Pain Proof Punks and the Dipshit Sideshow

November 21

Doors open 8:30pm Show starts at 9:15pm
Tickets: $8 advance $12 Door

It’s Vaudeville Night with the Pain Proof Punks! This will be a night of variety entertainment. The Pain Proof Punks and the Dipshit Sideshow will be presenting a lovely and daring Vaudevillian Night.

Marissa1The Dipshit Shideshow consists of a highly diverse range of acts for your viewing pleasure! Burlesque, snake charming, suspension, comedy, live music, circus, magic, sideshow and audience participation all wrapped up in one fun night. Come enjoy and laugh with us.

Tickets: $12 day of show, available at door

Casting Bill:
Jaqueline Hide, Jero the Jester, Marissa Melon, Rusty the Gender Bending Clown, Lady Lily La Vamp, Ilsa Bird, Oz Gookenhymen

Live Music by Spider Hole

Guests to the Stage: Life Suspended

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November 21

“Parade: The Absolute End of the World”
TICKETS: only $5
doors open 6:30, show 7pm
Presented in 3D —

Arizona Premiere of Steve Gompf’s animation – “Parade: The Absolute End of the World” which has been nearly eight years in the making. Reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Delights,” this animation consisting of approximately eighteen thousand individual frames incorporates over two thousands individual animated elements and hundreds of digitally manipulated, recombined and reanimated images of Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic motion studies (and a few of Etienne Jules Marey’s and Lucien Bull’s) from the late 19th century. This work, when viewed with special viewing glasses, pops into 3D via the Pulfrich Effect.
parade1Also at this event DVD’s of Mr Gompf’s animations will be for purchase to the public for the first time as well as reasonably priced framed prints of stills from Telecasts for Televisor

This event is a fundraiser for the production and staging of Mr. Gompf’s solo exhibition “Distant Visions: Apparatus and Ephemera from the Televisor Era 1884-1928″ scheduled for January 22 – May 1, 2016 at the Mesa Arts Center.

This event is sponsored by the generous support of the Alwun House

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November 20, 2015

Prophecy – Roman Orona

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
tickets: $10 adv $15 day of show

Native American poet musician and dancer Roman Orona produces this one-man show in a series of dances using modern multi-media technology alongside (fused with) traditional Native rhythms, songs and spirits. An uplifting evening of magical performances, contrasting war and devastation with our options towards peace and creativity and being one with natures’ spirits.

EaglePROPHECY is a performance created by Roman Orona (Apache, Pueblo and Yaqui). The PROPHECY experience is more than a Native American cultural presentation. PROPHECY, expands the boundaries to captivate audiences with its resonating messages of unity, harmony, and trustworthiness. It is artfully woven into an awe-inspiring array of songs, dances, storytelling, naturescape/computer generated visuals and participatory arrangements. Keeping in stride with his Native American upbringing, Roman, skillfully weaves traditional foundations into a tapestry of present day concepts giving new perspective, color, and theme. PROPHECY is meant to inspire and promote a spirit of human transformation.


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Hashtag Comedy Corner

Nov 13

Hashtag Comedy Corner

Tickets $10 advance $15 door
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Friday the 13th, prepare for a night of geeks and freaks, including four Phoenician favorite stand-up comedians: Mason Pipes, Jason Hill, Leslie Barton and Kapono Rowe, a local rapper, Nick Perkins aided by a house jazz band, Radish, an improve group with a mind for mischief.

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Tom Deadstuff

November 6-20, 2015

Don’t let the name fool you!


Premiere solo exhibition for this self-schooled sculptor. Tom Deadstuff’s amazing sculptural creations, being rendered in Paper Mache, with serious attention to detail and admirable level of craftsmanship – transforms the medium and durability. Self-schooled, Tom started with Pinatas, growing into puppets and “doll making.”

Now he creates exciting bizarre, eclectic sculptural figures, fantastical mermaids that delve deep into the eerie yet playful realms of imagination. Included in this show, is his new Jackalope series; maniacal yet curiously whimsically-impish – what every collector of jackalopes, should have in their collection.

