Mar. 28: Big Top in Sebastopol

Sonoma County’s newest circus sensation is unveiled this weekend with the debut of Circus Maximus. The spectacular assembly of performers present a colorful journey through the senses with their show “Synesthesia.” Aerial and trapeze artists, contortionists, sword swallowers and snake charmers are just the beginning, as the evening boasts three rings of fun. Best of all, it’s a family event, meaning kids will enjoy the robot dancing, and maybe get their faces painted too. For the adults, an after-party featuring El Radio Fantastique caps off a vibrant night of dazzling sights and sizzling sounds. Circus Maximus presents “Synesthesia” on Saturday, March 28, at 775 After Dark, 775 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 6pm. $10–$20. 707.206.2638.