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
November 16th at 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
Enjoy the best of Baltimore burlesque in the heart of DC at ‘Gilded Lily presents: Limelight Cabaret’ on the Black Cat main stage. The show features the glamour, glitz and unforgettable talents of GiGi Holliday, Mab Just Mab, Maria Bella, Ruby Spruce, Callie Pigeon and Caza Blanca.
Grab tickets at this link.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
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
November 16th @ 8 p.m.
Look up to the sky and behold the amazing talents of TSNY-DC’s intermediate flying workshop students at this fun and feat-filled evening. Whether you fancy a set whip, a back end gazelle or an uprise shoot, you’ll see a variety of incredible trapeze tricks, aerial acts and juggling at this sensational student showcase.
Tickets are available at this link. Click the yellow ‘Sign Up For A Class’ button, search for the date and make sure the drop-down menu reads ‘All Classes.’
Trapeze School of New York (DC)
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
November 9th @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Check out the hottest (literally and figuratively) regular fire jam in DC, this time in the heart of the nation’s capital! Performing on the opening night of ‘Catharsis — A Vigil for Healing,’ Sunset & Chill offers local fire spinners the opportunity to jam to local DJs while getting their flame on.
The jam will take place at ‘Love Wins’ stage on the north side of the Washington Monument. If you use the entrance just north of the monument walkway, turn left to find the stage.
Fire spinners MUST sign up in advance for this event, and pay particular attention to the rules and regulations of spinning fire on the mall to ensure that this can happen again in the future. To register for the limited number of fire spinning spots, fill out this form. Fire breathing or spinning with long props like jump ropes or whips is strictly prohibited. And unlike Sunset & Chill at the Olde City Farm & Garden, alcohol is not permitted at any Catharsis events.
For more information about Sunset & Chill, visit the Facebook event page. For more information about Catharsis on the Mall (November 9th-11th), visit the event website.
Northern side of the Washington Monument
Between 15th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
December 21st @ 6-7 p.m.
Join us for yet another Juggle Jam at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!
All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.
$5 suggested donation – proceeds go to tuition assistance.
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 by how that ‘basic trick’ can change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.
Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past four years. He has performed in circus productions at the Kennedy Center, the Warner Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration.
RSVP at the Facebook event page, or just show up the day of.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
November 8th-11th @ Montgomery Country Fairgrounds
Enter a world of mysterious feats and dark fantasies at Paranormal Cirque, featuring illusions, acrobatics, aerials, cyr wheel and more under the Cirque Italia big top. You’ll laugh and scream at this spirited spectacle, recommended for ages 17+.
Buy tickets at this link. Show contains adult themes and language. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Ages 6-12 may be admitted to specific shows — check the dates and times for details.
Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
November 10th @ 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Gymkana is the University of Maryland’s long-running gymnastics troupe, dedicated to drug- and alcohol-free living and advocating healthy lifestyles to our youth. Support their mission at their annual Flip-A-Thon, where the current roster of student acrobats will work to complete as many flips as possible in 20 minutes. Last year they got 1,144 — will they go higher this year? Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP.
This event is free, but donations are encouraged. You can donate in multiple ways:
- Contact a Gymkana member in advance.
- Attend the Flip-A-Thon and pledge a certain amount per flip (i.e. five cents, one dollar etc.)
- Donate online at this link.
- Mail checks (made out to ‘UMCP Foundation’) to this address:
4200 Valley Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Gymnastics Gym (Room 1120)
School of Public Health Building
College Park, MD 20742
November 9th @ 7:30 p.m.
Prepare for an amazing display of classic Chinese acrobatics fused with modern techniques in the New Chinese Acrobats. This troupe has performed acts in the Monte Carlo Circus Festival and the World Circus Festival in Paris. In this show, they’ve collaborated with Montreal-based company Cirque Éloize to create an extraordinary experience of raw talent and beautiful staging that you won’t want to miss.
Get tickets at this link.
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852