Opening Reception

Nov 6th, First Friday 7pm
Featuring: Fairy Bones starting at 8pm
Tickets: $12 door
Cash Bar 21+

Fairy Bones awarded New Times 2015 “Best Local Band”
REVIEWS: “….. the lineup features the powerful vocals of Chelsey Louise at the helm of local indie-rock sensations Fairy Bones.”azcentral
“Chelsey’s voice is a goddamned sonic spectrum of wonder.”Java Magazine



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Planet Poe Theatre

October 17, Saturday

The Masque of the Red Death
and other works
By Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Robert X. Planet
7pm door 8pm performance
Tickets: $8 advance $12 door (Alwun House members free)
Starring: Joy Bingham Strimple and Baron Dixon
with Special Guest Manuel Paul Arenas
Sound performed by Brian Popovec

As desperate quarantine attempts fail to quell a pernicious pandemic that’s devastating the country, an arrogant aristocrat plots to isolate himself from the fatal pestilence! This new dramatization of Poe’s unsettling cautionary tale (seemingly torn from recent headlines!) highlights an evening of dramatic readings performed by costumed professional actors, enhanced with stage set and original sound score.

The Halloween-themed program of iconic Poe classics will also include the tales The Premature Burial and The Oval Portrait, plus a rarely heard female rendition of The Tell-Tale Heart; and several poems, including “The Conqueror Worm,” “Dream-Land,” “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”


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Oct 2 – 31


16th Monsters Menagerie

Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm, Free

Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention at Monsters Menagerie exhibit of over 13 artists. Included works reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, dark underworld fantasies, demons of greed, even sardonic satire. A variety of media; painting, sculpture, objects de arte. Exhibit extends from front of house to gallery, into the gardens throughout the month of October.

Alwun’s 2-story bungalow exterior overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey.


Oct 2

Opening Reception:
First Friday, October 2, 7 – 10pm.
Featuring the MOD ZOMBIES

Rockabilly to keep the Zombies Rockin’
Refreshments, Artists, Spirits & Hijinx

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Noche Erotica

Saturday, Sept 19

8-11pm — $15 door
“Noche Erotica”, the premier variety show with a Latino sensual vibe in the Valley, returns to Alwun House this month to bring 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 featuring bilingual flavors!

Acts and hosting in Spanish and English.


¡“Noche Erótica”, el único espectáculo de variedades con énfasis en la sensualidad Latina del Valle, regresa este mes a Alwun House para traerles un sexy programa de artistas locales, presentando poesía, música, danza, comedia y actuaciones experimentales!

¡Todos están cordialmente invitados a ser parte de esta celebración multi-cultural de sabores bilingües!

Los actos y anfitriones serán en español e inglés.

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September 4 – 25


Opening Reception: First Friday, September 4, 7 – 10pm.
The Robby Roberson Band
Chilled Refreshments, Artists will be present.


Award winning artist Skip Bailey brings his unique and varied art to the Alwun House for a show covering a wide range of subject matter and styles. From detailed western watercolors to specialized erotic art, with painted leather jackets included, and cars and planes….this will be an opportunity to experience the full range of Skip Bailey’s art. ~BIO~

Skip was painting western art in the early 90’s, winning awards and showing in multiple galleries. During that time there was a boom in Silicon Valley and Skip went back to working as a graphic designer in the Corporate environment, hoping to get his slice of the pie. He did, but when the bubble burst he was back to painting full time, having stopped for a number of years. His current western art is being well received and Skip is once again painting up a storm.

A couple years ago Skip decided to try something different. Whenever he travels he paints watercolor postcards he sends to friends. Most are the usual tourist images. But, in response to a close female friend replying she’d rather have a painting of him naked instead of a postcard of some naked Hawaiian boys, he obliged. Always covering a certain piece of anatomy with various items such as palm fronds and fig leaves left his friend unhappy, so he finally produced a nude postcard. He got the idea that erotic postcards might be interesting and has produced a number of them and showed them nationally. Skip has participated in the annual Alwun House Exotic Art Show for the past few years.

Adams_lovers-restingJack Adams is a well-seasoned artist with many talents painting and photography to interior design designing some major hotel interiors. He has recently published a book of his photography titled “The Book of “V.” This is available on Kindle and is the visual history of photo-sessions with his favorite muse, Valeria, while living in the Village in NYC. He also published a children’s book titled “Alouicious, It’s Delicious” which he illustrated. This is also available on Amazon and a an iTunes APP read aloud. ~BIO~

In this exhibit he will be showing his watercoloring skills with several large scale watercolor paintings of nudes.


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Scott Owens, All the Rage

GoldExhibit August 7 through August 21
A memorial, a retrospective, a one-ex-man show presented by friends of Scott Owens local folk artist extraordinaire who passed away June 29, 2015.

