Five Must-Attend Lectures in April

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No. She probably won't be at any of these.
Shine up those spectacles, aspiring poindexters, because there are plenty of ways to up your I.Q. in April. Here are five lectures that will fit the brainy bill.

5. From the Big Bang to Big Brains @ Changing Hands
Hubble Space Telescope astronomer Jeff Hester hosts a two-hour discussion about the evolution of the universe. We chatted with Hester about hot yoga, how learning about physics can be like attending a rock show, and his early retirement from a professorship at ASU. If it was any indication, we're fairly sure his talk at Changing Hands Bookstore will be conversational, informative, and, dare we say, fun. Bring along some questions to the talk on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. Register and pre-pay for a $30 ticket by calling 480-730-0205.

4. Retrofitting Sprawl Symposium @ Phoenix Urban Research Lab
Sprawl sucks. It makes for long commutes, clogged freeways, and decentralized culture. Since Valley residents can't all move their homes closer to Phoenix (we're having visions of Home Improvement's last show, does anyone else remember that?), retrofitting is really the only option for coping with our wide open spaces.

Get an idea of what that entails during Phoenix Urban Design Week's two-day symposium at PURL on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. respectively. Guest speakers on the topic include authors, design professionals, professors, and evironmental experts. Admission is $25, which covers both days. RSVP and buy tickets here.

Location Info


Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (234 N. Central Ave.)

234 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Bateman Physical Sciences Center

University Drive and Palm Walk, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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