Top things to do at ASU this fall

Mark your calendar because here are the best events happening around Arizona State University in fall 2019 ✍️🗓

SEPTEMBER

  • The best way to transition to college life, make friends and build skills is to get involved. Learn about more than 40 business-focused student clubs at I-Week. Look for games and prizes! Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Sept. 6., W. P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Patio, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, innovators and academics of all disciplines from across Arizona are invited to apply to present at the Falling Walls Lab event to take place Oct. 4 on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The winning pitch will become eligible to participate at the Falling Walls Lab global finale in Berlin in November. Hone your innovative research work, business model or initiative to break down existing walls in order to drive a future in which the planet and its inhabitants will thrive, and apply before the Sept. 9 deadline.

  • Get Weird is back! We can’t tell you much, but don’t worry, we have a whole lot of weird up our sleeves. There will be snacks. There will be surprises. There will be weirdness. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 5:45 p.m., ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.

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Your Sun Devil Football faces Sacramento State in their final non-conference home game. Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate on College Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets opens three hours before kickoff with games, a photo booth and selfie station with Giant Sparky, cool giveaways and the Sun Devil Marketplace street sale.

For even more food, music, activities and games to get you hyped with your fellow Sun Devils, check out Devils on Mill between Forest and Mill on 6th Street. Tailgates are free and open to the public!

Free student tickets to all ASU athletic events are available via the ASU app, so show up and help ignite the Inferno! To buy tickets, visit Ticketmaster. Tickets start at $6; free for students. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Turn it up for Sun Devil Women’s Soccer as they take the field against Oklahoma. Tickets start at $7; free for students. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

It matters if we think and say that work makes you “a slave to the man” or “a cog in the corporate machinery.” It matters that we think and say work is degrading. Or fulfilling. Or creative. Or deadening. In “Working Vocabulary: Why Talking About Work Matters,” ASU’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty hopes to spark a discussion about work that is clear-eyed about its problems, but also optimistic about its possibilities. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Noon, University Central Building La Sala C, ASU’s West campus.

Never had a passport before? Want your chance at one for free? The ASU Study Abroad Office and partner organization CIEE are sponsoring 300 students’ passports for free! Applications will be first-come, first-served. If you’ve never had a passport before and you are a first-year, sophomore or junior student who is a U.S. citizen, you qualify. Apply by Sept. 25.

  • The first ASU Launch Days of the semester are here! Learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities and connect directly with ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation team members and student entrepreneurs. Stop by to receive a free “Just Start” themed t-shirt or notebook while supplies last! Free. Starting at 9 a.m., Taylor Mall, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; Sept. 17, outside of the Memorial Union, ASU’s Tempe campus; Sept. 24, outside by the Sands Breezeway, ASU’s West campus.
  • In his talk “Capitalism and the Family,” Steven Horwitz, distinguished professor of free enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University, will provide a history of the family as a social institution and argue that capitalism/classical liberalism and the wealth that it created were fundamental in transforming the family from an economic institution that was not good for women and kids to the predominantly emotion/affection-based institution we have today. The talk focuses on how markets liberated women and changed childhood for the better. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union Alumni Lounge Room 202, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • At this MBA Info Session, find out how you can earn your master’s degree at W. P. Carey School of Business without disrupting your career. Get application tips, meet future classmates, explore your financial aid options, and participate in a sample class. Learn about all of our MBA programs and graduate business degrees and begin the night with an optional GMAT/GRE prep session. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., McCord Hall Avnet Lounge, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Meet the Asian Asian/Pacific American Students’ Coalition to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander clubs and organizations ranging from dance to major specific to Greek life. Free. 6 p.m., Memorial Union Room 230, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Celebrate the incredible legacy — and generosity — of one of the most legendary figures in professional sports, Allan “Bud” Selig, during the exclusive “A Conversation with Allan ‘Bud’ Selig” at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As the ninth commissioner of baseball and ASU Law distinguished professor of sports in America, Selig has a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience gained over decades in the industry. With the release of his latest book, “For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball,” Selig will share insider information about one of the most dramatic periods in the history of Major League Baseball. The evening will feature a conversation with Selig, interviewed by Todd Walsh, Emmy-Award winning host and reporter for FOX Sports Arizona, with remarks from Joe Garagiola Jr., special advisor to Arizona Diamondbacks president & CEO, and Caleb Jay, general counsel for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Copies of Selig’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 6 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Sun Devil Football flies north to face Michigan State! Cheer them on wherever you are at these game-watching events and tailgates near you. 1 p.m. MST.
  • Sign up for Sun Devil Support Network Training, leadership training for students who are interested in expanding their knowledge on supporting victims and survivors of sexual and relationship violence. After receiving training, students have the option of joining a community of advisors who are equipped to provide education and resources on campus as well as contribute to changing the culture of violence in society. Free. 9 a.m., Sun Devil Fitness Complex Well Devil Suite, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Sept. 14 is a big day because it’s also when Devils participate in Fall Service Plunge! You will have an opportunity to meet other service-minded Sun Devils while making an impact for a local nonprofit.

