Campus Brief: The big top comes to the Stroh Center

The Stroh Center will be hosting the Picadilly Circus Friday evening at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in time for Sibs N’Kids Weekend.

The Picadilly Circus, which got its name from the London Center, has been around for generations and features a wide variety of acts, said Misty Hamilton of marketing and promotions for the circus.

The show includes features such as elephants, white tigers, contortionists and “Motorcyle Madness,” where a cyclist rides around in a metal sphere, Hamilton said.

The circus provides family-friendly live entertainment that can be enjoyed by a lot of different audiences, she said.

According to a press release from the University’s athletics website, tickets start at $30 for adults with free children’s tickets available.

Tickets can be bought online at

Other events this weekend include, but are not limited to: a BG Adventure Amusement Park at Carillon Park at 3 p.m. and the Laser Blast Adventure at the University Lawn at 6 p.m. Both are hosted Saturday.