April events at Tempe History Museum: Music, art and Arizona ghosts
Springtime at the Tempe History Museum means music and art, thoughtful conversations, and a look back at some of Arizona’s most infamous ghost towns. Check all the free, family-friendly events taking place in April. The museum is located at 809 E. Southern Ave. For more info, visit tempe.gov/MuseumEvents.
Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Dusty Ramblers Project
“I’ll be Ms. Lindy and you will be the Dusty Ramblers.” That’s how it all started somewhere around 2013 when Lindy Hamilton, an 8-year-old country/bluegrass singer, was sitting in with longtime friends and guitar players Mark McDowell and Ted Brown at a gig they were playing.
The Dusty Ramblers write songs about some of the most fun and obvious things in life: tie dye shirts, old cars, dressing up and life experiences. This unique mix of material and musicians has even The Dusty Ramblers excited to play their material out and about. Meet the band in a Q & A after the show.
Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m.: Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks
Ghost Towns -- Specters of the Past with Jay Mark
Learn how ghost towns like Mowry, Millville and Jerome came to be! Historian Jay Mark’s career includes antiques & bookstore owner, commercial photography, professional theater, radio and television. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his lively and engaging presentations. A regular contributor of history-related articles to the Antique Register; Arizona Contractor & Community, and The Arizona Republic, Jay is also a published writer of seven antiques-related books. Coffee and light refreshments provided.
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.: African American Advisory Committee presents:
Paul Robeson: Retrospective of an American Icon
Historian, author and educator D.L. White will lead an exciting and in-depth exchange of information on one of America’s most unique individuals, Paul Robeson (1898-1976). This amazing actor, artist and activist was a celebrated star of stage and films who used his rich baritone to break down barriers and address racism and fascism. The evening will feature a film, audio recordings, pictorial display and discussion on Robeson—separating the man from the myth. The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.: THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM
An Evening with TIDES OF INDIA 2019: What Washed Ashore
Join Swarna Sitaraman as she presents an exhibit of some of the art forms of India. She will lead an interactive workshop and demonstration of one of the art forms for participants. Enjoy the best local dessert and coffee and a guaranteed fun evening. Open to the public; donations welcome.
Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
The Lonesome Wilderness
The Lonesome Wilderness is a Phoenix-based rock band formed in 2011. Members include sex-panther Joe Golfen, his time-traveling brother Paul, rocknrolla Andrea Custer and Baron Brian Weis. They originally drew their sound from surf, punk and 1960s influences, but while their backs were turned, some southwestern dust seeped under the door. You can find them playing shows on ramshackle stages in dirt lots, backyards and dark bars – or occasionally at a local museum. Meet the band in a Q & A session after the show.