Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret

February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, March 1st and 2nd @ 7:30/8 p.m.

TBD Immersive, D.C.’s premier creator of choose-your-own-adventure, interactive theatrical experiences, is turning back the clock on its previous shows to bring you Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret. Featuring their usual cast of high-brow aristocrats, circus misfits and undercover renegades, this show tells the origin story of a hidden cabaret with revolutionary motifs.

If you enjoy mysterious plot lines, pop-up circus performances and bizarre twists of fate, then this show is for you.

Get tickets at this link. Note: VIP ticket holders receive early admission to the venue and a special tour at 7:30 p.m., while regular admission is at 8 p.m.

The Whittemore House

1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

Undefined Fútbol Fest

January 26th @ 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the friendly and talented Undefined Fútbol crew for a gathering of freestyle soccer battles and workshops like no other. Never tried freestyle soccer before? No problem! This event is for beginners and experienced freestylers alike. Free encouragement, free entertainment and free pizza included!

Get more information at the Facebook event page.

George Mason University Johnson Center
G34 — Studio A
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Momix: Opus Cactus

January 25th @8 p.m.

Momix is a Connecticut-born dance company that blurs the lines between dance, circus and visual architecture. Drawing on the acrobatic maneuvers of partner balancing, wheel apparatuses, pole vaulting and aerial arts, their creation Opus Cactus brings to life the stark landscape of the American Southwest.

Get tickets at this link.

During the federal government shutdown, federal employees with valid government-issued ID get up to two $5 tickets per ID shown at the box office. Subject to availability.

GMU Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive, MS2F5
Fairfax, VA 22030

Big Apple Circus

February 14th – March 24th @ National Harbor

Behold the latest edition of the Big Apple Circus, featuring ringmaster Stephanie Monseu (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), the high-flying Tunizianis and many more awe-inspiring acts including trampoline wall, horizontal juggling and freestanding ladder.

Get tickets to their afternoon or evening performances at this link.

Note: Autism friendly performances are available on 2/22 and 2/23 at 11 a.m. ‘Circus of the Senses’ — for audience members with vision or hearing impairments — will take place on 3/14 at 11 a.m.

National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 20th and 21st @ 7:30 p.m.

December 22nd and 23rd @ 2 p.m.

Enjoy a world full of talented circus artists in the form of penguins on rola bolas, reindeer skipping rope, toy soldiers on slack wire and more in Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour holiday-themed show brings ornaments to life, with live singing and hundreds of props and costumes to delight the whole family.

Get tickets at this link.

Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

November 16th – January 1st @ 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (plus 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays)

Enjoy a heartwarming holiday spectacle featuring a talented cast from Cirque Dreams in Unwrapped, a 25-minute show featuring acrobatics and aerial displays. Purchase guaranteed seats at this link, or line up early the day of for limited complimentary tickets.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center — Atrium
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

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

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

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

The New Chinese Acrobats

November 9th @ 7:30 p.m.

Prepare for an amazing display of classic Chinese acrobatics fused with modern techniques in the New Chinese Acrobats. This troupe has performed acts in the Monte Carlo Circus Festival and the World Circus Festival in Paris. In this show, they’ve collaborated with Montreal-based company Cirque Éloize to create an extraordinary experience of raw talent and beautiful staging that you won’t want to miss.

Get tickets at this link.

The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852