December 15th @ 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.
In the Dark Circus Arts presents three workshops by internationally acclaimed German wheel performer and educator Chris Delgado, who studied at the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre and trained with world champion Wolfgang Bientzle for four years.
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Beginner German Wheel
3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Intermediate German Wheel
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supreme Spiral Success on the German Wheel
For full workshop descriptions, visit the Facebook event page. Click here to purchase tickets to these workshops.
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
December 1st @ 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
At the corner of naughty and nice, discover Krampusnacht DC, an annual event celebrating the European Krampuslauf tradition. In short, Krampus is the evil counterpart of Saint Nick who punishes misbehaving children, like ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ come to life! Fear not, however, because the reception and parade are kid-friendly and benefit Santa’s Cause DC, a non-profit providing Christmas gifts for youth in the DC foster system.
Circus activities include fire arts by Peculiarity Productions and juggling by Christian Kloc. Other entertainment includes the electrifying Batala Washington drummers, the Foggy Bottom Morris Men, DJs and more!
Buy tickets at this link (children 12-under with a guardian get in for free).
Note: All activities except for parade take place at Gallery O on H. Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.
5 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s activities, live entertainment and kids’ costume contest
7:15 p.m. Krampuslauf walk around H Street NE
9-11 p.m. After-party (21+) with Krampus, Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment and costume contest.
Gallery O on H
1354 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
December 6th @ 7:30 p.m.
The Fall/Winter student showcase for Boss Babes Aerial Fitness is nigh, and the performers are excited to welcome you to their wonderful Wizarding World of Aerial. See the amazing aerial feats that these students have been working hard to perfect this holiday season.
VIP tables for four are available, in addition to general admission tickets. Purchase tickets at this link.
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
December 21st @ 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, 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 25 years, he is still surprised by how that ‘basic trick’ can 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 Warner Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration.
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
November 10th @ 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Gymkana is the University of Maryland’s long-running gymnastics troupe, dedicated to drug- and alcohol-free living and advocating healthy lifestyles to our youth. Support their mission at their annual Flip-A-Thon, where the current roster of student acrobats will work to complete as many flips as possible in 20 minutes. Last year they got 1,144 — will they go higher this year? Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP.
This event is free, but donations are encouraged. You can donate in multiple ways:
- Contact a Gymkana member in advance.
- Attend the Flip-A-Thon and pledge a certain amount per flip (i.e. five cents, one dollar etc.)
- Donate online at this link.
- Mail checks (made out to ‘UMCP Foundation’) to this address:
4200 Valley Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Gymnastics Gym (Room 1120)
School of Public Health Building
College Park, MD 20742
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 @ 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