The 3rd Thursday at the Museum series features the best local dessert and coffee and an event that is part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum and part creative event. Open to the public; donations welcomed. Go here to find the upcoming season's schedule.
Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Casual Alien: Synthesizer, Vocals and Cosmic Drumming
Casual Alien began as the recording project of Don "Doc" Boles, and the live band began as a rave act and outdoor feature in the Tempe AZ university entertainment district. Now the band features Amy Andrews, female vocals and dancer, and Dave Marshall, percussionist. With influences of psy-trance and EDM, the band is gravitating (get it?) towards playing festivals. Stage personas are tongue-in-cheek as the band performs as aliens, and the music is beyond conventional. Doc has provided the music and synced digital videos with beautiful evolving abstracts. Join us for the best local dessert and 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.
PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Performances at the Museum run from Sept. through May.
Join us for outstanding performances with everything from classical and rhythm & blues to rock and roll. Enjoy a casual evening with local musicians in an up close and personal setting.
Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
We3 features Renee Grant Patrick, vocals - Suzanne Lansford, violin - and Nicole Pesce, piano. When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80s & 90s) lost her father in January of 2016, she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford and Nicole Pesce to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots' songs, one of them being “We Three.” Enjoy nostalgia and more, when these three powerful talents come together. Another free, fun, informal and family friendly show
Here is the schedule of upcoming Performances at the Museum:
Aug. 11 Dave Vito and the Volunteers
Sept. 12 in/PLANES
Sept. 21 Elle Spencer-Lewis: The Song in Your Head
Oct. 12 Kabarett: A Strange Show for Strange Times
Oct. 20 Tetra String Quartet: Dr. Caligari
Nov. 16 The Sahnas Brothers
Nov. 24 Nathan and Jessie
Nov. 29 There is Danger
Dec. 1 Nina Curri and Mary Hoffman
Dec. 14 Paradise Winds
Jan. 12 Grave Danger and Suicide Kings
Feb. 9 LOUD VIII: Future Exes, Carol Pacey and the Honeyshakers , the Sara Robinson Band 5-8 p.m.*
Feb. 16 Rhythm of the Sun
Feb. 24 Hayden’s Ferry Days Festival 1-5 p.m.*
March 8 Brea Burns and the Boleros
March 23 Darkness Dear Boy
April 5 Dusty Ramblers Project
April 20 The Lonesome Wilderness
May 3 We3
May 19 U-Nite at the Museum with Unity Through Community (5-9 p.m.)
May 24 Sonoran Marimba Band
Free, Fun and Family Friendly
Performances begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted
* Outdoors in Museum Plaza
Peace, Love, Performances
Arizona Storytellers Series
The Tempe Historical Society's lunchtime lecture series has concluded for this season. Join us again on Weds Oct. 9, 2019 for a new season of lunch talks. Sponsored by the Tempe Historical Society and Friendship Village. Coffee and light refreshments provided.