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Arizona Gives Day – March 20

A Special Message From Our General Manager:

ArizonaGivesDayDear Friend of the Arts,

You are likely already aware of the tremendous power and inspiration that comes from participating in, learning or witnessing an art form. Perhaps your child or loved one has attended a program at the Chandler Center for the Arts, or maybe your soul came to life as you attended a concert or play. Whatever the case may be, you can help ensure that others experience that same power.


On March 20, 2013, thousands of area residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during Arizona Gives Day. On that day, every donation and donor we get will go further to help us claim  a share of $177,500 in additional cash awards.


For as little as $10, you can make a tax deductible contribution to the Chandler Center for the Arts. Since 1989, the Center has delivered a comprehensive array of quality performing and visual arts programs to Valley residents from all generations and walks of life. You can help sustain this tradition by participating in Arizona Gives Day.


Please consider helping with these three things:


1) Mark March 20, 2013 on your calendar and visit the donation link here
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2) Donate!


3) Spread the word! Forward this e-mail to your friends and family why you think they should help us with their donation. Everyone can help empower our community by supporting arts and culture.


Thank you for considering the Chandler Center for the Arts on Arizona Gives Day. Together, we can make a difference in delivering quality arts and culture to a broad population.

Warm Regards,


Katrina Pappas
General Manager
Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N. Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ 85225


Art Full Of Gratitude

Eat Your Art Out Chandler was a success. Thank you to all those who went and ate their “art” out. It was  wonderful  to see the community supporting the arts. A special thank you to all of the restaurants and their staff who participated. We can’t wait for next year! In the meantime, please continue to go out to eat and support the restaurants who graciously supported us.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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February is Fantastic

February is just around the corner. The month is full of celebration, love and of course great shows. Before we know it, Valentine’s day will be here. So now is the time to pre-plan how you will celebrate this month. How about a fantastic show at the Arts Center? Yes, we think it is a brilliant idea as well.

The first weekend in February kicks off with death defying stunts, twisting contortionists. precision stunts and jaw dropping acts. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. This show is sure to be filled with traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Purchase tickets here.

The following weekend, on February 9, Mr. Las Vegas (Wayne Newton) will entertain our audience. Wayne has performed live, at last count, to more than 30 million people. He has epitomized the talent, glamor and energy that are Las Vegas. He is a master at showmanship. He sizes up audiences as he goes, tailoring shows to fit their moods, until he’s given them their money’s worth. The songs change and the show gets re-worked, but Wayne’s basic approach is the same. Wayne says, “I know what it means to save your money to go see someone perform, and I’ll work as hard as I have to, to try and make sure they enjoy it.” Purchase tickets here.

Prepare your abs for some laughing as we approach the 15th of February. The Southern 6’2” Hall of Fame speaker, Jeanne Robertson, will tickle your funny bone.  Jeanne is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking  to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. She believes that this humor attitude can be developed and improved, and she outlines how to do so while captivating audiences with funny, original stories. Purchase tickets here.

The following day, February 16, the Pushcart Players take the stage an all-new production of “Happily Ever After… A Cinderella Tale.” It is known to most of us as “Cinderella,” but they’ve named it “Happily Ever After…A Cinderella Tale.” It seems that we are never too old, nor do we ever grow tired of hearing this beloved story. Perhaps it is because it’s about overcoming adversity…about dreaming dreams and about goodness, generosity and compassion. And, perhaps because it’s also about things that can help us learn and grow, such as the unbecoming nature of bully behavior; the importance of making good choices and being responsible for the choices we make. Whatever the reasons, audiences love the music, the magic and the funny, beautiful and zany characters in our story. It’s a wondrous journey from long, long ago – to happily ever after.  Purchase tickets here.

As we jump into the next weekend, don’t let those abs go soft.  Emmy Award winning comedienne, Vicki Lawrence, and Mama will be here. Vicki is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation as a part of the now-legendary cast of the Carol Burnett Show. Ms. Lawrence will take the stage first. “We have designed a show that is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.” When “Mama” takes the stage next, Ms. Lawrence says, “I think people will get a kick out of the things “Mama” has an opinion about. Where “Mama” is concerned, expect the unexpected. There’s really nothing she can’t do,” she says. Purchase tickets here.

And to finish off the month we will celebrate with a day full of food. February 26 is Eat Your Art Out Chandler.  This is a community event that brings together Chandler restaurants, arts patrons and corporate sponsors for one day to show their support for the arts in Chandler. Funds from Eat Your Art Out Chandler support various programs at the Center including headline entertainment, the Free Summer Concert Series and the Connecting Kidz programs. Restaurants help by donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Chandler Center for the Arts on that day. You help by eating at one or more of the participating restaurants.

So pull out your calendar and “pencil” us in. February is bound to be a great month.


Vintage Dine

Food, Glorious Food! It’s Artsy Fartsy Foodies Tuesday and we have another great Eat Your Art Out Chandler restaurant to introduce. Today we are exploring Vintage 95.

As you pull up to the Vintage 95 building you can instantly sense the rich history imbedded in the walls.  In 1926, the building was originally Chandler’s first Post Office. Since then, the building has been used for a variety of businesses. Today it holds the deliciously classic Vintage 95.

The idea for Vintage 95 came when owners, Gavin Jacobs, Craig Hills, and Tricia Hills united to realize a vision of creativity and passion. This vision turned into the sophisticated and inviting atmosphere enticing anyone to come in and dine. Vintage 95’s food and beverage program consists of contemporary American with a twist on the classics.* In conducting our research we explored the menu. Each menu is filled with gems of delight, for example the Mexican Chocolate Mousse which is served with a Chili Dusted Chocolate Truffle (yes please!).

From Sunday brunch to a Tuesday evening and beyond, Vintage 95 is committed to giving their guests amazing service, delicious food, and an unsurpassed selection of wine to the city of Chandler. For your next meal out, swing by Vintage 95 and explore their menu.

Don’t forget to visit them for dinner on Tuesday, Febraury 26 (Eat Your Art Out Chandler)!

Hours:

  • 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday thru Wednesday
  • 11:00am to 12:00am Thursday thru Saturday

95 W. Boston Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
480-855-9463
Map

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vintage95
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Vintage95Lounge

Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of the participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants. 

On a side note…

Restaurants can still sign up for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.   If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, let us know and we will contact them to see if they would like to participate.  Bon Appétit!

*All historical information was selected from http://www.vintage95.com/story.html