Honduran, Drunk Dad and Captives


Drunk Dad:


730PM $5 suggested donation





Among the Rocks and Roots, Stronger Sex and Michael Parallex

Among The Rocks And Roots (RVA) – meditative & repetitive drone sludge to deafen your pain-body

Stonger Sex (DC) – experimental noise pop

Michael Parallax (Orlando) – spiritual revival tent music




Rat Columns, Basmati and The Cales

Rat Columns (AUS):

“Rat Columns is a trio from San Francisco, California that generates dark, ill-fitting pop wanderings, introspective jangle and chime, mangled noises and various points between. The band was started by David West in the isolated environs of Perth, Western Australia, and following a move to the northern hemisphere the trio format was happened upon with the addition of Matt Bleyle (drums/guitar) and Jon Young (bass guitar). Matt Bleyle is well known for his warped pop acts Violent Change & Sopors, and the semi-legendary SF punks The Abi Yoyos. David West has a scattered track record consisting of SF post-punks Rank/Xerox and Perth ragers Burning Sensation, amongst others. The three recorded the LP ‘Sceptre Hole’ in the second half of 2011. As on the previous four-song 7″, James Vinciguerra of Total Control/Soviet Valves/AIDS contributed some drums to the effort. Sure, ‘Sceptre Hole’ flies closer in to the pop sun than before it also keeps a toe in the murky waters of guitar noise and dour ambience.”

-Smart Guy Records


Local weirdo grunge-rockers banging out rhythmically driving synthetic guitar crooning with outbursts of raw catharsis among dense swirling texture.

The Cales

Fuzzed out dark twee with hopes of more cigarettes.




The RVA Cabaret: September Show


**A variety show dedicated to preserving & serving Gallery 5! 100% of the proceeds go back into improving the Gallery!**

We’ve already met our year-end goal and have one show left for the 2014 season! Help us send the fundraising through the roof for Richmond’s hub of burlesque, Gallery5!!!

This month’s Cabaret stars:
Melody Magpie (burlesque)
Natasha Carrington (drag)
Cherrie Canary (burlesque)
Brett Zwerdling (music)
Lady Octavia (bellydance)

Hosted by: PARKER GALORE!!

The RVA Cabaret series is brought to you by Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio + Deanna Danger Productions together with the aid of the Richmond Burlesque community! Enjoy different performers and different genre’s of the alternative arts homegrown right here in RVA!

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Ages 18+

$7 adv./ $12 door/ $20 VIP
Pre-sale tix coming soon to

VIP package includes: reserved seat (in first two rows) and 1 raffle ticket!

With raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing and live pastie auction! Bid on and win the tassels right off the performers on stage! **All proceeds to to Gallery 5**

Sponsored by:
Ellie Quinn Presents
Boom Boom Basics
Deanna Danger Productions

**Gallery 5 is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity.
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Early: Youth Vs



Project Resolution

Bring your short films to this monthly event. Free to submit, free to attend, free to critique.

This month’s theme: Pickle Surprise!

Bring your short film or impress us all by making one just for Project Resolution. There are no limits on the content or type of film you can show and no one will screen the shorts beforehand. If you show your film, you MUST stay for a critique/Q&A with the audience immediately following your film.

Try to keep films under 15 minutes in length. If your film is over 15 minutes, contact us ahead of time as it can be scheduled as a special presentation at a future event. If there is time available, longer films will sometimes be shown.

Submit your film on DVD or media file at 7:00PM on August 24 at Gallery 5. First come, first serve.

Come with ideas for next month’s theme and vote on the best one at the end of the screening.

This free event is hosted by Gallery5. Donations are welcomed at the door. Drinks are available at the bar.

