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Birds of a Feather

Through Sept 19
This summer exhibition celebrates the birds that make Arizona home or a migration stop to some exotic location. Featured artists come from around Arizona and the United States and work with a variety of media ranging from nature photography to abstract sculpture. Visitors will also enjoy displays and interactive programs from exhibition collaborators including ASU’s Art Museum and School of Life Sciences.

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Finally Friday: Cottonwood Stone

Aug 7 | 5-7 pm
Shake off the workweek with a relaxing evening by the lake. Enjoy live music by participants in the TCA's Songwriters' Showcase, beautiful scenery and appetizers from Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. Appetizers begin at 5 pm; Entertainment begins at 5:30 pm. No Cover Charge

Tony Vicich

Tempe Comedy Concert Series:  Tony Vicich Birthday Bash

Aug 7 | 7:30 pm
Starting his stand-up comedy career in Los Angeles in 1985, Tony Vicich has been a national touring stand-up comic for over 19 years. Tony has written for some of the top comics in the country, including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Hicks, Ritch Shydner, and Craig Shoemaker. He is the owner and an instructor at comedyschools.com where he teaches the Beginning Stand Up, Advanced Stand Up and the Sketch comedy classes. Buy Tickets

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The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Show
Aug 7 & 8 | 7:30 pm
Be prepared to have your morals tested in the funniest way possible! Join the Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe as it performs its own hilariously twisted brand of all-new, 100%-scripted original sketches. Whether you’re a fan of intelligent wit or you prefer your jokes in the gutter, The Cosmonauts will keep you laughing! Special guest Names From A Hat Improv will open, and musical guest Scott Gesser will play songs from his new comedy album, Medium Pimpin'. (The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Show contains mature content and is strictly for audiences 18 and over.) Buy Tickets

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Miss Native American USA Pageant 2015

Aug 8 | 6:30 pm
Our mission is to recognize and honor young Native American women throughout the United States. The Miss Native American USA Pageant is dedicated to encourage young women to achieve their personal goals, build character, enhance self-esteem, develop leadership skills and celebrate Native American tradition and beauty. Photography by Roshan. Buy Tickets

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Dancing with The  Bars: 2015 Finale

Aug 9 | 6 pm
Much like the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars, local celebrities are selected as amateur dancers and challenged to learn the art of ballroom dancing. For this event, the couples share their dance in a performance of a lifetime, complete with a large stage production and in front of a live audience. The winning couple is determined both by a skilled panel of judges and audience voting. Dancing with The Bars is an annual Phoenix fundraiser that benefits local charity. This year’s benefitting charity is the Aunt Rita’s Foundation. Buy Tickets

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Lounge & Lobby

Aug 14 | 6-8 pm  
Join us at Tempe’s hidden gem of a happy hour. Enjoy music, specialty drinks, chef-inspired affordable bites and vintage games overlooking stunning Tempe Town Lake.
Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge

Anne Peyton with bird Lifelong Learning Speaker Series: Liberty Wildlife

Aug 14 | 6–7 pm            
Exhibiting artist Anne Peyton, and her husband Craig Fischer both volunteer at Liberty Wildlife, a Scottsdale-based rehabilitation and education organization that treats injured animals.
Advanced birders and novice bird enthusiasts alike will enjoy informal discussions about Arizona birds given by local experts. This series is provided in conjunction with the Birds of a Feather exhibition. Free

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Tempe Comedy Concert Series:
Grand Parents vs. Grand Kids
Aug 14 | 7:30 pm
This event fills in the generation gap when Arizona's funniest over fifty comics take on the teen and twenty-something comedy marvels of Maricopa County. See the Woodstock generation battle it out with their 420 friendly children and as many topics as the “older” bunch can remember! Buy Tickets

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Convergence Ballet Company:  Metempsychosis

Aug 15 | 7 pm
Aug 16 | 2 pm

Don’t miss the return of the Valley’s own summer professional ballet company! Convergence Ballet Company is excited to bring you Metempsychosis, featuring original works by choreographers Daniel Marshalsay, Thom Dancy, and Kevin Jenkins. For a limited time, enjoy special pricing when you purchase tickets in advance with code SUMMER15. Buy Tickets

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An Evening of Belly Dance with Ranya Renee

Aug 15 | 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of belly dance with world renowned Ranya Renee and invited guests from throughout the southwest displaying diverse and dynamic styles of belly dance, folkloric, modern and fusion. Buy Tickets

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Aug 16 | 4 pm
Zoran Starcevic & Sons performs their original guitar music in Balkan Jazz style.  Listen to a fusion of musical cultures including Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, & Oriental resulting in dazzling, rich, unconventional, and fresh sounds brimming with energy.  A truly original and unique representation of the universal language of music! This performance is a must see if you like Jazz, Swing, Ethno, Classical, or you simply like guitar music. Don’t miss their trademark performance of six hands playing on one guitar. Buy Tickets


Scottsdale Musical Theater: Gypsy

Aug 20-22
| 7:30 pm
Aug 22 & 23
| 2 pm
Gypsy is the ultimate showbiz backstage story of a mother who pushes her daughters to become stars only to lead the children into unexpected directions. Based on the memoirs of legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, this classic musical features memorable songs as “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Small World.” The music is by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is considered one of the most cherished, complex and popular musicals in the history of theater. Buy Tickets

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Lounge & Lobby

Aug 21 | 6-8 pm
Join us at Tempe’s hidden gem of a happy hour. Enjoy music, specialty drinks, chef-inspired affordable bites and vintage games overlooking stunning Tempe Town Lake.
Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge

Class Clowns

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Class Clowns Comedy

Aug. 21 | 7:30 p.m.

Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.  See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence.  Buy Tickets

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Lounge & Lobby

Aug 28 | 6-8 pm
Join us at Tempe’s hidden gem of a happy hour. Enjoy music, specialty drinks, chef-inspired affordable bites and vintage games overlooking stunning Tempe Town Lake.
Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts. No Cover Charge

Clean Comedy Tempe Comedy Concert Series:
Clean Kings of Comedy

Aug. 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix is fast becoming the one of the most influential comedy cities in the country. Come see why as Ken Kaz, Jon Jesmer, Bob Kubota, Jonathan Gregory and their special guests prove that comics do not have to be filthy to be funny. This PG show is perfect for anyone who truly wants to laugh with friends and family. Buy Tickets
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Higher Octave Healing: Music from the Heart

Aug 29
| 1 pm & 6 pm
Higher Octave Healing presents its sixth annual concert fundraiser to support music therapy services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Nine bands take the stage in two rocking performances. Buy Tickets

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Byrne and Kelly with Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan

Aug 30 | 7 pm
Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly, joined by Nicole Hudson on fiddle and Peter Sheridan on mandolin and keyboard, seamlessly combine genres such as traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, folk sound. VIP ticket holders enjoy a meet and greet at 5:45 pm. (VIP tickets are sold out, but excellent seats are still available!) Buy Tickets


Refer to the city of Tempe calendar for additional events.

Visit these sites for information about:

Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts

Arizona Wind Symphony
Comedy Classes & Shows
Desert Dance Theatre
Lakeshore Jazz Series
Peformance with a View
Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series
Tempe Community Chorus

Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble


















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