Richmond’s Gallery5 will host its third annual Sweethearts for the Arts Valentine’s Day benefit on Friday, Feb. 1o. Proceeds from the event will benefit Arts on Wheels, which brings art programs to low-income areas.
This year’s event will have a Prohibition-era theme; attendees are encouraged to come in costume as flappers or gangsters. For the second consecutive year, the event will be hosted by Miss Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, voted Richmond’s Best Drag Performer 2011. It will also feature burlesque performances by the Richmond Institute of Burlesque and musical performances by the High Street Lowlifes and Alison Self, as well as a costume contest.
The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 10; tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
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