Here & Now

Tonight (9/20), enjoy juggling with friends at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Juggle Jam from 6-7 p.m. This hands-on juggling workshop and collaborative performance will surely get your anti-gravitational powers in gear. This class is for all ages and skill levels. Get more information at this link.


Also tonight (9/20), get weird (and wonderful) with the enlightened acts of the DC Weirdo Show’s benefit performance of Weirdos for Life, a fundraiser for peer/legal support organization Trans Lifeline. The show takes place at the Dew Drop Inn DC, and doors open at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. show. Get more information and tickets at this link.


Furthermore, Sunset & Chill is back in action tonight (9/20) from 6-11 p.m. at Bardo Brewing in Southeast. This event features great tunes, incredible fire manipulation and generally awesome vibes all around. This edition is also free to attend, though fire spinners must attend a fire safety meeting (or have a S&C black wristband) to join the fire jam. Get more details at this link.


Visit the Maryland Renaissance Festival for Romance Weekend tomorrow (9/21) and Sunday (9/22). Wear your favorite renaissance garb (or buy costumes from the fest’s amazing vendors) as you take a trip back to Henry VIII’s reign in the 1530s. This weekend includes performances by hoop enchantress Erin Jeannier, comedy troupe The London Broil Show and more. Get more information and tickets at this link.


Baltimore’s Black Cherry Puppet Theater plays host to a Puppet Slamwich tomorrow (9/21) at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. These shows feature a stellar lineup of puppetry artists creating brilliant shorts and fantastic performances through their animated characters. Get more information and tickets at this link.


On Sunday (9/22), eggs Benedict and burlesque are a match made in heaven at Yolks on You: A Comedic Burlesque and Variety Brunch at the Bier Baron Tavern at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon). Acts will include the musical/clown stylings of Dr. Dour and Peach, pole acrobatics by Ricky Phoenix, and much more. Get more information and tickets at this link.


On Tuesday (9/24), the London Broil Show will host its fourth annual Camp Juggle Monster Lake, a fun and casual gathering of jugglers to share tricks, tell jokes and eat snacks in Millersville, Md., from 7-9:30 p.m. This event is free, but donations are accepted. Visit this link for more information.


Don’t miss your chance for an intensive training of neutral mask, a key to developing strong connections to yourself and your audience in a variety of performing disciplines, during Dody DiSanto’s 12-week course starting next Tuesday (9/24) and running once weekly from 7-10 p.m. through December 10th. Visit this link for a more detailed description and registration information.


Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA, which follows the story of young Waz trying to find an audience receptive to his talents, continues its run at Tysons II tonight (9/20) through September 29th. Acts in the show include BMX biking, partner unicycle acro, trampoline wall and diabolo. You can get tickets at this link.


Juggling meet-ups in the coming week include:

  • The Fairfax Juggling club will meet on Thursday (9/26) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria.
  • The University of Maryland juggling club will meet on Wednesday (9/25) and Friday (9/27) from 4-6 p.m. on McKeldin mall when it’s nice out and in the downstairs atrium of the Art/Sociology Building when it’s cold/raining.
  • You can register for open juggling at TSNY-DC on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. at 520 Tingey St. SE. Sign up at this link.