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November 12, Saturday

Tickets $15 advance, $20 door
Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm

THE MASKED CLOWN: Join your favorite performers of The GasLight Circus on a new swashbuckling comedy adventure! Featuring both old and new faces to the show, witness the amazing and astounding feats of slapstick and skill put on by the likes of Jero the Jester: The Clown Prince of Arizona, The Proprietor, Alynn the Clockwork Doll, Siggy, Loki, Tommo the Clown, and even more to be announced! See juggling, magic, dancing, singing, sword fighting, and everything in between at GLC’s last show of the year! It All begins when the doors open at 7:00pm, showtime at 8:00pm!

November 4, First Friday

FREE: Join us for November First Friday as the Art Park becomes an arts market filled with over two dozen art vendors offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other crafts.

Oct 29, Saturday Monsters Ball

colorful halloween indoor party, neural network generated art. Digitally generated image. Not based on any actual scene or pattern.

Tickets $20 advance, $25 door

Reserved Table for 4 – $250  ($62.50/seat) includes bottle of champagne + trick-or-treat swag bag

Reserved Cocktail Table for two – $130 includes $10 complimentary drinks + trick-or-treat swag bag

Doors creak open at 7pm to performances, continuing into the wee hours. It’ll blow your mind while tickling your spine. Spinning gnasty gnarly grooves for the evening will be Synesthesia. The blow-out killer stage show opens with spirited music by the Blood Feud Family Singers, with up-tempo down-hearted waxing poetic-philosophical country-fried hostility for sentimental haters promises you a frolicking horrific time. Follow a brief stage emotional breakdown, the stage will come alive again conjured up by the Haus of Prowl with their off-beat kinky Ghoulesque Show. Performances that cross a few lines between damned gory, a bit bloody and a lot sexy, stirring in a dash of erotic with a twisted decadence and depravity inducing spinal erections, then tossed in together to appease the tease, resulting in unusual levels of onstage morbidity. Elixirs du jour will flow: VooDoo Ranger is bringing his ATOMIC PUMPKIN and Juicy Haze, Fat Tire, Spider Venom y mas.

October 7-29, Monsters Menagerie

First Friday: October 7 – 29, 2022, Monsters Menagerie, 6pm to 10pm

The infamously provocative and uncensored Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, chock-full of grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politicians aren’t exempt from this artistic depictions of the social demons among us.

Oct 9, 10, 11

Join us for this rare experience of an epic piece written for an amplified string quartet, in the shadow of the Vietnam War: “Black Angels” by George Crumb. As well as works by Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, Kenji Bunch and Mark Summer performing amidst the Monsters Menagerie exhibit in the gardens of the historic Alwun House. Musicians: Leslie Frey Anderegg and Aaron Requiro on violins, Mark Dix on viola, and Bridget Pasker on cello.

Oct 8, Saturday

Tickets $13 advance, $18 door. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

You are cordially invited to Bite Night! A vampire’s ball, featuring spectacular magic, outrageous comedy and incredible acrobatics! It’s a night of spectacle, danger and blood!
Get your tickets now before the sun rises! Must be 21+

October 7, First Friday

FREE: Join us October 7th First Friday as the Art Park transforms into Walking Dead Zombie Market filled with dozens of zombies selling their arts offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other ghoulish crafts. October’s foodie treats will be provided by two outstanding food vendors: Green Chile Love Food Truck and The Naughty Vegan. Green Chile Love returns by popular request to serve up The best NM/CO style Green Chile you’ll find in AZ. Flavors from NM, CO and AZ featuring Hatch Green Chile! While deliciousness will be found within the Naughty Vegan serving up dashingly decadent deserts and burgers. Adding to the night’s diversity is audio stimulation by DJ Scapegoat who will fill the air with a vast array of funky beats creating his distinctive monstrous buzz. 

September 16, Chance Ty Edmonds

Friday: September 16 -30, 2022, Chance Ty Edmonds, 7pm to 10pm

Kicking off our 51st season, with a solo exhibition of the ever-popular Chance Ty Edmonds titled Aphantasia. An artist new to the valley from upstate New York, has been bouncing between New York and Phoenix for a couple years and now settled on the Valley of the Sun. Chances works highlight the complexity of his use of graphite, pencil and other mixed media’s to create almost photo realistic pieces. Chance has earned attention by winning several Critic’s Choice awards at Alwun House with his intricate stylistic deco & neuvo inspired drawings. The artworks have almost a magnetic appeal as our Alwun House patrons greedily buying them as soon as the exhibits open. Mark your calendar for this exciting exhibit.

