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José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico

Monday, Jun. 17 - Friday, Sept. 13

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  • June 17, 2019 - September 13, 2019
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Decades after his death, art historians and artists continue to recognize Posada’s cultural contributions, reflecting not only the spirit of Mexican identity in his time and ours but imparting a universal perspective extending well beyond the borders of his native Mexico.

New Philharmonic at Lakeside

Friday, Jul. 19, 7:30p

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  • July 19, 2019
    7:30 pm

Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, the awarded symphony orchestra performs a highly entertaining mix of classical, Broadway pops, movie scores and more.

Tickets On Sale PARTY!

Saturday, July 20, 10a-1p

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  • July 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the MAC to celebrate the opening day of Tickets on Sale! With free food, free gifts, and waived handling fees, you get to chat with MAC staff and buy tickets to your favorite shows of the season!

Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra

Thursday, Jul. 25, 7:30p

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  • July 25, 2019
    7:30 pm

Treat your ears to an array of Latin music, from the modern tropical sounds of today to the traditional hard-hitting Mambo sound of the 1950s.

Brass Transit

Friday, Jul. 26, 7:30p

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  • July 26, 2019
    7:30 pm

This crowd-pleasing, studio-tight tribute to the ‘80s phenomenon, Chicago includes the hits from the band’s golden age such as “Only the Beginning,” “Color My World,” “25 or 6 to 4,” performed with world-class horn and rhythm sections and spot-on vocals.

5th Annual Choreography Showcase and Competition

Saturday, July 27, 7p

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  • July 27, 2019
    7:00 pm

The College of DuPage Department of Dance is hosting the 5th Annual Choreography Showcase and Competition this summer with cash prizes and various awards.

Chicago Plays the Stones

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30p

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  • August 1, 2019
    7:30 pm

Experience an all-star band of true Chicago blues heavyweights playing the hit songs of the Rolling Stones with a classic Chicago blues groove inspired by the gritty sounds created by Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf during the heyday of Chess Records.

The Greatest Piano Men

Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30p

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  • August 2, 2019
    7:30 pm

The electrifying Piano Man returns to celebrate the world’s greatest pianists and showmen including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder to Beethoven and Liberace.

The Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30p

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  • August 8, 2019
    7:30 pm

The reigning master of the “B-3” sound, organist DeFrancesco helped launch a jazz organ renaissance in the late ’80s when he first gained prominence touring with Miles Davis.

Magic of Motown

Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30p

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  • August 9, 2019
    7:30 pm

The reigning master of the “B-3” sound, organist DeFrancesco helped launch a jazz organ renaissance in the late ’80s when he first gained prominence touring with Miles Davis.

Holmes and Watson

Sept. 5 - Oct. 6 | Thursdays - Saturday, 8p & Sundays, 3p

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  • September 5, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 6, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 7, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 8, 2019
    1:00 pm
  • September 12, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 13, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 14, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 15, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • September 19, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 20, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 21, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 22, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • September 26, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 28, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • September 29, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • October 3, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • October 4, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • October 5, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • October 6, 2019
    3:00 pm

Three years following the mysterious “death” of Sherlock Holmes at Richenbach, there have been many who’ve claimed to be Holmes, all de-bunked as imposters by the faithful partner of the sleuth, Watson.

Frida Fest!

Sunday, Sept. 8, 12-9p

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  • September 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music, live visual art, live dance, authentic Mexican food vendors and more in our kick-off to our yearlong celebration of Frida Kahlo leading up to the Frida Kahlo 2020 Exhibition coming to the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Summer of 2020!

Nick Cave – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1p

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  • September 18, 2019
    1:00 pm

Nick Cave is a Messenger, Artist, and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance.

Chris Botti

Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30p

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  • September 21, 2019
    7:30 pm

With numerous PBS specials and Grammy Awards, Botti’s uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination has undeniably established him as one of the most noteworthy and innovative figures in the contemporary music world.

Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30p | Sunday, Sept. 29, 3p

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  • September 28, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • September 29, 2019
    3:00 pm

Regarded as Beethoven’s greatest work, “Ode to Joy” is a melody familiar to all. The orchestra is joined by four vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus.

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Friday, Oct. 4, 7p

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  • October 4, 2019
    7:00 pm

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos through music and dance.
One hour in length. Recommended for ages 6-11.