ASU observes Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Chicanx, Latinx and Hispanic individuals, as well as groups who identify with and strive to create a more inclusive environment for these communities. Look for educational and entertaining events on all campuses through Oct. 15.

  • ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures welcomes Joseph Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University, as he presents “Spectral Desires: Queering the Family Album.” Pierce, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the author of “Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890–1910” (SUNY Press, 2019) and co-editor of “Derechos Sexuales en el Sur: Políticas del amor y escrituras disidentes” (Cuarto Propio, 2018). Free. 4:30 p.m., Life Sciences A Wing Room 109, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • The Creative Writing Program at ASU presents author Jess Row in a reading from his work followed by a Q&A and book signing. In “White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination,” his first book of nonfiction, Row aims to move fiction to a more inclusive place through a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. Row ties “white flight” — the movement of white Americans into segregated communities— to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Ross-Blakley Hall Room 117, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Head to Cronkite Night at the Movies for a screening of “The Social Network,” starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the Harvard undergraduate and computer programming genius who begins what soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. The film includes an introduction by Lori Todd, digital desk director for Cronkite News. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication First Amendment Forum, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Join the ASU Book Group for fascinating reading and in-person discussion with authors. Meetings and selections for 2019–2020 are:

Sept. 18: Rebecca Fish Ewan, “By the Forces of Gravity”
Oct. 23: Keith Miller and Renee Billups Baker, “My Life with Charles Billups and Martin Luther King”
Nov. 20: Eduardo Obregón Pagán, “Valley of the Guns”
Dec. 18: Gary L. Stuart, “Call Him Mac”
Jan. 29: Shahla Talebi, “Ghosts of Revolution”
Feb. 26: Adrienne Celt, “Invitation to a Bonfire” (tentative)
March 25: Joey Eschrich and Clark A. Miller, “The Weight of Light”
April 29: Kelly deVos, “Fat Girl on a Plane”

Free and open to the public. Noon, Piper Writers House, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Barrett, The Honors College hosts Jose Antonio Vargas as the 2019 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer, who will speak on the topic “Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and theatrical producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” was published by HarperCollins in 2018. Most recently, he co-produced Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed play “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which opened on Broadway in spring 2019. Tickets are free and open to the public, but there is a $3 service charge per ticket. 7:30 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe.
  • Entering its 11th year, the Summer Community Read is a West campus tradition, culminating in a guest speaker. This year’s selection, “This I Believe: Life Lessons,” brings inspiring life wisdom from people of all ages — based on the “This I Believe” radio program aired on NPR and on Bob Edwards’ shows on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Guest speaker Dan Gediman is the executive director of This I Believe Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the popular podcast series of the same name. He has co-edited nine “This I Believe” books, including “This I Believe: Life Lessons” and “The New York Times” bestseller “This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women.” During his long radio career, he has won many of public broadcasting’s most prestigious awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 6 p.m., University Center La Sala Ballroom, ASU’s West campus.
  • InfernoFest is ASU’s annual free fall concert for students! This year, Neon Trees will be rocking Wells Fargo Arena. Don’t wait to claim your tickets — this show will fill up! For tickets, download the ASU mobile app from the app store, sign into the app with your ASUrite ID and password, then tap “Athletics.” Your Ticketmaster account info will be displayed and you will be automatically logged into your account. Once logged in, tap “Claim Tickets.” Doors open at 6 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Bring your favorite blanket or comfy folding chair to Movies on the Lawn and enjoy “Toy Story 4” under the stars, rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU’s West campus.

