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Online Event: Free First Saturday at Home
May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDTFree
Save the date for the Walker’s first-ever online Free First Saturday! Join them for performances, art-making, and workshops that will explore new ways to connect with your friends and family through art—designed specifically to enjoy from home.
To participate in this online event, you will need internet access; a computer, tablet, or smartphone; a camera, and some limited art-making materials:
Markers or colored pencils
Foaming shaving cream OR vegetable oil (for paper marbling)
A large flattened cardboard box or piece of paper (optional)
Create: Paper Marbling with Educator Lauren Bina
For all ages, may require adult assistance
Live 20-minute demo at 11 am; instructions available all day
Create your own marbled paper using shaving cream or vegetable oil and food coloring. You can use your marbled paper to decorate the inside of an envelope or to make a card to send to a family member or friend.
Listen: Live Concert with Kashimana
For all ages; 1 pm
Enjoy a live set by artist Kashimana and get ready to sing along. All you need is your voice!
Kashimana (“that is her heart”) is a singer-songwriter, composer, producer, lyricist, and artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through her original compositions, for which she writes both lyrics and music. Her songs are catchy and paint compelling stories of her experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya, traveling through Africa and Europe, and settling in the United States. Her goal is to help people share their own stories through song.
Watch: For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Made Me a Card
For all ages; available 10 am–3 pm
A third-grade student makes a cryptic card for her teacher in art class. Brooklyn-based illustrator and animator Jordan Bruner brings to life Aracelis Girmay’s poem responding to her student’s beautiful and urgent message. Director/animator Jordan Bruner, 2019, 3 min. Created with TED Education.
For all ages; available 10 am–3 pm
Cockaboody is a joyful and touching tribute to the spontaneous language and minds of children. Two sisters talk and play together wildly while their mother works in the next room. Pioneering experimental animators Faith and John Hubley made this groundbreaking, magical film using real recordings of their young children’s imaginative and philosophical dialogue. Directors Faith and John Hubley, 1973, 9 min.
Create: Mirror Party!
For all ages; instructions available all day
Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is well known for his mirror paintings, which feature realistic images of people on the surface of mirrors. When viewers walk by, they are included in the world of the painting. Create your own Mirror Party by drawing your family and friends, and then taping your pictures to a mirror. You can share a photo of your reflection with the friends you drew.
Move: Connect across Time and Space through Dance!
For all ages; videos available all day in English and Spanish
There are many ways to connect with friends and family, and one of the best ways is through dance. Together, we’ll learn several short dance sequences by choreographers and artists in the Walker’s collection that explore time, space, body, and connection. Show your family and friends your new moves by sharing a photo or video, then create your own dance!
Explore: Virtual Family Tour
For ages 4+; videos available all day in English and Spanish
Join their Walker educator for a 30-minute interactive virtual tour of three pieces of art to explore how artists communicate through their work. All you need is a camera, pencil, paper, and your imagination.
Twin Cities Event Calendar by Twin Cities Kids Club
Are you looking for family-friendly, educational, holiday-themed, and fun events to take the kids to? Our Twin Cities Event Calendar is the perfect resource for finding activities and events your entire family will love. Create precious family memories together by attending unique events designed specifically for children.
In-person, online, indoor, and outdoor events are all included on the Twin Cities Event Calendar. You’re sure to find an activity that is ideal and engaging for your family. For more information, simply click the event, and you’ll be given all of the details, including date, time, location, and cost! There is also contact information for the host for the event in case you have any burning questions.
Use the handy search feature at the top of the event calendar to search by month and keyword if you’re looking for a specific event. For example: search “toddler” to find any events specifically designed for your tiny tots.
This event calendar is updated regularly and chock full of local events and discount days from our partners. Our Twin Cities Event Calendar is free to access—you don’t have to join the discount club (but we’d love it if you did!) Whether you’re a Minnesota Native or just here for the weekend, you’ll find useful information on local events that will spice up your routine.
You can find great activities to beat the heat during the summer, like ice cream socials or a float-in movie. You can find a whole host of indoor activities in the wintertime to keep your kids happy and learning, like ballet, gymnastics, or storytime at the local library.
We list everything from ice skating, to firework shows, to movies in the park, to Online Mario Kart Tournaments. It’s all here! Let Twin Cities Kids Club be your go-to resource for the best events in the Twin Cities.
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