Sponsored by VPA Richmond District





Hard Skin, Kicker, Hard Stripes and Never Wrong

HARD SKIN (One of the UK’s Most Loved bands since the Beatles)

KICKER (members from Dystopia and Neurosis)


NEVER WRONG (Richmonds ONLY Oi Punx)





Fools Day Comedy



Richmond Burlesque Revue

The Richmond Burlesque Revue brings the best classically inspired burlesque to life onstage at Gallery 5! Featuring a dazzling array of local performers and personalities, curated by Richmond’s own Deepa de Jour, and hosted by Ego von Hubris, there is truly something for everyone!
Featured performer Maria Bella from Baltimore, MD!
Bitsy Buttons
Deepa de Jour
Kelli LiMone
Puppie Buffe
Saffron Soleil
Zhora Nova
Raffle prizes! Go-go dancing! Vaudeville entertainment!
Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door (cash only at the door, please!)
Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9, and is ages 18+.

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An Evening Among: A Spoken Word Event

Gallery5‘s FREE Spoken Word event at 7pm on the evening of Thursday, October 2nd will feature:

Published writers Andrew Blossom & Ryan Kent,

Some words from local artist, curator, and Richmond aficionado, Angie Huckstep.

herschel Stratego‘s Dave Brockie tribute,

A thing or two by local Richmond legend, Coby Batty,

Comedy from David Marie-Garland & Melanie Rasnic,

and…a tale by acclaimed WRIR DJ & respected storyteller Shannon Cleary,

More on some speakers of the night:

Andrew Blossom
~Published short story writer

Ryan Kent:
~Frontman for Gritter, Published poet
Facebook page: Poems By This Fool

Shannon Cleary
~local DJ for WRIR’s hit show THE COMMONWEALTH OF NOTIONS, festival creator, musician, and storyteller

herschel Stratego:
~local entertainer

David Marie-Garland:
~rising and well-respected comedian

Some merchandise from the above performers will be on sale, we will have a donation jar for the event, and Gallery5 has a great bar and wonderful staff of drink slingers…SO BRING SOME MONEY.

Please arrive on time (before 7:30pm), so your entrance is not awkward for anyone speaking on stage.

an evening of whores




Carnival of 5 Fires First Friday Kickoff

The Carnival of 5 Fires 2014 is right around the corner!

For the entire month of October there will be multiple superduperexcitinglywonderful and diverse festive events that fall under our striped umbrella!

Come one, come all ya’ll and experience our 8th year of art, live music, DJs, fire performance, circus arts, burlesque, bellydance, magic, vaudeville, opera, comedy, film and everything in between.

For this year we are growing and expanding past the walls of Gallery5 ! We’ll turn turn turn up all things a little weird, a little sexy, a little scandalous, a little spooky BUT always FUN! Join us!

First Friday Kickoff!
October 3rd

Downstairs Stage!
Scarlet Starlet
Melody Magpie
Sahar Aha
TheLady Octavia
Capitol Opera Richmond

Live Music By:
Lobo Marino
Dharma Bombs

Hosted by Deepa De Jour


Lady Octavia’s Ocular Oddities
With art by:
Josh Jackson (Side-show portraits and audio installation)
Renee Stramel ( “Cabinet of Curiosities” photo series)
Abigail Larson (original illustrations)
Steven Warrick (masks, totems, illustrations)
Autumn Haynes ( 4 original illustrations)
Brit Austin (original illustrations)
Nicole Pisaniello (original illustrations)
Jean-Baptiste Stowell (original carnival-inspired paintings)
Lady Octavia (original collage illustrations, misc curiosities)

photo booth by Heather Addley Photography

The Valentine Museum Presents:
History, Ink: The Tattoo Archive Project
(back room of G5)
This exhibition focuses on the rising popularity of body art, specifically tattoos, broadly in American culture and locally in Richmond. In 2010, NBC’s “The Today Show” listed Richmond as the third most tattooed city in the United States, citing the city’s high number of tattoo shops per capita. This year the Valentine partnered with local photographer Terry Brown to document locally-made tattoos.

Market Place:
The Clockworks Collective
All the Saints Theatre Company
Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio
Deanna Danger Productions

With food from Goatcado

Outside: The Party Liberation Front – PLF Pyro Circus Street Show-sponsored by Strangeways Brewing!
The Fire is back! DJs, fire performance and circus arts!

Music by:
Mr Jennings
and more!



