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
March 15th – 30th @ The Mayflower Hotel
Join magicians Mark Phillips and Brian Curry for two unbelievable shows in the heart of DC. The Magic Duel presents hilarious and astounding illusions in a grand display of magical tit-for-tat, culminating in an audience vote to determine which trickster earns the title. In A Gentleman and a Liar, be prepared for an evening of magic, mystique and misdirection during this intimate 30-seat show.
Get tickets to both shows here.
Note: Both performances are recommended for, and oriented to, adults. Ages 15+ are allowed, but parents should use discretion.
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
February 14th-17th @ Baltimore Theatre Project
Puppeteers extraordinaire Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmstead Thomas reprise their whimsical and comedic production of Homebodies, the story of a sweetly off-kilter partnership centered around a trunk-sized wooden box full of enchanting twists and turns. A combination of engineering, improv, puppetry and culinary arts that will delight all ages.
Get tickets at this link.
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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
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
January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
(No class on February 18th)
In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.
Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.
Register at this link. Cost: $335
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
January 11th – February 9th @ Various Showtimes
Pointless Theatre Co. presents ‘Visions of Love,’ a stage adaptation of the classic Charlie Chaplin film City Lights, which tells the tale of a young man hopelessly trying to help a blind woman after falling in love with her. This production features Kerry McGee as the tramp and Sharalys Silva as the blind woman, and the puppetry of Alex Vernon.
Get tickets to any of the following showtimes at this link.
Thursdays/Fridays @ 8 p.m.
Saturdays @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays @ 7 p.m.
Bonus: If you would like to see the film that this show is based on, visit the Old Greenbelt Theatre on Monday, February 4th at 1 p.m. for a FREE screening! Event link.
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
January 23rd @ 6 p.m.
Enjoy a rare look into a piece of Tony Curtis’s filmography aired just once on television. ‘The Young Juggler’ is a casanova’s take on the classic ‘juggler of our lady’ story, highlighting Curtis’s charisma and talents. This 51-minute television segment appeared on March 29th, 1960. See how this film has aged — likely through some unintentionally hilarious moments — at this free screening in conjunction with the Juggling in the Middle Ages exhibit, on display through February 28th.
Register for FREE tickets to this event at this link.
Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House (The Oak Room)
1700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
December 14th-16th @ Richmond Waldorf School
Spend a weekend in RVA for their second annual juggling convention, featuring open juggling, workshops and a Saturday night show. This year’s featured act is Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth, the ‘hilarious juggling juggernauts’ from Asheville, North Carolina. See the Facebook event page for more details.
Looking for cheap and beautiful housing? Check out Richmond’s recently opened (and super hip) HI Hostel at this link.
Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227
November 30th @ 8 p.m.
December 1st @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy Kevin Lee’s one-of-a-kind blend of comedy, magic and juggling. Kevin’s comedic journey began in Washington, D.C., so you won’t want to miss the homecoming of his hilarious and awe-inspiring act. He has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam and Jamie Foxx’s Uptown Comedy Club, and throughout his career has shared stages with Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker and Sinbad.
Visit this link for tickets. To learn more about Kevin Lee, visit his website.
The Comedy Loft @ The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037