All Aerial Student Showcase @TSNY-DC

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

 

A Night of Circus Photos and Music @ The GallAerie

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.

Circus District: Juggle Jam

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

DC Weirdo Show presents: SpectroCircus!

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

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