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Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

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November 2015
Nov 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Frida in Focus’

November It’s a time to celebrate all things Frida Kahlo! The night’s fun will include a special choreographed performance by Liliana Gomez, below, inspired by the celebrated 20th century Mexican artist. Gomez will recreate four Frida paintings in several locations. Clandestino, an exploration of new and traditional underground tropical ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on November 6: Frida in Focus
January 2016
Jan 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘New at NU’

It’s a bright, brand new year, and we’re continuing the celebration into New Year’s Night. Enjoy DJ Seduce in the Steele Auditorium, great food from our award-winning Courtyard Cafe and beverages from our Coffee Cantina, and take in our 12 exhibit galleries — including our two popular Frida Kahlo ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on January 1: New at NU! featuring live music by DJ Seduce
February 2016
Feb 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Confluence in the Desert’

Celebrate the merging of creative forces in the desert at this First Friday. Enjoy a fashion show featuring OXDX Clothing and the House of Darylene, with a special hoop dance performance by Kevin Dakota Duncan. The night will include live mixing and spinning by world-renowned DJ Element throughout the ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on February 5: Confluence in the Desert featuring Tanaya Winder and OXDX Clothing
April 2016
Apr 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard – “Locavore Fest”

Celebrate local Valley foods and other local offerings at our Locavore Fest! We have a great group of vendors scheduled. Also, enjoy music, the Heard’s exhibits and starting at 8 p.m., shop for art from future master Native artists at the public opening of the Student Art Show and ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard Museum and Native + You
May 2016
May 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard- ‘Rockabilly!’

In May, the theme is “Rockabilly,” with music performed by Pat Roberts and the Heymakers in an event that’s guaranteed to mean lots of dancing. The Blue Bird Pin-ups will be hosting a special pinup contest. Author Jim West will sign his new book, The Phoenix Sound: A History of Twang & Rockabilly Music ... Details →

July 2016
Jul 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 ... Details →

August 2016
Aug 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday at the Heard – Aloha at the Heard

Enjoy a cool respite from a hot summer night at the Heard with cool treats and even cooler theater: Kona Ice will bring their vendor truck to the Freeport-McMoran Plaza to sell their special Hawaiian frozen taste treats that will take you to the islands faster than a blustery ... Details →

September 2016
Sep 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Staycation’

Start your Labor Day weekend at the Heard the evening of Sept. 2 with fun, food, drink and fresh events, and share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free evening admission to the museum’s galleries! Get your kicks at the Heard on this staycation! ... Details →

October 2016
Oct 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: October

Groove to tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and Full Stop! Admission is free to the museum galleries from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cafe and Cantina are open until 8 p.m. for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and ... Details →

February 2017
Feb 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday- February

Join us February 3, 2017 for DJ Fenix who will share soulful melodies as he spins from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Dennis H. Lyon Family Crossroads Gallery. The Cafe and Cantina will be open for dining, snacks and adult and family-friendly beverages. The Heard Museum Shop and Books & ... Details →

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