September 28th @ 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
See a talented group of student aerialists perform in the All Aerial Student Showcase at the Trapeze School of New York (DC) in Navy Yard. Enjoy an array of thrilling aerial routines on silks, straps, static trapeze, lyra, rope and Spanish web. With your ticket, you also receive an entry into a raffle for a free class at TSNY-DC.
Find tickets ($20 adults, $12 youth 12 and under) by searching for 9/28 on the class registration page of the TSNY-DC website. Note that youth and adult tickets must be purchased through separate transactions.
The show is approximately one hour in length.
Trapeze School of New York (DC)
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
September 8th @ 8 p.m.
Come check out photos by Dani Pierce Steuber and a musical set by Dr. Dour & Peach at indie artspace, the GallAerie.
As a founding member of Street Light Circus, Dani has been photographing the local circus scene for the last three years. Come see her collaborations with local circus artists that seek to build and promote a thriving circus scene in Washington, D.C. Circus is a way to harness not just the skill and talent of a community, but the unique character that makes someplace feel like ‘home.
The musical guest for the evening will be Dr. Dour & Peach. (Dr. Dour sings about monsters. Peach helps.)
Learn more at the FB Event Page.
The GallAerie is an independent DIY art gallery/performance space in Mt. Pleasant. If you’ve never come to one of their events before, DM them through Facebook for the address.
August 17th @ 6-7 p.m.
Join us for yet another Juggle Jam at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!
All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.
$5 suggested donation – proceeds go to tuition assistance.
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 24 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.
Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past four years. He has performed in circus productions at the Kennedy Center, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration. Since 2015, he and his friends have been working on their urban photography project Street Light Circus to bring contemporary circus to the District through exhibits, workshops and online collaborations.
RSVP at the Facebook event page, or just show up the day of.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
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
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.
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
June 11th @ 8 p.m.
Enter a whimsical, mischievous and character-driven world of exploratory theater at Clown Cabaret, a semi-monthly performance that will befuddle and bemuse you. This edition features the dashing emcee services of Matthew Pauli, the flimflam antics of Rich Potter, the great enchantments of Sarah Olmstead Thomas and Alex Vernon, the busybody juggling of Christian Kloc, the swell seductions of Nini and the sideshow entreaties of Todd Gardner.
Get more information and tickets at this link.
Logan Fringe Arts Space
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
June 3rd @ 4 p.m.
Watch the members and instructors of UpSpring Aerial Lab perform Within and Without, an aerial reflection on what holds us together and what splits us apart. The show includes poi spinning, dance trapeze, hammock, trapeze ladder and aerial fabric, on which the performers consider the borders and boundaries in and around themselves, exploring topics like the growth of cancer cells, the breakdown of friendships and the complex relationships we have with our own minds.
Get tickets at this link. FB Event Link.
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
May 26th @ 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Undefined Fútbol is one of the largest organizers of freestyle soccer events in the United States, and they regularly host events in D.C. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to freestyle soccer, all levels are welcome at Undefined Fútbol Fest. The afternoon features beginner, intermediate and advanced battles, skill shares and free pizza. Don’t hesitate to join this fun and encouraging group to watch and learn amazing soccer moves from the region’s best. Learn more at this link.
Georgetown Waterfront Park (follow above link for exact location pin)
3303 Water St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
May 12th @ 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Anna Thomas-Henry is a multidisciplinary circus artist who has trained at SANCA in Seattle and Circus Warehouse in New York City. She has performed across the country and will be bringing her acquired knowledge to TSNY-DC for three special workshops. Visit the TSNY-DC homepage to view the workshops and register. Remember to check the Nationals home game schedule before driving to TSNY-DC. Garfield Park — a 15-minute walk from the trapeze rig — is a good place to park on game days.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Drills, Skills and Efficiency on Fabric
1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vertical Innovation on Fabric
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Flexibility
Trapeze School of New York – Washington, D.C.
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
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