It's Happening!

If it's experimental, unusual, and hilarious, It's Happening!

It's Happening!

Mon, March 27, 2017

8:30 pm

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$0.00 - $8.00

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It's Happening!
It's Happening!
It’s Happening! is an experimental variety show that combines standup comedy, the vibe of a Jazz music club, with variety acts ranging from dance, fringe theatre, and performance art. The host of the evening is Bill Bullock, alongside a house band led by Ben Lamar Gay and dance performances from Links Hall. It’s Happening! is a monthly performance series presented by Constellation and Links Hall that explores the intersections between experimental live performance.
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock is a Comedian, performer, and show-producer. He has been performing all over Chicago and beyond for 5 years. He has been a co-producer on two successful shows in Logan Square, Chicago, including Congrats on Your Success, and Cole’s Chicago Cabaret. A performer in the comedy Sketch group, Actual Murderers, Bill was named the best comedian in Logan Square by Logan Squarist, 2015.
Jessica Marasa
Jessica Marasa
Jessica Marasa is a producer, improviser and dance performance artist based in Chicago. She is the founder of The Watering Can and her works have been seen at Links Hall, Hamlin Park, Stage 773 and Signal Ensemble Theater. The culminating performance of her recent series Jewel Tones: SPECTRUM was named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Dance Top Ten of 2015 by Laura Molzhan. She has collaborated with Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak since 2008 and had the pleasure of performing alongside Chicago’s creative talents including Ayako Kato, Onye Ozuzu, Kristina Isabelle and Khecari Dance Theater.
Darling Shear
Darling Shear
This is the world of Darling Shear, and who is that you might ask? Well Darling is the daughter of the sensational "PINKY SHEAR" the famous French Maid to some the worlds most fabulous burlesque performers. Darling did not want to take up a feather duster but feather boa, and Pinky Shear knew her daughter was meant to be something more than a French Maid. Darling spent many years in classical dance training at her mothers wishes and from the first moment she put on her tutu she never wanted to think of picking up anything with feathers unless it was for a costume. Although Darling loved the world of classical Ballet that was molding her she too a fancy to the freedom of Jazz dance; I mean her mother works for burlesque performers. She started to take more Jazz classes and soon became a overnight sensation with her first job she got at the age of 15 from one of her mothers Burlesque friends. Darlings love for the gyration of the hips, seductive poses, and flashy bare all quality shined so bright on that night she had audiences in the palm of her hands. And from that point on to this day every time Darling takes the stage the audience stops so they won't miss a single pirouette turn. Now Darling performs Historical Jazz Dance restaging's and reenactment's come witness uniqueness!
Nora Sharp
Nora Sharp
Born and based in Chicago, Nora Sharp creates performances made of dance, music, and anecdotes of everyday life. Nora has been an artist in residence at High Concept Labs as part of Vaudeo Motion; has presented solo & directed work at Links Hall, Hamlin Park Theatre, and Salonathon; and has performed in works by Ayako Kato, Jane Jerardi, Kirsten Leenaars, Joshua Kent, Emilio Rojas, The Space Movement Project, and The Inconvenience. Nora's work in artist services includes curating Research Project, a quarterly works-in-progress performance series; organizing dance classes that seek to fill the gaps in Chicago training opportunities; developing the Chicago Working Artists' Emergency Fund, a community-based pool of funding for artists' basic needs; and serving on artist selection panels, including the DCASE Individual Artists' Program (2016) and THAWALLS for Links Hall & ThreeWalls (2017). Nora holds a degree from Oberlin College, trains capoeira angola with FICA - Chicago, works a day job tutoring high school students, and volunteers as a GED tutor at the Center on Halsted.
Deanna Ortiz
Deanna Ortiz
Deanna Ortiz, single, white, female. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, her comedy is a sassy and lively take on everyday life. Take a walk in her sensible fashion heels and she talks about love, loss, pregnancy scares, and puppies. She has been featured in shows all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and is a producer of Hoo Ha Comedy and Two Hour Comedy Hour . You can follow her on twitter, facebook, tinder and in real life at any bar in Chicago. Buy her a drink, she'll kiss you on the lips.
CARLILE
CARLILE
Nu pop from Chicago. Lyrically inquisitive, sonically evocative.
Cleveland Anderson
Cleveland Anderson
Cleveland Anderson is a stand up comedian based in Chicago. Since beginning he's quickly made a name for himself in the city's comedy scene, regularly appearing at the Laugh Factory, Parlour Car and Comedians You Should Know.

In 2016 he appeared on The Onion & The AV Club's 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival presented by truTV, Crom Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition of 2016, Beast Village Comedy Festival, The Witching Hour Arts Festival & The Cream City Comedy Festival.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/