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Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Underground

Film To-Do!: Please join WGN America for the exclusive Chicago screening of the hotly anticipated escape thriller Underground, which follows a group of courageous men and women who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history and break free, despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side. Underground is from executive producer John Legend and creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski. Soleil's Take: View the series trailer! Miscellaneous Info: Reception at 6:00pm, Screening at 7:00pm. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago IL 60637. For more info visit dusablemuseum.org.

Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Satchmo at the Waldorf (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. To-Do!: by Terry Teachout Directed by Charles Newell The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his life, revealing an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Armstrong’s story… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: January 7 - February 7, 2016. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 753-4472. For more info visit www.courttheatre.org.

Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Black Future Month: Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It (Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai)

Film To-Do!: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (“Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”), 2015, 75 min directed by Christopher Kirkley in collaboration with Mdou Moctar and Jerome Fino A revolutionary story of one musicians struggle to make it, against all odds, in the winner takes all Tuareg guitar scene of Niger. Akounak is the first feature fiction film in the Tamashek language. The title translates to “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it,” a literal translation of Purple Rain (the Tuareg language… Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black Future Month: An exploration of AfroFuturism, Black Radical Imagination and speculative realities. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: Thursdays in February. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder (Opening Night)

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $49. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Satchmo at the Waldorf (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. To-Do!: by Terry Teachout Directed by Charles Newell The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his life, revealing an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Armstrong’s story… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: January 7 - February 7, 2016. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 753-4472. For more info visit www.courttheatre.org.

Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Satchmo at the Waldorf (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. To-Do!: by Terry Teachout Directed by Charles Newell The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his life, revealing an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Armstrong’s story… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: January 7 - February 7, 2016. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 753-4472. For more info visit www.courttheatre.org.

Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater 3pm matinee. To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Satchmo at the Waldorf (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. To-Do!: by Terry Teachout Directed by Charles Newell The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his life, revealing an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Armstrong’s story… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: January 7 - February 7, 2016. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 753-4472. For more info visit www.courttheatre.org.

Satchmo at the BAC

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Satchmo at the Waldorf (Closing Week)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. To-Do!: by Terry Teachout Directed by Charles Newell The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his life, revealing an intimate, unknown portrait of the man behind the trumpet and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Armstrong’s story… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: January 7 - February 7, 2016. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 753-4472. For more info visit www.courttheatre.org.

Lines in the Dust (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Black Future Month: Battledream Chronicle

Film To-Do!: Dir. Alain Bidard | Martinique | 2015 |108 min| Animation In 2100, the empire of Mortemonde colonized almost all the nations of the Earth and reduced their populations to slavery. Every slave is forced to collect 1000XP every month in Battledream, a video game where they can die for real. Only those who succeed are granted the right to live until the following month. Syanna, a young Martinican slave, refuses to keep living in this condition and decides to fight for her freedom . . . Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black Future Month: An exploration of AfroFuturism, Black Radical Imagination and speculative realities. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: Thursdays in February. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Cocked (Preview Performance)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-40. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Opening Night)

Theater Matinee: Saturdays, 3pm; Sundays, 3:30pm. To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Cocked (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Satchmo at the BAC (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Beverly Arts Center is thrilled to be part of the Louis Armstrong Festival and will be telling another version of Louis Armstrong’s life with the assistance of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and archivist Ricky Riccardi. The archives, located at Queens College in New York, will be loaning components that will highlight his gig at the Waldorf, Race and Civil Rights, Armstrong in Chicago, and finally his relationship with manager Joe Glaser. Along with the exhibit, the BAC will be hosting a free… Soleil's Take: View more Louis Armstrong Festival <b<>To-Dos! Miscellaneous Info: Louis Armstrong Festival: January/February 2016 The Louis Armstrong Festival brings together visual arts, performing arts, music, and more to create a diverse artistic experience while getting to know “Satchmo” and his legacy. Local arts organizations will collaborate throughout January and February to bring community-wide events and performances that will give audiences a snapshot of Louis Armstrong’s impact throughout the arts. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 10 - February 21, 2016. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL, 60655 (773) 445-3838. For more info visit satchmofestival.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked (Opening Weekend)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Black Future Month: The Gifted

Film To-Do!: The Gifted USA, 1993, 101 min Directed by Audrey King Lewis Post-film Skype Interview with the Director The Gifted is an award winning sci-fi thriller about a Southern family possessing supernatural abilities. The “Gift” was handed down from their West African ancestors 5000 years ago when the earth was in danger of being taken over by an evil alien force from the star Sirius. Psychic descendents of an African tribe reunite to save Earth. 5000 years ago certain members of the Dogon tribe in West… Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black Future Month: An exploration of AfroFuturism, Black Radical Imagination and speculative realities. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: Thursdays in February. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, March 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Theater To-Do!: CHICAGO PREMIERE Written by: James Still Directed by: Timothy Douglas Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed slave, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served 21 years. The tour-de-force solo play tells the unique perspective of serving four U.S. presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin… Price: $29-39. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 5 - March 6, 2016. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago Il. For more info visit americanbluestheater.com.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Cocked (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: by Sarah Gubbins directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, a timely world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins and directed by… Miscellaneous Info: AFTERWORDS Post-Show Conversation After every performance of Cocked (unless otherwise noted) Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations. Led by members from the Victory Gardens community—artistic affiliates, subscribers, Artistic staff, Teen Arts Council members, The Council of Community Leaders, and community partners— reflect on what you’ve seen and share your response. Price: $15-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 – March 13, 2016. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Victory Gardens Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit victorygardens.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Lines in the Dust

Theater To-Do!: by Nikkole Salter When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here. Price: $30. Discounts: Senior-$25 Student-$15 Groups: (10-74)- $20 & (75+)- $15 (call 773-752-3955 for bookings). Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: February 12 - March 27, 2016. Image Credit: Keith Conner. Sunday, March 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.