This Week — 17 Sep 2021

This weekend brings you opportunities to throw things on campusactivate acrobats virtually for charity and nerd out on all things aerial. Go out (or stay in) and seize the circus!


September 19

  • The American Circus Alliance is hosting an online workshop titled Employment Safety for First of Mays. This discussion is geared toward those who are new to the industry, but provides great advice for any working professional about signing good contracts, spotting inappropriate behavior by an employer, pre-empting bad experiences and finding external help in difficult situations. This session will be led by Elsie Smith (NECCA) and Polly Solomon (Young Adult Circus Arts Mentorship Program). Free registration is available at this link.


September 17

September 22

  • The Baltimore Jugglers will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Locus Point Recreation Center. Assuming good weather, the gathering will begin outside and then head indoors when it gets dark. Join the Baltimore Jugglers page on Facebook for the most up-to-date information about future meetings.


September 17


September 18 – October 24

September 25

  • DC Art All Night is scheduled from 7 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy live art activations in various neighborhoods of D.C. including Tenleytown, Dupont Circle, Shaw and more! The schedule is pending, but you can find me juggling in Tenleytown from 8-10 p.m. 😉 See the schedule here, or keep an eye on the website for updates.

October 6

  • Pie Shop DC will once again host Pies ‘n Pasties, a delicious and dynamite line-up of local burlesque artists with a mission to amaze you and awaken your senses. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at 1339 H St NE. Get tickets at this link. Masks and proof of vaccination are currently required to attend this event.


September 19

  • Urban Evolution is hosting a Community Jam for Charity from 4-8 p.m. EDT to support The Education Trust, which works to close opportunity gaps for low-income students and students of color. This event will be live-streamed, and viewers can redeem certain rewards (backflips, silks climbs, costumed foam pit jumps, etc.) by making donations. There is no admission fee, so apart from donations the event is free to view. Visit this link for more information.


September 24-26

  • Snag a spot in the ShellyFLEX Athletics contortion, flexibility and handstand retreat at the DoubleTree Hilton in McLean, Virginia. Whether you want to increase your range of motion, improve your handstands or reach your contortion goals, Shelly has the winning combination of expert coaching and fun relaxation time to get you there. Visit this link to register. You may have to add yourself to the waitlist, but spots are still open!



September 17/18 & 24/25

October 9-10

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