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September events at the Tempe History Museum

Post Date:09/13/2017 12:57 PM

The Tempe History Museum’s new season kicks off this month with Performances at the Museum, and the return of Third Thursdays. Check out all of September’s special events and stay up-to-date on all the museum activities at

the cove film SMALL 2Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 pm: Behind THE COVE

The Cove, a controversial documentary released in the United States in 2009, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2010.  Behind the Cove, the film you are about to see, was produced by documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi in 2015 and presents the side of the dolphin fishermen

The Japanese Culture Club of Arizona (JCCA) and the Tempe History Museum do not have any connection or affiliation with and do not provide any support to the makers of the original  2009 documentary, "The Cove" or the 2015 documentary, "Behind the Cove", which is being shown today.  Neither of these films necessarily reflect the views, and opinions of the JCCA and the Tempe History Museum or its members. We are presenting Behind the Cove solely to provide a view of a controversial subject.

Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm: THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM

An third thursdayEvening with Café Lalibela – Featuring Ethiopian Culture and Cuisine

Family-owned and operated for over two decades, Café Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant has introduced many a newcomer to an authentic, aromatic and artful Ethiopian dining experience.

Attendees can anticipate an evening filled with the rich traditions and the pure soul of Ethiopian culture and heritage, with sample tastings and tea and coffee steeped in the rich culture of Ethiopia. Join us each Third Thursday for dessert, coffee and an event that is part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum and part creative event. Open to the public; donations welcome.  

Friday, September 22 at 7 pm: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM

Mariachi pasionREV GREAT 2014 Group Pic from Monte LuciaMariachi Pasion

Mariachi Pasion was formed in April 2002. The group itself started in a music class at Arizona State University and has grown into a fifteen member group with the majority of musicians having worked their way through their education playing mariachi music! The group of all female musicians includes educators, insurance agents, financial managers, health care professionals, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, accountants and engineers. There are also several musicians currently working their way through Arizona State University. The heart of Mariachi Pasion is the group chemistry and the common love and respect for mariachi music. Free, fun and family friendly. 

Tuesday, September 26 through October 31: Community Room Exhibit

Harvest Moon & Haunting Views, Tempe Artists Guild

Who knew Tempe artists could be so creatively spooky?  Come see some sinister, weird and mysterious seasonal delights in the Community Room at the Tempe History Museum from September 26 through October 31.  The drawings and paintings by members of the Tempe Artists Guild are sure to make you scratch your head, look closer and shake in your boots.  Join the Guild on Saturday, September 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for an exhibit opening with refreshments and entertainment.