For 16 years, the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse has been a haven for puppetry that’s more War Horse than Sesame Street. For nine months artists get together to develop projects, discuss and share ideas, create plots and narratives and participate in moderated discussions, and then every spring St. Ann’s presents Labapalooza!, a showcase of that work. From this Thursday to Sunday the mini-festival will be in full effect, featuring artists from all walks of life–writers, filmmakers, designers, architects, even marine biologists. Catch some primo puppet theater including Maiko Kikuchi’s Pink Bunny, Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane’s Rock Paper Scissors and Studio Reynard’s Fox vs. Kingdom. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.