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Saturday, March 17

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Tall Tales

Tickets: $12 advance $15 at door
A House of Cirque production showcasing their newest Stilt extravaganza!
A magical evening of acrobatic storytelling from the land of giants.
Enchanting performances, circus, comedy, dance, aerial, music making, fire, and all on Stilts!
Gain a higher perspective.
Learn the secrets of Fee Fi Fo Fum.
Closing event for 2018 Exotic Art Show.

Saturday, March 10


Tease, a burlesque variety show

Tickets: $20 available at door
Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm.

ScarlettSidney2Join us here in downtown Phoenix’ Alwun House on Saturday, March 10th for an all new 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 dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at door

We are proud to present, once again, the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, in two stages, simultaneously, featuring local favorites and very special visitors! Kahula coffee specials. Cash bar. 21+ Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.


Co-hosted by local comedian and creator of Comedy on Fire, Matt Micheletti; and imported artist-of-all-trades Ernesto Moncada.
Performers: Russ Kazmierczak (poetry), Tom Tuerff (music),Amy Blackwell (comedy), Heather Edgar (voice), Crystal GKill (poetry), The Nogoodnicks (music), Femina Flower (poetry), Robot Destroyers From Planet Earth (improv), Mo Urban (comedy), Crimson Phoenix (dance), Mrs Sexy (poetry), Of The Earth Trio (music), Meghan Jones (poetry), Ronnie D (comedy), Ashley Naftule (performance art), Rosemarie Jeana Dombrowski (poetry), E Alo (music)


Host and curator of the West Garden: Phoenix Poet Laureate and editor of Four Chambers Press, Rosemarie Jeana Dombrowski!
Performers: Megan Atencia (poetry), Danae Barnes (poetry), Nadine Lockhart (poetry), Dani Garrity (poetry), Jaime Faulkner (poetry), Franny Havok Darko (poetry), Heather Lynn Atwood (prose), Trejon Dunkley (poetry), Amy Ouzoonian (poetry), Nick Pesch (poetry), Kennedy Orell (poetry), Ros & Eric VanAmburg, Kat Hofland, Jimmie Ware, Anna Flores

Feb 9, 2018 – Exotic


February 9 – March 17, 2018

Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $4 (members free)
Gutierrez3Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 34 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Exhibit 0pens with its signature Exotic Art Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences. The following week wax poetic with the: Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus, and we close the exhibit with House of Cirque! Ending this year with a site-specific stilt-walking spectacle weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens, provocative performances.

The “Exotic Art” show was conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Founding ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum curator). With a twinkle he said, “call it ‘exotic’ and everyone will read ‘erotic’ – how true. Exotic has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists, gallery owner or two, and noted performers.

To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Alwun House Foundation’s community Green Art Park project.

Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

Perry3Friday February 9, 7pm doors open.
Tickets: available at door $25 day of show .

The most talked about outrageous arts event of the year, and spectacular fundraiser for downtown phoenix’s original Alwun House nonprofit arts organization. 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, tribal dance, jazz, roving performers. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, Champagne, “Nipple Licker” specials, Cash Bar.

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

Advance Tickets and Reserved Tables already selling fast to opening night; besides a discount, guest’s gain admission into VIP Lounge Tent area from 6-7pm, with cash bar; and coveted FIRST entry at 7pm door opening. Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.


Exhibiting Artists

Joseph Abbruscato, Jenny Borst, James Bottorff, Gwyneth Broadrick, Leanne Brodie, Anthony Carrasco, Randal Cox, Danny De La Cruz, Miachelle DePiano, Chance Edmonds, Gabriel Garcia, Hannes Garrett, Dain Q. Gore, Brandon J. Green, Joe Gutierrez, MB Hanrahan, Henry Hermetet, Shawn Hosking, Kathy Hosking, Valerie Hunt, Erin Kruczek, Erin Kruczek, Mal Martel, Christy A. Moeller, Medicine Man, Kip Mussatt, Jesse Paulk, Robert A. Price, Spring Reinhardt, Rus Rose, Christer Roswell, Ted Scanon, Carol Shaw, Holly Shoemaker, Yakov Sierov, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Betsy Spetrino, Marilyn Szabo, Laura Thurbon, J.P. Thorson, Lucretia Torva, Nadia Vanilla, Kris Waid-Jones, David Whipple, Kristin Wesley, Yucel Yalim, Hunter Zelner
Landy Headley, Maggie Keane, Kyllan Maney

Friday, January 19th, 2018


Carnal Confessions

Tickets: $12 advance
$15 day of show, available at door only.

