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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.

August 2016

Aug 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday at the Heard – Aloha at the Heard

Enjoy a cool respite from a hot summer night at the Heard with cool treats and even cooler theater: Kona Ice will bring their vendor truck to the Freeport-McMoran Plaza to sell their special Hawaiian frozen taste treats that will take you to the islands faster than a blustery ... Details →

September 2016

Sep 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Staycation’

Start your Labor Day weekend at the Heard the evening of Sept. 2 with fun, food, drink and fresh events, and share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free evening admission to the museum’s galleries! Get your kicks at the Heard on this staycation! ... Details →

October 2016

Oct 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: October

Groove to tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and Full Stop! Admission is free to the museum galleries from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cafe and Cantina are open until 8 p.m. for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and ... Details →

February 2017

Feb 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday- February

Join us February 3, 2017 for DJ Fenix who will share soulful melodies as he spins from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Dennis H. Lyon Family Crossroads Gallery. The Cafe and Cantina will be open for dining, snacks and adult and family-friendly beverages. The Heard Museum Shop and Books & ... Details →

April 2017

Apr 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in April

Courtyard Night The Heard’s Central Courtyard is the spot to hang out and enjoy the outdoors (while we can) with activities, great food, and tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and FullStop. Also, get a preview of the Katsina Doll Marketplace with on-site carving demonstrations. Admission to the museum’s ... Details →

May 2017

May 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in May

Fiesta de Familia Bring the whole family out and enjoy the Heard’s galleries with free general admission* along with activities, artist demonstrations, music, food and more in the Central Courtyard. Also enjoy elegant Spanish guitar by Miguel de Maria inside the museum’s Crossroads Gallery – a perfect way to ... Details →

February 2018

Feb 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

In conjunction with the opening of Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez in the Lovena Ohl Gallery, you will also be able to view the start of a two-week long installation process by Cheyenne River Sioux artist, Cheyenne Randall. Born in 1978, Randall investigates identity and the idea ... Details →

April 2018

Apr 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in April

Rock Out with the Heard! 6:15 p.m. Special Screening of RUMBLE – The Indians who Rocked the World in Steele Auditorium 8:15 p.m. Special performance by Samantha Crain in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery Film and music goers can add another Phoenix venue to their list ... Details →

First Friday in April 2018

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 →

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
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