Young Professionals Dress Up for First Fridays

January 30, 2012

First Fridays is back at the Tucson Museum of Art at 7:30 p.m. on February 3 to give young professionals a chance to socialize in the midst of the museum’s current exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray.”

Coming Downtown to socialize is what First Fridays is all about.

This First Fridays, with the support of Arizona Tech Council, will also celebrate the science of the Southwest in anticipation of the SciTech Festival coming Downtown on February 18.

Scott Calhoun, acclaimed author and horticulturist, will present the science of harvesting agaves to produce distilled mescal and tequila. Finley Distributing will illustrate the science of beer and showcase beer flights from six local microbreweries.

The Jons, a Spanish/English rock band, will entertain guests with their blazing sounds of original music, and Café a la C’Art will provide complimentary, velvety Mexican hot chocolate and decadent desserts.

First Fridays events are a place for Tucson’s young professional crowd to gather together and simultaneously enjoy local art, music and food. Each event provides an opportunity for its patrons to leave their casual wear at home, don more formal apparel, and delight in various local talents.

“The First Fridays events provide an environment for Tucson’s young professionals to network while enjoying the many facets that make our community what it is,” said Jeff Ell, president of Tucson Young Professionals, the organization that stages First Fridays.

Admission is $20 at the door or $15 with early online ticketing by February 1. For more information about TYP and First Fridays, visit,