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
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
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 (email@example.com) with any questions.
1786b Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
April 13th and 14th @ 7 p.m.
See the gymnastics troupe that has been electrifying University of Maryland’s basketball halftime shows and local school assemblies for decades at the Xfinity Center.
Gymkana will dazzle you with their trampoline flips through rings of fire, three-story high ladders held together with acrobats, handstands on towers of chairs and numerous other extraordinary displays during this two-hour show.
Get tickets at this link.
Note: Due to security regulations, all guests will be screened and only clear bags are permitted in the venue.
2740 Xfinity Center
College Park, MD 20742
April 20th-22nd @ Ritchie Coliseum
The University of Maryland Juggling Club is proud to present the Congress of Jugglers 2018 (FB Event Page), their three-day festival celebrating object manipulation and the variety arts. Head to Ritchie Coliseum for open gym juggling, workshops, games and a public show Saturday evening in the Hoff Theater.
Entrance fee is $5 this year, which includes gym access all weekend and your show ticket. If you would like to host a workshop, perform in the show or sell your juggling wares at this festival, contact the UMD Jugglers through their Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 4/20: 5 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday 4/21: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday 4/22: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday night show: Hoff Theater @ 8 p.m.
Fire Display: Friday/Saturday
Juggling Games: Saturday/Sunday
7675 Baltimore Ave.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
April 22nd @ 4 p.m.
At this show, recommended for ages five and above, you’ll stare at the ceiling. A lot. But for all the right reasons.
Air Play dazzles with its aerial concoctions of confetti, fabric, umbrellas and more. This circus-style adventure tells the story of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty.
This show is the brainchild of the Acrobuffos, a comedic duo from New York City comprised of Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone.
Get tickets at this link.
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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
Fridays and Saturdays (7/7, 7/8, 7/14, 7/15, 7/21, 7/22) @ 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
In 8 Bit Circus S*it, Peculiarity Productions will bring video games from the console to the stage through fire arts. If you need a more tantalizing description, this is ‘a show where pyro fighters battle for supremacy and the audience feels the terror of being trapped in the nightmare world of Silent Hill.’ So yeah… this is gonna be awesome.
Tickets $17, Fringe button also required.
Old City Farm and Guild
925 Rhode Island Ave. NW
June 2nd @ 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Do you like fire jams, LED see-saws and a proper get-down on a Friday night? Silent Chill is overqualified to meet your needs. Enjoy a silent disco, costume contest and fiery circus entertainment all night long. From 10 to 10:30 p.m., event host Peculiarity Productions will perform fire manipulation, and also preview their Fringe show 8 Bit Circus S*it, which will bring video games from the console to the stage through fire arts — and if you need a more tantalizing description, this is ‘a show where pyro fighters battle for supremacy and the audience feels the terror of being trapped in the nightmare world of Silent Hill.’ AKA awesome.
Tickets available at the door: $10
You can also support their show at this link.
RSVP on Facebook here.
520 Butternut St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20012
June 4th @ 4 p.m.
In the future, everyone will be famous.
In the aerial dance production POP!, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi. Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children and seniors at joesmovement.org. Children 2 and under free in an adult’s lap.
Concession sales at this event will benefit arts programs at Mount Rainier Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket sales help UpSpring to purchase new equipment and supplies to keep our students safe.
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712