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Circus Theatre Students to Perform

Participants in the Department of Theatre summer Circus Theatre class will present a public showing of their work at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, June 29. This outdoor performance will take place on MAX, the UNC Charlotte Mobile Arts & Community Experience, on the lawn in front of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.

The class is taught by Assistant Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz, who studied circus arts and Chinese acrobatics at the San Francisco Circus Center. During a five-week period, the 12 students in the class have learned contemporary circus acts, including aerial silks and hoop, trapeze, tumbling and juggling.

MAX was designed especially for circus arts performances, with a sprung floor and a 20-foot vertical truss. Its construction was funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Botanical Gardens to Hold Carnivorous Plant Carnival

A two-hour family friendly Carnivorous Plant Carnival will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 25, at McMillan Greenhouse.

Organized by the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, this event will feature hands-on games and activities suitable for children ages 4 to 12 – including the chance to feed a Venus flytrap.

Tickets are $8 per child and can be purchased online (free for the accompanying adult) or at the door through noon on the day of the event (if available, attendance is limited to 100 children). All children must have an adult present.