From exciting music and dance performances to an extravaganza of hands-on activities, artist demonstrations and free souvenirs, Target Free Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays gives kids and families a cool and creative way to spend July Saturdays at the Heard Museum. Even mom, dad, grandpa and grandma can explore the museum and enjoy the activities for free as well, thanks to support from Target.
The Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays will begin on Saturday, July 11 and run through Saturday, August 1. The fun starts at 10:30am and ends at 4pm.
Visitors can experience exciting dance performances and meet artists demonstrating everything from basket weaving to Navajo rug weaving.
Kids can enjoy several hands-on activities in addition to dozens of interactive make-and-take activities in three of the museum’s galleries: Every Picture Tells a Story, We Are! Arizona’s First People and Home: Native People in the Southwest. Children’s book authors will be on site signing books, and The Café at the Heard Museum will offer special kids and family lunches.
Each child will also receive free ice-cream treats thanks to Shamrock Farms, and a take-home souvenir bag filled with activity sheets, crayons, stickers and more.
The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave.
For more information, visit www.heard.org/sizzlin or call 602-252-8848.
In pre-celebration of Phoenix hosting the All Star Game in 2011, VOTE FOR MARK REYNOLDS!
Check back later this week to find out more on Singles Night, to be held on July 10.
Between now and then, be sure to vote for the 33rd player in the 2009 All Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
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From Rail Life:
Metro light rail is extending the hours of operation for Friday and Saturday nights to help those that do not want to worry about missing the last train when dining out, attending a show or just having some fun. “Early” hours have been an issue for many people since light rail began running this past December. While Metro has promised to help people get home from Diamondbacks games and from other major events throughout the year, many are hesitant to take light rail to concerts, Art walks, Mill Avenue, Downtown events, etc. for fear of missing the last train or because they don’t want to have to try timing their evening around an early “curfew.”
Everyone’s favorite Melrose record store, Revolver Records, has packed up and headed south to Roosevelt Row. When you’re done reading this, head over to Roosevelt and 2nd Street to check out the roomy new confines. That’s right — more space for vinyl, CDs, movies and live performance. Perhaps you saw several men in skinny jeans working tirelessly over the past few weeks at the site. Maybe you even noticed their crafty spraypainted sheet announcing the July 1 opening.
Think they had a nice little First Friday scene going on up there before? There’s going to be tons more live music and exciting events in this new location. This week come check out the inaugural First Friday performance, featuring some serious Phoenician talent — Matthew Reveles, Michelle Blades, Boys and Frogs and Marlene O’Connor — from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Could this become ASU Downtown Campus’ answer to the former Hoodlums Music in the Tempe campus’ MU?
Photos by Evan Wyloge
Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, the first comprehensive consideration of Chicano art in two decades, will open at the Phoenix Art Museum on July 12. It explores the work of a young generation of artists working today after the initial social struggles of the Chicano movement, a larger political and cultural movement that in the late 1960s and early 1970s began campaigning for justice and equality for Americans of Mexican and Latin American heritage.
This exhibition explores the current experimental tendencies of this younger generation of American artists with cultural ties to Mexico and Latin America. The art works are oriented less toward traditional media of painting or sculpture and declarative polemical assertion than toward conceptual art, performance, media-based art, and “stealthy” artistic interventions in urban spaces.
Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and traveling to five museums in the United States and Mexico, the exhibition includes 120 works by 32 artists in all media: painting and sculpture as well as installation, video, performance, and mixed-media works using film, digital, and sound. A partial list of artists includes the seminal LA-based Chicano art collective Asco; conceptual artist Ruben Ochoa, sculptor Margarita Cabera; photographer Christina Fernandez; performance artist Mario Ybarra Jr.; and Nicola López, who creates dramatic drawing and sculptural installations. The exhibit closes on September 21.
The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave.
For more information, visit www.phxart.org or call 602-257-1880