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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.

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Comedian Joey Diaz

May 3, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Joey Coco Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through every performance. See Joey Diaz perform live at the Tempe Improv May 3-5, 2018.

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Roars & Pours at The Phoenix Zoo, May

May 3, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

During the Roars & Pours event on May 3, 2018, guests 21 and older can enjoy craft brews, wine and food while strolling along select Zoo trails.

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Stray Cat Theatre: Silence! The Musical

May 4, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Silence! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a raunchy, vulgar, subversive musical parody of The Silence of the Lamb. You probably know the story: Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE!

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2018 Spring Music in the Garden: Cinco de Moio

May 4, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy Arizona's beautiful scenery, warm weather and talented musicians at the Spring Music in the Garden Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. Cinco de Moio will perform elements of jazz music on May 4, 2018.

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Community Day at Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation and Arizona Heritage Center

May 5, 2018

Location: Papago Park

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, discover our local history, our unique desert surroundings and learn best practices for conserving water. Four partners have come together for an "open house" at both institutions, Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation and Arizona Heritage Center.

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Comedian Bert Kreischer

May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Bert Kreischer is a standup comedian who performs to sellout crowds across the country and is known as one of the best story tellers of his generation. He is known for his hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the most in-demand comedians working today. See comedian Bert Kreischer perform at Tempe Improv May 10-12, 2018.

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Desert Night Cinema: Summer Dreamin’

May 10, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Roll-out your picnic blanket and enjoy silver screen hits under the desert night sky. Before the movie starts, watch live entertainment and participate in fun movie related activities. Purchase a bite to eat and a yummy drink while you sit back and watch your favorite stars in an unbeatable outdoor Garden setting. Every Desert Night Cinema has a seasonal theme! *Seating is first come, first serve. No chairs higher than 6 inches off the ground and only allowed in the designated seating area. No outside food or beverage.   Desert Night Cinema Lineup: May 10 – Summer Dreamin’ Movie: TBD Entertainment: Jester Z Improv Comedy, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Food Trucks: Short Leash Hot Dogs, Triple Dot Empanadas, Cactus Corn Kettle Corn June 14 – Monsoon Chasing Movie: TBD Entertainment: JesterZ Improv Comedy, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Food Trucks: Short Leash Hot Dogs, Hummus Express Mediterranean, Cactus Corn Kettle Corn

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National Cactus Day at Desert Botanical Garden

May 10, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Did you know that cactus are among the most threatened groups of living organisms in the world? The Desert Botanical Garden scientists are leading the way in the lab and in the field to address these issues. There is no better place to appreciate cactus than at the Garden, and visitors can celebrate National Cactus Day at the Garden with $5 off general admission using the promo code CACTUS.

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2018 Music in the Garden: A Touch of Class

May 11, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy Arizona's beautiful scenery, warm weather and talented musicians at the Spring Music in the Garden Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. A Touch of Class will perform elements of R&B and more on May 11, 2018.

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National Public Garden Day at the Desert Botanical Garden

May 11, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Visit the Garden on May 11 for National Public Garden Day, and receive $5 off general admission. National Public Garden Day was created in 2008 to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conservation.

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