Accessible Arts & Culture Events in March 2024

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The Minnesota Access Alliance (MNAA) provides this Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar for patrons who use accessibility accommodations. Online go to https://calendar.mnaccess.org. Monthly emails are available in several versions: the entire list or specifically ASL Interpreting, Open Captioning (OC), Audio Description (AD), Sensory Friendly (SF) accommodations or Disability-related topics. To join the email list, contact mnaa.calendar@icloud.com and/or info@mnaccess.org and indicate which list you want.

If you learn of or request other accessible events, please ask those venues to submit those events to the MNAA Calendar.

Occasional brief news items on arts, disability or accessibility opportunities are also included in the emails or on MNAA’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnaccessalliance.

(Times are Central Standard Time)]

NEWS:

Audio Describer / Captioner Trainings

If you or someone you know may be interested in training on audio description or captioning, the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) will offer trainings in April/May at several locations in the Twin Cities, thanks to a grant from the Metro Regional Arts Council. TO receive updates, email mactfactor@icloud.com or go to https://mn-act.net/.

Artist with Disabilities Zoom 

A Zoom session featuring several artists with disabilities discussing ideas to care for oneself and one’s community will be offered Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Details and URL sign-up link from Springboard for the Arts at the first event below.

CAPTIONING:

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-8:00 PM — “With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Caring for Ourselves and Our Community” via Zoom, presented by Springboard for the Arts — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/with-us-artists-with-disabilities-on-caring-for-ourselves-and-our-community-asl-cc/?mc_id=10979.

Saturday, March 2, 10 AM to 3 PM — “Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Fair 2024” at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/free-first-saturday-kids-film-fair-2024-oc/?mc_id=10982.

Friday, March 8, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc/?mc_id=10871.

Saturday, March 9, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-2/?mc_id=10884.

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-oc/?mc_id=10959.

Sunday, March 10, 2:00 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-3/?mc_id=10892.

Sunday, March 10, 2:00 PM — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Lakeshore Players at Hanifl Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-oc/?mc_id=10985.

Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-oc-3/?mc_id=10961.

Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-2/?mc_id=10885.

Thursday, March 14, 21, 28, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-3/?mc_id=10891.

Friday, March 15, 22, 29, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad/?mc_id=10881.

Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10958.

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-oc-2/?mc_id=10960.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM — “Hairspray” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/hairspray-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10449.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-sf/?mc_id=10896.

Sunday, March 17, 24, 31, 2:00 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-4/?mc_id=10893.

Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-oc-3/?mc_id=10962.

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-asl-oc-ad/?mc_id=10897.

Saturday, March 30, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-ad-oc/?mc_id=10898.

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM — “On Your Feet” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-your-feet-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10450.

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM — “Relaxed Family Concert: Here, There, Everywhere” at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/relaxed-family-concert-here-there-everywhere-sf-asl-oc/?mc_id=10695.

ASL INTERPRETING:

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-8:00 PM — “With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Caring for Ourselves and Our Community” via Zoom, presented by Springboard for the Arts — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/with-us-artists-with-disabilities-on-caring-for-ourselves-and-our-community-asl-cc/?mc_id=10979.

Friday, March 1, 7:00 PM — “I Dream of Pizza” Film Screening / Workshop by SPARK Theater + Dance at Plymouth Community Center — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/i-dream-of-pizza-film-screening-workshop-asl/?mc_id=10968.

Friday, March 1, 7:30 PM — “Sarah Hagen: Perk up, Pianist!” at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/sarah-hagen-perk-up-pianist-asl/?mc_id=10569.

Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM — “Alice in Wonderland” at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/alice-in-wonderland-asl/?mc_id=10787.

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-ad-asl/?mc_id=10957.

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 PM — “ANNIE!” by Good Works Community Theater at Wayzata Community Church — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/annie-asl/?mc_id=10986.

Saturday, March 9, 7:30 PM — “Contempo Physical Dance: National Choreography Residency” at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/contempo-physical-dance-national-choreography-residency-asl/?mc_id=10570.

Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10958.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM — “Hairspray” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/hairspray-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10449.

Saturday, March 16, 4:00 PM — “The Hatmaker’s Wife” by Ten Thousand Things Theater at Open Book, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-hatmakers-wife-asl/?mc_id=10952.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM — “The Wizard of Oz” by Lake Harriet Players at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-wizard-of-oz-asl/?mc_id=10955.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Lakeshore Players at Hanifl Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-ad-asl/?mc_id=10984.

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-asl-oc-ad/?mc_id=10897.

Friday, March 29, 7:30 PM — “Next to Normal” by Duluth Playhouse at the NorShor Theater — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/next-to-normal-asl/?mc_id=10855.

