TBD Immersive: Cabaret Rising

February 9th – March 4th @ Dupont Underground

Immersive theater company TBD Immersive returns with Cabaret Rising, featuring staged and ambient burlesque and circus acts set within a dystopian political future, continues this weekend and runs through March 4th. Walk the rails of Dupont Underground and discover a world of peculiar and captivating prime ministers, ghosts, jugglers and secret assassins in this two-hour production. See the full schedule and buy tickets at this link.

Dupont Underground (entrance on south side of Starbucks at 19th and Connecticut)
1500 19th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Take Laughter With You: A Clowns Without Borders Fundraiser

March 17th @ 6 p.m., 5:30 p.m. doors

The second annual “Take Laughter With You” benefit is a true variety show: Clean comedy for adults and kids and all kinds of circus and variety arts. Each year, top-notch performers volunteer their time and talent to wow audiences for a great cause. Proceeds of the show support Clowns Without Borders-USA’s work of relieving suffering through laughter in areas of crisis all over the world. This show will support CWB’s tour in the Balkans where hundreds of thousands of refugees are seeking asylum.

The event is hosted by CWB Board Member and performing artist, Kolleen Kintz, and includes performances by the area’s top performers. Expect variety including acrobatics, aerialists, comedy, and juggling by Christian Kloc, Drew Richardson, Anthony Oliva, Elise Sipos, Jane Bryan, Julia Quigley, Kiersten Van Houten, Krystan Silva, Lessie Longstreet, Kim DeAngelis, Sophia DeAngelis and Matthew Pauli. The evening also includes performances by Clowns Without Borders performing artists Bobby Kintz, Brendon Gawel, Alex Orthwein and Kaitlin Kaufman.

Warning: Show may provoke, laughter, wonder, and hope against all odds!

Buy your tickets NOW at this link.

Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Conspiratease! An Illumi-Naughty Burlesque and Sideshow Revue

March 2nd @ 9p.m.

Local performance artists Callie Pigeon and Delilah Dentata will present Conspiratease! An Illumi-Naughty Burlesque and Sideshow Revue, on March 2, 2018, at the Black Cat. The show will pay tribute to such popular conspiracy theories as the moon landing hoax and the global influence of Lizard People.

“Conspiratease! will feature burlesque, sideshow, circus and pole performances all about everything ‘They’ don’t want you to know,” says co-producer Callie Pigeon. “The show will shine a spotlight on history’s most notorious top-secret, supernatural, extraterrestrial and governmental plots to create an entertaining night for all ‘true believers’.”

The cast will include Jim Dandy of The DC Burlesque Breakfast Club, Ginger Jameson of the DC Gurly Show, and Isabelle Epoque of Philanthrotease. In addition, several other local favorites of the DC variety show scene will perform.

“The show is an irreverent tribute to the brave souls committed to EXPOSING THE CAPS-LOCKED TRUTH to those of us just blindly going about our day,” says co-producer Delilah Dentata. “Aside from performances, the evening’s festivities will include raffle prizes, audience games, and DIY tinfoil hat-making stations. If you are concerned about the perils inherent in drinking fluoridated water, paying for goods and services with those little paper tributes to the Illuminati, and breathing in mind-altering, food-destroying chemtrail air, this is the show for you.”

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, and are available at this link.

Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Diavolo: LOST

February 23rd @ 8 p.m. and February 24th @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Contemporary dance ensemble Diavolo uses “architecture in motion” to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. L.O.S.T., or Losing One’s Self Temporarily, uses meticulously designed structures to explore, in two parts, what divides and unites us as we traverse through our daily lives.

Diavolo’s company incorporates elements of partner balancing, parkour and engineering to create living, breathing sculptures that are built up and deconstructed throughout the performance.

Get tickets at this link.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

A Dark Winter’s Circus

February 24th @ 7 p.m. (5:30 p.m. doors) and February 25th @ 2 p.m. (1 p.m. doors)

In the Dark Circus Arts is proud to present their student showcase, “A Dark Winter’s Circus.’ Their courageous students will embrace the darkness of the season with a tribute to things that go bump in the night, along with things that chill and invoke fright. Students will perform amazing acts on the aerial fabrics, lyra, trapeze, sling and strappy loops. Come out and and see how Baltimore’s most fun and fascinating group of people spend their recreational time!

Enjoy a full bar at the venue prior to the performance.

The shows are currently sold out, but you can try posting in the discussion section of the Facebook Event Page to see if anyone has a spare ticket!

Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230

‘S’ by Circa

March 12th @ 7:30 p.m.

Australia’s Circa ensemble has combined death-defying acrobatics and bold storytelling in performances since 2006. “S” fuses the daring acrobatics that Circa is known for with a dazzling pre-recorded score by the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet for a performance that has been lauded as “stunning” and “sublime” (Le Devoir). Circas first show at Strathmore will feature seven talented acrobats flying, leaping, and contorting their way through a breathtaking spectacle.

Buy tickets at this link. Use promo code CIRCA20 at checkout to get 20 percent off your order.

The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Alter Circus presents: Hysterical

February 25th @ 3:30 p.m.

In a poetic blend of circus and performance art, seven artists use dazzling stunts to convey the real-world theatrics women face in the quest for equality. Featuring a cast of six strong female leads and some male eye candy, Hysterical shares stories of women’s opinions, nerves, and naked ambition.

Buy tickets at this link.

Content information: Swearing or coarse language – rare or mild, Sexual content – rare or mild. Best suited to age 13+.

About Alter Circus

Alter Circus is a feminist company, which uses contemporary circus and performance art as vehicles to challenge gender norms and celebrate the rebellious spirit, strength, and grace of women. The company’s founder and director, Jessica John, rejects narrative structure as a primary humanizing device and allows virtuosity to flourish alongside Alter’s compelling visuals.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Circus in Lines: Many Stories Tall

March 3rd @ 12:45 p.m.

SEE THEIR CIRCUS. HEAR THEIR STORIES. Circus in Lines: Many Stories Tall will help you learn why hobbyists and professionals so fervently pursue lives in the circus arts. Whether they’re fulfilling a childhood dream, breaking through perceived limitations or settling themselves in the fray, this collection of personal accounts and physical feats will enthrall and challenge audiences at this year’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018. Presented by Street Light Circus.

Get tickets at this link.

Runtime: 1 hour, no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

Photo by Dani Pierce Steuber.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

 

Millennium Stage: Holiday Vaudeville

December 13th @ 6 p.m.

Enjoy an international and cultural holiday celebration as Cajun cellist Sean Grisson returns to host the evening of Holiday Vaudeville, combining holiday music and laughs for a memorable night. The performance features juggler Jacob D’Eustachio and the Alexandria Kleztet, a local Klezmer band that performs traditional Eastern Eurpoean/Jewish music with modern influences.

This is a free Millennium Stage performance, no tickets required. Get more information at this link.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

 

 

Cirque Dreams Presents ‘Holidaze’

December 6th-8th @ 8 p.m. and December 9th @ 3 p.m.

Enjoy a family-friendly musical and circus spectacular in the the same show at Cirque Dreams Holidaze, coming to MGM National Harbor for four performances. The wide array of acts includes partner aerial acrobatics, bounce juggling, free standing ladder, rola bola,  jump-roping, clowning and much more, accompanied by live dance and musical theater with classic holiday tunes.

Get tickets now at this link.

MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745