During the Black Out Dinners, diners will explore how to accomplish mundane tasks – eat and drink – without relying on sight. These Black Out Dinners, often said to heighten the sense of taste, kick off 6018North’s closing events prior to its upcoming 2017 rehab and are 6018North’s first fundraisers for its re-opening exhibition Chapuisat Brothers’ In Wood We Trust in September 2017.
Diners will meet in 6018North’s first floor to view the menu and order wine in the light. They will then be escorted to the ballroom, where they will be served the meal in the dark by Chicago Lighthouse employees. Afterwards they will be escorted downstairs to have dessert in the light and to engage in a conversation led by the Chicago Lighthouse servers about the experience.
While some areas and work from, Its Elemental, and Chapel will be darkened during the Blackout Dinners. Here is a complete list of the artists whose works will remain on view: Teresa Albor, Lise Haller Baggesen, Deborah Boardman, Jim Duignan, Maria Gaspar, Jane Georges, Vlatka Horvat, Jennifer Karmin, Nancy Klehm, Luftwerk, Dana Major, Kathleen McCarthy, Jesus Mejia, First Office, J. Thomas Pallas, Moises Salazar, Bryan Saner, Jesse Schlesinger, Miguel Aguilar, Chris Silva, Amanda Williams, and Rodrigo Lara Zendejas.
Black Out Dinners will be held at 7:30 pm on three consecutive Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: November 3, 5, 6; 10, 12, 13, and 17,19, 20. The suggested donation per diner is $75-$100. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-out-dinners-tickets-28344476091.