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April 5 – 12, 2019

Salon de Enfants

Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. free
Student works, $25ea., Students receive 100%.

April 5 Opening

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Friday, April 5, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free

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.

April 6th 2019

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Silver String Circus presents
Roll for Initiative
Tickets: $10 adv – $15 available at door
Doors open at 7:30 show at 8:30

Join Silver String Circus for a night of side-show, magic, music, improv, and most importantly DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Grab those D20’s and your favorite wizard robes, because this rag-tag group of adventurers needs your help on a quest of magnificent proportion! This is a night of nerdy fun unlike any you’ve experienced before. You and your party will be wowed with a circus show full of grace and danger, serenaded by the voice of angelic bards, graced with house libations, and included in the story through improv games led by a professional Game Master… um… we mean, host. As with any good dungeon crawl, you’ll have the opportunity to win some epic loot with our prizes and raffles, or chose something of your own from one of our amazing vendors.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience for gaming and fantasy enthusiast of all ages! Tickets are limited so buy yours while they last!

April 5-12, 2019

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Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale. 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.

First Friday April 5 Opening
Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 5, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Medicine Arrow Performance
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door
Doors open at 7pm Show at 8pm

Medicine Arrow is a multicultural and multidisciplinary performance ensemble based in Arizona whose stage is the world. With a sound grounded in the deep traditions of Native America, yet reaching beyond all boundaries and borders to embrace the pulse of the planet and the song of the universe, Medicine Arrow seeks to deliver a message of harmony, balance, equality and integrity through its adventurous blend of music, dance, storytelling, poetry, and mask art.

The core Medicine Arrow trio is comprised of singer, dancer and actor Roman Orona; guitarist, singer/songwriter plus flutist and Native American Flute Storyteller Aaron White; and percussionist, poet and mask maker Will Clipman. In the spirit of creative inclusiveness, these three artists welcome collaboration with an eclectic cast of very special guests, enhancing and embellishing the conversation among voice, flute and drum with elements of theater, choreography, videography and multi-instrumental music.

The unifying metaphor of Medicine Arrow is that which flies straight and true from one heart to another, piercing the illusion of separateness and bringing all together as one. Audiences of all ages will thrill to the exhilarating rhythms, soaring melodies, rich harmonies, lush language and vivacious visual imagery of this joyous celebration, imbued with both ancient resonance and futuristic vision, in which everyone is invited to participate, and from which no one is excluded.

Saturday March 16th

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Fashionista Provocateur Runway Show

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
VIP Front Runway seating – $25*
(*with complimentary Hpnotiq drink specials)
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

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FASHIONISTA PROVOCATEUR: Embrace Your Inner Goddess!
An Unforgettable Vera Saucy Clothing Runway Super Show. Benefit fashion show featuring 2 Runway Shows one at 8pm and one at 9pm. Displaying the VSC SS19 Lingierie and Accoutrement Collection! With gorgeous LBGTX Go-Go Dancers inbetween shows. Followed by an Unforgettable WTO Stage Show. Featuring some of Arizona’s Finest Talent…
PLUS SOME SUPER SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS TBA
After the stage shows, DJ’s will be spinning sexy beats till midnight!

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Cleodora Presents
Cabaret Noir
Tickets: SOLD OUT!
Doors open at 7:30, Show starts at 8:30
Tickets still available for the April 13 show.

Join us for a dark cabaret experience! Let us entertain you with an evening of sultry entertainment at this adult-themed cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts!

Friday, Feb 15

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Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Tickets: $15 available at door starting at 7pm

An eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song, comedy and variety acts with a poetic anthology featuring over 35 local artists! the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poets, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, simultaneously on two stages.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

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Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

6pm Entry to VIP happy hour with PRE-PURCHASE ONLY and gain first entry
7pm door GENERAL ADMISSION
Tickets: $30 – available @ door only, starting at 7pm

Reserved Tables: $400 – (includes admission for 4, & complimentary bottle of champagne) With a Reserved Table, $300 can be declared a tax deductible donation, making a Reserved Table the most scintillating fun donation possible.

The most talked about outrageous art opening event of the year, one night of uninhibited immersive multi-sensory Valentine experience: eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, two floors of erotic-exotic art, exquisite body painting, bondage, fire, burlesque, jazz, roving performers.

Cleo2Opening Night’s Valentine Spectacular headline act is the crème of provocative cabaret burlesque acts: CLEODORA and her talented contorting burlesque babes. The sexiest cabaret act in Phoenix often selling out her shows. And to get your juices flowing, we present the notorious WTQ (What The Queer) the most outlandishly shocking Drag show you’ve never seen. The evening is a visual, aural, sensual, eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, two floors of exotic-erotic art, exquisite International body painter Mark Greenawalt, shibari rope/bondage demonstrations by The Bald Pirate accompanied by hot jazz licks of Joel Oroz Trio, fire, roving performers. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, Champagne & drink specials. Cash Bar. 21+ More Info TBA.

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The Exotic Art Show is a critical fundraiser for Phoenix’s original Alwun House nonprofit arts organization, since 1971. To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting our community arts & cultural center.

Special Event Parking:
Ranch Market (NEC Roosevelt/16 St.), East to Water Mill, Security provided. Continuous Chauffeured Mercedes Sprinter from 6pm to 1:15am.

NOTE: Advance Tickets and RSVP Tables sell fast; besides the advance discount, guest’s gain admission into VIP Lounge Tent area from 6-7pm, with cash bar; and coveted FIRST entry at 7pm door opening. Event goes on rain or shine.

Saturday, January 19

Pain Proof Punks

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Doors open at 8pm – Show starts at 9pm
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Come one, come all to see the greatest families of darkness. The Pain Proof Punks bring the Gothic Royalty to life with Sideshow and Circus performances including Fire, Sword Swallowing, Burlesque, Aerials, Bed Of Nails, Bellydance, Singing, Glass, Wax , and other specialty acts!!! Morticia and Lily may have a friendly wager as to whose family will reign supreme…. come out, be entertained, and cast your vote.

Tickets:
General Admission: $15 advance, $20 day of show
VIP Tickets:

LIMITED supply – $20 while they last.
Front two rows guaranteeing, you see it ALL up close and personal.

Saturday, January 12th

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Wonder & Amaze

Doors open at 7. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 advance $15 day of show, available at door
An all ages show.

It’s another installment of The GasLight Circus! Witness wonders and feats of astonishment as Phoenix once again plays host to one of it’s original theatrical circus attractions! Featuring the likes of Alfie the Mime, The Gentlemen Illusionist: Gabriel Lim, The Mysterious Proprietor, The Dark Dancing Duo of Mina and Nicolasa, Lyra the Mermaid, and everyone’s favorite GLC Clowns: Leeches, Jack, Talentuoso, Puddles, and The Clown Prince of Arizona himself: Jero the Jester! These performers and many more are prepared to come to the stage and do what they do best, wonder and amaze! And the show goes on rain or shine. And it did lightly rain, and the audience did stick around to enjoy the show.

December 22. 2018

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Cleodora’s Naughty Nights

SOLD OUT!

Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Join us December 22 for Naughty Nights. A holiday special where there’s no questioning if these girls have been Naught or Nice. Because they’be been BOTH. It will be an evening of teasing with seasonaly sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Plus special seasonal refreshments to spice up your Naughty Night.
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December 7 – January 4

LIGHTHOUSE 11

Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm
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First Friday December 7

Opening Concert First Friday Dec. 1
Tickets $10 advance, $15 available at door – 7pm door
Come Play in the glow with Jerusafunk Undoubtfully the funkiest klezmer band in the world, blending traditional klezmer with the foot stomping feel of R&B rhythms, tossing in a jazzy in between. This unique 9 piece ensemble of whacky musicians using southeastern European roots with sarcastic hip-gyrating Afrobeat rhythms will blow your mind and send you bopping in high gear! Just as the art is self illuminated Jerusafunk will emit light into your soul. Lighted costume contest. No host Bar. 21+

November 16, 2018

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Join us this mid-November’s eve for a burlesque treat that skirts the line between Halloween hangovers and Holiday wishes. Horrors and heavens combine for show certain to occupy all of your dreams and nightmares alike.
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Hosted by Kraven James
Featuring performances by:
Dahlia de la Nuit
Luna Lovebutton
Taryn Garters
Ethan Valentine
Peppermint Schnapps

and of course…
Mina La Rouge

November 2, 2018

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Breath Before Brush

Solo exhibition by Ryan Carey
Opened First Friday, November 2, 7pm, free;
Exhibit through Nov 16th.

Help support this local school art teacher. Witness his unique painting style and the glorious colorful results he creates. On site demonstrations of his technique.

Opening night features the sounds of Season 3
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Artist’s Creative Statement:
Existence seems to be only the recent past or the near future.

My work focuses on the beauty of the here and now.
With each mark on the canvas, I use air from my lungs to create a moment in existence. To return to the human element in art, I use only my breath and thinned oil paint to compose my work.

Using a stream of consciousness composition I amalgamate the colors into a literal representation of my breath and mark the present act of creation.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

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AZ Rock School Showcase
4 PM – 7 PM
Tickets: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Join us as we celebrate Arizona rock n roll’s youthful talent. Arizona Rock School showcases this afternoon concert of 6 bands. All high school aged students learning the art of rock n roll.

Featured Bands:
The Oleanders
Earll Drive
Chartreuse Moose
Firestorm
PRSN-X
Queen Bees

Saturday, November 10

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Cleodora’s TEASE

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With a show prepared specially to give you just one more reason to be thankful this season.

Come see an all new production with an evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Our performers are some of the most mesmerizing, highly trained, and incredibly talented ladies you can find! Best cabaret in the Valley!

October 27, 2018

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Monsters Ball

Tickets $15 advance $20 door, 7pm
Limited supply of Reserved Tables
$175 includes admission for four and $100 is tax deductible donation.

Revel with a Cause at Alwun’s annual blow-out Halloween art party. Their raves are “not-to-be-missed” high-energy Cabaret Burlesque Spectacular. Don’t let your friends drag you to just another bar or house party for this years Halloween Celebration.

Guests and victims alike enter the Alwun House under the legs of Shelob, our 15’ black widow spider spinning webs ensnaring unsuspecting prey. Alwun’s Annual Halloween blow-out art party gets rave reviews for its noir cabaret stage show, featuring costumed revelers, music, dance and dark bizarre performances. The House serves complimentary finger-food, and spine-chilling libations like bubbly Hpnotiq ‘Spider Venom’ Punch at the cash bar.
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One full night of entertainment as this year the Monsters Ball goes dragalicious with all-out monsterous queeriest creations ever to hit Alwun’s stage. Featuring the bizarre antics of WTQ “What the Queer.” who will drag you into the scariest yet sexist fantasys you dare witness. Guaranteed to make your spine shiver. WTQ is hosted by Vera Saucy; performers: Astrud, Revel Lucien, Naiive, Joanne Michaels, YoYo Blackfire, Rosetta Stoned, Paris Delux, Lady Nightengale

The gallery’s Monster Art Show is filled with dark fantasies, macabre blood-sucking beasts, dark humor, under-worldly spirits. and creations that scream for attention.

RESERVED TABLES:
Reserved tables – Best seating in the house. Prime viewing for four guests, complimentary bottle of champagne. Plus $100 of your reserved table can be declared as tax deduction. Get up close and personal with the action.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018

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ARCANA

Friday, October 12th
Doors open at 7. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 advance $15 day of show, available at door
An all ages show.

The GasLight Circus returns: see the third installment of the show’s dark and sinister “Noir” series with Arcana! Follow the adventure of a young magician as he travels one of the darkest corners of the underworld in search of his long lost friends! See all your favorite GLC stars LIVE on stage: Including The Clown Prince of Arizona Jero the Jester, Alfie the Mime, fan favorite Puddles the Clown and many more this October in a Circus Adventure you’ll never forget!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Jett Runaway Presents:
Amour de Agony
Doors open at 8pm show starts at 9pm
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
A Vaudeville Production of Sideshow, Circus, and Modification like you’ve never seen before…

Vaudeville is alive and well in Phoenix as Jett Runaway Presents: Amour de Agony! Jett Runaway (of The Runaway Street Circus) has journeyed to the lowest depths of suffering and the most blissful heights of pure ecstasy to bring you on a one of a kind emotional conquest through their circus, sideshow, variety theatrical spectacular alongside an all local cast of Ginger Applebottem, Shawn Cook, Kyle, Glenn Damien, and Tabitha Kelly.

Witness the most jaw dropping of Arizona’s variety performance art with a special feature of bizarre body modification as we travel through the tragic, dramatic, and comedic inevitability of the unadulterated human condition only at Amour de Agony!

Friday September 28, 2018

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TICKETS: $9 advance, $15 day-of-show available at door!
Doors open 7pm, show at 8pm
Hosted by Ronnie D and Ernastina!

Firestage proudly presents the tenth annual celebration of the creative might of Arizona/Sonora-based female performers, with the variety show extravaganza “Ladies on Fire”!

We used to present this event in the winter time, but we decided to mark our second year at the beautiful Alwun House in the Garfield Historic District Phoenix by moving it to summer’s end and embrace change!

We hope you can join us to be mesmerized by an eclectic selection of local and visiting very creative women, sharing their unmistakable talents!

Featuring:
Sarah Chapman
Rosemarie Jeana
Savannah Lutman
Trejon Dunkley
Eleniux Cejaa

and many more TBA!