June 27th – July 7th @ Various Showtimes
Multifaceted performer David Dimitri brings his one-man show to audiences in an intimate setting, using his skills in wire walking, vaulting, human cannonball, physical comedy and music to embody his classic vision of the circus. Dimitri has performed with the Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil, and his weighty task of single-handedly creating a full circus is buoyed by a sense of awe and delight.
$30 adult ($33 day of show)
$20 for kids 12 and under ($23 day of show)
Get tickets at this link.
Note: No late arrivals will be admitted, so please arrive on time. Parents of children 2 years old or younger may reserve a free ticket for their child by calling the box office (301-581-5100). Opening night VIP tickets, including a meet-and-greet with the artist, are available for $75.
The Music Center At Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
May 17th @ 6-7 p.m.
Visit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for this casual and fun class devoted to the unparalleled joys of juggling. The workshop begins with a brief demo, moves into hands-on practice and concludes with a collaborative performance. No experience necessary, and all equipment is provided.
Feel free to RSVP at the Facebook event page. Cost is a $5 suggested donation to CHAW’s tuition assistance fund.
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 and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
April 26th – May 5th @ Various Showtimes
Alex & Olmsted (creators of the Jim Henson Foundation Grant awarded Milo the Magnificent) return to Baltimore Theatre Project with the world premiere of Marooned! a new show that takes place at the outer reaches of space. An astronaut crashes on an uncharted planet and has to face strange creatures, anomalous atmosphere, and isolation with only her Autonomous Task Assistant (ATA) to help her survive. Featuring award-winning puppetry, theater and visuals, this show is for all ages and you can get tickets at this link. GA tickets are $20, $15 for student/senior/artist/military. May 2nd is a pay-what-you-can performance.
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
April 27th @ 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Embrace a Saturday full of quality entertainment at the Spring Variety Art Show, including flow arts, live music, DJs, comedy and food vendors. If you can’t see the show in person, be sure to log on to the Live Stream on Empathy Media Lab’s Facebook page. The suggested donation for admission is $10. Performances start at 6 p.m.
Food by Max’s Meats (Brazilian Churrasco)
Jeremy ‘SaymoSaymo’ Manson — Juggling cigar boxes
Melly Huang — Expressions through fire
Malaka Hasz — Fire hoops
KutMaster Breezy — Shaolin fire staff
B-Swiz / D-Watz — Poi
Empathy Media Lab
5512 Taylor Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
May 2nd @ 8 p.m.
At this edition of the DC Gurly Show, the line-up of performers is in full bloom. Be prepared for a bevy of well-tended burlesque acts paying homage to plants in all of their beautiful forms. Succulents, weeds and bulbs, oh my! Get tickets for this flowery affair at this link.
Check out the Facebook event page, and follow the DC Gurly Show on Facebook here.
The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
May 1st @ 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bring your favorite LED props (no fire) to Silver Spring for a night of spinning, juggling and flow arts. Groove to a soundtrack curated by local flow artists and check out demonstrations by Flow & Fly yoga (www.flowandflyyoga.com).
Check out the Facebook event page here.
Silver Spring Town Center
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
April 27th @ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the return of Sunset & Chill this spring with the usual line-up of great music, awesome vendors and uninterrupted flow artistry. Show up early for a $5 yoga class, stay late for the amazing DJs and mesmerizing fire circle.
$10 GA tickets at the door (cash or card)
$5 12-under with adult
$5 fire spinners
FREE for guests wearing Sunset and Chill merchandise (available here).
If you wish to spin fire, you must attend one of the two safety meetings (7 p.m. or 8 p.m.).
6-7 p.m. Yoga with Tanory, DJ Wade Hammes + Hon Jao Violin
7-8 p.m. Raptorstein
8-10 p.m.: Markinthedark + Kaylasoul
Check out the Facebook event page for more information.
Note: This event has zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, unsolicited touching or any other oppressive behavior. Please report any of this behavior to Wade, Sam or Ethan. Please send anonymous reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will receive a response within 24 hours.
Olde City Farm and Garden
925 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
May 3rd – 5th @ Ritchie Coliseum
Enjoy three days of juggling euphoria at the University of Maryland during the Congress of Jugglers, an annual celebration of juggling, fire spinning, circus and variety arts. This event is free and open to all ages and skill levels. The festival starts on Friday (4 p.m.-Midnight), continues all day Saturday (11 a.m.-Midnight) and concludes on Sunday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Fire juggling will happen on Friday and Saturday night.
On Saturday evening (8 p.m.), enjoy a juggling show featuring a tremendous array of local talent. There will also be juggling games and workshops throughout the weekend.
Want to help organize, run a workshop, suggest a game or perform in the show? Contact the UMD Juggling Club by messaging them on their Facebook event page or email email@example.com.
All events will take place at:
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
May 2nd @ 6 p.m.
Through acrobatic feats and wordless storytelling, the Aura CuriAtlas physical theatre troupe presents Dream Logic, a collection of magical vignettes with themes like ‘Newton’s cradle’ and ‘bucket of youth.’ This Virginia-based company includes performers from Connecticut, Illinois and Cyprus, with backgrounds in dance, choreography, acrobatics, aerial arts and music.
This is a free performance (no tickets required), hosted by Millennium Stage.
Get more information at this link.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
March 29th and 30th @ 7 p.m.
Witness the incredible feats of the University of Maryland’s long-running (and long-flipping) gymnastics troupe at the Gymkana Homeshow. In this two-hour extravaganza, you’ll see trampoline, juggling, tumbling, partner balancing, and jumping through hoops of fire, among other electrifying acts.
Get tickets at this link.
8500 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742