FRIDAY, JANUARY 12
6pm | PHOENIX | STEVEN STRALSER | MBA IN A DAY 2.0: WHAT YOU WOULD LEARN AT TOP-TIER BUSINESS SCHOOLS (IF YOU ONLY HAD THE TIME!) | Thunderbird Professor Emeritus Steven Stralser discusses and signs his newly-updated classic business bestseller. MBA in a Day 2.0 tackles essential business concepts and delivers them in a simple and engaging manner, leading readers through the basics of business as found in top-tier MBA programs. Topics include management, finance, accounting, marketing, ethics, corporate social responsibility, digital marketing, information technology, globalization, and more. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe. Tonight is an open reading. More »
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETER RABBIT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Peter Rabbit. More »
SOLD OUT | 3pm | OFFSITE | PETE SOUZA | OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT | Join us for a talk and slideshow presentation with former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza. He'll discuss and sign his gorgeous national bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait, a visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, presented in an oversize, 12" x 10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself. Location: Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theater) 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201. Ticket Package 1: $60, one (1) hardcover copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait and admission for one (1) person. Ticket Package 2: $65, one (1) hardcover copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait and admission for two (2) people. 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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study the cultures of Italy and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information, call 480.650.9509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
7pm | TEMPE | B. B. MONTGOMERY | LOVE IS A DAM MYSTERY & A FAST AFFAIR | Local author B. B. Montgomery visits with her latest independently-published romance novels, Love is a Dam Mystery and A Fast Affair. More »
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | EPIC READS MEET-UP | This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits with YA authors Rae Carson (Into the Bright Unknown), Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious), Sara Holland (Everless), and Kasie West (Love, Life, and the List). More »
7pm | PHOENIX | NEW TIMES LIVE | EMERGING NEIGHBORHOODS | Phoenix New Times and First Draft Book Bar present New Times Live!—a chance to interact with the characters, subjects, and authors of the alternative newsweekly's cover stories. For a long time, metropolitan Phoenix felt like a paint-by-numbers canvas that had been ignored around the middle. Today that's not the case—the hottest real estate on the market is smack in the center of town. Blink, and that emerging neighborhood you had your eye on is suddenly out of reach. Tonight's panel has combed the not-so-mean streets of our city to find eight neighborhoods you might not have heard of—and that you definitely need to know more about. While we're celebrating these gems, we haven't forgotten the implications of gentrification and urban development. So we'd like to invite you to be part of the discussion of how Phoenix is developing—what neighborhoods have it right, which are on the wrong path, and what we can do to preserve the past, respect current residents, and create a vibrant future for our city. Happy hour prices all night long at First Draft Book Bar! More »
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | COLLEEN HUBER, NMD | MANIFESTO FOR A CANCER PATIENT | Naturopathic physician Colleen Huber, NMD, contrasts her 11-year clinical practice treating cancer patients naturally with the prevailing view that natural cancer treatments are impossible. This is a manifesto for a patient's right to choose their own treatment, and a manual through the cancer journey. Huber also discusses her own experience with alternatives to chemotherapy. More »
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.): THE LAST NAMSARA | Teens meet to discuss Kristen Ciccarelli's debut fantasy novel The Last Namsara. 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.
7pm | TEMPE | PIERCE BROWN | IRON GOLD: BOOK 4 OF THE RED RISING SAGA | Changing Hands and Phoenix Comicon are proud to welcome Pierce Brown with his new novel, Iron Gold. A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk all he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself? Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe. Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. More »