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- Celebrate the life of Monarca in Flight owner, aerialist, artist and educator Acoatzin Torres at the Parish Hall of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Annandale from 5-7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear bright, colorful clothing, and to share their remembrances, as they also catch glimpses of the energy, joy and beauty Acoatzin brought to this world through photographs, videos, mementos and stories.
LIVE BURLESQUE SHOWS
***Stay safe, and know before you go! Be sure to check out each venue’s Covid safety regulations prior to attending in-person events.
- Pies ‘n Pasties brings you a delectable array of talented burlesque artists in three dimensions, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and performances starting at 8:30 p.m. at Pie Shop DC. Get tickets at this link.
- The Adult Section at Library Tavern DC is excited to share their next installment of dinner theater, with sensational performances by Tempete LaCoeur, Jim Dandy, Eva Mystique and Delilah Dentata. A dinner of Persian dishes (included in your ticket price) will be served from 6:30-8 p.m., followed immediately thereafter by the show. Get tickets at this link.
- The Naughty Not Nice Holiday Burlesque Show will enchant you with eight extraordinary performers bringing glitz, glamour and sass to your holiday season. Presented by Billie Bleu Productions. Doors open at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. show. at The Crown in Baltimore. Snag tickets at this link.
- Omnium: A Bold New Circus is hosting ‘Behind the Curtain with Omnium Circus: A Giving Tuesday Fun-raiser,’ featuring a sneak peek into their show I’m Possible. Behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and circus instruction will start at 7 p.m. Support them with a donation here, and watch the show on YouTube at this link.
- If you missed the Gold Over America Tour during its trek across the U.S., fear not! The show will be livestreamed at 4 p.m. EST. This show goes far beyond an exhibition of elite gymnastics, delving into themes of empowerment, social media, mental health and positive body image in a series of electrifying routines. Buy a general admission ticket for 24 hours of video playback, or purchase a VIP ticket for access to a chatroom with Simone Biles and others. Get tickets at this link.
- The Atlas Intersections Festival will return to H Street from February 24 to March 6, 2022, presenting an array of performances that explore the ideas and issues of our time. Categories include movement, sound, story and family performances. Apply by December 10 at 5 p.m. As a former producer of an Intersections show, I highly recommend this festival to anyone seeking an opportunity to mount their work in a circus-friendly environment that covers many of your major costs. View the application at this link.
- Circadium is now accepting applications for Fall 2022 students. Visit this link to fill out the application for this three-year program, designed to bolster your movement and performance skills and prepare you for a professional career in circus arts The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.
- Circus artists who identify as persons of color living in the U.S. can now apply for CSAW‘s January $1,000 microgrant (deadline is Dec. 15). 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.
- Jugglers and flow artists have been meeting semi-regularly at Malcolm X Park in DC on Sunday afternoons (around 4 p.m.). Send unofficial organizer Dzhoy a message on Instagram if you’re thinking about heading over.
- The Baltimore Jugglers will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Locust Point Recreation Center. Join the Baltimore Jugglers page on Facebook for the latest updates.
- The UMD Juggling Club will meet outdoors on McKeldin Mall or indoors in the Art/Sociology building 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.