Calendar of Events

Exhibits, Performance, Events

Transforming community through the arts:

2018-19 CALENDAR

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The Pain Proof Punks present
The Addams Family Vs. The Munsters:
A Gothic Sideshow Evening
Doors Open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
TICKETS $20 available at door opening at 8pm

Come one, come all to see the greatest families of darkness. The Pain Proof Punks bring the Gothic Royalty to life with Sideshow and Circus performances including Fire, Sword Swallowing, Burlesque, Aerials, Bed Of Nails, Bellydance, Singing, Glass, Wax , and other specialty acts!!! More info…………

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ThumbFebruary 8 – March 16, 2019
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 35 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Artists interested in exhibiting should click here.
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Friday, Feb. 8
Phantasmagorical Spectacular

Tickets: $25 advance/$30 @ door
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The most talked about outrageous art opening event of the year: Opening Night’s Valentine Phantasmagorical Spectacular headline act is the crème of provocative cabaret burlesque acts: CLEODORA and her talented contorting burlesque babes. The sexiest cabaret act in Phoenix often selling out her shows. And to get your juices flowing, we present the notorious WTQ (What The Queer) the most outlandishly shocking Drag show you’ve never seen. The evening is a visual, aural, sensual, eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, two floors of exotic-erotic art, exquisite International body painter, bondage demonstrations, fire, jazz, roving performers. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. More information ……………

colorbarEMPFFriday, February 15, 2019
Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 door
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An eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song, comedy and variety acts with a poetic anthology featuring over 35 local artists! the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poets, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, simultaneously on two stages. More Info TBA.

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CoverThumbFriday, March 9, 2019
Cleodora Presents
Cabaret Noir
Tickets:
$20 – Early Bird Special through Feb 9
$25 – Advance Discount
$30 – Door IF AVAILABLE
Doors open at 7:30, Show starts at 8:30
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Join us for a dark cabaret experience! Let us entertain you with an evening of sultry entertainment at this adult-themed cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! More Info…..

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Thumb17April 5-12, 2019
26th Salon des Enfants
Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale. There will be approximately 300 juried pieces made by students in the 5th through 8th grades, representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. Art is displayed Salon-style, and sold right off the wall; including sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography. All art sold for $20 right off the wall, on a first come basis.

First Friday April 5 Opening
Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 5, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Silver String Circus presents
Roll for Initiative
$10 adv & $15 door
Doors open at 7:30 show at 8:30
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Join Silver String Circus for a night of side-show, magic, music, improv, and most importantly DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Grab those D20’s and your favorite wizard robes, because this rag-tag group of adventurers needs your help on a quest of magnificent proportion! More Info………

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CoverThumbSaturday, April 13, 2019
Cleodora presents
TEASE ~ a burlesque circus
Tickets:
$20 – Early Bird Special through March 23
$25 – Advance Discount
$30 – Door IF AVAILABLE
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Join us downtown Phoenix at Alwun House for an all new production of “TEASE”! It will be an evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! More Info……..

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DuendeImageThumbMay 17 – June 15
Duende
A solo exhibition by photographer Miachelle DePiano
Her body of work involves viewing vintage objects and botanicals in ways that produce a different perception of the entity. DePiano expresses a quality of passion and inspiration within her photographic images. More info TBA
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Mayor Greg Stanton, stressed the importance of artists in bringing downtown Phoenix the success it experiences today. “Art is a gift,” Stanton said. “We wouldn’t have the momentum that we have, the other good things we have, without the artists.” He praised artists for helping make downtown what it is today and seeing potential in areas others did not, including himself. “Anytime you see me at a groundbreaking for some new development, be clear: I’m thinking about the artists that help find the beautiful nooks and crannies in our town … you are our eyes and ears. As we look at pioneers Alwun House — Kim Moody (Founder 1971) and Dana Johnson” “You were here first, and everything else we’ve done is on your shoulders.” Alwun House appreciates Mayor Stanton’s inclusion of artist and gallery owners in inter-departmental city planning.

