Join Links Hall for our Open House with performances by Keyierra Collins, MurdaMommy, Beau O’Reilly, and more; FREE classes and workshops; and a dance party! We are excited to welcome folks back into the space, meet the staff and board; and share our 2021-2022 Season Preview. 
Exciting things are happening all week!


THE WARM-UP WEEK

Monday, 9/13

10:30am-12pm: Masterclass – led by a company member of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Experience level: advanced

Co-presented by the Dance Center of Columbia College

FREE, registration required

Wednesday, 9/15

1:30-3:00pm: The Unteachable Workshop (physical theater) led by The Unteachable School

All experience levels welcome

FREE, registration required (25 spots open)

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OPENING NIGHT

Friday 9/17, 7:00 pm
7:00-9:00pm – Performances by Keyierra Collins & MurdaMommy followed by Q&A moderated by Aaliyah Christina

$20 Tickets (seating is limited)
Kicking off the 2021-2022 season and Links Hall’s Open House weekend, dancer/choreographer Keyierra Collins & footworker MurdaMommy give an encore and more of their Chicago Takes 10 projects! Join us to witness new work they’re developing and get insight into their process and mission following the show in a conversation facilitated by Links Hall’s Artist Programs Manager & Associate Curator, Aaliyah Christina.


OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 9/18, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Links team will be hanging out in the lobby at 3111 N. Western all day. Stop in and say hi! Curious what we’ve been up to over the last 18 months? Learn what artists were cooking up while audiences were away. Hear from staff and board about their favorite pandemic-projects. Have an idea you’d like to see at Links in the future? Join us, introduce yourself, and let us know what you’re working on or craving for. Or maybe you’re just craving class, want to feel the dance floor under your feet, or dying to see all the new tech toys we’ve gotten since you saw us last.


FREE CLASSES 

11:00am-12:00pm – Free your Body (improvisational movement cypher) led by Aaliyah Christina

All experience levels welcome

FREE, registration required (15 spots open)


12:30-1:30 pm – Pop Up Practice: Dancing Class, led by Erin Kilmurray

Experienced level: Advanced

FREE, registration required (25 spots open)


2:00-3:00 pm – Tech Show & Tell, led by Giau Truong

All are welcome!

FREE, registration not required

 

3:30-4:30 pm – Experience 160 (Footwork Class), led by MurdaMommy

All experience levels welcome

FREE, registration required (25 spots open)


5:00-6:00 pm – Tech Show & Tell, led by Giau Truong

All are welcome!

FREE, registration not required

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SEASON PREVIEW

Saturday 9/18, 7:00 pm 
You’re invited to join us — live and in person — for a preview of our 2021-2022 Season. From rockstar resident artists to festival favorites, clever cabarets to puppet sneak-peeks, anything goes at Links Hall and this year is no different.

FREE

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 DANCE PARTY

Saturday, 9/18 7:45-10:00 pm
Following the Preview, grab a drink and dance! The Open House party gets going at 7:45 with live painting & projections, photo booth, cash bar, and a special guest DJ (to be announced).

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CLOSING NIGHT

Sunday 9/19, 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – Performance by Beau O’Reilly & Crooked Mouth

$20, Tickets here: https://dime.io/events/crooked-mouth-w-special-guests/

Links Hall favorites Beau O’Reilly (Curious Theatre Branch/Rhino Fest) and Crooked Mouth join us on stage for a night of surprises, featuring Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, Heather Riordan, and Vicki Walden, with special guests Izzy Yellin, Mike Amandes, Jeff Kowakowski, and the legendary John Starrs.