It’s Sun Devil Football’s Pac-12 home opener vs. Colorado! Tickets start at $20; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney of FoAM traveled the desert in two years of site visits with ASU’s D.A.R.E. team collecting artifacts and sounds. From these experiences, they have created a desert sounds vinyl album and series of accompanying images. Further books, maps and images are supplied by the Hayden Library and its archives. Enjoy a reception and launch of the Dust & Shadow: An Acoustic Ecology Salon, a project of the Desert Humanities initiative at ASU. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. Continues through Dec. 7. 5:30 p.m., Hayden Library C55, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • The ASU Gammage Broadway series begins with the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical “Miss Saigon,” from the creators of “Les Misérables.” This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who falls in love with an American G.I., but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to him. Open to the public. Visit the Gammage website for ticket prices and seating availability. For many shows in the ASU Gammage Broadway season, students can receive 50% off tickets day-of-show at the ASU Gammage Box Office. For student rush availability, call 480–965–3434. Continues through Sept. 29. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Funded through the generous support of Julie Ann Wrigley, the Wrigley Lecture Series brings internationally known thinkers and problem-solvers to ASU. In “Talking Climate: Bridging the Divides,” Katharine Hayhoe, leading climate scientist, professor of political science and best-selling author, will discuss the intersection of climate science, impacts, communication and faith. Hayhoe is the founder of ATMOS Research, an organization that bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on the impacts of climate change. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 7 p.m., Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.

Sun Devil Volleyball goes head-to-head with Arizona in a Territorial Cup matchup. Don’t miss it! Tickets $9; free for students. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Sun Devil Football heads west to take on California. Cheer them on wherever you are at these game-watching events and tailgates near you. 7:30 p.m. MST.
  • Want to help tackle fast fashion and textile waste? Join your fellow student innovators at ASU and other universities around the world to tackle a global waste challenge and compete in the PLuS Alliance ResourCE Hack: Fashion ’19, a 36-hour circular economy resource hack. Review the life-cycle of a product or service from one of the top waste producers — fashion and textiles — and adopt a circular economy approach to re-design products and services that are practical, convenient, and cost effective to reducing waste. You’ll be mentored by experts, learn new techniques, collaborate and pitch your ideas! All tools and materials will be provided. Students have the chance to win up to $9,000. Begins 4 p.m. Sept. 27, continues Sept. 28 from 7 a.m. to noon, Tooker House Rooms 101-102, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business Economic Club of Phoenix season kicks off with keynote speaker Zion Armstrong, president of Adidas North America Inc. Open to the public. Ticket prices vary. 11:30 a.m., Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale.

ASU’s Global Sport Institute and Ability360 are celebrating National Family Health and Fitness Day at the world-class facilities of Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center. Learn and try out adaptive sports activities from experts, hear from diverse and inspiring athletes, and find out about community resources in an active, family-friendly, fun and welcoming atmosphere! Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 10 a.m., Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

OCTOBER

Show your support for survivors of domestic violence and help raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sun Devil Movement for Violence Prevention and several other clubs and organizations will offer resources, fun educational activities and giveaways over two days at Boundaries and Beyond on every campus. Free. 11 a.m., Student Services Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus; Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom Breezeway, ASU’s West campus; and 11 a.m. Oct. 2, Taylor Mall, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; Backus Mall, ASU’s Polytechnic campus.

In “Real & Reel Latinx Lives Matter!,” Frederick Aldana, distinguished university scholar at The Ohio State University and Eisner Award-winning author, will offer a multimedia extravaganza of all things Latinx pop culture in the 21st century. This includes an exploration of how contemporary mainstream pop culture simplifies and straightjackets Latinx identity and experience, in contrast with today’s abundance of Latinx-created pop cultural phenomena (animation, webisodes, comic books, tweet fiction) that vitally complicates and enriches our understanding of Latinx identity and experience. Free. 3 p.m., Memorial Union Room 230, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Today, on Mean Girls Day, fetch will be happening. Everything will be pink — from jerseys to concessions to the stadium — when Sun Devil Women’s Soccer takes on USC in the Pink Game. Tickets start at $9; free for students. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Calling all innovators! Apply before Oct. 31 to the ASU Innovation Open, powered by ASU Engineering and featuring two $100K prizes from Avnet and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

