Tempe events this week, October 20-26, 2014

ASU Gammage

It’s another week chock full of arts and cultural goodness. Dance Theatre of Harlem is coming to ASU Gammage plus there’s always plenty of great live music in venues throughout the city.  For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and view a complete listing of Tempe events on the Tempe Tourism Office website, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

Tempe Events This Week – October 13-19, 2014

Journey of Edward Tulane

This week there’s something to please everyone when it comes to arts, culture and entertainment in Tempe.  Changing Hands Bookstore is hosting Rock icons of the 80s Billy Idol and Joe Perry with their tell all memoirs, Childsplay opens The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  and SNL alumnus Norm MacDonald is at the Tempe Improv, plus there’s always plenty of great live music  in venues throughout the city.  

Check out this list and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

Tempe events this week: Oktoberfest at Tempe Beach Park

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Fall is definitely in the air and wow, there’s a lot going on in Tempe this week, including the Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. There will be lots of beer, brats and music plus fun stuff for the kids.

For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and view a complete listing of Tempe events on the Tempe Tourism Office website, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

 

Tempe this week-Annual Tempe Tardeada

Tempe Tardeada

Fall is definitely in the air and wow, there’s a lot going on in Tempe this week, including the 16th Annual Tempe Tardeada! With all the music, theater and art exhibits you’ll have plenty of choices. For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and view a complete listing of Tempe events on the Tempe Tourism Office website, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

Tempe events this week-TCA Juried Biennial: Copper

Tempe Center for The Arts

There’s a mind-boggling array of arts and culture events taking place in Tempe this week, including the opening of the TCA Juried Biennial: Copper at the Tempe Center for the Arts.  For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and view a complete listing of Tempe events on the Tempe Tourism Office website, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

Tempe events this week-ASU Gammage presents KINKY BOOTS

ASU Ga

It’s a big week for theater in Tempe. ASU Gammage opens its season with KINKY BOOTS and Stray Cat opens its new season with The Brothers Size.; plus there’s fine theatre for the family at Tempe Center for the Arts where you can see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Childsplay’s production of Charlottes Web.

From great theatre to live music to art exhibitions, there’s lots going on in Tempe this week. For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and view a complete listing of Tempe events on the Tempe Tourism Office website, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

 

 

Tempe events this week – Jamie Kennedy at the Tempe Improv

Tempe Improv

 This week, the multi-talented Jamie Kennedy will be at the Tempe Improv plus there’s a bunch of great live music throughout Tempe.  Visit the Tempe Tourism Office Calendar of Events, or call 480-894-8158 to view a complete listing of Tempe events.

 

Tempe events-live music at Tempe Marketplace

Live Music at Tempe Marketplace

You’ll find plenty to do in Tempe this week. including some special mid-week music and magic at Tempe Marketplace. Check out this huge list. Visit the Tempe Tourism Office Calendar of Events, or call 480-894-8158 to view a complete listing of Tempe events.

Live Music  at Tempe Marketplace

Live Music at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe events this week – The Cat in the Hat at the TCA

Childsplay presents Cat in the Hat at the Tempe Center for the Arts
Childsplay presents Cat in the Hat at the Tempe Center for the Arts

Childsplay presents Cat in the Hat at the Tempe Center for the Arts

Childsplay will have some hilarious hi-jinks happening on stage this Sunday with the opening of The Cat in the Hat on Sunday, January 26.  At some point in your life, you’ve most likely read this time honored Dr. Seuss classic. Now you can watch it unfold on stage. And who better  to do that than Childsplay, Tempe’s award-winning professional theatre for families?

Cat and the Hat is a tale about one rainy afternoon in the lives of Sally and her brother. Their mother steps out and the cat in a tall, red-and-white-striped hat steps in. The mischievous cat turns a normal afternoon into a topsy turvy time for Sally and her brother and some action-packed fun for the Childsplay audience.

Cat in the Hat will be on stage at the Tempe Center for the Arts from January 26-March 16. Performances are on Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and on Sundays at 4 p.m.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2302.

You’ll find plenty to do in Tempe this week. View a complete listing of Tempe events visit the Tempe Tourism Office Calendar of Events, or call 480-894-8158.

 

Tempe events this week – Wind down at TCA’s Finally Friday

With the holiday hustle bustle finished, I’m  good and ready for some post-holiday R & R. I can think of no better way to relax and re-wind that at the Tempe Center for the Arts’ (TCA) Finally Friday series.

Finally Friday brings local singer-songwriters who have performed at the TCA’s Songwriters’ Showcase series. This week’s singer/songwriter is Blaine Long.  I wasn’t  familiar with him, so I went to his website and was pleased with what I heard. His music is kind of folk/American roots. He has a nice voice and I really like his guitar strumming style. Blaine  also has a real pleasant manner and I suspect that he connects right away with his audience.

Yes indeedy, sitting in the intimate surroundings of the TCA lounge, enjoying a drink and tasty appetizers while listening to great live music, is my idea of a terrific way to chill out. Give it a try and I think you’ll agree.

Find your favorite way to enjoy some much needed R&R in this week’s events taking place in Tempe. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158.