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Next week in events: music festivals, astronomy and more

The State Press explores events from March 2-7


"Spark your calendars." Illustration published on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.     

With a variety of music festivals and other events coming to Arizona in March, there are plenty of things to do next week. Here are some of the highlights:

Monday, March 2

Movement for Musicians Workshop Series is an opportunity for musicians to prioritize their mental and physical health over musical performance. These free weekly sessions are open to the public and focus on yoga, breathing techniques and meditation and will take place at ASU's Tempe campus. Yoga mats are available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. 

ASU Gammage to Feature the Photography of "Through Each Other's Eyes" will run on Mondays from 1-4 p.m. until Feb. 5. The photography displayed shows various cultures across the country. Viewing hours are subject to change, and those interested in attending the gallery can call 480-965-6912 or 480-965-0458 to ensure accurate hours. 

Tuesday, March 3

"Once on This Island" at ASU Gammage tells the story of a peasant girl who, guided by island gods, seeks her place in the world while reuniting with her love. The play will run until March 8 and ticket prices start at $25. 

The 2020 Galbut Prize Exhibition is a free art exhibit at ASU's Harry Wood Gallery in Tempe.  Student artwork will be displayed and judged, with the winning artist receiving a $1,500 purchase prize. The winning artwork will be put on display in ASU's permanent art collection. 

Wednesday, March 4

The Hungary Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan explores the Kazakh famine, a man-made famine led by Josef Stalin in the early '30s. The free lecture will take place from 7-9 p.m. at ASU's College of Design North and is open to the public.  

Fans of folk music can visit The Wood Brothers at the Crescent Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. The show is open to anyone above the age of 21, and tickets start at $30. 

Thursday, March 5

Rodeo Scottsdale features activities that include roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The annual event will run from March 5-8, and tickets can be purchased on the Rodeo Scottsdale website

Friday, March 6

Forensic Science Day is open for high school and community college students interested in a degree in forensic science. Registration for attendance closes on Feb. 27. The event is based out of ASU's West campus. Attendees will hear from professionals and researchers in the forensic science field in addition to learning more about ASU's program. 

M3F Fest is a nonprofit music festival that includes artists such as Bon Iver, The Growlers and Phantoms. The festival runs from March 6-8 and is located on the east side of Margaret T. Hance Park. 

Saturday, March 7

3D Astronomy Shows are available for less than $10 at ASU's Marston Exploration Theater in Tempe. The shows will take place every Saturday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. until June. 

The Full Moon Festival at The Pressroom is an 18-and-up festival that celebrates the beginning of spring. Attendees must bring ID cards, and a full bar will be available to those 21 and older. Doors open at 8:45 p.m., and tickets start at $20, excluding a fee

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