November Third Friday with Linda Bilque

Musicians Showcase
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Linda Bilque
and the Lucky Band

Linda_band_MedSongwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Linda Bilque has played throughout the U.S. for over 20 years writing songs about the people she meets along the way and telling the stories of life along the road. Linda’s heart felt “low country music” is perfect for those who enjoy a great cast of characters set to haunting melodies. Backing her up is the Lucky Band: Hannes Kvaran, Rochelle Raya and James Sallis. FYI: LindaBilque.com


PLUS

Skunk Creek Railroad

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Skunk Creek Railroad explores American roots music (folk-rock, country-rock, blues, rowdy bluegrass, reggae, etc.) covering a wide variety of upbeat or soulful acoustic and acoustic-electric tunes influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons, the Beatles, the Byrds, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Old Crow Medicine Show and a host of others. Original material is also featured. The band simply enjoys making music and invites its audience along for the ride! FYI: skunkcreekrailroad.com

 

$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm
More information TBA

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Killer Pussy: Special Reunion Show

Killer Pussy: Special Reunion Show

Teenage Enema Nurses in BondageSaturday November 15, 8pm
Phoenix Punk Rock Roots Revisited:

$12.00 advance tickets, brownpapertickets.com $17 door.
Event Time: 7pm Door, 8pm – 12am; Bands, “Hot Nurse” costume contest, Refreshments, Cash Bar, 21 and over.

Seminal scenesters from the original first wave of Phoenix punk, Killer Pussy will be playing a rare reunion show at Alwun House. Noted for their New Wave hit, “Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage” which ruled west coast radio waves in the early 80’s and led by the raunchy stage presence of head-nurse, Lucy LaMode. Pocket Pool

The “Pussies” plan to bring to the stage a mix of their trademark kitschy off-color New Waves tunes such as “Herpes”, “Dildo Desire”, “Pocket Pool” and “Dial-a-Teen” along with raunchier, proto-hardcore numbers such as “I Never Fart”, “Go Eff Yourself”, and “S&M Toilet”.

The event will be a triple bill blowout featuring estrogen-infused punk with “Scorpion Vs Tarantula,” and San Diego sister act, “Daddy Issues.”

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Squidling Bros Circus

First Friday, Nov 7, 8:30pm Door, 9:30pm Show
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Returning by popular demand, this touring Coney Island circus sideshow features the internationally known Jelly Boy the Clown. The Squidling Bros. Circus introduces a whole new entourage of rock and roll sideshow freaks on their annual cross-country fall tour. The Squidling’s combine ribald comedic performance with some of the most amazing, graphic and often flinching sideshow feats. Though some of the stunts may be hard on the eyes, counteracting the bizarre is their sidesplitting humor. This reunion tour also includes local Mystic Circus’ artists joining the uber-sideshow action under the Alwun House tent.

Chicken Man MatterzThe Squidlings have appeared at The Bohemian Carnival with Vau De Vire Society, The Coney Island Rockabilly Festival 2008-10, The World Steam Punk Expo in Detroit 2010, Opatijske Barufe Festival in Croatia 2011, Theatre Bizarre 2009-12 and The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum 2012.

Tickets available at the door $19

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Monsters Ball. Oct 31 2014

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Finally, a place to unleash your little monster – or beastie within, be ye vamp or post-apocalyptic zombie. All saints and sinners welcome to join in the macabre undead revelry. Alwun’s annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves for its annual “not-to-be-missed” high-energy thrill-satisfying Costume Ball. A zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out! A full night of rockabilly zombie surf bands, featuring The Sinisters and The Mod Zombies, with OPENDANCE performance.


ModZombieLogoCome down to Downtown’s hot-hip spot for revelry and win spirited costume prizes, while benefiting a good cause, Alwun House non-profit arts organization. Complimentary “horror d’oeuvre” finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar.

7pm. door, 8pm show starts
Tickets: $17 door. Advance ticket sales are over, tickets available at door.

Join the downtown art-smart crowd for revelry and spirited costume prizes, while benefiting a good cause, Alwun House non-profit arts organization.

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Monsters Menagerie 2014

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

 

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Saturday Oct 25, 8pm

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Planet Poe Theatre presents

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

PLANET POE, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, celebrates its Fifteenth Anniversary with its first-ever presentation of Poe’s most iconic Tale: a chilling, thrilling story of fear, madness, premature entombment, and the curse of a single Soul shared by a Brother, a Sister…and a House!
The Halloween-themed program of dramatic readings by professional actors, enhanced with music and sound effects, will also include a new, “distaff” adaptation of the tale The Cask of Amontillado performed by female readers, plus a selection of classic poems, including The Conqueror Worm, Spirits of the Dead, A Dream Within a Dream and The Raven.
Single performance at 8 pm Doors open at 7.

Tickets: $13 available at the door.

