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February 3, 2023 First Friday with a Kink
First Friday: February 3, 2023 6-10pm
A prequel to the Alwun House Exotic Art Show, in the Art Park. We’re warming up the 2023 Super Bowl Valentines season this First Friday with a Kink. An Adult themed party, with over a dozen artists and vendors selling apropos themed art works, jewelry, ropes, whips, paddles, toys, fetish wear available plus adult beverages will be available. Live body painting and Shibari demonstrations with fine hand crafted soft ropes available. And, if you’re really bad, you may be able to get a spanking. Adult beverages will be available. More Info TBA. Click here for free tickets!
February 10, 2023 40th Exotic Art Show
PHANTASMAGORICAL Spectacular Opening: February 10, 2023
TICKETS: $30 advance. $40 at door.
Witness this 40th anniversary of the most talked about outrageous art opening event of the years, one night of uninhibited immersive multi-sensory Valentine experience: eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, a gallery full of erotic-exotic art, bondage, fire, burlesque, and bitchin’ bossa nova.
Opening Night’s Valentine Spectacular headline act is the crème of provocative cabaret burlesque acts: VaVaVoom Productions, the largest troupe of burlesque babes in the valley, sexy classic burlesque reimagined with contemporary kinks that may shock a few viewers. Bedouin Tribe tribal fusion dance, performs with fire and sword, finger cymbals and hypnotic shimming hips to live tribal drumming. DJ Reubot keeps the eclectic beats pumping on the Main Stage, while bossa nova and bondage fills the west garden stage with the band Moonlight Magic accompanying suspended shibari rope/bondage demonstrations by Zaphod near the penial fire pit. Inside, the gallery, walls are salon-style filled with the juried exhibit: Exotic Art Show, showcasing exotic/erotic artworks from dozens of artists from around the state.
Also to satiate your hungers, we have the Island Boyz Jerk Spot (food truck) available to get your fix of JERK (no entendre meant) chicken, beef or shrimp, rice & beans and Jamaican Pattys. Special Exotic Plate available for preorder: Jerk Chicken & Pork with two sides $16. Dress for success. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Champagne & drink specials, including our daring guest sponsor Voodoo Ranger bringing kick-ass ales, and the ever-popular decadent Chocolate Orgasm are available at the Cash Bar. Show goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.
Reserved Tables*: ($225 – $450) $450 – 4top (includes admission for four, & complimentary bottle of champagne, an Alwun House souvenir mug) Reserved table seating front & center for four. $225 -2top Cocktail tables with seating for two (includes admission for two, two complimentary drinks, an Alwun House souvenir mug). *Reserved tables must be claimed by 8pm, after 8pm we will no longer reserve the table.
February 17, 2023 20th Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Poetic Romance: February 17, 2023
TICKETS: $10 advance. $15 at door. Advance ticket available soon.
Doors at 7 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m.
Alwun House is proud to present the 20th Anniversary of the Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus (EP&MF)! Featuring a broad range of scintillating, titillating, and intimate acts across two stages, the night will include comedians and storytellers, musical flights of fancy, vaudevillian variety acts, poetry and performance art.
The Main Stage will feature a variety of acts and is co-hosted by the grandiloquent duo of thespian/theater director Ernesto Moncada and comedian/actor Matt Micheletti. The West Garden Stage will feature some of the valley’s best poets is hosted by Rosemarie Dombrowski, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix,
Guests are also welcomed to view the 40th Exotic Art Show – the longest-running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country – showcasing local and regional visual artists whose work ranges from provocative to playful, sensual to uninhibited.
Complete list of performers TBA. Cash bar 21+. Show rain or shine.
February 24, 2023 Pain Proof Punks
THROW IT BACK – A Sideshow Soundtrack Of Time
Tickets: VIP-$25 General Admission-$20 — $25 at door (if available)
Doors Open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
The Pain Proof Punks are back again to excite and fright with Sideshow, Burlesque, Drag, and more!! We have an incredible stage style event with seating in store! Together we will explore how music has changed from the 1500s to today!! We’ve managed to create an incredible mix of classical music and modern arts! We will test your boundaries and transport you to a world of the creepy and comedic, the beautiful and bizarre, and the gentle and grotesque. Alwun House is an outdoor limited seating venue! 21+ Show goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.
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.
“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.”