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First Friday in September

We celebrate our September First Friday with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera before the exhibition ends Sept. 4!
Bring your friends and family out to see the Heard Museum’s galleries with free general admission* and enjoy activities, music, food and more in the Central Courtyard.

Mariachi & Paletas Betty

All-female mariachi group Mariachi Pasion performs at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm in the Crossroads Gallery and Paletas Betty will be on hand selling their homemade real-fruit and cream ice pops.

Salsa 101

Ken Duncan Jr. (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) will  lead salsa dancing at 7:30 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium. He will teach basic dance steps and MC a night of great music.

About Ken
Ken Duncan Jr. has been dancing salsa nearly 10 years. His serious interest began with taking a Latin dance class at Arizona State University. He was a member of the ASU dance team and competed at collegiate dance competitions. He has placed in local salsa and bachata competitions since then.

Ken is from the Apache tribe in Arizona and the Arikara & Hidatsa tribes from North Dakota. He also dances grass dance at powwows and has recently returned to Native hoop dancing. Ken believes that dance is healthy to the soul no matter where it is from.

Hands-on & other activities

Activities for all ages will be held in the Sandra Day O’Connor Gallery as well as in the Steele Auditorium and include:

  • Photo Booth
  • Take a flower! Throughout the duration of the exhibition we saw Frida’s Garden grow with beautiful dreams and wishes by those who visited the exhibition. We would like to share the flowers with you and allow you to take one home as a reminder of Frida and Diego.
  • Button Booth! – pick either a Frida or Diego button to create and wear throughout the evening!
  • Color Frida Fans and create tissue paper flowers with Museum Education Staff!

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. the Café and Cantina will be open for drinks and food. The Heard Museum Books & More will have your favorite Frida memorabilia. The Heard Museum Shop will showcase fine art inspired by the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition.

*General admission to the museum is free but Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is a specially ticketed exhibition and is subject to a $7 charge per person. There are no ticket sales or first-time entry to the museum after 9:30 p.m.

Members Only Lounge

All Heard Museum members have access to a private member’s lounge during the September First Friday event. Members who attend on this evening will receive a limited-run Frida and Diego pin.

Let us know you are coming by emailing members@heard.org.

Not a member? Join now!
Questions? Call 602.251.0261 or email members@heard.org

Special thanks goes to presenting sponsor, Bank of America and supporting sponsor, PetSmart who made this exhibition possible.

Mariachi Pasion: All-female mariachi band in Phoenix, AZ

Mariachi Pasion

Event Details

Friday, September 1
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

General admission is free. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is $7/ person.

Heard Museum Campus

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