LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

The week's events

  • Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)

    Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)

    Jun 4

    West Coast premiere! Set in Southern California in the 1930s, Yerma is Lorca’s lyrical exploration of infertility, feminism, and obsession. Yerma is a woman who deeply loves her husband Juan, but she longs above all to have a child. In this darkly poetic fable, Yerma’s all-consuming desire propels her into a collision with the universe that is urgent and terrible in scope. Join Shotgun Players and Gravity Access for a haptic tour and audio-described performance on Sunday, June 4. Use code 10AMO to save $10 off.

    The haptic tour begins at 4:00 pm and the performance at 5:00 pm.Ashby Stage is in Berkeley at 1901 Ashby Ave., just across the street from the northwest corner of the Ashby BART parking lot.

    Buy tickets online for Yerma or call the Shotgun Players box office: 510-841-6500 ext. 303.

    Yerma audio trailer
    Yerma content advisories
    Yerma program

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    Jun 5

    What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.


    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)

    Jun 5

    Join Lighthouse for the Blind and Gravity Access Services as they host a discussion on the evolution of access practices for Blind and Low Vision audiences in the Performing Arts in the Bay Area and beyond. Please come and be in conversation with thought leaders about Access from the Blind Community, Bay Area Theaters, Artists and Funders that are all figuring out how to do this important work together.

    To RSVP, contact Maia: or 415-694-7608.

    This event is funded by a Creative Work Fund grant.

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Jun 5

    Vision is a peer-led drop-in support group that runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, “When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery”. On the first and third Mondays of the month, we meet to discuss different topics and share our experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision.

    Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on the National Library Service Braille and Audio Recoding Download (BARD) at book number: DBC11619.

    June 5: Retraining Your Senses and Your Brain (Chapter 5)

    RSVP online for Vision: Peer-led Support Group or contact Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

  • Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Jun 6

    The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design continues its ongoing partnership LightHouse with an invitation to visit its latest exhibits:

    FIGHT AND FLIGHT: CRAFTING A BAY AREA LIFE - A timely examination of the Bay Area arts ecosystem featuring 23 local artists who, despite the many crises of our times, continue to call the Bay Area a creative home.

    CONCRETE JOURNALS: ANNE HICKS SIBERELL - Drawing inspiration from ancient cuneiform tablets, Siberell commits her diaristic collages to concrete–a literal and figurative manner of preserving the past.

    After we tour the exhibitions, complete with descriptive details and haptic opportunities, we are invited to spend the last twenty to thirty minutes experiencing an art activation process inspired by one of the exhibitions.

    RSVP by June 2 to Maia Scott at or 415-694-7608.

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling 415-694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

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