There are some fun and free art and craft events to keep kids cool and entertained in Tempe this week, including the ASU Art Museum Family Fun Day this Saturday. Children of all ages will enjoy a variety of art projects, educational booths and performances held in conjunction with this summer’s family-focused exhibition, Funny Papers. Activities include face painting, interactive music, dance and magic performances from Persephone, C3 Dance and Jolly Roger.
Funny Papers is both funny and fascinating. The exhibition explores the history of comic strips and their continued prevalence throughout art. The whole family will enjoy the mix of vintage comic strips and works of contemporary art infused with comic icons. All of the pieces on display are from the ASU Art Museum’s impressive permanent collection. The exhibition offers an excellent opportunity to view these rare works of art that are temporarily on display.
Kids will find more free arts and craft activities taking place weekly at IKEA and the Tempe Center for the Arts. Adults will also find plenty of entertaining things to do in Tempe this week. For more arts, culture and entertainment events check out this week’s list and visit the Tempe Tourism Office Calendar of Events to view a complete listing, or call 480-894-8158.
- July 10: Chris DeRose: The Presidents’ War, Changing Hands Bookstore
- July 10: Life According to Jimmy Tatro, Tempe Improv
- July 10: Throwback Thursday at the District Stage, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- July 11: Finally Friday: AJ Odneal, Tempe Center for the Arts
- July 11: Clean Comedy, Tempe Center for the Arts
- July 11: Dry River Yacht Club; July 12: The Chris G. Band, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- July 11: Grady Soiné; July 12: David & Amy of Peppermint James, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- July 11: Whiskey Tango; July 12: The Big Fellahs, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- July 11-12: Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band, Tempe Improv
- July 12: Summer of Love Family Art Workshop: Home is where the heart is with Sarah Chelton, Tempe Center for the Arts
- July 12: Frank Calabrese & Bella Capo, Changing Hands Bookstore
- July 12: Family Fun Day at the ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum
- July 12 & 13: Trevor Jones, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- July 13: Chevelle, Marquee Theatre
- July 13: Comedy Showcase, Tempe Improv
- July 13: Tempe Community Market, Under the 202 Bridge at 620 N. Mill