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Disorderly Conduct – Queer Short Films w/ Open Captions at FACETS

FACETS 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago

In these short films from the queer underground, unruly rebels trespass, shoplift, scheme, skate, surf, fuck, and joyfully plot their revenge on a society which seeks to punish deviance. Featuring a live DJ set by easygoingtech at 9pm. America loves outlaws. Curious paradox: a police state which valorizes those who don’t fall in line, provided […]

  • Captioning
  • Digital Documents Available
  • Free Event
  • In Person
  • Open Captions
  • Wheelchair Accessible

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Four (very) well-intentioned theatre people walk into an elementary school. The work at hand: a Thanksgiving pageant that won’t ruffle any feathers. What could possibly go wrong? In MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s skewering and satirical comedy, well, just about everything. Rambunctious, thorny and not altogether politically correct, The Thanksgiving Play serves up the hypocrisies of […]

  • ASL Interpreted

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Four (very) well-intentioned theatre people walk into an elementary school. The work at hand: a Thanksgiving pageant that won’t ruffle any feathers. What could possibly go wrong? In MacArthur Genius Larissa FastHorse’s skewering and satirical comedy, well, just about everything. Rambunctious, thorny and not altogether politically correct, The Thanksgiving Play serves up the hypocrisies of […]

  • Audio Description
  • Touch Tour

#OTVTonight: A Window Into Love at Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

Love is a universal language; it transcends identity and culture. Love is more than a feeling; it is a tough invitation that encourages sacrifice and commitment. Love is a never-ending journey that is always beginning. But what is love in the absence of compassion and wonder? #OTVTonight, your favorite intersectional Late Show, returns to MCA […]

  • All Gender Restrooms
  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description
  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Spanish captioning
  • Wheelchair Accessible

#OTVTonight: A Window Into Love at Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

Love is a universal language; it transcends identity and culture. Love is more than a feeling; it is a tough invitation that encourages sacrifice and commitment. Love is a never-ending journey that is always beginning. But what is love in the absence of compassion and wonder? #OTVTonight, your favorite intersectional Late Show, returns to MCA […]

  • All Gender Restrooms
  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Spanish captioning

Victor Wong Showcase at Second City

The Second City e.t.c. theater 230 W North Ave, Chicago

A showcase of The Second City's Victor Wong Fellows. The Victor Wong Fellowship is an intensive program at The Second City that mentors & trains talented Asian / Asian American identifying artists.   Accessibility: ASL Interpreted, assistive listening devices, and wheelchair accessbile. https://secondcityus.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/instances/a0FTP000000Gh932AC

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • In Person
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Talk | Arthur Jafa and Theaster Gates at Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

For the opening of Arthur Jafa: Works from the MCA Collection, Arthur Jafa is joined onstage by long-time friend, colleague, and renowned artist Theaster Gates, whom he first met at Gates’s Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), an annual convening of Black visual artists held in Chicago. Join us to take part in a rich conversation between […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Spanish captioning

Art/Access Lab: Welcome Salon at Experimental Station

Experimental Station 6100 South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago

This salon-style gathering invites attendees to share and discuss artwork, short performances/readings, clips, scenes, and anything else they might be working on. Sharing a project is optional. For those who wish to share, projects in any medium are welcome: time-based work (video, dance, song, spoken word, etc) should be limited to five minutes and any […]

  • Free Event
  • Hybrid Program
  • In Person
  • Masks Highly Recommended
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Dance Residency Open Studio Series with Amalia Raye Wiatr Lewis at Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

Soak is a dance-based performance project that emerges from a study of public bathing. This work considers how both dance and bathing practices carve out space to imagine new ways of relating to our bodies, our community, and the natural world. The work is created through the exploration of pleasure and leisure, collectively created social […]

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

Jon Meacham: The Call to Serve at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

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

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham is a New York Times bestselling author of a long list of acclaimed presidential biographies. He presents Chicago Humanities with his latest work, The Call of Serve: The Life of An American President, George Herbert Walker Bush: A Visual Biography. In this recounting, gleaned from a lifetime of Bush family […]

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

Black Sunday at TimeLine Theatre

TimeLine Theatre 615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago

A startling look at conflicts of climate change, race, and gender in the days leading up to an infamous dust storm in 1930s Texas. IT IS APRIL 1935 IN THE DUST STORM-RIDDLED PLAINS OF TEXAS and a family farm is struggling to keep afloat amidst a mounting series of environmental disasters. As Jesús, a new […]

  • Open Captions

21Minus | Love & Liberation at Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love, we begin to move toward freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.” —bell hooks Liberation is defined as the act […]

  • All Gender Restrooms
  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event