January 22, 2022

The Pain Proof Punks returns with: LOVER

Doors open at 8pm Show at 9pm
Tickets: $20 advance GA & $25 VIP Limited seating.

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 take you through a journey of love’s desire, depravity, and despair. Our artists will display Fire Arts, Drag, Burlesque, Glass Walking, Blockhead, Geek and a variety of talents. We will test your boundaries and transport you to a world of the creepy and comedic, beautiful and bizarre, and the gentle and grotesque.

Alwun House is an outdoor limited seating venue! We do suggest masks and dress warm accordingly. Show goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.

Host: Sparkinson

Performers: Rubye Moore, Trey, Britni Bloodshed, Irene Silver, Katara, Dr. Copperchops, Kimiical Warfare, Jacqueline Hide, Lexi Locket, Viper, The Magyc Sandwych.

Producer: Rusty The Clown of The Pain Proof Punks

January 15, 2022

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The Gaslight Circus returns… Step Right up II: Murder She Clowned

A Murder Mystery of Clowns
Doors open at 7pm Show at 8pm
Tickets: $10 advance, $17 Door
In an all-new performance, join The GasLight Circus for Step Right Up II: Murder She Clowned! This comedic blend of live circus performance and murder-mystery theatre will keep you in suspense as well as laughter as you, the audience, work alongside the cast of the show to solve this all new ‘Whodunit’ mystery before the night is over! See The Clown, Prince of Arizona, Jero the Jester! The Mysterious Proprietor! The Incomparable Tommo! And many MANY more at this thrilling all ages performance LIVE on stage at the legendary Alwun House!

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December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021 to January 7, 2022
LIGHTHOUSE

With gallery lights off, art emits light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. 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.

NYE December 31, 2021

NEW YEAR EVE 2021 – The Corkscrew Cabaret returns… For Auld Lang Syne!

A New Years Burlesque Extravaganza
Doors open at 8pm Show at 9pm
Tickets: $15 advance, $22 Door
Reserved Tables: Table for Four $125 includes one complimentary bottle of champagne – Limited Supply
After almost 2 long years, The Corkscrew Cabaret comes roaring back into the Alwun House for a sultry, champagne fueled New Year’s celebration you simply must see to believe! Join us, December 31st as we strip and strut our way into 2022 with all the glitz, glamour, and truly tantalizing temptations Phoenix’s wildest burlesque revue has become so well known for!

December 3, 2021

A truly fun unique Holiday shopping experience! Support local artists vendors and seasonal home baked goods while being treated to traditional Louisiana jazz and cuisine. Jambalaya and po’boy sandwiches by “Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen” accompanied by roots jazz of the 20’s & 30’s by “The Hot Beignets” a lively 7-piece band. With ample beverages to wash it all down. Next door, visit the historic Alwun House gallery for an illuminating exhibit. Gallery lights are out since the art emits light. Installed throughout gallery and into the gardens and Art Park,

November 20, 2021

November 20, 2021

50TH Anniversary Dinner Gala

Saturday, November 20, Doors open 6:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. Show at 8:30pm.

Tickets: $125 – Limited seating –only 80 seats available.

A festive feasting fundraiser to celebrate this unique half century milestone in style, and to toast the future of Alwun House Foundation. Special Guests include: Mayor Kate Gallego, and Phoenix’ iconic jazz singer Francine Reed. Doors open at 6pm, guests can view the 50th Anniversary art exhibit and socialize while nibbling on delicious tapas. Dinner accompanied with classical music provided by the Downtown Chamber Series string quartet, while Seafood Paella is cooked on site performance-style with large paella pans prepared by Chef JJ of the Saffron Pig, while guests are gathering, noshing and selecting their seats. Dinner will be served at 7pm. Deserts are a refreshing aperitif and memorable flambé cakes. Then, recognizing that Phoenix has an outstanding jazz scene, we’re topping the evening off with Phoenix’ renowned jazz singer Francine Reed and Trio, entertaining with soulful jazz like only THE Francine Reed can. Each guest will receive a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coffee Mug.

November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021

50th Anniversary Heartsong Poetry Night

Friday, November 12, Doors open 7pm. Show at 8pm.

