• The Red Balloon

  • Unique Derique

  • Photo: Marisa Darabi

Family Day: A Free Day of Performance, Art & Film

Free admission!

11:00–3:00      Art Making & Family Tours

1:00                Performance and Workshop with Unique Derique

3:30                Family Matinee: The Red Balloon

Architecture of Life sets the tone for the first Family Day in BAMPFA’s new downtown Berkeley building. Explore the galleries with tours specially designed for families.

Make your own “Great Circle” with artist Aiko Cuneo, daughter of Ruth Asawa, whose work is on view in the galleries, and engage in more hands-on art making in our Art Lab.

Enjoy a dynamic performance by Unique Derique, known for his singular blend of physical comedy and body percussion, and then try some juggling and hambone yourself!

Get a library card or check out a book from the Library on Wheels, which will pedal over from the Berkeley Public Library with books related to Architecture of Life for children and adults.

Take a break to sample the special Family Day lunch menu at Babette.

Round out the afternoon with a free screening of Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon (1956), the charming story of a lonely French boy befriended by a wondrous red balloon. Their adventures through the streets of Paris are shot in breathtaking color, all the more vivid in this 35mm print.