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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.

thirdthurs_logo3rd May Casual Alien 2019

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 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.


We 3 flyer THM 2019

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

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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 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.


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