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Third Friday Oct 17, 2014

Three Legged Dog

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Three-Legged Dog is today’s version of the string bands that existed all about the country in the Thirties and Forties, groups that played everything – old-time mountain music, blues, ballads, devotional and dance music, jazz, pop tunes of the day – on acoustic instruments. The Dog takes to the stage with anywhere from sixteen to twenty instruments including multiple guitars, banjos, mandolins, accordion, bouzouki, harmonica, stand-up and fretless electric bass, Dobro and Hawaiian guitar, cello, fiddle, with new instruments added each performance. FYI: three-legged-dog.net

$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm

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Mystic Circus – 2nd Saturday, Oct 11

Eclectic Urban Adventure under the Alwun House canopy.

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Rush the Clown is brutally ripped from his show when he makes an unsightly deal with the Devil. This is the first Mystic show EVER not hosted by Rush Hicks, the show must go on and supersede expectation beyond their leaders wildest dreams. Welcome to hell, folks… Because that is where the show begins. The Devil brings in her hellish subjects to entertain the masses on Earth. Straight from Hell returning cast members: Candy Bandit Candy DeMon, with her provocative tease that will not allow you to look away. Tabitha Kelley, even hotter than before, will burn your little faces off as she draws you in close with her hypnotizing aficionado. Also, never seen before on the Mystic stage, Balthasar Bones with his theatrical devil sticks performance and by far the youngest member ever to touch the Mystic lips, Scarlett Xander and her beloved colostomy bag. Returning as the Devil: Marissa Melon.
Live music by Allison Galbreath. Art and Refreshments.

Doors open 8:30pm – Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets $15 at door

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Photoreal to Surreal Fantasy

September 5 – 26

Photoreal to Surreal Fantasy
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Artists:
Sarah Clemens, Baron Dixon, Mike Rider, Eric Simmons, Tom Stephenson

Having honed their painting skills in photorealism. Curator Dana Johnson, invited artists to show their stylistic and subject range, from realism into surrealistic fantasy; a mix seldom seen together.

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Third Friday Sept. 19

Musicians Showcase

Robby Roberson Quartet

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$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm

The songs of the Robby Roberson Quartet create an organic, Americana style of music rich in dynamic rhythms and grooves, with flavors of rock, blues, folk, gospel and jazz. They are stories of fact, fiction, joy, and sorrow; all set against a backdrop of the various acoustic stringed and percussive instruments that are played with skill and passion. Indeed, the group feels that the instruments are not only a means of accompaniment, but are equal performers. The Robby Roberson Quartet consists of Robby playing guitars, banjo, mandolin, resonators, harmonicas and lead vocals; Eddie Garnero playing acoustic upright and electric bass and background vocals; Michael Mulryan playing violin, percussion, and background vocals; and Jim Banister playing percussion and background vocals. Robby Roberson Quartet – robbyroberson.com

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Mystic Circus Sept 13

Rush Hicks hosts the Mystic Circus Sideshow
Eclectic Urban Adventure under the Alwun House canopy.
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The Mystic Circus keeps returning with bigger, better, sexier and way more dangerous circus arts: aerials, fire, swords, burlesque, nudity, adult ribald humor… you know, all the good stuff.
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Mystic Circus this Saturday, brings “The Amazing Murder Of A Drunken Clown.” Forget everything you think you know about the Mystic Circus. What you may have seen was just the tip to get you lubed up before we subject your supple minds to the madness we have in ours. Witness host Rush Hicks’ decent into the fiery depths of hell in this thrilling story of love, loss, and (of course) lots of sexual chaos. You’ll also see your favorite aerialist, Marissa Melon, hanging from something far more disturbing than any apparatus you’ve seen her on before. You definitely do not want to miss this epic performance; bring a witness…don’t come alone.

This Month Show Features: Marissa Melon, Lia Fowler, Rush Hicks, Tabitha Kelley, Lily La Vamp, Jero the Jester, Chris Beverly, and ruling the underground, Life Suspended! Chilled refreshments add to an outrageously fun night for all. Let your inner-freak flag fly!

Doors open 8:30pm – Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets $15 at door

Limited seating.

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The Alchemy of Peace:

September 5, First Friday

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First Friday Artists Reception, 7–10pm.

“The Alchemy of Peace:” Daniel Hirtz (Percussionist), Dashmesh Khalsa (Didgeridoo, synth–keyboard), Adran Lobo Miramontes (dance), and friends. Join in a journey of electronic acoustic exploration of the many expressions of peace through groove, poetry, sound and dance in preparation for the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept 21. Refreshments. Open donation for musicians.

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Photoreal to Surreal Fantasy

September 5 – 26

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Artists:
Sarah Clemens, Baron Dixon, Mike Rider, Eric Simmons, Tom Stephenson

Having honed their painting skills in photorealism. Curator Dana Johnson, invited artists to show their stylistic and subject range, from realism into surrealistic fantasy; a mix seldom seen together.

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August 1 – 29: Wine, Women, and Song

August 1 – 29: Wine, Women, and Song
by John Avedisian
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In all of my work I constantly search for the commonalities that link us together. I want to transcend the boundaries of language, culture, geography, gender, and even time.

