October 13: At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring of thrills, laughs, and excitement. Step right into Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears, canvas, pulleys, and sawdust as they explore the lore and history of the one-ring circus creating a modern and mechanical big top experience with strongmen, acrobats, aerialists and a galloping mechanical horse! Saturday, 8 p.m. $40. Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach