October 19th @ 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
Celebrate D.C.’s most eccentric talents in a city that’s stranger than fiction at the DC Weirdo Show: Sideshow Tarot. The line-up includes sword-swallowing, burlesque, drag, levi-wand and more. You’re guaranteed to be surprised, shocked and all-together delighted by this production, which has been a faithful steward of the abnormal arts since 2006.
Get tickets at this link. Follow the DC Weirdo Show on Facebook here.
Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
October 26th @ 10:30 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show
To quote Meatloaf, “It never felt so good, it never felt so right, and we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife.” They’ve got sideshow beauties! They’ve got dirty ditties! They’ve got pole dancing! New York Burlesque Scene Queen Honi Harlow and Alt. Dragster Lucrezia Blozia will get your Halloween weekend (and your pulse) revved up with Paradise Found: Paradise by the Jack O’ Lantern Light! Paradise Found is a new variety show at Jordin’s Paradise Wellness Center and Dance Studio in Dupont Circle.
Dirty ditties by Eva Brontosaurus
Lyra and Pole by Val Oliphant
Pole and Lyra by Fernando Maldonado
Sideshow by Sally Cinch
Burlesque by Short Staxx
Chanteusin’ by Honi Harlow
Tickets are $10 at the door. You can RSVP at the Facebook event page here. This show is BYOB.
1215 Connecticut Ave. NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20035
October 28th @ 4 p.m.
Behold incredible acts of juggling, acrobatics, contortion, weapons manipulation, hoop diving and live stage combat at this high-intensity reenactment of China’s annual martial arts competition from the Ming Dynasty. The Chinese Warriors of Peking present visually stunning productions and have toured their slack wire act internationally with Cirque du Soleil.
Get tickets at this link.
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
October 4th & 5th @ 8 p.m., October 6th @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., October 7th @ 3 p.m.
Seattle’s contemporary circus troupe Acrobatic Conundrum visits the east coast to perform ‘The Fig Tree Waltzes,’ a show that combines dance and circus, pushing its performers to their physical limits to portray humanity’s persistent fight against overwhelming odds.
Tickets are available at this link.
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201