At the center of every traditional circus is a ring, with a diameter of 42 feet, where wonders are performed. This concept is at the heart of the new show by Cirque Mechanics, “42FT — A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” a tribute to the traditional one-run circus, including aerial performers on rings or trapeze, jugglers, tumblers, bicycles and — in lieu of a breathing animal — an impressive, galloping mechanical horse. This family-oriented show comes to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $25-$85, with discounts for students and youths, available at www,MondaviArts.org or by calling 530-754-2787.
By Jeff Hudson