Pazzanni

While school’s out, young trapezists around the Cities can finally get about the business of putting on a proper circus. Showcasing the acrobatic prowess of Circus Juventas’ most advanced performers, Pazzanni, a production based on the famed carnivales of sixteenth-century Venice, promises to be a locally grown Cirque du Soleil-style spectacle—one whose tickets are far more affordable than what the famed French-Canadians charge. And even though Circus Juventas is a troupe of K-12 aerialists, this production is more than kids’ stuff: A pair of master Venetian mask-makers have come to town for the occasion—the very ones responsible for the masks in the movie Eyes Wide Shut. 1270 Montreal Ave., St. Paul; 651-209-6799; www.uptowntix.com