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First Fridays at the Heard Museum

The Heard Museum is open from 4 to 8 p.m. every First Friday except in March with free general admission and special activities.

October 2021

Oct 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in October

School Spirit Come out to the Heard and represent your school! Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors ... Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together

November 2021

Nov 5

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in November

Join the Heard Museum for First Friday featuring new exhibitions, live Indigenous artist performances, and a special installation of Steven Paul Judd’s, Change. FIRST FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: NEW EXHIBITIONS: Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art – Grand Gallery Toward the Morning Sun: Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul ... Details →

December 2021

Dec 3

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in December

Holiday Cheer The Heard is proud to partner with Phoenix Indian Center as they collect toys for American Indian families in the metropolitan area. We invite you to bring an unwrapped, packaged toy which will be donated to the Center’s annual Toy Drive. Bring the whole family and enjoy ... Details →

Sculpture by Allan Houser titled Earth Song showing an older Native American man seated with a small drum in traditional dress with mouth open as if singing carved from white marble

January 2022

Jan 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in January

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Café will open at 5 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. In celebration of National Mentoring Month, the Heard Museum welcomes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central ... Details →

First Friday event banner showing the exterior of Steele Auditorium at dusk with the grassy courtyard, ringed by light wrapped Palo Verde trees

February 2022

Feb 4

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in February

Come out and get into the magical sounds of Doc Jones’ Jazz Ensemble. William “Doc” Jones, born and raised in Chicago, now lives in Phoenix and has been a professional jazz musician for over 30 years. Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee ... Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together

April 2022

Apr 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in April

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

First Friday event banner showing the entrance to the museum from the paved inner courtyard with black barrel shaped fountains

May 2022

May 6

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in May: Between the Lines Exhibit Opening

Join us May 6 from 4 – 8 p.m. to be among the first to see our new original exhibition Between the Lines: Art from the No Horse ledger book. Enjoy free admission, art activities at a makers station, and DJ This Just In spinning beats in our Dennis ... Details →

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June 2022

Jun 3

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday in June: Pride Night at the Heard

We’re kicking off Pride Month at the Heard Museum with our first ever Native Drag Show, hosted by the Indigenous Fire Queen of Phoenix, Pyraddiction. Joining her will be Miss New Mexico Pride 2022, Tomahawk Martini; Mx Titos Pride 2022, Te D. DeMornay; K.Yasss Savage; Ritavon DeMornay; and Felix. ... Details →

July 2022

Jul 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in July: Chill Out at the Heard

Escape the summer heat, release the stresses of the week, and enter this first weekend in July relaxed and inspired! On Friday, July 1, we invite you to enjoy the Heard Museum, where it is always 72 degrees, for FREE. Unwind in the museum with the meditative sounds of ... Details →

August 2022

Aug 5

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday in August: Heard Unplugged featuring Earth Surface People

Event Schedule (Times subject to change) Fresh off their first album release, Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé, join us in welcoming the Indigenous led (Diné) music collective from Arizona, Earth Surface People. On Friday, August 5th, we are thrilled to kick off Heard Unplugged, which will feature live contemporary Native American ... Details →

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