You’ve got a surprising number of ways to enjoy live performances in the next 7 days, from thoughtful clowns to flaky follies. Remember to check with the venue for vaccine or Covid-19 testing requirements before heading to the show!
- The Library Tavern will host The Adult Section — a burlesque and variety dinner show — at 8 p.m. There should be door tickets left, but should call the venue at (202) 506-3867 to confirm. Tickets include dinner and the show. Visit this link for more information about the venue.
- The Baltimore Theatre Project presents CLOWNTIME, a show by John Feffer featuring 12 digital collaborators. Catch it at 8 p.m. tonight (10/2) or 3 p.m. tomorrow (10/3). Get tickets at this link. All attendees must present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of the performance.
- Watch recent graduates of the Essential Tease burlesque performance program strut their stuff during the student showcase. Watch online or in person at 7 p.m. The show will be hosted by dynamo guest MC Lillian Bustle from Jersey City. Get tickets at this link.
October 2 – 24
- The Maryland Renaissance Festival returns on Saturdays and Sundays, with the line-up of performers as stellar as always at this completely outdoor event in Crownsville/Annapolis. Masks are recommended, and some independently owned vendors may require them at their stalls. Get tickets and check out this weekend’s schedule at this link.
- 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.
- Circus artists who identify as persons of color living in the U.S. can now apply for CSAW‘s November $1,000 microgrant. You can also consider applying for the upcoming tuition grant ($5,000), which can be used for any circus education related expenses. Find more information at this link. The deadline to apply for the microgrant is October 15, but a new grant will be available every month for the next year.
- EdCon 2021, produced by American Circus Educators, will provide a full weekend of online learning and connection for circus educators. The line-up includes virtual presentations, workshops, discussions and social events. Visit this link to secure early bird registration by September 18. Attendees must be members of ACE or AYCO — membership is available at a sliding scale at the above link.
- 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.
October 6 & 8
- The UMD Juggling Club will meet outdoors on McKeldin Mall from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. All are welcome to attend. Join the club’s Facebook group for updates throughout the semester.
- The Fairfax Jugglers will meet on Thursdays from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria. Visitors must wear masks and sign a liability waiver. If you would like to help with the club’s newly required insurance expenses, email email@example.com.