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Green and Gray 109

Green and Gray

10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs | 10 am-7:30 pm Wed & Fri | 11 am-6 pm Sat | Through Jan 2 | Free
This exhibition is about the world between the natural landscape and the built environment. People often associate the color green with life and the color gray with coldness. But that isn’t always the case; not all that is green is natural and not all that is gray is man-made. Each artist in this exhibition explores subjects and imagery that show where these elements of the natural and built environment merge, converge and/or conflict. More information

 Open Mic Night

Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night

Wednesdays through Nov 25 | 6-10 pm
Walt Richardson hosts open mic night with some of the Valley's best singer-songwriters. Artists vie for a chance to perform at In the Spotlight and in the Songwriters' Showcase. Exclusive session for high school age and younger from 5 to 6 p.m. Sign up begins at 4:45 pm for youth open mic, and 5:45 pm for adults. More information. No Cover

HelloFridayColor (Custom)

hello FRIDAY
Fridays | 6-8 pm  
Join us at Tempe’s hidden gem of a happy hour. Enjoy specialty drinks, chef-inspired affordable bites from Atlasta Catering, live music and vintage games overlooking stunning Tempe Town Lake. Robby Roberson is the featured entertainer on October 9. More information. No Cover

Sideways Stories Childsplay Square 109 

Childsplay presents
Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Through Oct 18
| Saturday and Sunday matinees
An elementary school 30 stories high is brought to life where the strangest things happen. Teachers turn students to apples. Pigtails become snakes. And somewhere in the building, we know there's a wandering cow. For ages 6+. Buy Tickets


Tempe Sister Cities
"Making a World of Difference"
Awards Banquet

Oct 8 | 7 pm
Annual event honors outstanding humanitarians who have made a substantial difference in people's lives around the globe. Meet and greet 6-7 pm. Register online

Comedian PaulGreen

Tempe Comedy Concert Series:
Paul Green


Oct 9 | 7:30 pm
Hilarious veteran improv performer and now stand up comic Paul Green is what The Tempe Comedy Concert Series is all about! We find the best and the brightest before anyone else and bring them to you. See Paul now, because we believe someday soon you will say "I saw him before he was famous!" Buy Tickets

Desert Dance 109

Desert Dance Theatre presents
Arizona Dance Festival Showcase 2015


Oct 9 & 10 | 7:30 pm
Various dance artists will be showcased each evening from all genres and styles of dance. Co-produced by the Arizona Dance Coalition. Buy Tickets

El Puente Festival children

El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession 
Presented by Childsplay

Oct 11 2-6:30 pm | Free
Unique family celebration with food, music and art, including mask-making and procession, drama activities for kids and performances by local artists. Brought to you by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. More Information

Cat Noir 2014-03-30 21.06.17 (Custom)

Art After Work: Le Chat Noir
Oct 14 | 6-8:30 pm
The subject is an "all-knowing" black cat as seen on the famous 19th century Paris nightclub's poster. Price includes a canvas, art supplies, instruction and a one-beverage voucher for use at the lobby bar. Registration is capped at 30 people and must be completed by noon on the day of class. Buy Tickets


U.S. Green Building Council State Conference
Oct 15
| 8 am - 7 pm
Annual State Conference. Information and registration

Jonathan Gregory

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Jonathan Gregory

Oct 16 | 7:30 pm
Tony Vicich says Jonathan Gregory is the funniest man in Arizona. Jonathan's unique one of a kind "creepy" comedy has audiences howling wherever he goes. A cross between Steven Wright and Sam Kinison, Jonathan has had over eight million hits on YouTube, and has been featured on national television. See him live at TCA or he may just show up at your house! Buy Tickets

Chris Riccardi 109x109

Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Insane and Sober
Featuring the Roast of Chris Ricciardi


Oct 17 | 7:30 pm
These comics don't drink but after you see this show you might want to! See some of the Valley's funniest comedians spin tales of low places and loaded people and how they get back from it all. Along with that, please come out and help us bid farewell to one of the show's actors and producers, Chris Ricciardi, as he heads to another city to spread comedy and joy to a whole new set of patrons! Buy Tickets

Anne Kopta with ASU Voice Students 2014

Performance with a View:
ASU Voice Students of Anne Kopta

Oct 20 | 10 am | Free
ASU voice students present a variety of popular songs, under the direction of ASU Associate Professor Anne Elgar Kopta. 9:30 am complimentary coffee service. Limited seating.