Together we will visit Scottie’s world by way of Total Immersion Therapy… playing art detective as we attempt to decipher the surrealistic meanings within his artworks. His themes of life and death, alien landscapes and anthropomorphic drag queens create an environment of the bizarre! Well over 100 canvas paintings, toys, furniture and dolls.

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Mystic Circus

Saturday, August 8

Mystic Circus:


The Mystic Circus is about to head out on another national tour and they’re coming back with a few more clowns than they left with! Before they leave, they’ve got one more show out at the Alwun House!

That’s right, The Mystic Circus you know and love will be bringing their wild antics of fire eating, knife juggling, sword swallowing, aerial prowess, fire dancing, clowning, and just a whole load of raunchy fun to the Alwun House again!

Rush Hicks, Lydia Wilts, Alex DeGar, Jero the Jester and introducing……Kaye Miniphreeky

$15 available at door.

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Planet Poe Theatre

May 23, Saturday

_Poe-WebImagePlanet Poe Players
Edgar Allan Poe’s
Tales From the Night of Time.

7pm door 8pm performance
$10 door (members free)
Directed by Robert X. Planet
Starring; Joy Bingham Strimple, Baron Dixon, Wanda McHatton, and Manuel Arenas

Dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with original sound score and stage set. You’ll travel thousands of years into the past and marvel at long-lost advancements in science, technology and architecture, thanks to Allamistakeo: He’s an ancient Egyptian nobleman who has been happily living his very long life – that is, until he meets a trio of eager Victorian scientists determined to dissect him! That’s the premise of Some Words with a Mummy, the featured ensemble piece in this humor-laced evening of dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with an original sound score. The program also includes “The City in the Sea,” “To Helen” and other poems, plus a dramatization of The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade, Poe’s amusingly dark fantasy involving that glib Queen from the Arabian Nights (who dreamt up Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, etc.), imagining what happens when she becomes overconfident and presses her luck just one night too far.

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Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition

May 1-29

Welling_BarracudaViewing Tue-Friday Noon- 6pm Free

Todays “Steampunk” cultural aesthetic draws from the parallel social angst of early industrializing 19th Century’s ‘awe struck’ impact of the overwhelming power of stream-driven technologies, and 21st Century overwhelming digital-internet revolution impacting us today. Steampunk’s sensibilities are constantly evolving, with adaptations through all the arts.

On display and for sale are Valley artist’s fantastical props, sculpture, and paintings, juxtaposing histories and playfully reconfigured technologies. Initially inspired by Victorian science fiction authors H. G. Wells and Jules Verne who was influenced by 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.

Exhibiting Artists: Tom Ardans, The Brose Bros., Steven Burke, Rob Cobasky, Lee Davis,Tom Deadstuff, Baron Dixon, Keely Finucane, Steve Gompf, Mark Greenawalt, Devin Gregg, Elvis Knievel, William Mullins, Rick Rowen, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, John Smith, Mystic Twistic, Aleta Welling, David Whipple.

Opening MAY DAY

First Friday, May 1, 7pm – 1am
tickets $12, available at the door
Costume? any period of choice.

Featuring the riotous grass-punk acoustic Haymarket Squares. World fusion dance beat DJ Scapegoat, and costumed players, 12 Curiouser vendor booths. Complimentary crudité and chutneys, Rattlesnake Whiskey specials, cash bar 21+.

Vendors: Mystic Twistic, Twigs & Berries, Susan Holt Hats, Steampunkins, Twelve Cakes Bakery, Carol Wagman Fashions.
Complimentary crudité and chutneys.
Cash bar with Rattlesnake Whiskey specials. 21+

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Vraja Productions – 5/2/15

Vraja Productions – May 2, 2015

“Ghosts of the Grand Hotel” a dark Western revue
ghostsofthegrandteaserflyer7pm Door, 8pm show
$20 advance …. $25 at door

Vraja Productions, now in their 5th season, returns to Alwun House with “Ghosts of the Grand Hotel”, a dark Western revue featuring the valley’s most uniquely talented dancers, actors, singers, and musicians. Taking place in a haunted saloon in the Wild West, “Ghosts of the Grand Hotel” recounts the tales of the strange and eerie struggles of characters who passed through its doors. Starring: Samantha the Inner Dancer, Ionella Aurel, Ernesto Moncada, Ian Murdock, Inanna LeFay, Katara, Diosa, Dirigible Doumbek (Katja Amar, Hilary Monseif, Jasmine Brown), Liz Ward, Sean Michael, and Adrian Lobo Miramontes.

