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Saturday, May 25

Silver_Vert1We are excited to premiere our latest feature film Silver Slipper by Running Wild Films. This film, made in Arizona, was directed by Travis Mills (Durant’s Never Closes), photographed by local cinematographer Jared Kovacs, and features Phoenix-based actress KK Starrs in the lead role along with an ensemble of Arizona talent.

Silver Slipper
Doors open at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm.
TICKETS: $10 advance, $15 day of show

Join us for the debut showing of our new film, meet the cast and crew who made it, and support the ever-growing film industry in Arizona.

Synopsis: Silver Slipper tells the story of Rian, a young woman, who decides to auction off her virginity online. Over the course of the summer after her high school graduation, we follow Rian through this emotional and psychological journey.

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I was inspired to make this film when I read about a website where women from around the world can auction off their virginity. This seemed so indicative of our times and I wondered what the process a young woman goes through to do so such a thing might look like.

KK Starrs appeared in our movie Cornbread Cosa Nostra and she impressed me very much in that one day of filming. The character of Rian was conceived with her mind. She would be in every scene. This would be her story.

From the start, I didn’t want this to be like any film we’d made before. For one, I wanted to play with improvisation more than before. There was no traditional script. Sometimes dialog was sketched out for the actors to work with; other times I set them loose with just a basic idea.

Furthermore, cinematographer Jared Kovacs and I decided to shoot the film in a “new” aspect ratio. The notion came from what a Canadian filmmaker (Xavier Dolan) did with his movie Mommy. Also, the vertical framing seemed appropriate in a film about the smart phone generation. It was thrilling to rethink the placement of our camera with this flipped perspective and fresh images presented themselves throughout the process.

Silver Slipper was created by just a few people, the smallest crew I’ve ever had. Along with a gallery of people who helped us with locations and food, the team consisted of only Jared Kovacs (acting as his own operator, gaffer and grip), Elizabeth Ketchmark (our assistant) and myself (directing and capturing sound with the boom mic). It was an intimate way to work, creating a feature film with practically “nothing”, returning to the roots of Running Wild Films.

Production wrapped in July 2018 and we are now submitting the film to festivals around the world.

May 17 – June 15

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Viewing Tuesday – Friday, Noon to 6pm

A solo exhibition by photographer
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Duende: Passion Through Play is a transformative body of work by Phoenix photographer Miachelle DePiano. Using color, light, space, form, and reflection, she opens the door to an unexpected dimension of your favorite vintage childhood toys, playfully used to explore her memories, social observations, and personal ideologies.

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Opening Reception Friday May 17th 7pm
Special live flamenco performances by:
Un Corazón Flamenco
A husband and wife team: Linda Machado and Ricardo de Cristóbal are professional Flamenco artists and instructors. Their Flamenco style is improvisational with a traditional foundation. They are experienced and well versed in Flamenco’s Palos (families of song and dance) and their connections, depth and intensity. They create living Flamenco every time they dance. Their performances are interactive, entertaining and educational in which the audience sees, hears, learns about and participates in traditional Flamenco art.

Saturday, May 1

Cabaret Noir

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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!

Our performers are some of the most mesmerizing, highly trained, and incredibly talented ladies you can find!
Best cabaret in the valley!

April 19 – May 10

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IGNiGHT!
An Interactive Art Experience celebrates the 10 principles of Burning Man through the art of the Arizona Burning Man community. This month-long exhibit will allow you to interact with a wide variety of Burner art, learn about the culture of Burning Man through hands-on activities, make new connections and explore a world outside of your own. If you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man is all about, join us and get a little closer to the flame!

OPENING NIGHT – FRIDAY APRIL 19

FREE EVENT at 6PM
Come participate in an eclectic night of all-ages fun showcasing a sample of Burning Man art, culture, performance, philosophy, fire, and fashion. Burner art in and outside of the house, music performance, intriguing and thought-provoking talks, kid’s activities, fashion show, mutant vehicles and more!

Friday, April 26th

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The GasLight Circus

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

Come One! Come All! To the 4th Annual Carnival Ball!
It’s that time of year again where The GasLight Circus comes together in support of local charity Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans as we put on a show unlike any other just for YOU! You’ll see all your favorite GLC Performers including “The Clown Prince of Arizona” Jero the Jester! GLC Clowns Rubix, Jack, and Talento! The Firey Fury of Techie Hilliker! And many more! The night’s festivities will also include the return of the GLC Carnival! 5 carnival games spread throughout the patio gardens for your entertainment! Tickets available online via Eventbrite, as well as at the door day of show!

Sat, April 20, 2019

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The Rift, A Comedy Show
Doors open 7pm, Show at 8pm
Tickets: $5 advance, $10 day of show

Host: Molly Bridget Dean
Starring: Michael Paul Kohn, Kamil Kwasnik, Mark Margetis, Amber Frame, Liz Bradley
Roadhouse Guest: Amethyst Seer

Through the darkness of future’s past, we invite you to an evening filled with stand up comedy based on David Lynch’s various works. Fire Laugh With Us. To get to the other side.” Fire, Walk With Us as we unravel a series of extra-dimensional joke, in the hope of unearthing the mysteries of David Lynch‘s really weird stuf

April 19, 2019

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Exhibit: April 19 – May 10
IGNIGHT! An Interactive Art Experience celebrates the 10 principles of Burning Man through the art of the Arizona Burning Man community. This month-long exhibit will allow you to interact with a wide variety of Burner art, learn about the culture of Burning Man through hands-on activities, make new connections and explore a world outside of your own. If you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man is all about, join us and get a little closer to the flame!

OPENING NIGHT – FRIDAY APRIL 19

FREE EVENT at 6PM
Come participate in an eclectic night of all-ages fun showcasing a sample of Burning Man art, culture, performance, philosophy, fire, and fashion. Burner art in and outside of the house, music performance, intriguing and thought-provoking talks, kid’s activities, fashion show, mutant vehicles and more!

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.

French_SeanTrimExotic Art Show exhibit showcasing over 50 local and regional visual artists provocative, playful, sensual or audacious, uninhibited passions that push the envelope. At 36 it is the longest-running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country.

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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Eathan2Alwun House is thrilled to showcase Corkscrew Cabaret, returning to bring you a magical night of mischief and magic!

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