  • “The Light in the Piazza” takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. A brief encounter, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine. Margaret, who is extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As the musical unfolds, a secret is revealed. Parental discretion advised. Open to the public. Tickets $8-$11; purchase tickets for three or more events (per person) and receive 25% off the single ticket price. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU’s Tempe campus. Repeat performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 45 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
  • Forensic linguistics is a broad field in which language meets the law. Interested in Miranda warnings, trademark infringement, interview and interrogation issues, the speech of asylum-seekers, ransom notes, stalker communications, suicide notes, threat texts, plagiarism? Sign up for the first ASU Forensic Linguistics Conference. Keynote speaker Philip Gaines of Montana State University specializes in police interrogation, false confessions and trial attorney discourse, among others. Proposals for conference presentations are welcome from professionals as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Free and open to the public. Continues Oct. 5. Ross-Blakley Hall, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers, and it’s coming to ASU! Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and therefore invites students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, innovators and academics of all disciplines from across Arizona to break down existing walls in order to drive a future in which the planet and its inhabitants will thrive. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model or initiative to a high-caliber jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public — in three minutes each. The winning pitch will become eligible to participate at the Falling Walls Lab global finale in Berlin in November. Free and open to the public. 1 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • ASU Gammage in collaboration with the ASU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jeffery Meyer presents “Towards A More Perfect Union,” a theatrical concert with film and spoken word, featuring works by Tamar-kali (Academy Award-nominated film “Mudbound”), Daniel Bernard Roumain (“New York Times” top 10 classical new works), Joel Thompson (ASU Projecting All Voices Fellow), Carlos Simon (Sundance/Time Warner Composer Fellow), renowned spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Grammy Award winners Martha Gonzalez and Joan Tower. Open to the public. General admission, $20; student tickets, $10. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Out@ASU and Pride Week at ASU celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities and educates the ASU community on the LGBTQIA+ experience. Come celebrate the beauty and breadth of LGBTQIA+ culture through performances, activities, socials, and community-building. Free and open to the public. Events continue on all of ASU’s campuses through Oct. 11.

ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination launches its fall Science Fiction TV Dinners series with Science Fiction TV Dinner: Star Trek: Discovery.” Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Marston Exploration Theater, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology IV, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • The Design School at ASU kicks off its fall lecture series featuring leading designers and design thinkers from around the world with Elizabeth Golden, AIA. Golden is an architect and an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington where she teaches in the areas of design, materials and building technology. Her collaborations have resulted in the realization of the award-winning Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest institution of its kind in Afghanistan, and Niamey 2000, a multifamily housing project located in the capital of Niger. In addition to her work in the field, her research and writing shed light on building practices that support social engagement, sustainable development and cultural continuity. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Coor Hall Room 170, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Join former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), ASU vice president of government affairs, at the Arizona launch of Doing Business North America. The DBNA project will provide objective measures of business regulations and enforcement that apply to domestic small and medium-size companies across 115 cities in 92 states, provinces and federal districts in Canada, Mexico and the United States, offering measurable benchmarks for reform that encourage states and provinces to pursue regulatory frameworks that ease the cost of doing business. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 2 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, W. P. Carey Foundation Armstrong Great Hall, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. A second event will also take place Oct. 23 at ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center in Washington, D.C.
  • The annual Institute for Humanities Research Book Award and Author Reception will celebrate this year’s winner, Assistant Professor of History Julian Lim, and all ASU faculty who received nominations this year. Lim will discuss her winning book, “Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” which tells the stories of the many communities that found themselves at the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with the railroad’s arrival in the late 19th century. All nominated works will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 4:30 p.m., University Club Traditions and Thorens Rooms, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Get ready for fun games and activities, free food and community at Asian Asian/Pacific American Students’ Coalition’s Fall Carnival. All are welcome! Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Student Services Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Join ASU’s Indian Student Association for Jhankaar, “An Evening in India,” their biggest event of the year. Start with a culture fest showcasing talent from the student community, continue with a themed outdoor carnival and finish with a full course Indian meal! Open to all ASU students and faculty. Registration required; look for details to be announced on Facebook and keep an eye out for tabling events where you can pick up a ticket with your student ID. 6:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.

