February 16, 2024

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

February 16, 2024 

Doors at 7 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10 advance – $15 day of show

Embark on an enchanting journey as Alwun House proudly unveils the 21st annual Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus (EP&MF). Immerse yourself in a night of titillating and intimately curated performances across two stages that promise to awaken the senses.

The Main Stage, masterfully orchestrated by the dynamic duo of poet/essayist Calliope Green and the charismatic comedian/actor Matt Micheletti, invites you to indulge in a captivating array of acts – from burlesque to comedy to singer songwriters. 

Under the starlit sky of the West Garden Stage, hosted by Rosemarie Dombrowski, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, witness the valley’s finest poets transporting you to realms of passion and imagination.

Immerse yourself in the allure of the 41st Exotic Art Show, a timeless exhibit of erotic and exotic art – the longest-running of its kind in the country. Marvel at the provocative and playful creations of local and regional visual artists as they explore the boundaries of sensuality with unabashed creativity.

February 9, 2024

Phantasmagorical Spectacular:

Heels & Crowns Carnival: A Night of Sassy Sovereignty

Tickets: $30 advance, $40 door

Witness this outrageous art opening event of the years, one night of uninhibited immersive multi-sensory Valentine experience: eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, a gallery full of erotic-exotic art, bondage, fire, burlesque, and bitchin’ bossa nova.

Opening Night’s Valentine Spectacular headline act is the crème of provocative cabaret burlesque acts: VaVaVoom Productions recently recognized as best burlesque troupe in the valley by Phx Magazine, sexy classic burlesque reimagined with contemporary kinks that may shock a few viewers. DJ Reubot keeps the eclectic beats pumping on the Main Stage, while bossa nova bondage fills the west garden stage. Moonlight Magic plays the beatnik bossa nova accompanying the suspended shibari rope/bondage demonstrations near the penial fire pit. Inside, the gallery walls are salon-style filled with the juried exhibit: Exotic Art Show showcasing exotic/erotic artworks from dozens of artists from around the state. The exhibit extends into the basement where you’ll find live body painting by award winning internationally known L.A. artist PASHUR.

Food fetish folk will lick their lips on these luscious cream-filled Penis Waffles and Pussy Waffles, with selectable saucy toppings to customize your waffles. Also, inspired by the good book’s story of how dad give up a rib and mom serves up a taco. We bring you more fusion crossover foods with Dad’s Ribs and Mom’s Tacos food truck for the evening.

Dress for success. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Champagne & drink specials, like the ever-popular decadent Chocolate Orgasm and our daring special guest sponsor Voodoo Ranger bringing kick-ass ales. Cash Bar. 21+ Show goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.

Exotic 2023 came close to selling out so get your tickets now because they may not be available at the door.

Reserved Tables*: ($225 – $450)

$450 – 4-Top Table includes admission for four, & complimentary bottle of champagne, and swag bag. Reserved table seating front & center for four. *Reserved tables must be claimed by 8pm, after 8pm we will no longer reserve tables.

$225 -2top Cocktail Tables with seating for two includes admission for two, two complimentary drinks, and swag bag.  *Reserved tables must be claimed by 8pm, after 8pm we will no longer reserve tables.

February 2, 2024

First Friday With a Kink
February 2, 2024 6-10pm

Tickets: $4 advance, $8 door

First Friday with a Kink: A vibrant valentines-themed kinkfeast at Alwun House’s Art Park. An adult-themed fetish party for singles, couples, polys, groups and lovers of all; bring your sexiest sashay for viewing kinky artists and vendors selling vintage themed artworks, unique jewelry for today’s fetish lovers, vibrant ropes, wicked whips, classy handmade wood grain paddles of many sorts, adult toys, and fetish wear. DJ Frietz will be rockin’ da house spinning the sexiest grooves available. Live body painting and Shibari demonstrations will be performed to set the mood. Craving food? We have the sexy delicious Penis and Pussy waffles to provide inspiration for things to come. And for you foodie fanatics our food truck offerings presented by Island Boys Jerk Spot who will be providing JERK, spicing up your tongue with chicken and shrimp. Meanwhile, the Vampire Penguin will be serving up hyper-decadent layered snow desserts slathered with fruit, chocolate or whatever tickles your tongue. Voodoo Ranger will be there offering various adult kinky ales. And, if you’re a curious sexy devil, you may be able to score a spanking.

