Live music, cultural engineering and how to reclaim your health – you’ll find it all at the Tempe History Museum this month in a series of performances, discussions and presentations. All museum events are free and family-friendly. Visit www.tempe.gov/MuseumEvents for more info. And make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the museum’s new changing exhibit, Humans of Tempe, a compelling display of portraits telling the stories of the people in our city.
Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 am: Tempe Historical Society Lunch Talks
Storytelling Across Cultures: Inventing the Future with Navajo Culture and Engineering Design by Shawn Jordan, Ph.D.
Dr. Shawn Jordan, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Arizona State University, is involved in several National Science Foundation projects related to design, including “Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” and “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking.” He founded and led teams to two collegiate Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national championships, and has appeared on many TV shows with his chain reaction machines. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.
Friday, April 13 at 7 pm: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Ghost Cat Attack
Ghost Cat Attack is a local indie-rock band with influences of pop, rock, folk and blues. All songs are original and written by Singer/Acoustic guitarist Sarah Chapman. The band does all of the arrangements with Steve Beer on Bass, Jared Wood on Electric Guitar and Lou Perez on Drums.
Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm: THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM
An Evening with Kelly Williams – Wellness: Back in Time for You: Reclaiming your Time and Health
We have the luxury of buying more “leisure time” and “convenience” thanks to the rapid advancement of technology in the last 70 years. Yet, finding the time to eat right, exercise and manage stress eludes many of us. Join Kelly for a fun night of history trivia and demonstrations on how to reclaim time for your health! Light refreshments provided. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Topics include:
· Smart Shopping Strategies
· Quick Food Preparation
· Effective Exercise Techniques
· Easy Stress Management Techniques
Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Ensemble de Saxophones du Conservatoire de Grasse
The Ensemble Saxophones du Conservatoire de Grasse is composed of musicians from the Conservatory of Grasse, directed by Romuald Maryn. They perform throughout the southeast of France and are touring the Phoenix area this month. The group’s instrumentation includes baritones, tenors, altos, a bass sax and drums. Meet the band in a Q and A session after the show.
Saturday, April 28 at 3 pm: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Quartet Music through the Ages: Azure Family Concert with Tetra String Quartet
Travel in Tetra’s musical time machine and hear quartet music throughout the ages. This concert will feature Chris Nguyen on oboe! Presented by the Tetra String Quartet, Azure Concerts are fun, friendly and engaging performances tailored to children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Azure concerts are approximately one hour in length. Family members and caregivers of all ages are welcome to attend. The performance will be followed by an instrument petting zoo. Free tickets are available at www.tetraquartet.org/azure