Important Update:

Rural Road between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 for Union Pacific Railroad work, info here.

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Upcoming Museum Events

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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.

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Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

An Evening of Indian Art - What TIDES OF INDIA 2019 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.


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, April 20 at 7 p.m.

The Lonesome Wilderness

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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 QnA session after the show. Free, fun and family-friendly

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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 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.


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