First Friday at the Heard, July 1: Celebrating Women
In July the theme is “Celebrating Women.” Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s July 6 birthday early! Enjoy an evening with women artists, with music by DJ Musa Mind and the band Jade Helm.
- Take part in a special “How To Make Your Own Mini Zine” Workshop produced by local female zinesters Amber McCrary from Native Zinestress, Charissa Lucille from Fem Static Zine, and Marna Kay from B-Sides Magazine.
- We will also be joined by the members of iTheatre Collaborative, who will host the second of a three-part play reading series. Each event features a play written by an American Indian playwright. This month the play is The Star Quilter by William S. Yellow Robe Jr. (Assiniboine) about two women’s interactions with each other from 1960 to 1990.
- The Phoenix Fridas, a local Latina artists collective, also will be on hand with a special display of artwork and marketplace!
- Take in the Heard’s several exhibit galleries, gourmet drinks at the Coffee Cantina, and see the best in Native art at the Heard Shops, including Hopi artist Janette Chimerica who is scheduled to demonstrate basket making in our Steele Auditorium. And Books & More will create a special display of books by and about women.
Admission to museum galleries free 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
First Friday trolleys stop at the Heard!
First Friday trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at the Heard Museum along its route through central Phoenix on every First Friday except March. The Heard is one of five hubs along the approximately five-mile route. Trolleys stop at each hub about every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. Here is a map of the trolley route. NOTE: The gates to the Heard’s parking lot close each First Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Valley Metro Rail also runs as usual, with the Encanto Boulevard/Central Avenue stop directly in front of the Heard Museum. Please visit the Valley Metro website for route info and stop times.