The Heard Museum recently announced a new FREE Friday evening series called NU at the Heard Museum begining February 20th.
The new evening series called NU (Native + You) begins in February and continues on the Third Friday of each month. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor courtyards, Arcadia Farms Café, Berlin Gallery and Shop while enjoying dining, cash bars, a lounge, local bands, DJs and salons with contemporary artists. Best of all, admission to NU is free. Musical performers, DJs, artist demonstrators, activities, special speakers, authors, dining and surprises are all a part of NU. The Shop, Arcadia Farms Café and the Berlin Gallery are all open until 8 p.m.
NU (Native & You) will bring the Heard Museum alive during twelve evenings in 2009. The best of the Heard – education, celebrated Native artists, music, entertainment, food and fun combined in a spectacular Southwestern setting. Easy to access on Light Rail, ample parking, something for everyone, NU will sparkle with youthful energy and the best of the Southwest. If riding the light rail to the event, the exit for the Heard Museum is at Encanto / Central Ave. This light rail map will be helpful in planning your trip as well.
NU begins Friday, February 20, 2009, with the theme of The Best of Arizona. In the Crossroads Gallery, local band Dear and the Headlights from Tempe and DJ Fienx, Navajo, will provide music. Beer from local Arizona breweries including FourPeaks and Nimbus will be featured at outdoor cash bars. Early in the evening expert Philip Vandermeer will discuss the decline and rise of Central Phoenix with audience members in the Harnett Theater. At 7 p.m., contemporary artists Will Wilson and Steven Yazzie, both Navajo, will talk things up in the Berlin Gallery, the Heard’s contemporary retail art gallery.
Thanks to our friend Kate at the Heard Museum for providing this information! There are many fun things happening along the light rail line in Phoenix, Tempe and in Mesa. Please stay tuned to RailLife.com for upcoming events! If you are hosting or know of fun stuff, please let us know!