With the goal of bridging our local theatre community with Filipino theatre communities abroad, Sixteen Bars, in collaboration with Broadway Barkada, is proud to present BALIKBAYAN BOX: BROADWAY OPEN MIC. This event supports Never Gonna Jeep You Up, a fundraising campaign initiated to support jeepney drivers affected by the mass transportation ban and jeepney phaseout amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This free performance uniting Gin-ei (a type of Asian poetry) with Japanese drum and traditional performing arts features a cast of more than 50 singers and dancers and is presented in honor of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.
Coming up this weekend! Silk Road Rising and A-Squared Theatre present a staged reading of A Great Migration by Preston Choi, directed by Brian Balcom. Cast includes Dana Black, Harrison Hapin, Denise Hoeflich, Ian Michael Minh, Chris Pow, and Dekyi Rongé.
A sketch comedy show that explores friendship, food, and heritage with solo and two-person scenes. There will be too many laughs for one sitting, so every audience member will receive complimentary Ray & Kannan™ tote bag to take home the extras.
The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018 features three evenings of the art of contemporary performance by American artists descended from the Asian diaspora, including contemporary and traditioanl dance, improv/sketch comedy, jazz, performance art, and theatre.
Celebrate in The Logan Lounge with Japanese Arts Foundation resident artist Waking Oni, Van Paugam will DJ vintage Japanese vinyl records including Christmas themed City Pop classics, and Kinokuniya USA will host a pop-up shop of manga items along with holiday stocking-stuffers!
The Asian Pacific American population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors.
A free, pre-opera talk will begin one hour before curtain, and the audience is invited to a post-performance discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view images on loan from the Alphawood Foundation from the 2017 exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Disoriented Comedy is the first-ever (mostly) female Asian American stand-up comedy tour. Since its first show in July 2012, this national network of veteran up-and-coming comedians have performed in over fifty independently-produced comedy and storytelling shows at comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and universities.
Come enjoy the talents of our intergenerational Chicagoland Filipino/a/x community through expression & illustration of our resilience, while fighting the mental health stigma with our Mental Health Fair!
The danger of Korean beauty products, the fear of assimilation, and fighting kung fu zombies to return Home are just some of the horror and comedy themes explored through the Asian American lens at the last Our Perspective play reading of 2019.
Chicago-based dance theater company Lucky Plush Productions, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, returns to Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre this fall as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series with the world premiere of Rink Life.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Symphony Center with a dynamic evening of traditional Chinese music and theater. The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra highlights the history, legacy and influence of Chinese culture with a program of works performed on traditional instruments.
Taiko Legacy is one of the largest Taiko drumming concerts in the U.S.Midwest. This perennial presentation reunites professional contemporary and classical performers alongside enduring community members to celebrate over two decades of artist directed performance.
Usher in the lunar new year with a multi-arts lunch hour performance at Chicago Cultural Center's historic Preston Bradley hall, and indulge in a spectacular showcase of lion dance, Chinese dance, music, and direct from China.
Raised Pinay is a benefit showcase that elevates the voices of an all-Pilipina identifying cast through sharing tough, touching, and honest self-written stories of their own experiences and those of their ancestors.