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Green and Gray

10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs | 10 am-7:30 pm Wed & Fri | 11 am-6 pm Sat | Through Jan 2 | Free
This exhibition is about the world between the natural landscape and the built environment. People often associate the color green with life and the color gray with coldness. But that isn’t always the case; not all that is green is natural and not all that is gray is man-made. Each artist in this exhibition explores subjects and imagery that show where these elements of the natural and built environment merge, converge and/or conflict. Image: Turning Point by Candice Eisenfeld. More information

 Open Mic Night

Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night

Wednesdays through Nov 25 | 6-10 pm
Walt Richardson hosts open mic night with some of the Valley's best singer-songwriters. Artists vie for a chance to perform at In the Spotlight and in the Songwriters' Showcase. Exclusive session for high school age and younger from 5 to 6 p.m. Sign up begins at 4:45 pm for youth open mic, and 5:45 pm for adults. More information. No Cover

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Fridays | 6-8 pm  
Join us at Tempe’s hidden gem of a happy hour. Enjoy specialty drinks, chef-inspired affordable bites from Atlasta Catering, live music and vintage games overlooking stunning Tempe Town Lake. Chloe Tang is the featured entertainer on November 27. More information. No Cover

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Childsplay presents
A Year with Toad and Frog

Through-Dec 27 | Saturday and Sunday matinees
Celebrate the holidays with the original "besties" Frog and Toad in this hilarious, Tony-nominated musical. Buy Tickets

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Full Draw Film Tour

Dec 2 | 7 pm

Come join us for FDFT5 by Full Draw Film Tour.
For the young and old - it's bow-hunting adventure on the "Big Screen!" Full Draw breaks the boundaries of hunting films and will truly inspire all who share the passion and pursuit of bow-hunting and outdoor films. Be prepared for something you can't watch at home, online or on TV. Enjoy cold beverages and camaraderie with fellow bow-hunters at 6 pm. Movie starts at 7 pm.You won't want to miss this exclusive line-up of short films.  Buy Tickets

Class Clowns
Class Clowns with special guest Kirsten Alberts

Dec 4 | 7:30 pm
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 StandingJimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. Buy Tickets
Songwriters' Showcase XIV

Dec 4 | 7:30 pm
Featuring live, original music from Valley artists Holly Pyle, Alexis Juliard, John Laman, and joined by headliner Brian Chartrand and the Voce Project. Shows are taped for TV. Buy Tickets
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Incarnate: A Christmas Event Like No Other

Dec 5 | 7:30 pm
Written and produced by Mario Barnabe, the show features original electronic music and dazzling projected visuals making Incarnate a Christmas experience like no other. Composer Robert Moore, and visual artist, Caleb Kilian, create layers of sound, color and imagery, presenting a multi-sensory event not to be missed. At this performance only ---  Incarnate opens with jazzy Christmas tunes played by the Russ Schmidt Quartet featuring Fred Forney. Click Here to reserve your seats for this FREE holiday production.
Performance with a View presents:  ASU Community Flute Ensemble with Elizabeth Buck

Dec 8 | 10-11:30 am
Series of FREE classical concerts with a beautiful view of Tempe Town Lake!  9:30 am complimentary coffee service. Limited seating.
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Gallery at TCA

Dec 11 | 6-8:30 pm
Need a boost to get into that holiday spirit? Join us for a festive evening of painting. This workshop's subject will include a white reindeer silhouette against a vibrant red background. Flex your creative muscles by whirling your brush on the canvas to create this prancing animal's swirly antlers and a sky full of brilliant snowflakes. Price includes canvas, supplies, instruction and a beverage voucher for the lobby bar on the evening of the event. Registration must be completed by noon on the day of class. Reserve Space

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Vega Arts presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec 11-12
Vegas Arts Dance Theatre proudly presents their adaptation of the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Told entirely through the art of dance and cirque, A Charlie Brown Christmas, will leave you full, happy and thankful this holiday season. It's toe-tapping, good fun for the whole family! Buy Tickets
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Lakeshore Music presents:  Phoenix Boys Choir's Tempe Town Christmas Celebration

Dec 19 | 7:30 pm
'Tis the season! Get into the spirit of the season as the angelic voices of the acclaimed Phoenix Boys Choir perform a delightful array of holiday favorites. Audiences will be uplifted with traditional songs, as well as a new medleys. Buy Tickets
Orchestra Holiday concert

Tempe Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

Dec 28 | 7:30 pm
Join the Tempe Symphony Orchestra for its annual, free holiday concert. Enjoy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride", Chabrier's "Espana", "Variations on a Theme" by Haydn, Op.56 and Hanson's Symphony Nr.2, Op.30 "Romantic." More Info

Schedule is subject to change.         

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Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts

Arizona Wind Symphony
Comedy Classes & Shows
Desert Dance Theatre
Lakeshore Jazz Series
Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series
Tempe Community Chorus
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