March events at Tempe History Museum
Music, storytelling and a unique historical look at the Gila and Salt rivers are all happening at the museum this month. The museum’s feature exhibit, Humans of Tempe, is also on display, showcasing informal portraits and interviews of people who live, work and play in Tempe. The museum is located at 809 E. Southern Ave. More info can be found at tempe.gov/museum.
Here is a look at all of March’s events and activities.
Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Brea Burns and the Boleros
Brea Burns and the Boleros is a classic country/honky-tonk band. Originally hailing from southern California, Brea’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was 14, and it is there that country music began to shape her songwriting and performing. Brea's sound is reminiscent of country greats such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Wanda Jackson - with a modern edge that captivates young and old fans alike. Meet the band in a Q&A session after the show. Free, informal and family-friendly.
Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m.: Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks
Arizona woman journalist led way for next generation - including me with Karina Bland
Karina Bland is a longtime, award-winning journalist at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, where she is on the storytelling team and writes a popular column. She is a two-time graduate of Arizona State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 and a master’s degree in communication in 1997. She went to work for the Mesa Tribune in 1987, was hired by The Phoenix Gazette in 1990 and then The Republic when the two papers merged in 1997. Karina, 53, raises her teenage son Sawyer and tap dances in Tempe. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.
Tuesday, March. 19 at 6 p.m.: African American Advisory CommitteeBook Club Discussion: Becoming
The African American Advisory Committee (AAAC) Book Club will begin reading Becoming by Michelle Obama. This session will be led by AAAC member Carol Stuart. Readings and discussions will be held over the course of several weeks. Participants are welcome to join at any time. The book club and discussions are free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.: THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM
An Evening with Zarco Guerrero – The Gila and The Salt: Our River Stories
Join the zany cast of masked characters from "Face to Face in a Frenzy" when they come together again to share the fascinating stories of the Gila and Salt rivers. These stories span from ancient to modern times, detailing everything from flora to fauna. Over 2000 years of history are laced with humor, sarcasm and biting social commentary. After a break for the best local coffee and dessert, join the conversation with local experts about the issues introduced by Zarco’s masked characters. Open to the public; donations welcome. Sponsored by Cortez Coffee.
Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Darkness Dear Boy
Darkness Dear Boy is a Tempe trio that rocks diversity to a whole new level by combining original alt rock, reggae, punk & honky-tonk with dynamic hooks and harmonies. Meet the band in a Q&A session after the show. Free, fun and family-friendly.