***Gallery5 does not issue refunds for purchased tickets***

YOGA Every Sunday at Noon

Classes are for all ages and levels. All classes are donation-based, pay what you can for the class! Yoga can have a wide array of health benefits and we believe in sharing this with everybody!         A donation is mandatory.

Gallery 5’s donation based yoga classes are a blend of dynamic movement, conscious breathing, and relaxing guided meditation. We’ll focus on empowering poses to increase strength and flexibility, with plenty of breathing practices and mindfulness exercises to soothe the nervous system. It’s ideal for anyone looking to balance their hectic life! Our classes welcome students of all levels from first-timers to advanced yogis. Share your practice in this wonderful space, a community resource rich with history and home to some of RVA’s most passionate artists, writers, and performers.

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RVA Pieces Every Wednesday from 7PM-11PM

*** No RVA Pieces 2/10 or 2/17***

Stop in to historic Gallery5 for a night of gaming amongst friends!
Free for all!

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First Friday | Sleep Paralysis: Paintings by Kevin McKee with music from Friend Roulette, Napster and Georgie Isaacs

Gallery5 is proud to present lush and daunting work from Richmond’s own Kevin Mckee:

“There are no explicit themes underlying my work. Instead, each painting is like a journal entry, serving as an expression and a landmark of my past. Some depict dreams or come from free association, while others have almost no unconscious elements. I’ve left my paintings untitled to avoid imposing any particular interpretation on them. Their ambiguity is an essential fact of the experiences I’m trying to capture. While I would call this surrealism, I’m more interested in using surrealist elements to enhance the underlying expression rather than for their own sake.” -Kevin Mckee

Kevin McKee is a painter from Richmond, Virginia, pursuing separate careers in art and science, both stemming from his lifelong interest in philosophy and human cognition. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 and is currently pursuing graduate studies in statistics. His paintings have been exhibited alongside student work by VCU Communication Arts and also independently at galleries and restaurants around Richmond, Virginia.
Music provided by
Georgie Isaacs
Friend Roulette

Doors at 6PM Music at 8PM
First Friday is always free but donations are appreciated!

Also Featuring work from POCollective!

We are a collective of people of color that focus on representation in creative spaces and provide the community with networking opportunities.

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ZVI, Doubtfire and Slowers

ZVI (member of Kayo Dot):
Slowers (members of Snack Truck)
8PM Doors | 9PM Show





Gemtone, Frankie Martinez, Karacell and Lushloss

Doors 7 // Sounds 8 // $5
a queer/femme electronic showcase featuring:

witchy ambient dark pop

Frankie Martinez

shimmery experimental electronic jams from Norfolk, VA

emotional ambient glittery vibes

with DJ sets from Cell Saga
future funk to keep you moving





Kill Mama, Ultra Flake and Magnus Lush

Kill Mama is an awsome duo from Florida and we are very excited for their return to Richmond. Supporting them are local acts are ultraflake and Magnus Lush. This will be a donation based show (5 dollar donation Recomended)
Doors 7PM Music 8PM





Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C., Astro), Desiccant (1/2 of Slasher Risk + Newton) and Broadcastatic

Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C., Astro)

Desiccant (1/2 of Slasher Risk + Newton)

Broadcastatic (RVA)

plus one TBA

Doors 6PM






Wool, Wing Dam and Super Ghouls

Wing Dam:
Super Ghouls:
Doors 7PM show 8PM $5


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Butcher Brown and Karikatura

Karikatura is a Global Soul band from Brooklyn, NY. They mix cumbia, hip-hop, reggae and balkan brass with original songs in four languages. They’ve toured the world from Japan to Brazil, including four tours of Europe; Karikatura is hitting the road for #GlobalBarrio tour to SXSW 2016, promoting their forthcoming EP #SpeakNow, out Spring 2016. Their debut full-length Eyes Wide came out on Ropeadope Records in June 2014, topping the iTunes world-music charts on release day.

Doors 8PM Show 9PM $8


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WRIR 10th Annual Black Valentine’s Day

This is WRIR’s 10th annual Black Valentine’s Day celebration. If you’re a lonely heart, a misanthrope, or a Debbie Downer, then WRIR’s Black Valentine’s Day Party is just what the love doctor ordered. Happy people who enjoy great music while in the company of the brokenhearted are also welcome! The event is FREE but all donations taken at the door will go to Gallery 5.

Covers and original songs of love gone wrong by:
The Wimps
Julie Karr
Brown Sabbath

This year’s party also features the Black Valentine’s Day live Date Auction, with proceeds benefitting WRIR! Each winning bidder will walk away with a dinner for two at one of Richmond’s finest restaurants. And should romance bloom, don’t blame us when it all comes crashing down in a fiery wreck. You should have seen that coming.

And if that wasn’t enough, Michael Miracle of WRIR’s Lotus Land Show will be spinning tunes of heartbreak throughout the evening and giving the middle finger to love’s fickle ways.


