Cabaret Macabre at Baltimore Theatre Project

Journey into a world of vignettes inspired by the dark comedy of American artist/writer Edward Gorey. This show features the masterful physical storytelling of Happenstance Theater. These dimly lit characters and often ill-fated tales will have you in stitches (the good kind, we hope). Shows are Oct. 24th/25th at 8 p.m., Oct. 26th at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 27th at 3 p.m., Oct. 28th at 8 p.m., Oct. 31st at 8 p.m., Nov. 1st at 8 p.m., Nov. 2nd at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Nov. 3rd at 3 p.m. Pay-what-you-can shows are Oct. 24th/28th.

Cirque Mei @ Hylton Performing Arts Center

Behold this elite troupe of circus artists from China, performing traditional acts including plate spinning, group bicycle acrobatics, foot juggling with umbrellas, contortion, lion dancing and hoop diving. A pre-performance discussion will begin one hour before the show (7 p.m.) in Merchant Hall.

Cabaret Macabre at Baltimore Theatre Project

Journey into a world of vignettes inspired by the dark comedy of American artist/writer Edward Gorey. This show features the masterful physical storytelling of Happenstance Theater. These dimly lit characters and often ill-fated tales will have you in stitches (the good kind, we hope). Shows are Oct. 24th/25th at 8 p.m., Oct. 26th at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 27th at 3 p.m., Oct. 28th at 8 p.m., Oct. 31st at 8 p.m., Nov. 1st at 8 p.m., Nov. 2nd at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Nov. 3rd at 3 p.m. Pay-what-you-can shows are Oct. 24th/28th.

Cirque Mei @ GMU Center for the Arts

Behold this elite troupe of circus artists from China, performing traditional acts including plate spinning, group bicycle acrobatics, foot juggling with umbrellas, contortion, lion dancing and hoop diving. A pre-performance discussion will begin 45 minutes before the show (7:15 p.m.) on the Monson Grand Tier.

Gloomeys Sideshow & Circus

Enjoy a night of magic, games, oddities and variety performances at Gloomeys Sideshow & Circus, an imaginarium, carnival and adult sideshow, all rolled into one sensationally spooky Halloween event.

Cirque Mei @ GMU Center for the Arts

Behold this elite troupe of circus artists from China, performing traditional acts including plate spinning, group bicycle acrobatics, foot juggling with umbrellas, contortion, lion dancing and hoop diving. A pre-performance discussion will begin 45 minutes before the show (1:15 p.m.) on the Monson Grand Tier.

Maryland Renaissance Festival — Closing Weekend

Final 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!

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.

Fall Clown Intensive with Dody DiSanto

Let your clown heart feel free to play, explore and interact behind the red nose in this autumnal workshop led by Dody DiSanto. All levels are welcome at this investigation into our laughable and lovable selves to discover honesty and openness to inhabit our work. This class runs Saturday (10/12) and Sunday (10/13) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

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.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

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.