Performing & Visual Arts

Tempe’s Performing and Visual Arts

Tempe’s Performing and Visual Arts

A passion for theatre and a love of visual arts are easily satisfied in Tempe. Tempe is truly an arts and cultural hub with a full season of Broadway shows, museum exhibits, local theatre productions, arts festivals and more. Public art by local and internationally known artists give beauty and depth to our urban landscape.
 
Fernando Botero

Through Mar 31

Fernando Botero: The Master” at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Through March 31, 2024

Harmony of color and beauty of form come together in this exhibition of paintings, drawings and monumental sculpture celebrating the visionary Colombian artist, Fernando Botero — at Desert Botanical Garden from Oct. 7, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

Second Sundays on Mill

Through Apr 14

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe - Mill Avenue

Through April 14, 2024

On the Second Sunday of each month (October-April) Mill Avenue closes to traffic, and pedestrians are invited to explore a monthly outdoor market, featuring live music and entertainment, vendors, pop-ups, activations, seasonal themes and plenty of fun for the entire family.

Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ

Feb 29 - Apr 14

Mullett Arena Special Events

Mullett Arena

February 29, 2024 - April 14, 2024

Mullett Arena is Tempe's newest entertainment destination. Check out the calendar of upcoming events and book your tickets now for an unforgettable experience!

Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Mar 8 - Mar 10

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

March 8, 2024 - March 10, 2024

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 20 Art Festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association.

Tempe Center for the Arts

Mar 10

Miss & Mister Phoenix Pride Pageant

Tempe Center for the Arts

March 10, 2024

Tempe Center for the Arts presents the 2024 Phoenix Pride Pageant on Mar. 10. Experience the 31st anniversary of this event as they crown the 2024 Miss & Mister Phoenix Pride Royalty.

MJ THE MUSICAL at ASU Gammage

Mar 12 - Mar 17

MJ THE MUSICAL at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

March 12, 2024 - March 17, 2024

The unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Tempe as MJ, the Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own.

Aloha Fest

Mar 16 - Mar 17

Arizona Aloha Festival

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

March 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Take an island vacation without leaving Tempe by attending the Arizona Aloha Festival, from March 16 & 17. This free event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances.

KITE RUNNER at ASU Gammage

Apr 9 - Apr 14

THE KITE RUNNER at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

April 9, 2024 - April 14, 2024

One of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed novels of our time, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful play of friendship that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

ASU Pow Wow at Desert Financial Stadium

Apr 19 - Apr 21

ASU POW WOW

ASU Desert Financial Arena

April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024

American Indian dancers and singing groups from across the United States and Canada will be featured at this social gathering that reinforces the common bond and spirituality existing between individuals from many North American nations through singing and dancing. 

 
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