December 1, 2023 – January 5, 2024

LIGHTHOUSEDecember 1, 2023 – January 5, 2024
Opening Artists’ Reception – 6pm to 10pm – Free

With gallery lights off, art emits light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Selected artists displaying imaginative integration of mediums, from functional to conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, interactive light installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room. And one room dedicated to UV reactive arts.

November 24,- 26, 2023

A Night of Misfit Films Film Festival
November 24,- 26, 2023, 5pm

Tickets: $30/day or $60 for 3-day pass
A Night of Misfit Films Film Festival, is presented by Full Figure Productions and is proud to announce the seventh edition of this Phoenix based festival, with this year’s festival will again be held at Alwun House Foundation.

A Night of Misfit Film Festival presents three nights of short film takes from horror to comedy and dramatic to Sci Fi this festival has something for everyone to enjoy. All films under 15 minutes long showcasing a broad range of films both local and international. Each night will feature a different genre of film works. Friday night features horror and Sci Fi genres, then on Saturday the films delve into the eternal theatrical clash between comedy and drama, and there might be some overlap there. Then, Sunday evening showcases the international flavors and the Awards ceremony. This festival celebrates the artistic talent of all filmmakers and artists by focusing on original content that has not been screened at other festivals.

Founded by Dineta Williams-Trigg a filmmaker and actress and directed with Gauthier Raad, A Night of Misfit Films came out of a desire to see more diverse content in the Valley of the Sun community.

Awards given for: Best Horror, Best Drama, Best Sci-Fi, Best Comedy, Audience Favorite, Arizona Filmmaker Award

A Night of Misfit Films is in association with the Lebanese Independent Film Festival – LIFF, and The Worldwide Independent Film festival – WIFF, and Fantasy Film Festival in Paris.

November 3-18, 2023

Big Rock Candy Mountain: Solo Exhibit by Aimee Shattuck

Opening Artists’ Reception: First Friday, November 3rd – 6-10pm

Aimee Shattuck is a Phoenix based artist transplanted to the Phoenix art scene in 2011 and has been a catalyst and activating artists throughout the valley since arriving.  Aimee has always created in the style of “Magical Realism”, painting images of entities in other realms. Characters often seem human-like in mannerism but are involved in imaginary sequences that question the legitimacy of their status as a human.

In this new series of oil paintings, “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, Aimee continues to awaken the mystery of dimensions. The series tells the story of a group of humans who stumble into the realm of Big Rock Candy Mountain, a parallel universe that is governed by Candy. In “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” the candy is symbolic of success, and all that comes in its pursuit. Aimee draws from her own experience as a young adult who’s trying to find some sort of means to an end by perusing a creative life. Each piece in the series portrays a different result of being in pursuit of success.

Saturday, October 28 Monsters Ball

Tickets $20 advance, $25 door

  • Reserved Table for 4 – $275  ($68.75/seat) includes bottle of champagne & trick-or-treat swag bag
  • Reserved Cocktail Table for 2 – $140 includes $10 complimentary drinks & trick-or-treat swag bag

Doors creak open at 7pm to performances, continuing into the wee hours. It’ll blow your mind while tickling your spine. Spinning gnasty gnarly grooves for the evening will be All Hail Pan. The blow-out killer stage show opens with spirited musical ballads by the Blood Feud Family Singers, with up-tempo down-hearted waxing poetic-philosophical country-fried hostility for sentimental haters promises you a frolicking horrific time. Following a brief stage emotional breakdown, the stage will come alive again conjured up by the Haus of Prowl with their off-beat bizarre eclectic kinky Ghoulesque Show. Performances that cross a few lines between damned gory, a bit bloody and a lot sexy, stirring in a dash of erotic with a twisted decadence and depravity inducing spinal erections, then tossed in together to appease the tease, resulting in unusual levels of onstage morbidity. Elixirs du jour will flow: VooDoo Ranger is bringing his ATOMIC PUMPKIN and Juicy HazeFat TireSpider Venom y mas. Attending foodie bugs get an exceptional treat of culturally unique gnarly foods to gnaw on by Rise Phx with a frankenstienian culinary fusion of Lebanese and Mexican cuisines: Presenting a custom designed deviously distinctive menu for your Monsters Ball. Hungry zombies have no need to seek food order in advance and have your dinner here at the monsters Ball. Pre-order your Monsters Delight Platter with a wide variety of possibilities appealing to monsters of all tastes, including vegetarian options.

