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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events will take place at:
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
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.
8500 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742
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
March 8th @ 6-7 p.m.
Visit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for this all-ages, all-levels and never-not-fun class devoted to the unparalleled joys of juggling. The workshop begins with a brief demo, moves into hands-on practice and concludes with a collaborative performance. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided.
RSVP at the Facebook event page. $5 suggested donation to CHAW’s tuition assistance fund.
About the artist: Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 25 years, he is still surprised and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
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
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.
165 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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 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
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
December 5th-9th @ Capitol One Arena
Dive into a world of acrobatics, aerial, juggling and extreme sports, all performed on ice in Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. Watch with delight as the show’s main character skates her way through her own imagination on a journey of self-discovery in this thrilling tale of empowerment and liberation.
Buy tickets at this link.
Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004