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IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus relies on imagination to take audiences on a whimsical tour of classic sideshow acts.
Photo by Leslie McConnaughey
IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus relies on imagination to take audiences on a whimsical tour of classic sideshow acts.

Jan. 30-Feb. 16: Figures and Vistas
It’s not too late to see Figures and Vistas, an exhibit featuring work by local artists Gordon Binder and Joyce McCarten. The collection is on view at Gallery Plan b in Northwest through February 16 and features a combination of paintings and drawings. Binder focuses on urban themes in his oil paintings and pen and ink drawings as he explores architecture and dense city centers. Conversely, McCarten chooses to highlight more pastoral scenery with charcoal drawings and colorful landscapes.

Jan. 31-Feb. 9: IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus
Starting tomorrow you can head to Round House Theatre in Silver Spring to see IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus. This theatrical new show by Happenstance Theater incorporates classic circus characters and imagery from the 1930s and 1940s as actors use their imaginations to paint a scene of life under the big top.

Music: “Circus of Life, Pt. 2: Freakshow [Instrumental]” by Magic Pie

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