It’s that time again – time to start planning your weekend!  Below we’ve listed some of the events we’re attending, and with the great weather, you should get out! All info below is from their websites, so call or click for more details. Have fun!

Tempe’s 32nd Annual Festival of the Arts

SPRING FESTIVAL 2009 March 27-29/ 10am to Dusk

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. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 250,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District  over the course of a 3-day weekend.

http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/HomePage.aspx

Phoenix Art Museum

Viral Video and The New Media

with Mediocre Films Greg Benson and Kim Evey
March 29, 1 pm

Comedian writer/filmmakers Greg Benson and Kim Evey have turned their irreverent and politically incorrect mini-episodes into some of the internet’s most popular films. From the spoof Japanese kid’s show “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine“ to “Greg Hits Hollywood“, the duo will screen videos and answer questions about their successful use of New Media tools.

http://phxart.org/events/index.aspx

Ear Candy On The Fringe

March 29, Noon – 4pm
Dorrance Sculpture Garden

Ear Candy, a local charity creating music programs for children, is helping support the Phoenix Fringe Festival with a Special Event at the Museum. They’ll have the MidFirst Bank Mobile Fundraising Van out collecting change to support Ear Candy music programs.

Talent for the event will be plentiful… The band Mondegreen will be laying it down, three of the valley’s finest DJs will be spinning: World Famous Rani “g”, dk.strickler and Joe DiPadova, and lastly, live improvisation from Andrew Gross, Jesse Parker, & Steve Limpert…

Band:
Mondegreen

DJs:
Joe DiPadova
World Famous Rani “g”
dk.strickler

Live Improvisation By:
Andrew Gross
Jesse Parker
Steve Limpert

Cash bar. Suggested donation of $5.
For more information call (623) 826 0202

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

March 26, 2009Phoenix Symphony Percussion and Brass Ensemble10:00 AM – 10:45 AMJoin us in the Museum’s expansive Atrium as Ben Rous, Condutor and Brass and Percussion members of the Phoenix Symphony showcase a rip-roaring program of the loudest and most rhythmic music possible! This rousing program is full of information, excitement, and an impressive percussion setup. Meet the instruments in the brass and percussion families and introduce your child to the joys of orchesteral music!

 

The program is free with paid admission into the Museum.

http://www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/

Biltmore Fashion Park : Movies in the Park

This Friday: The Breakfast Club

Biltmore Fashion Park invites you to enjoy Movies in the Park, a complimentary film series, starting Friday, March 6 through Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Lawn. Featuring classic films and American favorites, Movies in the Park is free and open to the public and is a great way to spend a Friday evening under the stars.

http://www.shopbiltmore.com/

Tempe Improv

Norm MacDonald is best known for his role on Saturday Night Live for five seasons. See him live at Tempe Improv.

March 26, 2009 – March 29, 2009
930 E. University Drive , Tempe, AZ 85281
480-921-9877