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Friday the 13th, October

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Cleodora presents Cabaret Noir

Tickets $15 advance, $20 door
Doors Open at 8, show starts promptly at 9pm.

StapleBWJoin us for an evening of sultry entertainment at “Cabaret Noir” a cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts!

Saturday, October 7

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Pandora’s Circus of Sin

Tickets: $12 advance – $15 available at door

Doors open 8pm show at 9pm – Raffles and Prizes!

Gather round sweet darlinks for a most tawdry tale of blood and bawds! This Halloween season we’re paying homage to antiquity’s most sinful women! From the lethal ladies of literature to mythological monsters!

These feme fatales are the makers and mistresses of your nightmares.

Saturday, September 23rd

Comedy Avengers for Planned Parenthood Arizona

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Tickets: $10 advance – $15 door

Comedy Avengers is an annual benefit show put on by Comedy On Fire since 2014, and this year we are donating all show proceeds to Planned Parenthood Arizona!

Hosts:
Matt Micheletti and Ernesto Moncada

Lineup:
Anwar Newton
Genevieve Rice
Michael Turner
Raymond Man Howard
Dana Whissen
More TBA!

Planned Parenthood will also be onsite with informational materials and free swag.
Our goal is to raise $1000 so mark your calendars and come out for an evening of laughs benefiting a great cause.

Friday, September 15

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Pandora’s Circus of Sin

Tickets: $12 advance $15 day of show/door
Doors open 8pm show at 9pm – Raffles and Prizes!

She was created by the Gods. Her beauty was a gift; her curiosity a curse. Her name was Pandora. Centuries later, we carry on her tradition of sinful exploration.

A salacious evening of storytelling through Sideshow, Dance and Performance Art!

Let us exorcise your demons!

Saturday, September 9

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GasLight Circus
Tickets: $15 available at door
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

It’s the first show of a brand new season for The GasLight Circus! Starting off with a literal BANG as the circus presents this thrilling performance with an old western vaudeville theme! See some of Arizona’s best and brightest talents as they perform in a style not seen since the days of Tombstone and Dodge City! Complete with Juggling, Acrobatics, Singing, and live action old-west gun-slinging all for your entertainment.

Advance tickets purchased will be available at will call.

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September 1 – 23, 2017

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New series solo exhibit by Nadia Vanilla
Phoenix-based artist whose work focuses on what it means to be human, with her subjects being primarily portraits and erotic figure drawings. “Florid” is her new series of vibrant, lively portraits, set in radiant color. Pastel by medium not by color, these portraits emanate a vivid intense color and emotion. Each pastel painting is an informal look into the life of its subject, featuring a different expression, caught in a different context.colorbar

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Opening Night: $5 admission
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm
Featuring Ghazaal Beledi World Music & Dance
and rock on with Angels & Aliens

Ghazaal Beledi a high-energy fusion of passion, music and fun! A world fusion and improvisational tribal belly dance troupe, using choreography from Middle Eastern belly dance, East Indian Bhangra, Bollywood, and Spanish-influenced skirt and fan dances, and props.
Angels&AliensAngels & Aliens will be performing orchestral alternative rock with empowering positive messages and ethereal vocals. Their originals and cover songs reflect a melting pot of authoritative musicianship, melodic vocals and positive lyrics in a unique paradigm.


Saturday, August 12th

Pain Proof Punks – Night Terror!

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Tickets: $15 available at door
Doors open at 8pm. Show at 9pm.

A genre brew we present to you of all things disturbing, horrific, and sinfully sick. A sprinkle of our weird, strange, and insane sense of humor and heavy helping of blood, flesh and gore galore!

A sideshow tribute to Grindhouse/ Horror including performances of fire, burlesque, human pincushion, wax, aerials, contortion, bellydance, glass dancing, perhaps a Special guest or two…., summoning the devil, you know the norm…

NIGHT TERROR Performers
Rusty The Clown, Lily LaVamp, Dr. Copperchops, Little J Sinclair, Lexi Locket, Miss Wonderland, Nyhel, Crystal Frost, El Spawk, Luna Sky, Morgan Moondust, Katara, Katrina Rainsong

Saturday, May 27, 2017

GasLight Circus Presents

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The Carnival Ball!
Tickets: $12 advance $15 available at door
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

It’s GLC’s biggest show of the year! Join The GasLight Circus Saturday, May 27th for their annual charity show,

The Carnival Ball! Complete with carnival games & prizes, raffles, a full merchandise table, and live music, the hottest theatrical circus attraction in Phoenix brings to you another dazzling 3-act stage show featuring the likes of Jero the Jester, Finna the Fool, The Proprietor, Shawn Cook, Morgan Moondust, Gabriel Lim, Lyra the Mermaid, and more!

In a special Memorial Weekend gesture, all proceeds generated by The GasLight Circus will be donated to local charity Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans (http://www.azvhv.org/) to help in their goal of mitigating veteran suicide, and establish veteran wellness centers to aid in reintegration by addressing the growing concerns of veteran wellfare. Following the night’s festivities, GLC founder Jero “The Jester” Keenom will be personally handing over 100% of the circus’ earnings that night to AZVHV founder Jim Eyler live on stage to be put towards the benefit of their organization.

Join us on this special night as The GasLight Circus gives back to those who need it most.

May 26, 2017

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An Evening with
Dave Waite
brought to you in partnership with Drift Compatible Productions.
Doors open at 8:30, show at 9pm.
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door.
You may have see Dave on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing, an the Bob & Tom Show. Now he’s visiting Phoenix for your entertainment. Also featured are local talent such as Mason Pipes and Matt Micheletti.

May 20, 2017

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Cleodora presents TEASE!

Advance Discount Ticket sales are over.
Tickets $15 advance – $20 door

Doors Open at 7, show starts promptly at 8pm.
Join us Saturday, May 20th for another production of “TEASE”, a sexy circus cabaret! It will be an evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pain Proof Punks

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Dracula’s Bride
Tickets: $12 adv. $15 day of show, available at door.

It’s Victorian London, Dracula has returned and found a bride. He is inviting all the monsters and beasts of the night to join him in celebration this evening of her looming transformation. We cordially invite you to an Evening of sheer fright and delight as these creatures display their talents to please the master Dracula. The Pain Proof Punks present Dracula’s Bride : A Gothic Circus and Scintillating Display of Sideshow Arts

A tribute to all incarnations of Dracula including performances of Burlesque, Aerials, Fire Arts, Bellydance, Juggling, Glass Dancing, and Suspension courtesy of Life Suspended.

April 21 – May 5

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MB Hanrahan

A Body of Work, Holiday Cards, 1996-2017

April 21 Opening Reception

7-11pm featuring
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MB frames and composes her life’s celebratory holiday moments with humor, sarcasm and wit. Collaborating with various photographers produces Limited Editions of original art cards, all featuring MB in the nude, which then get shared to special friends. This is the first comprehensive collection of MB’s, spanning images over 20 years, and is accompanied by a newly printed collector’s edition book. Once a creative activist in nurturing Phoenix’ 80’s art scene, she returns to Phoenix from her Ventura California studio. She noted Alwun House probably holds “the single largest collection of her greeting cards.” Prints are available or available for order.

Body of Work Book

420-bunny-1Body of Work: 20 Years of MB Nude You can view and purchase a unique, limited edition book with ALL of MB’s self portraits. This massive collection is curated, written and co-produced by Amy Jones, based on a series of interviews with the artist. The book is designed by Dina Pielaet.

 

May 6 Closing Reception

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March 27 – April 22, 2017

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An Alwun House Foundation Exhibit
At Burton Barr Central Library North Gallery
LGBTQ: Rights & Justice

Exhibit Theme: Art that reflects the struggle that the LGBTQ community has had to endure to gain justice denied. Accepting works in all media that represent that struggle and accomplishment. Inviting works from first time exhibitors to professionals; family photos, weddings, anti-gay protesters, pride, and personal achievement. Artists interested in exhibiting click here…… Juror’s: Annie Lopez, Ted Decker, Mike Oleskow

Also on display, BJ Bud Memorial Archives: flyers, front pages of magazines or newspapers and other artifacts sponsored by ASU Hayden Library, Arizona Collection, Nancy Godoy, Historian/Librarian

PROGRAM coincides with Phoenix Pride:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
• Poetry & Open Mic Night

Pulliam Auditorium, 2-3 pm.
Open to anyone willing to share a song, poem, or free form story of their experience with “LGBTQ: Rights & Justice” Sponsored by AZ Consortium for the Arts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
• LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Symposium

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8pm.
Panel will discuss achievements and other memorable events in Arizona history for the LGBTQ community. Panelists include: Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian; Ron Wilcox, from Nu Towne Saloon, the longest operating gay bar in Phoenix; Scott Tickler, former Miss IGRA/AGRA; Kim Moody- Alwun House Foundation founder. More, TBA. A Story Corp – OutLoud Initiative collaboration will also be announced to support their mission of recording and preserving oral history.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“UpStairs Inferno” Screening