October 6-28, 2023

Monsters Menagerie – October 6-28

Opening Artists’ Reception: October 6th – First Friday 6-10pm

The infamously provocative and uncensored Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, chock-full of grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politicians aren’t exempt from this artistic depictions of the evil social demons among us.

Saturday, October 21 Silver String Circus

Saturday, October 21, Doors open at 7:30pm Show at 8pm

Tickets:$14 advance, $20 door

Prepare for a thrilling evening under the big top as Silver String Circus presents a spine-tingling spectacle like no other! Embrace the eerie enchantment of this chilling season with us as we pay homage to the world of horror movies, unleashing a mesmerizing fusion of haunting melodies, death-defying acrobatics, mystifying dark magic, and countless other astonishing surprises! Don’t miss your chance to secure your tickets – they’re vanishing fast, and we’re anxiously awaiting your arrival! Join us for a night of heart-pounding excitement and unforgettable thrills!

Saturday, October 21 Silver String Circus

Saturday, October 21, Doors open at 7:30pm Show at 8pm

Tickets:$14 advance, $20 door

Prepare for a thrilling evening under the big top as Silver String Circus presents a spine-tingling spectacle like no other! Embrace the eerie enchantment of this chilling season with us as we pay homage to the world of horror movies, unleashing a mesmerizing fusion of haunting melodies, death-defying acrobatics, mystifying dark magic, and countless other astonishing surprises! Don’t miss your chance to secure your tickets – they’re vanishing fast, and we’re anxiously awaiting your arrival! Join us for a night of heart-pounding excitement and unforgettable thrills!

Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Pain Proof Punks

Saturday, October 7th, Doors open: 8pm Show at 9pm
TICKETS: VIP $25 (front rows) -GA $20 advance – $25 at door
LET THE HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES BEGIN!

A Halloween experience of you favorite characters in: Burlesque, drag and sideshow!
The Pain Proof Punks are back again to excite and fright with Sideshow, Burlesque, Drag, and more!! We have special event for our pop culture / movie/ tv show fans! It’s the perfect tease of sexy/sultry/ and scary to start the season! This is an outdoor stage style event with seating and vendors! We will test your boundaries and transport you to a world of the creepy and comedic, the beautiful and bizarre with classic freakshow skills like Glass Walking, Sword Swallowing , Bed Of Nails, Staple Gun and more! Bring your dollar bills and your taste for the strange!

PERFORMERS:
BRITNI BLOODSHED ◦ DORIAN RATTWEL ◦ DR. COPPERCHOPS ◦ EVE STAR ◦ KATARA ◦ KIIMICAL WARFARE ◦ KLARK KUNT ◦ MAZI KEEN ◦ PIXIE JAYY ◦ RUSTY THE CLOWN ◦ BATTY VON BRAT ◦ ECHO ECHO + HOST: SPARKINSON

October 6, First Friday With a Kink

Friday, October 6, 2023, 6-10pm $5

Tickets: $5 advance via Eventbrite

First Friday with a Kink: A vibrant visceral vampire feast for vamps at Alwun House’s Art Park. An adult-themed costume fetish party; come vaunt your vizard and visit multiple thematic veritable artists and vendors selling vintage themed art works, vernacularized jewelry, vibrant ropes, vicious whips, virgin paddles, vital toys, and ventilated fetish wear to sooth your voracious passions.  Live body painting and Shibari demonstrations with fine hand crafted soft ropes available. Craving food? We have Penis and Pussy waffles to provide that special something to sink your fangs into. And for you foodies’ finicky fangs food truck offerings presented by Zombie Bones who will be providing a novel assortment of kink laced sandwiches, while El Cheesy Taco will be serving decadent hyper-cheesy quesobarria, tacos and other Mexican flavors. Voodoo Ranger will be there offering various adult ales, bloody potions and elixirs. And, if you’re a really vacuous vein-sucking vermin, you may be able to get a voluntary volcanic spanking.

October 6-28, 2023

Monsters Menagerie – October 6-28

Opening Artists’ Reception: October 6th – First Friday 6-10pm

The infamously provocative and uncensored Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, chock-full of grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politician

September 29, 2023

Friday, Sept. 29 7-10pm

Tickets: $15 advance through Eventbrite or $25 @ door
Doors open at 7:30pm Show starts at 8pm

The Arizona LGBT+ History Project will be hosting it’s annual Banned Books Reading on Friday, Sept 29 at the Alwun House 1204 E Roosevelt St

The Arizona LGBT+ History Project will be hosting it’s Banned Books Reading on Friday, Sept 29 at the Alwun House – 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006.

