David Byrne

Sunday April 15th

The founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads (1975–1991). Byrne is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for his distinctive voice.  Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction and non-fiction. He has received Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .
-via wiki
Centennial Hall |1020 E university | 7pm

 

Ha Ash

Saturday 14th

A Mexican-American pop duo composed of sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa. Combining a mixture of Latin pop, rock, country rhythms and singer-songwriter style, the duo is an international success. Their hits include: “Lo Aprendí de Ti,” “Perdón Perdón,” “Estés En Donde Estés,” “Odio Amarte,” “Te Quedaste,” and “Amor a Medias” among others. via wiki
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm

Noam Chomsky

Friday, April 13th

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”

One of the most cited scholars in history, Chomsky has influenced a broad array of academic fields. He is widely recognized as a paradigm shifter who helped spark a major revolution in the human sciences, contributing to the development of a new cognitivistic framework for the study of language and the mind. In addition to his continued scholarly research, he remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberalism and contemporary state capitalism, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and mainstream news media. His ideas have proved highly significant within the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements. –via wiki

Chomsky will deliver “American Exceptionalism: Reconsidered,” a lecture which is free and open to the public. The lecture will offer a timely and important discussion of some of the ways in which American society has departed from the world, sometimes in extreme and hazardous ways. Included will be a look at gun culture, a topic that has dominated headlines in recent years.

Joel D. Valdez Main Library | 101 N Stone Ave | 7pm

Das Rheingold

 April 14th + 15th

Twenty years ago, Arizona Opera riveted our state with its acclaimed production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. In celebration of this special anniversary, we conclude our 2017/18 Season with the first chapter of this masterwork inspired by Norse mythology, Das Rheingold. When the dwarf Alberich steals the magical gold of the Rhinemaidens, he unleashes a power struggle with Wotan, ruler of the gods, that will shake the very foundations of the world. Driven by dark, powerful melodies and motifs, Das Rheingold brings the gods to life in this electrifying production, featuring the Arizona Opera Orchestra on stage, with stunning scenic projections designed by Brian Staufenbiel.
TCC | 260 S Church | Tickets & Times

Pearl Charles

Wednesday, March 21st

Pearl Charles lives in the moment, seeking excitement whether it leads her down a dark, dusty road or into the arms of a trouble-making lover. Her full-length debut album, Sleepless Dreamer, describes late night revelry, love affairs, running away and running towards, serenading the sunrise through whirlwind stories of her native Los Angeles, the city, the canyon, the desert, and the road. On a quest to discover the truest version of herself, Charles embraces the feeling of not being settled, a person who always restlessly wants more from life and is willing chase it, wherever it may lead her.Club Congress | 3111 E Congress | 7pm

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