Tainted Cabaret

March 15th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

Coming to you live — and in crooked fashion — from Canada and New York City, the three members of Tainted Cabaret present an adorable and abominable evening of entertainment, including local burlesque superstar GiGi Holliday.

RSVP to the Facebook event page, or get tickets at this link.

The Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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

Yolks on You: A Comedic Burlesque and Variety Brunch Party

February 17th @ 12 p.m. doors, 1 p.m. show

Get your pancakes with a side of scintillating sideshow and marvelous miscellany at Yolks on You! This monthly burlesque and variety show is brought to you by former Ringling Bros. clown Jim Dandy and burlesque performer extraordinaire Delilah Dentata. Enjoy the Bier Baron’s special brunch menu alongside their amazing selection of beers. This month’s array of acts includes rollerskating by Bebe Bardot, burlesque by Ruby Spruce, goofball antics by Sebastian Katz, novel moments with Charlie Artful and drag performance by Pearl Harbor.

Tickets: $12 (brunch not included) Available at this link.

The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

DC Weirdo Show: Unforgivable Blackness

January 18th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

The DC Weirdo Show returns in 2019 with Unforgivable Blackness 2: The Clapback from Wakanda, featuring burlesque, box juggling, yo-yo tricks, grinder acts, sideshow and more. Celebrate an early start to Black history month at a variety spectacular that defies categorization.

Tickets are $16 in advance, and can be purchased at this link. Tickets at the door are $20, cash only.

The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret

November 16th at 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show

Enjoy the best of Baltimore burlesque in the heart of DC at ‘Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret’ on the Black Cat main stage. The show features the glamour, glitz and unforgettable talents of GiGi Holliday, Mab Just Mab, Maria Bella, Ruby Spruce, Callie Pigeon and Caza Blanca.

Grab tickets at this link.

Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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

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

DC Weirdo Show presents: SpectroCircus!

August 17th @ 8 p.m.

It’s a gorgeous visual treat full of laughs and lights from your friends at the DC Weirdo Show! Everyone gets glow-in-the-dark bracelets to make it a SpectroCircus night you’ll never forget. Featuring cigar box juggling by Saymo Saymo, bellydancing by Rin Ajna, black light yo-yo by Oh Yes Yo, fire play by Coryn Rose and Pyrate, and many more acts to illuminate your evening.

Buy tickets in advance at this link, or for $20 at the door.

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

Weekend of Wonders Festival

June 13th-17th @ Baltimore Theatre Project

Celebrate the golden age of circus, marvel at outlandish sideshow, behold breathtaking magic, indulge in exquisite cabaret and giggle at stupendous family comedy during Baltimore’s Weekend of Wonders.

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 13 @ 8 p.m. NOVILUNIUM: A Dreambaby Cabaret
Thursday, June 14 @ 8 p.m. David London’s MAGIC OUTSIDE THE BOX
Friday, June 15 @ 8 p.m. Harley Newman’s RISKY BEHAVIOR
Saturday, June 16 @ 8 p.m. Rosman Family COMEDY REUNION
Sunday, June 17 @ 5 p.m. Happenstance Theater PINOT & AUGUSTINE

Buy individual tickets (or a festival pass) at this link. Facebook Event Page.

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

TBD Immersive: Cabaret Rising

February 9th – March 4th @ Dupont Underground

Immersive theater company TBD Immersive returns with Cabaret Rising, featuring staged and ambient burlesque and circus acts set within a dystopian political future, continues this weekend and runs through March 4th. Walk the rails of Dupont Underground and discover a world of peculiar and captivating prime ministers, ghosts, jugglers and secret assassins in this two-hour production. See the full schedule and buy tickets at this link.

Dupont Underground (entrance on south side of Starbucks at 19th and Connecticut)
1500 19th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009