Posted by: Nancy
August 19, 2013
The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) is a busy place this week, especially on August 23. There are several events happening throughout the center that evening, one of which is the annual Fall Arts Kickoff. The TCA is home to several performance art organizations that provide an array of outstanding performances throughout the year and this Friday they’ll give us a few highlights from their 2013-14 seasons. Participating groups are CONDER/dance, Desert Dance Theatre, A Ludwig Dance Theatre, Childsplay, Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Arizona Wind Symphony, Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts, Tempe Community Chorus and Friends of TCA.
The Fall Arts Kickoff will take place in the TCA’s lovely lobby and will feature dance, art, music, ticket giveaways and innovative experiences. Guests can also visit the TCA Gallery to see the summer exhibition, Animal Crackers. Finally Friday Songwriters’ Showcase performer Gary Marsh will entertain.
The Fall Arts Kickoff is free and takes place this Friday, 5-7 p.m. Following the Kickoff, stay for more great entertainment at A Night out with Liliya Souslova, Funny Times 10 or Mumbai Beats with acclaimed Indian singer Pankaj Udhas.
- August 20: Livers of Steel Tour featuring Reckless Kelly with Wade Bowen and Micky & the Motorcars, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 20: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- August 21: Open Mic, Tempe Improv
- August 21: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Marquee Theatre
- August 22: Michael Yo Presents “Hot Mess Comedy,” Tempe Improv
- August 23: Finally Friday: Bob McCarroll, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 23: Fall Arts Kickoff, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 23: Mumbai Beats: Pankaj Udhas, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 23: Comedy Concert Series: Funny Times 10 and A Night out with Liliya Souslova, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 23: Film Screening of Hakuun Sokai ‘s A Zen Life: D. T. Suzuki, Changing Hands Bookstore
- August 23: Keltic Cowboys; August 24: Sea Merchants, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- August 23:Traveler Featuring Scott Jeffers; August 24: A+ Dropouts, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- August 23: Scott & John of Hello Swindon; August 24: Olivia Cannon, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- August 23: Stephanie King; August 24: Bill Dutcher, Top of the Rock
- August 23-25: Saturday Night Live’s Tim Robinson & Aidy Bryant,
- August 24: Uvon Brooks Trio, Blues, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
- August 24: Theron Humphrey: Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project about Dogs and Physics, Changing Hands Bookstore
- August 24: Walk-in Family Art Workshop: Christopher Jagmin, Animal Mobiles, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 24: Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble: Two Greats, Tempe Center for the Arts
- August 24: Authority Zero, Marquee Theatre
- August 24: Movies at the Museum: The Aristocats (1970), Tempe History Museum
View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.