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At ASU, the arts are everywhere — check out this week's offerings!


The Echo made a list of the best of ASU’s artistic showcases and opportunities happening this week, and a little extra from the greater community.

Another week flies by, and so will this week's arts events, so check them out before they’re gone!

Visual Arts

Zine and Tea - Zine Making Event!

Head to the Hayden Library for a tea and zine-making class hosted by Asian Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders Visionary Action and taught by Professor Loretta LeMaster. Mugs and tea bags will be provided, and students can learn hands-on how to create a zine. The event starts on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m.

Guest Artist Demonstration: Art Werger

Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, guest artist Art Werger will give a free demonstration and lecture on his work, ideas and process in room 446 of the Art Building. Werger is an internationally renowned artist known for his work in etching, reductive aquatint and mezzotint. 

Opening Reception | 'To Whom it May Concern'

The opening of the multimedia exhibition entitled “To Whom it May Concern” is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Gallery 100 at Mirabella at ASU and will showcase the work of eight student artists. Through different mediums, the work aims to showcase themes such as culture, trauma, home, and societal issues. This event is free for all students, and the gallery will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

Native Veterans Print Exhibition

Native veterans, in collaboration with the Heard Museum and the Native Artists Resource Group, are hosting an exhibition of Native artists’ prints. This exhibition will take place in ArtSpace West on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. 

ASU Art Museum: Conservation Lab Open Hours

Dana Mossman Tepper, the conservator of the ASU Art Museum, is leading a behind-the-scenes experience at the museum on Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. that will include hands-on activities and information about projects currently happening in the Conservation Lab. The event is free for students, who can RSVP here

Visual Communication Design Poster Show

Check out the incredible designs of fellow ASU students at the 16th annual poster showcase! The show will take place at Novus on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The event is free but will include an auction for poster designs, with proceeds going to final design exhibitions this spring semester.

Free ongoing galleries and exhibits

'De-Construction: by Popular Demand' Exhibit, Vault Gallery in the Downtown Phoenix campus library until Dec. 8.

'Hommage de Jules Massenet: Confluence of Art Forms' Exhibit, Music Library until Dec. 15

Anthropocene,’ Galvin Playhouse Theatre until Nov. 11

Performing Arts

The TEMPEtations Fall Concert 2023

Join the TEMPEtations, ASU’s co-ed acapella group, for their fall concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Neeb Hall. The show will feature a variety of performances from its members and is free for students.

Devil Clefs Fall Concert

The Devil Clefs will perform their fall concert this Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at AZ Social Hall, where the group will perform their fall repertoire and host small group performances. 

The Undertones Fall Concert 2023

Head to the Turquoise Room in the Memorial Union on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. to hear The Undertones in their fall concert. They will perform a variety of pieces, including acapella jazz group performances and solo accompanying performances.

Comedy at ASU Show

Comedy at ASU will host its weekly Friday performance on Nov. 10 with sets from both groups. Farce Side will perform at 7 p.m. and Barren Mind at 8 p.m. Stand-up comedy will also occur at 9 p.m. after both shows, hosted by the director of Barren Mind. The performances will be held on the Memorial Union stage.

Singing The New Year, A Choral Extravaganza!

ASU choral ensembles will unite onNov. 6 in an extravaganza performance hosted by the Herberger Institute. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Gammage. Herberger students and staff are offered complimentary tickets, and other general admission is $12. 

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea Presents: Violin Extraordinaire

The ASU School of Music presents a morning show on Tuesday, Nov. 7, consisting of ASU students of violin professor Danwen Jiang. The performance takes place in the Kerr Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m., and refreshments will be served in the Crescendo Garden starting at 9:30 a.m. The concert is free, but donations of $5 or sealed items for charity are encouraged. Reservations are required.

Dance Undergraduate Project Presentations

Visit the Margaret Gisolo Dance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to experience the artistry of ASU’s dance students! Tickets for students are $5 and must be purchased in advance, as there are no in-person sales at the event.

ASU Latin Jazz Band and Jazz Combos

Under the direction of Robby Carillo, the ASU Latin Jazz Band will be performing selections from their diverse repertoire at The Nash on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 per person to enjoy this rich musical experience.

E411 Studio Viola Recital

Head to the Katzin Concert Hall on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy an incredible performance from the Viola Studio. This event is free for all to attend, so take advantage and enjoy some beautiful music performed by ASU students!

ASU Big Band Night!

Enjoy an evening of vintage selections performed by ASU’s Big Bands in the Katzin Concert Hall on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. This free performance spans the history of big band music and promises a wonderful show.

Visiting Quartet Residency Program Culmination Recital

The Visiting Quartet Residency Program presents the culminating performance of Brentano String Quartet program students. Hear the results of their hard work in the Recital Hall on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for free!

