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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Eating Up Easter - Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world.   More »


Hearts for Art - Join us as we participate in the Hearts for Art project from February 7th through the 14th, 2019. Museum visitors may pick up a heart from the front desk, place it in front of their favorite work of art in the permanent galleries.  More »


Improv Workshop with Second City - The Second City’s Improv Workshop focuses on teaching the building blocks of improvisation to adults of all skills, beginner to experienced, as they have a great time learning and playing with our touring company members. Must be 18 or older.  More »


Second City - Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.   More »


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Always in Season - : A mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching Black Americans bleeds into the present.  More »


Khalif Wailin' Walter - Khalif's music while firmly rooted in the Chicago electric blues guitar tradition is infused with modern funk and innovative arrangements to create his own unique musical voice.  More »


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Bedlam - Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind our national mental health crisis.  More »


Nive and the Deer Children - Nive Nielsen plays with her band called the Deer Children. She won an IMA independent music award in the US, worked with Howe Gelb and John Parish and friends from such indie royalty outfits as The Black Keys and Wolf Parade.  More »


Mystical Arts of Tibet - Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance.  More »


Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome.  More »


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project - Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years—capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how the media shaped the world of today.  More »