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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Salon des Enfants 2014

April 4 – 11

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First Friday Afternoon Opening

Celebrating 20 years, this exhibit of innocent student art is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers, selecting their “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit. Kids receive 100% of each $20 piece.

April 4, First Friday

afternoon, 3 – 6pm,

Opportunity to nurture today, a future artist, while experiencing exuberant youthful creativity and performances of student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups and family. The public is invited to stop by after work, and enjoy this exceptional “feel good” show, and make the day of your child within. Popular naive art sells right off the wall, quickly replaced with more. Punch and Cookies served. free

 

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Exotic Rites of Spring Ball 2014

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30th EXOTIC ART Exhibit

February 18 – March 21, 2014

Alwun House ups the ante celebrating its 30th Exotic Art Show, the longest running exotic/erotic themed exhibit in the nation. Downtown Phoenix’s legendary gallery and performance space provides the serious artist and outlier alike,  READ MORE…

 

Friday, March 21

Rites of Spring Ball
7pm door, 8pm performances
tickets: $8 advance, $13 at door

Ball_Card_Front A “blooming” adventure for the curious. Join in celebrating the equinox of “spring’s evocative fecundity.” Spring Bash revelry, DJ MUSA returns from spinning Spring Break at Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Passionate fusion dance beat, mingle under the stars, dress for fun.

Featured performances in the garden stage: Of The Earth Band; SPELL dancers invoke spring; Bedouin Tribe ritualistic fire; Derigible Dombek, trans-fusion Middle-Eastern dancers influenced from hip-hop, flamenco, and Broadway magic. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar. 21+ A fundraiser, proceeds benefit non-profit Alwun House community programs.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES ARE OVER.
Tickets will be available at the door.

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Noche Erotica

Noche Erotica presented by Grupo Cultural Anåhuac

Saturday, Feb 22, 8pm. $5 donacion.

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Alwun House just confirmed a bi-cultural addition to this year’s Exotic Art Show series. Grupo Cultural Anåhuac will present their 3rd Noche Erotica, sensual explorations by poets, musicians, DJ and video in Spanish.

Noche Erótica: Una exploración multidisciplinaria de arte sensual y provocative.
Sábado 22 de feb, 8:00 pm. Donación: $5.
Alwun House, Casa de las Artes, en 1204 E Roosevelt, Phoenix (en la esquina noreste de Calle 12 y Roosevelt).

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Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Friday, Feb 21

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The Phoenix core crème de la crème; from poets, musicians, comics and performance artists on two stages. Non-stop program featuring the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances, comic lust-filled poetry, musical flights of fancy. Something for everyone. Discretion; Mature subject matter. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials, Cash Bar. 21+

A scintillating evening of eclectic talents, with a full program that features more than 30 acts in two simultaneous stages (Main and West Garden), where tunes, words, songs, fire and body movements reign supreme!

Tickets $15 door
ADVANCE TICKET SALES ARE OVER.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Main Stage Acts:
8:00 – Welcome by hosts “Ernasty” Moncada & Kevin Patterson. Introducing ASL interpreter Haley Raynbo!
8:10 – Tom Tuerff (music)
8:25 – Dani Garitty (poetry)
8:35 – Dwayne Holmes (comedy)
8:45 – Beth May (poetry)
8:55 – Ben Jammin’ (poetry)
9:05 – Jared Squee (performance art)
9:15 – Brandy “Brandelicious” Phoenix (music)
9:30 – Neil Gearns & Heather Smith (poetry)
9:45 – Jack Evans & Judy Green-Davis (poetry)
10:00 – Ashley Naftule (performance art)
10:10 – Genevieve Rice (stand-up comedy)
10:20 – Nikki G (poetry)
10:30 – Lauren Perry (poetry)
10:40 – Katrina Rainsong of Firelight Entertainment (dance/performance art)
10:55 – Matt Micheletti (stand-up comedy)
11:05 – Expat, featuring Amy Ouzoonian & Patrick Hershey (music)

West Garden Stage Acts:
Fire: Heather Edgar, Music: Fable Farren Fen & Robert Anderson – interesting, Monica Rivas, Dagger Pan, Hydroxia Gryphon, Tracy Thomas, Paul Dlouhy, Vic Void; Poets: Carol Hogan, Joe Montano III, Deborah Berman, Wisdom Soul, Jewel Blackfeather.

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MAIN STAGE BIOS
* Kevin Patterson: Renaissance man of many facets, the most recent being the creation of “The Arthouse”, a locally grown on-line sitcom finishing its first season.
* “Ernasty” Moncada: Writer of stuff and performing junkie (with subtitles option included), producer of various local shows including Firestage and Arcana Cabaret.
* Haley Ritter: A yummy, free-spirited activist with a niche for ASL interpretation.
* Tom Tuerff: Singer-songwriter and beloved entertainer with an extensive career that has seen a plethora of diverse stages throughout the nation.
* Dani Garrity – Glendale poetry dame, host of the long-running open mic event “Words in the Alley”.
* Dwayne Holmes: The self-proclaimed world’s hottest theatre major; former cast member of First Friday Night Live.
* Beth May – A multi-talented force of nature, involved in many local projects including Arcana Collective, The Arthouse and First Friday Night Live.
* Ben Jammin’ – Fearless performer in spoken word, sketch and stand-up, also cast member of First Friday Night Live.
* Jared Squee – Radical writer and performance absurdist, ranging from the revolutionary to the revolting, from animal sounds to purple prose; unlimited nomadic experimentation.
* Brandy “Brandelicious” Phoenix – Singer/songwriter who speaks of halcyon dreams through her guitar while dancing veiled in verbal bouquets tickling the senses.
* Neil Gearns & Heather Smith – She is a soulful poet and dedicated painter, he is a witted storyteller and comedic performer; together they form a powerful creative entity.
* Jack Evans & Judy Green-Davis – Joined in their mutual love for poetry, community and each other, both writers are a constant source of inspiration and quality work.
* Ashley Naftule – Man of multiple faces including playwright, puppeteer, actor and performance artist; member of the Arcana Collective and the Space 55 ensemble cast.
* Genevieve Rice – The “classiest lady of local stand-up” who performs all over the Valley and produces successful on-going comedy events like The Snark Show.
* Nikki G. – Erotica poet who sets poetry on fire and can often be seen performing with her amazing band ReVerbin Blu.
* Lauren Perry – Slam poet, zombie beauty queen; since 2006, has crafted her own signature style of sex-plicit performance poetry of modern love and sexual freedom.

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30th Phantasmagorical Spectacular Exotic Art Show Opening

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Friday, Feb 14, 2014, Valentine’s Day

7pm door. Tickets $25 door

ADVANCE TICKET SALES ARE OVER TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

Experience a total immersion in multi-sensory, unabashed flights of fantasy with evocative, uninhibited art and performance at every turn. Fueled by word of mouth, tickets go fast to opening night, at the first art house and gallery in Downtown Phoenix.

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Eye-poppin’ phantasmagoria and heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, including two floors of erotic-exotic art and roving performers, body painting. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, champagne, Hpnotiq drink specials, cash bar. Guests are invited to “dress for success” – however they define it. Fetish attire welcome,

Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with its much anticipated opening. Over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media.

Exotic Art Show Performance

Performances and Staging

Celebrating our 30th Exotic Art show: Show chanteuse Hillz Thrillz with Sonorous as Mistress of Revelry. Romantasy Cabaret turns up the heat with line-crossing, gender-bending and other ocular-pleasing burlesque with acts like “Requiem for a Dream-Manny” interpretive dance by a male transitioning to female, and Buffalo Bill-Visa’s hilarious strip tease as the infamous Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. Threeow in provocative performance artists La Goosie and Lauren Perry; ritualistic fire and passion, Bedouin Tribe. Edgy digital artist John Knott melds revelers and performances into a breathtakingly sensuous phantasmagorical experience. Climatic fetish suspension showstopper by “Life Suspended,” celebrates their 20th anniversary. Eclectic musical mix by Downtown Phoenix’s uber hot tablist, DJentrication. Throughout, Mark Greenawalt paints bodies, adding the cream to this year’s crème de la crème performances.In the West Garden’s “FlamingDicks” Lounge features The Exotic Jazz Quartet, with lads and lasses rigged and bound.

Exotic Art Show Performance “Exotic Art Show,” the longest running Exotic/Erotic exhibit and performance series in the country, turns 30, on Valentine’s Day, 2014. Conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Alwun House Foundation Board Member, and ASU Nelson Fine Arts Museum curator), has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists and performers.

To use a ballet company metaphor: Exotic is Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser: 100% of proceeds benefit non-profit Alwun House Foundation’s proven record transforming community through the arts, since 1971.

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Paw Prints

January 17, 2014

Paw Prints

Benefiting Gabriel’s Angels whose laudable mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.
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The benefit will be offering a variety of local artwork, with all proceeds benefiting Gabriel’s Angels and the at-risk youth they serve. Our unique pieces range across price, style and media, including paintings, photography, and mixed media.

Tickets are $20 for adults and children under 18 are free. The event includes live entertainment by Tres Lunas, plus delicious snacks, refreshments and alcoholic beverages for adults. For every ticket purchased, you’ll be entered into our raffle for fabulous prizes. You’ll be sure to gain a unique and beautiful item for your home or office while spreading the word about our healing pet therapy.
Purchase tickets online in advance to secure your spot!

