Less to Enjoy!
Many of the museums, arts and theater that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! calendar have suspended activities, moved to online services or are offering limited in-person services with social distancing and safety measures. Please check with a venue or organization before heading out.
Check to see what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance calendar.
Open Flow Forum
The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Upcoming dates Thu, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability concerns. Facilitators are Tara Innmon, Kip Shane and Springboard for the Arts. The gatherings are fully accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Andy at host organization Springboard for the Arts. FFI: 651- 294-0907, firstname.lastname@example.org
PACER benefit is virtual
The annual PACER Center benefit is virtual this year, at 7:30 p.m. Sat, Nov. 14. Enjoy a virtual performance by Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Tickets are still available. Tickets purchased for the event planned for earlier this year will still be honored. The event starts with a brief program and live auction, to support PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and all students who are bullied. FFI: 952- 838-9000, 800-537-2237, www.pacer.org
Dickens’ holiday classic available on demand
The Guthrie Theater will present Dickens’ Holiday Classic, a virtual telling of A Christmas Carol inspired by Charles Dickens’ festive public readings of his cherished novella. It will be available to stream on demand December 19–31. One of Dickens’ favorite ways to spread holiday cheer was to perform dramatic readings of his beloved ghost story for audiences near and far. Drawing inspiration from this centuries-old tradition, the Guthrie’s special virtual event features four actors who will each deliver one of Dickens’ hand-curated chapters and reimagine the classic for a global audience to enjoy To request free streaming access for a K–12 school, visit the website. Otherwise tickets are $10 per household. FFI: 612-377-2224, Guthrie website for streaming Dickens’ Christmas Carol.
Learn what holds us together
The Empathy Project is a play by Stephanie Lein Walseth, which will be available online in November. Based on interviews of 20 Minnesotans across the state, the Empathy Project helps us remember what holds us together amidst the national polarization that threatens to pull us apart. It is presented by Full Circle Theater in partnership with Yes! House in Granite Falls, Department of Public Transformation and Dreamland Arts, St. Paul. Dreamland is a theater company with a focus on disability. Performances are November 20-22. Reservations required for this free event. FFI: https://forms.gle/ EfBRoyGzX9jGD9mw8