Calendar of Events

2014–2015 Season

During Alwun House’s 2014–2015 season, our center will double in size, providing more expansive programming. Over four decades, Alwun’s iconoclastic center presents fine art exhibits, with cutting edge performances, virtually the widest diversity of shows, mediums, styles and content in the Valley.

October 3 – 31

logoArdens_KinderfischWMonsters Menagerie 15th group exhibit of blood-curdling creations, profane noir fantasies and other unworldly and macabre art in a variety of media. Exhibiting Artists: Tom Ardens, Bedelgeuse, Dick Kelly, Kay Terry Kemp, Jeffery Martin, Kelly Martin, Gillian Payne, Ted Scanon, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Venus X, Casey Wade, David Whipple, Christina Woodward.

A 15-foot black widow spider and spiderlings, will greet you as you enter the haunting Alwun House, a 100-year-old two-story bungalow. Viewing: Tue – Fri, 12 – 6pm, free


Oct 24, Friday

Welcome one and all to The Menagerie! Never have you seen a show of this kind! A horde of mythical, magical, supernatural, and spine-tingling creatures have been gathered to delight and terrify you! This night will be a one-time only special engagement for the select who wish to put down a few coins and leave their souls up for the tempting…. Tickets: $20 presale, $25 door
Doors at 8pm, the curtain rises at 9pm.


Oct 25, Saturday


Planet Poe Theatre

The Fall of the House of Usher
And other CLASSIC works
by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Robert X. Planet
Starring Baron Dixon and Joy Bingham Strimple
With special guest Wanda McHatton

For more information click here
The single performance is at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 25.
Doors open at 7. Tickets: $9 advance, $13 door.


Oct 31, Halloween Friday

Featuring The Mod Zombies and The Sinisters and OPENDANCE performance, for a zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out! High-energy thrill-seekers costume ball. A night of rockabilly zombie surf bands. Complimentary finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar……..Click here for more info
Tickets $12 advance, $17 door Table reservations available.


First Friday, Nov 7

Squidling Bros Circus
Jelly Boy swallows Rifle
Returning by popular demand, this touring Coney Island circus sideshow features the internationally known Jelly Boy the Clown. This reunion tour also includes local Mystic Circus’ artists joining the uber-sideshow action. more info click here……

No Mystic Circus performance on Second Saturday.

Killer Pussy Reunion!

November 15, Saturday

Special Reunion Show
Phoenix Punk Rock Roots Revisited:

Seminal scenesters from the original first wave of Phoenix punk, Killer Pussy will be playing a rare reunion show………click here for more information.

Tickets $12 adv


Third Friday, Nov 21

Linda_band_TMusicians Showcase
Linda Bilque and the Lucky Band
Skunk Creek Railroad
7pm door, 8pm show, $5

Click here for more information……

December 5 – January 2

Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, all artworks play on the theme of illumination – an eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays, with luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens, creating a warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Landy Headley co-curator invites guests to bask in the warm glow of self-illuminating artworks from over 25 artists: light boxes, furniture, shrines, sculpture, black light, neon, video, lamps, and an interactive light installation. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual. Leave with a glow. Artists interested in exhibiting click here for registration information.

More information TBA

First Friday, December 5

Illuminati Opening Night
Hip, hot concert, featuring Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass, ….. more info click here.

Third Friday, December 19

FormerCropSmMusicians Showcase
Former Friends of Young Americans
7pm door, 8pm show, $5
Valley Favorite, Former Friends of Young Americans, return to their hometown Phoenix after a stint in Kentucky and touring off through Europe.
More information……click here

January 2, 2015

First Friday

Polly Frost comes to Alwun House
….an award-winning, NYC-based writer, bi-coastal performer. Polly is a disarming humorist with unique observations of life. She weaves together insightful an intimate unique storytelling experience. click here for more information…..

February 13 – March 20, 2015

Alwun House expands the evocative envelope ever further attracting professional and emerging artists from coast to coast, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual and audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter…….. more info click here

Artists interested in exhibiting click here…..