Ellie Quinn Presents Cupcakes and Fireworks: A Perry, Merry Birth-tease Celebration

 I know a place where the grass is really greener. We’re undeniable: fine, fresh, fierce. We are going to make it like your birthday every day. Now get up and shake the glitter off your clothes now. We can dance, until we die; you and I, will be young forever.

Ellie Quinn Presents a burlesque tribute to Katy Perry. It is Ellie Quinn’s birthday and she thought nothing could be better than celebrating with some of her friends to the tune of KP.

Reverend Valentine
Candy del Rio
Scarlet Starlet
Eevee Bravura
and the birthday girl Ellie Quinn

Kittening by Empress de Naste

Featuring go-go dancing by Zhora Nova and Olive Jones

Hosted by Winter!

Vending by:
Jewelry by Leann and Teresa–get your own adorable accessories!!

Saturday October 4th
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
200 W Marshall, Richmond
Tickets $10 advance, $15 door

Advanced VIP tickets for $20: a reserved seat, a signed cast poster, a raffle ticket, and a CUPCAKE!!
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Christi, GymShorts and the Kales



The Cales





Pink Ink Fund Burlesque Benefit Show: Presented by Amy Black Tattoos & Deanna Danger Productions

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to honor the month and the many women (& men) courageously fighting the cancerous beast, Richmond’s voted #1 Tattoo Artist is teaming up with Richmond’s voted #1 Burlesque Performer on October 17th to bring forth a show that puts the winning power back in the hands of those fighting this brave fight…to save, celebrate and decorate the tata’s!

The Pink Ink Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Amy Black that offers financial assistance, education and outreach for post mastectomy patients to receive reconstructive, restorative, recovery tattooing. Combining this cause with the feminine power of burlesque, aka “the art of the tease,” which celebrates women’s empowerment, self confidence, ALL shapes, sizes, colors & flaws, will undoubtedly *explode* Gallery 5 into an evening of tit-illation, raised spirits, hope & strength for survivors, previvors and women who are currently battling beast cancer.

***100% of the proceeds raised go towards the Pink Ink Fund***

Featuring the burlesque talents of:
Deanna Danger
Deepa de Jour
Scarlet Starlet
Melody Magpie
Ellie Quinn
Kelli LiMone
Zhora Nova
& Saffron Soleil

With hostess Ophelia Derriere

And slam poetry from Megan Rickman!

With raffle prizes, vendors, live pastie auction & more!

**This event is part of the 2015 The Carnival of 5 Fires series!!**

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets, $10 advance, $15 at the door
$25 VIP package: includes reserved seating in the first 2 rows, a poster signed by the cast and a raffle ticket!

Eventbrite - Pink Ink Fund Burlesque Benefit Show: Presented by Amy Black Tattoos & Deanna Danger Productions



Secret Chiefs 3

Secret Chiefs 3 have switched in to high gear. Having just completed a national tour in October with legendary Italian Giallo Horror soundtrack masters, Goblin, they released their long-awaited “Book of Souls: Folio A” album in late November. Next they are touring the west coast in February in support of that new album, and, surprise of surprises, are doing so armed with TWO new 7” records in hand. These will be available in stores stocking through Revolver USA, but those attending shows on the band’s February tour can get them right away.

In truth, Secret Chiefs 3 is always in high gear. Most people don’t realize they have played well over 300 shows in 34 countries in the last seven years.

But with a long-labored-over album in the can (you can read about it in the expanded bio), and fresh supplies of oxygen in the lungs, fresh new surprise releases are bubbling up through the Winter pseudo-frost as if it were Spring!

This tour will feature the A-team line-up of SC3 familiars: Drums / Ches Smith (Ceramic Dog), Keyboards / Matt Lebofsky (miRthkon, Moe Tar), Bass / Toby Driver (Kayo Dot), Violin, Guitar and Trumpet / Timba Harris (Estradasphere) and Saz, Guitar and Keyboards / Trey Spruance (The Three Doctors, Mr. Bungle). The band is extra excited to be re-united in this configuration!

Doors 930PM Show 1015PM

12 ADV 15 DOOR

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