Under the Big Top
Kids today dont know from circuses; its either all Ringlings bang, pop and elephants or the mystical nonsense of the cirque-style shebang. But the other kind of circus the mom-and-pop-style extravaganza thats been in the family since, say, 1842 and travels about from town to town with its tent in tow, is largely unknown to them. So heres a last chance to give your kids the opportunity to see what its like to be right in the action, when the intimate, old-fashioned Zoppé Family Circus puts on its last performances today, ending a three-week stand at the new Mile High Marketplace, 7007 East 88th Avenue in Henderson. And who meaning you wouldnt be charmed by Nino the clown and other Zoppé family performers?
In addition to circus shows at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., the expanded marketplace, which includes a flea market, farmers market and specialty shops on its grounds, is also hosting a Circus Arts Festival, with hands-on circus-themed activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Circus admission is $5 for children and $10 for adults, or purchase a $20 Family Pack for up to six people at local King Soopers stores or online at www.ticketswest.com (use the offer code NINO for a family discount). For additional information, go to www.milehighmarketplace.com or call 303-289-4656.
Fridays, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 6, 5 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 7, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 28. Continues through Sept. 13, 2009
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