An Evening with the BoDeans

Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30p

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  • October 5, 2019
    7:30 pm

Best known for their chart-topping songs “Fadeaway,” “Closer to Free” and “Dreams,” the band helped to inspire the adult alternative sound that is beloved today.

The Kingdom Choir: Stand By Me Tour

Sunday, Oct. 6, 3p

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  • October 6, 2019
    3:00 pm

You fell in love with their show-stopping performance of “Stand by Me” at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now see them live at the MAC!

REZA: Edge of Illusion

Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30p

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  • October 11, 2019
    7:30 pm

Recognized as one of the world’s top illusionists, REZA delivers grand scale illusions, masterful comedic timing, and numerous interactive moments allowing his audiences to experience magic in an innovative and exciting way.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30p

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  • October 12, 2019
    7:30 pm

Marsalis has collaborated with the likes of Sting and Harry Connick Jr. and starred as Music Director on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sure to be a sell out!

I’m Not Running

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7p | Sunday, Oct. 20, 2p

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  • October 16, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • October 20, 2019
    2:00 pm

As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline Gibson, a junior doctor, to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonizing decision…

Mie Kongo – Visiting Artist Series

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11a

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  • October 22, 2019
    11:00 am

Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston, IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work including ceramic sculptures, installations, 2D work, and porcelain designed objects.

John Hiatt

Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30p

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  • October 25, 2019
    7:30 pm

. With more than 20 studio albums and multiple Grammy nominations, Hiatt’s musical influence ranges from rock to progressive country with hits like “Feels Like Rain” and “Have A Little Faith in Me.”

The Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia!

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30p

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  • October 26, 2019
    7:30 pm

Fusing wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism and dramatic flair, The Four Italian Tenors perform a salute to Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli.

Jens Lindemann

Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30p | Sunday, Nov. 3, 3p

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  • November 2, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • November 3, 2019
    3:00 pm

Jens Lindemann is an internationally recognized classical trumpet player who will grace the MAC stage with the show-stopping Arutunian “Trumpet Concerto,” along with Wagner’s “Rienzi Overture” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”

Ailey II

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30p

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  • November 9, 2019
    7:30 pm

The venerable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which forever changed the perception of American dance more than 60 years ago, highlights the next generation of boundary-breaking dancers

The State of Jazz 2019

Sunday, Nov. 10, 6p

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  • November 10, 2019
    6:00 pm

In a spectacular celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Blue Note Records, a cutting-edge lineup of explosive new talent will take the stage to celebrate.

Pete the Cat

Friday, Nov. 15, 7p

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  • November 15, 2019
    7:00 pm

Together, Jimmy Biddle and Pete the cat set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration

The Midtown Men

Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30p

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  • November 16, 2019
    7:30 pm

The original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys brings to life the greatest hits of the 1960s while lifting audiences to their feed in venues across the continent.

Aden Kumler – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11a

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  • November 20, 2019
    11:00 am

Aden Kumler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Art History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Chicago’s Medieval Studies program, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Divinity School.

42nd Street

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7p | Saturday, Nov. 23, 2p

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  • November 21, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • November 23, 2019
    2:00 pm

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes cinema screens in the largest-ever production of the breathtaking musical.

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

Sunday, Dec. 1, 4p

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  • December 1, 2019
    4:00 pm

This holiday favorite returns to the MAC as our gift to you! Join the smash hit cast of Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash for a rip-roaring holiday show that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater

Saturday, Dec. 7, 5 & 8p

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  • December 7, 2019
    5:00 pm
  • December 7, 2019
    8:00 pm

While the weather outside could be frightful, the laughter inside is most delightful as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts out of all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season.

The Nutcracker with New Philharmonic

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 & 5p

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  • December 14, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 14, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    1:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    5:00 pm

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Salt Creek Ballet’s enchanting production is everything you hope for with stunning costumes and magical effects.

New Year’s Eve Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2p, 5:30p & 9p

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  • December 31, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    9:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt conducting waltzes, polkas, arias, light classical, movie music, and Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano sensation!

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Sunday, Jan. 12, 4p

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  • January 12, 2020
    4:00 pm

Hypnosis and improv – two art forms that have mystified and entertained audiences for decades worldwide – come together as masters of their crafts unite.

