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Deja Links

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A cabaret performance art series celebrating the mind altering, gender bending, genre confusion that the performance art/music club Lower Links became legendary for.

At the height of the culture wars of the late 1980's and early 1990's a dark basement club swagged in red velvet in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood became the epicenter of the kinds of self expression that would most frighten and appall Jesse Helms and his social conservative anti-art followers.

Bringing together a collection of the artists who made Lower Links such a vital cauldron of sex and drugs and performance art, these nights endeavor to re-ignite the energies that swirled so freely during that time.

9 p.m. Friday, January 21
9 p.m. Friday, January 28
9 p.m. Friday, February 4
9 p.m. Friday, February 11

  • Hosted by
  • Andy Somma & Matthew Owens
  • January 21
  • Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Matthew Owens, Bric a Brac, Doug Grew, Robert Metrick, Chris Sullivan, Cheryl Trykv, Steve Lafreniere (DVD), Skype Performance by Brenden de Vallance, In Memorium
  • January 28
  • Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Matthew Owens, Jon Connors & Mike Armstrong, Doug Grew, Robert Metrick, Ken Vandermark, Kestutis Nakas, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Steve Lafreniere (DVD), Skype Performance by Lynn Book, In Memorium
  • February 4
  • Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Matthew Owens, Jon Connors & Mike Armstrong, Doug Grew, Robert Metrick, Chris Sullivan, Cheryl Trykv, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Steve Lafreniere (DVD), Skype Performance by Paula Killen, In Memorium
  • February 11
  • Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Matthew Owens, Jon Connors & Mike Armstrong, Doug Grew, Robert Metrick, Heather McAdams & Chris Ligon, Scott Ligon & KC McDonough, Beau O'Reilly & Jenny Magnus, Steve Lafreniere (DVD), Skype Performance by TBD, In Memorium
  • Web site
  • Lower Links Reunion
  • Photos by
  • Debra Levie