Upcoming Events

  • Sep 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Profound Peace - Hyde Park, 6127 University Ave
    This session will explore your inner desires, and help you decide what type of legacy you want to create for yourself. We will focus on living in your truth, building your legacy, and standing in your legacy. Using a variety of art media, the group will interact to create individual pieces that rela
  • Sep 10, 1:00 PM
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Filmmaker Micheal Rice (ParTy Boi) discusses the lack of attention paid to crimes against the Black queer community and homophobia through the stories of queer Black people.
  • Jul 08, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    This session will dig deep to help you discover your authentic self...who you really are inside without dealing with the pressure of feeling like you have to conform to societal expectations. Using a variety of art media, the group will interact to create individual pieces that relate to the topic.
  • Jun 30, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    Chicago, 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Black Alphabet and Chicago Windy City Black Pride present this film based on the novel by James Earl Hardy.
  • Jun 24, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    This session will explore ways to build meaningful, non-sexual relationships with other people within our community. Using a variety of art media, the group will interact to create individual pieces that relate to the topic.
  • Jun 16, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Esquire Theater, 320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    This year we will screen Black Lesbian short films, "Tender", directed by Felicia Pride, and "Never Fall In Love With a Straight Girl", directed by Ja'Von Hall. Our feature film will be Black As U R, directed by Micheal Rice, and will include a talkback session following the film with the director.
  • May 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Rainy Day Studio (5B), 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Black Alphabet hosts a group Art Therapy session focused on Building Meaningful (non-sexual) Relationships Post-COVID.
  • Nov 08, 2021, 12:00 AM CST – Nov 12, 2021, 6:00 PM CST
    Black Alphabet Virtual Film Festival 2021
    Missed the in-person event? No worries! The virtual festival is available for streaming through November 12, 2021. Check out all 21 films as many times as you want before November 12.
  • Nov 06, 2021, 10:00 AM CDT – Nov 07, 2021, 6:00 PM CST
    Chicago, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    We are "Together Again" for our 9th Annual Film Festival. Join us in-person for a Paint-'n'-Sip event on Friday to accompany the film Being Black In Porn (The "sip" will be provided), and 2 days of films, and lively discussion. Or screen the films virtually from your own home.
  • Nov 05, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    Chicago, 10420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628, USA
    This event is the prelude to the 2021 Black Alphabet Film Festival.
  • May 12, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Art As Therapy
    This series, produced by Black Alphabet, discusses how artists within the Black LGBTQ+ community use their art form to manage their emotional well being. Videos available every Tuesday during the month of May 2021, with a live panel discussion on May 26.
  • Dec 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Surviving Isolation
    This short film produced by Black Alphabet is a collection of stories of how people are dealing with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 PM CST – Nov 30, 2020, 7:00 PM CST
    Online Event
    Black Alphabet is back virtually for 2020. This year for the first time we will be giving awards for the Best Feature, Best Short, and Best Documentaries.
  • Oct 10, 2020, 8:30 PM EDT
    302 W 4th St, Covington, KY 41011, USA
    Join Black Alphabet as we co-host this socially-distanced drive-in film event. We will be showing the film The Fits.
  • Sep 24, 2020, 8:30 PM EDT
    Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45236, USA
    The timely biopic focuses on John Lewis’ longstanding prominence as a civil rights champion and his continuing crusade for racial and social equality. Black Alphabet will be sponsoring the film Change. Visit "Past Films" to learn more about the film.
  • Aug 28, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT – Aug 30, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Black Alphabet partners with Tag Queer Shorts Festival to show their support for the Black Lives Matters movement with a collection of programs featuring stories by and about Black queer and trans people around the world.
  • Jul 23, 2020, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Hollywood Drive In Theater, 1538 Cedar Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224, USA
    Join Black Alphabet at the Hollywood Drive In Theater in College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio where we will be featuring the film Dirty Laundry.
  • Jun 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    In collaboration with Cincy Black Pride, Black Alphabet host it's first virtual film festival.