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LIGHTHOUSE

December 6 – January 3

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Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, artworks must 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. 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. All arts shining in a darkened room.

January 3, 2014

First Friday

LIGHTHOUSE – Lights-Out Artists Party

8pm

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LIGHTHOUSE Opening

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Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Opening Illuminati Party

$7 adv, $10 door – 7pm – on.
Get your glow on at Lighthouse 6 Opening Night The electrified Lighthouse 6 opening night features celebratory dance, music, self-illuminated art and revelers attire aglow.. Highlighting the nights entertainment is the whacky pop band with cult-like following, Less Pain Forever, and performance artists, glow in the dark body painting, installation interactive to viewers’ cell phones, ASU Neon Club and James White neon glass bending demonstration, and hot drums of fire.
Light Treats, Cash Bar, Most Creative Illuminated Attire Prize.

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NeitherWorld

November 1 – 15

 

NEITHERWORLD

By Lindz Lew & Tony Goeke

Exhibit by noted artist Lindz Lew, known for her eerie dichotomies and juxtapositions of various animals personified with humanoid characteristics. Characters are brought to life with excellent craftsmanship producing an awe inspiring exhibit full of mystery and intrigue. Lindz Lew’s work captures the blurred boundaries between the conscious and the subconscious. Dreams and memories coexist in the human mind and can often be confused once awake. In her work, just as in our dreams, she explores fears and phobias, needs and desires. Dreams can manifest themselves upon waking and be mistaken for memories, distant and unclear. Dreams and memories coexist in the human mind and can often be confused by the conscious mind. Memories become misshapen and skewed as time passes just as dreams do upon waking, my pieces interpret this coexistence and represent this confusion. Also exhibiting is Tony Goeke, a tattoo artist.

Squidling Bros Circus

Friday, November 8

The Squidling Brothers Circus

7pm door. Tickets available tonight at door $13
The Squidling Bros. Circus introduce a whole new entourage of rock and roll sideshow freaks on their annual cross-country fall tour. Phoenix area acts join the action under the canopy of Alwun House. The Squidlings 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 ribald humor. The Squidling Bros. have performed with Primus, Exploited and Circus Contraption. They 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.

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The Squidling Brothers Circus

Friday, November 8

The Squidling Brothers Circus

7pm door. Tickets available at door $13.

The Squidling Bros. Circus introduce a whole new entourage of rock and roll sideshow freaks on their annual cross-country fall tour. Phoenix area acts join the action under the canopy of Alwun House. The Squidlings 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 ribald humor. The Squidling Bros. have performed with Primus, Exploited and Circus Contraption. They 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.

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Netherworld

November 1 – 15

 

NEITHERWORLD

By Lindz Lew & Tony Goeke
Nov 1 First Friday Opening

Exhibit by noted artist Lindz Lew, known for her eerie dichotomies and juxtapositions of various animals personified with humanoid characteristics. Characters are brought to life with excellent craftsmanship producing an awe inspiring exhibit full of mystery and intrigue. Lindz Lew’s work captures the blurred boundaries between the conscious and the subconscious. Dreams and memories coexist in the human mind and can often be confused once awake. In her work, just as in our dreams, she explores fears and phobias, needs and desires. Dreams can manifest themselves upon waking and be mistaken for memories, distant and unclear. Dreams and memories coexist in the human mind and can often be confused by the conscious mind. Memories become misshapen and skewed as time passes just as dreams do upon waking, my pieces interpret this coexistence and represent this confusion. Also exhibiting is Tony Goeke, a tattoo artist.

Monsters Ball 2013

Oct 26, Saturday

Alwun’s 14th annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves as an annual “not-to-be-missed” high-energy thriller stage show, includes crowds costumed for revelry with spirited prizes.

A full night of zombie bands, and tribal ritualistic performances. Partygoers are invited to “unleash their little monster – or beastie within, be ye vamp, zombie or trans masked other-worldly spirit.” All saints and sinners welcome to join in macabre undead revelry. Doors creak open at 7:00 Ghastly performances begin at 8pm. A zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out! Rockabilly zombie surf bands, noir burlesque and dance, complimentary finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar. Performances by: Cult of the Yellow Sign, Lady Purple, SPELL, Ignite Phoenix, The Sinisters and the Mod Zombies.

