Event Details

Le Cirque de la Nuit present LunariSaturday, July 13th, 2013

After the smashing success of Le Cirque de la Nuit’s first event, KINTALA, we are very proud to bring you the next installment in our roving band of incredible curiosities!

Join us for another night of exhilarating, post-big top festivities as we welcome some of the finest talent we could muster together for your enjoyment.

With acts ranging from the International acclaimed violinistextremist, Kytami & the Desunos, Guiness record holder Carisa Hendrix, illusionist extraordinaire Trixtan, the ever so amazing & talented, Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus and so many other amazing and talented performers ready to take you on a journey of fantastical surrealism and high energy intrigue.

As always, expect to be transported into a new world of visual extravagance and optical over stimulation. Because Le Cirque de la Nuit events are all about atmosphere and experience, you play an important part in making these events everything they can be. We encourage you to be creative and dress up the part. After all, how often do you get to run away with the circus for a night!

Be sure to go to our Cirque de la Nuit PHOTO BOOTH to get a complimentary photo taken by one of our talented troupe photographers! There will be a contest for best costume / photo with prizes from many of our sponsors.

This is an 18+ Licensed event. Photo ID will be required to gain entry. No exceptions.
Doors open at 9:00PM and close at 2:30AM.

Astounding Performances By:

Violinistextremeist - Kytami


KYTAMI is a “violinistextremist.” If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow… but what more does she need?

Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a ‘music revolutionary’ by Whats Up Magazine USA, a ‘violinextremist’ here at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin.

Kytami zedsdeadThrough an alchemy of classical, fiddle styles fused with the heavy bass elements of Dubstep and Hip Hop, Kytami has managed to soar above not only the constraints of musical genre and labeling, but has forged a path so bold and unique that it’s taken her alongside groups from Swollen Members to acoustic punk rockers Blackie and The Triumphs and today she is regularly dubbed Canada’s most diverse and engaging fiddle player.

After co-founding the critically acclaimed global-fusion sound-storm Delhi 2 Dublin in 2006 and subsequently co-songwriting them toward international musical success until 2010, Kytami surged forward with her own solo career, bringing the essence of her music to audiences in its purest possible form. The 2012 release of her eponymous full-length solo album made this a reality by combining the far flung elements of Classical Music, Dubstep, and the world that only Kytami knows.

While the release of this new CD caused critics to again go about the business of trying to label that thing that Kytami does, others see the folly in trying.

“She does the impossible.” Says festival director Ty Cooke, “She could make you crowd-surf to Pachelbel. People call her a ‘rock-violin pioneer;’ people call her ‘the live show of a lifetime’… I guess they’ll keep trying to name the force that is Kytami but she’ll never let them.”

With all this enigma, what can you expect at a Kytami show? Well lets start by straightening that out actually, the girl doesn’t play shows, she detonates dance floors. Whether in front of Delhi 2 Dublin or DJ Desunos, Kytami is internationally renowned for one thing: she rocks the fiddle like a woman possessed… and the audience dances to match. From Germany to Hong Kong and Joshua Tree Festival to Shambhala, one thing is affirmed at Kytami concerts time and again: If you dare witness this violin diva take the stage, be prepared to wear through not only the soles of your dancing shoes, but perhaps the version of reality you brought to the door.

Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus


After their premier appearance at KINTALA, we couldn’t be more exited to bring back this incredible group of talented performers! Vibe Tribe is hypnotic, mesmerizing and inspiring Gypsy Circus entertainment. Pushing the boundaries of Tribal Style belly dance, with the fusion of Prop Arts, this dynamic ensemble is a force of creative Fire and Light performance. Rooted in organized improvisational performance, Vibe Tribe entertains at the drop of a hat! You’ll never see the same performance twice!

Vibe Tribe has been a staple of the performance community since its founding in 2006. Participating regularly in Edmonton events like the Fringe, Winter Light, Silver Skate, Kaliedo, Ice on Whyte and more, Vibe Tribe reaches across Alberta with repeated performances at Festivals like Astral Harvest and Boonstock. As well as regular appearances in Calgary and Grande Prairie for private and public performances alike.

In November 2012 Vibe Tribe launched Luminos! an original theatrical production at Fort Edmonton Park. Well received, and repeatedly sold out, Luminos combines the talents of the Vibe Tribe performers with other local artists, such as Booming Tree Taiko, musician Jason Kodie, visual artist Just Joe Clark, and prominent Hip Hop dancer Josh Capulong. The show was such a success, Vibe Tribe anticipates yearly theatrical productions showcasing collaborations and the ever-growing talent within the group. It is with sincere honor and excitement to have them grace our stage once again for a night of performances that are sure to set a brilliant tone for the evening!




Carisa Hendrix is a Sideshow, Circus, Fire and Glow entertainer, known for her expertise in fire eating and sweet-sassy performance style. She holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fire torch tooth hold and is the main organizer behind Prop Fest Alberta.

TriXtan, master magician and illusionist has always been fascinated with the art of magic. Over the past 10 years TriXtan has studied and mastered many different types of entertainment, from magic to hypnosis and juggling to fire spinning TriXtan does it all and always has lots of excitement in his shows. In July of 2011 he decided to take the leap and perform full time and has quickly become one of the top performing professionals in Western Canada. TriXtan is also the founder and director of Calgary’s hottest new magic show called Our Next Show.

The Cirque de la Nuit troupe couldn’t be more honored and exhilarated to have the incredible duo of talents at Lunari!

