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When: Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 23 2015

Disabling Stereotypes

Local creative space SOMArts knows its way around innovative programming. From its monthly queer artist salon, to its ever-changing gallery space, the organization is the opposite of complacent. Next up, SOMArts presents DIS/PLAY, a collection of artists with and without disabilities and work that challenges the misconceptions and assumptions that surround disability. Pieces from over 30 local artists include handmade instruments for those with limited hand mobility by artist Neal Barbosa, quilts that tell the stories of disabled women of color by Corbett Joan O'Toole, and a live performance and screening of a new film by AXIS Dance Company. Each event is wheelchair accessible and translated into American Sign Language. As the activities and performances rotate throughout DIS/PLAY's run, be sure to check in often, or else you'll be forced to deal with the fact that you've missed out on a number of talks, film screenings, or pizza by Mozzeria, the (absolutely delicious) Mission restaurant whose owners and staff are mostly deaf.

SOMArts presents DIS/PLAY at 6 p.m. through April 23 at SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F. Free; 415-863-1414 or

— Laura Jaye Cramer

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