More than a dozen creative spaces showcase new artwork on First Friday in November, when you can explore racism in sports at the Heard Museum, eat pancakes while watching live painting at Duce, or learn about artists who helped the Phoenix grow Art scene in the Alwun House. Most, but not all, events are free. Take a mask with you in case you need it and get ready for a night out with a fun mix of exhibits and live performances. Alwun House Alwun House celebrates its long history with a 50th anniversary exhibition of invitation art organized by curator Ted Decker. You will see works in a variety of media by artists who made a significant impact on Alwun House and Metro Phoenix’s art scene. In the Art Park, Alwun House presents live jazz music, art sellers and food trucks. The opening times on the first Friday, when you can also visit the bar without a host, are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center The Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center runs from 6pm to midnight. The evening includes visual arts, music, entertainment, food stalls, and competitions for the best calaca costume and makeup. click to enlarge Discover Gina DeGidio’s works of art in the Eye Lounge. Gina DeGideo Eye Lounge The solo exhibition “What is Left” with multimedia works by Eye Lounge artist collective member Gina DeGideo will be continued on the first Friday in the Eye Lounge from 6 to 9 pm by Phoenix and help you to free the future of New Times keep. First Studio First Studio is hosting an artist reception for its “Piecing It Together” exhibition with diverse works by more than 50 artists, including Awilda Crespo, Hector Fernando, Angela Isaac, John Kaskela, Kristine Kollasch and Ping Wei. The first Friday is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click to enlarge Bob Allen is part of the group vacation exhibition at Five15 Arts in Chartreuse. Bob Allen Five15 Arts in Chartreuse Five15 Arts in Chartreuse is hosting the opening reception for his group exhibition “Holidaze”, which features drawings, paintings, sculptures and other works by members of the Five15 Arts collective. By the way, they accept applications for new members. So it’s a good time to inquire if you’d like to join this creative group. Opening times on the first Friday are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Heard Museum Get free entry to the Heard Museum during opening times on the first Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can see Steven Paul Judd’s installation Change that evening for a documentary called Hail to the Breadsticks in addition to the new exhibits “Remembering the Future” and “Toward the Morning Sun”. The evening also includes performances by several indigenous artists. click to enlarge There is a new “Altered States” exhibition in the Herberger Art Gallery. Herberger Art Gallery Herberger Theaterzentrum Visit the Herberger Theaterzentrum open-air pavilion for Dia de los Muertos: Celebrate a Legacy of Art, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes live performance, a communal altar and more. The opening reception of the exhibition “Altered States” in the Herberger Art Gallery also begins at 6 pm. Hive on the 16th Hive on the 16th, in which there are numerous artist studios, celebrates the Dia de los Muertos with art, music and food on the first Friday from 6pm to 9pm. Modified Arts Four artists explore home, memory, belonging and identity in “Homeland (In) Security” at Modified Arts, where the final reception of the exhibition will take place on the first Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Featured artists include Gloria Martinez, Karen Nazario, Elizabeth Pineda, and Yvette Serrano. Northlight Gallery See three contemporary artists explore self-portraits in Naked and The Nude at Northlight Gallery, which also features works by famous photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol. On the first Friday, the opening times are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click to enlarge See work by David John at the Olney Gallery on Roosevelt Row. David John Olney Gallery The Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral is hosting an exhibition entitled Indigenous Artistic Expressions: Unifying the Sacred, which includes works by Averian Chee, Jonathan Sky Duncan, David John and Deonoveigh Mitchell. Opening times on the first Friday are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum The Phoenix Art Museum has free admission on the first Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. if the tickets for the special exhibition “Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia” are set to 5 US dollars are reduced. The museum currently has more than a dozen exhibits on subjects ranging from subversive fashion to civil rights-era photography. Raiz Gallery Head to Nurture House, a literary arts center that houses Palabra’s Bilingual Bookstore and Wasted Ink Zine Distro, to explore the Neon Navajo exhibition of works by Diné artist, designer and musician Ryan Allison. The first Friday is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when the line-up also includes music by Ty Smith from Hunter-Gatherer and food from The Rez, An Urban Eatery. Sisao Gallery Works by 10 artists who have received an Art for Good 2021 grant from the Carmody Foundation will be on display at the Sisao Gallery, which is open the first Friday from 6pm to 10pm. David Knoor, Aimee Ollinger, Ellen Nemetz, Lucretia Torva, Michael Viglietta and Claire A. Warden. click to enlarge Find Justin Rodier’s work at Grant Street Studios. Justin Rodier Step Gallery See the MFA theses exhibition “B Movie” with works by Justin Rodier in the Step Gallery. The final reception for the show will take place on the first Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Duce The newest edition of the Pancakes and Booze Art Show takes place on the first Friday at The Duce. The paid event includes more than 300 works of art, live painting and body painting, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Tickets are $ 15 at the box office and you must be 18 years or older to enter. The event lasts from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Wayward Taphouse Artist bacpac is showing more than two dozen photographs of her murals at The Wayward Taphouse, one of many venues that take place at the Grand Unification Festival along Grand Avenue between the Seventh and participate 16th avenues. The event times are on the first Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, November 6th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.