This typically free series runs from September through May. It presents performances from the East Valley community and the many cultural groups within it. Included are children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music pulled out of the symphony halls and cultural and educational musical performances from groups representing Mariachi, Brazilian, Tempe Rock and World Beat music. Most shows start at 7 p.m. and are free. Here are some upcoming performances:
May 22: The Chapito Chavarria Orchestra:
Beginning in the 1940s, the Chapito Chavarria Orchestra was the top Latino band in the valley. Unfortunately, Chapito recently passed away, but the Orchestra still plays on special occasions.
July 12: The Pangean Orchestra
The Tempe Public Library and the Tempe History Museum present a free series featuring talks about the history of war. Presented at the Tempe History Museum.
The Tempe History Museum’s Wild Wednesdays programs have been expanded to include a few Saturdays. Have fun with hands-on activities, interesting displays, fun interactives and special performances at the museum this summer! These are free drop in events for families.
TEMPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LUNCH TALKS
Programs focusing on Arizona's statehood
The Tempe Historical Society's lunchtime lecture series has concluded for the year. They will start again in October, 2015. Bring your lunch and enjoy these presentations monthly from October through November and January through April. Coffee will be provided.