February 24, 2018 •10am- 6pm • free 

An All Day, First Street
Carnival celebration

 

YOU are cordially invited to BOB BAKER DAY 2018 - the 4th Annual Celebration of Bob Baker’s ongoing legacy!  Let the puppets and the people of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater entertain you with the sights and sounds of a celebration you’ll never forget.  

The place where imagination dwells spills onto West First Street as a whimsical Carnival, sponsored by City Council District #1! Enjoy your favorites among an all-day outdoor stage with live music and entertainment, puppet-making workshops with the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, Carnival midway games, educational and exhibition booths from the local art community,  food trucks, walk around entertainment and more! With round-the-clock puppet shows and a pop-up puppet museum going on inside the Theater, this is one celebration not to be missed.

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Scroll down for Schedule & Times!

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DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba!   
Join us at 10:00am for Puppet Procession Opening Ceremony
Bring along your very favorite puppet to see DJ Lance receive his Bob Baker Day 2018 Scepter, then march with him and  Vice President of  the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission John Wirfs,  the Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen's Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies' Auxiliary and the Bob Baker Marionettes to our theater gates for the most oversized ribbon cutting you've ever seen!  

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Master of Ceremonies, King Kukulele

BOB BAKER MARIONETTES PERFORMANCES
THROUGHOUT THE DAY

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:

very be careful 
Tiny & Mary
Radioactive Chicken Heads
Safari So Goody

 Healing Gems

Walkaround: Luminoso the Accordionist!

PERFORMANCE ENTERTAINMENT:

The Quiet Kids (Mime act!)
Merrick Hanna

Live DJ set from OK GO's Tim Nordwind
 

                      *ALL DAY*

                     *ALL DAY*

Raffle Drawings
with items from Screen Novelties, Shepard Fairey and more!

Carnival-style Bob Baker themed games
Megan the Bubbleologist
Captain Tall Tale

Hula Hoops with Little Kaycee
Caricatures by Draw the Line Entertainment

Snooknuk, LLC

 
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Pre-show featuring LIVE ORGANIST, Mr. Fred!

Inside our Theater (ticketed)
30 minute presentations of Bob Baker's classic numbers!

Inbetween shows, our Theater will be open to public as we screen continuous footage of Bob's film & TV career, lovingly put together by Screen Novelties!

Outside (free)

Circus Tent  - on West 1st Street
30 minute presentations of Bob Baker numbers

Outdoor Stage - Throughout the day
A selection of Bob Baker's most beloved numbers

Courtyard  Keep an eye out for puppet happenings in our Courtyard all day!

                  *ALL DAY*

                 *ALL DAY*

Children's Puppet Workshops from the
Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry 
&
Bob Baker Marionette Theater's Imagination Academy
*Special Guest Instructor, David Arquette, will be appearing from 10-12pm at our felt puppet booth, teaching kids how to pull strings*

Mama Goat's Community Garden - add your own flower on-site to our large mural art installation on West 1st Street to show your community spirit!

                                           *ALL DAY*

                                          *ALL DAY*

Stop by our historic Party Room as it's transformed into an all-inclusive educational tour through the world of puppetry, focusing on marionettes. Including paper ephemera and a commercial marionette retrospective, with works from master puppeteers like Bill Baird, Tony Sarg, Blanding SloanTony Urbano and the rarely-seen archival Bob Baker collection!  
Curated by Harry Arends.

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Artisan Boutique by the people of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Coast-to-Coast Vintage
Miracle Mile Toys
 Tiny.Bangs
Yasmine Floral Design
 Girl Scout Troop No. 85
Velaslavasay Panorama
StonecoldstyleLA
Passenger Buttons
Oddly Weird

... with Food and much, much more!
 

Debuting at Bob Baker Day, Five Limited Edition Prints by renown Artist Earl Newman!  


Click to learn more!

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10:00am
With Bob Baker Day 2018 Grand Marshal DJ Lance Rock,  Vice President of  the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission John Wirfs, the Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen's Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies' Auxiliary, the Bob Baker Marionettes and YOU! Don't forget to bring your favorite puppet!

                          *TICKETED*

                         *TICKETED*

Bob Baker Marionettes
With pre-show LIVE ORGANIST Mr. Fred!
10:30am
12:30pm
2:30pm
4:30pm

 
                     *FREE*

                    *FREE*

Bob Baker Marionettes
12:00pm
2:00pm
4:00pm

 

 

Appearances & Entertainment

11:00am-11:30am - Megan the Bubbleologist

1:00pm-1:30pm - Captain Tall Tale

3:00pm-3:30pm - Lumioso on Accordion

5:00pm-5:30pm - Kaycee (roller skates + hula hoops)

 

                          * FREE*

                         * FREE*


 

Bob Baker Marionettes
12:10pm-12:25pm

1:10pm-1:25pm

3:10pm-3:25pm

4:10pm-4:25pm

 

 

 

 

 


Musical and Performance Entertainment

11:00-11:30 - King Kukulele

11:30am-12:00pm - Radioactive Chickenheads

12:30pm-12:45pm - Quiet Kids (Mime Act)

1:00-1:15 - Merrick Hanna

1:30pm-2:00pm - Safari So Goody

2:30pm-3:00pm- Tiny and Mary

3:30pm-4:00pm - very be careful

4:30pm-5:00pm - Healing Gems
 

                 * FREE*

                * FREE*

Bob Baker Puppet Happenings

11:35am-11:45am

12:00pm-2:00pm

3:15am-3:25pm

5:15pm-5:25pm

OKGO's Tim Nordwind - LIVE DJ Set

1:00pm

 

 

 

 
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$10 parking will be available at Belmont High School.

Street parking available in our immediate neighborhood, in which we ask your consideration for our lovely neighbors.

Puppets do love public transportation:  the 2 bus line stops on Lucas & 3rd St., and there is a bike share on Figueroa and 2nd St. Check out the streets and rails at LA METRO

And we hear Lyft is all the rage!   

 
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Check out our previous years festivities!