It’s #ForksUp time as Sun Devil Football takes the field against Washington State. Tickets start at $25; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Head underground for Party Underground, a creative night out celebrating ASU Art Museum’s fall exhibitions. Descend into a night of cutting-edge art and entertainment, featuring music, creation stations, performances and interactive games. Free and fun for all! 5 p.m., ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Bring your favorite blanket or comfy folding chair to Movies on the Lawn and enjoy “Lion King” under the stars, rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU’s West campus.
  • In “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” political prisoner Valentin and Molina, a plant sent to spy on Valentin, only have each other for company in a suffocating prison cell with the bustling city of 1975 Buenos Aires just beyond the walls that confine them. Molina passes the hours by telling Valentin stories of classic films, and they form a beautiful relationship in stark contrast to the terrifying world that surrounds them. Molina must eventually choose loyalty to either Valentin or the regime. Open to the public. Herberger Institute faculty, staff and students are eligible for complimentary tickets for this event when requested in advance. Ticket prices vary. Nelson Fine Arts Center, Room 133, ASU’s Tempe campus. Repeat performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. There will also be a Spanish version performed at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2526, Nov. 2; and 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
  • Lovers of smooth, upbeat South American grooves and vocals, get ready for this love letter from Brazil: Caro Pierotto: From Brazil with Love! Open to the public. Tickets: $30 premium, $25 reserved, $20 general admission; ASU students, staff and faculty, $10. 7:30 p.m., ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
  • Get ready to beat the Utes! Sun Devil Football faces Utah up north. Cheer them on wherever you are at these game-watching events and tailgates near you. Time TBA.
  • HOME is a large-scale performance project that revolves around the life-cycle of a house. Created through a mix of illusion, choreography, construction and live documentary, HOME illuminates the messiness of life that transforms a house into a home and aims to awaken us to the current landscape of housing. The universal and timely themes of gentrification and migration are rendered in the choreography of ordinary people inhabiting and leaving a structure. Open to the public. Tickets: general admission, $20; student, $10. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Photo: Jacques-Jean Tiziou

“Paris to Pittsburgh,” a National Geographic documentary, shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. Learn how communities across the country are taking action to confront the severe health and economic threats climate change poses. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 6 p.m., University Center La Sala Ballrooms, ASU’s West campus.

Multi-instrumentalist female-fronted power trio The Accidentals started 2018 with the release of their debut album, “Odyssey.” NPR says “they might be the most compelling songwriters of our time.” Open to the public. Tickets: $40 premium, $32 reserved, $25 general admission, $10 for students, staff and faculty. 7:30 p.m., ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

Get your Forks Up because tickets are now on sale for Sun Devil Football’s Homecoming Game against Oregon! Tickets start at $41; free for students.

And don’t miss the biggest rivalry game of the year! Tickets are now on sale for Sun Devil Football vs. Arizona in the Territorial Cup! Tickets start at $47; free for students.

  • Cherry Glazzerr with special guest illuminati hotties kick off the ASU 365 Community Union fall concert series. Guitarist and lead vocalist Clementine Creevy is joined by bassist Devin O’Brien and drummer Tabor Allen to form the American rock band Cherry Glazzerr. Creevy created the group’s latest album, “Stuffed and Ready,” by eliminating anything that couldn’t answer a single simple question: is this really me? Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Sun Devil Volleyball faces down Oregon in a Pac-12 matchup. Tickets $9; free for students. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • The Brentano String Quartet returns to ASU as Visiting Quartet in Residence for 2019–20. A pairing made in heaven, one of the most elegant and engaging string quartets is joined by outstanding soprano Dawn Upshaw in a concert sure to steal your heart! Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley.
  • Kealoha, the first poet laureate of Hawai’i, presents “The Story of Everything,” a creation story in epic poem format that traces our origins from the big bang to now, using science, poetry, storytelling, visual art, music, ‘oli [chant] and dancing to explore the question, “Where do we come from?” Open to the public. General admission, $20; student tickets, $10. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Strut your mutt! Bring your four-legged friend and come walk or run a 5K and enjoy fall fun with food, arts booths, Halloween dog costume contest, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating and so much more at the Walk, Wag, Run Fall Festival. Open to the public. Race registration starts at $25; proceeds benefit the SummerUP camp scholarship fund. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. North parking lot, University Lawn, ASU’s West campus.
  • See ASU scientists and students bring earth and space research to life through innovative hands-on activities at Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to have experts from the Center for Meteorite Studies examine your rock specimens to determine if they are meteorites. See a 3-D astronomy show at the Marston Exploration Theater. Find out how ASU students and faculty are taking photos of the moon’s surface with special cameras, sampling the Red Planet using robotic rovers, studying earthquakes big and small, investigating mud volcanoes in Indonesia and much, much more! Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 10 a.m., Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical “Anastasia” transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Open to the public. Visit the Gammage website for ticket prices and seating availability. For many shows in the ASU Gammage Broadway season, students can receive 50% off tickets day-of-show at the ASU Gammage Box Office. For student rush availability, call 480–965–3434. Continues through Nov. 3. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Who doesn’t need more money? The seventh annual First-Year Success Center Show Me the Money Scholarship Workshop helps you learn where to look and what to say when you apply for scholarships. Discover the tricks on how to keep the hard-earned scholarship money you already have and receive insider tips from students who have received thousands of dollars in scholarships. Free. Registration requested. 3 p.m., A. E. England Building, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; 3 p.m., Oct. 31, Memorial Union Alumni Lounge, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Learn how you can navigate the world and plan the future with geography, GIS and urban planning at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning’s Career Navigator event. Hear from ASU alumni about how they use these disciplines in their work and have the opportunity to meet dozens of professionals. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 2 p.m., Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom, ASU’s Tempe campus.

