Saturday, August 12th

Pain Proof Punks – Night Terror!

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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…

NIGHT TERROR Performers
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

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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 (http://www.azvhv.org/) 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.

May 26, 2017

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An Evening with
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brought to you in partnership with Drift Compatible Productions.
Doors open at 8:30, show at 9pm.
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door.
You may have see Dave on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing, an the Bob & Tom Show. Now he’s visiting Phoenix for your entertainment. Also featured are local talent such as Mason Pipes and Matt Micheletti.

May 20, 2017

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Cleodora presents TEASE!

Advance Discount Ticket sales are over.
Tickets $15 advance – $20 door

Doors Open at 7, show starts promptly at 8pm.
Join us Saturday, May 20th for another 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 burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pain Proof Punks

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Dracula’s Bride
Tickets: $12 adv. $15 day of show, available at door.

It’s Victorian London, Dracula has returned and found a bride. He is inviting all the monsters and beasts of the night to join him in celebration this evening of her looming transformation. We cordially invite you to an Evening of sheer fright and delight as these creatures display their talents to please the master Dracula. The Pain Proof Punks present Dracula’s Bride : A Gothic Circus and Scintillating Display of Sideshow Arts

A tribute to all incarnations of Dracula including performances of Burlesque, Aerials, Fire Arts, Bellydance, Juggling, Glass Dancing, and Suspension courtesy of Life Suspended.

April 21 – May 5

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MB Hanrahan

A Body of Work, Holiday Cards, 1996-2017

April 21 Opening Reception

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MB frames and composes her life’s celebratory holiday moments with humor, sarcasm and wit. Collaborating with various photographers produces Limited Editions of original art cards, all featuring MB in the nude, which then get shared to special friends. This is the first comprehensive collection of MB’s, spanning images over 20 years, and is accompanied by a newly printed collector’s edition book. Once a creative activist in nurturing Phoenix’ 80’s art scene, she returns to Phoenix from her Ventura California studio. She noted Alwun House probably holds “the single largest collection of her greeting cards.” Prints are available or available for order.

Body of Work Book

420-bunny-1Body of Work: 20 Years of MB Nude You can view and purchase a unique, limited edition book with ALL of MB’s self portraits. This massive collection is curated, written and co-produced by Amy Jones, based on a series of interviews with the artist. The book is designed by Dina Pielaet.

 

May 6 Closing Reception

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March 27 – April 22, 2017

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An Alwun House Foundation Exhibit
At Burton Barr Central Library North Gallery
LGBTQ: Rights & Justice

Exhibit Theme: Art that reflects the struggle that the LGBTQ community has had to endure to gain justice denied. Accepting works in all media that represent that struggle and accomplishment. Inviting works from first time exhibitors to professionals; family photos, weddings, anti-gay protesters, pride, and personal achievement. Artists interested in exhibiting click here…… Juror’s: Annie Lopez, Ted Decker, Mike Oleskow

Also on display, BJ Bud Memorial Archives: flyers, front pages of magazines or newspapers and other artifacts sponsored by ASU Hayden Library, Arizona Collection, Nancy Godoy, Historian/Librarian

PROGRAM coincides with Phoenix Pride:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
• Poetry & Open Mic Night

Pulliam Auditorium, 2-3 pm.
Open to anyone willing to share a song, poem, or free form story of their experience with “LGBTQ: Rights & Justice” Sponsored by AZ Consortium for the Arts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
• LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Symposium

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8pm.
Panel will discuss achievements and other memorable events in Arizona history for the LGBTQ community. Panelists include: Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian; Ron Wilcox, from Nu Towne Saloon, the longest operating gay bar in Phoenix; Scott Tickler, former Miss IGRA/AGRA; Kim Moody- Alwun House Foundation founder. More, TBA. A Story Corp – OutLoud Initiative collaboration will also be announced to support their mission of recording and preserving oral history.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“UpStairs Inferno” Screening

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8 pm.
Followed by a short Q&A session with director Robert Camina and Skip Bailey, a relative of one of the victims. Story of the1973 New Orleans gay bar arson attack, where thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation. Until the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, it was the deadliest known attack on a gay club in U.S. history.
Refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack;
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/94900386

Friday, April 7, 2017
• RECEPTION

Library North Gallery, 6-8pm
Special performance by Phoenix Metropolitans Men’s Chorus and Youth Choir, under the artistic directorship of Marc Gaston. And a resource fair with community organizations: ACLU, Trans Queer Pueblo, LGBTQ Consortium, Native Health, and others to be announced

April 15, 2017

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GasLight Circus

Tickets: $15 day of show, available at door
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

It’s a regular “Who-Dunnit” with a traditional circus twist! Join The GasLight Circus for a night of bombastic amazement with levels of audience interaction like never before as GasLight Circus combines the wonders of a night at the circus with the chills and thrills of Murder-Mystery theater!

