Maryland Renaissance Festival – Seniors Day 9/2

Gallivant about the magical realms of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, where visitors can delight in live circus, sideshow, theater and musical acts, alongside jousting demonstrations, food stalls, costume shops and artisan vendors. The setting? The village of Revel Grove (aka Annapolis, Md.) amidst the reign of Henry the VIII during his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Get lost in the 1530s and let history come to life!

Kids younger than 7 years get in for free throughout the festival’s run. Gates open at 10 a.m., festival closes at 7 p.m.

Seniors Day: On September 2nd, all elders 62 and older are admitted for free!

Twisted Knickers Burlesque presents: Key Party

Enjoy a groovy, 70s-style affair with performers pushing the bounds of decency to amuse and delight. The lineup includes Tapitha Kix, Ruby Spruce, Caza Blanca, Callie Pigeon, Bearcat Betty, Lipstick Lamarr, Eva Brontosaurus, Lucrezia Blozia, ShortStaxx, Honi Harlow and Hot Todd Lincoln. Receive guaranteed prime seating, a gift bag and a free premium cocktail or glass of wine with your purchase of an $18 premium seat. Regular admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Maryland Renaissance Festival — Children’s Weekend

Gallivant about the magical realms of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, where visitors can delight in live circus, sideshow, theater and musical acts, alongside jousting demonstrations, food stalls, costume shops and artisan vendors. The setting? The village of Revel Grove (aka Annapolis, Md.) amidst the reign of Henry the VIII during his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Get lost in the 1530s and let history come to life!

Children’s Weekend: August 24th and 25th, kids ages 7-15 get in for free with each adult ticket purchased. Kids younger than 7 years get in for free throughout the festival’s run. Gates open at 10 a.m., festival closes at 7 p.m.

Workshops with Shannon McKenna — The Artist Athlete

Join Shannon McKenna (also known as the Artist Athlete) for a series of workshops that will hone your aerial abilities and flexibility.  Shannon has trained extensively with expert instructors from across the globe, in addition to performing in a diverse array of venues, from small black box theaters to huge arenas. Visit www.theartistathlete.com for her circus podcast, online courses and more!

Schedule:
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explorations from Russian Climb
1-3 p.m. Inversion Clinic
3:30-4:30 p.m. Leg Flexibility
4:30-5:30 p.m. Back Flexibility

Juggle Jam @ CHAW

Toy with gravity is the most fun way possible during this juggling workshop/collaborative performance for all ages and skill levels at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Taught by local juggler Christian Kloc, the class starts with a brief demo,continues with hands-on instruction and concludes with all participants taking a turn in the center ring. Cost is a $5 suggested donation to CHAW’s tuition assistance fund. 6-7 p.m.

Workshops with David Corlew

Learn insightful aerial lessons from Chicago-based circus performer David Corlew. David’s varied background — in acting, music and aerials — gives him a unique perspective from which to share his knowledge and practice.

Schedule:

8/9 Static Trapeze: Beats & Swings from 6:30-8 p.m. and Static Trapeze: Dancing Cheek to Cheek from 8:15-9:45 p.m.

8/10 Fabric: Homonyms and Elision (Knots, Wraps & Transitions) from Noon-1:30 p.m., Static Trapeze: Those Damn Ropes from 1:45-3:15 p.m. and Fabric: Setup/Payoff (Wraps & Drops) from 3:30-5 p.m.

Flow Circus @ Reston Summerbration

Enjoy juggling, magic and comedy by Flow Circus at the Reston Summerbration, free for all ages and located outside the Jahn Building atop the Wiehle-Reston East Metro.

Dada Queer Dada: Cabaret & Exhibition Opening

The DC Dada Arts Collective presents this fabulous evening of live cabaret to herald the opening of a Dada art exhibit. Acts will include burlesque, drag, music, roving performance art and nonsense poetry in a night of weird and wonderful creation which will reject the constrictive norms of art, society, sexuality and gender.