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THAW: A Night of Hot Ballyhoo

Thursday, April 3, 2014  at DANK Haus

4740 N. Western Ave 6:30pm - 11:30pm Open Bar  

Tickets $35 Before March 3, $40 in advance / $50 at the door 

$75 Special Offer: 
2 Tickets to THAW + 2 Tickets to PHYSICAL July 25 - August 2, 2014

curated by Artistic Associates Alice da Cunha and Marc Frost

Tickets Available at the Door!

It's time to THAW and forget what your parents said about not 

playing with your food!

The hot ballyhoo is back with the most appetizing dancers, scrumptious cabaret acts and performance artists serving lip smacking food. 

Get your fill of performance, but leave room for Indonesian Street Food from pop-up restaurant The Rice Table , brew by Revolution Brewing (voted best local brewery by Chicago Reader 2013), Michigan/Chicago based Virtue Cider , delicious Cocktails made with Tito's Handmade Vodka, local distillery Koval, eco-friendly wine by Bonfire Wines, dance party provided by DJ CQQCHIFruit and La Spacer...and so much more. 


Featuring 50 + Artists! 

Food & Performance is a showcase of performances involving edibles. Theater artists and performance artists interact with the audience by serving food that is an integral part of their work.

  Curated by:  Kelsey Allison  (dance),  Ania Greiner  (Food and Performance) and  Anthony Guerrero (cabaret acts)




Adriana Durant, Amanda Mitchell, Anna Long, April Torneby, BeaM Dance, Christina Shore, Christopher Knowlton, Damon Green, Darling Shear, Honey Pot Performance, Hope Goldman, Hydra, Innervation Dance Cooperative, Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre, Khecari, Kristina Isabelle Dance, Leonard Perez, Liana C. Percoco, Lindsey and Adrian Krygowski, MegLouise, Movement Revolution, RE|Dance Group, Red Fox Dance, Rephrase Dance Collective, The Space Movement Project, We Stand Sideways, and Ysaye McKeever

Artists for Food & Performance:

Ayako Kato, elena & erin, Greta Bach, Jamie Olah, Janet Schmid, Joshua Kent, Knife and Fork, Michal Samama, Sara Holwerda, Sara Zalek, and  Wannapa P-Eubanks & Monica Del Castillo 


Dirty Devlin, Diva LaVida, Dixie Devereaux, Isabelle Collazo & Matthew McMunn, Muffy Fishbasket, Muffy Fishbasket & Her Good Time Galz, Olive Ali Oxenfree, Plucky Rosenthal and Wei Hsinyen


  • Weekend at a Lake Geneva Vacation House: Enjoy a weekend in this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home that sleeps six people, located 3 blocks from Lake Geneva and less than 1/2 mile walk to downtown Williams Bay. While there, enjoy the complimentary use of 2 kayaks and 4 bikes. 
  • Two (2) 100-level tickets to the Bulls Game on April 11, 2014, which comes with two (2) passes to the Ketel One Club at the United Center.
  • A refurbished bike of your choice from Experimental Station
  • Behind the Scenes tour at Shedd Aquarium + Aquatic Show

  • $250 Cash Prize!!
  • Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at Links Hall Shows                          


  • $1,000 Level Sponsorship – underwrite 30 artists to attend THAW with you and your 9 guests 
  • $600 Event Host – underwrite 10 artists to attend THAW with you and your 9 guests            
  • $300 Artist Host – underwrite 5 artists to attend THAW with you and your 4 guests              
  • $100 Production Host – one ticket + $70 donation to contribute to the good cheer of THAW



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"Well, clamorous and vigorous sums it up nicely. THAW, the annual “Night of Hot Ballyhoo!” benefiting Chicago’s own Links Hall, is a night filled with music, dance, performance art, and general shenanigans." 

Willie Chandler Photography 


                                                                                                           Sponsored by:




Pam Crutchfield
Chris Fuchs 
 Kristy Kitzmiller

With Additional Support from:




Event Hosts:

Michelle & Dane Carr

Sandy Gerding

Aaron Greven &
Kristin Boeke-Greven 

Dina Merrill &
Tim Hartford

W.E. O'Neil Construction

Artist Host:

Jessica Bailey &
Chris Williamson

Andreason Brown

Ania Greiner

Laura Samson

Jeanette &
Reid Schar

Jodi & Elliot

Production Host:

Kelsey Allison

Carl D'Silva

Erica Kast

Cortney Lederer&
Stefan Teodosic

Gabrielle Lyon

Kristin Stewart

Christy Uchida


THAW Committee

Abby Hymen              
Anthony Guerrero

THAW Committee:  
Jeremy Adler               
Kelsey Allison                 
Dana Bassett                
Ashley Brown                 
Marie Casimir                
Isabel Dieppa                  
Chris Fuchs                   
Sandy Gerding            
Lauren Glen                
Jessica Good              
Patricia Graham               
Ania Greiner                  
Aaron Greven           
Matthew Griffin              
Debra Guinta                  
Scott Hargis                   
David Hartwell             
Tiffany Lawson         
Jennifer Lazarevic    
Heather Liberman          
Brad Lovett                     
Leah McClure              
Rachel Molinaro             
Chris Montiel             
Patricia Moy                  
Sarah Meyers          
Jaquelyn Pavilon       
Leanne Rayman
Roell Schmidt
Kristin Stewart 
Tricia Van Eck
Andrea Venezia
Christy Uchida 
Catherine Wagner

Artists pictured in Illustrations:
Damon Green
Knife and Fork
Muffy Fishbasket
Plucky Rosenthal
Jamie Olah

“Untitled” by Unnamed 
by Hannah Ernest and Ericka Vaughn Lashley

“Untitled” by Unnamed 
by Hannah Ernest and Ericka Vaughn Lashley