This Week — 16 July 2021

The fun continues this week with plenty of IJA Festival events and tomorrow’s Irresistible Revolution gathering in Northeast D.C. Got something cooking for the near future? Whether it’s a class, event or unclassifiable glitch in the matrix, let us know by submitting the info here.


July 12-18

The Virtual IJA Festival resumes today, tomorrow and Sunday. Almost all events are free of charge, but you can donate to the festival at this link. Better yet, buy entries to the raffle to win glow balls, juggling clubs, books and other fabulous prizes.

Here’s what’s left on the schedule:

And here are some past events you can still watch online:

See the full schedule at this link.



Through July 18

  • Les Canons du Cirque: Duels dans la Ville is an extreme spectacle based around five ‘confrontations’ among circus artists filmed in Montréal. To watch these cinematic films and vote for the ‘winner’ of each battle, visit the Montréal Complétement Cirque Facebook page.


July 17

  • Irresistible Revolution: The Seeds We Sow is a full day event at the Olde City Garden in Northeast DC, offering space for BIQOC and LGBTQIA+ movement and flow artists to breathe, reflect and grow together with panels, performances, open mics, yoga, live art installations, and a Sunset & Chill fire jam. Find out more about this event and RSVP here. Remember that this event is designed to allow marginalized groups to speak their truth, process pain, and heal. Those seeking allyship and solidarity in this movement are most welcome.

July 22

  • The Fairfax Jugglers will are meeting on Thursdays from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Key Intermediate School Cafeteria (6402 Franconia Rd., Springfield, VA). All are welcome to join this fun and casual juggling meet-up, happening every Thursday that Fairfax County Schools are hosting evening activities. They will likely start the evening outdoors in nice weather, then migrate indoors to the school gym. Check out this map for specific location information.

July 30


July 10 – August 8


July 23-25

July 30-August 7

  • Enjoy the Virtual Aerial Dance Festival, with workshops in aerial theory, dance, juggling, flexibility, creativity, pilates, improvisation, burlesque and more. There will also be panel discussions on a variety of topics including aging in aerial arts, implicit bias of BIPOCs in entertainment, intersectionality in aerial dance and circus, and aerial and motherhood. Register at this link.


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Photo by Matthew Ragan © 2012.