Join us on First Friday from October through May, 6:00-9:00pm on the Herberger Theater Plaza for free outdoor performances featuring diverse and eclectic artists in music, performance art, projection and visual art, interactive activities and happy hour specials.
October 7, 2016
We Are… Alive
Alive explores the imagination through the diversity of creativity itself.Through the captivating allure of aerial performance, artists will embody the spirit of the storm. Thunder will articulate itself through drums. The aerialists will dramatize their interpretation of this storm by dancing with the thunder and with the sound of the falling rain with waterfalls projected onto the outside of the theater.
Featuring Katharine Simpson with music by Dashmesh Frequencies, Connie Avery & Vusi Shibambo.
Projection and Lighting Artists: Mark Hughes, Justin Winters, Francisco Flores
Performance Artists: Joseph Dick: Lapis Yoga, Juanita Bosman: Pink Elephant Project
An art supply drive will benefit The Centers for Habilitation, a non-profit organization finding creative and innovative ways to provide hope and purpose for people with disabilities. Bring a donation of paint brushes, paint, markers, colored pencils, construction paper, rolls of colored butcher paper, beads, etc.and enter for a chance to win two tickets to the show of your choice during the 2016-17 season.
November 4, 2016
Read Between the Lines
Featuring spoken word performance, open mic, book signing with local authors, live music and book drive.
December 2, 2016
Mad Hatter Holiday Tea Party
A menagerie of characters will lead guests to an interactive tea party! Featuring fashion show by John Casablancas models, live music, projection art and holiday food drive. Participate in our maddest hat contest!
January 6, 2017
We Are… Celestial
The celestial affords a space that reminds us of our rightful place in the vastness of the universe. Featuring music by Gabriel Gold with Sounds of Mouth local choir, projection art featuring waterfalls in a starry landscape filled with constellations.
February 3, 2017
Picasso & Pinot
Create and take home your own watercolor art piece while you sample local wine. With live music, projection art and art supply drive benefiting Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona.
March 3, 2017
A Circus Affaire
Featuring more than 20 circus and dance performers with theatrical costumes, interactive performers, a circus aerial rig and interactive circus components where the attendees can learn a circus skill! With music and pet food drive benefiting local animal shelter.
April 7, 2017
We Are… Dreamers
A fascinating, alternative landscape featuring a living dream, a landscape where every corner presents a new and fanciful set of imagery intended to compel and captivate. In the deepest forest, a dream landscape will beckon attendees with animated projections of buffalo roaming an ever-changing landscape by visual artist, Amanda Adkins. Singer songwriter, Tobie Milford, will enable tango dancers to captivate all with their interpretive musicality along a dense field of paper flower petals.
May 5, 2017
A Different Kind of Cinco de Mayo
A collaboration with Arizona Latino Arts & Culture Center, MediaFrost and Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl, a traditional Aztecan Dance group. An event to celebrate the courage and history of the people of Mexico through dance and video art projected on the outside walls of the Herberger Theater. Attendees can walk through an interactive luminary labyrinth. Clothing drive will benefit a local shelter.