Gymkana Homeshow 2019

March 29th and 30th @ 7 p.m.

Witness the incredible feats of the University of Maryland’s long-running (and long-flipping) gymnastics troupe at the Gymkana Homeshow. In this two-hour extravaganza, you’ll see trampoline, juggling, tumbling, partner balancing, and jumping through hoops of fire, among other electrifying acts.

Get tickets at this link.

Xfinity Center
8500 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742

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

Juggle Jam @ CHAW

March 8th @ 6-7 p.m.

Visit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for this all-ages, all-levels and never-not-fun class devoted to the unparalleled joys of juggling. The workshop begins with a brief demo, moves into hands-on practice and concludes with a collaborative performance. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided.

RSVP at the Facebook event page. $5 suggested donation to CHAW’s tuition assistance fund.

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 25 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.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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

Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret

February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, March 1st and 2nd @ 7:30/8 p.m.

TBD Immersive, D.C.’s premier creator of choose-your-own-adventure, interactive theatrical experiences, is turning back the clock on its previous shows to bring you Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret. Featuring their usual cast of high-brow aristocrats, circus misfits and undercover renegades, this show tells the origin story of a hidden cabaret with revolutionary motifs.

If you enjoy mysterious plot lines, pop-up circus performances and bizarre twists of fate, then this show is for you.

Get tickets at this link. Note: VIP ticket holders receive early admission to the venue and a special tour at 7:30 p.m., while regular admission is at 8 p.m.

The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Physical Comedy Workshop Series

January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

(No class on February 18th)

In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.

Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.

Register at this link. Cost: $335

The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003