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CounterBalance 2021: The Future of dance is Inclusive

Online Program

Join us online October 1st or 2nd as we dance our way towards a more equitable future! CounterBalance is a showcase of what's new and what's best in the Chicago disability dance community. The virtual presentation will feature a diverse group of dance artists and access technology in ways that further our journey towards equitable […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description
  • Captioning
  • Free Event

Story Jam is Seven – LIVESTREAM

IL

Storytelling and Music converge at Story Jam is Seven on October 1st! This ticket is for the LIVESTREAM only of Story Jam is Seven! Story Jam is a live lit storytelling and music show which features truth-telling storytellers and a 10-piece band comprised of Chicago's most talented musicians. Presenting a diverse lineup of performers, Story […]

  • Pay What You Can

CounterBalance 2021: The Future of dance is Inclusive

Online Program

Join us online October 1st or 2nd as we dance our way towards a more equitable future! CounterBalance is a showcase of what's new and what's best in the Chicago disability dance community. The virtual presentation will feature a diverse group of dance artists and access technology in ways that further our journey towards equitable […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description
  • Captioning
  • Free Event

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

Lunch and Learn: Accessible Social Media

Online Program

From Twitter to TikTok, social media is where a massive number of people find their news, seek entertainment, and socialize. But just how accessible are each of the big social networks? How do you navigate them with a disability, and how do you make the content you host on them accessible to others? Come to […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • 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) arrived in the US in 1975. Her personal experience as a Muslim woman […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual
  • Virtual Program

Synapse Arts – Free Dance Day

Loyola Park 1230 W Greenleaf Ave, Chicago

Free Dance Day 2021 Thursday, October 14th 10:00am-6:00pm At Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. Chicago, IL 60626 FREE All ages, bodies, and minds welcome - please see access and inclusion notes below *Pre-registration required for classes* Join Synapse Arts for a full day of FREE dance classes and performances at Loyola Park! Visit Synapse's […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description
  • Free Event
  • In Person
  • Sensory Friendly

AMERICAN MARIACHI

Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago

Familia, amor and tradición—and breaking it—are at the heart of this “big-hearted musical tug at the heartstrings” (Denver Post). Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother, but longs to shake up her 1970s home life. When a forgotten record album sparks her mother’s memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: […]

  • Audio Description

Songs for Nobodies: Open Caption & Audio Description

Northlight Theatre 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Northlight Theatre is proud to offer open captions and audio description for our production of Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith. This is a one-woman tour-de-force celebrating the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas. Share in the unexpected encounters between these legendary divas and the ordinary women […]

  • Audio Description
  • Captioning

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

Hito Steyerl Lecture

Zoom

Join us live for a virtual lecture by artist Hito Steyerl followed by an audience Q&A. Link to join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/89097513217 Passcode: SAICVAP Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker, visual artist, writer, and innovator of the essay documentary. Her prolific filmmaking and writing occupies a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy, and […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event

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