It's finally here: the chance to get your grubby mitts on the trapeze of your dreams. Fly through the air with the greatest of ease, at least in your mind. At the San Francisco Circus Center's Open House and Holiday Carnival, that's not all. The famous school of all things three-ring also offers face-painting, trampoline-jumping, and rolla-bolla-rolling for visitors tall and small. The staff teaches miniworkshops on clowning for kids, which could be like a self-defense class or a protective cover, depending on whether your kid has developed a fear of clowns yet. Calliope demonstrations on a real "steam piano" accompany roving performers, and in the evening, the show Pratfalls and Rising Stars features the center's clowning and aerial students.
Sat., Dec. 20, 10 a.m., 2008