Apr 25 – May 9
Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibit
Local artist’s juxtaposed histories and technological fantasies are showcased in / at downtown’s transformative arts pioneer, Alwun House. On display are playfully reconfigured technologies, fantastical props, sculpture, illustrations, and paintings.
“STEAMPUNK” Initially inspired by Victorian science fiction authors H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, drawing from Edgar Allan Poe, Steampunk was coined in 1980’s by author K. W. Jeter in describing contemporary stories set in the Victorian period, blending alternative history and science fiction, originally inspired by the ‘awe struck’ power of stream-driven technologies of emerging industrialized 19th Century. Steampunk sensibilities are constantly evolving, with adaptations through all the arts. Contemporary Steampunks’ various anachronistic re-interpretations of time and transformative visions are today, incorporating influences of digital power-driven revolutionary transformations. Artists interested in exhibiting click here. More info TBA
Saturday, April 26
Tickets: $7 adv. $10 door
One night only, Experience the humorous “flip-side” of America’s Master of Horror, with Poe’s lesser-known works of futurism, science fiction, and time-bending adventure. Intertemporalist steampunk dramatic readings by grandiloquent actors, enhanced by original sound score.
Champagne Reception follows.
The Planet Poe Players directed by Robert X Planet
Saturday, May 10
Rush Hicks’ hosts the Mystic Circus Sideshow
The Mystic Circus Sideshow from Brooklyn, NY has found a new home here in Phoenix, AZ. Progressive neo sideshow/ postmodern circus arts the Mystic show is more experience than show. Come prepared to not only be an audience member, but to make your way to the stage and be a part of the show.
Bold, beautiful, hilarious and death-defying; come let your freak flag fly for a cause…. Oh did I forget to mention this is a benefit show to open a Tempe circus school? Yup, that’s right. Come have some drinks, watch silly humans do dangerous things and help create a community. This show is 18+ recommended, because of the subject material. Hosted by the natural born freak Rush Hicks and presenting to you five amazing local performers Ms. Ginger Applebottem, Candy Bandit, Tabitha Kelley, Gimp DaPimp and Ms. Melon. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see live performance art!
Doors open 9pm Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets $12 Door
sideshow popcorn & refreshments