Looking for something different to do, possibly as that final family outing before school starts?
Here's one: The circus is in town. The Piccadilly Circus, to be precise, is performing what they call their “PC Blast!” – multiple shows at Memorial Coliseum that will take them through Sunday. The one-ring circus began its run on Wednesday with two performances.
“We are a traditional circus – clowns, elephants, tigers – everything you think of when you think of the circus,” said Miranda Schlake, a marketing assistant with the show.
The Piccadilly Circus has performed for more than 25 years, and Schlake explained the difference between the types of shows that are performed: Their indoor show means they spend one evening in a city and then are back on the road immediately, while the tent show spends more time in a location.
There will be two shows performed each day, lasting 90 minutes, today and Friday. The circus adds one more show for Saturday and Sunday to close its run.
There is also a “kids' fun zone,” opening about an hour prior to each show, that features activities like face-painting, elephant and pony rides, and a petting zoo.
“It's family-owned, and it really is fun,” Schlake said.