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

Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret

November 16th at 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show

Enjoy the best of Baltimore burlesque in the heart of DC at ‘Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret’ on the Black Cat main stage. The show features the glamour, glitz and unforgettable talents of GiGi Holliday, Mab Just Mab, Maria Bella, Ruby Spruce, Callie Pigeon and Caza Blanca.

Grab tickets at this link.

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

Richmond Juggling Convention

December 14th-16th @ Richmond Waldorf School

Spend a weekend in RVA for their second annual juggling convention, featuring open juggling, workshops and a Saturday night show. This year’s featured act is Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth, the ‘hilarious juggling juggernauts’ from Asheville, North Carolina. See the Facebook event page for more details.

Looking for cheap and beautiful housing? Check out Richmond’s recently opened (and super hip) HI Hostel at this link.

Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Cirque du Soleil presents: Crystal

December 5th-9th @ Capitol One Arena

Dive into a world of acrobatics, aerial, juggling and extreme sports, all performed on ice in Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. Watch with delight as the show’s main character skates her way through her own imagination on a journey of self-discovery in this thrilling tale of empowerment and liberation.

Buy tickets at this link.

Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Kevin Lee — Magician, Comedian and Juggler

November 30th @ 8 p.m.

December 1st @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy Kevin Lee’s one-of-a-kind blend of comedy, magic and juggling. Kevin’s comedic journey began in Washington, D.C., so you won’t want to miss the homecoming of his hilarious and awe-inspiring act. He has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam and Jamie Foxx’s Uptown Comedy Club, and throughout his career has shared stages with Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker and Sinbad.

Visit this link for tickets. To learn more about Kevin Lee, visit his website.

The Comedy Loft @ The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

TSNY-DC Intermediate Flying Workshop Student Showcase

November 16th @ 8 p.m.

Look up to the sky and behold the amazing talents of TSNY-DC’s intermediate flying workshop students at this fun and feat-filled evening. Whether you fancy a set whip, a back end gazelle or an uprise shoot, you’ll see a variety of incredible trapeze tricks, aerial acts and juggling at this sensational student showcase.

Tickets are available at this link. Click the yellow ‘Sign Up For A Class’ button, search for the date and make sure the drop-down menu reads ‘All Classes.’

Trapeze School of New York (DC)
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Magical World of Aerial: Student Showcase

December 6th @ 7:30 p.m.

The Fall/Winter student showcase for Boss Babes Aerial Fitness is nigh, and the performers are excited to welcome you to their wonderful Wizarding World of Aerial. See the amazing aerial feats that these students have been working hard to perfect this holiday season.

VIP tables for four are available, in addition to general admission tickets. Purchase tickets at this link.

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Sunset & Chill @ Catharsis on the Mall

November 9th @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Check out the hottest (literally and figuratively) regular fire jam in DC, this time in the heart of the nation’s capital! Performing on the opening night of ‘Catharsis — A Vigil for Healing,’ Sunset & Chill offers local fire spinners the opportunity to jam to local DJs while getting their flame on.

The jam will take place at ‘Love Wins’ stage on the north side of the Washington Monument. If you use the entrance just north of the monument walkway, turn left to find the stage.

Fire spinners MUST sign up in advance for this event, and pay particular attention to the rules and regulations of spinning fire on the mall to ensure that this can happen again in the future. To register for the limited number of fire spinning spots, fill out this form. Fire breathing or spinning with long props like jump ropes or whips is strictly prohibited. And unlike Sunset & Chill at the Olde City Farm & Garden, alcohol is not permitted at any Catharsis events.

For more information about Sunset & Chill, visit the Facebook event page. For more information about Catharsis on the Mall (November 9th-11th), visit the event website.

National Mall
Northern side of the Washington Monument
Between 15th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW

Circus District: Juggle Jam

December 21st @ 6-7 p.m.

Join us for yet another Juggle Jam at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!

All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.

$5 suggested donation – proceeds go to tuition assistance.

About the artist:

Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 25 years, he is still surprised by how that ‘basic trick’ can change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.

Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past four years. He has performed in circus productions at the Kennedy Center, the Warner Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration.

RSVP at the Facebook event page, or just show up the day of.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Paranormal Cirque

November 8th-11th @ Montgomery Country Fairgrounds

Enter a world of mysterious feats and dark fantasies at Paranormal Cirque, featuring illusions, acrobatics, aerials, cyr wheel and more under the Cirque Italia big top. You’ll laugh and scream at this spirited spectacle, recommended for ages 17+.

Buy tickets at this link. Show contains adult themes and language. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Ages 6-12 may be admitted to specific shows — check the dates and times for details.

Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877