Clowns, daredevils and all manner of fearsome beasts invade the Cincinnati Gardens this weekend and it’s not even election season. The Shrine Circus brings its particular brand of American kitsch that includes tightrope walkers, motorcycle stunts and trapezists. It’s a favorite among children and families, delivering on promises of elephant rides, face painting and neon glow-in-the-dark swords. The strongmen carnies can best you in a scrap, so mind your manners, Mac.
$18-$22 adults; $5 ages 12 and younger. $5 coupons available at Arby’s. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Get event details, tickets and find nearby bars and restaurants here.