April 21st to April 23rd @ Performance times vary
Cirque Italia’s Water Circus comes to Fredericksburg, Va., for six performances over the weekend. A stellar cast of handbalancers, acrobats, aerialists, wire walkers, contortionists and jugglers will wow you amidst a dazzling display of water fountains and extraordinary lighting effects.
Tickets are available at this link. If you live in Fredericksburg, be on the lookout for Cirque Italia promotional flyers that offer a code for a free child’s ticket (age 2-12).
2400 Airport Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
April 21st and April 22nd @ 7 p.m.
Behold the University of Maryland’s long-running gymnastics troupe as they showcase their incredible circus feats in this year’s Gymkana Homeshow 2017. You’ll have two chances to see them in action — jumping through fiery hoops, stacking themselves into human ladders and bouncing off trampolines — at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Get tickets online at this link (all tickets are valid for either the Saturday or Sunday performance). $12 adults, $8 youth (3-12), $8 students/faculty/staff
8500 Paint Branch Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
The farewell tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is reaching its conclusion in the DMV region. Catch their show Out of This World one last time in Fairfax, Va., or Baltimore, Md., before this iconic circus leaves town forever!
Dates: April 7th to April 16th @ Eagle Bank Arena — Tickets available at this link.
Eagle Bank Arena
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030
Dates: April 20th to April 30th @ Royal Farms Arena — Tickets available at this link.
Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
April 22 @ 3pm & 4pm
Want to learn the magic of poi? Come to a poi and juggling workshop with the amazing Charlotte Byram on April 22. Located at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, the class at 3pm will be for beginners and the class at 4pm will include beginner through advanced skills. The price for the workshop is $25 per class per person, or take both for $40! To register, email Kate at email@example.com.
7117 Maple Ave,
Takoma Park, MD
April 9th @ 11 a.m. and April 10th @ 6:45 p.m.
The Pansy Craze is a nostalgic look back at the queer, underground cabaret scene of the late 20’s and early 30s. Enjoy a true variety show with feats of boylesque, circus, music and sideshow, part of the Shenandoah Fringe Festival 2017. Brought to you by the Round World.
19 Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
April 21st @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Circus District: Juggle Jam #6
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 jump-start your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the ‘big top’ applause you deserve!
All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements. Video Recaps: Juggle Jam #1, Juggle Jam #2
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
April 10th @ 8 p.m.
Discover a world of funny, eccentric and downright incomprehensible shenanigans at the Logan Fringe Artspace. Clown Cabaret is a place for clown, variety, circus and unclassifiable acts to workshop their material to the delight and comedic enrichment of the crowd. Expect a mesmerizing hodgepodge of music, magic, physical feats and potential pies in the face.
Featured performers this time around include multi-talented musical and comedic dynamo Mab Just Mab and clowning veteran Mandy Dalton. For a full line-up and future show schedule, visit www.clowncabaret.com.
Logan Fringe Artspace
1358 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
April 8th @ 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
April 9 @ 4:00 pm
The 7 Fingers of the Hand: Cuisine & Confessions
Dance, acrobatics, and a pinch of theatrics are the essential ingredients in this remarkable show that explores life in the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. In their latest delightfully inventive production, Cuisine & Confessions, The 7 Fingers of the Hand interprets relationships and storytelling as they prepare a meal in a unique and playful way. This Montreal-based group gets right into the heart of the home, using circus acts and acrobatics to depict scenes of family meals and intimate moments. This acclaimed ensemble’s name is a twist on a French idiom, “the five fingers of the hand,” which describes distinct parts moving in coordination toward a common goal. In this case there are seven artistic collaborators who achieve a common goal in creating an amazing production. The highly skilled artists, with their precisely timed stunts, provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event. “A perfect blend with just the right ingredients.” (Huffington Post)
10 Things People Should Know about Cuisine and Confessions.
The Center for the Arts Concert Hall
George Mason University
4373 Mason Pond Dr,
Fairfax VA 22030
April 24th @ All-day event
VisionDC Arts and Urban Innovation Summit
This event brings together artists and stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to discuss artspace and community development. The event will feature music, dance, sculpture and (of course) circus performances, as well as panel discussions throughout the day. Learn more and buy early bird tickets before March 24th at this link.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024