In the Mission District, participants will see cross-cultural dance performances by Cuicacalli escuela de danza, and groove to high-energy beats with inter-generational performing ensemble Loco Bloco. Art cars by Oakland artists Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate, including a giant snail and a miniature Zeppelin, will also appear. A paint-by-color mural, created for the Exploratorium by a Precita Eyes muralist, will offer a collaborative art opportunity for the community.
Along the Embarcadero, a mobile front porch (really an art car created by Zac Carroll) will serve as a stage for musicians, while a corral of six motorized miniature horses created by Mission Pony will offer rides and interactive games (four of the “ponies” will also be onsite in the Mission District). The Pacific Pinball Museum’s mobile “Lil’ Ju Ju” will be onsite for pinball wizards in the crowd. Aspiring animators can visit the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts truck for a Scratch Animation Workshop in which participants use impromptu tools like nails, sandpaper, markers and paint to create a new direct animation short on a few feet of 16mm film. Each length of film will be spliced together and shown during the Cinema Arts evening screening at Pier 15.
The Nautilus, an art car in the shape of a submarine created by Chistopher Bently, Sean Orlando and the Five Ton Crane Arts Group, will visit the Bayview neighborhood. There will be performances and a live broadcast by KPOO. In both the Bayview and Mission locations, the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts program will do Itinerant Filmmaking, encouraging community members to don costumes and act ou
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