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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.

November 2018

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 Année! 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 →

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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 →

August 2019

Aug 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in August

Come view Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, on its Final First Friday. In celebration of the title of this exhibition, Native Punk Rock band Ethan103 will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will also be weaving demonstrations. Stop and visit Weavers Sheena Wahlid (Navajo), Cheryl ... Details →

September 2019

Sep 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in September

On the first Friday evenings of the month from 6 to 10 p.m., the Heard will bring music, demonstrations, food, activities, and more to the museum. Free, and open to the public. Come experience all the Heard has to offer on First Friday evenings! September 6th | 6 to ... Details →

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November 2019

Nov 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday

Join us for First Friday in November as we celebrate the opening of David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry, an original exhibition looking at the impact Yosemite has had on art and culture. Featuring iPad drawings by the celebrated British artist #DavidHockney alongside spectacular California baskets from ... Details →

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