If it’s summer, that means its time for The Circus Arts Conservatory to team up with The Ringling for the Summer Circus Spectacular. The world-class performances take place every Tuesday through Saturday inside the Historic Asolo Theater, featuring clowning from Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey veteran Chris “Bucky” Allison and the masterful cube juggling of Vladimir Kim. There will also be astonishing displays of physical-strength and stamina from hand-balancing expert Christian Stoinev and his special four-legged partner, Scooby the Chihuahua, along with plenty of other incredible acts. Making her professional debut as ringmistress is 16 year-old Sailor Circus Academy student Bailey Sloan, a 10th generation circus performer.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; $15 adults, $12 children; 360-7399; ringling.org