by Annette Graebe
The bright, red and white circus tent is back on the Powell Hall Parking Lot – and, under the big top, a brand-new show! Open now through June 25th, Circus Flora is St. Louis’ own one-ring circus, and this year it explores time travel in a show called “Time Flies.” You’ll be transported through time, entertained by world-class talent (performers, acrobats, aerialists, and animals) and surrounded by elements of the European circus. (It was commissioned by Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti for the Spoleto Festival in 1986.) A great family event – for children of all ages! For more information (and photos), visit www.circusflora.org. or call (314) 289-4044. For tickets ($10-$50), contact MetroTix at (314) 534-1111.