L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus

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.

Tickets:
$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

Congress of Jugglers @ UMD

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 umdjugglingclub@gmail.com.

All events will take place at:

Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre: ‘Dream Logic’

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

Gymkana Homeshow 2019

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.

Xfinity Center
8500 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Cirque Goes Hollywood with BSO

April 4th @ 8 p.m. (Strathmore)

April 5th/6th @ 8 p.m. and April 7th @ 3 p.m. (Meyerhoff)

Behold great feats of acrobatics, aerials, juggling and more by Troupe Vertigo, set to live Hollywood hits played by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Get tickets at this link.

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

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits

March 6th-9th @ 8 p.m.

In Limits, Cirkus Cirkör examines how artificial barriers — walls, fences and barricades — constrain our natural human impulses to travel and to explore. Take home your own unbounded message from what reviewers call ‘contemporary circus activism.’ This is the only opportunity to see the renowned Swedish circus company in the United States in 2019.

Get tickets at this link.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

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