It seems like the months have been going by really fast and its been awhile since we hit a Free First Saturday at the Walker. The weekend is shaping up to be a nice one, so it may be one of our last chances to grab some sunshine in the sculpture garden. This month’s theme is “What’s Happening”, revolving around the exhibit, Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties. As always, gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of hte month with kid-centric activities from 10 am to 3 pm.
Performance: Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show, 11 am and 1 pm
I wish I would have known about this a couple months ago. The Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show just wrapped up a 10-week run at Huge Improv Theatre. As far as I can tell, Saturday will be their last performance for awhile. However, we are following them now, so we’ll add new performances to our calendars if they happen. Catch this improv comedy show — created by improviser Molly Chase and puppetmaker Andy Kraft — at 11 am and 1 pm. Maybe your kids will get to go on stage with one of their own jokes.
Activity: HIJACK, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, Lecture Room
Dance team HIJACK will celebrate their 20-year anniversary by leading movement exercises inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s The Store—a space filled with objects he made, including sculptures of everyday items such as food, clothing, logos, and price tags.
To learn more about Claes Oldenburg before or after your visit, you can watch the video below where you describes his work in his own words: