March 16-22, 2006
City Week : MixpicksJust Do It
Get Your (Circus) Freak On
Sat., March 18th, 7 p.m.-mid., $10, Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave., 215-387-1911
Frightened of tiger maulings but still love yourself some freaky circus fun? Check out CEC's post-mod reprise of old-school traveling sideshows. Local artists and performers are taking over every spare inch of the center's premises for an evening of interpretive dance, daredevil feats, clown shenanigans, oracular poetry and more.
Fire breathers, spinners and carnie-barkers will greet visitors on the front lawn, while jugglers, ring masters, live painters and The Great Quentini, "The Masked Perfesser," will awe, shock and possibly disgust you.
If that isn't enough, the CEC is also sprinkling the place with gaffs, gags, balloon creatures, surreal installations and "unvirtual circus animals." Sounds like Alice in Wonderland meets Dalí, on uppers. Bring the kids!