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, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Frank Thompson:
Teaching Community Building Through Music
Frank Thompson uses community (group) music making sessions to get participants to engage and interact with each other in fun musical ways they have not done before using percussion and instruments from around the world. For this program, he will teach beginning West African hand drumming techniques and share insights into West African Rhythms.
After a break for coffee and dessert, join Frank and some of the AZ Rhythm Connection students and jam out and have fun on West African instruments. The 3rd Thursday programs feature the best local dessert and coffee and are part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum apart 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.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
Rhythm of the Sun
Rhythm of the Sun delivers hot Latin and variety music. Their style is diverse and gets all ages out on the dance floor. They play Cumbias, Salsa, Merengue and Rancheras. As always meet the band in a QnA session after the 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 TBD
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 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, March 13 at 11:30 am:
Arizona woman journalist led way for next generation - including me
with Karina Bland
Karina Bland is a longtime, award-winning journalist at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, where she is on the storytelling team and writes a popular column. She is a two-time graduate of Arizona State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 and a master’s degree in communication in 1997. She went to work for the Mesa Tribune in 1987, was hired by The Phoenix Gazette in 1990 and then The Republic when the two papers merged in 1997. Karina, 53, raises her teenage son Sawyer and tap dances in Tempe. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.