Dia de los Muertos, Alton Brown, Mythbusters and More Set for Mesa Arts Center, Oct-Nov 2013
Mesa Arts Center has announced its October/November 2013 lineup. Scroll down for details!
Dia de Los Muertos
Saturday, Oct 26 - Sunday, Oct 27 | Sat. 10AM - 5PM/Sun. 12PM - 5PM | FREE
Mesa Arts Center ignites in a celebration of departed loved ones in the traditional manner observed for centuries in places across Mexico. The Day of The Dead festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, Mexican arts & crafts and more from local artisans and vendors. Live entertainment, food, and family fun will be abundant!
MAC PERFORMING LIVE SERIES:
Jon Batiste and Stay Human Band
Thursday, Oct 10 | 7:30PM
Virginia Piper Repertory Theater | $30
In the spirit of Treme and steeped in the diverse and historic music of New Orleans, Jon Batiste comes from a long lineage of celebrated New Orleans musicians. Only five years out of Juilliard, Jon has ignited the New York jazz scene with his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops, clever use of the harmonaboard, and dapper sense of style.
Under the Streetlamp (SOLD OUT)
Friday, Oct 11| 8:00PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $32/42/52
Following last year's sold out show, Under The Streetlamp returns with their dreamy voices and repertoire of The American Radio Songbook of the '50's, '60's and 70's. America's hottest new vocal group was formed from the leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. They will perform an evening of unforgettable entertainment.
NAT GEO Live! The Hidden Life of Wolves
Wednesday, Oct 16 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | Series Only
In the middle of a successful career making award-winning wildlife films, Jim Dutcher turned to what would become a life-changing focus: the wolf. After obtaining a permit from the U.S. Forest Service, he and his wife Jamie lived in a tented camp on The Edge of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. There, they documented and intimately observed the social hierarchy and behavior of the now famous Sawtooth Pack, a family of wolves bottle-fed and nurtured from captive pups. Over six years, the Dutchers' unprecedented experiences resulted in three Emmy Award-winning documentaries that changed the public perception of wolves.
The Tenors Live in Concert: The Lead with Your Heart Tour (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, Oct 19 | 8:00PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $38/50
The Tenors have thrilled audiences of all ages with their powerful voices, blend of classical music and contemporary pop, and performance of rich and soulful music with powerful anthems and beautiful melodies.
Alton Brown Live: The Inevitable Edible Tour
Sunday, Oct 20 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $35/45/55 | VIP $150
In the late 1990s Alton Brown reinvented the food show with his award winningGood Eats. Now, with this live, traveling, foodie, comedy, quiz, lecture, puppet,talk, science, storytelling, and music show, he's reinventing the live, traveling, foodie... well, you get the point. Audiences will be amazed, amused, edifiedand perhaps a little bit terrified. (Be sure to request a seat in the "poncho zone".)
Sunday, Oct 20 | 7:30PM
Virginia Piper Repertory Theater | $27/39.50/64.50
World renowned space rock pioneers, Hawkwind, have announced the dates for their first North American tour in nearly 20 years. At the helm of the group is leader and founding member Dave Brock. He will bejoined by long-time members Dead Fred, Tim Blake, Richard Chadwick, Mr. Dibs, and Niall Hone,Hawkwind's longest standing line up. The tour commemorates the anniversary and re-release of the band'slandmark 1975 album, "Warrior on The Edge of Time". Hawkwind will perform the album in its entiretyalong with classic tracks selected from their 40+ year history. The tour will include a full light show, cosmic space dancers andpsychedelic projections and is sure to be a far out experience.
ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington & Esperanza Spalding
Tuesday, Oct 22 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $30/35
ACS is comprised of three GRAMMY Award winners: pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington andbassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding. Formed out of their work together on Carrington's "The Mosaic Project," the small ensemble stretches boundaries of jazz and revels in their shared artistry.