The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum

Upcoming Events on March 16

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    Mar. 06 – Mar. 27
    Wednesday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    Mini Music Makers Series

    Tickets: $12 per class or $40 for all four; Museum admission can be purchased separately, no refunds.

    EVERY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27
    9:30–10:00 a.m. | children ages 0–18 months (March 6 and March 27 SOLD OUT)
    10:15–10:50 a.m. | children ages 18 months–3 years (March 27 SOLD OUT)
    11:00–11:45 a.m. | children ages 3–5 years
    Reservations required, first come first serve. Due to…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Ireland at MIM

    Free with museum admission, unless otherwise noted*

    Make plans now to Experience Ireland at MIM! In addition to traditional music, crafts, Irish dancing, and exhibit talks, enjoy a Celtic-inspired menu and signature cocktail at the MIM Café and Irish merchandise at the Museum Store.

    Programming subject to change
    Sponsored by

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16
    *Irish-Themed Merchandise…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Make It! Bodhran Drum Craft

    Free with museum admission

    Play Irish rhythms on your very own Irish drum. Make and decorate a bodhran drum. The bodhran is played in modern Irish traditional music and has a special drumstick called a tipper.…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Make It! Irish Badge Craft

    Free with museum admission

    Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Make an Irish badge with a shamrock and the colors of the Irish flag. This tradition is remembered fondly by MIM’s own assistant director of exhibits, Sandra Keely, who is from Ireland.…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    See It! Irish Céilí and Step-Dancing Demo

    Free with museum admission

    Get your feet tapping in time to a demonstration of Irish céilí and step dancing by the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance. See young performers, many of whom dance competitively around the country, show off their Irish dancing skills.…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Try It! Irish Step-Dancing Lessons

    Free with museum admission

    Get up and learn a jig! With the help of teachers and students from the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, learn basic steps and channel your own “Lord of the Dance.”…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Ireland Exhibit Talk

    Free with museum admission

    Experience Ireland in an exhibit talk given by curatorial assistant Clint Spell. Learn about the basic elements of Irish and Irish-American musical cultures, such as dance, flutes and whistles, harps, bodhrans, concertinas, and more.…

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    Mar. 16
    Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Get the Beat! World Drumming Series: Celtic Drumming

    $12 per class or $40 for four classes

    Join the circle and get the beat! Each month, Frank Thompson, founder of AZ Rhythm Connection, offers a chance to experience community drumming for all levels, from absolute beginners to enthusiastic professionals. Each fun, relaxing, and family-friendly session will highlight a new culture or genre, plus provide plenty…