Poonie's Cabaret

Event Type
Event Description

Poonie's Cabaret is a fast and furious night of entertainment which cannot be defined - but can be thoroughly enjoyed!  You NEVER know what to expect! It features works in progress from artists in different creative realms - dance, music, contact improv, puppetry, performance art, theatre, voguing, freestyle rapping, drag, burlesque, cheerleading, stand-up comedy, etc.  Poonie's is named for Poonie Dodson, a much-loved Chicago dancer/choreographer who died of AIDS in the early 90's.

Featured Artists:

Aunt Nance

Lola Martinet

Tila Von Twirl

P. No Noire


Dawn Xiana Moon

Camille Leon


As of September 10, 2021, proof of vaccination for individuals ages 12 and up OR a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) is required for entrance to Links Hall.  Please see our website for additional details about these policies, and ongoing health and safety measures.
Visitors, staff, and artists are still expected to wear masks at all times in public spaces, or when two or more people are gathered.

Running Time
90 mins
Dance Styles


Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave. at Constellation
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-0824