Here & Now

Tonight (3/23), see former Ringling Bros. clown and physical comedian extraordinaire Rich Potter answer all of life’s lingering questions as he performs God: The One Man Show at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring at 7 p.m. Get tickets at this link.

Tonight (3/23) and tomorrow (3/24) are the final days to see ringmaster Stephanie Monseu, the high-flying Tunizianis, trampoline wall and more at the Big Apple Circus at National Harbor, with tickets available at this link.

For magic buffs and tricksters, check out the upcoming shows by local magicians Mark Phillips and Brian Curry at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW) tonight (3/23) through March 30th. Watch as this talented duo seamlessly weaves comedy into their amazing illusions in The Magic Duel — a grand display of magical tit-for-tat — and A Gentleman and a Liar — an intimate evening of magic, mystique and misdirection. Get more information and tickets at this link.

Garden Bros. Circus is in town at the D.C. Entertainment & Sports Arena in Southeast next today (3/23) and tomorrow (3/24), with tickets available at this link.

Next Saturday (3/30), join the fun and engaging crew of Undefined Fútbol for their Undefined Fútbol Fest from 1-5 p.m. at the Georgetown Waterfront. Learn freestyle football tricks, see beginner, intermediate and advanced freestyle battles, and enjoy free pizza — what’s not to love? Get more information at their Facebook event page.

The University of Maryland’s long-standing gymnastics troupe Gymkana will put on an amazing show next Friday (3/29) and Saturday (3/30) during the Gymkana Home Show at 7 p.m. at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. There will be juggling, hand balancing, trampoline and (oh right) fire hoop diving at this electrifying event. Get tickets at this link.


Register now for Monarca in Flight’s upcoming C4 Weekend, a four-day workshop series that runs April 25th-28th and includes classes in aerial arts, rigging, German wheel, act creation, acrobatics and conditioning. This delightful array of workshops is taught by local experts in their respective disciplines. Visit their classes page, click on the class reservation link and choose ‘workshops’ from the top menu to see their specific offerings.

Juggling meet-ups in the coming week include:

  • Juggling class at TSNY-DC will meet on Sunday (3/24) at 1:30 p.m., and you can also sign up for their open juggling sessions on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. at their website.
  • The University of Maryland juggling club meets on Tuesday (3/26) from 5-7 p.m. and Friday (3/29) from 4-6 p.m. on McKeldin mall when it’s nice out and in the Art/Sociology building’s downstairs atrium when it’s not. Look out for their annual convention, the Congress of Jugglers, May 3rd-5th.
  • The Fairfax Jugglers will meet on Thursday (3/28), from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School Cafeteria.

March/April Calendar
3/23 God: The One Man Show @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
3/23-24 Big Apple Circus @ National Harbor
3/23-24 Garden Bros. Circus @ D.C. Entertainment and Sports Arena
3/29-30 Gymkana Homeshow @ Xfinity Center
3/30 Undefined Futbol Fest @ Georgetown Waterfront
4/4 DC Gurly Show: April Foolishness @ The Bier Baron Tavern
4/13 Magi-Whirl 2019 Gala Show @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4/17 Clown Cabaret @ Joe’s Movement Emporium
4/19 Juggle Jam @ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
4/19-20 DC Weirdo Show: Queer Sideshow @ The Dew Drop Inn
4/25-28 C4 Weekend @ Monarca in Flight