Adler After Dark: A Night in the Afrofuture | Feb. 21 | SOLD OUT!

Adler After Dark: A Night in the Afrofuture | Tickets on sale now!

What is Adler After Dark?

Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 pm.)  With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget.

February 21: A Night in the Afrofuture

Afrofuturism. It is more than a term to describe films like Black Panther; it is a cultural and artistic movement celebrating the black experience. Come celebrate Black Future Month this February at an Adler After Dark event you won’t want to miss!

We’ve partnered with the co-founders of Wakandacon and other notable Afrofuturists in the Chicago area to help explore Afrofuturism in the city where it was born. Join game designer Allen Turner in an immersive building-wide game inspired by the characters and worlds of Rayla 2212 and the all-new Eartha 2198, novels by Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack. Check out a special panel including Ytasha and other Afrofuturist thinkers and scientists in a discussion surrounding dark matter, blackness, and brave spaces. Don’t miss a screening of A Love Letter to the Ancestors From Chicago and performances by guests DJs, dancers, and storytellers who will take you on this Afrofuturistic journey.

This inclusive experience will fuse art, (pop) culture, technology and science as we travel together to the Afrofuture—only at Adler After Dark.

Plan your evening ahead of time with our event schedule!


Allen Turner - Adler After Dark: A Night in the Afrofuture

Allen Turner

Instagram: @kagisapa
Twitter: @CouncilOfFools

Lisa Beasley & Taylor Witten - Partners for Adler After Dark: A Night in the Afrofuture

Lisa Beasley & Taylor Witten (of Wakandacon)

Lisa Beasley
Twitter: @lisabexperience
Instagram: @lisabexperience

Taylor Witten
Twitter: @TayWitt213

Wakandacon Team - Partner of Adler After Dark: A Night in the Afrofuture


Twitter: @We_Are_Wakanda
Instagram: @wakandaconforever
Facebook: @wearewakandacon


Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members

Doane Tours (SOLD OUT):
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as tickets may not be available at the door. Check back for up-to-date ticket availability details. For group (15 or more) or corporate booking, please contact Please bring your photo ID on the day of the event.

Read Our FAQ

Need some Adler After Dark costume inspiration? Check out some of our photo albums of past AAD attendees! If you’re planning on attending an Adler After Dark event in costume, please see our Cosplay & Costuming Weapons Policy.