In honor of Frida Kahlo’s 110th birthday, the Heard Museum will host a “Fiesta de Frida” party on July 7, in conjunction with First Friday.
Museumgoers will be immersed in live music, authentic Mexican cuisine and an art exhibition to commemorate the iconic painter’s birthday.
The museum’s current exhibition, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, will be open to the public for $7 the night of the party. For those who cannot attend, the exhibition will be on display through August.
Phoenix is the only North American stop on this exhibition’s world tour, so don’t miss out on your chance to see it.
The Phoenix Fridas, an award-winning, Phoenix-based Latina artist collective, will also be showcasing and selling their art throughout the night.
Rose Wax Vinyl Club will be spinning records and Dania Zarate will perform live.
Sample a popular Mexican street snack at the “watermelon y Tajín” tasting station while enjoying the music. Additional food and drink items will be available for purchase at the museum’s Courtyard Café.
Guests will also have the opportunity to hear a poetry presentation about the spirit of Frida Kahlo by Divin Valentin.
At 8 p.m., attendees dressed up as Frida will have the chance to participate in La Marcha de las Fridas.
Goodie bags from the Phoenix Fridas, featuring exclusive hand-painted Frida Kahlo portrait cookies by Alicia’s Delicias, will be raffled off throughout the night. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enter to win.
The birthday celebration will end with cake to commemorate the legendary artist.
If You Go
What: Fiesta de Frida
Where: Heard Museum — 2301 N. Central Ave.
When: Friday, July 7, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Event is free; $7 for the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Special Exhibition.
For more information, visit Heard Museum’s website.