NOVEMBER

  • ASU’s Native American Heritage Month aims to provide a platform for indigenous students to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance and solutions for building a stronger community. Free and open to the public. Events continue on all ASU campuses throughout November.
  • It’s a Sun Devil Hockey doubleheader against Quinnipiac! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. 7:05 p.m. Nov. 1–2, Oceanside Ice Arena, 1520 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe.

In celebration of Veterans Day, ASU proudly honors veterans and active members of the military with an annual series of events across all campuses during Salute to Service week. Everyone is invited to all of the events, which include military appreciation athletic events, performances, panel discussions and activities sponsored by student clubs. Wear black for the Black Out Game during Sun Devil Football’s Salute to Service on Saturday, Nov. 9, against USC during ASU Family Weekend.

Sun Devil Women’s Basketball tips off their season in a home opener vs. Air Force. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Cheer on Sun Devil Volleyball in their Salute to Service game vs. Stanford. Tickets $9; free for students. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • In “Expert Failure, Faulty Forensics, and Fake News,” hear Roger Koppl, professor of finance in the Whitman School of Management of Syracuse University and a faculty fellow in the University’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, argue that, in the market for expert opinion, we need real competition, despite far-reaching implications for public administration, forensic science, research science, economics, America’s military-industrial complex, and all domains of expert knowledge. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4:30 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society Room 250, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Invite your family for ASU Family Weekend, where they can join you for a hike up “A” Mountain, family-friendly events on all campuses, the exciting Devils on Mill block party, a festive gameday gathering with your academic college, and more! They need to register, so let them know about this right away. Registered participants will also receive a promo code for discounted tickets to Sun Devil Athletics events this weekend, including the ASU v. USC football game on Nov. 9. Cost: $25 guests, $15 students, free for children under 5.
  • It’s ASU Family Weekend, and Sun Devils will be coming together for Sun Devil Football vs. USC! This is our Black Out Game, so wear black and #ForksUp! Tickets start at $40; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Engage the artist within and join the ASU Art Museum for a free day of creative fun! Spend the day making, learning and playing with the entire family at Playfest, previously known as Family Days. All ages are encouraged to participate. All art supplies are provided, and you can take home any masterpieces you make! Free and open to the public. 10 a.m., ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Our Sun Devil Women’s Basketball honors veterans and military members in the annual Salute to Service game. This year, they’ll be hosting Army. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Explore imaginative, engaging conversations about science, technology, and society with ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination Science Fiction TV Dinners. Dave Guston, founding director of ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and Sarah Ventre, podcast and radio producer, formerly of NPR and KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix public radio, will present “Science Fiction TV Dinner: Max Headroom.” Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Marston Exploration Theater, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology IV, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Trans Awareness Week is a time for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to take action and bring attention to campus by educating the ASU community and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination and violence that transgender individuals face. Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs Nov. 20. Free and open to the public. Events continue on all ASU campuses through Nov. 20.

