The Cry of the Ancestors

Annual BareBones Extravaganza, October 31, 2021

In 2021, BareBones, in partnership with Festival de las Calaveras, is doing a one day event, Sunday October 31st. It will include a Community Pageant Procession beginning in Powderhorn Park, leading to Festival de las Calaveras at Chicago and Lake Street, followed by an evening concert and Cabaret with the theme of grief, loss and death. The production aims to unify the many communities that make up Minneapolis in celebration of the Cycles of Life.

Visions from Extravaganzas Past

A volunteer working in the park.

Help Us Create the Show!

There are many opportunities to get involved, from staff positions to volunteer opportunities. BareBones relies heavily on community members to bring its annual Extravaganza to life! Make puppets, learn to stilt, or help in an administrative or technical capacity. All are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Open Community Gathering

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Powderhorn Park, 1 – 3 PM, E 33rd Street and 10th Ave., South Minneapolis

Open Community Gathering

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Powderhorn Park, 1 – 3 PM, E 33rd Street and 10th Ave., South Minneapolis

Open Community Gathering

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Powderhorn Park, 1 – 3 PM, E 33rd Street and 10th Ave., South Minneapolis

Keep the Magic Going!

BareBones Extravaganza is funded generously in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The majority of our funding, however, comes from gate donations at our shows. BareBones has never sold tickets, as we believe our annual ritual should be available to all. We responded to the pandemic with show formats that didn't include a gate with in-person audiences, but we wanted to continue supporting artists and offer healing through art. Help us keep this vision alive by making a donation (any size is appreciated). Thank you, and peace and puppets!

- Sincerely,

the BareBones community

The gate at a BareBones show.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support this year has been provided by contributions from our greater BareBones community over the years.