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Sensory-Friendly Morning at the MCA

MCA Chicago Chicago

Sensory-Friendly Morning at the MCA is a free, sensory-friendly program for neurodiverse visitors of all ages. Preregistered individuals and their families can visit the museum before it opens to the public and explore exhibitions at their own pace. Lobby lights are less intense and a quiet space is available for breaks. Sensory-Friendly Morning aims to […]

  • In Person
  • Low Lighting
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Sensory Friendly

Katie Paterson Lecture

Zoom

Join us live for a virtual lecture by artist Katie Paterson followed by an audience Q&A. Join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/83049185535 Passcode: SAICVAP This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. Katie Paterson (b. 1981 in Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Fife, Scotland, and is known for her multidisciplinary and […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual
  • Virtual Program

Unveiling of the Alpha Suffrage Club Commemorative Marker

Illinois Institute of Technology McCormick Tribune Campus Center 3201 S. State Street, Chicago

On January 30, 1913 Ida B. Wells founded the Alpha Suffrage Club located at 3005 S. State Street. The goal was to make African American women feel more comfortable in the realm of politics and then to “use the vote for the advantage of ourselves and our race.” said Ida B. Wells. The former site […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Free Event
  • In Person

Story Jam is Seven

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, Chicago

Join Chicago's most popular storytelling and music show in celebrating “Story Jam is Seven” with us! Story Jam is a diverse event which features a 10-piece band comprised of exceptional Chicago-based musicians and songwriters. One of the city's most exciting "live lit" shows, Story Jam presents personal narratives told by award-winning tellers with original songs […]

  • In Person

Amitav Ghosh Reading and Talk

Zoom

Join us live for a virtual reading and talk by writer Amitav Ghosh followed by an audience Q&A. Join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/83784408446 Passcode: SAICVAP This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He studied in […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual
  • Virtual Program

Shirin Neshat Lecture

Zoom

Join us live for a virtual lecture by artist Shirin Neshat followed by an audience Q&A. Join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/81199802473 Passcode: SAICVAP This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. Shirin Neshat (b. 1957 in Qazvin, Iran) completed her education in the US in 1974. Five years later, the Islamic […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual
  • Virtual Program

Everyone At Play

Kohl Children's Museum 2100 Patriot, Glenview

Kohl Children's Museum welcomes children with special needs and their families for an afternoon of learning and play focused on them. Our Museum campus is designed for universal accessibility with a purpose to encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor and social skills for all children ages birth to 8. Events attendees will experience: 17 hands-on Museum exhibits, […]

  • Free Event
  • In Person
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Sensory Friendly

Chicago Bonsai Club

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Come join us to learn about the ancient art of growing bonsai from the Chicago Bonsai Club, a chapter of the Midwest Bonsai Society. Bring your bonsai trees to work on or just come to watch. Potting soil and wire will be provided, and some plant materials and pots will be available at a nominal […]

  • Free Event
  • In Person

Brown in The Windy City Book Talk with Dr. Lilia Hernandez, Author

Zoom

Join Dr. Lilia Fernandez for a virtual discussion of Brown in the Windy City, the first book to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Through their experiences in the city’s central neighborhoods over the course of these three decades, Fernandez demonstrates how Mexicans and Puerto Ricans collectively articulated […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual Program

As You Like It

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

It’s time to “come together” again in the magnificent setting of the Courtyard Theater! Find yourself transported to the ‘60s, when all you need is love. The irrepressible Rosalind takes refuge in the forest. So, too, does her love Orlando, with much to learn from the woman of his dreams, now disguised in boy’s garb. […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn—best known for memorable turns in films including Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, and Lincoln—takes the stage in a tour-de-force performance. Meet World War II hero Jan Karski who, after surviving the devastation of his native Poland by Nazi Germany, risks his life to carry the first eyewitness […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn—best known for memorable turns in films including Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, and Lincoln—takes the stage in a tour-de-force performance. Meet World War II hero Jan Karski who, after surviving the devastation of his native Poland by Nazi Germany, risks his life to carry the first eyewitness […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • In Person