Signature Events establish MIM as a center of culture and community by introducing guests to the museum and its collection through large-scale events such as the Experience Cultural Program Series, holiday offerings, events honoring musical icons, special exhibition programs, and more.
EXPERIENCE CULTURAL PROGRAMS
These one-of-a-kind events immerse guests in diverse music and cultures from around the globe. With each one focused on a different country or geographic region, guests experience live musical and dance performances, hands-on activities, and more!
MUSICAL ICON EVENTS
Celebrate influential and inspiring artists who are known as icons of the musical world! Each program puts the spotlight on artists from MIM’s galleries, showcasing them through engaging activities such as film screenings, curator talks, and MIMQuiz trivia games.
UPCOMING 2017 SIGNATURE EVENTS
All Signature Events are included with paid museum admission; free for members.
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21
Kick off the summer at MIM with our annual celebration of Pacific Island music and culture! Enjoy musical performances, dancing demonstrations, a Polynesian-inspired menu at Café Allegro, and even try your hand at a ukulele.
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11
Let MIM immerse you in the sights and sounds of Brazilian culture and music. Experience vibrant music and dance performances, samba music workshops, a Brazilian-inspired menu, hands-on crafts, and more! Top off the day with shopping for Brazilian merchandise at the Museum Store.
MUSICAL ICONS: JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER
Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25
Join MIM for a celebration of the lives and legacies of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Come and listen to Curator Talks, test your knowledge of Cash/Carter trivia in our popular MIMQuiz activity, view a special film screening, and more!
Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9
Get in on our sixth annual celebration of French music and culture! Enjoy live musical performances and hands-on activities, shop for French merchandise at the Museum Store, and indulge in a French-inspired menu at our café. Vive la France!
EXPERIENCE THE ANDES
Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6
Experience music and culture from the longest mountain range in the world, which extends from north to south through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Enjoy South American dance and musical performances, and try your hand at instrument-making crafts!
MUSICAL ICON: ELVIS™
Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13
In honor of Elvis Week, join us for a celebration of the life of the “King of Rock and Roll.” Come and listen to special Curator Talks about Elvis Presley and his music, participate in hands-on activities, watch an iconic Elvis movie, and test your knowledge of “The King” in our MIMQuiz!
Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3
Be at MIM for our annual celebration of East Indian music and culture. See lively musical and dance performances, participate in hands-on activities and exhibit talks, and try temporary henna body art.
MUSICAL ICON: JOHN LENNON
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8
Come and join MIM for our third annual celebration of the life of the legendary John Lennon. Enjoy a special weekend of Curator Talks, film screenings, and trivia contests commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3
Take in the rich history of Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Delight in musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more.
’TIS THE SEASON: HOLIDAYS AT MIM
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17
Celebrate the holidays at MIM! Join us for our annual holiday program featuring musical performances and holiday-themed activities. The weekend will also highlight a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.