My search for this common ground led to Wine, Women, and Song, Which is a combination of three past series of paintings that that been re-worked and melded into one hybrid.

Wine Snob is an exploration of the sophistication, complexity, and intimacy of oenophilia. The love of wine is the love of humanity.

The series, Conversations, came from the perspective of a man who is an ardent feminist. I am grateful to all of the women, who while sitting for me, also enlightened and shared their thoughts, strengths, and vulnerabilities with me.

Finally, Avedisian’s Blues Period grew out of my love for the Blues and Jazz. Originally all of the paintings were done live on stage during performances.

I consider it a privilege and an honor to be an artist and to share my most intimate musings through my art, and hopefully to stimulate the talk, the drinking, and the listening.

John Avedisian

John Avedisian Reception, Third Friday Aug 15.

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Third Friday August 15 – Walkin’ Cane Mark

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Valley Blues legend, world traveler pulls out the stops with a “no filler, all-out funky groove show.” Walking Cane Mark roots grow from his grandfather’s Arizona Rambers fame, at the original Riverbottom. Performance is a ‘returning home’ celebration for WCM, since his initial early 80’s break at Alwun House. This is a from-the-heart benefit performance in support of Alwun Houses’ decades nurturing artists, and the House next step, developing its multi-use Green Art Park.

$5 Door opens 7pm performance starts at 8pm

YouTube; Walkin Cane Mark , Festival Spotlight Feature, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhAU_lEqQTI
WC Mark Live In Finland, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQw5O0qwEKs

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Dreams, Meditations and Every Day Connections Continued

July 8-25

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by Florence Flynn

New works create a celebration of color and form, her sculpture and painting express a natural spiritual connectivity. Florence Flynn received BA at Kansas City Arts Institute, and Masters at University of Lincoln Nebraska, Flo Flynn recently retired from teaching art at PUHSD, and now releases her passions creating new works.

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July Third Friday Musicians Showcase

Forrest&Gail

Third Friday, July 18, $5 7pm

Forrest Smith Rock’n Blues Show brings the house alive with special guest Gail Phoenix, on saxophone, Native American flute and vocals. A veteran musician deeply embedded in Arizona Blues/Rock scene, Forrest Smith singer/guitarist/songwriter/bandleader, received wide radio airplay for original hit, “Arizona Blues.” On view in Gallery, are paintings and sculptures by Florence Flynn. Door opens at 7pm, performances start at 8pm Refreshments available.

Website: http://www.musicbyforrest.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qybSUZ1684Q

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Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibit

Apr 25 – May 9, 2014

Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibit
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Local artist’s juxtaposed histories and technological fantasies are showcased in / at downtown’s transformative arts pioneer, Alwun House. On display are playfully reconfigured technologies, fantastical props, sculpture, illustrations, and paintings.

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“STEAMPUNK” Initially inspired by Victorian science fiction authors H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, drawing from Edgar Allan Poe, Steampunk was coined in 1980’s by author K. W. Jeter in describing contemporary stories set in the Victorian period, blending alternative history and science fiction, originally inspired by the ‘awe struck’ power of stream-driven technologies of emerging industrialized 19th Century. Steampunk sensibilities are constantly evolving, with adaptations through all the arts. Contemporary Steampunks’ various anachronistic re-interpretations of time and transformative visions are today, incorporating influences of digital power-driven revolutionary transformations.

Steampunk Poe

Saturday, April 26

Modern World WFBAlwun House and Planet Poe presents
Edgar Allan Poe’s
Modern World of Tomorrow,

8pm Performance

Tickets: $7 adv $10 door
One night only, Experience the humorous “flip-side” of America’s Master of Horror, with Poe’s lesser-known works of futurism, science fiction, and time-bending adventure. Intertemporalist steampunk dramatic readings by grandiloquent actors, enhanced by original sound score.

Champagne Reception follows.
The Planet Poe Players directed by Robert X Planet

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Earth Day 2

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Enjoy great local food with Doc Brown of Doc’s Artisan Ice Cream and Eddie Robinson of Apizza Vendetta – Doc has a beautiful ice cream cart filled with fresh fruit bars, gelato and ice cream and Eddie has a newly launched food truck offering wood fired pizza and delicious salads.
Enjoy great music with Orgena Rose, Linda Bilque, Jon Bogner, Ben Anderson, Rick Rose and Gail Phoenix and more to come!
TICKETS $10 ADV, $15 door
Eventbrite - Earth Day 2014: Urban Roots - Ancient Wisdom at the Alwun House
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Open Ceremony with Community Grandmothers & Healing Tree Planting
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Percussion, Performance, Poetry
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Bands
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Community Drum Circle

Computer and high-tech equipment collection with AZ StRUT
Free Community Heath Screening from 4 – 7 p.m. with PACH – Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH)
Closing Community Drum Circle led by the amazing and energetic Ken Koshio

More info

 

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