Visit Website Visit the Carisa Hendrix Website | Visit Website Visit the Trixtan Website

DJ Bass Caravan


From the dark depths of the gypsy carnival comes it’s premier sideshow act, BASS CARAVAN!

Jai Benteau ( aka Bass Caravan ) is Le Cirque de la Nuit’s founder and front man, bringing to life his unique vision of surreal atmosphere, eclectic global beats and an experience unlike any other! A DJ for over 15 years, Jai has tantalized audiences across Canada laying down sets both as Bass Caravan and his original persona, J-Byrd. With past residencies including Horizon Fridays @ The Warehouse, Funk Frequency @ Shadow Nightclub, the Laurier Lounge, The Well & appearances at BC’s notorious Shambhala Music Festival you can be assured that this is a performance you wont want to miss.

Jump on board as this charismatic entertainer spins a musical tale of unique Gyspy Funk, Carnival Breaks and Swinging Bass that will enthrall & entertain even the most discerning of crowds. With sets jumping across all genres and encompassing more than it’s fair share of “whomp” you can be sure that the mixture of organic traditional beats and electro based bump and grind will get your feet moving and your butt shakin’!

Buck Wilde


Pete WIlde has been knee deep in Calgarys underground since 1997. Known for taking the road less traveled, he founded some of the city’s longest running and most successful club nights back in the “Golden Days” such as Rude Bwoy Rendezvous (1998-2005) and Horizon Fridays at the Warehouse (2000-04). He then went on to Touring the Festival circuits around North America and Studio work that spans the Genre rainbow under his Alter egos (Bungalow, Slippery Todd and half of Buck Wilde). Expect the unexpected during his sets… His many shades of Gangsta Boogie classics and Future Funk from Mars puts the Moron in Oxymoron. Wilde is the name, wild is the game.

As soon as he picked up the decks in 2001 Big Delicious has been spinning straight science. Hip-hop to breaks with some sprinklings of house and old school, he keeps the floor full of vibin’ positivity and big room beats. One of the original members of Sound Advice since day one and since could not be stopped. After carving up the scene for 8 years under the solo flag, he went on to team up with another Sound Advice member Pete Wilde to form “Buck Wilde” and since has been resident at some of western Canada’s largest summer music festivals including Motion Notion and Astral Harvest. With over a decade in the scene behind the decks, the evolution of this menace isn’t stopping any time soon.

Shane Buckley and Pete Wilde came together as Buck Wilde in 2008. Their blend of Breakbeats / Future House and Neo Funk along with their long time friendship makes for loads of fun on and off the stage. Together they have played some of the biggest festivals in Canada and show no signs of slowing down.

Soundcloud Visit Pete’s Sound Cloud PageSoundcloud Visit Shane’s Sound Cloud Page | Connect With Us On Facebook Visit their Facebook Page

Jessica Pitt


No cutesy names for this femme DJ. Jessica Pitt (aka JP) is known for her unique style, infusing tech house with electro, swing, funk, mambo and pretty much anything else that will get people moving on the dancefloor. Big influences from Parov Stellar, Adam Freeland and Fatboy Slim keep this lady’s style energetic, fun and totally unique. Keeping true to her house roots, she’ll get the crowd sweating, smiling and shouting for more. Spinning for over 11 years, JP has made appearances across the country and is now a proud member of Girls on Decks in Calgary. Downtown professional by day and DJ by night, Jessica is full of surprises that will keep you groovin’ the whole night through.

Soundcloud Visit Jessica’s Sound Cloud Page

La Gogue Dancers


The sultry ladies of La Gogue are no mystery to Calgary’s thriving electronic scene. Appearing at festivals, night clubs and special events all across Western Canada ( including the Shambhala Music Festival this past year ), La Gogue has quickly become a top notch provider of sure fire entertainment. More than your average GoGo dancers, these performers are true visual artists with an abundance of passion and talent! We’re are so very happy to have them back for another fun filed extravaganza!

Visit Website Visit the La Gogue Website | Connect With Us On Facebook Visit La Gogue on Facebook



D-Sun has been laying down his distinct flavour of musical expression for clear over 7 years, playing Calgary venues such as Cafe Koi, The Ship & Anchor and Broken CIty to name a few. Joined for the night with his partner in crime, Panda Slap, these two musical connoisseurs bring to the table their enthusiastic vibes and unique musical selection. Drawing inspirations from iconic producers like 4hero, Burial, J-Dilla and Benji B, you know these two are going to get the night started under just the right tone!


Ticket prices are as follows:

First 200 Tickets are $20  |  Next 150 Tickets are $25  |  Limited Door Sale Tickets are $30

The last event sold out of advance tickets over a week before the show and as a result we were only allowed to issue 50 door entries on the day off! We hope that you grab your tickets while they’re available so that you don’t loose out on the fabulous festivities!

Tickets are available for purchase right here through our website below or you can pick them up in person at the following locations:

DICK & JANE: 831 17th Ave SW – Calgary, AB. ( Central ) – 403.228.1857

THE UNCOMMONS: 1325A 9th Ave SE – Calgary, AB. ( Inglewood ) – 587.353.9337

[highlight color=”red”]IMPORTANT NOTICE!!![/highlight]

Advanced tickets for LUNARI are now completely SOLD OUT! There will be 50 tickets available for purchase at the door but these will sell out fast! If you’re still needing tickets please come early. The doors will open at 9PM. See you all there!


LUNARI is being held at DICKENS PUB – 1000 – 9th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB. T2P 2Y6

Doors open at 9PM till 2:30AM – 18+ ID REQUIRED

View Larger Map