Help Jero the Jester, Finna the Fool, The Proprietor, Mina Katz, Techie HIlliker, Shawn Cook, Morgan Moondust, and many more in a night at the circus with a murderous new twist as they seek to unravel the mystery behind the sudden “accidents” befalling performers of The GasLight Circus at the hands of a masked assailant before it’s too late!

GasLight Circus will have a full table of T-Shirts and Merchandise available as well!

April 7 – 14, 2017

23rd Salon Des Enfants

Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. free
Student works, $20ea., Students receive 100%.

April 7 Opening

Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free
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The public is invited to witness firsthand the enthusiasm and pride of downtown’s first Elementary School District’s colorful Art Departments and performance programs perseverance in the face of cutbacks in funding.

There will be approximately 300 juried pieces made by students in the 5th through 8th grades, representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. Art is displayed Salon-style, and sold right off the wall; including sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography. All art sold for $20 right off the wall, on a first come basis, replaced with yet another piece – with 100% going to the student artist.

One of the exhibit founders, John Avedisian (art teacher), says “the goal was to give students the experience and excitement of a real gallery setting, surrounded by parents, teachers, neighbors and civic leaders. The exhibit rewards months of effort developing positive self-expression.” For many it will be a first time seeing their art on display in a gallery. For others it will be the first time they’ve seen an art exhibit.

Saturday, March 25

PHONUS BALONUS!

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lily_alienLadies and gentlemen, step right up to see a dazzling display of vaudeville at it’s finest! There will be juggling, dancing, singing, music, and dangerous feats of incredible skill. Our scintillating stage acts will thrill you to the core! So don’t be a wetblanket and miss this one time only event. It’s all Phonus Balonus!!!

Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm sharp!
Tickets: $15 day of show, available at door

We encourage everyone to get all dolled up in their best get up.

Cast:

Noah Brown, Katrina Rainsong, Rusty The Clown, Mickey and Marco of The Tosspotts, Lily LaVamp, Jacqueline Hide, Brendon Hebert, Nathan Machutta

Saturday, March 18

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Cirque Underground

Tickets: $12 adv. $15 available at door
8pm Door, 9pm Show. Refreshments
Join the parade & be part of the show! Dress to impress in your sexiest & craziest circus attire. Exotic Art Show and Art Detour Finale. Mature Content

A site-specific, stilt-walking spectacle, weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens. Every corner a voyeuristic journey into the bizarre. Spy on The Mating Rituals of Giants. Witness Amazing Acrobatics on oversized stilts. Place bets on Matrix Stilt Fight Club. Turn up the heat with Flame Seduction. Beware of sexy Flying Clowns and Nasty Women Burlesque. Special performances by Crystal Cruz, Ernesto Moncada, Jon Goodell, Kira Kirk, Brian Theer, Jessica Boelkins, Kristy Ingebo, Jeanie Pham, Shawn Cook, Tony Winecki, Allison Dee, Shiva Dee, Emma Collins, Sabrina Wilcox, and House of Cirque students and performance partners. Exotic Art Show and Art Detour Finale. cash bar. 21+

Event proceeds benefit Alwun House Community Green Art Park, and House of Cirque’s stilt programs for adults and youths. http://houseofcirque.com

March 17-19

Artlink’s ART DETOUR 27

An annual tour of downtown artists studios, artspaces and galleries. More info…..

February 10 – March 19

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Exotic, “out the ordinary” art, provocative, playful, sensual or audacious. Uninhibited passions push the envelope, in a variety of media. Longest running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the nation.

First Friday, March 3, 2017

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Cleodora presents TEASE!

Tickets $20 day of show available at door
Doors Open at 8, show starts promptly at 9pm.
Join us Friday, March 3rd for another 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 burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!

February 24, 2017

Noche Erotica

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Tickets: $10 advance $15 door
An evening for our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters. The premier variety show with a Latino sensual vibe in the Valley, brings you a sexy selection of local performers, presenting poetry, music, dance, comedy and performance art! You and yours are cordially invited to be part of this multi-cultural extravaganza with bilingual flavors! Acts and hosting in Spanish y English.

