August 27, 2016

GasLight Circus

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

A circus manipulated by magic, a sorcerer with an agenda, and one stray cat is all it takes for the show to go awry! Join your favorite members of The GasLight Circus as they accidently unleash a powerful entity beyond anything they’ve seen before. In a dazzling display or magic, juggling, acrobatics, dance, song, and more; it’s Pandorum and pandemonium at The GasLight Circus!

The GasLight Circus will play host to another theatrical circus tale! Also featuring three of Arizona’s brightest artists, their works on display, as well as a special art auction during the show!

And what a show they gave to a standing room only audience.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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GasLight Circus

Tickets: $12 available at door
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.
“Be cordially invited to The Carnival Ball! An event for the ages that rolls through your town only one night a year! Come lose yourself in the lights and sounds of The Carnival, and find where you belong amidst the musical and circus talent in a show so big that a single stage can barely contain it!”

Witness The GasLight Circus’ brightest and most talented stars put on a theatrical circus spectacle featuring juggling, acrobatics, belly dancing, sideshow, clowning, comedy, and live music as they tell the story of a man who leaves his ordinary life behind and finds himself at the heart of a mysterious carnival, looking to find his place amidst the stars that travel with it, as well as his place within his own heart.

The show will feature a full theatrical circus performance by The GasLight Circus full of juggling, sideshow comedy, singing, dancing, and more. There will be carnival games, live music, prizes, raffles, an appearance by Tempe Arizona’s Flow Shop, and more to be announced!

Most importantly, all proceeds that The GasLight Circus makes at their biggest show of the year will be donated to the “Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans” charity foundation, which raises funds to establish community outreach centers in the form of veteran-based coffee shops as apart of “Operation Veteran Prosperity”.

Come and see your favorite GasLight Circus performers old and new as we work to raise money for the AZVHV! See with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give with your heart at the Carnival Ball!

Saturday, April 30

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Theory of Everything
Tickets: $8 advance – $12 available at door
Door opens at 7. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m.

This special program of dramatic readings, performed by costumed professional voice actors, is enhanced with visual effects and an original sound score. Directed by Robert X. Planet, starring Joy Bingham Strimple, Baron Dixon and Wanda McHatton, with Special Guest Manuel Paul Arenas. Audio, Brian Popovec.

The title piece is a light-hearted, eye-opening examination of “Eureka,” Poe’s bombastic and stunningly prophetic lecture on God and the Cosmos—a long-overlooked gem that is only now being recognized for its genius and jaw-dropping insight. PLANET POE, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, kicks off its seventeenth anniversary season with this Steampunk-styled show spotlighting just a few of the beloved Bard of Baltimore’s lesser-known works that illuminate his true genius.

Although better known for his chilling horror stories and eerily romantic poetry, Poe had a brilliant scientific mind. Incredibly, he imagined quantum mechanics and the Big Bang/Big Crunch model of cyclic multiverse theory—in logical terms, and with startling clarity—more than a century before modern scientists even began to theorize about any of them! Amazingly, he also predicted bionic limbs, the transatlantic cable, magnetic propulsion, 300-MPH bullet trains, space travel and extraterrestrial life!
A Champagne Reception follows the performance. Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibit in Gallery.

April 15, 2016

Intertemporalist Steampunk Opening

Today’s “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.
Tickets $12 available at door. Doors open 8pm Show starts at 9pm
Featuring the Pain Proof Punks and Of the Earth
So come on down for some circus, sideshow, live music, steampunk and some drinks! 9pm at the Alwun House – April 15th! Live aerial acrobatics, live burlesque, and some dead stuff too……
Cast: Marissa Melon, Zachary VanDipshit, Rusty the Clown, Katrina Rainsong, Ilsa Bird, Dr. Oz Copperchops, Jacqueline Hide and Lily LaVamp Musical Guest: Of the Earth Special Guest: Life Suspended