Tickets: $10 Advance, $15 door

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/50th-anniversary-heartsong-poetry-night-tickets-186251060937

Celebrating 50 years of iconic visual, literary, and performance art, Alwun House, Recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award, is thrilled to announce The event features intergenerational poets/spoken word artists and musicians representing five decades-worth of iconic poetry events from the 70s to the present—from Heartsong to Coffeehouse shows, Erotic Poetry and Music Festivus, the Spanish-language Noche Erotica, and Ladies on Fire. 

Hosted by Phoenix’ Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombowski and Ernesto Moncado, and featuring OG poets who performed at the original Heartsong Poetry events in the ‘70’s to today’s hippest gaggle of the Phoenix poet scene.

November 5-20, 2021

November 5-20, 2021

50th Anniversary Invitational Art Exhibit

Exhibit selection from out of the thousand artists who have exhibited throughout the decades, with the assistance of curator Ted Decker, we have selected artists who have had an impact on Alwun House and the Phoenix arts community at large.

November 5, 2021

50th Anniversary Invitational Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 5, 6 – 10pm. Free, no host bar.

Exhibit selection from out of the thousand artists who have exhibited throughout the decades, with the assistance of curator Ted Decker, we have selected artists who have had an impact on Alwun House and the Phoenix arts community at large.

October 30, 2021

22nd Monsters Ball

October 30th 7pm – 1am

Reserved Table for 4: $250 – Note: A limited number of Reserved Tables are available center front stage. You couldn’t get better viewing, up close and spirited personal experience. Each Reserved Table comes with admission tickets for 4, and a complimentary bottle of Champagne, and trick-or-treat swag bag.

YOUR NIGHTS’ WICKEDLY SPIRITED PROGRAM

Doors creak open 7pm, to performances, continuing into the wee hours. It’ll blow your mind while tickling your spine. Spinning ghastly grooves for the evening will be DJ Rebot. The blow-out thriller stage show opens with spirited music by the Blood Feud Family Singers, a Phoenix based quartet specializing in up-tempo, down-hearted, poetic-philosophic, country-fried hostility for sentimental haters promises you a rollicking horrific time.

VaVaVoom Productions takes the stage with their kinky twisted burlesque aka a Ghoulesque show with performances that cross a few lines being a tad gory, a bit bloody, a lot sexy, and daringly erotic with a twisted decadence and depravity, tossed in together to appease the tease.

Libations will flow with the notorious spider venom and other spirited concoctions. 21+ No host bar. Rain or shine.

There’s more for guests’ viewing pleasures in the gallery. Monsters Menagerie 22 exhibit; filled with menacing dark noir fantasies, macabre blood-sucking beasts, dark humor, other-worldly spirits, and creations that scream for attention. Alwun House infamously provocative and uncensored annual juried exhibit, is filled with grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from Arizona artists.

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 results within 72 hours of event. No refunds.

October 23, 2021

Silver String Circus

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts promptly at 8pm.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here – you might want to leave the kids at home for this one. Inferno is Silver String Circus’ first 21+ show, a wicked circus show inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, featuring magic, music, and death-defying stunts! Get your tickets now, before they all go up in smoke. Rain or Shine. Limited Seating.

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 results within 72 hours of event. No refunds.

October 1 – 30, 2021
Monsters Menagerie

Juried Group Exhibition

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.

October 16, 2021

The Gaslight Circus

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts promptly at 8pm.

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at Door

STEP RIGHT UP FOR MURDER: It’s a real Circus “Whodunit” as The GasLight Circus returns to Phoenix with an all new production! And this time, the audience itself is part of the cast as they help solve clues throughout the night in this all new murder-mystery experience with a traditional circus twist! Join your favorite GLC performers Jero the Jester, The Proprietor, Tommo, Lyra Lorelei, and many more as they put on a show like only they can!
An all ages show. 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 results within 72 hours of event. No refunds.

