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Celebrate Hip Hop

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Kick off MIM’s 10th anniversary with beat-making and hip-hop dance workshops, street art demonstrations, and captivating performances combining street-style dance and live DJ sets.

Photo Booth
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Have your picture taken with fun musical props at MIM’s custom photo booth, and instantly get your own copy to take home.

Street Art Coloring Activity
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Express yourself in color with custom coloring pages made by artists Such and Champ Styles in the hip-hop traditions of street art and graffiti.

Film Screening: American Beatboxer
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
Discover the evolution and competition of beatbox culture with a screening of American Beatboxer, an award-winning feature documentary film about the first American Beatbox Championships in 2010.

Spoken Word Lecture and Demonstration
10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. (Sunday only)
Join Phonetic Spit director Tomas J. Stanton in “From the Margins to the Core,” an interactive journey through the history of spoken word poetry. Experience this lyrical art form firsthand from Phoenix’s premiere spoken word ensemble dedicated to youth empowerment and social change.

Live Art Demonstration
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Watch artists Such and Champ Styles paint a hip hop-influenced artwork from start to finish. Stop by at 2 p.m. to hear Such and Champ discuss their work with guests in a special Artist Encounter!

Beat-Making Workshop
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Hip-hop music needs a beat, so come create your own with Samuel Peña and the educators from AZ Beat Lab in this drop-in music-making session.

Dance Workshop
1:15–2:00 p.m.
Bust a move in this hip-hop dance workshop with instructors from Jukebox Dance Studio, led by co-directors Leah Roman and Rae Rae.

Artist Encounter: Such and Champ Styles
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Artists Such and Champ Styles will guide you through their creative process and share their unique experiences as graffiti and street artists.

Music and Dance Showcase
2:30–3:30 p.m.
This captivating performance showcase combines street-style dance forms, live DJ sets, and more, all curated by long-time hip-hop community mainstay Edson “House” Magaña and Furious Styles Crew.

Hip Hop-Themed Extras Available for Purchase
During Café Allegro lunch hours, enjoy a stylistic menu featuring fun dishes such as turkey with spinach soup, chicken and beet salad, blended beef burger with beans, and crumble cake for dessert.

Shop the Museum Store for gifts inspired by Hip Hop, as well as a selection of music and books for adults and children.

Café Allegro Lunch Menu Highlights

“Turntable” Turkey with Spinach Soup

“Freestyle” French Lentil Stew

Blended “Beatbox” Beef Burger with Beans

Chicken and “Underground” Beet Salad

“Straight Out of the Oven” Pecan Pie

Humble “Old School” Crumble Cake