April 1 – 8

22nd 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%. Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances Friday, April 1, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free room W 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. colorbar

April 3, 2016

CD Release Concert

Tickets:  $10 
Doors open 6:30pm, concert starts 7pm

Elizabeth Tighe, a rising talent singer/songwriter, will be performing tracks from her first CD just released, Smoke Rises. The CD will be available for purchase at the show. Tracks from the CD have gained her hits on the popular music search engine Shazam, radio appearances on KXCI Community Radio, Tucson and 99.1 KFXY, Mesa, as well as recent inclusion as one of only ten performers selected from entrants across North America for this year’s Tucson Folk Festival songwriting competition set for April 30. Her musical style is folk/alternative and her talent and lyrics have been compared to a female contemporary Jackson Browne.

Eliz_seated_WHer backup band/musicians will include the contributions of the outstanding Don Armstrong (too many groups to name!), Bea Graves (Three Legged Dog, Jason Donne and the Open Graves), Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast (Chicks with Picks), Tom Mein (Tom Mein and the Next Band, 56), Bobby Ronstadt (Ronstadt Generations, I Hear Voices) and Aidan Smith (Lelea and the 3Nations).
This concert is an all ages show with food and NA beverages available on site and in gallery will be Salon des Enfants, showcasing young artists from Phoenix Elementary School District #1. Come enjoy a lovely outdoor evening of awesome live Arizona homegrown music at a historic venue while you catch a local shooting star!

April 2, 2016

GasLight Circus

Menagerie Poster-April 2$10 admission
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm

It’s an era where the unique, strange, and different thrive! A Menagerie of wonder as circus, theater, and a live audience will collide into a celebration of the unique! Come and see the GasLight Circus dazzle and amaze with feats of danger, comedy, and astonishment in a magnificent display of live entertainment!

See the narrative stylings of Jero the Jester, as he spins a tale containing talented acts the like of which can only be seen at the GasLight Circus. Alex DeGar will astound with his flow art specialties, Astarte Blu’s hypnotizing dances will leave you asking for more, Fidigts & Fumbles make their return with more whips, magics, and juggles! Also featuring Finna the Fool, Hollus Soter, Steve the GasLight Fool, and more!

Jero the Jester, Alex DeGar, Finna the Fool (Formerly Bex Mackay), Fidigts & Fumbles, Astarte Blu, Hollus Soter, and other special guests!

Friday, February 26

Noche Erotica

Tickets: $15
An evening for our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters.
“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.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Tickets: $15, available at door
Doors open at 7pm Show starts at 8p.

An eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts with a poetic anthology featuring over 35 local artists! This non-stop extravaganza features the Valley’s crème de la crème on two stages deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. Showcasing the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances, comic lust-filled poetry, musical flights of fancy and racy performance art.

Catch many of the Valley’s best artists and performers under the stars in the most historic of all downtown venues, with more than 43 years of uninterrupted activity! This event has something for everyone. Please be aware that mature subject matter shall abound. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Kahlua Coffee specials. Cash Bar. 21+

BrownEAST GARDEN STAGE | Hosted by Ernesto Moncada and Kevin Patterson.

8:00 Feast Unveiling – Kim & Dana
8:10 Tom Tuerff – Music
8:17 Shiloh Ashley (Lakota) – Singing and Monologue
8:25 Dani Garrity – Poetry
8:32 Matt Storrs – Comedy
8:40 Amy Ouzoonian– Music
8:50 Lucretia Torva – Poetry
8:57 Hattie Jean Hayes – Comedy
9:10 G. Free (featuring T.C.) – Poetry, Music & Dance
9:25 Leah Marche – Poetry
9:33 Brandy Phoenix – Music
9:43 Matt Micheletti – Comedy
9:50 Laci Lester – Poetry
9:57 Ashley Naftule
10:05 Sheri Amourr & Joe Sawinski – Music & Fire

Also appearing: Shiloh Ashley (Lakota)

WEST GARDEN STAGE | Hosted by Deborah Berman-Montaño and Joe Montaño III

DJ Scapegoat will add his signature blend of funky/smooth/chill to the night’s feverish flavor.

