When the circus comes to town, it brings a much-needed dose of magic and wonder to a humdrum routine of work, school, and wizard uprisings. Rush out to greet it with this GrouponLive deal to see Circus Vargas at Ports O’Call Village. For $12, you get one adult ticket for bleacher seating (up to a $25 value, including all fees). Choose between the following showtimes:
- Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 8, at 1:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Children aged 1 or younger do not require a ticket.
The first thing people notice about Circus Vargas is its big-top tent. Hand-fashioned in Milan from 90,000 square feet of cerulean-blue fabric dotted with yellow stars, the canopy completed the illusion of an elegant lost era when used in the 2011 film Water for Elephants. The last thing people notice is the absence of animals. They're too busy gaping at a man balancing a 12-step ladder with his mouth.
Keeping its marvels strictly human, Circus Vargas builds on a 40-year history by blending classic feats of fearlessness with surprising new tricks. Acrobats flip through the black-lit air above the crowd in green-and-purple tights. A woman effortlessly keeps dozens of hula hoops spinning as she goes through multiplication tables in her head. Motorcyclists barely avoid upside-down collisions as they barrel around the inside of a sphere, and, among other daredevils, human cannonballs boom from one end of the big top to the other.