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30p, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 26, 3p

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  • January 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 25, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 26, 2020
    3:00 pm

So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love.

The Cake

Thursday, Jan. 30 - Mar. 1 | Thursdays - Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

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  • January 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • January 31, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 1, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 6, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 7, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 8, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 13, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 14, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 15, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 20, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 21, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 22, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 27, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 28, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 29, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • March 1, 2020
    3:00 pm

Faith, family, and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe, in this timely play from a writer of NBC’s hit “This is Us.”

Kinky Boots

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7p | Sunday, Feb. 9, 2p

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  • February 6, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    2:00 pm

With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, Charlie and Lola learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

Hot Club of Cowtown

Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30p

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  • February 7, 2020
    7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the Hot Club of Cowtown returns to the MAC to celebrate their 21st Anniversary!

Hiplet™ Ballerinas

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30p

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  • February 8, 2020
    7:30 pm

Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with hip-hop and urban dance styles creating a dance experience unlike any you’ve seen before.

The Best of The Second City

Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 & 8p

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  • February 15, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • February 15, 2020
    8:00 pm

This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Alan Arkin and more–as well as their trademark improvisation.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Sunday, Feb. 16, 5p

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  • February 16, 2020
    5:00 pm

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano has inspired audiences through their sharing of the culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad, through dance.

Paola Cabal – Visiting Artist Series

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11a

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  • February 20, 2020
    11:00 am

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Paola Cabal has lived in Chicago since 2001. A site specific installation artist, Cabal is best known for her rigorous observational studies of daylight over time– movements the artist photographs on site, then paints directly into spaces trompe l’oeil-style, using spray paint.

Mary Mattingly – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 1p

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  • February 20, 2020
    11:00 am

Based in New York, Mary Mattingly studies public-public partnerships for water infrastructure, commons management, mobile architecture, and has built floating eco habitats.

Vladimir Radutny – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 11a

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  • February 20, 2020
    11:00 am

Vladimir Radutny was born in Nikolayev, Ukraine in 1978. In 1989, he and his family arrived in Chicago as part of an immigration wave of Russian Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

The Capitol Steps

Saturday, Feb. 29, 4 & 8p

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  • February 29, 2020
    4:00 pm
  • February 29, 2020
    8:00 pm

Just in time for primary season, everyone’s favorite equal opportunity offenders return to the MAC for the perfect night of political parody with plenty of fresh laugh-out-loud songs and original sketches!

In the Mood

Sunday, Mar. 1, 2 & 6p

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  • March 1, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • March 1, 2020
    6:00 pm

Complete with period costumes and choreography, this tribute brings the Big Band era back with a bang!

Small Island

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 7p | Sunday, Mar. 8, 2p

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  • March 3, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • March 8, 2020
    2:00 pm

Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Dog Man: The Musical

Friday, Mar. 6, 7p

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  • March 6, 2020
    7:00 pm

Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new show based on The New York Times #1 bestselling series from Dave Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants and features the crime biting canine who is part dog, part man and ALL HERO!

Cirque Éloize Hotel

Saturday, Mar. 7, 7:30p

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  • March 7, 2020
    7:30 pm

Cirque Éloize is magic for your eyes! Be swept away by acrobatics, theater, dance and live music that has thrilled New York’s Broadway, London’s West End and over 3.5 million spectators worldwide

The High Kings

Friday, Mar. 13, 7:30p

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  • March 13, 2020
    7:30 pm

The High Kings return for a St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration complete with drink specials. Named Ireland’s “Folk Band of the Year,” The High Kings are known for their high-energy, versatile multi-instrumentalist skills, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to brand new songs.

Drum Tao 2020

Sunday, Mar. 15, 2 & 6p

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  • March 15, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • March 15, 2020
    6:00 pm

Combining highly physical, large-scale Japanese drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers create an unforgettable production.

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, Apr. 18, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 19, 3p

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  • April 18, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    3:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2020.

Naperville

Apr. 30 - May 31 | Thursdays - Saturday, 8p & Sundays, 3p

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  • April 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 1, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 2, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 7, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 8, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 9, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 14, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 15, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 16, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 21, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 22, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 23, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 28, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 29, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 31, 2020
    3:00 pm

What follows a series of chance encounters is a day full of eccentricity, cups of coffee and affecting conversation creating a turning point that shows how community can add to your life.