On March 31st, get ready to sizzle because THAW 2018 is coming home! This year at our annual THAW fundraiser & performing arts party, Links Hall also celebrates the 5th anniversary of our shared home with Constellation in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. For this momentous occasion, THAW 2018 will offer performances programmed by Links Hall AND music programmed by Constellation’s Mike Reed – along with all of the beer, cocktails and revelry you’ve come to rely on!
We’ll heat up both theater spaces in our home venue, host a fireside VIP lounge across the street at American Heritage Fireplace showroom, and throw an official after-THAW dance party at The Hungry Brain. This year’s THAW brings together great bands, dynamic performance companies, art installations, food trucks, and an unending joy for the arts… So on March 31st, join us in warming our home at THAW 2018!
**Unlike previous years, THAW 2018 has a limited capacity and WILL sell out. Don’t wait — get your tickets today!**
5PM-8:30PM, THE VIPsters
Links Hall’s Board of Directors host a private reception and VIP lounge that offers cocktail service, personal artistic engagements, hors d’oeuvres, private bathrooms and room to relax by the fireside. Before the VIP lounge opens, join us for a special performance of Walkabout Theater Company’s latest work “The Brink! OR Nobody Ever Kiss Me Like That.”
6-11PM, The Main Event
Overflowing with performing and installation artists that celebrate Chicago’s thriving collaborative arts community, THAW 2018 includes beer, cocktails, a blockade of food trucks, plenty of dancing, live performances, and music programmed by our venue partner and 2018 co-host Constellation. To fit all of this activity into one night we will be spilling out of our own venue into an adjacent outdoor space.
11PM-1AM, Afterhours @ The Hungry Brain
For those who just can’t cool down, THAW’s late night dance party will continue past 11PM around the corner at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, because you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here!