Valentine's Day Weekend in Metro Phoenix: 10 Artsy Things to Do

Whether you're more into opera or erotic/exotic art, we've got a fun selection of ways to spend that special day -- plus the night before and day after. Think theater, circus arts, museum play date, ballet, and more.

Exotic Art Show February 13 Alwun House

Fetish attire is welcome, but not required, for this blend of "exotic-erotic" visual and performance art that's been a metro Phoenix tradition for more than three decades. It's a naughty mix of projected "phantasmagorical" images, body painting, and roving performers doing their aerial, fire hoop, cabaret, and comedy thing -- plus outdoor entertainment that includes a jazz fusion band and exotic bondage demo. This is the show that sends parents scrambling to find their grown children's middle school sex ed textbook so they can share impassioned reminders about the many perils of having body parts. Due to mature content, this event (and the exhibition of erotic art) requires that those under 18 be accompanied by an adult. Find more information on the Alwun House website.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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