Friday, September 23

Banned Books Readings

Doors open 6pm show at 7pm Tickets $10 advance $15 day of show

The Arizona LGBT+ History Project will be hosting it’s Banned Books Reading on Friday, Sept 23 at the Alwun House – 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006.

This will be a very special Adult story time that focuses on book censorship, in conjunction with events like this happening across the country.Come participate in an evening of laughter while exercising our right of liberty and emancipation!Join us as a wide variety of readings from banned books, from the dissident and revolutionary to the downright salacious.

Come express your love of freedom in literature! Our independence of expression is at risk! This event is a collaboration with the Alwun House and the Arizona LGBT+ History Project. Support by Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange. Sister Sur Mon Visage, is Mistress of Ceremonies.

September 2, First Friday in the Art Park

FREE: Join us for September First Friday as the Art Park becomes an arts market filled with over two dozen art vendors offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other crafts. September’s foodie treats will be provided by two outstanding food vendors: Fat Boyz Tacos and Naughty Vegan. Deliciousness will be found within the Naughty Vegan serving up dashingly decadent deserts and burgers. While Fat Boyz Tacos bring mucho gusto to their street tacos. Adding to the night’s diversity is audio stimulation by DJ Scapegoat who will fill the air with a vast array of funky beats creating his distinctive buzz.

June 3, Technology Will Save Us

First Friday: June 3, 2022, Technology Will Save Us, 6pm to 10pm FREE

Exhibit up through July 29,2022.

Taking his art in a new direction, Michael Farmer has created a series of challenging collage and assemblage artworks that wades into the intersection of art, politics, religion, and technology. The product of three plus years of dedication to a singular vision the works draw on the tradition of Robert Rauschenberg’s combines and the screen printed style and symbolism of the pop art era. It tackles such historical luminaries as Alan Turing and critiques the techno-billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. By incorporating religious iconography and paraphernalia from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Taoism, and technology ephemera like diskettes, punch cards, vacuum tubes, and circuit boards, Michael Farmer examines the disconnects and contradictions of the digital revolution. Each piece is full of artistic “Easter eggs” that can have viewers enraptured, entranced, and provoked. To quote recent viewers of the work, “This is what art should do.”

May 21, Pain Proof Punks

Pain Proof Punks present: Geek Gasm: May 21, 2022

Tickets: $20 General Admission $25 VIP front section – Day o show: $25 GA & $30 VIP 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 characters that inspire us to fandom!! Comics, sci-fi films, pop culture phenomenons, and the shows we can’t help but binge!! 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! Show goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.

Hosted by Sparkinson Performers: Pepper Mint Schnapps, Trey. Rumor Hasset, KiimicalWarfare, Kinky Kirra, Katara, Mara Chino, Britni Bloodshed, Lexi Locket, Rusty The Clown, Juno, Jacqueline Hide Event Photographer: Alex Boutte – Event Producer : Rusty The Clown

May 6, Comurshy Solo Exhibit

COMURSHY Exhibit up through May 27. Viewing Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6pm. Free.

Alwun House is pleased to present Comurshy, a local Phoenix based mixed media artist with a flair for vibrant colors. His distinctive style blends spray and brush painting creating a unique beauty, resulting in stunning almost psychedelic character portraits filled with whimsy and mystery on both real and fictional subjects. The gallery will be filled with these stunning large canvases, for a delightful art experience.

May 6, Art Park First Friday Market

Art Park First Friday: May 6, 2022, 6pm to 10pm FREE

FREE: Join us for May’s First Friday as the Art Park becomes a arts market filled with art vendors offering unique Live painting, one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other crafts. This month we have an outstanding funky fusion Fillipino trip to try out with Krack Rolls. Deliciousness will be found in these Fillipino Lumpia rolls with a fusing Lumpia rolls with American, Italian and of course Mexican tacos. Filling out the Fillipino experience they have Halo Halo, a popular cold dessert in the Philippines. Adding to the nights diversity is audio stimulation by DJ Scapegoat who will fill the air with a vast array of feet flickering funky.

May 6, Comurshy Solo Exhibit

COMURSHY Opening Reception: May 6, 2022, 6pm to 10pm FREE

Exhibit up through May 27.

