The clock strikes fun for the entire family at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
It’s About Time!
from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, May 3. Featured events include performances by the Kairos Dance Theatre, a 19-member company spanning four generations; screenings of animated short films in which characters try to beat the clock; art-making activities, and a story reading.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am–3 pm. Gallery admission is free from 10 am–5 pm on Free First Saturday.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Activities recommended for kids ages 6–12.
It’s About Time!
Saturday, May 3, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Set your alarm so you don’t miss the minute-to-minute fun in this series of time-inspired activities.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: It’s Drawing Time, 10 am–3 pm
Challenge yourself as you and a partner draw a series of images in a limited amount of time. Meaghan Tongren leads this unconventional drawing activity that turns art-making into a game.
Story Time: Traces by Paula Fox, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
This lyric poem captures those faint glimpses of a child’s day using all five senses.
Performance: Kairos Dance Theatre, 11 am and 1 pm
Share the joy of dance with Kairos Dance Theatre, a 19-member company spanning four generations. The performers, ranging in age from 4 to 91, demonstrate you’re never too young or old to express yourself through dance! With special guest and local jazz legend Irv Williams.
Film: Tick-Tock Toons, 12 noon and 2 pm
Watch how characters challenge the clock in this program of animated short films.
The Goat That Ate Time
Directed by Lucinda Schreiber
Wacky things begin to happen when a goat with a hunger for life discovers that time is dangerously delicious (Australia, 2007, 7 minutes).
Over the Hill
Directed by Peter Baynton
Age has slowed their bodies but the grannies of Over the Hill Rest Home use their quick wit to save a friend, proving friendship is timeless (U.K., 2007, 8 minutes).
Gallery Performance: Kairos Dance Theatre, 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Experience several short dance pieces by Kairos Dance Theatre inspired by artworks in the permanent collection.