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Looking for fun things to do in Tempe and the Phoenix area? Plan your visit to coincide with one of Tempe’s exciting events including festivals, concerts, sporting events and more. Browse the Tempe calendar of events to find year-round fun! If you’re looking for things to do in Tempe tonight, use the calendar below to search by date and type of event. And if you’re visiting this summer, visit our summer events page!

Tempe events offer a variety of experiences throughout the year:

From contemporary art exhibits to live music to Broadways shows, art festivals or sporting events, Tempe fits the bill.

Upcoming Events

Dino Explorer at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

March 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

Discover exotic LEGO creatures, hunt for rare Dino eggs, explore hidden lands and even build your own dinosaurs at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona March 2 through December 31, 2018.

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ASU Art Exhibition: Bajo Presión/Under Pressure

March 15, 2018 - July 14, 2018

Location: ASU Art Museum

Drawn from ASU Art Museum's collection, "Bajo Presión/Under Pressure" features paintings and prints by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Leopoldo Mendez and Rufino Tamayo among others.

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Hope Springs Eternal Exhibit

April 3, 2018 - June 21, 2018

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This spring the Arizona Artisans Collective will be featuring nine emerging local Arizona artisans in "Hope Springs Eternal", April 3rd through June 21st.

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Neon Bingo at the Moxy

June 7, 2018 - June 28, 2018

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Get your glow on at the Moxy for Neon Bingo on Thursdays! Free neon popcorn and lemonade ($5 if you’d like it spiked) for all participants. *Dates: 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 

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Karaoke Night Fridays at the Moxy

June 8, 2018 - June 29, 2018

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Step into the spotlight every Friday for Karaoke Night at the Moxy. Enjoy $2 off their famous naan and $5 drink special of the day. *Dates: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

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Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays at Pueblo Grande Museum

June 9, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Location: Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum invites families to come enjoy hands-on children's storytelling and crafts each Saturday in June from 10 a.m. to noon! Books are read by the author followed by story related crafts, perfect for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

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SCHOOL OF ROCK

School of Rock at ASU Gammage
June 19, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

See SCHOOL OF ROCK at ASU Gammage in Tempe, June 19-24, 2018. SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star turned substitute teacher who transforms a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.

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Author Gregory Crouch

June 21, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Author Gregory Crouch—whose work has appeared in National Geographic, American History, Outside, and Climbing—tells the rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode—the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.

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Comedian Dov Davidoff

June 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Dov Davidoff puts on one of the most high intensity shows in standup making himself an audience favorite. He dissects the irony and problems of the world in a way that makes funny what otherwise isn’t.  Dov reaches people in a way that not only makes people think and look at themselves, but laugh hysterically while doing so. See comedian Dov Davidoff at Tempe Improv June 21-23, 2018.

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Comedian Chris Gethard

June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Comedian Chris Gethard performs at Tempe Improv June 22 - 23, 2018.

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Ongoing Events

Sunday Funday at Dave & Buster’s

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October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Dave and Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace is debuting Sunday Funday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the roof top patio! Play games like ping pong, giant jenga, corn hole and cup pong while listening to the live DJ. Enjoy delicious $5 select appetizers or the create your own bloody mary and mimosa bar! Looking to stay a little longer? Late Night Happy Hour runs from 10 p.m. to midnight, offering half-off cocktails, $1 for 22 oz. draft beers and $3 bottles of wine.

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Exhibit: Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

October 26, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Location: Pueblo Grande Museum

Hear the untold stories of pottery sherds and discover what these pieces of the past can reveal. Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales, a new exhibit opening on October 26 through August 2018 at Pueblo Grande Museum. This exhibition will feature sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance.

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100 Years, 100 Ranchers at Arizona Heritage Center

March 8, 2018 - September 18, 2018

Location: Papago Park

Featuring a collection of black and white photographs by renowned photographer Scott Baxter, illustrating 100 years of ranching in Arizona. The photographs provide an intimate look at ranching – the hardships, the relationship between rancher and animal, the isolation, and the beauty. Panel Discussions Presented in Conjunction with Exhibition: April 18 Ranching Women: Past, Present and Future May 15 Ranching in Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Challenges   *Adults $12.00;  Seniors 65+ $10.00; Ages 7 – 17  $8.00 | Children 6 and under – Free;   AHS members, Military and Veterans – Free  

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ASU Art Exhibition: Saber Acomodar

March 17, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Location: ASU Art Museum

Focusing on the last hundred years of production, this exhibition showcases collaborations between artists and artisans (potters, carpenters, blacksmiths, jewelers, sign painters and printmakers) who work and live in western Mexico. The result of theses intersections is the integration of contemporary ideas, precolonial techniques and methods introduced by the Spanish. Comprised of work by 25 artists, the majority of whom are from Guadalajara, this exhibition explores the integration of contemporary ideas with traditional techniques. Opening reception: March 16, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  –  Join ASU Art Museum for the opening of the spring 2018 exhibitions, including A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea, Bajo Presión/Under Pressure and SABER ACOMODAR,  featuring works by more than 15 artists from Jalisco, Mexico. The evening includes performances, casual conversation with exhibiting artists and fun gallery engagements.

