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5/20

The Flex, Red Death, Barge and Reactor 4

Grave Mistake Records & Mind Rot Records presents:

The Flex (UK)
Back again with a new 7″ on Lockin’ Out.
http://theflex.bandcamp.com/

Red Death (DC)
DC favorites with a new LP out on Grave Mistake.
http://reddeath.bandcamp.com/

BARGE
Richmond favorites
https://barge.bandcamp.com/

Reactor 4
New band out of Richmond.
http://reactor-4.bandcamp.com/releases

6:00PM

$8

theflex

 

5/21

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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5/22

The RVA Cabaret CANCELLED

Come one, come all to the RVA CABARET, the benefit show series dedicated to preserve & serve, Gallery5!!

The RVA Cabaret, now in its 2nd show season, was created to raise funds for the upkeep of beloved hub of Richmond Burlesque, and historic landmark, Gallery 5! Please join us on Friday, May 22nd for an evening of variety entertainment and service to this wonderful Richmond institution!…We’ve got a $5000 goal to reach by the end of the year!

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Ages 18+

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 & genres of the many alternative performing arts homegrown right here in RVA all year long!

Mark your calendars for the rest of our 2015 Show Dates:
7/17
8/28
12/18

Sponsored by:
Boom Boom Basics
Deanna Danger Productions

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

**Gallery 5 is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity

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5/23

Richmond Burlesque Revue Presents: A Derrière To Remember

Our darling Ophelia Derriere is moving away to continue her life as Dr. Derriere…
While we hate to see her go, we are going to love watching Delilah walk away….butt we’re sending her off in style!
Join us in a celebration of all things Bootyianity, featuring:
Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside
Zhora Nova
Deepa de Jour
Ellie Quinn
Kelli LiMone
Melody Magpie
The Empress de Naste
Venessa ChevelleGo-go dancing by Her Holiness, Ophelia Derriere, with backup dancing by Delilah!
Stick around for the Official Zhora Nova Post-Show Purgatory Party featuring DJ Paul the Apostle!
Doors 8, show 9,
$15 advance, $20 door.
Ages 18+
Pre-sale ends 5/22 at 6PM!

Eventbrite - The Richmond Burlesque Revue presents: A Derrière To Remember

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5/24

Yoga

Join us every Sunday at 12pm for pay what you can yoga!

 

5/24

Unified Right, Society Abuse, Mad Existence and Crisis Unit

Mind Rot Records Presents:

Unified Right – New 7″ out on BBB Records.
http://bbbrecords.bandcamp.com/album/unified-right

Society Abuse – Hopefully they will have their debut 7″ out on Mind Rot Records.
http://societyabuse.bandcamp.com/

Mad Existence – Great up and coming local band that you need to check out!
http://madexistence.bandcamp.com/

Crisis Unit – Newer band out of Florida hitting Richmond for the first time.
http://crisisunitfl.bandcamp.com/

Florida will be invading Richmond at Gallery 5 on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. Come out and support touring hardcore!

Doors at 6:00

$8

 

5/26

Jacob Augustine, Jordan Tarrant, Pushing Paisley and Furious George

Doors @7 // Music @730 // 5 Bones

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Jacob Augustine is a folk musician from the northern woods of Maine. Recent support includes dates with Timber Timbre, O’Death, Death Vessel, Brown Bird, Simone Felice, Los Lonely Boys, Field Report, Nicole Atkins and others. He’ll be touring the East Coast in support of a new single on the Pretty Purgatory label.

“Waco” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onh1cwlt8aE
“The General’s Son” live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIuj3SYxS1s

New single: https://soundcloud.com/prettypurgatory/sets/jacob-augustine-bad-braids/s-mdsmQ
New video: https://youtu.be/BVAOdpWPm-g

Solo performances: https://vimeo.com/32044547 & https://vimeo.com/20222126
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jacobaugustinemusic

With lovely locals:
Jordan Tarrant — http://jordantarrant.bandcamp.com/
Pushing Paisley — https://pushingpaisley.bandcamp.com/
Furious George — https://georgeisfurious.bandcamp.com/

 

5/27

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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5/29

Richmond Rock Lotto: A Benefit for Girls Rock!

t’s happening again!! The Rock Lotto tradition returns to Richmond and Gallery 5! We’ve assembled many of Richmond’s finest musicians to join together to form 5 bands. The names were thrown in a hat and randomly drawn into groups of 4-5 members and given around 3 weeks to put together a 15-20 minute set. The finals are on May 29th around 7PM with your hosts Patty Conway (Girls Rock!) and Marty Key (Steady Sounds). This edition will benefit the very supportive Girls Rock RVA. Come out to see one of the funnest events in Richmond music history come back to life!!

THE BANDS (last to first/headliner to opener):

SARCOPHAGEESE
MUMBLECORE PORN
OVERGOAT
BLEAK UNTOLD
COSTCO CHILD COFFIN

+ DJ CHARLY MANSON + Special Guests!

Featuring current and ex members of: The Animal Frights, Aural Exile, Bad Magic, BSK, Carseat Headrest, The Catalyst, Caves Caverns, Christi, Clair Morgan, Classically Ignorant, Cold Lovers, Comfort, Dada Gouche, Daggering, Decide By Friday, The Diamond Center, Everyone Dies in the End, Facade Burned Black, Golden Toad Orgy, Goo, Hoax Hunters, Hot Dolphin, Industry Standard, Katie Wood, Kommunion, Lady God, Lord By Fire, Murderess, My War, OTBS, Pillars of Smoke, Puddin Pops, Pull Out, Ratmeat, Real Talk, Regulator, Satyress, Scoughs, The So Confused, Soft Time, Stay Alive, Tanks, Theria, Thieves of Shiloh, Ultra Flake, Uncle Drunk, Various Eggs, Wood Face and many many more!
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6PM Doors and DJs and Drinks! | 7:30PM Bands | $10+ Cover | All Ages
All Proceeds go to Girls Rock RVA! Donating more than the minimum is highly suggested!
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MORE INFO:
https://www.facebook.com/RichmondRockLotto (RVA Rock Lotto)
http://www.girlsrockrva.org/ (Charity: Girls Rock)
http://www.gallery5arts.org/ (Venue: Gallery 5)

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5/30

Spandrel, Spooky Cool, Lucy Dacus and Antiphons

Lucy Dacus
http://lucydacus.bandcamp.com/

Antiphons
http://antiphons.bandcamp.com/

Spandrel (Last show)
http://spandrelmusic.bandcamp.com/

Spooky Cool (Zac Hryciak & Co.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxryV6S2F4

Doors 7
Show 8
$5

spooky

 

5/31

Yoga

Join us every Sunday at 12pm for pay what you can yoga!

 

6/5

First Friday: Dating In the Afterlife

Dating in the Afterlife will feature the work of Sean Sweeney and Miles Washington.

“My recent artwork is about the exploration of two polar ideas relating to myself in an autobiographical sense. The ideas are represented in two separate sets of paintings.

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The first set being my collage paintings that are about the process of influence and creation as well as visual aesthetics. These paintings introduce the viewer to a dense visual field filled collaged photo “samples” consisting of wooden objects, fabrics and other textural pieces.
These elements come together to form a sculptural framework for the rest of the painting to be built upon.

The second set of paintings are more design oriented and utilize a self-made set of symbols used to depict the more concrete aspects of my personality. The symbols often denote things like, what I know to be true about myself, and traits associated with my astrological sign. The visual field in this set is uncluttered and uses similar aspects to ancient hieroglyphs.

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I feel that these two separate approaches offer a unique contrast and allow the viewer a glimpse into my personal space. The first set operating on a more emotionally charged level and the second set introduces a more esoteric and abstract vision of the self.” – Miles Washington

“My interdisciplinary practice focuses on lightness and gravity, seeking to create poetic moments of objects appearing to be simultaneously floating and subject to the pull of gravity. While traveling in destitute areas, I became intrigued with a variety of found objects in deteriorated spaces. This discovery led me to further consider their original ready-made commercial state and the possibility of manipulating the material in order to create moments of pause in time and space. Materials I use have been altered, and while some are no longer recognizable, others are left in a raw state. The alterations aestheticize the materials with a balance of elegant crudeness creating a dichotomy that draws the viewer in.” – Sean Sweeney
http://seansweeneystudio.com/

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Musical Guests:

Lady God
https://meetladygod.bandcamp.com/album/lady-god-presents-the-pebbles

Julia Read
https://juliaread.bandcamp.com/

an0va
https://an0va.bandcamp.com/

The upstairs back gallery space will exhibit “Think Inside The Box,” a show by 14 year-old Jarred Barr. In his second gallery show, Jarred displays his colorful mixed media drawings on paper that showcase characters inspired by small details in real life experiences that are embellished by his elaborate imagination. In one piece, Jarred’s “Rat In The Hat” character – created while on a trip to NYC – visits the world of Alice in Wonderland. Other characters are brought to life through the lyrics of songs, quotes and interactions in Walmart.

Jarred Barr is a 14 year-old whose art interests began at an early age. As a home-educated student, he has taken art classes and summer camp classes at Petersburg Area Art League, but he’s also been able to learn by working alongside local artists who have encouraged his growth and interests. He enjoys lettering, pen and ink drawing, painting and collaborating with other artists.

Sponsored by Relay Foods and MyGlassesRule.com

Food available from The Cultured Swine
6pm-12am FREE

 

 

6/3

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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6/8

Eternal Summers, Positive No and The Snow Owls

If you haven’t heard of Eternal Summers, you’ll have a lot of catching up to do. On June 2, 2015, the Roanoke, Virginia based noise pop, power rock trio will release their fourth full-length album “Gold and Stone.” Having formed in 2009, Eternal Summers has now been operating as the trio of Nicole Yun, Daniel Cundiff and Jonathan Woods longer then they did as a duo without Jonathan. Gone are the days of the Roanoke based collective known as the Magic Twig Community that saw the handful of like-minded indie artists working together; but what has grown in its place is a band that stands firmly on its own. In the words of All Music, “The kind that other bands will look to for inspiration 20 years later.”

With several previous releases, there has already been a lot said about Eternal Summers music. From the crafty minimalism on their debut Silver, to the dream punk sheen on 2012’s breakout Correct Behavior, to the guitar driven power on The Drop Beneath, the evolution of Eternal Summers marks a band that embraces both anthemic rock and bittersweet ballads- a band that is grounded in jangle pop but with an added depth that rewards on repeated listens.

For Gold and Stone, Eternal Summers returned to the site of last year’s well-received The Drop Beneath, Resonate Studio in Austin, TX and back into the very adept hands of engineer and mixer Louie Lino to create an album that ventures beyond the pop immediacy of their previous albums. Nicole says, “On this self-produced album, we wanted to target more lush and radiant textures, some classic rock riffs, some jazzier elements and some full-on punk snarl.”

https://eternalsummers.bandcamp.com

6$ in Advance/8$ Doors

Eventbrite - Eternal Summers, Positive No and The Snowy Owls

 

eternal

6/10

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.

Facebook

6PM-11PM

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6/12

Meek is Murder, Enabler, Hoboknife and Venomspitter

ENABLER (Century Media) https://enablermke.bandcamp.com/

MEEK IS MURDER (NYC) https://meekismurder.bandcamp.com/

HOBOKNIFE (RVA Rippers, mem of Battlemaster) https://www.facebook.com/hoboknifemetal?fref=ts

VENOMSPITTER (RVA Crushers, blackened hardcore)
https://www.facebook.com/venomspitterva?fref=ts

Doors 7PM

metal

 

6/13

Richmond Burlesque Association

 

6/17

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.

Facebook

6PM-11PM

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6/18

Gallery5 and RVA Pop Kitchens presents: It’s a Southern Thing

Come Join us on June 18th for a culinary celebration of Virginia Foods. An evening filled with good music, food, spirits, and fun.The festivities begin with a cocktail hour and live music on the first floor, followed by a four course tasting menu with wine pairings in the gallery proper on the second floor. All centering on Virginia agriculture and talent. Tickets will be sold in advance at $55 per guest. These will be available through Gallery5′s website very soon, as well as a direct link here.

More details to come shortly, stay tuned. Cheers.

feemore

 

 

6/19

Rich City Girls Comedy

 

6/21

Project Resolution

 

6/22

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.

Facebook

6PM-11PM

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6/23

Epic Fest

 

6/24

Gouge Away

 

6/25

Worriers, Caves, Sundials and TBA

WORRIERS
http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/97-down-is-up-04-a-qa-with-lauren-denitzio-of-worriers/
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16278-worriers-precarity-rules/
worriers.bandcamp.com/
http://www.punknews.org/bands/worriers
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tag/Worriers

CAVES
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/caves-january-video-premiere
https://caves.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wearecaves?ref=br_tf

More information TBA

6/27

Richmond Burlesque Revue

 

6/30

Creepoid and Ecstatic Visions

CREEPOID
“When Philadelphia foursome Creepoid (Anna and Pat Troxell, Pete Joe Urban and Sean Miller) convened last winter and recorded the EP Yellow Life Giver, they did not foresee the blog buzz coming their way. That’s not the case on the rock band’s debut LP, Horse Heaven, which features more defined melodies, intimate female-male vocals and instrumentals that burst at the seams.” – NPR

Ecstatic Visions

Doors 7PM Show 8PM
8 in advance 10 Doors

Eventbrite - Creepoid
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7/3

Dollar Tren Opening

Life in the suburbs is painful. The midpoint between vibrant city life and peaceful country life is paved with strange purgatories. The struggle between surviving and thriving is perspective. “Dollar Tren”, named for a local discount store, is a collection of works by artists reflecting on suburban life and youth culture. Topics like smartphones, strip malls and teen celebrities provide a base point for distillation. Rather than simply satirize, the artists search to find connecting points between themselves, their neighbors, and their environment.

Cameron Robinson is a video artist, painter and sculptor currently living in the Washington DC Metro Area. She graduated from VCU’s Sculpture & Extended Media Department in 2012 with a BFA and University Honors. Cameron has been a recipient of VCUArts’ grant program and the VCU Sculpture Department’s Truth and Beauty Award. Her work focuses on color, childhood and women’s issues.

Charles Peele is a painter and graphic artist living and working in the DC Metro Area. He graduated in 2012 from UNC Charlotte with a BA. He received a Kenan Foundation Fellowship to study at Penland School of Crafts. Charles’ work focuses on popular culture and contemporary symbolism in our everyday lives.

FREE 6PM-12AM

Musical Guests:
Whatever: https://soundcloud.com/freeform-whatever
Fight Cloud: https://fightcloud.bandcamp.com
Mahlion
Houdan The Mystic: https://houdanthemystic.bandcamp.com

Sponsored by MyGlassesRule.com​ and Relay Foods​

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7/5

Silent Music Revival