Start off the New Year with good vibes and warm thoughts as you dance to DJ Jake Rudh’s spin on his popular Transmission dance parties, Young Americans, designed to get the whole family groovin’ for the new year. Kids can also create their own botanical garden and learn about friendship at free film screening during Free First Saturday. January Free First Saturday is January 2, 10 am–3 pm, at the Walker.
Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.
Free First Saturday: Wintertime Escape
January 2, 10 am–3 pm
Art-Making: Botanical Garden
10 am – 3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Reflect on the environment as you create a mini, living ecosystem to take home and nurture.
Performance: DJ Jake Rudh
Young Americans: A Mini Transmission for the Minis in Your Life
11 am – 2 pm
Local DJ Jake Rudh will present a new twist on his weekly Minneapolis-based post-punk, new wave and indie dance show “Transmission”. Come show off your moves, dance under music videos on the big screen and even join in a workshop as kids and families take over the Walker Cinema for an all-day dance party.
With more than 20 years of experience in the Twin Cities music scene, Jake’s reputation as a versatile DJ has become his calling card. He’s known around town as a host on Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current and founder of locally lauded Transmission dance nights. When he’s not spinning tunes, you can find Jake supporting local music, traveling or enjoying a quiet night at his Minneapolis home with wife Mercedes, daughter Liv and dog Harry.
Jake has won numerous awards, including: “Best DJ, Readers’ Choice” (City Pages, 2003-2012); “Artist of the Year” (Star Tribune, 2012); “Best FM Radio Personality” (City Pages, 2012); and “Best DJ” (Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2012).
10 am-5 pm
As a group of little droplets of water travel upward towards the warm sun, they run into someone interfering with their journey. Directed by Yuki Hirakawa, Japan, 2015, 4 minutes.
Film: Lost and Found
10 am-5 pm
Watch a heart-warming story celebrating the value of friendship and the joy of perseverance, based on the book by Oliver Jeffers. Directed Philip Hunt, UK, 2008, 24 minutes.
Gallery Activity: Check Out a Tour Guide
11 am–2 pm
Sign-up for an opportunity to have a personal guide for a 15-minute jaunt through the galleries and learn helpful tips on exploring art.