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.
Candlelight Concerts

Through Jan 19

Candlelight Concerts

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Through January 19, 2024

Candlelight Concerts, presented by Fever, bring the music of Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and more to the Phoenix Zoo.

Families with strollers and other groups of people walking down the ASU bridge

Through Sep 24

ASU Family Weekend

ASU Tempe Campus

Through September 24, 2023

Join Arizona State University for Family Weekend 2023 from Sept. 22 to 24 for a celebration of Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition.


Sep 23

ASU Gammage presents AN UNTITLED LOVE

ASU Gammage

September 23, 2023

Set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo, AN UNTITLED LOVE serves as Kyle Abraham’s creative exaltation of Black love and unity.

Tempe Center for the Arts

Sep 29

TCA presents: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Tempe Center for the Arts

September 29, 2023

As childhood friends growing up outside of Denver, Colorado, Justin and Joe were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as the GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they've channeled their adventurous nature into their wildly popular albums.

MOVEMENT Meklit Hadero

Oct 5


ASU Gammage

October 5, 2023

ASU Gammage presents MOVEMENT, a live show that tells stories of global migration through music and the lives of musicians, Oct. 5, 2023.

Music in the Garden

Oct 6 - Nov 17

Music in the Garden: Fall 2023

Desert Botanical Garden

October 6, 2023 - November 17, 2023

The Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at Music in the Garden’s fall concert series, Oct. 6 through Nov. 17, 2023.

Fernando Botero

Oct 7 - Mar 31

Fernando Botero: The Master” at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

October 7, 2023 - 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.

Tempe Tardeada at Tempe Community Complex in Tempe, AZ

Oct 8

Tempe Tardeada

Tempe Community Center Complex

October 8, 2023

Celebrate Tempe's Hispanic Heritage at Tempe Tardeada on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. This event is the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates the historical significance of Hispanics within our community. 

Second Sundays on Mill

Oct 8 - Apr 14

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe - Mill Avenue

October 8, 2023 - 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.

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