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Recurring Event Sensory Friendly Silent Disco

Black casein paint image of a dance step diagram on linen by Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol, Dance Diagram [2] [Fox Trot: "The Double Twinkle-Man"], 1962
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

We are proud to present a sensory-friendly social gathering for Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. Join us for a silent disco experience at the museum designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and those with sensory sensitivities. DJ Naeem will spin a live set of dance classics and will accept musical requests. Rather than playing loud music through speakers, wireless headphones will allow attendees to opt in or out of the soundtrack and control their own volume levels. The Warhol theater will be transformed into an enclosed sensory room for the evening and quiet areas will be provided. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, festive attire and to take portraits in the museum’s photo booth and do artmaking in the studio. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.

This event is open to teens and their families from 6–8 p.m. and is 21+ after 8 p.m.

Please note that this event has been rescheduled from Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Co-presented with The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Self-Advocacy and Autism Connection of Pennsylvania.