Experience The Arts Of India
In Phoenix At The MIM
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Sept. 3, 2015 — Eastern and Indian art and culture might not be a typical part of weekend activity for residents of the Phoenix metro, but that might change Sept. 5 and 6 as the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, hosts Experience India.
The two-day event, “Experience India,” is a celebration of East Indian music and culture held at the museum, also known as MIM. Included in the day’s events are presentations and performances that shine a spotlight on the diversity of Indian music and how styles vary between the northern and southern regions.
Activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some of the highlights include, Rangoli Art, a performance by the Phoenix Gharana School of Indian Arts, a chance to try the sitar, harmonium, and tabla drums, and Indian dancing exhibitions.
For more information, visit MIM at http://mim.org/events/experience-india-4/.
Thursday, Sept. 3
Two of the most seminal bands from the 1980s and 1990s, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven — both led by the irrepressible David Lowery — will make an appearance at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Ave., Phoenix. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Enjoy “The Good Life,” while yelling, “I Hate My Generation” and dancing like “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” and and for one night not feeling “Low.” For more information visit http://www.crescentphx.com/event/886929-cracker-camper-van-beethoven-phoenix/
Friday, Sept. 4
While most folks attending First Friday might be willing to just mill around Roosevelt Street, the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will be having one heck of a musical event. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., The Catalyst Quartet will perform a selection of works composed by students from Tuba City High, Chine High School, Whitehorse High School, Red Valley/Cove High School, and Salt River High School as part of the Native American Composer Apprentice Project. Navajo composers Raven Chacon and Michael Begay will present the works and be available to answer questions after the performance. For more information, visit http://heard.org/event/first-fridays-sept-15/
Saturday, Sept. 5
From 7 to 10 p.m., the Center for Neighborhood Leadership will present NOCHE, Arte, Cultura y Familia in the corner of 43rd Ave. and Earl Drive, 3101 N. 43rd Avenue, Phoenix. This is family-friendly, free event, includes food, music and live entertainment. Nicolas Valdez with Conjunto Blues, will present performance poetry, live music and documentary footage. Julia Chacon with Inspiracion Flamenca will also be performing. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1105252546169925/.
Thursday, Sept. 5 to 7
KWSS — the low-power king of the FM radio dial at 93.9 — will again go all-local over the Labor Day weekend. The station promises songs from unsigned acts like Banana Gun, Harper and The Moths, Black Bottom Lighters, and Playboy Manbaby as well as established acts with local ties such as Roger Clyne, Kongos, Jimmy Eat World, Authority Zero and more. More than that, catch tunes from local legends like The Meatpuppets, Phunk Junkees, and Chronic Future. For more information, visit www.kwss.org or www.tmiradioshow.com.
Sept. 5 and 6
Eastern and Indian art and culture might be a typical part of weekend activity for residents of the Phoenix metro, but that might change Sept. 5 and 6 as the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, hosts Experience India. Activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the highlights include, Rangoli Art, a performance by the Phoenix Gharana School of Indian Arts Musical Performance, a chance to try the sitar, harmonium, and tabla drums and Indian dancing exhibitions. For more information, visit MIM at http://mim.org/events/experience-india-4/.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Ever wonder what hat to wear? Well, the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will present, “The Way You Wear Your Hat,” at 12:30 p.m. Renowned milliner Patricia Underwood will present a visual and informative look at the transformative value of the hat and offers guidelines on how to choose a hat. For tickets to the luncheon, visit http://www.phxart.org/event/06cd85ab-cfe3-f040-e445-c1bf961b7ae3
Go on, go his way, even if you're an American man, not a woman. To whom? Lenny Kravitz. And where? Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The song-meister and erstwhile actor will bring his raucous act to the Phoenix metro with Andra Day in-tow. For more information, visit Comerica Theatre.
Sept. 9 to Sept. 12
For those that enjoy Chinese culture, check out Kunlun Myth the first Chinese original musical, performed by the Musical China Theatre Troupe at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. Kunlun Myth is a love story about forgiveness and tolerance surrounding a mythical place in the Kunlun Mountains and the real world of fantasy. The shows all four days begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/kunlun-myth/
Sept. 9 to Oct. 4
The musical Chicago will be presented from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 at Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. This show will kick off Phoenix Theatre's 96th season helmed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events/chicago.
Thursday, Sept. 10
If you are not too busy celebrating your “Nice Dreams,” or if your day went “Up In Smoke,” or even if you have gotten kidnapped by “The Corsican Brothers,” catch a discussion with the legendary Cheech Marin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Marin’s appearance is in conjunction with the exhibition 10 pick 10, which will premiere at the museum Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Besides talking about his acting, writing and performing career, he will discuss his passion for Chicano art. For more information, visit
Sunday, Sept. 13
This incarnation of the Unlimited Arts calendar starts with the eclectic Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker and ends with one of the most ubiquitous of 1990s music heroes: Dave Matthews and his band. He and his band will bring their roadshow to Ak-Chin Pavillion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix at 7 p.m. He may be ubiquitous, but he sure is known for a great stage show, so get your “Ants Marching.” For more information, visit
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