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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
7-9pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | CHOICES | TheStoryline.org, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents a monthly slam competition. Storytellers share six-minute true stories based on a common theme, and are judged by the audience. The story with the most points at the end of the show receives a cash prize. Cost: $6 online, $8 at the door. Tickets available only at changinghands.com More »

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
10:30am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | JOSEPH KIMBLE | MR. MOUTHFUL LEARNS HIS LESSON | Kimble presents his new picture book and discusses the process by which it was made. Mr. Mouthful is a windbag whose highfalutin' talk causes trouble and confusion for kids. But he learns his lesson when a little girl wanders off a dock, falls into the water, and has to be rescued—fast. Kids will laugh at the misadventures of Mr. Mouthful and his monkey, Dupree. Along the way they'll learn some new words and love the jaunty illustrations of Kerry Bell. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7pm | TEMPE | FRANCISCO CANTÚ | THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER | The award-winning author shares his book, documenting his time as a border patrol agent in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. For Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantú tries not to think where the stories go from there. Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story. Searing and unforgettable, The Line Becomes a River makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line. More »

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Chanting vibrates body, mind, and spirit. To experience the healing power of sound, chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $25. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
4:30pm | PHOENIX | BUDDHIST TALK WITH GEN-LA KELSANG JAMPA OF THE INTERNATIONAL KADAMPA MEDITATION RETREAT CENTER GRAND CANYON | HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND | American Buddhist Monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa introduces How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which offers deep insight into the mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives. More »

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes that the only way to survive is to open your heart. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine 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 »