Gallery5’s highly extravagant event, the Carnival of 5 Fires, spreads out for an entire week with live music, vaudeville performers, burlesque, sideshow freaks and plenty of fiery showstoppers. The Soiree Debauche Tour delivers an evening with an all-star line-up of talent and pure debauchery. Performance artists from the Amazing Stage Show (pictured) present “Immortality,” featuring elements of belly dance, burlesque and aerial arts set to an original musical score. The Party Liberation Front presents the Pirates’ Ball, an all-night dance party. And Voix De Ville Follies burlesque troupe offers “Cirque Extravaganza,” featuring plenty of beauties with ringmaster extraordinaire Parker Galore. It’ll be a hot time. The Carnival of 5 Fires takes place Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gallery5 nightly at 9. $10-$15. gallery5arts.org.
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