Grab your flashlights and prepare for a day of family fun at Lights Out!, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, November 4. Featured events include a performance by Circus Minimus Puppetry, who will present a glow-in-the-dark ping pong ball circus; a disco party in the McGuire Theater; a gallery crawl exploring mysterious works in the Walker’s collection; a series of short films about wolves; an art-making activity led by artists Helen Stringfellow and Lars Jerlach; an art-making activity to create glow-in-the-dark wearable art; and a story reading.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, November 4, 10 am–5 pm
Gallery Crawl: Mysterious Shapes and Spaces, 10 am–2 pm
Galleries 1 and 2
What lurks in Ad Reinhardt’s seemingly all-black painting, and why does Lucio Fontana create a hole in his canvas? Solve the puzzles with a Walker tour guide.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Glow-in-the-Dark Wearable Art, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Flaunt your illuminating style with fashion designer Laura Fulk.
Dance: Kids Disco Party, 10 am–3 pm
William and Nadine McGuire Theater
Black lights? Check. Disco ball? Got it. Dancers? Hey, kids! We need you to come over to the McGuire Theater to get the party started. Disco duds encouraged.
Film: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?, 10:30 and 11:30 am
You certainly won’t be afraid after you see these unexpectedly sweet and funny animated shorts, starring a whole new generation of wolves: Woolly Wolf and Woolly Town – Woolly Head by Vera Neubauer.
Performance: The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus, 11 am
Step right up and let Circus Minimus Puppetry astound you with its magnificent glow-in-the-dark ping pong ball circus. You’ll never look at table tennis the same way again. Learn more at www.littlerednose.com.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Altered Egos, 11 am–4 pm
Design a three-dimensional likeness of your alter ego using packing tape, cardboard, and tin foil. Led by artists Helen Stringfellow and Lars Jerlach.
Story Reading: Dark Tales, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm
Be brave as you listen to a series of stories about creepy-crawly things that go bump in the night.