Visitors are invited to join the commotion being raised at Random Ruckus, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from10 am–5 pm Saturday, November 5. Featured events include a performance by youth and adult dancers from the Shen Pei Dance Studio at 11 am and 1 pm. Other events include short films about animals, a story reading of Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Monica Chang, an art-making activity inspired by artist Huang Yong Ping, and family tours of the exhibition House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, November 5, 10 am–5 pm
Performance: Animal Dance
11 am and 1 pm, Cinema
Youth and adult performers from the Shen Pei Dance Studio present a series of five animal dances based on rooster, deer, snake, peacock, and butterfly.
Art-Making for the Whole Family: Chance Operation
11 am–4 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Follow the strategy of chance and make a sculpture loosely based on Huang Yong Ping’s “roulette” system. Spin the wheel to receive instructions on how to craft your own creature.
Family Gallery Tour: House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective
12 noon and 2 pm, Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Join a Walker tour guide on a family-friendly tour of the current exhibition House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective.
Film: Animal Shorts
2 and 3 pm, Cinema
Huang Yong Ping uses animals—live ones and representations—throughout his work. On the big screen, catch two heartwarming films about animals, Lilla Grisen Flyger (Little Pig Is Flying) and Ride of the Mergansers, a short documentary on ducks.
Story Time: Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Monica Chang
12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 pm, Lecture Room
How were the 12 animals chosen for the Chinese Zodiac? And why does the rat come first? These and other questions are answered in this illustrated version of the Chinese zodiac legend.