Families are invited to come shake their booties at Global Grooves, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–4 pm Saturday, June 2. Featured events include a Kids Disco Party in the McGuire Theater, with global beats provided by DJs Mike Davis and Plain Ole Bill; a film screening looking at cultures around the world; art lab activities to make musical instruments and disco balls; a story reading; and a gallery crawl which explores ways that artists Julie Mehretu and Alighiero Boetti use maps, grids, and architectural forms in their work.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am–4 pm. Gallery admission is free from 10 am–5 pm on Free First Saturday.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, June 2, 10 am–4 pm
Travel the world in a day during this celebration of international film, music, and art.
Gallery Crawl: Map Attack, 10 am–2 pm
Gallery 2 and Perlman Gallery
Find out about ways that artists Julie Mehretu and Alighiero Boetti use maps, grids, and architectural forms in their work.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Jam Session, 10 am–3 pm
Make some sound after crafting your own musical instrument.
Dance: Kids Disco Party, 10 am–3 pm
William and Nadine McGuire Theater
Back by popular demand! Kids and families take over the McGuire Theater for an all-day dance party. DJs Mike Davis and Plain Ole Bill spin a mix of popular favorites and African, Cuban, Brazilian, and Japanese funk.
Film: Foreign Feature, 11 am and 1 pm
See a special film screening filled with stories from other cultures and find out what life is like in other parts of the world.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Disco Globe, 11 am–4 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Combine some sparkle and shine with the Earth’s continental shapes to make your very own disco globe.
Story Time: Worldwide Favorites, 2:30 and 3:30 pm
Listen to an international selection of classic children’s stories.