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8 pm.
Followed by a short Q&A session with director Robert Camina and Skip Bailey, a relative of one of the victims. Story of the1973 New Orleans gay bar arson attack, where thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation. Until the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, it was the deadliest known attack on a gay club in U.S. history.
Refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack;
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/94900386

Friday, April 7, 2017
• RECEPTION

Library North Gallery, 6-8pm
Special performance by Phoenix Metropolitans Men’s Chorus and Youth Choir, under the artistic directorship of Marc Gaston. And a resource fair with community organizations: ACLU, Trans Queer Pueblo, LGBTQ Consortium, Native Health, and others to be announced

April 15, 2017

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GasLight Circus

Tickets: $15 day of show, available at door
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

It’s a regular “Who-Dunnit” with a traditional circus twist! Join The GasLight Circus for a night of bombastic amazement with levels of audience interaction like never before as GasLight Circus combines the wonders of a night at the circus with the chills and thrills of Murder-Mystery theater!

Help Jero the Jester, Finna the Fool, The Proprietor, Mina Katz, Techie HIlliker, Shawn Cook, Morgan Moondust, and many more in a night at the circus with a murderous new twist as they seek to unravel the mystery behind the sudden “accidents” befalling performers of The GasLight Circus at the hands of a masked assailant before it’s too late!

GasLight Circus will have a full table of T-Shirts and Merchandise available as well!

April 7 – 14, 2017

23rd Salon Des Enfants

Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. free
Student works, $20ea., Students receive 100%.

April 7 Opening

Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free
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The public is invited to witness firsthand the enthusiasm and pride of downtown’s first Elementary School District’s colorful Art Departments and performance programs perseverance in the face of cutbacks in funding.

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, replaced with yet another piece – with 100% going to the student artist.

One of the exhibit founders, John Avedisian (art teacher), says “the goal was to give students the experience and excitement of a real gallery setting, surrounded by parents, teachers, neighbors and civic leaders. The exhibit rewards months of effort developing positive self-expression.” For many it will be a first time seeing their art on display in a gallery. For others it will be the first time they’ve seen an art exhibit.

Saturday, March 25

PHONUS BALONUS!

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lily_alienLadies and gentlemen, step right up to see a dazzling display of vaudeville at it’s finest! There will be juggling, dancing, singing, music, and dangerous feats of incredible skill. Our scintillating stage acts will thrill you to the core! So don’t be a wetblanket and miss this one time only event. It’s all Phonus Balonus!!!

Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm sharp!
Tickets: $15 day of show, available at door

We encourage everyone to get all dolled up in their best get up.

Cast:

Noah Brown, Katrina Rainsong, Rusty The Clown, Mickey and Marco of The Tosspotts, Lily LaVamp, Jacqueline Hide, Brendon Hebert, Nathan Machutta

Saturday, March 18

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Cirque Underground

Tickets: $12 adv. $15 available at door
8pm Door, 9pm Show. Refreshments
Join the parade & be part of the show! Dress to impress in your sexiest & craziest circus attire. Exotic Art Show and Art Detour Finale. Mature Content

A site-specific, stilt-walking spectacle, weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens. Every corner a voyeuristic journey into the bizarre. Spy on The Mating Rituals of Giants. Witness Amazing Acrobatics on oversized stilts. Place bets on Matrix Stilt Fight Club. Turn up the heat with Flame Seduction. Beware of sexy Flying Clowns and Nasty Women Burlesque. Special performances by Crystal Cruz, Ernesto Moncada, Jon Goodell, Kira Kirk, Brian Theer, Jessica Boelkins, Kristy Ingebo, Jeanie Pham, Shawn Cook, Tony Winecki, Allison Dee, Shiva Dee, Emma Collins, Sabrina Wilcox, and House of Cirque students and performance partners. Exotic Art Show and Art Detour Finale. cash bar. 21+

Event proceeds benefit Alwun House Community Green Art Park, and House of Cirque’s stilt programs for adults and youths. http://houseofcirque.com

March 17-19

Artlink’s ART DETOUR 27

An annual tour of downtown artists studios, artspaces and galleries. More info…..

February 10 – March 19

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Exotic, “out the ordinary” art, provocative, playful, sensual or audacious. Uninhibited passions push the envelope, in a variety of media. Longest running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the nation.

First Friday, March 3, 2017

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Cleodora presents TEASE!

Tickets $20 day of show available at door
Doors Open at 8, show starts promptly at 9pm.
Join us Friday, March 3rd for another production of “TEASE”, a sexy circus cabaret! It will be an evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!