Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities with the Aquarium on January 30, and enjoy live music, dance, and art demonstrations

Pictured: Auti Angel will perform at the Aquarium’s virtual Festival of Human Abilities / Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to its 18th annual festival celebrating the creative talents of people with disabilities on January 30. During the free virtual Festival of Human Abilities, viewers can hear from and watch various live-streaming performances by talented artists with disabilities, including dance for all abilities, guitar, soul pop fusion music, and singing in sign language. The festival will also feature special videos showing adaptive SCUBA diving for people of various abilities, including those in wheelchairs, and adaptive painting demonstrations by artists with disabilities. The Aquarium of the Pacific will present its annual Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award to Infinite Flow Dance at 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time in recognition of their dedicated service to people with disabilities. All programming will have closed captioning for viewers and sign language interpretation for those who are deaf. On Saturday, January 30, the public can visit the Festival of Human Abilities webpage to watch the live streaming event. The schedule will be posted on the webpage, along with links to social media outlets that will also stream the event live.

WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/festival_of_human_abilities/

COST: Free, no reservations required

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/festival_of_human_abilities/

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. For information about reopening, please visit the Aquarium’s website at aquariumofpacific.org, call (562) 590-3100, or you can follow them on social media. To make a donation to help support the Aquarium during the pandemic, please visit pacific.to/aop2020.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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