Posted on: March 11, 2013
The Tempe History Museum does a terrific job of presenting Tempe’s past with an impressive array of fun and interesting interactive exhibits. But, the museum also presents a number of free concerts and lectures, films and fun music events. This weekend the Museum is hosting two music events, one with a historic bent and one very much in the present.
On March 14, 7 p.m., the Museum, in partnership with the ASU Public History Program, will bring us images and music from the Great Depression of the 1930s. The 198 String Band will perform lesser-known songs from the 1930s against a backdrop of compelling Depression-era documentary photographs. The sequences of the songs and streaming images will be interwoven with audio excerpts from oral histories, poems and narratives, as well as historical commentary.
On March 16 the Museum, in partnership with Classical Revolution PHX, will be fully in the present with LOUD II: An Outdoor Celebration of LOUD Bands and Food Trucks, 2-6 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature sustainable green themes, loud music, bold flavors and arts and crafts. Bands, including Mana Sax Orchestra AZ, Bad Cactus Brass Band and the B-One Quartet will perform recycled and re-purposed music in new arrangements. The weather forecast for Saturday is perfect, so bring a picnic blanket, enjoy the sunshine, music, delicious food and green arts and crafts while learning more about sustaining our world. Event admission is free. Food trucks will provide tasty fare for a charge.
In addition to the Tempe History Museum activities, there are many other exciting arts, culture and entertainment options Tempe offers this week, including a some raucous St. Patrick’s Day events. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.
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