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

Carnal Confessions

Come enjoy a vaudevillian communion.

OldStyleImageCome Ye, saints and sinners, witness tawdry tales of transgression!

It’s Saturday Night Mass meets Variety Cabaret in our third installment of sideshow storytelling where event the clergy shares all their dirty deeds.

Feeling tempted?

Buy now!

Sat, January 13, 2018

The Gaslight Circus

Tickets: $10 advance
$15 day of show, available at door only.

Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

An original Rock ‘N Roll Circus show like never before! The GasLight Circus presents “Afterglow!” A sequel to GLC’s 2016 “Noir” performance, Afterglow’s story surrounds a mysterious afterlife-like circus realm that two star-crossed partners must navigate with a little help from the likes of Jero the Jester, Puddles, Connor the Clown, Luna Luminescent, Blacke Belle, and many MANY more in order to be reunited before it’s too late! Special-guest performances by Mourning Fyre Entertainment and The Spider Hole!

December 9, 2017


Casual Alien in concert

Saturday, Dec 9
Doors open 7pm, Concert starts 8pm
Tickets $10, available at door

Atmospheric re-entry with Phoenix’ live techno rave group Casual Alien.

An full evening of electronic music and synced video art with cosplay.

Inviting psychonauts to inter-dimensional clubbing at its best.
You won’t want to miss the fun of an abduction while being
probed with all original ambient, psy-trance,
EDM , glitch, IDM, Goa, psychedelic and chill electronica


“Reminds me of Shpongle, Ott or Juno Reactor!” -DJ Aphex
“Find the others” -Terence McKenna


December 8, 2017


Firestage Presents: Ladies on Fire Nine

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door.

For the 9th year, Firestage presents “Ladies on Fire” a variety show extravaganza celebrating the inspiring talent, indisputable relevance and social might of female artists!

Enjoy a beautiful evening of eclectic performances by local and visiting ladies, featuring live music, poetry, stand-up comedy, burlesque, fire dance, performance art and experimental theater, among other surprises!
The gorgeous and epic lineup of “Ladies on Fire Nine” includes:
· Music by Sarah Chapman, Tatiana Crespo, Elena Vega and E Alo.
· Performance art by Crystal Cruz and Hanna Walsh.
· Burlesque by Morgan Moondust.
· Poetry by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Lauren Perry, Anna Flores, Leah Marche, Suzanne Steinberg and Nadine Sabulsky.
· Stand-up comedy by Dana Whissen, Mo Urban and April Walterscheid.
· Fire dance by Crimson Phoenix and Sherri Amour.

(see below for more details about these wonderful performers)

You are bound to be mesmerized by the unmistakable power of female artists, join us at the gorgeous Alwun House, in the heart of the Historic Garfield District!

Produced by Ernesto Moncada & Alwun House

Hosted by “Ernastina” and special surprise co-host!

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the founder of Rinky Dink Press, a poetry editor at Four Chambers Press, and the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series, which is about to enter its tenth year. She has been nominated for several poetry-related awards and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies, a lyrical exploration of the culture of autism, and The Philosophy of Unclean Things, a celebration of phobias, superstitions, and decay.

April Walterscheid is a vegan who baton twirled in parades in 3rd then gave it all up to pursue comedy. She wrote for Vegan News until a sheep got her fired. She’s performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, Tempe Improv, and House of Comedy. And if that information doesn’t get your butts in these seats you are probably dying in a hospital somewhere and she is very sorry to hear that.

