Cirque du Soleil at the Library

Yes, you read the title right.  Cirque du Soleil, the act known for its dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment, is coming to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library this Friday, August 10, to promote its new show “Totem,” opening in the DC-area next week.

Festivities of the family-friendly event will include street performers, face painting, and a juggling workshop. Totem masks and clown noses will be given away, and guests will have an opportunity to win tickets to see Cirque du Soleil.

This will all take place in the library’s Great Hall from 1-3pm. And the public is invited to enjoy it all for free.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is located at 901 G Street NW. It’s easily accessible via Metro — both the  Gallery Place and Mount Vernon 7th Street-Convention Center stations are short walks away.


Filed under All ages, DC, Free, Live Entertainment, Summer, Weekdays

4 Responses to Cirque du Soleil at the Library

  1. anne

    Got there at 1:30 and the show was over. Kids playing with juggling stuff and a line of 30 tots waiting to get face painted was all that greeted us. Went home and painted my daughters face instead. Waste of time I’m afraid.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Sorry to hear that, Anne… I guess you never can tell how these things will pan out. I’m sure the show was good, too bad they didn’t perform longer.

  2. Teresa

    It was a very cute show. He juggled for a good 30 minutes, and my 2 year old LOVED “juggling” with all the equipment. He isn’t big on face painting (yet) so we didn’t do that, but we had a blast, a great way to spend the afternoon. *killer parking spot helped too! ;)* Thanks so much for the blog – love it!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      That’s great to hear, Teresa! It sounded like it would be a great show, and if we hadn’t been away then, I definitely would have taken my kids. Thanks for the blog love. 🙂

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