Fun for the whole family takes on an international flair at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, May 1. Highlights of the day include a Global Games Fair, where visitors can learn to play different games from all around the world; a screening of Jessica Yu’s Ping Pong Playa; a gallery activity; story time; and an art-making activity.
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!
Saturday, May 1, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Global Games Fair, 10 am–3 pm
Cargill Lounge and General Mills Hennepin Lounge
Learn to play lotería, mahjong, pob zeb, and other games with lessons from local organizations like Alliance Française, the American Swedish Institute, Center for Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Concordia Language Villages, the Italian Cultural Center, Peace Corps, St. Paul Sister Cities, SteppingStone Theatre, and the Tibetan-American Foundation of Minnesota.
Film: Ping Pong Playa, 1 pm
Directed by Jessica Yu
A cult comedy that’s also good family fun. In suburban Los Angeles, Christopher “C-Dub” Wang tries to distinguish himself from his ping-pong-obsessed family by shooting hoops. But when misfortune strikes, he’s called upon to take over his mother’s ping-pong school—and defend the family’s title in a tournament. 96 minutes.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: All About Me, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Celebrate childhood, tradition, and culture by creating a mobile that tells the world who you are! Led by Kerstin Beyer Lajuzan.
Story Time: We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow and Bob Staake, 10:30 am
This lyric tale takes you across the globe to experience the beauty and magic of planting a tree.
Gallery Activity: Benches & Binoculars, 11 am–3 pm
Pick up a family fun guide in the exhibition Benches & Binoculars for a series of looking games.