Monster Ball Tickets still available at door $17

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Planet Poe Theatre – Hop-Frog

Oct 19, Saturday

Edgar Allan Poe’s

“HOP-FROG”

8pm, $10 adv. $13 door.
HOP-FROG…he’s not the one who croaks. Directed by Robert X Planet, starring Joy Bingham Strimple and Baron Dixon, with special guest Wanda McHatton. This new, four-character playlet is based on a hair-raising tale of hideous revenge wrought by a deformed dwarf and his midget-ballerina accomplice upon a cruel tyrant, involving eight unchained orangutans, shaggy flax costumes and a crowded, torch-lit ballroom – what could possibly go wrong! The rest of the evening will spotlight classic Poe favorites, including monologues of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum, plus the poems “The Raven,” “The Conqueror Worm,” and “The Bells.” Baron Dixon arranged original soundtrack.

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Monsters Menagerie 2013

October 4 – 26

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exhibit invites slightly (or extremely) demented creative works of menacing dark underworld fantasies, monsters of domination and greed or the satirical, throughout October. Alwun’s 2-story overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey. Exhibit area extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention.

October 4

Monsters Menagerie Opening First Friday 7-10pm.
14th Monsters Menagerie group exhibit features unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic to sacred and profane, with works in a variety of media. Meet the artists, entertainment and refreshments. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.

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Susan Marquez Lithographs

Lithograph by Susan Marquez

Current Exhibit
Susan Marquez

Series of lithographs and monotypes, exhbit up through Sept 27.
Viewing Tuesday – Friday Noon to 6pm free

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Fall Fantango Fete 2013

Friday Sept 20, 2013

Alwun House 2013-2014 Season Kicks off
FALL FANTANGO FETE
Tickets: $20 advance includes dinner – Tickets at door $10 without dinner.
Fall Fantango Fete, recommends you bring an appetite for Art, Dance, Entertainment, Food and Drink to celebrate falls arrival – Viva la Vida. An exuberant festive world-beat wood floor dance party. Performances by Stefano Pappalardo and Susan Marquez, Traditional and Nuevo Tango; Katrina Rainsong and Nathan Machutta, Acro-Tango; Opendance, Tangled Spanish dance mix; Step Raptis, Hip Hop Funk; and the alternative gypsy band, Of The Earth. Enticing beat-duo; DJ Musa and pulsating Afro-Cuban conguero, Pedro Saucedo. Kick-back for a lively evening of urban conviviality, seductive rhythms, and optional rustic Italian buffet by “Denise is Cooking.” 7pm-12am.

Door admission opening night is $10 sans dinner – members free
IF dinner servings are available, buffet tickets $15

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MALESTROM: Steampunk Poe

Saturday, April 13

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Planet Poe Steampunk Show 2013:
Edgar Allan Poe’s MAELSTRÖM
Directed by ROBERT X. PLANET
Starring JOY BINGHAM STRIMPLE and BARON DIXON; With Special Guest WANDA McHATTON
Tickets: $12 door – Advance discount tickets sales are over. Tickets will be available at door.
doors open 7pm show starts at 8pm

Ships, cargo and hapless sailors are swept to their certain doom into a turbid vortex of swirling horror as a legendary oceanic whirlpool wreaks its fury, swallowing whales, stone buildings and even entire forests in Poe’s harrowing high-seas adventure!

Planet Poe, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, presents the chilling tale as the centerpiece of an evening of dramatic readings by professional actors, enhanced with music and sound effects. The Steampunk-themed program will also include the humorous and quirky tales A Predicament, or the Scythe of Time and The Angel of the Odd: an Extravaganza; the amusing science-fiction yarn Mellonta Tauta (Things of the Future); the poems “The City in the Sea,” “Evening Star” and “A Dream Within a Dream”; and—because it’s 2013 and we’re all still here, and because very recently Earth has been bypassed by comets and bombarded by huge meteors—a special reprise of Planet Poe’s original 2011 playlet, DOOMSDAY: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, based on Poe’s startlingly prophetic 1839 tale of an approaching comet that threatens to immolate our entire planet.

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Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition

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.

Background
“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.

Wild West Circus & Saloon Revue

Opening Saturday, April 6
TICKETS $15, availbale at the door

Advance tickets sales are over.
Time Portal Opens: 7pm-on. Dress fantasy, select your time-zone

Mix together time-warped revelry, quixotic artistic fantasies exhibit, and a Wild West Circus & Saloon Revue, and you’ve got the opening to Alwun House’s third “Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition,” Saturday, April 6. Enter through the 14’ “Time Portal,” 7pm on, visitors experience a Wild West traveling circus and vaudeville stage show, with an array of complimentary sweet and savory crudité and chutneys, and cash bar with Rattlesnake Whiskey specials. Timeless.

Entertainment: Romantasy traveling circus and VaVaVoom burlesque; Spell, phase shifting dancers; Michele Ceballos Michot choreographed OpendanceAz performance; DJ post-industrial world-beat dance mix.

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