The Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be hosting its Street Performer Spring Showcase on the weekend of May 31 and June 1 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Each year, the event features more than two dozen world-famous street performers, with shows including magicians, jugglers, acrobats and more.
One of the performers scheduled to appear again at this year’s event is Alakazam. Also known as “The Human Knot,” Alakazam puts on a high-energy comedy show with mind-blowing contortions. Alakazam has performed in 35 countries and has put on private events for numerous celebrities, including Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Harrelson and Flea. He was also a grand finalist on Season 1 of Australia’s got talent.
The Yo Yo Show, which consists of a husband and wife team of amazing yo yoists, will also be returning this year. The duo, which has performed in 25 different countries, is the reigning yo yo champion team and currently holds four world records. The duo has also been seen on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Discovery Channel, PBS Kids and Walt Disney Resort.
The Red Trouser Show, Kilted Colin and Lucky Bob will also be returning this year. The two-man show of The Red Trouser Show features amazing feats of acrobatics and strength. Kilted Colin, on the other hand, offers a variety show that includes juggling, comedy and bagpipes. Meanwhile, Lucky Bob offers a magic, comedy and juggling show. The mind reader and escape artist known as Jason Escape will also be returning this year.
Meanwhile, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a great place to visit even when the Street Performer Spring Showcase is not taking place. Consisting of three granite buildings known as Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, the marketplace serves as an indoor/outdoor mall and food eatery. More than 100 shops and specialty pushcarts can be found at the marketplace, as well as 14 pubs and restaurants. Some of the most popular shops include the official World Cup store and Geoclassics. The Marketplace is also home to the replica bar from the television show “Cheers” and the Frost Ice Bar, which is a bar where the walls, furniture, artwork and glasses are all made of ice.