For those who frequent every new Cirque Du Soleil show and delight, pie-eyed, as beautiful gymnasts spin and twirl dozens of feet in the air—then, this event at the Yost Theater is for you. Aerial Arts America presents the 1st Annual West Coast Aerial Arts Festival, where amateur, pro, and semi-professional aerial enthusiasts compete in a series of sky-high feats. The contest consists of three apparatuses: hoop, trapeze and tissu (meaning fabrics, like silk or ribbon). All ages are welcome to compete, with age groups ranging from 7 to 50+. The winners of the contest, along with special guest artists, perform tonight in a spectacle of skill and grace. So come see the most talented aerial artists on the West Coast—but, for chrissakes, don't try it at home.
Sun., Nov. 17, 5 p.m., 2013