Tatiana Crespo, also known as Tchachi Punqueen, is a songwritter, singer, guitar, and accordion player from Costa Rica. Her songs are bilingual, and talk about issues of mass consumption and immigration. Her songs vary from Cumbias to French Waltzes, but one thing is consistent: Her Passion. You can see her playing all over Phoenix with her band Las Chollas Peligrosas (don’t miss her upcoming solo show at the Crescent Lounge on December 26th).

Some fun facts about Dana Whissen:
• Michael Bolton, Kenny G, and Jordan Knight from NKOTB were her first loves .
• She opened for Iliza Shlesinger a few months ago. That was super neat.
• Gets her strength and power from rain and thunderstorms.
• Studied musical theater in college for a little while.
• Studied longform improv at the Torch Theatre in Phoenix for five years
• Saw the movie Speed 2 in the theater FOUR TIMES when she was twelve years old
•Watches Roseanne EVERY DAY. It’s her medication.
•Audiences seem to really enjoy her. Thank god for that!

Nadine Sabulsky is the Prima Imagina of SatoriaNation and originator/developer of “Naked Life Coaching™ Transformational speaker, author, mom, movie star, super-heroine, synergist, karaoke singer, dancer, serial entrepreneur, adventuress, inventor, designer, goddess & more!

Suzanne Steinberg is a poet, painter, writer and film-maker. She enjoys writing and drawing flowers. She has written three fictional biographies about Nietzsche, Freud and Carl Jung and is currently writing about Sylvia Plath. She has made two feature films and two shorts, and created countless amount of paintings hanging in rehab mental facilities. She runs the OCD film festival and Arizona Writes.

Mo Urban is a Tucson comedian who runs a weekly open mic comedy show at Café Passe every Wednesday. She also cohosts and co-produces The Dating Game at The Flycatcher with Bethany Evans and the comedy variety show “What Now” with Amber Frame at Tucson Improv Movement. Mo also hosted and organized the all-female portion of Tucson Improv Movements first Women’s Comedy Festival in February of 2017. She was also the feature act on their Best Show, Ever showcase for The Tucson Women’s Comedy Festival.

Leah Marche, an alumna of ASU’s School of Journalism, is a Phoenix native and longtime advocate and participant within the arts and culture landscape of the Valley. Listed among Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives, creative ventures Leah has co-founded or founded include: BlackPoet Ventures; L!VE POET!C; WE JAZZ JUNE; Storyscope; Arizona Music Video Awards; and Black Horizons Festival. She curates an ongoing JAZZmeetsPOETRY series at The Nash and the monthly entrepreneur storytelling event FuckUp Nights Phoenix.

Crimson Phoenix an international award winning painter/illustrator began spinning fire in 2010 while working as an underground set designer in downtown Phoenix. Her “arsenal” houses nearly a dozen different fire tools, as well as some delightful led props, used to mesmerize her audience. With performances ranging from soft and sensual to hot and heavy, Crimson Phoenix will capture your imagination and set your soul on fire.

Elena Vega is a poet and singer-songwriter from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. She is the editor of Lata Oscura Publishing and a freelance photographer. She also has an on-line radio show “La Rolera”. She is currently presenting her “Choro-Beat”, a fusion of loop music, poetry and performance art, which resulted from her most recent collection of poems, “Sirena Maldita”.

December 1 – January 5



Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm
nebula-thumbPlay in the glow. With gallery lights off, art emitting light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Curator Landy Headley selected artists displaying imaginative integration of mediums, from functional to conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, interactive light installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room.

First Friday December 1

JerusafunkThumbOpening Concert First Friday Dec. 1
Tickets $15 available at door – 7pm door

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 3, 2017

Diversly Dixon Art Exhbit Opening
Tickets $9 advance, $14 door
Featuring solo exhibition by Baron Dixon. Enjoy the many media, and many modes of expression. Delve into the wide, wild world whirling inside the mind of artist Baron Dixon, which puts him all over the creative map!
Opening Acts:
Complementing the wacky world of Baron Dixon is the equally wonky Obscure Entertainment- Phoenix’s own avant garde sideshow burlesque duo. Closing the evening is LoveBomb Go-Go, sensual purveyors of Intergalactic glam performance-art, indie-Balkan-funk-punk music by way of Portland, Oregon.