February 17, 2017

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

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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! The Main Stage will be hosted by Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski, Matt Micheletti and Ernesto Moncada. West Garden Stage hosts John Quinonez and Kelcie Grega of Four Chambers Press. Because now, more than ever, art is something worth fighting for. Kahula coffee specials. Cash bar. 21+
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door

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Ernesto Moncada (poetry intro by host)
Matt Micheletti (comedy intro by host)
Rosemarie Dombrowski (poetry intro by host)
The Lies, featuring dancers Jasmine, Morning Bird, Nissa, Summer & TC (music)
Megan Atencia (slam)
Russ Kazmierczak (poetry)
Aaron Jacobson (troubadour)
Ashley Naftule (performance art)
Tom Tuerff (music)
Jack Evans & Judy Green-Davis (poetry)
Crimson Phoenix aka Heather Edgar (dance)
Harold Branch (poetry)
Jessie Johnson (comedy)
Pat Regan (guitar comedy)
Emily Cimino (poetry)
Joy Young (slam)
Hattie Hayes & Matt Storrs (comedy)
Azareth (sexual horoscopes)
Bernard Schoeber aka The Klute (slam)
Kira “Kira-Kira” Sorochkina (dance)
Manifest Sound [Tim Hardy] (music)
Nicole Ellis (music)

West Stage

Rosemarie Dombrowski & John Quiñones (intro by hosts)
Nicole Ellis (acoustic guitar/vocals)
Charissa Lucille (prose)
Kat Hofland (poetry)
Sophia McGovern (prose)
Amy Ouzoonian (performance art)
Paul D’Louhy (poetry)
Johnny Kistner (poetry)
Anna Flores (poetry)
Hannah Walsh (poetry)
Heather Atwood (prose)
Aaron Jacobson (troubadour)
Rosalyn Van Amburg with Eric Van Amburg (poetry)
Garrett Smith (prose/comedy)
Chad Nelson (strip-poetry)
Elizabeth Hamilton (prose)
Tim Hardy (didgeridoo)
Butoh Sonics [Eric Hodgins, Vic Void & Steve Gaurdino] (music)

Sunday February 12, 2017

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Enhancing the Sexual Well-being of Humanity
All welcome • women and men

Tickets: $12, available at door

What’s your relationship to the Source you come from? We avoid real discussions on sex in our families and communities. And positive thinking? It conquers no new ground. The only way to be free of the chaos around sex and having the “perfect” image of sexuality is learning to deeply connect to the source you come from.

SEX IS A TOPIC HUMANITY IS CRAZY ABOUT AND YET MOST OF US KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT OUR OWN SEXUAL ANATOMY.

16P_SmViewing The Pussy Talks and The Cock Tales is an introduction to witnessing and connecting with your essence. What makes your sexual anatomy unique? Becoming more acquainted with your intimate anatomy enhances your sexual well-being.

Watch, listen and learn as each woman and each man show and share details about their intimate anatomy. It is an opportunity to see the infinite variety — each person is unique. Listen for the common themes that arise. Go beyond the status quo discourse about Sex and Pussy and Cock. Real education with real men and women.

SCREENING DETAILS: Please note: there are NO exercises during this educational presentation.

 

Mukee3Producer/director, Mukee Okan, will introduce the two documentaries. Each is 30 minutes long. She will lead a conversation, including comments, questions and answers after viewing.

Presenter – Mukee Okan: Your Orgasm’s Best Friend

International Sex Educator and Artist. Mukee is dedicated to the sexual well-being of humanity– transforming the discourse on Sex and what is possible being at peace with the power of Sex.

Her extensive experiences includes —
* initiation in a traditional Tantric lineage and practices since 1984;
* Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality teacher
* providing sexual programs and services to thousands of clients since 1994.

She appeared as the sex educator in the documentary, The Vagina Diaries that aired on ABC2 Australian National TV. More at http://thepussytalks.com/ and SexandtheDivineDesign.com.

Mukee has been an exhibiting artist in the Alwun House Exotic Art Show for over a decade. And two years ago she presented the first Pussy Talk at Alwun’s  Exotic Art Show. Now she returns with enhanced version of the Pussy Talks but also for the first time ever is presenting her latest documentary “The Cock Tales.” Two years ago one patron who experienced “The Pussy Talks” was local renowned writer Niki D’Andrea who said this, “Mukee Okan demystifies sex with a mystic touch and puts pussy on a pedestal in a powerful way. There is no way anyone who attends one of her talks walks away without learning something that will make them a better lover, and a better person.”

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

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Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

5:45pm Entry to VIP happy hour with PRE-PURCHASE ONLY and gain first entry
7pm door GENERAL ADMISSION
Tickets: $25 available at door

Limited supply of Reserved Tables available – See Below
21+ Cash bar See below for Table Reservations & Parking directions.

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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 RSVP 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.

Performing Artists:

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Cleodora_TextDirect from Atlantic City, Jackie Fountaine returns as Master of Ceremonies for this years “Exotic Opening Phantasmagorical Spectacular” stage show. Zing Pow Wow introductions for the evening’s provocative performances: Lily LaVamp, burlesque, Bedouin Tribe ritualist Middle Eastern dancers; Rusty the Genderbending Clown; Ernesto Moncada Noches Erotica with Lauren Perry performance poetry; Dr Ordovich & Scarlet his Muse; Crystal Cruz Feather Burlesque; Surreal Performance Artist Katherine Simpson; Ignite Collaborative with Nasty Girls troupe dominatrix, and Brad’s sexy striptease solo; Cabaret Noir with Cleodora and performers costume burlesque. Agents of Lust “metal dick” grinders and lady fire performers. Throughout the night, House DJ Ruebot, sensual eclectic mix.

