Join us for a daylong celebration of all things Walker: music, film, performance, and an array of artworks from the new collection exhibitions Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars. Come early for family fun; stay late with friends and enjoy gallery tours, cocktails, dinner, film in the Cinema, or a performance in the McGuire Theater.
OPEN HOUSE WITH EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS 10 AM–8 PM
Free First Saturdays Are for Families!
Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled (recommended for ages 6–12).
Performance: Music and Tales from the Road, 1 pm Free
Jazz cellist Erik Friedlander combines inventive music with travel stories and images created by his renowned photographer father.
Gallery Tours: 3–7 pm on the hour, Free
Join Walker tour guides for special mini-tours of the new exhibitions Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars.
Member Double-Discount Shopping and Local Artist Gift Mart, 11 am–9 pm
Walker Shop and Target Gallery
The Walker Shop offers members a 20% discount on its incomparable selection of artful gifts, chocolate tastings, and more. Head to the Target Gallery to browse more unique wares—and visit with the artists who made them—at the Local Artist Gift Mart. Create local. Shop local. Buy local.
Soup to Nuts: Special Dining Options, 11 am–11 pm
Gallery 8 Café, 11 am–5 pm
20.21 Restaurant & Bar, 5:30–11 pm
The Walker Pub, 6–10 pm
Round out the day or make a night of it with pub fare, cocktails, or dinner. Grab some lunch and snacks at Gallery 8 Café, or stop by the pub in the Bazinet Garden Lobby for classic British ales and drinks ($1 off with your movie ticket stub) and a variety of sweet and savory treats. Head to 20.21 Restaurant & Bar for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, with drink specials before the show; or reserve a table and enjoy a British-inspired tasting menu or more familiar Asian-themed Wolfgang Puck fare.
2009 British Television Advertising Awards, 4, 7, and 9 pm
$10 ($8 Walker members)
Sly, sexy, hilarious, and thought-provoking, the annual presentation of Britain’s most winning ad spots has been a Walker highlight for 21 years.
Eric Friedlander’s Block Ice & Propane, 8 pm
$22 ($18 Walker members)
Jazz/new music phenom Erik Friedlander pairs cinematic cello compositions with short tales and family and “road cycle” images created by his father, celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander.