For the second year in a row, Whidbey residents will be treated to a dazzling, all-ages show from a group of eclectic performers.
Up Up Up Inc., a nonprofit touring circus ensemble based in Western Washington, will be rolling into Langley at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 for a night of fun.
Entertainers perform mostly in the air, dangling from a crane attached to a flatbed truck. A century-old baby grand piano is also hoisted into the sky.
The show is a fundraiser in partnership with Readiness to Learn. Proceeds will help support youth programs for after-school activities, tutoring and obtaining supplies and resources for kids and families, according to Youth Engagement Specialist Lindsey Grimm.
“One cool thing about the circus is their show, it’s mostly wordless,” Grimm said, adding that the performers intentionally use music so shows are accessible to people, no matter which language they speak.
Langley’s show will take place on the track behind the South Whidbey Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and snacks.
Tickets are $20 for adults ages 19 and up, $10 for youth between the ages of 11 and 18, $5 for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and free for kids 5 years old or younger. They can be purchased at readinesstolearn.org/up-up-up or before the show. Entry to the show begins at 5 p.m.