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Holidays at the Heard

Experience Southwestern and American Indian culture with artist demonstrations, entertaining music, fry bread, exciting dance performances, book signings and hands-on activities offered at the Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix. Free with museum admission.

Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Thursday, Dec. 26 and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

Visitors can enjoy fry bread as they experience American Indian music and dance performances including Choctaw, Hopi, Maricopa and Navajo dancers as well as crowd favorites like hoop dancing and fancy dancing.

In addition to music and dance performances twice daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (except 12:30 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29), visitors can also enjoy artist demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., booksignings on Dec. 28 and 29 as well as 11 exhibit galleries. The galleries include Home: Native People in the Southwest as well as two exhibits that feature hands-on craft activities and artwork that are perfect for families.

Visitors can also browse items in the Shop or have lunch at the Courtyard Cafe, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day during Holidays at the Heard.

 

Music and dance performance schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 26, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – YellowBird Dancers

Friday, Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hopi Dance Group

Saturday, Dec. 28, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Yellowhouse Dancers

*Sunday, Dec. 29, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Derrick Suwaima Davis

Monday, Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Maricopa Bird Dancers

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dinehtah Navajo Dancers

*Note different time schedule for Sunday, Dec. 29.

Artist demonstrations 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

(UPDATED SCHEDULE):

Thursday, Dec. 26 Yolanda Hart-Stevens (Maricopa-style beadwork) and Kevin Stevens (Maricopa pottery)

Friday, Dec. 27 Dave Montour (flute carving) and Daisy Simms (Quechan-style beadwork)

Saturday, Dec. 28 –  Eric Manuelito (moccasin making) and Dave Montour (flute carving)

Sunday, Dec. 29MaRia Bird (jewelry making) and Marilou Schultz (Navajo weaving)

Monday, Dec. 30 Christopher Black (Navajo basket weaving) and Janette Chimerica (Hopi sifter basket weaving)

Tuesday, Dec. 31Lucille Majo (Hopi pottery) and Christopher Black (Navajo basket weaving)

 

Booksignings – Noon to 2:30 p.m. each day:

Saturday, Dec. 28 __ Marty Campbell,

Arizona Family Field Trips, at Books & More bookstore.

Sunday, Dec.29 --Greg McNamee: Moveable Feasts and The Only One Living to Tell at Books & More bookstore.

 

Visitors can also enjoy 12 exhibit galleries including HOME: Native People in the Southwest, as well as two exhibits that feature hands-on craft activities and artwork that are perfect for families. Also, browse items in the Shop or have lunch at the Courtyard Cafe during Holidays at the Heard.

 

 

Lane's Group
Weaving
Tyrese jensen
dancer

 

 

   
Fry bread is a popular treat during Holidays at the Heard; Navajo/Maricopa hoop dancer Tyrese Jensen; Navajo weavers will demonstrate their artistry;Tony Duncan, San Carlos Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan,will entertain with his family group the Yellow Bird Dancers.
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