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Friday Nights

Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. as well as cocktails and tapas-style dishes by Starr Catering. Final Fridays are louder, livelier, and looser with themed performances and activities.

With different musical acts each week and a new theme every month, there’s a surprise waiting for you every Friday Night.

Museum Guides Every Friday Night
Have burning questions about the collection? Guides will be in the galleries to share stories about your favorite works. And on Final Fridays, learn from the “wrong” experts during Detours, unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous.

Performances and activities free after Museum admission unless noted. All galleries in the main building are open. Sign up for our Public Programs e-newsletter to get the latest info.

Feeling artsy? Suggest a band, organization, project, or theme. Email .

Friday Nights Schedule

Final Fridays: Spring Fling
Friday, March 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Trade your cabin fever for spring fever. Let loose with seasonal cocktails, a spring break–themed story slam, and infectious tunes by New Orleans indie pop band Sweet Crude.

Music: Jabair
5:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This local DJ puts some spring in your step with an electric sampling of his signature sound.

DIY Art: Paper Posies
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Make a bouquet you don’t need to water at this drop-in, flower-making tutorial.

Detour: What’s Their Sign?
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Gallery 159, 1st floor
Unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous: Join astrologer Sue Morris as she searches the collection for celestial signs about the personalities of our favorite modern artists.

DIY: Art in Bloom
6:00 p.m.
Meet on the Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor.
Nicole Rossi from Texture Florals demonstrates how to create a beautiful arrangement inspired by Severin Roesen’s Flower Still Life with Bird’s Nest.
Free ticket required after Museum admission

In-Gallery Performance: First Person Arts StorySlam
6:15 p.m.
McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
Hear stories by people who face the future head-on, whether it’s a self-improvement kick or a doomed romance. Hosted by Geoff Jackson with storytellers Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Nick Kupsey, and Teresa Nutter; accompanied by musician Eric Coyne.
Space is limited. First come, first served.

In-Gallery Performance: First Date
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
Eglin Gallery 165, 1st floor
Is it queer love at first sight or just another bad date? Find out in this gallery-inspired one-act play written by Emma Goidel, directed by Shira Berger, and performed by actors Hannah Gold and Isabella Sazak.

Music: Sweet Crude
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
These New Orleans musicians set English and Cajun French lyrics to indie rock, connecting their Louisiana roots with tribal rhythms and pop hooks.

The Jost Project
Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This jazz quartet applies the physics of swing and bebop to classic rock. Featuring Paul Jost on vocals and harmonica, Tony Miceli on vibraphones, Doug Hirlinger on drums, and Kevin MacConnell on bass.

Red Hot Ramblers
Friday, April 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Red hot syncopation, stompin’ rhythms, and lyrical Jazz Age melodies, courtesy of this Prohibition-era jazz ensemble.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Tiffany Jones
Friday, April 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

With her powerful and graceful voice, this Philadelphia vocalist delivers original soulful songs with jazz inflections.

Final Fridays: Body Language
Friday, April 27, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get body-positive with a night dedicated to celebrating forms and figures of all shapes and sizes.

The Epichorus
Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quintet plays a jazz fusion of Indo-Arabic roots music that explores classical traditions from India to Egypt and Greece. Master vocalist Priya Darshini moves fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi, and Aramaic, backed by oud, violin, accordion, hammered dulcimer, percussion, and upright bass.

​Presented with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History of Temple University

Joanna Pascale
Friday, May 11, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Vocalist Joanna Pascale delivers modern interpretations of timeless standards in intimate performances with pianist Miki Hayama.

Katie Thiroux Trio
Friday, May 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Katie Thiroux Trio offers in-the-moment jazz that draws on swing to bebop and beyond. A triple threat, Thiroux has garnered attention for her bravura on the bass, strong vocals, and compelling compositions.

Final Fridays: Hack the Museum
Friday, May 25, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

We’re handing out prizes for our third annual Hackathon on this evening of tech, talks, and terrific tunes.

​This is a Power of Art program, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.

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