8:00pm | The NoGoodNicks: Paul Dlouhy and Tracy Thomas indulge your need for blues-driven groove with powerful vocals, guitar and wailing harmonica.
8:15pm | Emily Price: ASU Creative Writing Student steams up the stage with her wily poetic verbiage.
8:25pm | Isadora O’Boto (storytelling): Juilliard graduate finds herself homeless and answering ads that lead to her first “john” and a lesson in the power of touch.
8:40pm | Manuel Paul Arenas: The dark side is strong with this poet. Peer deep into his smoldering words and…succumb!
8:50pm | Of the Earth: An EP&MF favorite! Feel like makin’ love? The masters of sensuous harmonics will keep you in the mood.
9:15pm | Crimson Phoenix: Firey seductress who entrances with flames, sensuous curves and toys of an alluring nature.
9:30pm | Ben Boquist (storytelling): When a beautiful co-ed invites Ben to a “spiritual retreat”, he learned you can do more on your knees than just pray.
9:45pm | Susanna Velarde Covarrubias: Spices, scents and textures arouse the senses through this poet’s libidinous lyrics.
9:55pm | Griff and Company: Mystical chanteuse stirs up primal emotions with the help of Reuben Reveles Martinez, Joe Sawinski, Garrett Smith and more.
10:10pm | JC Koffy: The beauty & humanity in JC’s poetry will uplift you, but his enchanting French accent will keep you entranced!
10:20pm | Pepper Coyote: This FurCon fan favorite blends his brand of lighthearted silliness with some rockin’ pop anthems.
10:40pm | Anna Darian (storytelling): Lovelorn after being spurned for a “Greek Goddess”, Anna hooks up with a one night stand, but forgets to use a condom.
10:55pm | Sonic Butoh: Experimental Musician Vic VOID and Artist/Performer Eric Hodgins swirl the cosmos into the form of man in their personal interpretation of Butoh theatre.

Exotic Art Show 2016

Feb 12 – March 18

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 45 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.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

Exo16_FacebookCover5:45pm Entry to VIP Area with PRE-PURCHASE ONLY
Tickets: $20 adv $25 at door

21+ Cash bar See below for Table Reservations & Parking directions.

MC - Jackie Fontain, fresh from Atlantic City

MC – Jackie Fontain, fresh from Atlantic City

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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Experience the 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. 21+ Cash bar, Rain or Shine. No detachable lens cameras permitted.

Performing Artists:


Bedouin Tribe

MC Jackie Fountaine – fresh in from Atlantic City! ♥ Bedouin Tribe, Middle-Eastern tribal fusion bellydance ♥ Chris & Brad, “ΠΆΛΗ” Ode to Greek Wrestling, dance ♥ Marshall Shore, naughty tales ♥ I’m Leaning Towards Space JazzKatherine Simpson, Animals ♥ Kitty Victorian, Peacock’s Lament ♥ Lauren Perry, Slam Sex Poet ♥ Lily LaVamp, feather folly ♥ Agents of Lust, metal dick grinders and fire ♥ Marissa Melon, circus arial ♥ Rusty the Gender-bending ClownOrgasmo boylesque ♥ Master Zaphod, fetish bondage demonstrations ♥ Mark Greenawalt exquisite body painting ♥ DJ Reuben, ecclectic erotic beat ♥ Mark Hughes multisensory projection, and surprise.

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. More info TBA

Special Event Parking: Ranch Market, Roosevelt & 16th St, at WaterMill, Security. Continuous Mercedes Sprinter Limo shuttle service from 6pm to 1:15am.

