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

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


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.


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

Saturday, March 18


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

ExoThumb-LambExotic Art Show
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


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

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

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


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

duallogoA Documentary Screening With Mukee Okan
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.


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


Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

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

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


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:

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+>


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


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


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.



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.

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.

Friday, January 6, 2017

TEASE, a sexy circus cabaret!

teasethumbThe FIRST First Friday January 6th
8pm doors open 9pm show starts
Join us for TEASE, a sexy circus cabaret! An evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous burlesque dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts!
Tickets: $20 available at door.


December 2 – January 6, 2016



Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm
nebula-thumbPlay in the glow. With gallery lights off, art emitting light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Curator Landy Headley 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.

December 2, First Friday

decker-picOpening Concert event – Tickets $10 advance – $14 day of show – 7pm door
Kinetic Art, ASU Neon Bending, Psychedelic Concert features DECKER with Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold. Prize for “most creative” illuminated attire. Comp Light Treats, Hot Spiked Spiced Cider, Cash Bar 21+

November 19, 2016

Noche Erotica

8pm to Midnight – 8pm y termina hasta las media noche.
Tickets $10 advance $15 available at door
$15 el dia del evento.

“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, painted bodies, videos,
comedy and performance art! “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, cuerpos pintados, videos y actuaciones experimentales! More Info….
You and yours are cordially invited to be part of this multi-cultural extravaganza featuring bilingual flavors!
¡Todos están cordialmente invitados a ser parte de esta celebración multi-cultural de sabores bilingües!
Acts and hosting in Spanish and English. Los actos y anfitriones serán en español e inglés.

This event starts at 8pm and ends around midnight. El evento empezará a las 8:00 pm y termina hasta las media noche.
“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, painted bodies, videos,
comedy and performance art! “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, cuerpos pintados, videos y actuaciones experimentales!

November 4-18, 2016

“Till Death Do Us Part”

Dual exhibit by Holly Shoemaker & Eric Simmons

A most unusual union of art and marriage. “Till Death Do Us Part” celebrates the wedding of Eric Simmons and Holly Shoemaker, with an eclectic exhibit of their artwork.

Eric is an award winning oil painter merging realism with surrealism, and frequent exhibiting artist at Alwun House. He has a working background in animation working on such films as Anatasia, and Titan A.E.. Holly Shoemaker is an award-winning photographer, and frequent exhibitor and volunteer at Alwun House. She combines fantasy and reality for a unique photographic styley. She is the owner of Negative Edge Photography, and has headed up projects which include the “I Am Beautiful Project,” which aims to empower anyone who has ever felt like they are never good enough.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door
Limited supply reserved tables $175

kiser_black-swanAlwun’s annual blow-out Halloween Ball is a “not-to-be-missed” high-energy art party. This year Monsters rips into our impending politico apocalypto. A blow-out thriller stage show, live music, clowns, crowds costumed for cathartic revelry and spirited prizes. Doors creak open at 7pm. Spine-tingling performances begin at 8pm. with Spooky Kool devil-lishous jazz. H.G. Hermetet’s body art tribute to H.R. Giger, Ignite Collaborative strip tease dancer peels off her skin and demonic beauty queens, Katherine Simpson performance art, Rusty the androgynous clown creepy burlesque, Opendance with Michèle Ceballos Michot, Fernando Lino in Border Puta Trumped. Climaxing with Romantasy Burlesque underworld creatures horns and hooves flash mob. strong>DJ Reubot spins deep dark tracks till 1am. Complimentary finger-bites, hair-raising libations at cash bar. 21+

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.

As one College Times reviewer wrote, “Don’t let your friends drag you to another boring bar or backyard party, this is one ‘not to be missed’ for it’s out of the box performances, a blast!”

Monsters Menagerie Exhibit

October 7-29, 2016
Viewing: Tue-Fri 12-6pm. free
shoemaker_menagerie_fbDark and twisted creations reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, underworld fantasies, blood-curdling demons, even political sardonic satire. Showcasing 21 local artists, in a variety of media. Exhibit extends from front of house to gallery, into the gardens throughout the month of October.

Exhibiting Artists: Ray Anderson-Maltos, Tom Ardans, Shayla Gallegos, Devin Gregg, Henry Hermetet, Zenkiea Hjerpe, Shawn Hosking, Al Jimenez, Richard D Kelly, Leah Kiser, Larry LoPrestri, Steve Mayer, Ryan McAllister, William Mullins, Kip Mussatt, Gary Palmatier, Gillian Payne, Rick Rowen, Tori Shiosaka, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Betsy Spetrino, Marshal Uhls, Chris Vasquez, Hannah Irene Walsh, Kristin Wesley, David Whipple, Paul Wilson

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.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Planet Poe presents



and other works By Edgar Allan Poe
7pm door; 8pm performance
Tickets: $15 available at door (Alwun House members free)
Directed by Robert X. Planet
Starring Baron Dixon, Joy Bingham Strimple and Wanda McHatton
Audio Brian Popovec

Teeming hordes of ravenous rats suddenly swarming from a stinking sewer may provide strange salvation for a hapless soul who wakes to find himself strapped into a diabolical device while the razor-like blade of a mechanized overhead pendulum slashes inexorably closer in Poe’s harrowing suspense yarn set in a Toledo torture dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition. The Pit and the Pendulum 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 also features a rare, “distaff” adaptation of The Cask of Amontillado performed by women, plus poems including “The Conqueror Worm,” “Alone,” “Imitation” and “The Raven.” And finally, by popular demand, the entire ensemble will reprise a rollicking audience favorite that premiered in Planet Poe’s MADHOUSE program in 2012: A multi-character dramatization of The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, the hilarious—and scandalously ribald—chronicle of an innocent abroad who becomes embroiled in bizarre escapades while touring an insane asylum known for employing an outlandish experimental therapy.

Champagne reception follows the performance. Monsters Menagerie art exhibit showing in Gallery.

October 21, 2016

Gail Phoenix & Forrest Smith

gailforrest_thumbOctober Third Friday
with Ed Wright and Andrew Jemsek
7 – 11pm. $5 door

A great acoustic/electric show for all to enjoy, featuring blues, rock, folk and originals. The stage set with bluesy folk down-home crates, burlap, and well-traveled suitcases. We just wanna have FUN with music. Forrest Smith is a veteran musician and bandleader for over 5O Years, with a dozen albums. The popular club performance veteran Gail Phoenix, vocals, Native American flute and trusty sax; Ed Wright, drums; and Andrew Jemsek on accordion, for some Zydeco.

October 8, 2016

Gaslight Circus

GLC_Oct8_NoirTickets: available at door $15
Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

Gaslight Circus TheatreThe August 27 show was a massive success with outstanding performances and a standing room only crowd.

As October beings, and Halloween draws near, The GasLight Circus takes on a darker tone as it explores the farthest edges of myths and legends, to put on a show that will push the boundaries of the most shadowy reaches of one’s imagination. Amidst all the madness and creation that comes from a night at The GasLight Circus, one poor soul has found themselves in the middle of what will become the strangest night of their life!

This all-ages event will feature an all new theatrical circus tale by the GLC, as well as daring circus acts includin Juggling, Aerials, Flow Art, Sideshow, Fire Performance, and more! All done alongside our cast of theatrical players, who spin their latest story just for you! Featuring the likes of Widow Ives, Cynder Monarch, Torchy Woodward, Jero the Jester, and more!