You can always count on Links Hall to provide intriguing, multifaceted performances that live nowhere near inside the box. I have seen clowns, cartoons and music played on toys take the boards of this little theater that achieves big. The Link-up Artist-in-Residence program at the Hall seems to give voice to big imaginations. This time, 2004 resident Jyl Fehrenkamp is bringing us “Poonie’s Cabaret,” a one-night program she curates and hosts. “Poonie’s Cabaret” features artists working in varied creative realms including dance, music, puppetry, performance art, theater, voguing, freestyle rapping, drag, burlesque, cheerleading, stand-up comedy and more. Artists Kirby Reed, Paige Cunningham, Marc Macaranas, Amanda Timm and Breakbone DanceCo will join Fehrenkamp for the evening named in loving memory of Chicago dancer/choreographer Poonie Dodson. And if that does not sound fun enough, it is all for a great cause. “Cabaret” proceeds support the Duncan Erley Coming Out of the Closet Fund. (William Scott)
“Poonie’s Cabaret” takes place June 9 at Links Hall, 3435 North Sheffield, (773)281-0824, at 8pm. $5.