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August 2016

Outside In: Paint for Peace

Showcasing the power of the arts, COCA presents a selection of the murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests...
August 27October 30
November 2016

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood....
November 4November 5

College Preparatory Session

COCA will host a College Preparatory Session on Friday, November 11 from 5:00–6:00PM for Pre-Professional Division students and parents. Students will hear from Kevin Anderson, COCA Board Member,...
November 11 @ 5:00PM6:30PM

Antigone in Ferguson

Antigone in Ferguson is an innovative theatre project that will present dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone—an ancient Greek tragedy about what happens when...
November 12 @ 8:00PM9:00PM

Fractured Tranquility

Critical Mass for the Visual Arts: 2015 Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition Artists: Meghan Grubb, William Morris, and Brett Williams Curator: David Johnson Fractured Tranquility is an exhibition...
November 18December 18
December 2016

The Little Dancer

The COCA holiday tradition returns! COCA’s Ballet Eclectica presents the tale of Degas’ famous sculpture The Little Dancer that comes to life and discovers the world through experiencing works of...
December 9December 11