FRIDAY, MARCH 17 & SATURDAY, MARCH 18
PHOENIX | MOVEMENT SOURCE MODERN DANCE COMPANY | "BE. HERE. NOW." | The local multi-media dance company presents seven original dances including "Shrine," a contemplative piece on the power of remembering those who have gone before, choreographed by Brad Garner, dance professor at the University of Oregon, as well as two fresh and feisty flamenco pieces choreographed by Julia Chacon, internationally renowned flamenco dancer and director/founder of Inspiracion Flamenca. Three performances: Friday, March 17 at 8pm and Saturday, March 18 at 2pm and 8pm. Cost: $12 per person. Tickets available only at movementsourcedancecompany.org More »
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | THE VALIANT | Teens meet to discuss Lesley Livingston's novel about a young woman's journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
6pm | PHOENIX | BRIAN SMITH | SPENT SAINTS | The award-winning former Phoenix New Times journalist and Beat Angels frontman visits with his debut collection of linked stories and an accompanying multimedia presentation. Smith screens eleven micro short films (one minute each) based on each of the stories in the collection, followed by live music and a reading from the book. More »
MONDAY, MARCH 20
6:30-8pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH TOM LEVEEN PUBLISHING PITFALLS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO YOU AVOID THEM? | After almost a decade in the industry and nine novels with imprints at Random House and others, author Tom Leveen has a rap sheet of mighty highs and grievous lows. With just a little bit of warning, he could have avoided the worst parts—and so can you. In this class for writers of all genres and abilities, Tom will walk you through some of the many things no one is telling you about the publishing world. Part craft, part business, and all true, this event is in support of Tom's tenth novel, Hellworld. Bring a notepad or laptop for notes! Cost: one copy of Hellworld by Tom Leveen ($17.99 + tax). Registration and pre-payment/buy at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study Italian, the cultures of Italy, and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information call 480.858.9440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TOM LEVEEN | HELLWORLD | The local author of Random, Sick, manicpixiedreamgirl, Party, and Zero (a YALSA Best Book of 2013) shares his latest YA novel about a teen struggling to discover what happened to her mother who disappeared during a ghost hunt. Five years ago, Abby Booth's mom, cohost of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a 'haunted' cave in Arizona. Since then, Abby's life has all but fallen to pieces. But now, at seventeen, Abby plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there. More »
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | LINCOLN IN THE BARDO | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, the long-awaited first novel from George Saunders, author of Tenth of December. Lincoln in the Bardo is a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Lincoln in the Bardo for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »
7pm | TEMPE | STELLA POPE DUARTE | RAUL H. YZAGUIRRE: SEATED AT THE TABLE OF POWER | The multi-award winning author shares her authorized biography of one of America's most distinguished civil rights leaders, Raul H. Yzaguirre. Stella Pope Duarte received the American Book Award in 2009. More »
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at email@example.com.
7pm | TEMPE | BONNIE ROCHMAN | THE GENE MACHINE | The New York Times and Time magazine writer shares her latest, a sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | CHEECH MARIN | CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME, BUT DON'T CALL ME CHONG | The comedian, actor, and activist shares his memoir. Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world. Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa 85201. More »
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
8-10pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | "WE NEED TO TALK..." | TheStoryline.org, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents a live storytelling event featuring local storytellers Katie Johnson, Mona Qafisheh, Mare Schumacher, Stina Sieg and Kaila White. With hosts Rachel Eseoghene Egboro and Dan Hoen Hull. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets available online. More »
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING | Teens meet to discuss Tricia Levenseller's debut, full of action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic all blended into a thrilling YA pirate tale. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.