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First Fridays at the Heard Museum

The Heard Museum is open from 6 to 10 p.m. every First Friday except in March with free general admission and special activities.

May 2018

May 4

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in May: Not a Block Party

Join us this First Friday in May for NOT A BLOCK PARTY, part of the opening kickoff for our summer exhibition, Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin, this evening promises to be an exciting convergence of performing and visual art. Featuring Shabazz Palaces, Indian Agent, Heebie Jeebies, hosted by ... Details →

September 2018

Sep 7

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

First Friday in September

This First Friday we will celebrate the 100th birthday (Sept. 19) of one of the leading painters of the 20th century: Pablita Velarde/Tse Tsan “Golden Dawn” (Santa Clara Pueblo) (1918-2006) who was a pioneer as a woman artist in an era and a community where painting was a male ... Details →

2018 Sept First Friday

November 2018

Nov 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in November

I Sing, You Dance Join us from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 2 to see the new exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit* and watch Yup’ik Singer, songwriter, and dancer Byron Nicholai as he shares a special performance in the Crossroads Gallery. Nicholai is ... Details →

2018 First Friday in November
Nov 3

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Byron Nicholai Unplugged

1:30 p.m. | Crossroads Gallery The program is free with museum admission, $7 charge to view special exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit applies.   Byron Nicholai (Yup’ik) of Toksook Bay, Alaska learned traditional Yup’ik drumming at the age of 12 and then became a YouTube sensation ... Details →

Byron Nicholai and Drum

December 2018

Dec 7

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

First Fridays – Inuindie with Beatrice Deer

This First Friday join us as we welcome Beatrice Deer for a LIVE performance at 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Crossroads Gallery of the Heard Museum. Beatrice Deer (Inuk and Mohawk), a Canadian Aboriginal Award -winning singer and songwriter mixes traditional Inuit throat singing with Indie rock ... Details →

January 2019

Jan 4

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in January – Bonne AnnĂ©e! Angniq Qukitiig! Happy New Year!

Ring in the new year with a celebration that will share traditions that cover the globe! Come and enjoy French wine tastings and cheese along with baked goodies from Arctic communities. Friends from Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix will also share a free, live performance by Phoenix jazz favorite, ZAZU! Prepare for ... Details →

February 2019

Feb 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in February

Come enjoy the opening of the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition. Listen to live music in the Crossroads Gallery, and explore all that we have to offer here at the Heard! On your way in stop and enjoy a curated installation of Lowriders w/ Lowtography in the North parking lot. ... Details →

May 2019

May 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in May

Get crafty and see Josef Albers in Mexico on it’s final First Friday! Come create with Cut+ Paste Phoenix, and the Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo who will also do a hands-on activity.  Plus, hear the Chicano-Reggae Infused band Rastafarmers fill Crossroads Gallery will music. Join us for a crafty and ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard Museum

June 2019

Jun 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in June

Keep Calm and Have Pride Celebrate National LGBTQ Pride Month with our partner organization Native PFLAG with live music by MRCH from 6 to 8 p.m. Come try our community loom with guest weavers, Velma and Ashlee Craig. Plus, a special screening of Sweetheart Dancers at 7 p.m. The ... Details →

July 2019

Jul 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in July

Sound and Light Join us for the opening of Raven Chacon’s art installation Still Life No. 3 and live music. This exhibition presents an immersive work comprised of sound installation, timed light, and text. Come celebrate the opening and listen to heavy metal band Guardians perform in the Steele ... Details →

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