DC Weirdo Show: Unforgivable Blackness

January 18th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

The DC Weirdo Show returns in 2019 with Unforgivable Blackness 2: The Clapback from Wakanda, featuring burlesque, box juggling, yo-yo tricks, grinder acts, sideshow and more. Celebrate an early start to Black history month at a variety spectacular that defies categorization.

Tickets are $16 in advance, and can be purchased at this link. Tickets at the door are $20, cash only.

The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Physical Comedy Workshop Series

January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

(No class on February 18th)

In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.

Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.

Register at this link. Cost: $335

The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Big Apple Circus

February 14th – March 24th @ National Harbor

Behold the latest edition of the Big Apple Circus, featuring ringmaster Stephanie Monseu (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), the high-flying Tunizianis and many more awe-inspiring acts including trampoline wall, horizontal juggling and freestanding ladder.

Get tickets to their afternoon or evening performances at this link.

Note: Autism friendly performances are available on 2/22 and 2/23 at 11 a.m. ‘Circus of the Senses’ — for audience members with vision or hearing impairments — will take place on 3/14 at 11 a.m.

National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Visions of Love

January 11th – February 9th @ Various Showtimes

Pointless Theatre Co. presents ‘Visions of Love,’ a stage adaptation of the classic Charlie Chaplin film City Lights, which tells the tale of a young man hopelessly trying to help a blind woman after falling in love with her. This production features Kerry McGee as the tramp and Sharalys Silva as the blind woman, and the puppetry of Alex Vernon.

Get tickets to any of the following showtimes at this link.

Thursdays/Fridays @ 8 p.m.
Saturdays @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays @ 7 p.m.

Bonus: If you would like to see the film that this show is based on, visit the Old Greenbelt Theatre on Monday, February 4th at 1 p.m. for a FREE screening! Event link.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Contemporary Viewpoints Festival feat. Cirque de Nuit

January 12th @ 8 p.m. and January 13th @ 4 p.m.

The Contemporary Viewpoints Festival features a mixed-bill performance of four different dance companies, including PrioreDance’s ‘Cirque de Nuit.’ Imagined in a time when circuses roamed the world, this movement work is a tale of social outcasts who galvanize to create magic inside and outside the circus tent.

Get tickets at this link.

Dance Place
3225 8th St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

‘The Young Juggler’ Film Screening

January 23rd @ 6 p.m.

Enjoy a rare look into a piece of Tony Curtis’s filmography aired just once on television. ‘The Young Juggler’ is a casanova’s take on the classic ‘juggler of our lady’ story, highlighting Curtis’s charisma and talents. This 51-minute television segment appeared on March 29th, 1960. See how this film has aged — likely through some unintentionally hilarious moments — at this free screening in conjunction with the Juggling in the Middle Ages exhibit, on display through February 28th.

Register for FREE tickets to this event at this link.

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House (The Oak Room)
1700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

 

 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 20th and 21st @ 7:30 p.m.

December 22nd and 23rd @ 2 p.m.

Enjoy a world full of talented circus artists in the form of penguins on rola bolas, reindeer skipping rope, toy soldiers on slack wire and more in Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour holiday-themed show brings ornaments to life, with live singing and hundreds of props and costumes to delight the whole family.

Get tickets at this link.

Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

November 16th – January 1st @ 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (plus 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays)

Enjoy a heartwarming holiday spectacle featuring a talented cast from Cirque Dreams in Unwrapped, a 25-minute show featuring acrobatics and aerial displays. Purchase guaranteed seats at this link, or line up early the day of for limited complimentary tickets.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center — Atrium
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

German Wheel Workshops with Chris Delgado

December 15th @ 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

In the Dark Circus Arts presents three workshops by internationally acclaimed German wheel performer and educator Chris Delgado, who studied at the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre and trained with world champion Wolfgang Bientzle for four years.

Schedule:
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Beginner German Wheel
3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Intermediate German Wheel
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supreme Spiral Success on the German Wheel

For full workshop descriptions, visit the Facebook event page. Click here to purchase tickets to these workshops.

Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Krampusnacht/Bah Humbug Krampus Ball

December 1st @ 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

RESCHEDULED December 21st @ 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

At the corner of naughty and nice, discover Krampusnacht DC, an annual event celebrating the European Krampuslauf tradition. In short, Krampus is the evil counterpart of Saint Nick who punishes misbehaving children, like ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ come to life!

Check your holiday cheer at the door (and find an outlet for your wintry angst) at the Bah Humbug Krampus Ball, featuring performances of contortion, juggling, music, burlesque and more on the Black Cat mainstage. Ticket are available at this link, and sales benefit Santa’s Cause DC, an area nonprofit that provides gifts for youth in the foster system. This in an all-ages event and includes time to visit with Santa and Krampus from 7-8 p.m. prior to the show. Parents are advised to use discretion, as some acts feature adult content.

Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.

7-8 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception, kids photos with with Santa and Krampus.

8-11 p.m. After-party with live entertainment.

Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009