Alwun House is pleased to present Comurshy, a local Phoenix based mixed media artist with a flair for vibrant colors. His distinctive style blends spray and brush painting creating a unique beauty, resulting in stunning almost psychedelic character portraits filled with whimsy and mystery on both real and fictional subjects. The gallery will be filled with these stunning large canvases, for a delightful art experience.

April 1, 2022

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 amid trying times and cutbacks in funding

There will be approximately 200 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 $25 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 24

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at door

Doors open at 8pm Show at 8:30

An evening showcasing for the more adventurous spirits in Phoenix’ Black community. There will be art, music, food, performance art, dance, burlesque and DRAG! Performances that will make your eye’s pop. Featuring: Kristofer Inez Onyx an amazing performer who is also a member of the Pride board, Sean Avery Medlin – poet rapper and author, Lovely Lady Lala – with dazzling acrobatics and burlesque dance routines, Rosie Cheeks – performance artist and drag queen, TRUVONNE – her latest single “Drive” a hypnotic blend of R&B and electronic music gaining national attention, and Twixx – will highlight the evening as emcee with bizarre drag talent. Also, vendors selling books, fashion and paintings. Rain or shine.

March 18-19-20, IGNiGHT: The Art of Burning Man

Burning Man inspired immersive and interactive art at Alwun House . An all ages experience.

Tickets – $10, timed entry, limited supply
An art exhibition of works created by Arizona artists, IGNiGHT: Burning Man Art in Arizona is an interactive art experience and celebration of the 10 principles of Burning Man that invites members of the Arizona community to come together to learn more about how Burning Man’s mission shapes everyday experiences.

This experience is sponsored by AZ Burners, Roosevelt ArtWorks and Alwun House Foundation.

Covid-safety is at the forefront of our minds: timed entry, masks required, social distancing, hand washing stations. Proof of full vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event will be required.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience an immersive safari of interactive art experiences

Explore an immersive art experience
Large scale art and flame effects
Flow art performances
Listen and dance to sweet grooves
LED talks
Learning experiences
Interact with unique art pieces
Express yourselves in their most radical ways
And much, much more!
Costumes encouraged!

Covid-safe practices will be enforced. Up to 25 adults and 10 children will be allowed entry every 15 minutes, and you will select your entry time when you make your reservation. All adults and children must have tickets to enter. Masks required, temp will be taken, you will be asked to show proof of full vaccination status or dated negative Covid lab test result taken within 72 hours of the event, and social distancing will be enforced.

March 12 – The Vagina Monologues

ALWUN HOUSE presents a SPECIAL PRODUCTION of the 20th Anniversary Edition of

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Written by Eve Ensler, ©1994
Staged by Jeremie Bacpac Franko and Diana Udy – Consultant: Rosemarie Dombrowski

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door (if available)
Doors open at 7pm show starts at 8pm.

20th Anniversary Special Performance, recognizing International Women’s History Month Alwun House presents a rare production of The Vagina Monologues with the never-yet-performed newest segments, updated to reflect a heightened awareness of women’s issues in these times, as well as uncovering the silent burdens from years past.
The monologues will be presented by a diverse cast of readers. “The Vagina Monologues” is performed in more than 140 countries and translated into 49 languages. With a cast, including over 20 women with a wide range of diverse cultures ages and backgrounds. This is a ONE-NIGHT- ONLY performance including three new SPOTLIGHT monologues gathered by Ms. Ensler for this anniversary show.
The Vagina Monologues was written in 1994 by Eve Ensler, and was comprised of over 200 interviews she did with a cross-section of women. They talked about sex, relationships, their connection to their bodies and violence against women. More specifically, they spoke intimately about their vaginas.

In 2006, The New York Times called the play “Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” In 2018, The New York Times stated “No recent hour of theater has had a greater impact worldwide,” in an article “The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America.’
You must be 18 years or older to attend or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The production will be without intermission. It is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Show goes on Rain or shine.
Covid-19 Precautions: In interest of public health, all of our volunteers and performers will all be vaccinated or have proof of negative test. Likewise, Alwun House will require that attendees show proof of vaccination or proof of a Covid19 negative test dated from a lab within 72 hours of event.

February 11 – March 11, 2022
EXOTIC ART SHOW 2022

A Juried Group Exhibition

Exotic Art Show exhibit showcasing over 40 local and regional visual artists in this infamously provocative, playful, sensual or audacious, uninhibited passions that push the envelope. At 38 it is the longest-running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country. The Exotic Art Show is a special 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. $4 Viewing Tuesday through Friday Noon to 6pm.