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, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Sundance Peru –
Celebrating the Art and Culture of Peru and other Countries
The folkóric ballet, music and dance studio Sundance Peru is renowned for its work with children, adolescents and adults for spreading the culture, folklore, dance, music and song of Peru and other countries with love, joy and pride. Enjoy an evening of 3 Peruvian folk dances. Free and family friendly
There will also be a session for all present who wish to learn these 3 Peruvian folk dances after each demonstration dance.
There will be gifts for kids, Peruvian hot chocolate and Paneton, Peru’s version of the Italian sweet bread and the best local coffee. 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.
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm:
Suicide Kings and Grave Danger
The Suicide Kings feature an assortment of Arizona music Icons:
Bruce Connole (The Jetzons and Billy Clone and the Same)
Vince Ramirez (Flathead)
Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case)
Mike Wolfe (Chicken and Waffles)
Paul Schneider (Chicken and Waffles)
When Bruce Connole writes lines like "Sold my soul for pennies, I was king for a day," he's not just mixing metaphors with clichés. He's doing country music. He's joining countless C&W artists who've borrowed platitudes and familiar imagery to fuel their lonesome songs. Connole takes the common howl of country music's losers and hard-livers and refines it into a fresh take on the same old thing.
Despite their name, Grave Danger’s sound isn't really satanic rock, but actually a kind of surf-tinged rockabilly. Their songs are usually sprite instrumentals or cartoonish tales. Whenever this trio hits the stage, the audience -- composed of normally upstanding citizens and community members -- follows the band down a road of excess and good old-fashioned fun. As always, meet the band in a QnA session after the show. Free and informal
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 Eclecto Fenix
Feb. 24 Hayden’s Ferry Days Festival 1-5 p.m.*
March 8 Sonoran Marimba Band
March 23 Darkness Dear Boy
April 5 Dusty Ramblers Project
April 20 The Lonesome Wilderness
May 3 We3
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 features a variety of speakers and topics to expand your knowledge and help you think outside the box. Sponsored by the Tempe Historical Society and Friendship Village. Coffee and light refreshments provided.
Go here to see the upcoming season schedule.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
German POWs in Arizona with Steve Hoza
Steve is a Phoenix native who has been in the museum field for 30 years. He is a recognized authority on the history of World War Two in Arizona, having written two books, one on the German POW Camps in Arizona and Arizona’s WWII aviation training fields.
Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.
Events by Affiliate Groups: African American Advisory Committee
Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.
The African American Advisory Committee invites you to attend meetings of a book club featuring African American authors and issues. The AAAC Book Club began in September and meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Discussions of the book will be facilitated by Ahmad Daniels, M.Ed.
The first book of the club is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Ms. Wilkerson is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and has written a most compelling narrative nonfiction. Her glorious work chronicles the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost 6 million people changed the face of America.
Readings and discussions will be held over the course of several weeks as the book is quite lengthy.