Here & Now

DC Weirdo Show’s Book of Beasts: A Trans Monster Story is SOLD OUT tonight (8/16), but you can look forward to their next installment, Weirdos for Life, on September 20th at the Dew Drop Inn DC (8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show). Visit their website to snag tickets as soon as they’re posted.

Tomorrow (8/17), Monarca in Flight will host Shannon McKenna — aka the ‘Artist Athlete’ — to teach aerial and flexibility workshops, with sign-ups available at this link. Shannon is a multi-talented aerialist with a bevy of experience performing and teaching her art. She also interviews industry professionals for her circus podcast at You can also look forward to more great workshops in September — including expert advice in hand balancing/contortion/flexibility (9/7) and an extensive schooling in bodyweight training (9/14-15) that will boost your ground game.

Circo Hermanos Vazquez is in town at the Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, Md., tonight (8/16) through August 26th. Their show includes a duo rola bola/juggling act, mini trampoline, teeterboard, clowning and much more. Get tickets at this link.

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 (8/16) 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 Asburn Juggling Society will meet on Tuesday (8/20) from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Ashburn Library.
  • The Baltimore Jugglers will meet on Wednesday (8/21) from 6-9 p.m. at the Locust Point recreation center.
  • The Fairfax Jugglers will NOT meet this Thursday, but will resume their weekly gatherings the following Thursday (8/29) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School Cafeteria.