If there was an international clowning competition, Hacki Ginda would take the cake. Or more likely, a pie in the face. Renowned for opening the Berlin venue Chameleon Variete, Ginda has become hugely successful entertaining crowds all around Europe, landing him the prestigious Golden Nose Award at Spain's clown festival. He returns this year to the Moisture Festival, alongside a full range of variety and vaudeville acts, including Seattle's Circus Contraption's Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, the Flordigan Can Can Girls, and members of Vashon's UMO Ensemble.
Spring Arts Guide
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Visionary architect, Maya Lin
Clown prince, Hacki Ginda
The grand Dame Edna
Legendary sleuth, Arthur Conan Doyle
Raunchy comic, Dave Chappelle
Moisture Festival runs Tues., March 21–Sun., April 9, at Hale's Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., 800-838-3006, www.moisturefestival.com.