LoveBomb Go-Go are intergalactic freaks on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization; seeking universal equality and striving, even, to re-establish purposefulness for each and every life.

LoveBomb Go-Go differs from the average band not just because they come from outer space (via Portland, Oregon), but they play all original music drawing from many influences, including New Orleans and Balkan brass bands, contemporary rock music, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. The outlandish performance will be a full instrumental & visual onslaught featuring vocals, electric bass, and an invasion-sized force of horns and with a hard driving percussive force, and least we forget the spaced out hyper-kinetic Go-Go dancers.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ball coverMonsters Ball
Tickets $15 advance $20 door, 7pm

Limited supply of Reserved Tables
$175 includes admission for four seated at table – see below.

Alwun’s annual blow-out Halloween Ball is a “not-to-be-missed” high-energy art party. This year Monsters Ball rips into our impending politico apocalypto. A blow-out thriller stage show, live music, clowns, crowds costumed for cathartic revelry and spirited prizes. Doors creak open at 7pm.

Dry Surfinis logo blk on whtPerformances start immediately at 7pm with The Dry Surfinis playing their own brand of erie beat-surf-jazz.
IgniteGraphicIgnite Collaborative presents a haunting performance as your favorite childhood fear – CLOWNS. Witness a sexy clown duet, a group of innocent girls going through a transformation, and more! Opendance with Michèle Ceballos Michot, Fernando Lino in “Border Puta Trumped.“

pppwebClimaxing with the Pain Proof Punks who love to blur the line between pleasure and pain and tantalizing the senses with their tawdry talents!! They revel in all that is Halloween and bring a spectacular two part indulgence for our favorite Holiday!
Part One, brings special treats and surprises as they cosplay with
characters bringing delight and fright.
Part Two, unleashes the true darkness and depravity of Halloween showcasing trickery and truly sinister acts. Enter the world of Aerials, Burlesque, Circus Arts, Bondage, and Sideshow.

Pain Proof Punks Performers:
Rusty The Clown, Lexi Locket, Dr. Ozwald Copperchops , Irene Silver, Little J Sinclair, Morgan Moondust, Crystal Frost, Victoria Joelle, Nyhel, Miss Wonderland

Friday, Oct 20, 2017


Kenny Thames Combo

Tickets: $8 advance, $12 door
Doors Open at 7, concert at 8pm.

Since moving to Phoenix, Kenny has established a career in music, blending his gospel roots with jazz technique. He refers to his style as “Jazz-pel!” He continues to perform in country clubs, casinos, resorts, and private events thorough out the state of Arizona.

AnthonyCree-Suit-Blue72His band includes William Gilliard, the percussionist (who has performed with him for 18 years) Lonze Reynolds plays sax, and Elias Armendariz as bassist. The group has two regular vocalists, Anthony Keyes, and Cree Turner, introduced tonight in his debut performance with the combo.

Kenny has created his own music academy with an enrollment currently of 50, with a staff of 3, offering piano, guitar, vocals, and saxophone instruction. Teaching music to approximately a thousand people of all ages to realize their dream of creating music over the last 52 years.

Kenny resides in Phoenix, working from his studio in Central Phoenix. He has three children and 7 grandchildren, all residing in the Valley. Kody Pendant, his 7 year old chihuahua/min-pin mix is involved in most of his professional and personal activities.

Friday the 13th, October


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


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

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!

Matt Micheletti and Ernesto Moncada

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

Six Feet Under Poster

Six Feet Under

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.


September 1 – 23, 2017

CardGraphicSeptember 1 – 23, 2017
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

GBGroupImage1September 1 – First Friday
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!

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…

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

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 ( 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.