The Return of Poonie’s

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Event Description


The Vertical Side Show curates the return of the beloved Links Hall performance series, "Poonie's Cabaret"! Poonie's Cabaret is named after the late great Chicago choreographer, Poonie Dodson, who died of AIDS in the early 90’s. Originally inspired by Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, Poonie’s Cabaret welcomes all forms of expression and anything which cannot be defined but can be thoroughly enjoyed. It features works-in-progress from artists working in many different creative realms – dance, music, contact improvisation, puppetry, performance art, theatre, voguing, freestyle rapping, drag, burlesque, cheerleading, stand-up comedy, etc. Proceeds go to the Dodson / Erley "Coming Out of the Closet" Fund.

*Confirmed artist lineup, TBA.*



Running Time
2 hours


Links Hall

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