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Instead of stepping into someone’s shoes for the day, slide on the face of an ancient Aztec, traditional Japanese samurai or a mischievous-looking demon.
1. Year of the Horse means “instant success” and is a symbol of the Chinese culture. The horse is a symbolism of war. During the Han Dynasty, China often engaged in warfare with nearby nomadic tribes. Those tribes had warhorses that often scared the opposing forces. China saw this tactic and decided to purchase their own warhorses from other nomadic tribes. Horses essentially were a symbolism of power, strength and intimidation.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
This Grammy-nominated jazz group, featuring Tierney Sutton, pianist Christian Jacob, drummer Ray Brinker, and bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry perform as part of the Lakeshore Jazz series.
Did you know that only one of the actors in Childsplay’s current production of “The Cat in the Hat” has a cat? Debra Stevens, who plays Thing One, has a naughty cat. I found this out when I got to go backstage and interview the actors.
“The Cat in the Hat” is on stage at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Celebrate the famous children’s author, or your own little birthday boy or girl, with an afternoon of crafts, games, snacks, activities, birthday cake and a photo op with The Cat in the Hat prior to the 4 p.m. showing of Childsplay’s production of “The Cat in the Hat,” which plays through March 16.
A brand-new food festival is bringing more than good eats to town; Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Famer and former coach of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, will make an exclusive appearance Sunday, Feb. 9, at the first ever Taste In Tempe.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
Childsplay stages Dr. Seuss’ tale of a chapeau-wearing feline who makes a memorable visit to young Sally and Bill while their mother is gone.
Calling all Trekkies and fans of the galaxy, the mother ship is calling and is predicted to land Jan. 17 in The Gallery at Tempe Center of the Arts.
The East Valley’s own Desert Dance Theatre — founded in 1979 by four ASU Dance grads — presents The Genesis Dance Project this weekend. The live dance smorgasboard features emerging artists and professional companies, such as Movement Source Dance Co. (Saturday only), Step’s Junk Funk, and Yumi La Rosa Flamenco (Friday only), from all genres and styles of dance.
United Blood Service has scheduled a blood drive for this Sunday to replenish a significantly decreased stock of blood.
Tempe residents Carmen and Kevin Bischel with their twin four-year-olds John and Elisa after the Zoppé Italian Family Circus at Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec, 28, 2013. Zoppé Italian Family Circus will be in Chandler through Jan. 6.
With a week left ‘til Christmas, many have their shopping done and the presents neatly wrapped under the tree. The rest of us are still trying to find stocking-stuffers, a hostess gift for this weekend’s holiday party and a unique present for the wine aficionado who has everything. Fear not — we found five local ways to cross the last items off your list.
Childsplay in Tempe received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support one of its upcoming productions.
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
As you know, or if you don’t know, I’ll tell you this: “The Velveteen Rabbit” play is a Christmas story.
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
Country Thunder fans, unite! Clean your boots, put on those blue jeans and get on over to the first Country Thunder Launch Fest on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
For any child who has ever loved a favorite toy, “The Velveteen Rabbit” gives a reason to believe in magic.
Local comedy club Outliars Comedy will begin offering improv classes at Higley Center for the Arts every Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. Nov. 5. The first class is free.
Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theatre company for children and their families, will host Tea Time with the Velveteen Rabbit on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Looking to capitalize on what general manager Greg Minton called “baseball-loving cities” in the far East Valley, Extra Innings-East Valley is taking baseball and softball training multiple steps beyond simple batting cages.