Weekend calendar: June 13-19

“Wallenda — Beyond Belief Viewing and Street Party”: Mattison’s City Grille, Main Street, Sarasota

Mattison’s and Circus Sarasota will host the second annual “Wallenda — Beyond Belief Viewing and Street Party — from Sarasota to the Grand Canyon” 7-11 p.m. June 23. The public can view Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon live on the Jumbotron video screen. The street party is on Lemon Avenue between Main Street and First Avenue and will feature a variety of circus performances by international circus artists and youth performers from the Sailor Circus. Hands-on family-friendly circus activities including balloon making, face-painting, low wire walking, street vendors, prize drawings, live auction, live music and more. The event is free and open to the public. The fundraising event supports Circus Sarasota. VIP tickets are $100 and include a reserved seating area near the main stage and a special menu with wine. VIP tickets are limited, advanced purchase is required. Information: 941-355-9335 or www.mattisons.com or www.circussarasota.org.

Circus Sarasota offers some tricks for Summer Spectacular showcase

Circus fans have a new way to mix history and thrills of live performance at the Ringling Museum of Art.

Master Trick Roper and bull-whip artist Texas Jack Fulbright performs in Circus Sarasota’s 2013 Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater. PHOTO PROVIDED BY CIRCUS SARASOTA

During the annual run of Circus Sarasota’s Summer Circus Spectacular in the Historic Asolo Theater (June 18-Aug. 3), the Ringling Museum is offering a $5 admission to audiences who also visit the Circus Museum and its large collection of memorabilia.



Circus Sarasota Appoints Managing Director and Hires Be Creative Studios as Marketing Partner

June 3rd, 2013
Jennifer Mitchell has been promoted to Managing Director of Circus Sarasota, a newly created position to support the incredible growth of this local non-profit organization. Read more