Circus Vargas brings its colorful Big Top to Las Vegas today for a long Thanksgiving weekend of animal-free performances at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.
Shows are at 4 and 8 p.m. today; 3 and 8 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are priced from $25 to $70 for adults and $20 to $70 for children ages 2 to 10. They can be purchased at the Rio box office, by phone at (877) 468-3861, or online at www.circusvargas.org.
Thirty minutes before each show, fans can participate in a pre-show peek into the world of Circus Vargas, hosted by reality TV personality John Weiss from “The Amazing Race.” Weiss will guide participants through a crash course in circus skills.
Ringmaster Ted McRae will introduce performances including jugglers, a hula-hoop production, aerial bungee-ballet, motorcycle daredevils, clowns and the Flying Tabares.