June 17th @ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How can circus performance redefine a space and explore the borders drawn between one neighborhood and another, between artist and viewer, between humans and buildings? See a collection of local artists grappling with the notion of borders and barriers at Performing the Border’s Opening Reception, presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. The reception is free and open to the public, and will feature live aerial, juggling and handstand performances by Street Light Circus throughout the exhibit.
Find out more at this link.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
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
April 27-30, all day
C4: An explosive weekend of Circus Circus Circus Circus!
Come join us for a 4-day explosion of CIRCUS FUN April 27-30, 2017. Monarca in Flight is hosting circus artists from all over for workshops in Aerials, German wheel, Acro partnering, Rigging, and more! Instructors include Laura Witwer, Chris Delgado, Liz Bliss, Jessica John, Rebecca Freund, Anthony Oliva, and Todd Spiering.
http://www.monarcainflight.com/c4-circus-workshop-weekend/ for details
Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, VA, 22041
May 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.
From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a “Steampunk” – inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes, and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to life and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.
Creative Director Chris Lashua spent most of his career on a BMX bike and inside a German Wheel. This new production showcases his innate passion and fascination for all things bicycles and cycling. The synergy between man and machine, the hallmark of Cirque Mechanics, is magnificently exposed in Pedal Punk. It is that synergy that The New York Times called “exceptional, evocative, eye-catching and grossly entertaining…in a word, excellent.”
The Pullo Center
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
August 14th-25th @ 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekdays
No need to run away and join the circus when you can be part of Camp Carnival, a two-week puppetry and circus arts camp for ages 9-15. This camp is a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of circus and puppetry together under the guidance of professionals who have decades of experience. Try your hand at aerial arts, clowning, juggling, stilt walking and hooping! Unleash your imagination with puppets, and learn how to make them! This camp provides a taste of both worlds with the option to focus on one area or both. Life is a Carnival at this unique, first-of-its-kind camp in Richmond.
Registration Fee: $450, Link to sign up
This camp is a partnership between Puppets Off Broad Street, Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus!, and Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (formerly CenterStage). If you have any questions, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!
Genworth Brightlights Education Center
600 E.Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
May 5th @ 11 a.m. and May 6th @ 1 p.m.
Delve into Chinese history and culture through the incredible performances of this youth acrobatics troupe, showcasing feats of balance with porcelain jars, tables and of course their fellow acrobats! Catch them at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, Md., with tickets available at this link. Note: Tickets to the Friday performance are $15, while the Saturday price is $25 general admission/$15 students.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
April 21st to April 23rd @ Performance times vary
Cirque Italia’s Water Circus comes to Fredericksburg, Va., for six performances over the weekend. A stellar cast of handbalancers, acrobats, aerialists, wire walkers, contortionists and jugglers will wow you amidst a dazzling display of water fountains and extraordinary lighting effects.
Tickets are available at this link. If you live in Fredericksburg, be on the lookout for Cirque Italia promotional flyers that offer a code for a free child’s ticket (age 2-12).
2400 Airport Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401