CATS’ Social Committee oversees a number of different events throughout the year.
Typically these include a round robin mixed doubles competition at Lakeshore or other outside or indoor venues with food and party afterward, along with prizes for the winners.
Tennis Party on Oak Park’s Clay Courts, July 31: Outdoor tennis followed by a BBQ–it doesn’t get any better than that, so this will sell out quickly! Sign up details here.
Members attend sporting events such as hockey with the Blackhawks or Wolves, basketball with the Bulls, or baseball with the Sox and Cubs.
Parties and Other Events
Other occasional social events include a parties with dining and dancing or live theater performances.
Theater Night: Homecoming by APTP, Saturday, July 27: CATS member Devika Ranjan – also the Associate Director of the Albany Park Theater Project – invites her CATS friends to attend a performance of APTP’s latest project, Homecoming, on Saturday, July 23, 8 PM.
APTP works mainly with young people of color from immigrant families to devise original plays that tell real-life stories with honesty, imagination, intelligence, and love. This production of Homecoming celebrates two milestones: APTP’s 25th anniversary and its first live performance since February 2020. Homecoming is a collection of beloved real-life stories drawn from 25 years of honoring Chicago’s immigrant community—stories that bear witness to the resilience and resistance with which people survive all kinds of challenges.
We come from dances in Honduras and dance duets with shopping carts. From riding la bestia across Mexico. From sit ins at the Capitol and standing in line at the public aid office. From demolition and construction and painting and landscaping. From first-of-the-month shopping sprees at Aldi and buying whatever your heart desires. From finding self-love through activism. From the teachers who changed our lives. From raising our voices in protest and raising our voices in song.
Of course, Devika would be happy if CATS members attended any of the performances that run through July 23 at the Laura Wiley Theater, 5100 N. Ridgeway—it’s just more fun when we go together! General seating. Pay what you can, suggested donation is $35. Don’t wait—the theater is small!
For more information or tickets, visit APTP here.