In the West Garden Lounge, I’m leaning Towards Space Jazz, on stage, and exquisite Alt-Fet Bondage demonstration by Jacob Dynamite and models.

Mark Greenawalt, Body Painting in Basement Gallery, and photo op model on stage by national award winning body painter and photographer, art book author, “Coates of Paint – The Body Art of Mark Greenawalt.”

Fetish cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, Champagne, “Nipple Licker” specials, Cash Bar 21+>

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Exhibiting Artists:

Jack Adams, Tom Ardans, Yakov Sierov, Eric Babcock, Joseph Bates, Sarah Bernhardt, Wendell Blakey, Jim Bottorff, Mal Martel, Pete Carstensen, Randall DeSouza Ordovich Clarkson, Sarah Clemens, Ben Craigic, Anthony Delaney, Baron Dixon, Amy Rose Drew, David Duane, Florence E Flynn, Joseph Formichella, Brandon Green, Mark Greenawalt, Devin Gregg, MB Hanrahan, Henry Hermetet, Eric Hodgins, Shawn Hosking, P. Jackman, Maggie Keane, Marlys Kubicek, Sara LaRosa, Lon LeMahn, Medicine Man, Robert John Mahler, Kip Mussatt, Mukee Okan, Jesse Paulk, Mike Rider, Rus Rose, Greg Rosky, John Schriener, Ted Sconon, Angelica Sepulveda, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Betsy Spetrino, Roger J Thomas, Joan C Thompson, Lucretia Torva, Nadia Vanilla, Kris Waid-Jones, Kristin Wesley, David Whipple, Thomas Williamson, Yucel Yalim

Saturday, January 21

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GasLight Circus

Tickets: $12 advance $15 door.
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

for1_21-2picfansIt’s the one year anniversary of GasLight Circus! Join the performers of one of Phoenix’s hottest theatrical circus attractions in celebrating an event that will travel across space and time to bring the greatest show that GLC has ever performed!

See the clowning styles of Jero the Jester and Finna the Fool. Be amazed at the gravity-defying aerial talent of Widow Ives and Cynder Monarch, the hypnotizing wonder of Shawn Cook and his magnificent Cyr Wheel, the illusions of Gabriel Lim, feel the heat of the sizzling fire performances of Techie Hilliker, and many many more in a show that will see the return of numerous performers from The GasLight Circus’ greatest moments. All the night’s festivities will be hosted by the one and only: The Proprietor!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

DR. ORDOVICH’S GRAND EXHIBITION

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TICKETS: $9 advance $14 door
Doors open 7pm performances begin at 8pm.
Dr. Ordovich has partnered up with the legendary Alwun House in Downtown Phoenix for the grand release of his 27-track concept album, O’er the Water’s Edge, and the 1st three parts of his illustrated travel book titled the Meridian Quest, both of which were created during his days in the West Indies (circa 2011-2013).
For this evening only, the Alwun House Gallery will be showcasing illustrated works from Dr. O’s travel log, featuring exotic landscapes of the West Indies, Brazil, Ireland, and Mexico. Other select works from Dr. O’s portfolio will be on exhibit and available for purchase.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

The evening’s entertainment include live musical performances of selected tracks from O’er the Water’s Edge, a swashbuckling concept album that takes Tim Burton theatrics infused with a heavy dose of Gypsy-Jazz-Punk-Rock.

Guest musical performances by Matthew Reveles. More TBA.

Freaky, sexy side-show performances will be provided by the beautiful Scarlett Elizabeth Xander from Obscure Entertainment (@clownslut). Additional burlesque/circus side-show performances TBA.

Special guest, Larry Alan Photography will be immortalizing the evening.

Copies of O’er the Water’s Edge, the Meridian Quest, and art prints will be available for purchase. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Meridian Quest is an illustrated series produced by Dr. Ordovich in association with Electric Mermaid International, 2016. The story begins on a tiny island in the West Indies in 2011, coming to an explosive ending in Palenque during the End of the Mayan Calendar celebration of 2012.

This book is quite literally an illustrated travel diary created by Dr. O throughout a 12-month duration and features the exotic islands of the Caribbean, serene landscapes of Northern Ireland, Europe, Brazil, & Mexico. All the contents of this book were created initially by pencil, ink, and paper on boats, busses, trains, & planes. After describing his tales to friends and family, Dr. O was encouraged to record the contents in book-form. And thus marked the beginning of the Meridian Quest.