January 23, 2016

Gaslight Circus

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Tickets: $10, available at door
Doors open at 8:30, the show begins at 9:00!
A dazzling show about anything and everything, but mainly nothing. This ragtag band of generally unknown circus people have come to the stage seeking the thrill of performing just for YOU! See the Clowning antics of your host Jero the Jester, accompanied by the shenanigans of Alex DeGar, the powerful mystique of Burlesque at the hands and hips of Lily La Vamp, amazing displays of juggling, magic, and more from the tandem team of Mickey Fumbles and Crystal Fidgits. This and much MUCH more!

All together in a whirlwind of madness that you can only find here at a Circus of Nobodies! Saturday, January 23rd at the Alwun House!
Cast of Characters: Jero the Jester, Lily La Vamp, Hollus Soter, Crystal Fidgits, Alex DeGar, Bex MacKay, Mickey Fumbles, Iris


January 23, 2016

Gaslight Circus

Circus of Nobodies
Circus of Nobodies Poster-3
Tickets: $10, available at door
Doors open at 8:30, the show begins at 9:00!
A dazzling show about anything and everything, but mainly nothing. This ragtag band of generally unknown circus people have come to the stage seeking the thrill of performing just for YOU! See the Clowning antics of your host Jero the Jester, accompanied by the shenanigans of Alex DeGar, the powerful mystique of Burlesque at the hands and hips of Lily La Vamp, amazing displays of juggling, magic, and more from the tandem team of Mickey Fumbles and Crystal Fidgits. This and much MUCH more!

All together in a whirlwind of madness that you can only find here at a Circus of Nobodies! Saturday, January 23rd at the Alwun House!
Cast of Characters: Jero the Jester, Lily La Vamp, Hollus Soter, Crystal Fidgits, Alex DeGar, Bex MacKay, Mickey Fumbles, Iris


December 4, 2015


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First Friday, Dec 4

Tickets – $13 available at door. Doors open 7pm.

PAOstartr-ImageHip & hot concert, featuring Arizona’s finest highest energy rhythum-poppin’ band.
If the rousingly upbeat PAO doesn’t have you “shaking your tailfeathers,” please consult your coroner.

Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. An eclectic electric exhibit. With gallery lights off, each piece emits its own light. Light up the Holidays amongst luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens. Curator Landy Headley invites guests to bask in the warm glow of over 25 artists. Works display 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, it’s on display.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Holly Anderson, Tato Caraveo, Sylvia Frost, Tracie Stanley, Ronda Hampton, Landy Headley, Valerie Hunt, Steve Gompf, Mark Hughes, Maggie Keane , Patricia Lam, Mike Little, Kyllan Maney, Katie Marchant, Mike Miskowski, Jamie Nededog, Susan Olson, Catie Raya, Rick Rowen, Brandon Sullivan, Amber Wallace, David Whipple, PLUS the ASU Neon Art Club.

Gallery and stage come alive with hyperbolic infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. ASU Neon Art Club demonstrates glass bending. Musical hijinks, Dance, sing-along, more art, and luminosity. Prize for “most creative” illuminated attire. Light Refreshments, Cash Bar, 21+.

PAO_livingRoomPAO is a collective of 14 musicians representing some 20 other area bands including Cheri Cheri, Drunken Immortals, Zero Zero, Playboy Manbaby, Spirit Cave and The Sweet Bleeders, and many more.

PAO+at+ALMF+2014WHY PAO? They are enlightening. Their music conveys a bigger message than just partying. It’s about humanity and it’s about what are the things that are wrong in our society and can we do to fix them,” says David Marquez. “It’s not just about us it’s for the community for the La Raza humans. We are all around the world and afrobeat is a music that can reach out to people. There are things that need to be talked about that are not easy sometimes. But when your dancing and you hear about it there is a message that sometimes maybe, just maybe, we can make a little difference.”

Warming up the stage will be: Lost in the Sun and DJ M Roka.

Tickets – $13 available at door. Doors open 7pm.

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

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

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.


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.

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



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.”


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