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TUESDAY, MAY 22
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB + HAPPY HOUR | AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART | Join Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Elaine Castillo's America Is Not the Heart, a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of America Is Not the Heart for 20% off. Then meet us at First Draft to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices all night long! More »

THURSDAY, MAY 24
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | ANDREA LECHNER-BECKER | SIXTY DAYS LEFT: A NOVEL | Looking to replicate Oregon's pioneering Death with Dignity law, aid-in-dying bills are being drafted across the country, including in Arizona. This debate over one's right to a peaceful death is at the crux of Sixty Days Left, the debut novel from Phoenix-based author Andrea Lechner-Becker. The novel is the diary of Willow, who writes of her last sixty days. More »
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING PANEL DISCUSSION | BETTY WEBB, DONIS CASEY, AND EILEEN BRADY | "WHAT'S A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU DOING WITH A MURDERER LIKE THIS?" |
Mystery writers kill for a living. Do they feel guilty about it? According to our mystery-writing panelists, they don't. In fact, they're having fun. In "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing with a Murderer Like This?" authors Betty Webb (The Otter of Death), Donis Casey (Forty Dead Men), and Eileen Brady (Chained), explain why they write mystery, and how you can too. Webb explains: "It's a great way to settle real-life scores without having to go to prison!" More »

FRIDAY, MAY 25
7-9pm | PHOENIX | BAD BUDDHIST FILM VIEWING PARTY | Storyline SLAM host Dan Hoen Hull turns 50 this month, and you're invited to join him at the debut screening of his film Bad Buddhist: A Trip Through the Divine and the Absurd. In it, Hull humorously explores his attempts at becoming a good Zen Buddhist and inadvertently stumbles into the question: What do you do when the ruthlessness of this world breaks your heart? Price includes the hour-long screening, popcorn, Q & A with the filmmaker—and of course, birthday cake! Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 26
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.

MONDAY, MAY 28 | MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY, MAY 29
7pm | OFFSITE | FAMILY EVENT | TEMPLE GRANDIN | CALLING ALL MINDS | Scientist, inventor, and renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin shares her book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar. More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. Co-presented by SARRC. Location: Mountain View High School, 2700 E Brown Rd, Mesa 85213. Registration online. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | RAE CARSON | STAR WARS: MOST WANTED | The New York Times bestselling author of the Gold Seer trilogy visits with her new Star Wars novel set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi'ra are on the run—from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss—and will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive. More »