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:
April 18: Azure Concert with Tetra: a performance tailored to children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges - SOLD OUT!
April 24: An evening highlighting 19th century American guitarist and illustrator Henry Worrall: Performed by Joshua Pierce
May 22: The Chapito Chavarria Orchestra
July 12: The Pangean Orchestra
This year the Third Thursday at the Museum series focuses on the Tempe music scene. This series is held at 7 p.m. on every Third Thursday of the month September through May (except December.)
Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm:
THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM
Documentary Film about Chapito Chavarria
The Tempe History Museum hosts a free evening lecture series every Third Thursday in the fall and spring. This season’s theme focuses on the Tempe music scene. Join the museum for a free cup of coffee and learn about the history and the impact of Tempe-based music. On May 21, view some of a documentary film that chronicles the life and career of Arizona musician and bandleader Rafael “Chapito” Chavarria.
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.
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.