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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, December 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING JODIE HOLLANDER | MY DARK HORSES | Jodie Hollander reads from her debut full-length collection My Dark Horses. Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, it follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these poems chart a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
11am-3pm | TEMPE | SUCCULENT PLANTING | Join us in Tempe for a Natural Life Succulent Planting Party! Select your choice of succulents and a variety of cheerful mugs from Natural Life. We'll provide all potting materials, a gift tag, and a cute Natural Life gift bag. Cost: $3 to $5 for your choice of succulent and $10-17 for your choice of planter mug. 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, DECEMBER 16 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
9am | TEMPE | Changing Hands Tempe opens early at 9am for the holidays.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
12-6pm | PHOENIX | HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET | Looking for truly one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? The 2018 Artisan Market at The Newton (home of Changing Hands Phoenix, Southern Rail Restaurant, and Southwest Gardener) features Arizona artists with 100% local handmade work. Featuring jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paint, fiber and more!
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | "TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND EXPRESSION OF OUR TRUE VOICES" | Gently massage body, mind, and spirit with the healing power of sound. Move to an open and relaxed space by exploring specific seed syllables and multi-ethnic chants, and create invocations "to call in the quality each of us desires, touching greater depths of the heart and soul." Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts the workshop. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $25. Register and pre-pay at 480.730.0205. More »

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
6pm | PHOENIX | AZ PHOTOGRAPHERS PANEL DISCUSSION | "LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: FROM SUBLIME TO POLITICAL" | Four Arizona photographers discuss their latest books and their different approaches to contemporary issues in the landscape. Mark Klett, Michael Lundgren, Aaron Rothman, and David Taylor will be joined by Dr. Rebecca Senf for a panel discussion, Q & A, and booksignings of their new releases from Radius Books. More »

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
7pm | PHOENIX | THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT BOOK CLUB | THE FEMALE PERSUASION & HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES | The Long and Short of It Book Club is a new bimonthly club that explores one book and one collection that are connected by one theme. This month, explore femininity and feminism through The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Wolitzer's novel is an accessible coming-of-age tale about relationships and sexuality, while Machado's stories tackle current issues about womanhood from outside the box through a variety of genres. Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or online) to get your copies of The Female Persuasion for 20% OFF and Her Body and Other Parties for 10% OFF. Then meet us at First Draft Book Bar to discuss the picks. More »

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | THE INCENDIARIES | 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 Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon, a powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult's acts of terrorism. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of The Incendiaries 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 »

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, December 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | PHOENIX | JEFF PEARLMAN WITH DAN MANUCCI | FOOTBALL FOR A BUCK: THE CRAZY RISE AND CRAZIER DEMISE OF THE USFL |
The New York Times bestselling author presents his book about the outrageous, "you-can't-make-this-up" story of the USFL. The United States Football League—known to millions of sports fans as the USFL—was the last football league to not merely challenge the NFL, but to cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It drew millions of fans and launched the careers of legends. But then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner—a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump. In Football for a Buck, the dogged reporter and biographer Jeff Pearlman draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess to airplane brawls and player-coach punch-outs, to backroom business deals, to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports readers back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious, unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes and also how, thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler. Football for a Buck is sports as high entertainment—and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess. More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
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.