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Hands Up! Body with Tellin’ Tales Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University Stage Center 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Building F, Chicago

Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Hands Up! Body delves into the impact of body demands and perceptions in our daily lives. Body dissatisfaction, changes in physical ability, and aging are just some […]

  • All Gender Restrooms
  • ASL Interpreted
  • Wheelchair Accessible

The Matchbox Magic Flute at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago

In her acclaimed signature style, Mary Zimmerman conceives a brand new theatrical adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera. Playful and imaginative, it’s big music in a small space. This “matchbox” presentation […]

  • ASL Interpreted

Notes From the Field at TimeLine Theatre Company

An innovative documentary piece that shines a spotlight on the stories of those caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline. HAILED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS “A SEARING AND URGENT WORK […]

  • Audio Description
  • Open Captions
  • Touch Tour

Red – A Crayon’s ASL Story at Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

A family fun film with story & games A crayon who is mistakenly labeled “r-e-d” could never draw anything right until a friend changed everything and helped him be true […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Free Event
  • In Person
  • Wheelchair Accessible

The Next Cup of Tea at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Copresented with the Steppenwolf LookOut Series The Next Cup of Tea is a solo dance-theater performance by Anjal Chande that investigates how to make sense of the never-ending impulses that […]

  • Captioning

The Next Cup of Tea at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Copresented with the Steppenwolf LookOut Series The Next Cup of Tea is a solo dance-theater performance by Anjal Chande that investigates how to make sense of the never-ending impulses that […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description

Aida at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Aida presents a riveting love triangle, which unfolds in an alluring Egyptian setting. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, each of the five principal artists boasts not only a sumptuously beautiful […]

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Audio Description
  • Braille Programs
  • Large Print Programs
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Shirley: Preview Screening and Conversation at The Davis Theater

Davis Theater - Tom Fencl Memorial Theater 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

It’s Chicago Humanities movie night at the historic Davis Theater with a special preview screening of the Netflix drama film Shirley, followed by a conversation with the film’s rising star […]

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • In Person
  • Open Captions
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Kara Swisher: A Tech Love Story at First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple 77 W Washington St, Chicago

Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher has been sharing her witty, scathing take on the tech industry’s disruptive force for decades. Chicago Humanities hosts Kara as she intertwines tales of innovation and […]

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • In Person
  • Open Captions
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Notes From the Field at TimeLine Theatre

TimeLine Theatre 615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago

Witness the powerful stories of 19 individuals fighting to overcome and transform America’s education and criminal justice systems. THIS STRIKINGLY INTIMATE PIECE presents snapshots from a variety of real people, […]

  • Audio Description