This Week in the Circus District

Buckle up, circus nerds, because this weekend is RICH with circus loot.


TONIGHT (2/23) and TOMORROW (2/24), catch Diavolo: Lost, an acrobatic blend of architecture and dance, at the Kennedy Center. More information and tickets at this link.


TBD Immersive’s Cabaret Rising continues THIS WEEKEND with its dystopian world of dubious political factions, rebellions, ghosts and of course a cabaret show including sideshow, burlesque and juggling. Walk the rails of Dupont Underground and explore a different universe in this 2-hour immersive theater production. See the full schedule and get tickets at this link.

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival has officially begun, and you won’t want to miss these circus shows (and check out the full schedule featuring more than 100 presenting artists):

  • On SATURDAY (2/24), bring the kids to NECCA and Cirque du Soleil veteran performer Bill Forchion’s ‘Billosophy: For Kids,’ in which this clown storyteller uses his life experiences to inspire the young ones. He’s also presenting ‘Life Circus Death,’ a show that will delve into great life questions and invite the audience to feel with Bill as a tour guide on a profound journey.
  • On SUNDAY (2/25), take in a poetic blend of circus and performance art at Hysterical by Alter Circus. The show shares stories of women’s opinions, nerves and naked ambition. The show starts at 3:30 p.m. and you can get tickets at this link.

Juggling meet-ups this week include:

  • The University of Maryland Juggling Club will meet on Wednesday (2/28) and Friday (3/2) from 4-6 p.m. in the downstairs atrium of the Art Sociology Building (behind McKeldin Library). If it’s warm, they meet on McKeldin Mall.
  • The Fairfax Jugglers will meet on Thursday (3/1) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria.

Check the DC Jugglers Facebook Group for regular updates on club meetings.


Juggling class at TSNY-DC is on for this Sunday (2/25) at 1:30 p.m., and you can sign up at this link. For the $10 open juggling session on Friday (3/2) at 6 p.m., call the front office and tell them Christian sent you.


Registration for the IJA Festival, July 16th-22nd in Springfield, MA, is now available at this link. This festival is a week-long celebration of flying objects, incredible performances, workshops and open juggling. Don’t miss out on this great location, a short road trip from the DMV!

March is right around the corner, so here’s your calendar in a nutshell:

3/3 Circus in Lines: Many Stories Tall @ Atlas Performing Arts Center (use promo code CIRCUSDC15 for 15% off tickets)
3/7 Cirque Eloize: Saloon @ Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater
3/8-4/1 Big Apple Circus @ National Harbor
3/12 ‘S’ by Circa @ The Strathmore (use promo code CIRCA20 for 20% off tickets)

Don’t forget to check out the ‘All Events‘ section of the blog for the latest events and announcements, all in one cyber-circus ring! Submit your event tonight and we’ll post it before the sun rises.