Here & Now

Tomorrow (10/19), catch traditional Chinese circus acts and other dazzling displays of acrobatics and astounding visuals at Cirque Mei, performing shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the GMU Center for the Arts. Get there 45 minutes before showtime for a pre-performance discussion with the cast. The troupe will also appear at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Wednesday (10/23) at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at this link.

Visit the Maryland Renaissance Festival for their closing weekend tomorrow (10/19) and Sunday (10/20). Take a trip back to Henry VIII’s reign in the 1530s and see variety acts by some the best local performers. Get more information and tickets at this link.

The hilarious and haunting physical comedy of Cabaret Macabre by Happenstance Theater will appear Wednesday (10/23) through November 3rd at the Baltimore Theatre Project. This show draws inspiration from Gashlycrumb Tinies creator Edward Gorey, and features a dastardly variety of vignettes on topics like mischievous rope skipping and ill-fated croquet. Get tickets at this link.

Juggling meet-ups in the coming week include:

  • Juggling class at TSNY-DC will be happening on Sunday (10/20) at 1:30 p.m. You can also take advantage of their open juggling sessions on Friday at 6 p.m. Register at this link.
  • The Fairfax Juggling club will meet on Thursday (10/24) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria.
  • The University of Maryland juggling club will meet on Wednesday (10/23) and Friday (10/25) 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.

As usual, if you have any circus events coming up (or if you know a circusy friend who’s got something incredible in store for us), send us an email at, or message us on Facebook!