Calendar of Events

August 1 – 29

“Wine, Women, and Song”
by John Avedisian

WineWomenSongBannerIn 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.
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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.

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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

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Featuring Valley Blues Legand Walkin’ Cane Mark $5 door Read more …….

Second Saturday, September 13

Rush Hicks hosts the Mystic Circus Sideshow
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The Mystic Circus keeps returning with bigger, better, sexier and more ……. more info TBA

Third Friday, September 19

Musicians Showcase
$5 door, Featuring the percussive talents of Daniel Hirtz & Co. more information TBA

October 3 – 31

logo14th Monsters Menagerie
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.

October 3

Monsters Menagerie Opening First Friday 7-10pm.
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

Rush Hicks hosts the Mystic Circus Sideshow
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The Mystic Circus keeps returning with bigger, better, sexier and more ……. more info TBA

Oct 18, Saturday

Planet Poe Theatre

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

Squidling Bros Circus
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The return of the ever-popular touring Coney Island circus sideshow featuring the internationally known Jelly Boy the Clown.

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November 15, Saturday

KILLER PUSSY
featuring Lucy LaMode

More information TBA

December 5 – January 2

LIGHTHOUSE
Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, artworks must play on the theme of illumination – an eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays, with luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens, creating a warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Bask in the warm glow of self-illuminating artworks from over 25 artists light boxes, furniture, shrines, sculpture, black light, neon, video, lamps, and an interactive light installation. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual. All arts shining in a darkened room. Artists interested in exhibiting click here for registration information.

More information TBA

January 2, 2014

First Friday

LIGHTHOUSE closes with
POLLY FROST

$10 adv, $12 door
Doors open 7pm show at 8pm.
PollyFaceAlwun 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
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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

ExoPhantasWebOpening 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

PoetryGraphicWErotic Poetry & Music Festivus

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.

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4 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!

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