  • Starting off a weekend packed with epic music at Sun Devil Stadium is SWMRS, joined by special guest Tillie. SWMRS have redefined what it means to be a rock band and are taking their urgent, electrifying and groundbreaking sound to new levels with the 2019 release of “Berkley’s on Fire.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Basketball is back! Sun Devil Men’s Basketball opens the season at home against Central Connecticut State. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • An artist, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pink Sweat$ headlines the ASU 365 Community Union’s 2019 fall concert series on Nov. 15. With music rooted in R&B and soul, Pink Sweat$ strips back the typical genre-specific production to showcase melodic intricacy and lyrical prowess. The rapid rise of his debut EP, “Volume 1,” has earned him recognition from “The New York Times,” “Rolling Stone,” “Billboard” and “Fader.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • International Night, hosted by ASU’s Coalition of International Students, is one of the largest events on campus to celebrate cultural diversity. Come see 40 cultural-based organizations representing different cultures around the world, along with performances and demonstrations from ASU students, and fun games and experiences for all ages. International Night is the culmination of International Education Week in November and draws more than 3,500 people each year. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Center Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • The ASU Gammage Broadway series continues with the surprising and exciting show that is “Blue Man Group Speechless Tour.” If you like normal, think again — ’cause “Speechless” is full of joy, art, music and hilarious absurdity. Open to the public. Visit the Gammage website for ticket prices and seating availability. For many shows in the ASU Gammage Broadway season, students can receive 50% off tickets day-of-show at the ASU Gammage Box Office. For student rush availability, call 480–965–3434. Continues through Nov. 17. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • In “CREAM!,” written by ASU alumnus John J. Caswell Jr. and directed by graduate student Katie Farrell, Colorado-based bakery owners Lotta and Laszlo Daniels, whose business plummeted after they denied a same-sex couple a wedding cake, have one last hope — a reality show called “CREAM!” Host Michael is just the person to give their social views a glow-up and help them find the understanding they need. “CREAM!” is brought to life on stage by a delicious ensemble of characters, including a talking wedding cake, Jesus (sort of), and, for the cherry on top, a chorus of tap dancers who dollop whipped cream from scene to scene. Open to the public. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m., Nelson Fine Arts Center, Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performances at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m., Nov. 17, 24.
  • Bring your favorite blanket or comfy folding chair to Movies on the Lawn and enjoy “Spider-Man: Far from Home” under the stars, rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU’s West campus.
  • Soccer Mommy and special guest songwriter/producer Caroline Rose close out the ASU 365 Community Union’s 2019 fall concert series. Soccer Mommy is the project of 22-year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison, whose signature voice created massive buzz surrounding the “chill but kinda sad” songs she posted on Tumblr, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Her studio-album debut, “Clean,” landed on top album of 2018 lists from publications like “Paste,” “Pitchfork,” “Rolling Stone,” “Noisey” and “Billboard.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • A time-honored ASU tradition, Homecoming Week brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate Sun Devil spirit through athletic events, fun on- and off-campus activities and entertainment. The highlight of the week is the Homecoming Game when the Sun Devils take on Oregon at Sun Devil Stadium. You don’t want to miss one of the most important weeks of the semester!
  • Join the fun at the seventh annual Sparky’s Challenge 5K/10K and Carnival, a family-friendly event for people of all ages and abilities. All participants will receive a Sparky’s Challenge official race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Open to the public. Registration required. Free for ASU faculty, staff and students; $15 for ASU affiliates, alumni and community. 3:30 p.m., North parking lots, ASU’s West campus.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Join ASU’s International Student Engagement in celebrating how local actions, no matter how small, can have a global impact on the economy, social life and the environment. Free and open to the public. Through Nov. 22. All ASU campuses.

In “American Exceptionalism: Property Rights in South America,” Gary Libecap, distinguished professor emeritus at University of California, Santa Barbara, member of the Harvard Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy and senior research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, will discuss why property rights to land are a key source of the diverging economic and political outcomes across the United States and South America. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 3 p.m., University Club Heritage Room, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Faculty member Ted Solis hosts and directs “Under the Stars,” a bi-yearly Latin dance pachanga (dance party) featuring traditional Latin rhythms from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, the Congo, Guatemala, South Africa, Mali, Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican Republic. All those who would like to dance will be cheerfully taught all the basic steps for the merengue, cumbia, chachacha, salsa, son montuno, zapateado, bolero and vals. For further information about ASU Marimba Maderas de Comitan presents a Latin Dance Pachanga!, email ted.solis@asu.edu. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Music Building, Fountain Courtyard, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • It’s both Senior Night and Cultural Heritage Night as Sun Devil Volleyball faces off against Washington State. Tickets $7; free for students. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” are two one-act operas about familial love, involving hopeful tragedy and uproarious comedy all in one evening. Puccini’s reputation for soaring melodies, vivid orchestrations, incredible singing and flawlessly integrated drama are well represented in these two timeless works. Originally premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918, both operas have remained audience favorites for over a century. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Open to the public. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
  • Lantern Walk is one of ASU’s oldest and most treasured traditions, first celebrated in 1917. The Friday night before the Homecoming game, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends carry lanterns to the top of A Mountain, where the year’s Homecoming royalty are crowned and Sparky lights up the A! Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., base of A Mountain, Tempe.
  • Sun Devil Wrestling hits the mats against Penn State during Homecoming weekend! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Internationally recognized dancer, artistic director and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Kyle Abraham returns with his company A.I.M to the ASU Gammage stage. A.I.M intertwines sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. Open to the public. General admission, $20; student tickets, $10. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Sun Devil Women’s Basketball takes on California Polytechnic State University. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

NO PITY FOR THE KITTY! You don’t want to miss the best rivalry game in college football as Sun Devil Football takes the field against Arizona in the Territorial Cup! Tickets go on sale starting Oct. 24. Tickets start at $47; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.

DECEMBER

Joseph Felice directs the Arizona State University rock band class in its fall culmination concert. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU’s Tempe campus.

The Arizona State University choirs join forces to present a festive program of seasonal music in ASU Choirs: Holiday Choral Gala. Open to the public. General admission tickets are $15. One free ticket is available to students with a valid student ID. Contact the ASU Gammage Box Office for information. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

  • Bundle up, Sun Devils, and cheer on Sun Devil Hockey as they take on Denver in a doubleheader. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. 7:05 p.m. Dec. 6–7, Oceanside Ice Arena, 1520 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, because it’s Sun Devil Women’s Basketball’s Winter Wonderland game vs. BYU! Bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Drive, play the Teddy Bear Toss and meet Santa! Students who attend will receive a 942 Crew Ugly Sweater shirt while supplies last. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
  • Get your tickets for the first night of the Fall Film Showcase! The School of Film, Dance and Theatre presents two days of new, original film and media work created by graduating students. The culmination of more than a year’s work, the screened projects will be curated by film faculty and industry professionals and include short narrative and documentary films, as well as screenwriting, cinematography and editing reels. Open to the public. Herberger Institute faculty, staff and students are eligible for complimentary tickets for this event when requested in advance. Adult, alumni, faculty/staff, senior, $10; student, $5. 7 p.m., Nelson Fine Arts Center, Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Congratulations, #ASUgrad! We’re celebrating commencement for undergraduate and graduate students today! 9 a.m., undergraduate commencement; 1:30 p.m., graduate commencement; Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Get ready, because Sun Devil Men’s Basketball tips against Saint Mary’s in a Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase. Ticket prices TBA. Time TBA, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.

Make this your holiday gift to yourself: Sun Devil Men’s Basketball takes on Creighton in a Saturday game. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

Pack The Bank! Sun Devil Women’s Basketball tips against Arizona in the Territorial Cup series game! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.

ONGOING

Through Sept. 14: Sculpting Science 2019 is an Arizona State University art exhibit that takes you into the microscopic world of science, far beyond what the human eye can see. This exhibit features extraordinary ceramic sculptures and drawings inspired by microscopic nature. It also highlights fascinating images of nature created by using extreme magnification. Free and open to the public. Noon–5 p.m. Thursdays–Saturdays through Sept. 14, Step Gallery in Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant St., Phoenix.

Through Nov. 15: Get immersed in SHOWING (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen photography exhibition with an original soundscape that reveals the push and pull of work and family — a universal balancing act with no fixed equation. Follow ASU’s Center for Child Well-Being on Instagram and Twitter and join the #WFXASU conversation. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus First Fridays artwalk, through Nov. 15. University Center, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Through Jan. 4, 2020: In his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., Colombian-born, Paris-based artist Iván Argote presents “Juntos Together.” Along with his first film and video survey is a site-specific, sculptural installation that considers the current cultural climate of Arizona. The artist uses affection, emotions and humor as subversive tools to engage public audiences on political and personal levels. Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators. Free and open to the public. ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.

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