June 29th – July 2nd @ Gallery O on H and Black Cat DC The Capital City Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival will celebrate the enduring allure and rich history of our country’s first “pop culture”… More
June 16th @ 9 p.m.
Whether or not you’ve seen all of the cult classics of American film, you’re guaranteed a riotously good time at DC Weirdo Show’s Drive-In Movie, where the star-studded lineup of variety performers will pay homage to a range of movies from the Wizard of Oz to Star Wars to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. They’ll eat fire, they’ll play ukulele and they’ll embrace weirdness for your entertainment.
Tickets — Click ‘ticket information’ on the Facebook event page
The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
June 26th @ 6 p.m.
In preparation for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s year of the circus (6/29-7/9) on the national mall, Sweet Spot Aerial Productions and Street Light Circus team up to offer you an incredible lineup of aerialists, jugglers and acrobats shedding light on the local talent of Washington, D.C.
Free show, tickets not required. You can see the full schedule of Millennium stage events at the Kennedy Center website.
2700 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
June 12th @ 8 p.m.
Discover a world of funny, eccentric and downright incomprehensible shenanigans at the Logan Fringe Arts Space. Clown Cabaret is a place for clown, variety, circus and unclassifiable acts to workshop their material to the delight and comedic enrichment of the crowd. Expect a mesmerizing hodgepodge of music, magic, physical feats and potential pies in the face.
Confirmed acts include Drew the Dramatic Fool, Wendy Burch, Matthew Pauli and emcee Karen Beriss.
Tickets: $15 ($12 with a Fringe button) Visit the FB Event Page and select ‘Find Tickets’
Logan Fringe Arts Space
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
June 5th and 6th @ Olney, Md. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
June 7th @ Westminster, Md. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Behold the Kelly Miller Circus tent and its inspiring array of performers, including fire breathers, foot jugglers and aerialists!
Tickets: $12 adult (12 and up), $6 children from the Kelly Miller Circus website. Discount tickets are available for both shows, check the Olney and Westminster Facebook event pages for more information. Box office tickets at $16 adult, $8 children.
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832
Carroll County Agriculture Center Grounds
706 Agricultural Center Dr
Westminster, MD 21157
June 2nd @ 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Do you like fire jams, LED see-saws and a proper get-down on a Friday night? Silent Chill is overqualified to meet your needs. Enjoy a silent disco, costume contest and fiery circus entertainment all night long. From 10 to 10:30 p.m., event host Peculiarity Productions will perform fire manipulation, and also preview their Fringe show 8 Bit Circus S*it, which will bring video games from the console to the stage through fire arts — and if you need a more tantalizing description, this is ‘a show where pyro fighters battle for supremacy and the audience feels the terror of being trapped in the nightmare world of Silent Hill.’ AKA awesome.
Tickets available at the door: $10
You can also support their show at this link.
520 Butternut St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20012
June 4th @ 4 p.m.
In the future, everyone will be famous.
In the aerial dance production POP!, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi. Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children and seniors at joesmovement.org. Children 2 and under free in an adult’s lap.
Concession sales at this event will benefit arts programs at Mount Rainier Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket sales help UpSpring to purchase new equipment and supplies to keep our students safe.
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
June 9th @ 6-7:30 p.m.
Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, 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!
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.
$5 suggested donation – proceeds go toward 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 23 years, he is still surprised and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to 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 two years. He has performed in circus productions at the Atlas Theatre, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration. Since 2015, he and his friends have been working on their urban photography project Street Light Circus to bring contemporary circus to the District through exhibits, workshops and online collaborations.