Universoul Circus

May 30th – June 17th @ Security Square, Baltimore

June 21st – July 22nd @ National Harbor

See the circus that opened last year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival with a bang, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The show frequently features stilt walking, fire manipulation, contortion, clowning and wheel of death, among other acts from around the world.

Buy tickets at this link.

Security Square
6901 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

National Harbor
204 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Weekend of Wonders Festival

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.

Schedule:

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

Clown Cabaret

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

Within and Without

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

Hand to Hand Contemporary Circus Festival

May 29th – June 3rd @ FringeArts Philadelphia

Take a road trip to Philadelphia for an incredible display of circus arts at Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival. Find all the information and tickets at this link.

The lineup includes Montreal-based Barcode Circus Company performing Sweat & Ink, a surrealistic exploration of society’s relationship to memory and time. Their performers use cigar box juggling, Russian bar, hand to hand and aerial hoop to develop this theme and explain how our brains can remodel our recollections.

Also enjoy Circadium’s Innovations, a showcase of nine artists from the recently founded circus school in Philadelphia. They will perform 12 ensemble-based acts including hoop diving, juggling and contortion with live musical accompaniment.

At Test Flights, you’ll see some of the regions most ground-breaking circus artists workshop their new material that cross-pollinates with other art forms. Performers include Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo, members of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Sasha Harrington and Andrew Adams, Nicole Burgio and more.

Don’t miss this incredible event that represents the bright future of contemporary circus!

Schedule:
May 29th
8 p.m. Innovations, Tickets $10

May 31st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under

June 1st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 2nd
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Circus Midway (hands-on circus activities with Circadium), Free
2 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 3rd
7 p.m. Test Flights, Free

FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Water on Mars

June 1st @ 7 p.m., June 2nd @ 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 3rd @ 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The sheer amount of energy that jugglers Tony Pezzo, Wes Peden and Patrik Elmnert put into a single performance of Water on Mars could probably be used to power a small town. For a week or so. The occasionally color-coded, sometimes piñata-smashing, randomly backflip-throwing and always invigorating juggling patterns of this trio leave audiences in a preposterous state of joyful being. Don’t miss out on this extreme juggle party.

Get tickets at this link. Groups of 10 or more can save on tickets.
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

AcroLove Festival — East Coast

July 27th – 29th @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join hundreds of acrobats for the 2018 AcroLove Festival, a three-day event including an acro tour of D.C., workshops with more than 50 supportive teachers and a Saturday night acro jam party. The 20+ classes per day on Saturday and Sunday draw from the knowledge and practice of yoga, circus, cheerleading and therapeutic movement.

Register and see the full schedule at this link.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Homebodies

April 27th @ 8 p.m., April 28th @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and April 29th @ 3 p.m.

Partners Alex and Olmsted create a world of slapstick humor and imaginative puppetry in the debut of Homebodies, a show that explores the concepts of house and home through a 30-cubic-inch puzzle box full of trick doors and odd amenities.

Get tickets at this link.

Baltimore Theater Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

University of Maryland Gymkana Home Show

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.

Xfinity Center
2740 Xfinity Center
College Park, MD 20742

Congress of Jugglers 2018

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 umdjugglingclub@gmail.com.

Gym Schedule:
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

Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742