This will be a very special Adult story time that focuses on book censorship, in conjunction with events like this happening across the country. Come participate in an evening of laughter while exercising our right of liberty and emancipation! Join us as a wide variety of readings from banned books, from the dissident and revolutionary to the downright salacious.

Come express your love of freedom in literature! Our independence of expression is at risk! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8p VIP reserved seating $50, General $15 in advance, and

July 7 – August 25, 2023

Deaccession Exhibit & Sale

An exhibit and sale from the collection of Alwun House. Works from various well known artists from throughout the valley who have gifted these works to Alwun House. A wide variety of beautiful artworks available in need of rehoming to fresh loving environments that can relish and enjoy these works on a daily basis. An investment opportunity to build your own collection of notable artworks. Viewing Tuesday through Friday Noon to 6pm.

June 17, 2023 Splash Day

June 17, 2-8pm, FREE

Alwun House welcomes friends and neighbors to come have a cool splash. The Art Park will get converted into a Water Park. We will have a giant 24 foot tall waterslide to splash around and cool off for a fun Splash Day. We’ll also have a splash pad for toddlers and doggos! Plus, there will be super soaker squirt guns, water balls and other fun games like chalk drawing! Arizona Sno-Shack will be there with shaved ice snow-cones where you can put your own flavored syrups on! The first 100 kids (under 16) get a FREE snow-cone. The three events culminate in with a really huge water slide – on August 19 the event will feature a 27 foot tall waterslide that is 70 feet long. This program made available by the generosity of many Garfield residents and Alwun House patrons with the goal to provide a cool refreshing safe fun day for Garfield youth neighbors and of course our artist friends.

May 19 – June 9

The Kipsworld Experience

Opening Reception: May 19th 7-11pm – Music, Prose readings and Give-aways.

The exhibit will showcase an assortment of Kips broad range of artistic figurative and comic fantasy imagery. Both original painting and prints will be available. Kip is a Freelance artist and illustrator, featured and published in multiple indie comic/ magazines. With a fanciful prolific make-believe imagery, the works consist of some pop-culture icons and references, with fantasy fetish and often with a Viking flare, along with fantasy pin-up pieces.   Many of the paintings tell a story created in the artists’s mind and depicted in paint. Living in Mesa AZ Kip is often seen and featured in various Conventions across the country. Some mature subject matter, under 18 accompanied by an adult.

May 5 First Friday

Join us this holiday First Friday for The incredibly fun and delicious “Bad Cactus Brass Band” a funky brass band with foot stompin’ jazzy New Orleans roots playing street beats drawing from second line, funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop. Performing from 7:30 to 8:30pm – DON’T miss them you will relish the experience. With over a dozen artists vending and this month’s foodie treat is El Cheesy Taco known for their quesabirria taco and a large variety of other taco options PLUS a large assortment of FLAVORFUL refreshing home-made aguas frescos.

April 21, 2023 Oliverio Balcells Solo exhibit

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Friday, April 21, 7pm, Musical Performance at 8pm.

Oliverio Balcells is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes painting, music, murals, mosaic art, films, photography, being a teaching artist and a scholar of the ancient Mesoamerican cultures.

Come celebrate and enjoy a retrospective view through different expressions during his artistic career, including painting, music, mixed media and mosaic art.

Oliverio will interpret musical compositions of his own inspiration with varied styles ranging from pop – folk rock, electronic and classical guitar. We will also celebrate another year of the artist’s life together at this event.

April 29, 2023, Roll For Initiative

Silver String Circus: Roll For Initiative
Tickets: $14 advance, $20 door, Doors open at 7pm Show at 8pm

Join Silver String Circus for a night of sideshow, magic, music, improv, and most importantly – DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Grab those D20s and your favorite wizard robes, because this ragtag group of adventurers needs your help on a quest of magnificent proportions! This is a night of nerdy fun unlike any you’ve experienced before. You and your party will be wowed with a circus show full of grace and danger, serenaded by the voice of angelic bards, graced with house libations, and included in the story through improv games led by a professional Game Master – um – we mean host. Your incredible cast for the evening includes: –Vidanna, Asher Fang, Kendra Foti, Benny James, Hayl the Widow, and Rosie Thorne!

Don’t miss out on this unique experience for gaming and fantasy enthusiast of all ages! Tickets are limited so buy yours while they last!