April 27th @ 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Embrace a Saturday full of quality entertainment at the Spring Variety Art Show, including flow arts, live music, DJs, comedy and food vendors. If you can’t see the show in person, be sure to log on to the Live Stream on Empathy Media Lab’s Facebook page. The suggested donation for admission is $10. Performances start at 6 p.m.
Food by Max’s Meats (Brazilian Churrasco)
Jeremy ‘SaymoSaymo’ Manson — Juggling cigar boxes
Melly Huang — Expressions through fire
Malaka Hasz — Fire hoops
KutMaster Breezy — Shaolin fire staff
B-Swiz / D-Watz — Poi
Empathy Media Lab
5512 Taylor Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
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 email@example.com.
All events will take place at:
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
January 12th @ 8 p.m. and January 13th @ 4 p.m.
The Contemporary Viewpoints Festival features a mixed-bill performance of four different dance companies, including PrioreDance’s ‘Cirque de Nuit.’ Imagined in a time when circuses roamed the world, this movement work is a tale of social outcasts who galvanize to create magic inside and outside the circus tent.
Get tickets at this link.
3225 8th St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
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 9th @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Check out the hottest (literally and figuratively) regular fire jam in DC, this time in the heart of the nation’s capital! Performing on the opening night of ‘Catharsis — A Vigil for Healing,’ Sunset & Chill offers local fire spinners the opportunity to jam to local DJs while getting their flame on.
The jam will take place at ‘Love Wins’ stage on the north side of the Washington Monument. If you use the entrance just north of the monument walkway, turn left to find the stage.
Fire spinners MUST sign up in advance for this event, and pay particular attention to the rules and regulations of spinning fire on the mall to ensure that this can happen again in the future. To register for the limited number of fire spinning spots, fill out this form. Fire breathing or spinning with long props like jump ropes or whips is strictly prohibited. And unlike Sunset & Chill at the Olde City Farm & Garden, alcohol is not permitted at any Catharsis events.
For more information about Sunset & Chill, visit the Facebook event page. For more information about Catharsis on the Mall (November 9th-11th), visit the event website.
Northern side of the Washington Monument
Between 15th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
Sticksout Baltimore is the place to share and learn all about single staff, nunchaku, double staff, triads or buugeng. This two-day event provides access to a 24-hour practice space and a ticket to the Saturday night showcase.
Register at this link ASAP (registration is limited to 30 participants). Visit the Facebook event page for more information, and contact Noel Yee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
1786b Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211