Arts and Culture Events the Week of November 1, 2010

disThis! Film Series
On Friday, November 5, Lawrence Carter-Long of disTHIS will present a show at Access Living
GIMP performs in Chicago on November 7 as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival
Beauty and Variation
This events will looks at variation inside the body
This year, Access Living teamed up with the Chicago Humanities Festival to incorporate disability events into the festival. From film screenings and dance performances to lectures on ‘beauty,’ this week’s Humanities Festival includes a number of disability arts and culture events. For ticket information, and more information, visit the the Chicago Humanities Festival website.

In addition to the Chicago Humanities Festival events, Access Living is hosting a disTHIS! event. See below for a listing of four Access Living and Humanities Festival events this week.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deaf Divas, Crippled Clowns and Sexy Spastics —
A Showcase of mind-blowing shorts from New York City’s disTHIS! Film Series.

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue, 4th Floor Event Space, Chicago, Illinois

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Admission: Free

For more information: 312-640-2122 voice,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chicago Humanities Festival: Hollywood Images of Disability– A panel of activists, scholars, and performers discusses how film has shaped the social consciousness of disability.

University of Illinois Forum– Main Hall C
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m; Admission: $5

For more information: 312-640-2121 voice,

Sunday, November 7

Chicago Humanities Festival: GIMP — a gleaming milestone in the progress of contemporary dance and theater, proving that the term ‘disabled dancer’ is an oxymoron.

Francis W. Parker School – Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: $15

Chicago Humanities Festival: Beauty and Variation – Riva Lehrer and Norman Lieska note the slippery play between so-called normal and variation.

The Art Institute of Chicago Fullerton Auditorium, 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: $5

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