MUTIGENERATIONAL REVIEW
“I love this place! And fell in love with The Alwun House back when I was in the 7th grade. My first piece was sold here. It was a still life done w pastels entered by Mrs. Wilnow, my art teacher. Years later my son Victor Solis while still in elementary school, also had his art exhibited and proudly sold 5 pieces of art. He is now 16 and a sophomore at North. Proud to say we are artists at heart. Thank you Alwun House for the beautiful memories and the opportunities given.”

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8 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. What Empty Nesters do at Easter.
    I got a great lesson, Sunday, in how other people cope with empty nests. In this first year of 25 that I’ve had neither husband nor kids at home, holidays have been ….difficult. This Easter, it was my privilege to participate in a “Magnum Opus” by chef and architect, Dana Johnson.
    8 guests, 8 courses, 4 hours.
    4 desserts.
    After the 3rd course, the salad (more like a Theme Park), we had to have a break and walk around.
    Susie spent quality time with BunBabe, the Real Easter Bunny. Eli gave impromptu massages. Dave got ice slipped down his shirt (on purpose) and au jus from the crown roast (by accident). Crystal wore an outrageous retro outfit complete with carnation hat and red fur purse. (the matching red fur muff had disintegrated). It’s the first time I ever heard Brian wax poetic! Carol and I discovered a mutual passion for egg painting and the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Sandra talked about palate cleansers, Kim twinkled at the foot of the table, and we all needed coffee and chocolate to fend off a food coma.
    After the creme de cassis and vanilla cordials, the ice cream sandwiches made with rock sugared egg cookies, and the giant blueberry and cherry cream cheese cake tart, we just stared at dessert number 4. So the poor little Sacrificial lamb cake (red velvet with secret frosting) got beheaded, and a piece sent home with each guest. Reverently, for breakfast.
    Dana has a waiting list of adopted family and friends, willing to sell their firstborns for a place at his table. It is rare to be invited to an event like this. I ‘m privileged not only to have had the experience, but also to have learned a truism:
    You create a temporary family from whomever happens to be there – and a memorable feast celebrates the adoption.
    Very clever, those Alwun House boys.
    by D. Smith

  2. Timothy Faulkner Parker

    I love this place haven’t been there in years but exotic art shows and parties are some the best I’ve ever been to,, Great Fun open minded People,,,A+++

  3. We just held an event at the Alwun house 1/17/14 for Gabriel’s Angels and the Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals and overall we couldn’t be any happier with the result. Dana and Kim were great to work with and our plan is to make this an annual event at this location. Overall just an awesome experience and a great venue. Thanks again Dana and Kim for a spectacular night!

    Nathan

  4. Happy Exotic Art Show, you amazing Phoenix heartbeats!!! This achievement is truly Awesome!!! I get goosebumps thinking about the first day the art begins to arrive, and the bright allure that the buzzing vibrations bring to downtown. The House has been a sanctuary for so many, a support for art-lovers of all ages and backgrounds, and a beating heart for the Phoenix arts community.
    Thank you thank you thank yooooooo!

  5. Arcelio Martinez

    October 23 at 8:46pm
    YE OLDE ALWUN HOUSE IS ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES OF ART, EDUCATION AND SO MUCH MORE IN THE STATE YES OUR RACIST STATE ALWUN HOUSE BRINGS PEOPLE TOTETHER

  6. Lighthouse artist, Baron Dixon review: Well, this last Friday’s “Lighthouse!” exhibit opening was, in my opinion, the best one yet! Artistic inventiveness was on full display (and WILL be all through December as the show will be lit up for evening viewing hours) in this truly multimedia experience. And the only thing that could distract us all from the pretty lights was the BAND on stage, the Haymarket Squares. They played three sets, and at the end unplugged themselves from their amplifiers, and roused us with a couple of songs amongst us, the audience. They are awesome singer/songwriters with lyrics in their original songs worthy of the Broadway stage, like the anthem, “Buy My Vote.”

  7. Pleasure being part of the Exotic Show experience these last couple of years.

    Thanks all visitors for the Viewers Choice Award!

  8. Rafael Gutierrez

    I have missed you will see you soon Great JOB!