Organ Series - Tradition and Innovation

Experience some of the oldest and newest music of the organ repertoire as performed by Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Organ Hall. Student tickets are $12, and ticket sales are online only.

Fusion Gala and Open Mic Night

Head to Fusion on First at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 for a free showcase of fashion and music, as well as catered food! Looking to perform? Sign-up begins at 6:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

Student Recitals

Check out some of ASU’s most talented performers with this week's student recitals! Doctoral students Eunbin Ko and John Harden will perform the piano and clarinet. While graduate students Haley Kessler and Maoning Wang play piano, and graduate student Michael Furgala plays violin. Undergraduate soprano student Yueyao Li and tuba Connor Fry will be performing this week as well.


AFA Member Meet Up- Speed Networking

Join the Association of Filmmakers at ASU for a speed networking event on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Durham Hall. Connect with students in the film community and expand your network.

Movies on the Field: Top Gun: Maverick

Join Movies on the Field for a screening of "Top Gun: Maverick" at Mountain America Stadium on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Enjoy this classic under the stars and during Salute to Service week.

The History of the Future: Prospect

ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination screens "Prospect" at Majestic Cinema Grill on November 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8, with a limited number of free tickets for ASU students. This event is part of "The History of the Future" film series.

West Valley Forward: Movies on the Lawn — 'Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse'

Join ASU's Movies on the Lawn for the highly-anticipated sequel, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. on University Lawn. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public, featuring prizes for selected guests. 

Selena - Moonlight Movie Nights

ASU's "Moonlight Movie Nights" presents a free screening of "Selena" on Nov. 10 at 7:45 p.m. in the Plaza at Mesa City Center. The evening includes pre-movie activities starting at 7 p.m., such as food vendors, a lowrider parade, and a Selena look-alike contest. Enjoy a family-friendly night under the stars, celebrating Selena's life and music.

Romanian Film Festival AZ - 3rd Edition

The 3rd Edition of the Romanian Film Festival AZ, presented by the American Romanian Cultural Society Arizona, features two films on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Majestic Tempe 7. The films "E PERICOLOSO SPORGERSI" and "TAXI DRIVERS" are part of the festival's theme, "One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying," and are in Romanian with English subtitles. For ticket prices, visit the festival's website.


Pieces of Our Origin Story: A Reflective Writing Workshop

ASU is hosting a free reflective writing workshop titled "Pieces of Our Origin Story" on Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Writers House in Tempe, where participants can explore ideas of identity, home, and personal origin stories. The event is open to the public, with snacks provided.

Micrography Magic

ASU's "Micrography Magic" event on Nov. 8, starting at noon, lets attendees create art with text using the "micrography" technique led by Hayden's Ferry Review intern Ariella Aminov at the Virginia G. Piper Writers House in Tempe. The event is free and open to the public, with snacks provided.

ASU Worldbuilding Initiative Workshop

ASU will host a free workshop on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Ross-Blakley Hall and via Zoom. The event explores the use of science fiction and speculative design to address contemporary questions and is open to the ASU community and the public.

Shakespeare at 400—'Making Shakespeare: The First Folio'

ASU is hosting "Shakespeare at 400—'Making Shakespeare: The First Folio,'" a free event featuring PBS documentary excerpts and insights from Shakespeare scholars on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Arizona PBS Communication Suite, marking ASU's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio.

La Plonqui: Book Launch Event

ASU celebrates the life and work of Margarita Cota-Cárdenas, featuring critical essays, reflections, interviews, and unpublished writing, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in Ross Blakely Hall and via Zoom. The event is free and highlights arts, diversity, and inclusion in honoring the legacy of this pioneering Chicana author, with refreshments provided.

Douglas Kearney and Octavio Quintanilla

ASU is hosting an event featuring Douglas Kearney and Octavio Quintanilla, both accomplished poets, for readings, conversation, and book signings. This free event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Armstrong Hall on the Tempe campus.

A Conversation with Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer Ken Liu

ASU is hosting a conversation with acclaimed science fiction writer Ken Liu in collaboration with theoretical physicist and astrobiologist Sara Walker, where they will discuss the role of narrative in the construction of reality and its connection to science. This free event will take place on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marston Theater on the Tempe campus.


Vintage Street Market Festival

The Vintage Street Market Festival will be held on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Civic Space Park on the downtown campus. Hosted by ASU's Fashion Journalism Club in collaboration with other student organizations, it features vendor tables, music, food, drinks, and opportunities to learn about the organizations and programs involved. 

Edited by Claire van Doren, Sadie Buggle, Walker Smith and Caera Learmonth.

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