Third Thursday at the Museum


ReVamped Third Thursday at the Museum 
Join the Museum for a free event on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Beginning in October, we will be offering a Third Thursday program that is part coffeehouse, part artist and performing venue, part history lesson and community forum. This concept is intended to offer an entertaining and thought-provoking evening to community members. Each session will be presented by a different local host who will coordinate an hour-and-half show with intermission.


Oct. 15 
An Evening with Oh My Ears - New Directions in Local Music
Open your ears for New Local Music with Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Friends. Oh My Ears is a local non-profit that is dedicated to New Music, Education and Community. Scheduled to perform are a subset of the Echo Canyon Chamber Ensemble,  LORKAS (Laptop Orchestra of Arizona State) and Parker Davis  on electric guitar.

Nov. 19 
An Evening with the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Project

Arizona Entertainers & Musicians:  Tales beyond the dusty roads! Come down and see who is the best of the best with the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame project team!


Jan 21
An Evening with John Bueker and Steve Hoza - Legend City Meets Wallace and Ladmo

This show features a fond look back at the one and only Legend City, the long-lost Arizona theme park.  Also relive the days of Wallace and Ladmo stage shows with films, personal reminisces and chances to win Ladmo Bags and other great prizes.

Feb 18
An Evening with Ken Koshio - Roots Music of Japan and Taiko Drumming for your Spirit

Ken Koshio’s life and musical journey started in Japan. He pursues a peaceful world while transcending borders through his own special blend of traditional Taiko drumming and earth-groove music, in synchrony with nature and the universe.  Enjoy the show!

March 17
An Evening with the AIGA Madmen – Local Design Leaders from the American Institute of Graphic Arts 

The American Institute of Graphic Arts Arizona presents an exhibition of the past 25 years of graphic design in Arizona. This includes artifacts, item labels and projection of digital images. On hand will be the "legacy" designers to talk about their work, along with other members of the local design/ad community.

April 21
An Evening with the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Tempe in Motion and Pedal Haus Brewery – Bikes & Beer

Bring your bike and have a fun evening with the Tempe Bicycle Action Group (TBAG), Tempe in Motion and Pedal Haus Brewery. TBAG and Tempe’s transportation program, Tempe in Motion, are working to make bicycling a prominent, safe and convenient form of transportation and recreation in Tempe through education, grassroots events, next-generation bicycle facilities and civic participation. Pedal Haus Brewery, Tempe’s newest locally owned microbrewery + restaurant, will provide sample tastings of their hand crafted European style beers. You may learn quite a bit about bicycle safety and commuting, as well as the innovative things the city is doing to make Tempe a cutting-edge bike-friendly – and fun – community.

May 19
An Evening with Jackie Selby and John Dixon - Local Rock Radio, Then and Now

A panel of radio personalities will present the story of Phoenix Rock radio - from the early years of Phoenix radio to today’s current on-air people telling stories about BEING on the air today.  Event includes a round table discussion with pictures, stories and audio clips.

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