Chicago Humanities at Epiphany Center for the Arts

may, 2023

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All Day (Saturday)


All Campus

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

Event Details

Chicago Humanities at Epiphany Center for the Arts 

Date: May 6, 2023

Purchase tickets here!

The Chicago Humanities Epiphany Center Pass provides you access to a variety of performances, art installations, and game experiences on our last day-long celebration. Join us on May 6th for a day of inspiration, thoughtfulness, and fun. Pass tickets on May 6th are first-come-first-serve. Please be sure to arrive early to guarantee a seat.

This program is presented in partnership with CHIRP Radio.
The following events are all available with the purchase of Chicago Humanities at Epiphany Center for the Arts pass:
Cafe Bar: 
Poems While You Wait - 12:30-3:30pm
The Chase House: 
A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution: The Nation’s Elie Mystal on the Justice System-  1-2:15 pm
Kid Koala: Creatures Board Game Event Session 1 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Kid Koala: Creatures Board Game Event Session 2 - 8:00-9:30 pm
The Sanctuary: 
From the Lab to the Page: Brandon Taylor and Weike Wang - 1:00-2:15 pm
Alan Lightman on Spirituality and Science  - 3:00-4:00 pm
Isaiah Collier and The Chosen Few Jazz Quartet - 6:00-7:00 pm
Just Like Me: Short Documentary Screening: A Spotlight on the Challenges of Black Creatives - 8:00-9:15 pm
Epiphany Hall: 
Aleksandar Hemon on The World and All That It Holds - 6:00-6:45 pm
Cabinet of Curiosity and PARA.MAR - 9:00-10:00 pm
Chicago’s Pilsen Art Community House - all day
Fire pit (weather permitting) - 6:00-10:00 pm
The Catacombs: 
Chicago Artist Claire Ashley: Inflatable Artwork in Unconventional Places - all day
Making Music in the Catacombs with Joe Rauen - 7:30-9:30 pm

Ticketed Separately from the The Chicago Humanities Epiphany Center Pass:
Adam Gopnik On the Art of Mastering A New Skill 1:30-2:45 pm
Epiphany Hall 
About: Longtime New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik investigates a foundational human question: How do we learn—and master—a new skill? In his newest book, The Real Work, Gopnik apprenticed as an artist, a dancer, a boxer, and even a driving instructor to understand the process of mastering new skills, how it happens, and if anyone can do it. Join Chicago Humanities as we sit down with this brilliant writer and Gloria Gloom, for a conversation that seeks to answer the ultimate question about why and how we humans relentlessly seek to better ourselves. A book signing will follow this program. This annual lecture recognizes the significant contributions to the Chicago Humanities made by its founder and chairman emeritus Richard J. Franke. This program is also generously underwritten by Paula R. Kahn.
Physicist Michio Kaku on Quantum Computing 4:00-5:00 pm
Epiphany Hall 
In his new book Quantum Supremacy: How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything, Kaku attests that this technological breakthrough could allow humanity to do everything from create nuclear fusion reactors that create clean, renewable energy without radioactive waste or threats of a meltdown to unravel the fiendishly difficult protein folding that lies at the heart of previously incurable diseases like Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Parkinson’s. Join Chicago Humanities as we sit down with this renowned scientist as he simplifies this important yet complicated topic in a way only Michio Kaku can. A book signing will follow this program.


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