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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.

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

Opening Reception of “Water: Life *Art* Science”

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 31, 2019

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Join Tempe Center for the Arts for the Opening Reception of their new Exhibition: "Water: Life *Art* Science" on May 31, 2019.

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Tots in Motion: Pure Imagination

Tempe Center for the Arts
June 1, 2019

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Join dancers from Tots in Motion and Starz in Motion dance school as they create a world of “Pure Imagination.”

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J.I.D. at The Marquee

The Marquee
June 7, 2019

Location: The Marquee

J.I.D. performs at The Marquee for the Catch Me If You Can Tour with Saba, Mereba, Deante Hitchcock on June 7, 2019.

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The Offspring at The Marquee

The Marquee
June 10, 2019

Location: The Marquee

The Offspring performs with Jonny Two Bags for the Acoustic Show at The Marquee on June 10, 2019.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

June 11, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Location: ASU Gammage

See CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ June 11-16, 2019. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams.

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Flip Orley at Tempe Improv

Tempe Improv
June 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Flip Orley’s show continues to dazzle and amaze the most skeptical audience members. Flip’s show draws anxious fans to clubs across the country where they storm the stages, hoping to be among the lucky volunteers to grab a seat and become the stars of the show. See Flip Orley perform live at Tempe Improv, June 13-16, 2019.

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“Ramsey: It’s Clobberin’ Time”

Tempe Center for the Arts
June 14, 2019

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Mike Ramsey is back with his hit show, "Ramsey: It's Clobberin' Time!" at Tempe Center for the Arts on June 14, 2019.

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Dueling Pianos at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden
June 14, 2019

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Dueling Pianos performs at Desert Botanical Garden with two pianos and two voices that will energize Dorrance Hall with an unforgettable clap along, sing along experience. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with AZ Dueling Pianos.

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Exhibition: DRAW-A-THON

Tempe Center for the Arts
June 22, 2019

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Join Tempe Center for the Arts for the second annual DRAW-A-THON on June 22, 2019.

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Ongoing Events

Change Agent: June Wayne and the Tamarind Workshop

Change Agent at ASU Art Museum
June 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Location: ASU Art Museum

“Change Agent” highlights June Wayne’s legacy as an artist, printmaker, educator and activist. Wayne refused to follow a signature style, taking on a variety of themes such as personal history, modern science and social issues. In the Dorothy Series, she narrates the life of her mother, a Russian Jewish immigrant and traveling saleswoman for a garter company. In the Stellar Winds and Solar Flares Series, she mines natural phenomena as metaphors for the human condition.

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Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
June 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

At Desert Botanical Garden, summer Saturday nights shine with Flashlight Tours, June 1-August 31. All ages will have a blast getting hands-on during this self-guided nocturnal adventure through the Garden. Check out the night blooming plants, animals that come out after-dark plus grab some food and drink and chill out. Tickets: $14.95 adult | $9.95 child | Garden members and children 3 years and younger are admitted free

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“Particle and Wave: PaperClay Illuminated”

Particle & Wave at ASU Art Museum
June 22, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Location: ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

“Particle and Wave” is a groundbreaking exhibition of 45 works created by international artists who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay bodies, with the result of increased strength and lighter weight. The exhibition showcases a wide range of visual forms, which would not be possible with traditional methods, as the artists utilize this technique to express contemporary social and cultural ideas. See “Particle and Wave: PaperClay Illuminated” at ASU Ceramics Research Center, June 22-September 21, 2019.

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