Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 20th and 21st @ 7:30 p.m.

December 22nd and 23rd @ 2 p.m.

Enjoy a world full of talented circus artists in the form of penguins on rola bolas, reindeer skipping rope, toy soldiers on slack wire and more in Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour holiday-themed show brings ornaments to life, with live singing and hundreds of props and costumes to delight the whole family.

Get tickets at this link.

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

Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

November 16th – January 1st @ 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (plus 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays)

Enjoy a heartwarming holiday spectacle featuring a talented cast from Cirque Dreams in Unwrapped, a 25-minute show featuring acrobatics and aerial displays. Purchase guaranteed seats at this link, or line up early the day of for limited complimentary tickets.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center — Atrium
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Krampusnacht/Bah Humbug Krampus Ball

December 1st @ 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

RESCHEDULED December 21st @ 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

At the corner of naughty and nice, discover Krampusnacht DC, an annual event celebrating the European Krampuslauf tradition. In short, Krampus is the evil counterpart of Saint Nick who punishes misbehaving children, like ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ come to life!

Check your holiday cheer at the door (and find an outlet for your wintry angst) at the Bah Humbug Krampus Ball, featuring performances of contortion, juggling, music, burlesque and more on the Black Cat mainstage. Ticket are available at this link, and sales benefit Santa’s Cause DC, an area nonprofit that provides gifts for youth in the foster system. This in an all-ages event and includes time to visit with Santa and Krampus from 7-8 p.m. prior to the show. Parents are advised to use discretion, as some acts feature adult content.

Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.

7-8 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception, kids photos with with Santa and Krampus.

8-11 p.m. After-party with live entertainment.

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

Richmond Juggling Convention

December 14th-16th @ Richmond Waldorf School

Spend a weekend in RVA for their second annual juggling convention, featuring open juggling, workshops and a Saturday night show. This year’s featured act is Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth, the ‘hilarious juggling juggernauts’ from Asheville, North Carolina. See the Facebook event page for more details.

Looking for cheap and beautiful housing? Check out Richmond’s recently opened (and super hip) HI Hostel at this link.

Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Cirque du Soleil presents: Crystal

December 5th-9th @ Capitol One Arena

Dive into a world of acrobatics, aerial, juggling and extreme sports, all performed on ice in Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. Watch with delight as the show’s main character skates her way through her own imagination on a journey of self-discovery in this thrilling tale of empowerment and liberation.

Buy tickets at this link.

Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Kevin Lee — Magician, Comedian and Juggler

November 30th @ 8 p.m.

December 1st @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy Kevin Lee’s one-of-a-kind blend of comedy, magic and juggling. Kevin’s comedic journey began in Washington, D.C., so you won’t want to miss the homecoming of his hilarious and awe-inspiring act. He has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam and Jamie Foxx’s Uptown Comedy Club, and throughout his career has shared stages with Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker and Sinbad.

Visit this link for tickets. To learn more about Kevin Lee, visit his website.

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

Magical World of Aerial: Student Showcase

December 6th @ 7:30 p.m.

The Fall/Winter student showcase for Boss Babes Aerial Fitness is nigh, and the performers are excited to welcome you to their wonderful Wizarding World of Aerial. See the amazing aerial feats that these students have been working hard to perfect this holiday season.

VIP tables for four are available, in addition to general admission tickets. Purchase tickets at this link.

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Sticksout Baltimore

December 8th-9th

Sticksout Baltimore is the place to share and learn all about single staff, nunchaku, double staff, triads or buugeng. This two-day event provides access to a 24-hour practice space and a ticket to the Saturday night showcase.

Register at this link ASAP (registration is limited to 30 participants). Visit the Facebook event page for more information, and contact Noel Yee (noelyee@gmail.com) with any questions.

Creative Labs
1786b Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211