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The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941-79

March 24, 2018 - September 15, 2018

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During its nearly 40 years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works from ASU Art Museum’s collection that were made by artists featured in the magazine with articles, reviews and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role of Craft Horizons played in the development of craft in the United States from 1941-1979. *Exhibition runs from March 24 through September 15. 

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Live Music at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace
April 19, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Whether you’re looking forward to a fun date night or family night out, you can’t go wrong with free music performances at Tempe Marketplace. Enjoy music performed by both local and nationally known bands and musicians at The District Stage located in front of Dave & Busters. June Performances: June 1 – Sunday at Noon Rock Band June 2 – Ratio Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B Band June 8 – Lane Change Rock and Soul June 9 – Nina Speaking 90s and Classic Rock Band June 15 – Insomniacs Punk Rock Band June 16 – People Who Could Fly Indie Pop Band June 22 – 3Nations Pop, Rock, Funk and Reggae June 23 – Thoughts Like Rockets, Sleepwar and UNTIL THE SUN Indie Alternative Rock and Pop June 29 – Henry Thompson and SWELL Rock, Classic Rock, Variety June 30 – Shari Rowe Band Classic country and bluegrass    

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TCA Exhibit: draw

May 25, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

This summer’s exhibition draw at the Gallery at TCA is a feast for eyes and the imagination. Celebrate the arts and sciences behind the tradition of drawing. For many people working in creative fields such as visual art, fashion design and architecture, etc.; drawing is an important part of the process. This exhibition and accompanying programs for all ages explores a wide variety of creative media, styles and techniques that incorporate drawing.  

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2018 Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

Desert Botanical Garde Flashlight-Tours
May 26, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Don’t miss one of the best summer events, the Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours. Flashlight Tours take place on Saturday nights, May 26-Sept. 1, 2018.  This event begins at 7:00 p.m.  Flashlight Tours are included with Garden membership or with paid Garden admission.  The tours are at your own pace. Along the trails, guests can find several discovery stations with plants, animals and other elements of the desert at night. Guests should bring their own flashlights and wear comfortable shoes.  Flashlight Tours are perfect for families and date nights.

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Summer Splash at Tempe Marketplace

June 7, 2018 - July 19, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

The weather is heating up, but Tempe Marketplace will jeep things cool every Thursday in June and July. Summer Splash will allow kids to get up close and personal with their favorite princess or superhero, including old favorites like Batman and Cinderella and new classics like Moana and Elsa. Kids of all ages will enjoy FREE entertainment, music, dancing, prizes and of course an opportunity to cool down at the splash pad. Families will also have the chance to snap a FREE downloadable photo with the featured weekly character. Summer Splash Schedule: June 7 Theme: Chilin’ Like a Villain Characters: Mal & Evie June 14  Theme: Under the Sea Soiree Characters: Ariel & Moana June 21  Theme: Dino World Dance Party Characters: Baby T-rex June 28 Theme: Frozen Fiesta Characters: Anna & Elsa July 5  Theme: All-American Bash Characters: Captain America & Wonder Woman July 12  Theme: Princess & Pirate Party Characters: Belle & Cinderella July 19  Theme: Superhero Sensation Characters: Batman & Spider-Man July 26  Vote on Tempe Marketplace Facebook page starting June 1 to select your favorite character for an appearance on July 26.

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ASU Art Exhibition: Beyond Beyond

June 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Location: ASU Art Museum

“Beyond Beyond” is a solo exhibition of Ai Kijima, a contemporary artist whose riotous collages of figures, patterns and colors are made from meticulously pieced and fused textiles. In her work from the early 2000s, she used scraps of bed sheets, curtains, clothing and dish towels collected from thrift stores to create artworks that depict a variety of characters ranging from American cartoons to Japanese anime. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Kijima is fascinated by the patterns and imagery of fabrics from around the globe. “Beyond Beyond” reflects Kijima’s interest in how the melding of traditional craft and popular imagery reflects a culture’s history, preoccupations and social politics.  

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