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Mesopotamia – April 10

ESA_Meso print

This April, the Encyclopedia Show AZ will take a journey through time and space to explore the mysteries of Mesopotamia. Some call it the cradle of civilization, some call it Iraq and Syria, some may only remember the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the geography class. Our semi-educational age-integrated variety-infotainment show starts at 7:30 pm on April 10 at the Empty Space Theater in Tempe, Arizona. As always the show is free and all are welcome.

Poster designed by Andie Flores


Railroads – February 27

Railroads Poster

The Encyclopedia Show AZ is turning 4 on Monday February 27. If the Encyclopedia Show AZ was a human, it would be stumbling around, annoyingly asking everyone “Why?” all the time. Turns out, thats exactly what we do anyway but with a stage, an audience, and a concept. This month, our topic is Railroads! As always the show is free and will feature a variety of semi-educational performances from the community’s poets, performers, musicians, etc. This train is pulling out of the station promptly(ish) at 7:30pm. Heres to four more years of Encyclopedia Show AZ! Everybody with me now: FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

Invasive Species – January 26

ESA Invasive Species

Encyclopedia Show Arizona is invading 2015 and our topic is Invasive Species. Join us at the Empty Space Theater in Tempe on January 26 at 7:00pm as investigate this strange and scary topic. As always the show is a free, semi-educational, multi-genre edutainment variety show that hopes to teach and tickle your brain. There will be poetry, music, games, probably a few laughs and hopefully you!

As always if you are interested in performing in the show, please reach out to us at encyclopediashowaz@gmail.com.

Christmas – September 8


Every year Christmas season seems to come a little earlier and this time we know the exact time to start: September 8 at 7:00 PM at the Empty Space Theater in Tempe. Join us for some early holiday spirit as a we invite local artists, poets, speakers and more to explore every corner of the wide world of Christmas.

If you are interested in participating in this show or any others, please let us know! Emails us an EncyclopediaShowAZ@gmail.com or use this handy contact for:

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Video: Grishma Singh @ Encyclopedia Show AZ: Brains


Punctuation – March 29

ESA_Punctuation Idea

You’ve got questions? We’ve got punctuation. I mean we’ve really got punctuation! Exclamation points, (parentheses), and oxford commas, and even…ellipses; also, semi-colons but we’re still working on when to use those. Come check out Arizona’s critically acclaimed(!), semi-educational(?), always entertaining* variety show on March 29 as the Encyclopedia Show AZ explores the magical world of punctuation. The show starts at 7:00 pm @ the Empty Space Theater in Tempe and you can get in for the low price of $0.00 USD. Can’t wait to see you there ; )

As always, if you are interested in performing in the show, please reach out to use at EncyclopediaShowAZ@gmail.com or use this handy contact form.

*Entertainment quality varies by show. Please see the Encyclopedia Show AZ: Punctuation on March 29, 2014 at 7:00pm for more details and disclaimers.

Video: Frankie Marchi @ Encyclopedia Show AZ: Civil Wars

Video: Civil Wars Fact Check #1

We here at the Encyclopedia Show AZ have begun to archive and upload more videos from our previous shows. This one comes from our Civil Wars show last year. Watch resident fact checker, The Fact Checker (aka Eric Dern) drop some knowledge on our unsuspecting audience. Keep an eye out for more videos soon!

Brains – February 22


Do you feel like you are losing your mind? Come find it at the Encyclopedia Show AZ on February 22 as we explore the deliciously cerebral topic of brains. Arizona’s premier interactive semi-educational variety show starts at 7:00pm at the Empty Space Theater in Tempe, AZ and it will cost a whopping $0.00 to get you in the door.