Despite Spring Break, March has been a month packed with arts and culture events and stories. Check out some of the stories from the State Press that you may have missed through the month:
The ASU Art Museum’s Downtown exhibit location which features experimental works from resident artists will be closing the doors of its current location. The Art Museum has yet to officially decide whether the Space will be re-located or re-imagined.
The current exhibit "To See the Words Unspoken" will run at the project space until April 20.
Author and ASU alumna Tayari Jones’ most recent novel “An American Marriage” was recently chosen as the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick. Jones was a guest on the Late Show with Seth Meyers on March 20 to talk about the novel, but first she talked to State Press reporter Andrew Thaung in an article published March 12.
After negative feedback from right-wing media organization, USG canceled a sex positive event. Out of fear of additional feedback and to protect participants, USG canceled another one. It is unclear what the future of USG sex positive events will look like.
This year marks the 32nd annual Pow Wow at ASU: according to long-time attendees of the event, “(The sound of the drums) gets inside your soul and moves you around a little bit. Honestly, it’s a religious experience to me.”
Along with “Wicked,” “Book of Mormon,” “Rent,” “Aladdin” and “Hello, Dolly!,” the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” will be coming to ASU next season.
The third annual 2018 TEDxASU event will be on March 31 at the Tempe Center of the Arts. This year’s event topic is “Boundless” and will include informative talk about societal concepts presented by a variety of speakers including ASU professors and students.
Tickets for TEDxASU: Boundless are available here.
Their film “Game Over, Man!” will be released on Netflix on March 23.
A “chef, DJ, author, expert and activist of traditional Italian cuisine and practices,” is bringing his one of kind musical culinary experience to ASU on March 29.
From music to writing, different groups around ASU are working with ex-offenders to improve prison conditions.
The first fashion show presented by the ASU Herberger Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Students will take place on March 31.
A regular site at ASU Programming and Activity Board’s Third Thursday events, the Sun Devil Breakdancing Club is quickly becoming a cornerstone of the Tempe dance community.
March Books and Booze:
A series originally started in 2016, the State Press arts and culture editors pair works of classic literature with mixed drinks (and sometimes set whiskey on fire).