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3/28

The Richmond Burlesque Revue presents: Magnolia’s XXX Birthday Bash!

Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside is turning 30 and we’re throwing the biggest burlesque party yet, featuring the one and only, Boo Boo Darlin’…Richmond’s sweetheart is coming home to celebrate!
Starring Magnolia’s favorite performers, together under one roof,
Deanna Danger
Deepa de Jour
Dolli Holiday
Ella Belladonna
Ellie Quinn
Empress de Naste
Melody Magpie
Ophelia Derriere
Puppie Buffe
Zhora Nova
and Candy Pantzzz!
Go-go dancing, raffle prizes featuring local art and experiences, and more!
With each ticket purchased to this show, you’ll be entered into the door raffle for tickets to the next show.

Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door (cash only at the door!)
Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9, and is ages 18+.
Pre-sale tickets end 3/28 at 6PM
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3/29

Early: Yoga

Join us every Thursday at 11am and Sunday at 12pm for pay what you can yoga!

3/29

SOLD OUT Late: 10 Year Anniversary Series: Todd Barry with Dan Shaki and Jim Zarling

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.
Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver’s right hand man in Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, and as Paul Rudd’s co-worker in David Wain’s Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.
Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Doors 7PM Show 8PM

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4/1

RVA Pieces

A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling.

Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well.

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4/2

Yoga

Join us every Thursday at 11am and Sunday at 12pm for pay what you can yoga!

 

4/3

First Friday: Gallery5 10 Year Anniversary

Gallery5 is an award winning, community-motivated visual and performance art center and museum for local and regional audiences. We strive to provide our community with the space it needs for its own creative energy as well as a fellowship hall for an array of residents. We have a strong focus on the vibrant Central Virginia community that shares values of diversity, inclusion, individual dignity, equality and civic engagement. Our mission is to facilitate a home for everyone in our community and inspire creativity in our region through an eclectic schedule of programs including contemporary art, burlesque, awareness talks, performance art, live music, dance, theater, comedy, parties and fundraisers.

For our 10 year anniversary we will be exhibiting some of the most iconic imagery captured at G5 alongside an installation by local artist Dave Watkins and two performances from the RVA Dance Collective!

Musical guests on the downstairs and upstairs stages
White Laces
Lobo Marino
Dave Watkins
The Awesome Few

The Party Liberation Front – PLF will close down the side street with a “Pyro Circus” consisting of fire performance, circus arts and video projections. The PLF Pyroship may be sailing that night as well.

PLF DJs will be:
Akasha
Dj GON
Dope Solo

With performances by
Aha Moment
Melody Magpie , Lil Bub and Space Ladies.
more TBA

projections by BU

Food from Goatocado

Sponsored by: MyGlassesRule.com

The G5 10 Year Anniversary will be celebrated throughout the month of April by offering top of the line entertainment and activities. Please check back in with us through Facebook or at Gallery5arts.org.

Thank you all for 10 YEARS of SUPPORT!

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4/4

10 Year Anniversary Series: Priests, Creepoid, Positive No and Christi

Priests: https://priests.bandcamp.com/
Creepoid: https://creepoid.com/
Positive No: https://positiveno.bandcamp.com/
Christi: http://christi.bandcamp.com/
8 ADV
10 DOORS

Get pre-sale while you can!
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4/5

Early: Yoga

Join us every Thursday at 11am and Sunday at 12pm for pay what you can yoga!

4/5

Late: 10 Year Anniversary Series: Friend Roulette, Night Idea and Recluse Raccoon

Friend Roulette: Spin’s Recent Article

Night Idea:  Bandcamp

Recluse Raccoon: Bandcamp

Doors 730PM

$5 DOORS

$3 ADV

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4/7

10 Year Anniversary Series: Dan Deacon, Prince Rama, Ben O’brien and Nu Depth

With the success of Dan Deacon’s 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings, came an opportunity for the electronic-music iconoclast to increase the breadth and depth of his entire musical project. Deacon moved from self-contained computer music to orchestral epics. His interactive live show, honed in DIY spaces, was taken to museums and concert halls. He frequently expanded his performances to include a horde of side musicians. Gliss Riffer, an entirely self-produced record of almost all electronic sounds, is a return to Deacon’s Spiderman of the Rings-era process. He calls it “easily the most fun [he’s] ever had making a record.” After a string of large ensemble projects (including 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America) Deacon longed for the “simplicity” of the days when he did nearly everything himself. So he made plans to sequester himself in his studio and conjure an album from the sketches and songs he had begun in the back of the van on the European leg of the America tour. Those plans were upended when he received a last-minute invitation to tour with Arcade Fire in August. Rather than lose momentum by pushing back his recording schedule, Deacon continued to make the record on the road. “I was mixing and arranging in the green room before sound check and each night back at the hotel.” Deacon said, “On days off I’d find a studio to track vocals or mix. When a studio couldn’t be found I dismantled a hotel bathroom, sealing the vents with towels and using all the bedding to turn it into a control room.” This is his first record to showcase his newfound appreciation for his vocal cords, an appreciation he gained after going through an extended bout of laryngitis. “I started thinking about how the voice is an instrument that expires,” he said, “and that made me want to make an album with the voice more exposed.” And that he did. While Gliss Riffer contains all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, the vocals are mixed with a prominence (“Feel the Lightning,” “Learning to Relax”) and, at times, a clarity (“When I Was Done Dying”) that have never been heard on a Dan Deacon record before. All the vocals are performed by Deacon himself, even the female voice on “Feel the Lightning” is the product of vari-speed recording techniques. This album also marks the first time Deacon replaced his digitally realized parts with analog synthesizers, giving Deacon the opportunity to experiment with synthesizers in the same way he experimented with strings and wind instruments on America. Deacon travelled to Asheville, N.C., to record with Moog’s at-the-time-unreleased Sub 37 analog synth. Gliss Riffer is the first record in the world to feature the instrument. Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. (This time around, Deacon ran it so hard it broke.) Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral opus “USA” and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence. What Gliss Riffer shares with Spiderman of the Rings as a musical experience is an aesthetic directness and ecstatic energy. Gliss Riffer trades in exuberant, uncontained fun. Lyrical images of lightning, oceans, lakes, and roads crop up frequently as stand-ins for freedom and self-realization. The tracks were started on the ever-changing landscapes that greet a touring musician. The lyrics, on the other hand, were mostly written in Deacon’s studio, a room with no windows and no air conditioning in Baltimore’s sweltering summer where it was easy to imagine being somewhere else. So while Gliss Riffer is all about fun, it’s figured dramatically. It’s a euphoria tempered by yearning and set in defiance of life’s nagging anxiety. “Happiness takes time,” we are reminded by tremolo vocals in the middle of the supremely danceable “Mind on Fire.” The bliss on this record is well-earned.
`14$ Advance Tickets are going quick!

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BALTIMORE - Musician Dan Deacon photographed in his studio November 17, 2014

 

4/9

Rich Girls Comedy

4/10

RVA Cabaret

 

4/11

James River Film Festival Presents: The Big Lazy

Big Lazy is New York City’s instrumental trio. Big Lazy dwells in the unmistakable landscape of gritty yet gracefully crafted American music. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, the trio conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms. With stark instrumentation—electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums—Big Lazy creates richly evocative soundscapes with a distinctly narrative quality and an undeniable sense of place.

Big Lazy has released four albums on the Tasankee Label and after a hiatus of several years – leader Stephen Ulrich spent time as the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death and most recently the film Art and Craft  – the band is back with a new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle”.

Big Lazy has performed from Texas to Tel Aviv, from the Whitney Museum of American Art to New Orleans burlesque bars and is well known for fiery, audience engaging performances. Wherever they play the band often hears “You’re playing the soundtrack to my life”.

“..for nearly two decades [Big Lazy has] crafted dark, noir-tinged instrumentals. Dominated by Ulrich’s intricate, jazz-inflected guitar style, the sophisticated, gritty band has endured. With echoes of Ennio Morricone and country-tinged Americana, the songs convey the feeling of distant vistas. Yet the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…a beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” that alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.”      The New Yorker

“The Big Apple Crème de la Crème: an instrumental trio that doesn’t so much balance jazz dexterity and rock aggression as stick ‘em both in your ear. Right, they’re suitable for soundtracks. But anybody who wants to call them ambient better talk to me first.”

Robert Christgau 

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4/15

RVA Pieces

A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling.

Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well.

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4/16

Gallery5 10 Year Anniversary Series Presents: Triac, Ramming Speed, The Glorious Gone and Vorator

TRIAC ( PUNK/NOISE/DESTRUCTION from Baltimore, MD )

RAMMING SPEED (Thrash metal aggression with blinding speed)

The GLORIOUS GONE ( Members of Burnt by the Sun, Revocation and Municipal Waste)

VORATOR (Evil fast thrash with hints of death metal)

Doors @7. Music @8. $5

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4/18

Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show

Greetings, true believers! Since May is MARVELous thanks to the release of a certain movie, Ellie Quinn Presents has assembled a team of heroic and villainous burlesque performers to pay tribute to Earth’s Mightiest!

Diving into the deepest depths of nerdlesque, Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show is going to offer a unique blend of storytelling with tantalizing performances by some of the most colorful characters. Aiming to tease, tantalize, and tremor every bone in your body, this will be one crossover event that will make you shout “excelsior”!

Assembling:
Ellie Quinn
Empress de Naste
Lilly Von Grimm
The Oubliettes
Sally Starrdust
Scarlet Starlet
Zhora Nova

Doors 8pm show at 9pm
Ticketing: $10 in advance, $15 at door
$25 VIP Avenger package ONLY 20 AVAILABLE: a reserved front row seat at the show, 3 raffle tickets, a custom mix CD, pasties, signed cast poster, and other items to become a burlesque superhero.

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4/19

Early: Yoga

 

4/19

Late: Project Resolution

 

4/20

The Listening Room Presents: Hope for Agoldensummer, Jonathan Vassar and the Badlands and Josh Small

The Listening Room Presents:
Hope for Agoldensummer (Athens, GA)
Jonathan Vassar and The Badlands
Josh Small
at Gallery 5
on April 20th
Door 7:30
Music 8:00
$5 cover

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4/21

Anousheh, New Strange, Red Money and Sea of Storms

Tuesday, April 21st!

Anousheh
(http://www.anousheh.com/)

Sea of Storms
(http://seaofstormsrva.bandcamp.com/)

New Strange
(http://newstrange.bandcamp.com/)

Red Money
(http://redmoney.bandcamp.com/)

Gallery 5! 7pm! 7$!

 

4/22

Classical Revolution

 

4/23

RVA Pieces

A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling.

Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well.

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6PM-11PM

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4/25

Richmond Burlesque Revue

 

4/26

Yoga

 

5/1

First Friday: Mass Communications Senior Exhibit with Musical Guests Ava Luna, Clair Morgan and Manatree