the bright colors of birds across the world. Participants will create fun and unique bird friends from pool noodles, pipe cleaners and foam shapes.  Free

Gary Marsh
Finally Friday: Gary Marsh
Lobby

July 31 - 5-7 p.m.*

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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Arts & Sciences Family Workshops: Birds of a Feather, Stick Together Collage
Gallery

Aug 1 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In conjunction with the Birds of a Feather exhibition, these Saturday workshops include short science lessons about birds and hands-on art projects for kids.  Join TCA and create bird-themed surrealistic collages from recycled magazines and paper. Special thanks to the Maricopa Audubon Society members for nature magazine donations.

Cottonwood Stone

Finally Friday: Cottonwood Stone
Lobby

Aug. 7 - 5-7 p.m.*

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 appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts.  No Cover Charge. *Appetizers begin at 5 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Dancing with The  Bars: 2015 Finale
Theater

Aug. 9 – 7 p.m.
Much like the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars, local celebrities are selected as amateur dancers and challenged to learn the art of ballroom dancing. For this event, the couples share their dance in a performance of a lifetime, complete with a large stage production and in front of a live audience.   The winning couple is determined both by a skilled panel of judges and audience voting.  Dancing with The Bars is an annual Phoenix fundraiser that benefits local charity.  This year’s benefitting charity is the Aunt Rita’s Foundation.  Buy Tickets

 

Refer to the city of Tempe calendar for additional events.

Visit these sites for information about:

Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts

Arizona Wind Symphony
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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