Poonie’s is named for Poonie Dodson, a much-loved Chicago dancer/ choreographer who died of AIDS in the early 90’s. Originally inspired by Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, Poonie’s Cabaret welcomes all forms of expression. Save Our Poonie’s: Resistance. Healing. Legacy. will feature curators Joseph Varisco, Carole McCurdy, Rebecca Kling, and J’Sun Howard with works from Emilio Rojas and Paul Escriva, Xena Ellison and Elizabeth Mputu, Bea Cordelia, and Mar Curran.