Friday February 13, Valentine’s Eve

ExoPhantasWebOpening night, Friday February 13, Valentine’s eve, an experience of total immersion in multi-sensory, unabashed flights of fantasy with evocative, uninhibited art and performance at every turn. Eye-poppin’ phantasmagoria …..more info click here.

Friday February 20

PoetryGraphicWErotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts on two stages. Featuring the Valley’s crème de la crème, is deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. The resulting non-stop evening’s program features the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances of romantic tragic comic lust-filled poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts brings something for everyone.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials.

Friday Mar 20

Rites of Spring Ball
7pm door, 8pm-12am. $8 adv, $12 door.
Celebrate spring’s evocative embrace frolicking night of dance, performance, and revelry. Revelers welcome to come as nymphs, satyrs and fairies, dance to World Fusion DJ Mix, Cash Bar, 21+ More information TBA

March 27 – April 3

room WSalon Des Infants
Celebrating its 21st year, Salon Des Infants juried art show and sale of children’s naive art, is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers. Selecting the “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit, hung solon style from floor to ceiling, sold right off the wall nurturing youthful creativity. Students receive 100% of each $20 piece sold. Viewing , free.

Friday March 27

Salon Art Opening: Performances,
3 – 6pm. free.
Experience exuberant youthful creativity and performances with student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups, and community. An opportunity to nurture a future artist. The public is invited to drop by after work, to enjoy this exceptional community “feel good” show, a moment nurturing one’s own inner child. Art sells right off the wall for office or home, and quickly replaced with more. Punch and Cookies served.

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4 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. What Empty Nesters do at Easter.
    I got a great lesson, Sunday, in how other people cope with empty nests. In this first year of 25 that I’ve had neither husband nor kids at home, holidays have been ….difficult. This Easter, it was my privilege to participate in a “Magnum Opus” by chef and architect, Dana Johnson.
    8 guests, 8 courses, 4 hours.
    4 desserts.
    After the 3rd course, the salad (more like a Theme Park), we had to have a break and walk around.
    Susie spent quality time with BunBabe, the Real Easter Bunny. Eli gave impromptu massages. Dave got ice slipped down his shirt (on purpose) and au jus from the crown roast (by accident). Crystal wore an outrageous retro outfit complete with carnation hat and red fur purse. (the matching red fur muff had disintegrated). It’s the first time I ever heard Brian wax poetic! Carol and I discovered a mutual passion for egg painting and the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Sandra talked about palate cleansers, Kim twinkled at the foot of the table, and we all needed coffee and chocolate to fend off a food coma.
    After the creme de cassis and vanilla cordials, the ice cream sandwiches made with rock sugared egg cookies, and the giant blueberry and cherry cream cheese cake tart, we just stared at dessert number 4. So the poor little Sacrificial lamb cake (red velvet with secret frosting) got beheaded, and a piece sent home with each guest. Reverently, for breakfast.
    Dana has a waiting list of adopted family and friends, willing to sell their firstborns for a place at his table. It is rare to be invited to an event like this. I ‘m privileged not only to have had the experience, but also to have learned a truism:
    You create a temporary family from whomever happens to be there – and a memorable feast celebrates the adoption.
    Very clever, those Alwun House boys.
    by D. Smith

  2. Timothy Faulkner Parker

    I love this place haven’t been there in years but exotic art shows and parties are some the best I’ve ever been to,, Great Fun open minded People,,,A+++

  3. We just held an event at the Alwun house 1/17/14 for Gabriel’s Angels and the Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals and overall we couldn’t be any happier with the result. Dana and Kim were great to work with and our plan is to make this an annual event at this location. Overall just an awesome experience and a great venue. Thanks again Dana and Kim for a spectacular night!


  4. Happy Exotic Art Show, you amazing Phoenix heartbeats!!! This achievement is truly Awesome!!! I get goosebumps thinking about the first day the art begins to arrive, and the bright allure that the buzzing vibrations bring to downtown. The House has been a sanctuary for so many, a support for art-lovers of all ages and backgrounds, and a beating heart for the Phoenix arts community.
    Thank you thank you thank yooooooo!

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