L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus

June 27th – July 7th @ Various Showtimes

Multifaceted performer David Dimitri brings his one-man show to audiences in an intimate setting, using his skills in wire walking, vaulting, human cannonball, physical comedy and music to embody his classic vision of the circus. Dimitri has performed with the Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil, and his weighty task of single-handedly  creating a full circus is buoyed by a sense of awe and delight.

Tickets:
$30 adult ($33 day of show)
$20 for kids 12 and under ($23 day of show)
Get tickets at this link.

Note: No late arrivals will be admitted, so please arrive on time. Parents of children 2 years old or younger may reserve a free ticket for their child by calling the box office (301-581-5100). Opening night VIP tickets, including a meet-and-greet with the artist, are available for $75.

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

Marooned! @ Baltimore Theatre Project

April 26th – May 5th @ Various Showtimes

Alex & Olmsted (creators of the Jim Henson Foundation Grant awarded Milo the Magnificent) return to Baltimore Theatre Project with the world premiere of Marooned! a new show that takes place at the outer reaches of space. An astronaut crashes on an uncharted planet and has to face strange creatures, anomalous atmosphere, and isolation with only her Autonomous Task Assistant (ATA) to help her survive. Featuring award-winning puppetry, theater and visuals, this show is for all ages and you can get tickets at this link. GA tickets are $20, $15 for student/senior/artist/military. May 2nd is a pay-what-you-can performance.

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

DC Gurly Show Presents: Petals and Pasties

May 2nd @ 8 p.m.

At this edition of the DC Gurly Show, the line-up of performers is in full bloom. Be prepared for a bevy of well-tended burlesque acts paying homage to plants in all of their beautiful forms. Succulents, weeds and bulbs, oh my! Get tickets for this flowery affair at this link.

Check out the Facebook event page, and follow the DC Gurly Show on Facebook here.

The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre: ‘Dream Logic’

May 2nd @ 6 p.m.

Through acrobatic feats and wordless storytelling, the Aura CuriAtlas physical theatre troupe presents Dream Logic, a collection of magical vignettes with themes like ‘Newton’s cradle’ and ‘bucket of youth.’ This Virginia-based company includes performers from Connecticut, Illinois and Cyprus, with backgrounds in dance, choreography, acrobatics, aerial arts and music.

This is a free performance (no tickets required), hosted by Millennium Stage.

Get more information at this link.

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

Pyroxotic Presents Burlesque Brunch

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

Cirque Goes Hollywood with BSO

April 4th @ 8 p.m. (Strathmore)

April 5th/6th @ 8 p.m. and April 7th @ 3 p.m. (Meyerhoff)

Behold great feats of acrobatics, aerials, juggling and more by Troupe Vertigo, set to live Hollywood hits played by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Get tickets at this link.

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

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tainted Cabaret

March 15th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

Coming to you live — and in crooked fashion — from Canada and New York City, the three members of Tainted Cabaret present an adorable and abominable evening of entertainment, including local burlesque superstar GiGi Holliday.

RSVP to the Facebook event page, or get tickets at this link.

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

Stage Craft with Stephanie Monseu

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

The Magic Duel + A Gentleman and a Liar

March 15th – 30th @ The Mayflower Hotel

Join magicians Mark Phillips and Brian Curry for two unbelievable shows in the heart of DC.  The Magic Duel presents hilarious and astounding illusions in a grand display of magical tit-for-tat, culminating in an audience vote to determine which trickster earns the title. In A Gentleman and a Liar, be prepared for an evening of magic, mystique and misdirection during this intimate 30-seat show.

Get tickets to both shows here.

Note: Both performances are recommended for, and oriented to, adults. Ages 15+ are allowed, but parents should use discretion.

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
District Ballroom
Washington, D.C. 20036

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits

March 6th-9th @ 8 p.m.

In Limits, Cirkus Cirkör examines how artificial barriers — walls, fences and barricades — constrain our natural human impulses to travel and to explore. Take home your own unbounded message from what reviewers call ‘contemporary circus activism.’ This is the only opportunity to see the renowned Swedish circus company in the United States in 2019.

Get tickets at this link.

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