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April 6, 2019

Frida Kahlo

Music: Renee Goust

5–6 pm

Singer-songwriter Renee Goust fuses feminist anthems with a global diasporic sound that draws on ranchera and other Mexican folk music.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Craft your appearance to celebrate your cultural heritage and personal identity, Frida Kahlo-style, by adorning your instant photograph using markers, paper, foil, and other materials. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Dance: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

6–7 pm

Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich diversity of Mexican cultural heritage, performing folkloric dances and live music from across Mexico. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30–7:30 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about Mesoamerican objects on view in Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas. Talks in both English and Spanish.

Pop-Up Poetry

7–8 pm

Writer and educator Danilo Machado invites queer-identified Latinx poets Jimena Lucero and Francisco Márquez to share their original work.

Performance: Yas Mama! presents El Noche De Las Reinas

7:30–9:30 pm

Latinx drag collective Yas Mama! honors Latin American and Latinx legends from Juan Gabriel to Selena with a showcase hosted by Horrorchata, performances by Lady Quesa'Dilla, and DJ sets by Hannah Lou and Shomi Noise.

Music: Pistolera

9–10 pm

Pistolera’s accordion-driven dance songs infuse traditional ranchera, polka, cumbia, and corrido with an inventive and modern flair, accompanied by visuals by Screaming Horses.

For twenty years, First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, please enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. NOTE: To see Frida Kahlo, purchase tickets online.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 pm. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 pm.)

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.