August 1 – 29
“Wine, Women, and Song”
by John Avedisian
In all of my work I constantly search for the commonalities that link us together. John Avedisian Reception, Third Friday Aug 15.read more……
Second Saturday, August 9
Rush Hicks hosts the Mystic Circus
Eclectic Urban Adventure under the Alwun House canopy.
The Mystic Circus keeps returning with bigger, better, sexier and way more dangerous circus arts: aerials, fire, swords, burlesque, nudity, adult ribald humor… you know, all the good stuff.
Host and natural born freak Rush Hicks, says, “You’ll have to see them to believe it, and still be in disbelief.” Featured are yet to be announced so return to this page for updates.
The show is more like an interactive party. So come loose, dress silly and ready to have a ball watching silly humans do dangerous things. Popcorn and chilled refreshments add to an outrageously fun night for all. Let your inner-freak flag fly!
Doors open 8:30pm – Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets: $12 advance $15 at door
Advance tickets highly recommended since last month was a packed house. Limited seating is a reality.
Benefit for Mystic Circus Arts School. The Mystic Circus from Brooklyn, NY, pitched tent in town, developing a progressive neo-circus arts school.
Third Friday, August 15
Featuring Valley Blues Legand Walkin’ Cane Mark $5 door Read more …….
Second Saturday, September 13
Third Friday, September 19
$5 door, Featuring the percussive talents of Daniel Hirtz & Co. more information TBA
October 3 – 31
exhibit invites slightly (or extremely) demented creative works of menacing dark underworld fantasies, monsters of domination and greed or the satirical, throughout October.
Alwun’s 2-story overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey. Exhibit area extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention. Artists interested in exhibiting, click here for registration info.
15th Monsters Menagerie group exhibit features unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic to sacred and profane, with works in a variety of media. Meet the artists, entertainment and refreshments.
Second Saturday, October 11
Oct 18, Saturday
A unique presentation of reader’s theatre as costumed actors read the classic tales of Edgar Allan Poe while also showcasing the rare oddities and historical trivia of the Poe era. More Information TBA
Oct 31, Halloween Friday
Alwun’s 15th annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves as an annual “not-to-be-missed” high-energy thriller stage show, includes crowds costumed for revelry with spirited prizes. More information TBA
First Friday, Nov 7
November 15, Saturday
featuring Lucy LaMode
More information TBA
December 5 – January 2
More information TBA
January 2, 2014
LIGHTHOUSE closes with
$10 adv, $12 door
Doors open 7pm show at 8pm.
Alwun House is again honored to present one of the most distinctive storytellers Polly Frost, a disarming humorist with unique observations of life, Polly weaves together insightful, intimate unique storytelling experiences. An award-winning, NYC-based writer, and bi-coastal performer. Artists’ Reception follows.
February 13 – March 20, 2015
EXOTIC ART SHOW 31
Alwun House expands the evocative envelope ever further attracting professional and emerging artists from coast to coast, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual and audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter, under 18 accompanied by adult. Over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media. Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with this much anticipated opening.
“Exotic Art Show,” the longest running Exotic/Erotic exhibit and performance series in the country, turns 31, on Valentine’s Day, 2015. Conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Alwun House Foundation Board Member, and ASU Nelson Fine Arts Museum curator), has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists and performers. Artists wishing to exhibit, click here for registration information.
To use a ballet company metaphor: Exotic is Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser: 100% of proceeds benefit non-profit Alwun House Foundation’s proven record transforming community through the arts, since 1971.
Friday February 13, Valentine’s Eve
Opening night, Friday February 13, Valentine’s eve, an experience of total immersion in multi-sensory, unabashed flights of fantasy with evocative, uninhibited art and performance at every turn. Eye-poppin’ phantasmagoria and heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, including two floors of erotic-exotic art and roving performers, body painting. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, champagne, Hpnotiq drink specials, cash bar. Guests are invited to “dress for success” – however they define it. Fetish attire welcome. Fueled by word of mouth, tickets go fast to opening night, at the first art house and gallery in Downtown Phoenix.
Friday February 20
Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts on two stages. Featuring the Valley’s crème de la crème, is deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. The resulting non-stop evening’s program features the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances of romantic tragic comic lust-filled poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts brings something for everyone.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials.