Appropriately enough for one of Richmond's more spectacular collections of street-level performance art, this year's Festival of 5 Fires -- an annual production of Gallery 5 -- falls on Halloween weekend. Talk about adding fire to fire:
Gallery5’s most highly attended and extravagant event of the year, will be held this October, for the entire Halloween weekend. Featuring fire performers, burlesque, puppeteers, magicians, side-show freaks, vaudeville performers, and internationally- known visual artists, this three night event will rattle the senses and be the event to talk about for the entire year. The past three years of The Carnival of 5 Fires have received statewide press and record-breaking attendance. Audiences traveled from states away to witness the creative debauchery set forth by this jam-packed weekend of quality entertainment. This wide array of carnival-themed theatrical, dance and musical performances have been brought in from some of our East Coast cities most bizarre and innovative circles. Each evening’s line-up is full of the most provocative, whimsical, freakish, and hair-raising arts, and promises to be the masquerade of a life-time.