No, not Barnum & Bailey’s, but the Bellingham Circus Guild. It’s the home of acrobats, jugglers, and clowns, and they’re here all year long! Just another benefit of living in a creative town.
I got a chance to see them Tuesday night as part of their monthly variety show fundraiser, Vaudevillingham. The aerialists twirling from hanging lengths of silk and swings made of rope especially impressed me. Spirits were high as they moved quickly from act to act, with a funny MC to entertain during scene changes. Apparently the same act is never repeated, so it’s always a new experience.
I tried to take pictures, but my camera was finicky about the dim lighting, so you’ll just have to go see for yourself! The next Vaudevillingham will be July 15th, at their warehouse space at Iron Street and Kentucky Street. There is a show at 8pm and 10pm, with a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
Check out more info about Vaudevillingham.