DMV Circus Events

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

DC Weirdo Show: Sideshow Tarot

October 19th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

Celebrate D.C.’s most eccentric talents in a city that’s stranger than fiction at the DC Weirdo Show: Sideshow Tarot. The line-up includes sword-swallowing, burlesque, drag, levi-wand and more. You’re guaranteed to be surprised, shocked and all-together delighted by this production, which has been a faithful steward of the abnormal arts since 2006.

Get tickets at this link. Follow the DC Weirdo Show on Facebook here.

Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Gymkana Flip-A-Thon

November 10th @ 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Gymkana is the University of Maryland’s long-running gymnastics troupe, dedicated to drug- and alcohol-free living and advocating healthy lifestyles to our youth. Support their mission at their annual Flip-A-Thon, where the current roster of student acrobats will work to complete as many flips as possible in 20 minutes. Last year they got 1,144 — will they go higher this year? Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP.

This event is free, but donations are encouraged. You can donate in multiple ways:

  • Contact a Gymkana member in advance.
  • Attend the Flip-A-Thon and pledge a certain amount per flip (i.e. five cents, one dollar etc.)
  • Donate online at this link.
  • Mail checks (made out to ‘UMCP Foundation’) to this address:

UMD Gymkana
4200 Valley Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Flip-A-Thon location:
Gymnastics Gym (Room 1120)
School of Public Health Building
College Park, MD 20742

Paradise Found: Paradise by the Jack ‘O Lantern Light

October 26th @ 10:30 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show

To quote Meatloaf, “It never felt so good, it never felt so right, and we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife.” They’ve got sideshow beauties! They’ve got dirty ditties! They’ve got pole dancing! New York Burlesque Scene Queen Honi Harlow and Alt. Dragster Lucrezia Blozia will get your Halloween weekend (and your pulse) revved up with Paradise Found: Paradise by the Jack O’ Lantern Light! Paradise Found is a new variety show at Jordin’s Paradise Wellness Center and Dance Studio in Dupont Circle.

Featuring:
Dirty ditties by Eva Brontosaurus
Lyra and Pole by Val Oliphant
Pole and Lyra by Fernando Maldonado
Sideshow by Sally Cinch
Burlesque by Short Staxx
Chanteusin’ by Honi Harlow

Tickets are $10 at the door. You can RSVP at the Facebook event page here. This show is BYOB.

Jordin’s Paradise
1215 Connecticut Ave. NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20035