Sept. 10-24, 2021

September 10-24, 2021
Sticks & Stones

A Solo Exhibition by Holly Shoemaker

This exhibit focuses on the power of words. Negative words in particular, seem to have the most power over us. Sticks and Stones was created with the intent of reclaiming our power over these negative words. Each model has chosen their own word. Their stories are powerful, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Many participants chose to share the story behind their selected words, which are displayed next to their image in the gallery.

We are the people in your community. We are parents, children, siblings and friends. We are educators, healthcare workers, truck drivers, advocates, creatives, customer service representatives, restaurant employees and beyond. Simply put, we are you. We are here to say, “These words do not define us. These words cannot control us, and ignore anyone who thinks they can use them against us.”

Forty artworks from this series have been curated for the gallery installation. 25% of all art sales will be donated to Mulligan’s Manor, which advocates and provides services for at-risk youth, as well as providing mental health and wellness services.

Sept 10, 2021

Sticks & Stones
A Solo Exhibition by Holly Shoemaker

OPENING NIGHT

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door.

An evening of immersive interactive art experience, visual and performance art with burlesque and sideshow acts. Showcasing the talents of: Felicia Minor, Freddy Prinze Charming, Rusty the Clown, The Showgirl Succubus, Irene Silver and more TBA. Refreshments available. 21+ mature subject matter.

Sept 3, 2021

First Friday at the Art Park


Join us at First Friday in the Art Park! Have a beer or wine while you mingle amoung numerous artisians selling thier wares, bands, and food trucks {The Island Boyz Jerk Spot featuring Caribbean fare, and Arizona’s Roasted Corn for the best corn in town}. ALSO Embry Health will be providing Covid 19 Testing. PCR and Antibody testing.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Pain Proof Punks: OMEN: A SOUTHERN SUPERNATURAL SIDESHOW
Doors open 8pm Show at 9pm. Tickets $20 GA

Have you missed us? We sure as hell have missed getting to bare skin and soul for you! The Pain Proof Punks are back again to excite and fright with Sideshow, Burlesque, Drag, and more!! The heat is coming and our performers have created a showcase full of supernatural tales fit for the summer BURN
NOTE: Alwun House is an outdoor venue! We ask that masks be work when standing. It is not open back to 100% capacity, so tickets are limited. Let us get dirty and dangerous while you stay safe sound!
Performers: EV3ALL, IRENE SILVER, LEXI LOCKET, BRITNI BLOODSHED, JAE SINCLAIR, KIIMICAL WARFARE, KATARA, RUSTY THE CLOWN, VICTORIA JOELLE ….you may also get a surprise appearance or 2!
SOLD OUT SHOW!!!

Friday June 11,

ELECTRIC WONDERLAND SKATE JAM

Announcing a pop-up Skate Park in the Art Park. FREE community event. All ages welcome. Bring you’re own skates, We’ll provide the pop-up rink, dj grooves set for roller disco of the 70’s. 6-10pm refreshments available.

June 4: FIRST FRIDAY

6-10pm FREE

Join us First Friday in our new Art Park Food, drink, Art and DJ Scapegoat keeps the party bopping.

May 7 thru June 25, 2021

GALLERY EXHIBIT: CEASARS
Born in Warsaw, Poland Marek Danielewski grew up loving the works of Beksinski, Geiger as well as Moebius and Byzantine art. He moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, and pursued a career in the arts graduating with BA in NYC, then an MFA back in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Marek has exhibited in multiple shows in Philadelphia, New York and now in Arizona and spent several years teaching the Dine youth in Tuba City. In 2020 he moved to Phoenix and currently teaching elementary school art. Exhibit viewing Tue-Fri, Noon-6pm.
Artist Statement: In this exhibit, I’m focusing on Roman Art because of the association to fancy banquets and excess in all forms. The American vision of self is that of Ancient Rome. Where for the French, Brutus is the hero of the Republic, so as for Americans it is Caesar who resides as the pinnacle of the Empire. The American public including writers like Gore Vidal have referenced America’s link, similarities and growth toward the Roman Empire. In my work I feel I am showing this link in a contemporary media. By engaging the iconic image of the Caesar I feel I am showing the degradation, and excess that is America and Rome Empire. The artworks are composed almost entirely in found-object repurposed salvaged elements