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Celebrate Frida Khalo’s birthday

Fiesta de Frida, a celebration of Mexico’s famous female artist, Frida Kahlo, takes over Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

Free with museum admission, the event features artworks by The Phoenix Fridas in the Steele foyer, along with a Mercado of creations by this local, award-winning Latina artists’ collective. Party guests will enjoy the sounds of Mariachi Pasión, an all-female ensemble, performing between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hear a spoken-word presentation about Frida Kahlo, and enjoy the beautiful dances of Ballet Folkórico at 2:30 p.m.

Younger guests can try their hand at make-and-take crafts and coloring pages (while supplies last). The first 25 Frida look-alikes to arrive will win swag bags and will strut their looks for a fashion procession. And in homage to the painter who single-handedly created the selfie trend, a photo booth with props will be available for those who want to capture the spirit of the event on camera phones.

Special food and drinks will be available for purchase at the museum’s Courtyard Café and a birthday cake will be served to party guests at 3:30 p.m. (while supplies last).

For more information, including museum admission rates, visit www.heard.org/events.

 

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