April 27th @ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the return of Sunset & Chill this spring with the usual line-up of great music, awesome vendors and uninterrupted flow artistry. Show up early for a $5 yoga class, stay late for the amazing DJs and mesmerizing fire circle.
$10 GA tickets at the door (cash or card)
$5 12-under with adult
$5 fire spinners
FREE for guests wearing Sunset and Chill merchandise (available here).
If you wish to spin fire, you must attend one of the two safety meetings (7 p.m. or 8 p.m.).
6-7 p.m. Yoga with Tanory, DJ Wade Hammes + Hon Jao Violin
7-8 p.m. Raptorstein
8-10 p.m.: Markinthedark + Kaylasoul
Check out the Facebook event page for more information.
Note: This event has zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, unsolicited touching or any other oppressive behavior. Please report any of this behavior to Wade, Sam or Ethan. Please send anonymous reports to email@example.com. All reports will receive a response within 24 hours.
Olde City Farm and Garden
925 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
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 6th @ Noon – 5 p.m. (Followed by an after-party on the rooftop until 9 p.m.)
Enjoy a three-course brunch while the talented ladies of Pyroxotic — including BeBe Bardot, Eva Mystique and Queen Nefertittie — astound you with their fierce and fiery talents, set to the music of DJ Farrah Flosscett.
Brunch includes your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. There is a two-hour limit on table reservations, but the rooftop opens at 2 p.m. and the lounge and bar are open throughout the event. Your entire party must be present to be seated.
Get tickets at this link.
The Society Restaurant & Lounge
8229 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
March 19th @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Learn the art of infusing your performance with character and charisma with Stephanie Monseu, ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus, currently on tour through March 24th at the National Harbor. This class is FREE, but space is limited and you must register at this link.
Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22041
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 26th @ 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join the friendly and talented Undefined Fútbol crew for a gathering of freestyle soccer battles and workshops like no other. Never tried freestyle soccer before? No problem! This event is for beginners and experienced freestylers alike. Free encouragement, free entertainment and free pizza included!
Get more information at the Facebook event page.
George Mason University Johnson Center
G34 — Studio A
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
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
January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
(No class on February 18th)
In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.
Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.
Register at this link. Cost: $335
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
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.
RESCHEDULED December 21st @ 7 p.m.-11 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!
Check your holiday cheer at the door (and find an outlet for your wintry angst) at the Bah Humbug Krampus Ball, featuring performances of contortion, juggling, music, burlesque and more on the Black Cat mainstage. Ticket are available at this link, and sales benefit Santa’s Cause DC, an area nonprofit that provides gifts for youth in the foster system. This in an all-ages event and includes time to visit with Santa and Krampus from 7-8 p.m. prior to the show. Parents are advised to use discretion, as some acts feature adult content.
Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.
7-8 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception, kids photos with with Santa and Krampus.
8-11 p.m. After-party with live entertainment.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009