As Thanksgiving approaches and relatives arrive in the city, you’re looking for places to show your family, or maybe you finally have the time to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday. The DuSable Museum of African-American History has several events taking place next week and past the holiday.
November 26th at 8pm and 27th at 7pm
DuSable presents Global Rhythms, the first concert series in the United States dedicated to American tap and contemporary percussive arts companies. Celebrate the holiday in the spirit of giving just by attending, as 50% of your ticket will be donated to Chicago based charitable organizations! Performances will take place at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Find more info HERE.
• Spread the Word! The Evolution of Gospel from Chicago to the World
Chicago gets into Gospel music each year downtown during the Taste of Chicago, but Spread the Word! goes beyond to celebrate the rich history of Gospel Music, focusing on gospel’s Chicago origins. Featured will be some of Gospel’s greatest singers, Chicago choirs, and “singing” preachers such as: Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker, The Thompson Community Singers, “First Families of Gospel” and Reverend Clay Evans.
• EVERYWHERE with Roy Lewis is a testament to Roy Lewis’s unique contribution to African American photography and history. Lewis possesses an uncanny ability to not only capture an image, but to tell an engaging visual story. “In this exhibition, each photograph creates a narrative for the various expressions of the African American experience spanning five decades (DuSable).”
• December 2-4 at the AMC River East theater DuSable will present KINYARWANDA as part of the African American Film Festival.
The story interweaves 6 different tales to provide a grand narrative of human resilience and life during genocide. In KINYARWANDA, a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles with being absent from her family to foster a greater good, and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. (DuSable)
The DuSable Museum is located in Hyde Park at 740 East 56th Place 60637 and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm
*Closed on Thanksgiving day