ASU Choral Union 109 and Barrett Choir

ASU Barrett Choir, Gospel Choir and Choral Union Choral Festival:
A World of Music

Oct 20 | 7:30 pm
Music from around the world featuring "Misa Criolla" by Ariella Ramirez. Buy Tickets

ASU Men-Women-109-Concert Choir

ASU Fall Choral Festival:
Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and Concert Choir

Oct 21 | 7:30 pm
Music by André Thomas, Ron Jeffers and other notable composers. Buy Tickets


Tempe Arts and Sciences Salon

Oct 23 | 6-7 pm | Free
Free lifelong learning series collaboration with Tempe Center for the Arts, Arizona State University and the University of Advancing Technology. More information

Tim Bateman

Tempe Comedy Concert Series:
Tim Bateman

Oct 23
| 7:30 pm
Tim Bateman is an Australian comedian living and working in the United States. Tim's comedy is about his life and the winding road it has taken. He's been seen and heard on the "Bob & Tom Show," "WGN," "TBS," "Fox 10 News," "Comedytime.tv" and has been overseas to Kuwait and Iraq to entertain the troops. Buy Tickets

Cyrille Aimee 109

Lakeshore Music presents
Cyrille Aimée and the ASU Concert Jazz Band

Oct 24 | 7:30 pm
Celebrated French singer, Cyrille Aimée, accompanied by the Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band. This concert will be under the direction of ASU’s Jeff Libman, with arrangements by Jeffrey Lindberg from Aimée’s album, "Burstin’ Out." Buy Tickets


Columbia Sessions

Oct 25 | 1-3 pm | Free
When choosing a college, Columbia College Chicago believes that fit means everything. Learn about their approach to education and how they help students launch successful careers doing what they love.

Smartest Girl in the World 109

Childsplay presents
The Smartest Girl in the World

Oct 25-Nov 22 | Saturday and Sunday matinees
This heartfelt, warm and witty play tells the story of Leo and Lizzy, latch-key children of hardworking parents. Leo is convinced that winning a TV quiz show and becoming “the smartest kids in the world” can really change things for their family. Lizzy decides to step up and rescue the plan and her family. Buy Tickets

Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series presents
Hermès Quartet

Oct 25 | 2:30 pm
Paris-based Hermès Quartet, 2012 winner of Young Concert Artists International Audition, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the death of the Sun King, Louis XIV, with a program of Mozart, Webern and Schubert. Buy Tickets

Tempe Symphony Orchestra

Tempe Symphony Orchestra

Oct 26 | 7:30 pm | Free
Season opener with something Swedish, something French and Katherine McLin performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. More information


Sondheim on Sondheim
presented by Scottsdale Musical Theater Company


Oct 29-30 | 7:30 pm
Oct 31
| 2 pm
Multi-media musical revue of legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim, and his songs. $5 discount for seniors and students. Buy Tickets

Class Clowns

Tempe Comedy Concert Series:
Class Clowns


Oct 30 | 7:30 pm
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

Tempe Winds saxophone

Tempe Winds
A Salute to America


Nov 2 | 7:30 pm
A musical tribute to our great land, including familiar patriotic and stirring songs with well-known and beloved marches. Buy Tickets


Arizona Wind Symphony
A Decade of Remembrance: Conflicts + Exploration of the '60s


Nov 4 | 7:30 pm
Arizona Wind Symphony is a 75 member community concert ensemble consisting of music professionals, non-professionals and students. The symphony is conducted by William J. Richardson, a dedicated Arizona music educator with more than 30 years of conducting experience. Buy Tickets

All In the Heir 109
All in the Heir - the Encore

Nov 6 | 8 pm

Contemporary dance meets theatrical storyline in All in the Heir - the Encore. Blinded by power, five siblings discover the journey to the throne through deception, envy, love and hope. Buy Tickets

Schedule is subject to change.         

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Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts

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