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 PM — “The Color Purple” by Theater Latte Da at the Ritz Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-color-purple-asl-ad/?mc_id=10928.

Friday, April 5, 7:30 PM — “The Book of Will” by Normandale Community College Theatre, Bloomington — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-book-of-will-asl/?mc_id=10963.

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM — “On Your Feet” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-your-feet-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10450.

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PM — “TAKE3: Where ROCK meets BACH” at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/take3-where-rock-meets-bach/?mc_id=10571.

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM — “Relaxed Family Concert: Here, There, Everywhere” at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/relaxed-family-concert-here-there-everywhere-sf-asl-oc/?mc_id=10695.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION:

Friday, March 1, 7:00 PM — “Alice in Wonderland” at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/alice-in-wonderland-ad/?mc_id=10786.

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-ad-asl/?mc_id=10957.

Saturday, March 9, 7:00 PM — “The Wizard of Oz” by Lake Harriet Players at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-wizard-of-oz/?mc_id=10954.

Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-2/?mc_id=10885.

Thursday, March 14, 21, 28, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-3/?mc_id=10891.

Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM — “The Hatmaker’s Wife” by Ten Thousand Things Theater at Open Book, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-hatmakers-wife-ad/?mc_id=10951.

Friday, March 15, 22, 29, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad/?mc_id=10881.

Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM — “On Beckett,” an Irish Repertory Theatre production by Octopus Theatricals at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-beckett-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10958.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM — “Hairspray” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/hairspray-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10449.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM — “Next to Normal” by Duluth Playhouse at the NorShor Theater — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/next-to-normal-ad/?mc_id=10854.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-sf/?mc_id=10896.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM — “Silent Sky” by Theatre in the Round Players, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/silent-sky-ad/?mc_id=10703.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Lakeshore Players at Hanifl Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-ad-asl/?mc_id=10984.

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-4/?mc_id=10893.

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-asl-oc-ad/?mc_id=10897.

Saturday, March 30, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-ad-oc/?mc_id=10898.

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 PM — “The Color Purple” by Theater Latte Da at the Ritz Theater, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-color-purple-asl-ad/?mc_id=10928.

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM — “On Your Feet” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/on-your-feet-ad-asl-oc/?mc_id=10450.

SENSORY FRIENDLY (RELAXED PERFORMANCES)

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 PM — “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” by Unlabeled Theatre Company at Park Square Theatre, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/shrek-the-musical-jr-sf/?mc_id=10918.

Sunday, March 10, 8:00 AM — “Sensory Friendly Sunday” at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/sensory-friendly-sunday-sf-7/?mc_id=10980.

Thursday, March 14, 10:00 AM — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Lakeshore Players at Hanifl Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-sf/?mc_id=10983.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM — “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/the-most-spectacularly-lamentable-trial-of-miz-martha-washington-oc-ad-sf/?mc_id=10896.

Saturday, March 23, 1:00-6:00 PM — “Young Dance: Build-Your-Own Miniature Golf Gala” fund-raiser at Monster Lake Brewing, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/young-dance-build-your-own-miniature-golf-gala-2/?mc_id=10966.

Tuesday, March 26, 11:00 AM — “Spring Sensory-Friendly Concert” at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/spring-sensory-friendly-concert-sf/?mc_id=10694.

Friday, March 29, 7:00 PM — “Alice in Wonderland” at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/alice-in-wonderland-sf/?mc_id=10788.

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM — “Relaxed Family Concert: Here, There, Everywhere” at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/relaxed-family-concert-here-there-everywhere-sf-asl-oc/?mc_id=10695.

DISABILITY TOPICS & ARTISTS, OR OTHER EVENTS:

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-8:00 PM — “With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Caring for Ourselves and Our Community” via Zoom, presented by Springboard for the Arts — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/with-us-artists-with-disabilities-on-caring-for-ourselves-and-our-community-asl-cc/?mc_id=10979.

Thursday, Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:00 to 7:00 PM — Weekly “Disability and Progress” radio show on KFAI-FM — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/disability-and-progress-2/?mc_id=10876.

Thursday, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, 7:00 to 9:00 PM — Monthly Open Flow sharing by for artists with disabilities by Zoom —  (ASL interpreting and Captioning available with advance request) — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/open-flow-10/?mc_id=10793.

Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 7:30 PM — “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” by Unlabeled Theatre Company at Park Square Theatre, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/shrek-the-musical-jr-2/?mc_id=10919.

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 PM — “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” by Unlabeled Theatre Company at Park Square Theatre, St. Paul — https://calendar.mnaccess.org/events/shrek-the-musical-jr-sf/?mc_id=10918.

THE END. More accessible events as well as frequent additions are online at https://calendar.mnaccess.org. THANK YOU for your interest in accessible arts and culture!

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