Doors 7PM Show 8PM

Donations accepted at the door






Loone, Paper Bee, Yaya and Yankee Roses

Presented by Elbow Room!!! A lovely show for yr earballs

Doors 7 // Sounds 8 // 5 bones


“Loone” is the new name that Noel’le Longhaul, a trans/genderqueer artist from New England, is recording and touring under. The transition into this moniker marks a departure from her earlier improvised folk punk recordings into a more nuanced, considered, and developed sound.

While Loone still has elements of the urgent and nervous energy that characterizes Noel’le’s participation in the folk-punk band mallory, it diverts that energy into a thinner, whispier, and more spacious and ethereal landscape, bearing the influence of her work with the ambient black metal/screamo project A Cackle or a Coughing Fit.

Paper Bee
Feelings fellings feelings

Yankee Roses
Sweet sad stories

Lo-fi bedroom tunes slightly smaller than a peach


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TEDxRVA is all about speakers! Our mission is to offer a group of speakers that pulls from the home front in Richmond as well as from the national and international spheres. We’re hosting two Open Mic Nights, where the audience will be able to vote for speakers to be invited to participate in the main event on April 8, 2016.
If you want to speak:
There will be 20 slots at each event for speakers. These slots are first come, first served. You must sign up using our online form in order to participate. Note that each speaker can only participate in one of the nights.
Register for a slot here.
Once you’ve received confirmation develop a two-minute talk.
Share the event with friends and family so they can come out and vote.
Spread Your Idea!
If you want to attend:
Admission is free and open to the public. Space is limited so please come early to secure your spot as an audience member and vote for your favorite Ideas Worth Spreading!

For more information check out their website at:

Doors 6PM Speakers start at 730PM




Antiphons, Din and Spooky Cool

Spooky Cool (rva) – Harmonious electric psych rapture, brand new project from ex-members of Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat.

Din (nj) – Heaped freak R&B + experimental pop. Former member of Perennial Reel + friend(s).

Antiphons (rva) – Half rock bummer band here to make you cry and feel ok about it

Doors @ 7pm
Tunes @ 8pm



Fashion is Art Gala with RVA Fashion Alliance to benefit FETCH a Cure

Join us for an evening of Fashion is Art Gala with RVA Fashion Alliance to benefit FETCH a Cure at Gallery 5 on February 20, 2016!!!

View one of a kind fashion artwork including 2 and 3 dimensional pieces while dining with light hors d’oeuvre from some of the best Richmond Restaurants. Dance the night away with the beautiful sounds of Anneliese! Win some great raffles! Come see fashion as art while giving to a good cause!

As Ralph Lauren stated “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”

Tickets are $50. Cash bar. Raffle tickets $5 each.

RVA Fashion Alliance mission statement: “RVA Fashion Alliance is Richmond, Virginia’s fashion industry community networking and resource organization. We hold fashion related art events to benefit non-profit’s, by introducing new and established designers while engaging the community. RVA FA hopes to one day expand and have all items necessary to open our own studio space to provide professional and ambitious artists with the resources for production, and to cultivate creativity.”

FETCH a Cure mission statement: “FETCH a Cure is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.”

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Cheats Movement



RVA Pieces/Bingo

Time to play bingo at Gallery5! February 24th we will be holding our fith bingo night! There will be awesome prizes and Grandma Muriel has graciously agreed to be our announcer YET AGAIN!
***Sponsored by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery***
Doors 7PM
Boards are $1 a pop!
*** G5 Bingo with Grandma Muriel happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month except for this month (this month its the 4th)***




Dumb Waiter, Wandcarver and Get in the Car

Dumb Waiter:
Get in the Car:
Doors 8PM Show 9PM $6

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Human skull, studio shot


Richmond Burlesque Revue



Candy Spots, Other Colors and California Death

Candy Spots
Other Colors
California Death
Doors 7PM Show 8PM $5


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Creepoid, Fight Amp and Dorthia Cottrell

Creepoid returns with Fight Amp & Dorthia Cottrell!


Fight Amp

Dorthia Cottrell

$10 in Advance
$12 at the door
Doors 7PM Show 8PM


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March 2 RVA Gallery5



Triangle, Circle, Square: New work from Jennifer Lauren Smith and Andrew Brehm

Opening Reception: March 3rd 7PM-10PM
First Friday: March 4th 6PM-12AM
Open 11AM-5PM Thursday and Saturdays until March 26th

Richmond, VA. – Beginning March 3rd, Gallery5 – the historical 5th district former firehouse – will be exhibiting Triangle, Circle, Square. This immersive exhibit launches the Spring art season in the visionary space of Gallery5. There will be a soft opening on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm followed by a lively First Friday opening from 6pm to 12am on Friday, September 4th. The show continues until March 26th.

New York City-based artists, Andrew Brehm and Jennifer Lauren Smith, will collaborate to create a multi-channel video installation consisting of three video-graphic vignettes. Each vignette depicts a geometric sculpture or shape inserted by the artists into a natural environment, a play on the elements of change in the attempt to collaborate with nature. Each forced juxtaposition of a man-made form and its corresponding element of air, land, or water also generates an independent instrumentation, so that the triptych of visual elements come together as if in a jam session or song. The soundtrack to the work is being developed with Brooklyn-based recording artist Luz Mob.

The project began when both artists attended fall session residencies in Nebraska. Smith, who frequently works in response to landscape and place, was interested in working with the frequent powerful winds ripping through the Great Plains. Brehm often collaborates with the elements and natural processes to create his performance and sculptural works. They worked together to create two lightweight cubes – painted to resemble dice – that blew easily across the farm fields. A severe drought year, the subject of gambling on the land seemed especially fitting to create the material for “square.” The work continued to develop when Smith & Brehm traveled to Florida to include other shapes and environments. The artists worked with stunt water skiers to create pyramidal forms for “triangle” and infiltrated the feral cat colonies in Miami Beach with brightly colored spheres to capture the footage for “circle.”

The work will be presented at Gallery5 as a three-channel video installation projected onto multiple sculptural screens. The footage is arranged rhythmically, to emphasize the implied sound inherent to the movement and cadence of the image.

Gallery5 is a 501c3 Non-Profit in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. Triangle, Circle Square is made possible by the donations and purchases made from patrons. For more information contact the curator and director of Gallery5, Nicholas Crider at


First Friday: Triangle, Circle, Square



Florist, Cat Be Damned and We Never

“There is something about Emily Sprague’s voice that both transcends twee indie-pop clichés even as it revels in them. The songs she writes for Florist — an Upstate New York quartet which recently decamped for the bright lights of Brooklyn, and is part of The Epoch collective alongside artists such as Eskimeaux – communicate the youthful discovery of self, sans filters. Or at least that’s what Sprague’s intimate-beyond-comfort, speak-singing voices makes it all sound like. It features something like a mix of Kim Gordon’s fierce detachment, Peggy Lee’s light-headed self-destruction, and the whimsy of all the narrators in Belle & Sebastian songs.” -NPR

$8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door

Doors 7PM Show 8PM

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Teen, Blanks and Dazeases

TEEN’s new album, Love Yes, explores the disharmony and empowerment that both sexuality and spirituality can create within the modern woman’s psyche. Universal ideas of loyalty, pleasure, purity, power, aging, and love are confronted with a knowable specificity. There is a quality of wholesomeness, but also an edge—a kind of wise anger and electricity.

Doors 7PM Show 8PM $8.00


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Fucking Invincible, Die Choking and Burn/Ward

“If you happen to be craving something fast, mean, and ugly to close out your Tuesday with, allow me to direct you to the bottom half of this post, wherein you’ll find the perfect antidote to your end-of-day doldrums. Fucking Invincible features members of Dropdead and Daughters and hails from DIY noisy aggro music mecca Providence; with a resume like that, it’s no surprise that their music careens toward hardcore and powerviolence, or that it (duh) fucking rules.” -noisey on Fucking Invincible

Doors 7PM Show 8PM $6


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RRFP Benefit Show with Magnus Lush, Doll Baby, Venus Guytrap and Gray Magic


2015 was an absolute crap year for reproductive rights in this country… BUT YOU can help fix that!!

Gallery 5 & Elbow Room RRFP Fundraising Team “The Roomies” present a night of all local indie/alt bands to raise money for the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, RVA’s very own all-volunteer, grassroots abortion fund. Every dollar you give goes a long way toward making sure everyone in our community has access to a full spectrum of reproductive choices!

You don’t wanna miss….

Magnus Lush
Dark and ambient for the lovers of post-harcore, ex members of Fire Bison. This trio’s been making waves all over town- if you’ve missed them, now’s your chance!

Doll Baby
Super solid garage punk, melancholy beats paired with upligting vocals. Ex members of Haint and the Hollers & Hold Tight

Venus Guytrap
Punky 90s style alt-rock w/ soulful vocals.

Gray Magic
These indie babes made their debut at last year’s First Time’s the Charm and they’re back for round two with all new original music. Because who doesn’t love a bangolele???
~*~The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP) seeks to further Reproductive Justice by providing practical and financial support for abortion services in Virginia and surrounding communities. RRFP strives to be a resource to the community by engaging in grassroots advocacy for the full spectrum of reproductive rights. Donate Today ~*~




Dance Party



Filiamotsa (France), Hoax Hunters and TBA
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | $6.00

After eight years exchanging with fellow musicians in various forms : quintet (Filiamotsa Soufflant Rhodes : Véronique Mougin, keyboards; Antoine Arlot, saxophones ; Essawabi Youssef, trombone), trio (Philippe Orivel : violin and keyboards), the french rock duo Drums/Violin Filiamotsarecorded his next album : Like it is, brings together all these musicians.
This new album, which keeps their rock, noise and psychedelic spirit, is a collection of English songs. This time, the legendary singer of dutch band The Ex (Touch & Go Records) : GW Sok deploys its melody.
The guitarist Olivier Mellano also brings his personal touch giving this disc a singular and sometimes orchestral dimension.








Cheats Movement



Richmond Burlesque Revue



First Friday: Gallery5 11 Year Anniversary with A Light Sleeper and Brother Rutherford

A Light Sleeper (Chicago, IL)






First Friday: Communication Arts Senior Show