Vraja Productions, formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Suzanne O’Gara, with Jenn Williams and Dan Santos, continues to feature some of the valley’s best known performance artists, as well as unforgettable rising stars. Past productions include “Le Danse Diabolique” (Club Sanctum), “Le Mort de Lune” (Alwun House), “Le Doleur Exquise” (Playhouse on the Park), “Maison de Fous” (Monarch Theater), and “The Menagerie” (Alwun House).

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Salon des Enfants

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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Exotic Art Show 31

Shoemaker_4x6alienFebruary 17 – March 20, 2015
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $5 (members free)
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most would look to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Yet it thrives bringing together exotic art, erotic poetry, provocative performances, opening with its signature Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences.

Alwun House breaks all boundaries during Exotic Art Show (beyond “erotic”). Attracting professional and emerging artists, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual to audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter, under 18 accompanied by adult. Over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media. Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with this much anticipated show.

Turning 31, on Valentine Eve, 2015. Exotic was 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 community programming.

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Rites of Spring Ball

Friday Mar 20

7pm – 1am. $12 tickets available at door

The perennial Alwun House invites folks to come celebrate Spring’s Supermoon Equinox with an evocative embrace of creative spontaneity and a frolicking night of dance, with roving performers inciting revelry. Guests welcomed by nymphs, satyrs and fairies; Michele Ceballos dance initiates this springfest, SPELL dancers embrace Persephone, and Bedouin Tribe with Middle Eastern fire dance ritual. All enticed by Lady Purple’s Satyr performance, while revelers dance the night away to DJ Scapegoat world beat fusion, urbanista to the Rez dance mix.

Spring officially kicks off March 20 with the Vernal Equinox. This seasonal marker stands out this year because it coincides with a solar eclipse as a New Moon Supermoon (the moon’s closest approach to Earth).

Dress for fun. Complimentary Spring treats, Cash Bar, 21+

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Mystic Circus, March 14

Saturday Mar 14

Mystic Circus
3_14_imageAnother great show filled with circus talent from around this great nation. We have dancers, aerialist, sideshow, circus and you guessed it CLOWNS. What better of a way to spend a gorgeous spring night in the City of the Sun than in the wonderful outdoor theater of Alwun House. Tickets available at the door $15, 8:30pm.

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The Pussy Talks on Tour

Sunday, February 15, 7pm.
Tickets $10 available at the door


An Evening on the Art and Science of the Pussy
For Women and Men.

An eloquent Pussy Talk experience with Mukee Okan beyond the status quo discourse about Sex and Pussy.

What makes each woman’s intimate sexual anatomy unique?

With much larger-than-life images you will discover the most elegant distinctions between the 5 basic types of Pussy.
You will learn about the differences between the structure of the lips, the distance between the clitoris and opening to her cave, the hooding, location of the G-spot and more.

Becoming more acquainted with her pussy as a living breathing entity enhances a woman’s sexual well-being and dramatically increases her Pussy Power.
And for all: Increase your knowledge of how to give more pleasure to the Pussy.

Mukee3Presenter – Mukee Okan: Your Orgasm’s Best Friend
International Sex Educator and Artist

Her extensive experiences includes —
* initiation in a traditional Tantric lineage since 1984;
* Certified Surrogate Partner with IPSA since 1995 (International Professional Surrogates Association based in California, USA)
* Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality teacher
* providing sexual programs and services to thousands of clients since 1994.

She recently appeared as the sex educator in the documentary, The Vagina Diaries that aired on ABC2 Australian National TV.
Mukee’s internet radio show, Sex and the Divine Design, reached a global audience of over 60,000 listeners.
More at

Mukee has been an exhibiting artist in the Alwun House Exotic Art Show for over a decade.

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Noche Erótica: Feb 28


Saturday, Feb 28

7:07pm – 11:11pm Tickets $10 adv $15 door

An evening for our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters.
Boletos por adelantado 10 dolares, 15 en la puerta. TEXTEAR AL 602 849 8715. y al 602 696 62 54. Poesia, toda la poesia del mundo, Monologos de la vagina, canciones muy, muy romanticas, arte, teatro, vino tinto INCLUIDO, bocadillos afrodisiacos, cuerpos pintados,
Sergio Herrera
Mujer Divina Frida Sofia
Ernesto Moncada
Eleniux Cejaa
Jorge Perez
Concepcion Jimenez
Linda Camarata
Meli Quintans
Miguel Ángel
Pedro Cruz Olivera
Chavos Pinstripes
Jennifer Ortiz Moreno
Alma Jarosz

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