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 February 23, 2019 • 10am- 5pm • free

••RAIN OR SHINE••

An All-Day Carnival in celebration of
Bob Baker’s 95th Birthday at
Los Angeles State Historic Park !
 

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YOU are cordially invited to BOB BAKER DAY 2019 - the 5th 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.  

We invite all Angelenos, visitors, friends, and supporters to celebrate this day of Bob Baker as “imagination dwells” at Los Angeles State Historic Park in the form of a whimsical Carnival, sponsored by The Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo, City of Los Angeles, with generous support provided by Bedrock.LA! Enjoy the festivities with the whole family, including 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! 

Plus! PINWHEELS FOR ALL (while supplies last!)!

 
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-Scroll down for full schedule!-

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CAPTAIN WILBUR from “THE CIRCUS”!
Animal trainer extraordinaire has all kinds of things up his puppet sleeve. Say hello to him all day as he greets our guests and helps us recognize over a half-century worth of history, celebration - and Bob Baker, too!

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MAIN STAGE :

Master of Ceremonies:
King Kukulele

With Performances from:
Tiny & Mary
Becky Stark’s Ladybug Tea Party
Frank Fairfield

MORE ENTERTAINMENT:

Live vinyl DJ set from OK GO's Tim Nordwind featuring carefully curated classics from the BBMT Library & Archives

DJ sets with special guests from exotica band Healing Gems

 
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Carnival-style Bob Baker themed games
Get Tinseled Hair Tinseling
Greeny Arte de Corazon Face Painting
Velaslavasay Panorama Interactives
Artist Rene Pompa Caricatures
Roofless Painters En Plein Air Painting
Snooknuk - Interactive Instruments + Balloon Twisting
LADOT - Transit Info

Juggle with the best ball-tosser in town, Lindsay Benner and learn how to make you very own custom juggling balls!

Clown-around with "LA's Top Clown", LAFFYPANTS! And he'll keep you laffin' and laffin' and laffin, guaranteed!

Loop-de-loo with Shani Anne Marvelous and her
fabulous hula hooping activities!  

This is one phoenix on fire! Meet Miss Fuego in her feathersuit aflame as she prances around LA State Historic Park and sparks up charming conversation and dishes out sage advice to our lucky Bob Baker Day guests!

 
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Circus Tent (Puppet Stage)
ALL DAY - see SCHEDULE below!

PLUS! Surprise PUPPET “Happenings”!

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It’s back!! 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 Sloan, Tony Urbano and the rarely-seen archival Bob Baker collection!

Curated by Harry Arends

 
*ALL DAY*

Children's Puppet Workshops from the
Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry 
&
Bob Baker Marionette Theater's Imagination Academy

Earthworm, Seed & Compost Education
Real Earthworm Interactive with Becky Stark

 
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-Schedule subject to change without notice-

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10:00 A.M.
It’s an OPENING CEREMONY PARADE - just for YOU! Come one, come all and bring along your puppets, noisemakers, instruments, bubble guns and any other kind of merriment you can imagine! Follow Grand Marshal Captain Wilbur, your favorite puppet pals and our enchanting Bob Baker Day entertainers as they lead you on a grand circle tour of our fairgrounds to help stir up some magic… and to get a great glimpse of the exciting day ahead of you!

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ALL DAY PUPPET SHOWS with the
BOB BAKER MARIONETTES!

Get a taste of some of our very best theater shows!

10:30am - mini “The Circus”

12:30pm - mini “Something to Crow About”

2:30pm - mini “Fiesta”

4:00pm
- Holiday Hits

 
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10:00pm-12:00pm
Guests from Healing Gems spinning their favorite classics!

12:00-3:00pm
OKGO’s Tim Nordwind with curated vinyl selections
from BBMT Archives & Library!

3:00pm-5:00pm
Guests from Healing Gems return to our DJ Booth to wrap up Bob Baker Day with a big musical bow!

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11:15am - King Kukulele
11:55am - HOOP SHOW with Shani Ann Marvelous
1:15pm - Tiny & Mary
2:00pm - Frank Fairfield
3:15pm - Becky Stark’s LADYBUG TEA PARTY

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Additional fantastical things throughout our festival!

10:00am - 12:00pm
JUGGLING LESSONS WITH LINDSAY BENNER
Begin or hone-in your juggling skills with world renown performer and host BBMT’s Women in Vaudeville, Lindsay Benner!

ALL DAY
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based upon availability-

BBMT Store & Artisan Booth
•Handmade Vendors
•Food Trucks
•Fun & Games
•Workshops

 
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A map of our Bob Baker Day fairgrounds. Click for larger version.


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Click HERE for direct map link

Photo: Lisa Whiteman

Photo: Lisa Whiteman

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•LOCATION•
Los Angeles State Historic Park
Address:1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (323) 441-8819 - venue info only
Website: http://lashp.com/

•PARKING•
Street & Local Area Parking
And we hear Lyft is all the rage!   

•TRANSPORT•
The park is located just a mile away from the Los Angeles Union Station, making it accessible from several routes.
Check out the streets and rails at LA METRO & LADOT


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4 years of Bob Baker Day celebrations… will you be at our 5th??

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Our theme for Bob Baker Day 2019 is dedicated to the whimsy and kinetic energy of the Pinwheel! 

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 Bob Baker decorated the backyard of his home, a Los Angeles townhouse on N. New Hampshire Ave. in which he spent his entire lifetime, with colorful Pinwheels of every shape and size.  A Pinwheel is a handheld wind-driven child's toy made of paper or plastic, and with just a little help from the wind, it’s able to whirl in a whimsical blur of colors and delight.  It also helps us visualize the wonder and strength of the unseen energy surrounding and assisting us everyday.  

In light of our In LA To Stay campaign’s growing success and our future being sweeter than it has ever been, we feel the Pinwheel perfectly encapsulates the current state of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, while our gracious community of friends and supporters represent the powerful wind that continues to help whirl us into a brilliant radiance of art, puppetry, preservation, rejuvenation... and perseverance. Our spinning Pinwheel is a direct reflection of YOU, and while Bob Baker Day is the celebration of one very special person's Birthday, it's also our way of showing you that we SEE you as the powerful strength you are - and you’re beautiful!